42 responses

  1. Gina @Runningtothekitchen
    May 31, 2011

    Good luck with this!
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  2. Kaitlin
    May 31, 2011

    Love the plan! Thanks for sharing. I love that it has lots of things mixed in– a sure way to not get bored and avoid injury. Good luck!
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  3. Liv @ The Salty n’ Sweet
    May 31, 2011

    The plan sounds really comprehensive and not too time consuming! Good luck with the training, and I’m sure you’ll kick butt come triathlon time πŸ™‚
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  4. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    May 31, 2011

    Good luck Meghann!! You’re just like me – a major planner!! I can’t wait to hear how it goes for you. I’m pretty sure that with training like this, you won’t be disappointed!
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  5. Michelle
    May 31, 2011

    That looks like a solid, well thought out plan. Best of luck to you
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  6. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    May 31, 2011

    Looks like an intense plan! Good luck with it all!
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  7. miranda @ working mom works out
    May 31, 2011

    Wow, that looks tough. Knock it out, girl!

  8. Michelle@ Crazy*Running*Legs
    May 31, 2011

    Woot for having an official plan!! It looks crazy tough, but I guess a Half Ironman is no joke. Good luck πŸ™‚

  9. Alaina
    May 31, 2011

    That is awesome. I don’t think I could ever do an ironman race. I’m sure you’ll do a great job!!
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  10. Laura
    May 31, 2011

    For some reason, the link to the plan links to passionate4life.wordpress.com for me… weird! Could you repost a link to it?

    • Meghann
      May 31, 2011

      Thanks for letting me know! I fixed it.

  11. Megan
    May 31, 2011

    I am having the same issue as Laura and am getting redirected to passionate4life.wordpress.com. I would love a repost so I can see the plan!
    Thanks!

    • Meghann
      May 31, 2011

      Fixed!

  12. Jay
    May 31, 2011

    Best of luck with your half IM!!! Train hard and have fun.

  13. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    May 31, 2011

    This looks hardcore! I hope it goes well for you!
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  14. Kristen @ SEO Runner
    May 31, 2011

    Awesome plan. I’m trying to expand my training since I’m planning 6+ half marathons beginning in the fall and I’m nursing a pulled groin.

    Cross training will help, as will your plan.

    Thanks!

    • Kristen @ SEO Runner
      May 31, 2011

      I’ll be at the Oldsmar 5k too!

      It’s my first planned run after two weeks of rest (due to groin mentioned above).

      Should be a good time for all!
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      • Meghann
        May 31, 2011

        I hope I get to meet you there!

  15. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    May 31, 2011

    Exciting to have a plan all together. I love the feeling of having a plan and then just going for it. Such a feeling of accomplishment to work through one.
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  16. amyt @ Chicken Nugget Momma
    May 31, 2011

    GOOD luck – you will rock it!
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  17. Rae
    May 31, 2011

    Looks great! Just my two cents, but I would make a few of the bikes distance based-I did both a 50 and 60 mile bke before my first HIM just to make sure I could!! And I know you want to rock it, but I hope you’re ok with finishing being a goal-especially with longer tri’s sometimes having a time goal for the first one can be rough-there are way too many things you can’t account for on a 5-8 hour day πŸ™‚ Personally I think youre gonna ROCK it just by finishing!!!
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    • Meghann
      May 31, 2011

      By ‘Rock this’ I mean I want to finish with a smile, not finish and feeling like I’m going to die πŸ™‚

      • Rae
        May 31, 2011

        awesome goal πŸ™‚ You can SO do that and with your strong run base I know you’ll rock it! I spoke from going into my first HIM with a time goal-big mistake πŸ˜›
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  18. Maria
    May 31, 2011

    Uoooo! I am impressed!!
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  19. Lindsey @ SoundEats
    May 31, 2011

    You’ll be running “my” beach at that Olympic Beach Tri! πŸ˜‰ I grew up in Sarasota and Ross and I actually got engaged on Siesta Key. Let me know if you have any questions about the area!
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  20. Leah @ L4L
    May 31, 2011

    I’m exhausted just looking at that training schedule! I don’t know how you won’t burnout, honestly. 3 weeks without a rest day? Ouch. Make sure you adjust the schedule as necessary – remember it is ok to scale back to lifting 2x a week when your HIM training gets amped up. I think you underestimate how much those NROL4W workouts can wipe you out. Just my opinion.

    • Meghann
      May 31, 2011

      Totally agree and that thought is in the back of my mind, trust me. I’m more than ok with adjust or scaling back if the time comes!

  21. Holly @ Pink Runner
    May 31, 2011

    My boyfriend completed the Lake Placid Ironman last summer and it was awesome to watch. Good luck!!
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  22. Ali @ Ali Runs
    May 31, 2011

    Good luck with your training, Meghann!! I would love to do a HIM one day, so I look forward to following your training!
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  23. Angela @ My Pinky Toes
    May 31, 2011

    Good luck with your training!!! You will rock it!

  24. Theresa @ActiveEggplant.com
    May 31, 2011

    So awesome you’re doing Siesta Beach! I did a sprint on the same course in October & my biggest tip? Practice running through the loose/sugar sand A LOT! You’ll run through it THREE times – out of the water, after T2 at the start of the run, and just before the run finish. It really kicked my tail! I’ll definitely be doing sugar sand repeats while I’m training for the Siesta Beach sprint event!
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    • Meghann
      May 31, 2011

      Thanks for the heads up!

  25. sarah (the SHU box)
    May 31, 2011

    i’ve been waiting to see this so i can live vicariously through you πŸ™‚

    it looks awesome! great variety, a decent # of rest days. i honestly think this would be hard to do without a flexible job, but thankfully you have one so i say this is awesome. i think you’ll have such a great time prepping for this event! can’t wait to follow along!!
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    • Meghann
      May 31, 2011

      Thanks Sarah πŸ™‚ that means a lot coming from you!

  26. Emily @ Savory and Savage
    May 31, 2011

    Wow, I didn’t realize that training for a triathlon was so involved! Very interesting to read about.
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  27. Amy
    May 31, 2011

    Good work on putting together the training plan. I’m tired just reading about it.

    Rookie question, and I’m sure there’s science behind it… how come all your run’s are on the short(er) side? I know lots of them are in the brick format, but there don’t seem to be any long runs?

    Curious on the science behind that.
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    • Meghann
      May 31, 2011

      No science, I’m just the strongest in my running, so I’m less concerned with that. The running is only 13.1 miles – a distance I know my body can handle if I keep my endurance up.

  28. Stephanie
    May 31, 2011

    Yay! good luck, you will totally rock it!
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  29. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    May 31, 2011

    very cool! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  30. Marissa
    June 1, 2011

    Whew, I’m tired just looking at that plan! Good luck, Meghann; you always work so hard when you put your mind to something, so I know you can do it!
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  31. Lara
    June 1, 2011

    I just finished my triathlon training plan this week too! I’m doing a 1/2 Ironman distance AquaBike in July (I’m not much of a runner), but plan to keep at the training leading up to the Nautica Malibu Triathlon (Sprint distance – with my company’s Tri team) in September. Last year I placed 6th in my group — plan to make it at least onto the podium (1 – 5) this year! πŸ™‚
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  32. becelisa
    March 20, 2012

    Hi. I just registered for the 2012 Augusta Half Ironman and keep stumbling across your blog as I search for training plans and info on the race. I was wondering if you still had your training calendar template available? It’s so easy to follow and I definitely need to lay my training plans out in a similar fashion. It sounds like you had a great experience! This will be my first and I am crazy excited but nervous as all get out. Any advice and info you could share would be welcomed!

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