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ironguides: the e-kick March 2015

Our March newsletter focuses on run training! 

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March 2015

Dear athletes,

Need some more tips to improve your run? Want to focus more on your run?  Our focus this month is on the run, with articles from the coaches to the training plans.

Enjoy the read,
ironguides team


Articles from the Coaches

Coach Shem:   A Beginners Guide to Triathlon Run
The ONLY way to improve run performance is to develop the other important physiological systems of strength, leg speed and tolerance. (more)

Coach Vinnie: The Complete Guide to for Triathlon Running – How to Train and Race

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)

 Coach Woody: Speed: A Key Skill for Every Endurance Athlete

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)


Specific Race Plans

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:

Ironman Malaysia – English Language: Learn more, sales through our partner

Ironman Florianopolis – Portuguese language only : Learn more


Ironman Fortaleza – Portuguese language only: Learn more

New from ironguides: advanced level canned training plans

If you are a high performance amateur triathlete but you can’t afford hiring a coach, you have now the option to buy our advanced level canned training plans.

Learn more: 

Coaching Service Offers

Intermediate Coaching: Fit Rookie

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

Monthly Subscriptions: Run Focus

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

Free eBook: ironguides' Triathlon Secrets, a superb tri resource

Download ironguides' free ebook Triathlon Secrets and discover the secrets of Olympic medalists and Ironman champions.

Excerpts from Triathlon Secrets:

 … an obsession with data took hold of me and began to displace the spontaneous joy I used to experience in training…

…The Method meant learning to read the body's signals and knowing to trust one's own intuitive understanding…

…enables you to develop a broad feel for the workings of your body. Like life, training by The Method is a qualitative experience!

…don't waste time or energy readjusting to new, haphazard sessions and reconfiguring weekly schedules…

…train to maximum efficiency (for your situation) while optimizing recovery… [more]


Tri Gear: 2014 tritop now available

ironguides has new tritop available! Check the photos out below or download our catalogue for more details. 

Tritops – price
ironguides coached athlete price 55 USD
non coached athlete 75 USD

Bike jersey – price
ironguides coached athlete price 45 USD
non coached athlete 65 USD

In This Issue

 Articles from the Coaches  

•Leonardo Moreira

 Specific Race Plans
Advanced level canned training plans
 Coaching Service Offers 
 Free eBook: ironguides' Triathlon Secrets

 Tri Gear: 2014 trisuit and bike jersey are ready 

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