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Training : How and Why to Train Through Races, Instead of Tapering

As we head full on into race season, tapering is the topic on everyone’s mind. Should we taper for every race, how do we recover from the race, and how do we get back to productive training as soon as possible. The process of tapering I have talked about in previous articles....
Posted On Jul 20 2018
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Ironman Performance – Endurance Blocks

Finally after months of preparation the big ironman events of the summer are looming and its time for that final event preparation. Assuming you have followed your plan and trained consistently over the last few months you will be ready for the final endurance boost to take you...
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Training Zones: Effort or Numbers?

There is a hype around training tools that measure effort, be it in training or racing. But is this the best way to track and analyze your efforts? Age group athletes are bombarded from all angles with tools that measure data such as power meters, heart rate monitors and portable...
Posted On Jul 06 2018
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Training: Sick? Don’t Panic – Here’s a Cure

Training hard, your chances of getting sick are relatively high. ironguides Coach Alun “Woody” Woodward has the cure that will help get you back on your feet as fit and fast as possible. Sickness seems to be hitting plenty of athletes right now with the very changeable weather...
Posted On Jun 22 2018
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Race Day – Planning for Success

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach, ironguides.net Finally race season has arrived and all your hard training over the winter months is going to be put to the test, we have all heard the saying winter miles equals summer smiles. While this saying does hold true to an extent in order...
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7 Tips for a Better Iron-Distance Taper

When triathletes reach the taper period of their training plan, their eyes light up as finally, the days of long and hard workouts are behind them.   But ask any triathlete about their plan, most of them will have that deer caught in the headlights look. Am I resting enough?  Or...
Posted On May 17 2018
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Ironman Performance – Preparation Races and Training through a Race

By Alun Woodward, Online Triathlon Coach, ironguides.net Spring has most certainly arrived and those first races of the season are just around the corner. For most of you targeting a major ironman race you will be coming into the final 2-3 months of your program and endurance...
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Training – Performing on Race Day

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach, ironguides.net ironguides coach Alun ‘Woody’ Woodward looks at some crucial elements of triathlon preparation that will ensure you get to enjoy your fitness in a goal race. – At the very heart of race season, we are looking to be in the best...
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Complete guide (with Video) to Swimming Technique and Training

By Alun Woodward, Online Triathlon Coach While the swim portion of the ironman may only represent 10 percent of the race, it does play a significant role in the outcome. The time taken to exit the water is just a fraction of the whole picture of performance— the state in which we...
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How to Incorporate a 2nd Workout in a Day

Shem Leong – ironguides coach – Singapore Many top age groupers train twice a day as this is a logical and practical way to increase their training load while still putting in a full day in the office. Adding double session days into your weekly schedule is a great way preparing...
Posted On Apr 13 2018
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Training Article: Challenge Days

Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach, ironguides.net Triathlon and especially ironman is a major challenge and its this challenge that draws us to the sport! At ironguides our training method is all about consistent training and building fitness with a brick by brick...
Posted On Apr 06 2018
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How to Involve your Friends and Family in your Tri-Journey

Alun “Woody” Woodward – ironguides.net coach – UK Triathlon and endurance sports in general are very goal orientated and as a result attract highly driven individuals looking towards a goal or new challenge. We often read about goal setting and having...
Posted On Mar 30 2018
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