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The 1-Day Race Simulation to Get You Ready for your Ironman

If you are training for an ironman, it’s very likely you are following a training plan that calls for a weekly long swim, long bike and long run, these are on separate days and the idea behind breaking the work down, you can train fresher, with better technique, faster, and...
Posted On Jun 16 2017
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Ironman Performance – The Mini Taper

by Coach Alun Woodward, Ironguides Coach Finally winter is coming to an end and the race season is rapidly approaching with a sprinkling of early season events already taking place. After months of hard training its exciting to finally get an opportunity to race and test your...
Posted On Apr 07 2017
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5 Steps for a Faster Duathlon

By Coach Ivan Vlasenko, Ironguides Bangkok Duathlon (run-bike-run) is another great endurance sport similar to triathlon but instead of the swim start you have to run for the first leg. Older beginners usually start with duathlon as their first multisport discipline.  Some may...
Posted On Mar 31 2017
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6 Ways to Transition from Runner to Triathlete

Coach Shem Leong from ironguides Singapore has some great advice on how to get your feet wet in the sport of triathlon.  Getting Started Let’s face it, running all the time, especially with the limited choice of routes in Singapore, where I live, can get a little boring. Hands up...
Posted On Mar 24 2017
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Going “ALL OUT” in Training

By Shem Leong, Triathlon Coach in Singapore, ironguides.net “ALL OUT” means (slightly more) “ALL OUT” I recently had my eyes opened by Matt Fitzgerald’s article in Inside Triathlon- “You are a Quitter”. He references Marcora’s ground-breaking study that suggests that our decision...
Posted On Mar 21 2017
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The Secret Training Plan

Rodrigo Tosta – ironguides.net Coach  Recently we had a new sign up for our monthly subscription training plan and on the same day, we received an email requesting a refund. The athlete said the reason was that he saw nothing special compared to previous training plans he had...
Posted On Feb 24 2017
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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 Feb 10 2017
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Training: The Bike Ladder Workout

We start a series of training workouts contributed by local coaches.   We start with Coach Don Velasco, one of the more popular coaches/age group triathlete in the Philippines.-AT I’m Don Velasco, a top Filipino age grouper. Prior to triathlon, I had zero background in sports or...
Posted On Jan 24 2017
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3 Most Important Bike Sessions in Triathlon

By Vinnie Santana, coach at ironguides.net After nearly two decades of being involved with triathlon, both as an amateur triathlete, professional triathlete and coach, I had the opportunity to train and learn from the best coaches and athletes in the world. Whenever I train with...
Posted On Jan 20 2017
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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 Dec 23 2016
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Changing Things Up approaching Off-Season

By Alun Woodward – ironguides coach – UK We are heading to the off-season now with no more races remaining for most athletes. This is a hard time of year to maintain hard training as both the body and brain are fatigued not only from training but the extra demands that come with...
Posted On Dec 16 2016
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