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Training: Becoming a Better Triathlete

Consistency and Repetition are the big secrets to all the top triathletes out there. If you were looking for a magic formula or a short cut to success I’m afraid to tell you there is none. But that’s what I like about our sport – it embodies and rewards the good old fashioned...
Posted On Oct 12 2018
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Training : Race Day – When Things Go Wrong

We would all like to have everything go perfectly leading into a race but there are times when this simply does not happen and we need to have coping strategies in place. Not all problems that arise mean you have to give up your race. I saw a great example of this from former...
Posted On Oct 05 2018
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Training: Dealing with Ironman Blues

By Coach Alun Woodward, ironguides.net Ironman is an epic undertaking and can take over our lives for a significant time period as we plan, train and mentally prepare for the big day! Not only does the training side take a huge commitment but there is so much more involved from...
Posted On Sep 28 2018
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How Ankle Bands can Improve your Swim

Pullbuoys feel great because they help you float nicely in the water. Paddles immediately let you know that you’re working harder and increase your distance per stroke. Everybody is happy to use these 2 tools because they enhance the feel for efficiency in the water. But...
Posted On Sep 21 2018
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Training : Performance in Ironman – Small Changes to Success

Performance in Ironman – small changes to success. When we stop seeing the challenge of Ironman as finishing and start looking at how fast we can get to the line the dynamic of our thinking and training changes. The biggest challenge when we start thinking like this is accepting...
Posted On Sep 14 2018
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Training : Triathlon Swimming VS Pool Swimming – Understanding the Differences

I was approached by one of our athletes after our swim training one night and he asked why we don’t technique work and kicking sets. While I welcome pure swimmers to my squad as an opportunity for them to get fit, these swimmers can be very experienced, and this day, this athlete...
Posted On Sep 07 2018
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Triathlon Swimming: Becoming More Efficient

  Type Like a Human If you’re like most Age Group athletes, one of the most challenging (and frustrating) aspects of your training is how to improve your swim time. For many athletes the question that arises once they’ve acquired basic swim skills is: Why am I not getting...
Posted On Aug 31 2018
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Training : The Importance of Pre-Training Rituals

When does your training session actually start? Do you only mentally switch on as soon as you take that first stride/pedal stroke/swim pull of your main set? To improve the quality of your training, I challenge you to tune in at least 10, or even 20, minutes before you get...
Posted On Aug 24 2018
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Rest Days: Learn How to Read Your Body Before Taking One

Time for the next session—but you’re tired and unmotivated to head out of the door. You’re not sure if the fatigue comes from having had a stressful week at work, or if you went a bit too hard at those weekend sessions. You are a dedicated athlete who feels very guilty whenever...
Posted On Aug 17 2018
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Training : Ironman Race Strategy

You train hard for your next Ironman and are doing all the things you’re supposed to be doing. But have you sorted out the details for your race day strategy? It’s a good idea to begin planning now so you know what you need to know and consider what you need to consider in your...
Posted On Aug 10 2018
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Training : Open Water Swimming

With summer in full swing, lakes and oceans are warming up, making open water swimming a more inviting prospect than our regular pool sets. Open water swimming is race specific and a great way to add something new to refresh our minds at a time when training stress tends to be...
Posted On Aug 03 2018