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Training: Gain Weight for Improved Performance

By Alun Woodward, ironguides online coach, ironguides.net We seem to have a non stop stream of articles in the triathlon media regarding weight loss and getting down to race weight, how to plan your year to be lean and light for race day. Having worked with athletes of all levels...
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Time to reflect: Triathlon is a Journey not a Destination

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, coach, ironguides.net Triathlon and endurance sports in general are very goal orientated and as a result attract highly driven individuals looking towards a goal or new challenge. We often read about goal setting and having targets but...
Posted On Dec 08 2015
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Training – Off-season: Race is over, now what?

By Vinnie Santana, coach, ironguides.net Your last race of the season is behind you and it is time to take that well deserved break. However you know how much work you put in to get to where you are right now, and if you would like to preserve most of your new fitness level, you...
Posted On Dec 02 2015

Mind Training – Focus: Thinking about what you’re doing and how you’re doing it

By Shem Leong, ironguides coach in Singapore, ironguides.net This article is written for the obsessive competitive streak in all triathletes and runners- that little voice that tells us that, surely, we can go a little bit faster next time. Every athlete putting in dedicated...
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Mind Training: Switching Off And Tuning In

By Alun Woodward, ironguides online coach, ironguides.net Its that time of year again, the race season is pretty much wrapped up and it’s time to take a little downtime and refresh the body and mind for the new challenges ahead. I like to look at this time of year as a time to...

Mind Training – Visualisation: Thinking about racing while training

By Shem Leong, ironguides coach in Singapore, ironguides.net As your fitness improves and your big day draws nearer, race specific workouts are the perfect opportunity to “go there” in your head and visualise how best to handle yourself on the day. After all the hours spent...
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3 easy to fix mistakes to improve your cycling aerodynamics

By Wagner Araujo (co-Publisher at AsiaTRI.com) Can you relate to this typical scenario in a triathlon race: the athlete invests several thousand dollars on a super bike with aerodynamic wheels and helmets but end up losing most of the benefits as he makes some simple and easy to...
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Ironman Performance – Kona

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, coach, ironguides.net Preparing for an ironman event requires a great deal of training and preparation just to get to the finish line; for some of us, though, our goals go way beyond finishing—we are looking for performance and being...
Posted On Sep 22 2015
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Training the landscape

By Matt O’Halloran – Coach at Alaska Tri Aspire (Philippines) www.alaskatriaspire.ph Triathlon is a sport that requires a wide range of abilities and various training grounds to prepare on to be consistent and successful. Training in a stable, consistent and...

Training: From Runner to Triathlete

Coach Shem Leong from ironguides Singapore has some great advice on how to get your feet wet in the sport of triathlon.  Getting Started Let’s face it, running all the time, especially with the limited choice of routes in Singapore, where I live, can get a little boring. Hands up...
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Training & Ironman performance – The final 6 weeks

By Alun Woodward, coach, ironguides.net With the Hawaii Ironman World championships now on the radar its a fitting time to look at the final 6 weeks of an ironman program leading into race day. This is very stressful time for athletes as it is the most important in terms of...
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Complete Guide: Improve your cycling for short and long races with indoor training

By Vinnie Santana, coach, ironguides.net, Bangkok In the last article, we discussed the benefits that race training on the treadmill offers triathletes. This topic has been very well received by the fact that many triathletes, especially those who live and train in large cities,...
Posted On Jul 21 2015