The run leg of a triathlon is generally seen as a relationship of “love or hate” by athletes. The article is a guide for both the experienced or beginner runner. You will learn about the main running workouts within a specific training schedule for triathlon and you will also learn the best race day strategy according to your background, body type and swim/ bike fitness. (more)
In endurance sports it seems almost set in stone that any program must start with building a base, aimed at spending all available training time logging slow easy miles to build aerobic fitness. This practice has even created a paranoia and fear of speed sessions and interval work.(more)
Profiles: Leonardo Moreira
This article is about the training strategy that took ironguides athlete Leonardo Moreira to an age group win at Ironman Brazil 2011. It explains the strategies we used to win the M40-44 age group and finish in 9hr 03, a 19-minute PB for Leonardo. (more)
ironguides has launched specific training plans for some of our readers favorite Ironman races. The plans were designed based on the conditions and needs of each course and will provide our athletes specific sessions that will get them race ready – Learn more about each plan:
So you’re an athlete who is too fit to be considered a complete beginner from an aerobic standpoint. Your background is a single-discipline sport. You might be a cyclist, whether a roadie or a mountain biker, a rower or a runner who is intrigued by the idea of trying triathlon. You might be a swimmer and, if so, consider yourself lucky because that’s typically the discipline novice triathletes lack any experience in.
"As a runner, the thought of doing a triathlon had something mythical to it. I had only recently learned to swim freestyle (when my son started swimming), and never taken up cycling as a sport. To get me there, I asked ironguides to coach me and got started on my journey, following my coach’s training plans and giving him weekly feedback, which kept me disciplined. I really got a kick from the variety in training and the gradual improvements and increase in confidence in the water and on the bike I experienced. Whatever “The Method” is, it works 🙂."
–Rudolf Gildemeister, ironguides Athlete, runner turned triathlete
The ironguides Run Focus Triathlon Training Subscription plan is designed to develop your triathlon run skills while maintaining or improving swim and bike performance, using the structure and principles The Method to maximize the quality of your training and recovery.
“I’ve always been self-coached but didn’t want the commitment of a coach while I was interested in following a structure that works. The subscription service is a great idea as I’m still able to train using The Method, while it fits my budget and gives me flexibility to change the focus from single discipline to the balanced programme as I progress into the season" Keegan Scott