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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 Feb 15 2019
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Video: 5 Signs of Overtraining

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Posted On Feb 13 2019
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6 Tips to Race Well Early in the Season

By Vinnie Santana, Coach, ironguides.net Taking a break at the holidays season and end of year is normal but this puts you in a very unique situation, you do want to race well early in the season, but feel a little out of shape from the lack of training and weight gain from the...
Posted On Feb 08 2019
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10 Tips for a Better Marathon

by Shem Leong,  1. Taper – A well structured taper is essential to run a good one on race day. It gives your legs a chance to fully rest and “soak up” the many kilometres that have been put into them in training. It is NOT an excuse to do nothing and “Carbo- Load”- Please! There...
Posted On Jan 25 2019
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Starting the Season Right: Integrating Strength in Triathlon

By Alun Woodward,  online coach,  Many of you will have recently been enjoying an end of season break, be it a total rest from any endurance training or just a period of time with some unstructured training sessions. As we head towards the start of the season its a good time to...
Posted On Jan 11 2019
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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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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 07 2018
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Training: Technique Short Cuts

By Alun “Woody” Woodward  Training to perform is hard enough without poor technique getting in the way, poor technique costs us in efficiency  of movement but also costs us with increased injury risk. By working to improve technique we can gain time in our races and also make our...
Posted On Nov 23 2018
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Race Day – Avoiding Mistakes

By Alun “Woody” Woodward Getting to race day fit and ready to race is a hard task and a challenge to every athlete and coach. I would say as a coach those final 2 weeks before a race are the most stressful of an entire program, not so much in terms of the physical preparation and...
Posted On Nov 09 2018
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Ditching the Gadgets: Learning How to Train and Race by Feel

by Coach Alun “Woody”  Woodward – ironguides.net In October 2016, we watched Daniela Ryf winning Ironman Hawaii for the second time. Look closely at the below finish photo, can you spot something “unusual”?   What? She has no watch on? Yes, Daniela raced...
Posted On Oct 26 2018
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Training: Becoming a Better Triathlete

Consistency and Repetition are the big secrets to all the top triathletes out there. If you were looking for a magic formula or a short cut to success I’m afraid to tell you there is none. But that’s what I like about our sport – it embodies and rewards the good old fashioned...
Posted On Oct 12 2018
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Training : Race Day – When Things Go Wrong

We would all like to have everything go perfectly leading into a race but there are times when this simply does not happen and we need to have coping strategies in place. Not all problems that arise mean you have to give up your race. I saw a great example of this from former...
Posted On Oct 05 2018