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April 2015

Dear athletes,

Looking for new tips to improve your swim?  Check out the articles from our coaches in our April edition of the e-Kick!

Enjoy the read,
ironguides team


Articles from the Coaches

Coach Shem:   Free Speed Indeed: Drafting for a Quick Swim Split
You work hard in the pool 2 – 3 times a week. You buy all the latest swim toys, take stroke correction classes and analyse YouTube swim technique videos all for the sake of faster swim split. But many age groupers have not wised up to fact that drafting is the easiest way to an impressive swim split.  (more)

 Coach Woody: Swim Fit
Swimming is often overlooked in Ironman as it’s seen as a short warm up before the main event. But more often than not, it takes athletes a longer time to recover than they realize. (more)

Profiles:  Bevan and Vanessa Colless

Bevan and Vanessa Colless from Australia run a couple of physio clinics in Japan and have recently set up practice in Singapore. They also train and compete at the top of the age group ranks and are both heading to Kona this year. Both athletes are very focused and goal-oriented and have worked hard since taking up triathlon in 2005 to get to this point. (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

High Performance: Achieve Your Full Potential

So you’re curious and ready to give it all you’ve got to see what you can achieve? This customized option is for the triathlete willing to do everything you can, to be the best you can be considering your current circumstances including work load, social commitments and triathlon experience.
“When I started in triathlons as a former swimmer and ice hiker, I found cycling and running very challenging and I wasn’t competitive at races, always leading out of the swim but losing several positions on the bike and run and finishing at the back of the pack. My fitness took a step forward once I started to work with ironguides back in 2006. Today I’m a very well balanced triathlete and I’ve won 6 Ironman & half Ironman races including 2 podiums at the World Championships in Kona. I thank the ironguides coach who has gotten me ready all these years.”

– Luiz Topan, from Beginner to 2x Podium at the Ironman World Championships

Monthly Subscriptions: Swim Focus

This is the ironguides training plan for you if you are wanting to improve your swim. The plan provides a higher focus on swimming, while maintaining a sufficient balance of cycle and run training to ensure you improve overall. The Swim Focus program follows the structure and principles of The Method to make sure you get faster in the water without giving up speed and fitness on the bike and run.


“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

ironguides Brazil now on Facebook

Now ironguides Brazil has its own Facebook Page with content in Portuguese.

Agora, a ironguides Brasil tem sua própria página no Facebook, conteúdo em Português.

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  

Bevan and Vanessa Colless

 ironguides Brazil now on Facebook
 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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