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Last Minute Ironman Training and Racing

By Vinnie Santana – triathlon coach at www.ironguides.net With the hype of the Ironman World Championships in Kona this a week ago, several athletes are committed to debut on the distance in the new season that officially starts straight after Kona. The first races of the new...
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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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Run Workout: What Is “Kenyan Hills” Training?

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Posted On Sep 26 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