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Ironman Transition Tips

By Vinnie Santana, coach, ironguides.net The Ironman Taiwan in Kenting is a race in which many Asian based athletes will make their debut at this distance. A subject that is often overlooked at the time of training, but of great importance, is the logistics of the transitions,...
Posted On Apr 08 2015
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Transition, the 4th Discipline in Triathlon

By Rodrigo Tosta, coach, ironguides.net, Brazil Transition, the 4th Discipline in Triathlon When we talk about triathlon, we imagine that it is a union of three things, right? No, it is not so! In fact, between each of the sports that make up the triathlon there is what we call...
Posted On Apr 03 2015
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Measuring Your Progress in the Sport

By Rodrigo Tosta, Coach, ironguides.net, Brazil Triathlon is a sport that requires great organization and discipline. It is not easy to combine the daily tasks, work, family, friends let alone a schedule containing three sports. But triathlon is a natural love and this leads to...
Posted On Mar 28 2015
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Injuries – How to prevent them from happening

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, coach, ironguides.net Training for top level performance in Ironman, injuries are inevitable but there is a lot we can do to prevent injuries from  occurring. So many of us focus on simply swim bike run and neglect the little things that can...
Posted On Mar 24 2015
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Race Prep: Half Ironman Taper

By Shem Leong, coach, ironguides.net 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...
Posted On Mar 17 2015
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Rondy takes maiden MetaSprint Series win at Duathlon, while Foley makes it two for two

Words by Alan Grant March 15, 2015 The 2015 MetaSprint Series Duathlon saw two thrilling finishes at the F1 Grand Prix track with Guillaume Rondy of France outrunning compatriot, former series winner and his own coach Arnaud Selukov to take the men’s title, while Jacky Foley made...
Posted On Mar 17 2015
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Training zones: effort or numbers?

By Rodrigo Tosta, coach, ironguides.net 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...
Posted On Mar 13 2015
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What Should Your Next Ironman Strategy Be?

By Vinnie Santana, Coach,  ironguides.net Recently, an athlete who uses our plans posted a question in our forum about which strategy to use on the next Ironman. This was an athlete with average experience in long races,  that would be doing his second Ironman, the first being...
Posted On Mar 11 2015
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From a broken knee cap to sub- 10 Ironman debut

By Rodrigo Tosta, Coach, ironguides.net When we pull the trigger and sign up for an Ironman race, we know planning and dedication will be crucial in the preparation for this lengthy race distance of an 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42km run. Having a background across various types...
Posted On Mar 09 2015
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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 Mar 05 2015
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Swim training tool: Ankle Bands

By Shem Leong, Coach, ironguides.net 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...
Posted On Mar 03 2015
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What should you think about before you sign up for your next or first Ironman?Part 2

By Vinnie Santana, Coach, ironguides.net Part 2 Training A very important point is considering the circumstances of your professional and personal life. The training for an Ironman, even at a moderate level, will take you much of your time and energy, so make sure your life is,...
Posted On Feb 27 2015