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Using Speed Training the Smart Way

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, It’s that all important and exciting time of the year again for all of us, the race season is well and truly done now and hopefully you have all had a period of rest and chilling out letting the body recover from the stresses of training and...
Posted On Aug 19 2019
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How to Restart Training after Illness or Missed Workouts

Following a training program on the spot or 100 percent according to plan rarely happens, especially in triathlon where you train for three disciplines. As an age grouper, the juggle to balance training, work, family time and all sorts of errands and duties is always the biggest...
Posted On Aug 16 2019
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Kaboom! How to Avoid Bonking on the ride

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, coach,  You’re flying along enjoying your first Ironman then you hit 120km and KABOOM!! How many athletes experience this at 120km in an Ironman ride, it’s amazing how often this happens and athletes have a very logical but false impression...
Posted On Aug 15 2019
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1 Key to a Better Ironman Run

The big news out of the 2017 Kona Ironman World Championship was how male elite champion Patrick Lange of Germany ran through the field and win the title in a record breaking time of 8:01:40.  Lange came out of T2 10 minutes and 23 seconds off the lead and at 11th place.  When...
Posted On Aug 12 2019
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Training: Sick? Don’t Panic – Here’s a Cure

Training hard, your chances of getting sick are relatively high. ironguides Coach Alun “Woody” Woodward has the cure that will help get you back on your feet as fit and fast as possible. Sickness seems to be hitting plenty of athletes right now with the very changeable weather...
Posted On Aug 09 2019
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Training: Run Technique Hacks

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 Aug 08 2019