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How to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona

By ironguides.net  The qualification for next year’s race is already in place but you can still put in place your plan of attack and try to make it to the start line. To make the most of your abilities, giving yourself the best chance to secure that Kona slot, you need to...
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How to transition to 2 Workouts a Day

ironguides.net 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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Training Article: “ALL OUT” means “ALL OUT”

By Shem Leong, Triathlon Coach in Singapore,  “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 to pull the...
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Training – Performing on Race Day

By ironguides.net ironguides  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 shape possible for our goal races; the training has been...
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Ironman 70.3 Philippines – Course Review (Updated for 2019)

While the Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu for 2019 did not get the numbers it usually gathers, it is very much well-attended and arguably, it is still one of the best races in the Asian triathlon calendar .   Now on its eight year in Cebu and 11th year overall, Ironman 70.3...
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2019 Challenge Vietnam Course Review

by Vinnie Santana (AsiaTRI’s Contributor and Triathlon Coach at  ironguides.net) and Marvin Manalang The 2016 Challenge Vietnam was awarded AsiaTRI’s Best Inaugural Long Distance Triathlon race in Asia that year and this year’s staging, after an absence of 2 years...
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Building Ironman Endurance

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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2019 Ironman 70.3 Vietnam: Guide and Course Review

Intro The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Vietnam was held in Da Nang last 2015 and saw over 1000 athletes from 54 different countries competing.   At the 5th edition, and being tagged as the regional 70.3 Championship race in Asia-Pacific, the participants has swelled to over 1800.  ...
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Triathlon Bike Training: Ride like a Demon

By ironguides.net With the year’s cycling season starting in Australia and Middle east, much of the cycling and triathlon media will have made plenty of comments about the higher cadence at which most cyclists rides at compared to many of the triathletes. Unfortunately,...
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Ironman Training – Time to review and listen to your body

Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach,  As season openers are well under way its a great time to take a step back and review where you are with your training. We all get over excited with the start of the new year and push harder in training with the prospect of racing again...
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Training – The Benefits of the Treadmill

By Vinnie Santana, online Coach, based in Bangkok – www.ironguides.net The Benefits of the Treadmill The treadmill is a very misunderstood part of the arsenal of tools available to a triathlete. Using the treadmill, you can get a better return on your training time if you...
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Training: Speed – A Key Skill for Every Endurance Athlete

By Alun Woodward, Online Triathlon Coach,  Conventional wisdom and training practices have created a void between coaching of endurance sports and that of high-skill sports such as basketball and soccer. Are these sports really so different in their demands and as such should the...