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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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Top 7 Mistakes Age Groupers Make in Ironman Marathon

Here at ironguides, we are often approached for help in improving their ironman marathon time.  Some of the stories we have received are along these contexts: I have a very decent stand-alone marathon time, why can’t I translate that success when it comes to iron-distance events?...
Posted On Apr 11 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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Half-Ironman Tapering

At this stage of preparation, with the months of hard work behind you and a mere 2 weeks until the big day, you should be at your fittest. You’ve done the late night track sessions, given up a social life for 5am bike rides, and rushed to the pool after work to get a swim in....
Posted On Mar 23 2018
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5 Tips for Open Water Swim Newbies

Bang!   The gunstart goes off and you rush to the open sea with hundred other triathletes in tow.   You had practiced your stroke countless times in the pool.   At least you knew you could swim.   The technique is there.   But 50 meters into the sea, you were swallowing water,...
Posted On Mar 19 2018
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Training: Consistency is the Key

By Vinnie Santana, coach, ironguides.net Most age group triathletes, can only afford to train within two training windows during the day. The typical routine of an amateur triathlete is a balance in between family, work and training, and the sessions are done mostly before or...
Posted On Mar 16 2018
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Increase your chances at a Kona slot

With the Kona qualifying races now over, its time to plan for the 2018 season, if you have always dreamed of qualifying to the Ironman World Championships, the article below will increase your chances to make it there!    Every year a few weeks ahead of Kona all triathletes...
Posted On Mar 09 2018
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Training : Nailing Race Day Nutrition

ironguides coach Alun ‘Woody’ Woodward looks into the importance, and ways, of getting your race day nutrition right. Race performance is not only about the fitness you have gained through training but it is also about nutrition on the day. Nutrition plays a significant role—get...
Posted On Mar 08 2018
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Triathlon Bike Training: Ride like a Demon

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach, ironguides.net With the year’s cycling season starting in Australia and Middle east, much of the cycling and triathlon media will have made plenty of comments about the higher cadence at which most cyclists rides at compared to...
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Ironman Training – Time to review and listen to your body

Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach, ironguides.net As season openers are well under way its a great time to take a step back and review where you are with your training. We all get over excited with the start of the new year and push harder in training with the prospect of...
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Training : 10 Basic Tips for Ironman Nutrition

Keep it simple is the name of the game when it comes to Ironman Race Day Nutrition. Here’s how, in 10 easy steps. Here’s ten ways you can plan on optimizing your Ironman day — after all, as we tell our clients, Nutrition Trumps Training. To lock in a great return on all the time...
Posted On Feb 22 2018