Ironman Recovery Time
I spent the better part of 2020 training for the Ironman Memphis 70.3 which was planned for October 3rd. This would have been my first triathlon in two years after only completing a sprint in 2018. It was postponed until October 2nd, 2021, so I've decided to slow down my endurance training significantly and moved towards an "off-season" strength training regimen.
I'm looking for guidance because I also plan to race in either Ironman Coeur D'Alene (June 27, 2021) or Ironman Lake Placid (July 25, 2021). I would commit to a 6 or 7 month full distance training plan starting in January 2021. With that amount of training under my belt, would I leave myself enough recovery time to also enjoy the Memphis 70.3 on October 2nd? That one is important to me since I'm raising money for St. Jude's, and my daughter was previously treated there. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Regarding my training background, I've never completed a long-distance triathlon, but I have a ten-year Army background and feel confident that I can get to where I need to be in ten months on the right program. I'm a shitty swimmer (working on it, but no real stats to give). My last long bike was 60 miles at 19 mph. My last long run was 10 miles at about a 10:30/mile pace.