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Your Questions About Ironman Triathlons

Sharon asks…

How do I determine the tire size of my mountain bike tires?

I have a Huffy “Ironman Triathlon Pro” 21 speed mountain bike that I got a few years ago. My back tire is pretty worn and I need to replace it.

I went online to browse bike tires and there are so many sizes and variations, can someone please tell me how to figure out what size tire I need? Is it as simple as measuring the wheel that it’s on?

Thank you!

Mike Rich answers:

First number is wheel diameter ie 26″; 2nd number is width is 1.9 =1.9″ wide…
Get a 26 x 1.9 you will like it. I would guess you can go as wide as 2.1 with that Huffy.
Heres one on sale for $5
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175504_-1_201492_10000_200519

Maria asks…

How long does it take to recover from a concussion?

I had an accident while biking almost two weeks ago. I was training for an Ironman triathlon and based on my doctor’s recommendation I withdrew from the race. He told me I shouldn’t swim or ride my bike for six weeks. It’s only been two and I’m dying because I’m out of my training routine. I feel much better and want to try to swim and am ready to ride my bike again.

Mike Rich answers:

It could be a few hours to a couple of weeks. If you do decide to go back (because of your runners high) take it slow. Drink a lot of water. If you feel tired SLOW DOWN. I am not a doctor. My family and I have pretty much had a concussion at least once in a life time.

George asks…

What is the best way to maintain my body?

For the past six months I have worked my @$$ off getting the body i’ve always wanted. 6’0, 195lbs, 8% body fat. This is due to a strict regime of weight lifting and training for an Ironman Triathlon, which was extremely tough. I want to know what is the minimum amount of exercise I can do to maintain my body the exact way it is. If I cut back on the cardio and don’t lift as often, will my body go back to the way it used to be?

Mike Rich answers:

Can’t say I am very sure but I have always been told that it is all 35% exercise and 65% diet – that is how you maintain your weight or figure in my case!

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Training Plans for Multisport Athletes: Your Essential Guide to Triathlon, Duathlon, XTERRA, Ironman, and Endurance Racing

Training Plans for Multisport Athletes: Your Essential Guide to Triathlon, Duathlon, XTERRA, Ironman, and Endurance RacingGale Bernhardt’s training plans have helped tens of thousands of self-coached athletes reach their multisport goals. Every detail of how to train for a triathlon of any distance, an off-road triathlon, or a duathlon is here, including plenty of swim, bike, and run workouts to keep training fresh and breakthrough workouts to make training more rewarding. Bernhardt’s proven methods are the basis for each of the book’s 15 unique training plans, removing the hassle of creating a plan from scratch.

This second edition includes easy tips on modifications that allow triathletes to further personalize the plans; a new chapter on 13 Weeks to a Sub-13 Hour Ironman; eight training plans requiring only five to ten hours of training per week; and five training plans to go farther.

This book has a challenge to suit everyone, from beginners to accomplished triathletes, for those short on training time and those who are training for a faster time.