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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...
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Training: Ditching the New Year Resolution

“It takes 21 days to build a habit…” – ironguides “Role of Healthy Living” Corporate Health Presentation Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.. The moment one definitely commits oneself,...
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New Year Resolutions: Key to Success

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach Another year has flown by—we are heading into the new year and all the challenges it will bring. Making New Year’s resolutions can be very rewarding and actually lead to significant change—however, for 99 percent of us it is just a thought...
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2018 Best Triathlon Races in Asia

It’s December once again and it is time to unveil this year’s Best Triathlon Races in Asia.  Our 2018 calendar had over 70 events in 12 different countries. This year, AsiaTRI covered 39 events from all over the world, which included world championships.  Of the 39...
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Ironman Malaysia: 2018 Updated Course Review

The 2018 edition of Ironman Langkawi, in Malaysia was one of the most-attended Ironman race in Asia, with 2400 athletes joining the Ironman and 70.3 event combined, with 49 countries represented.  This course review is the same course since 2015 which is a lot more scenic since...