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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
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Triathlon Training: A Beginners Guide to Triathlon Run

By Shem Leong – Singapore triathlon coach  As triathlon is viewed largely as an endurance sport, many beginner triathletes like to cover the distance of the run portion of their triathlon at an easy steady pace. While there is definitely a place for the LSD ( Long Slow...
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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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Race Day Strategy: Drafting for a Quick Swim Split

By Shem leong, Triathlon Coach in Singapore – ironguides.net You work hard in the pool 2 – 3 times a week. You buy all the latest swim toys, take stroke correction classes and analyse YouTube swim technique videos all for the sake of faster swim split. But many age groupers...
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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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How to Restart Training after Illness or Missed Workouts

Following a training program on the spot or 100 percent according to plan rarely happens, especially in triathlon where you train for three disciplines. As an age grouper, the juggle to balance training, work, family time and all sorts of errands and duties is always the biggest...
Posted On Jun 15 2018
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Training Volume: Is More Better?

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, ironguides.net coach Training volume is a hot topic at any event with endurance athletes, but none more so than with triathletes. You would think at times the level of success is based off how many hours an athlete can train instead of the...
Posted On Jun 01 2018
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How to Train Everyday and Sometimes Twice a Day

Shem Leong –  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 for that special goal ’ A’...