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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
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The Transition Hero

By Mathieu O’Hallaran, www.matohalloran.blogspot.com Throughout my career I noticed these particular characters at the races around the world – but after watching quite a few races this year from a coaching standpoint; I recognized humorous & similar traits that many...
Posted On Feb 24 2015
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What should you think about before you sign up for your next or first Ironman?

By Vinnie Santana, Coach, ironguides.net Part 1 With the rapid growth of Triathlon, it is normal that the Ironman also has become a very popular distance. Moreover, what is happening are beginners in the sport are already doing the Ironman in their first year in the sport, and...
Posted On Feb 22 2015
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Swim clinic – shoulders blowing up early into swims

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach – ironguides.net A common problem among swimmers and triathletes is the sensation of shoulders blowing up very early on in races or hard session’s, this just leaves us feeling weak and uncoordinated for the remainder of the...
Posted On Feb 16 2015
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6 Tips to Improve Your Run

By Rodrigo Tosta – ironguides.net coach Here are some tips that can be incorporated into your running workouts that can help you on race day: 1st – Try to use a good pair of shoes, because for us to run well, we need first of all, comfort and protection for our feet!...
Posted On Feb 14 2015