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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’...
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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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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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