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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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How to Step Up to Ironman Racing

by Coach Alun Woodward Making the move from olympic distance or 70.3 up to Ironman can be daunting as the step is not small – its a giant leap in terms of race duration and endurance capacity, i would almost go so far as to say ironman is a completely different sport to any...
Posted On Apr 05 2019
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The Benefits of the Treadmill

By Vinnie Santana, online Coach, 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 learn to use it in the right...
Posted On Mar 22 2019
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Ironman Swim Training: Keeping up with the Fast Swimmers

When we look at the pro side of our sport over the last 10 years one point jumps out, you simply can’t afford to have a weakness anymore and that point plays particular focus to the swim. In the past there were iconic athletes who always struggled in the swim but were able to use...
Posted On Mar 15 2019
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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: 5 Most Common Mistakes on Race Month

By Coach Vinnie Santana There are so many ways to ruin a perfect performance on the weeks leading up to the race. Learn from others athlete’s mistakes, don’t repeat the same mistakes described below. 1) Tapering too early and too much: I’ve written in a past article, why marathon...
Posted On Mar 01 2019
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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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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