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August 2015

Dear athletes,

Our August newsletter brings you a mixed topics of articles and promotions.

Get ready for the winter with our complete guide to indoor cycling training, improve your marathon with our top 10 tips or learn the importance of neuromuscular development in your training.

We have also revised our affiliate programme, if you have a large following of triathletes you can earn with our training plan sales.

Our promotion of this monthly is our monthly subscription training plans starting at $49/month. 

Enjoy the read,

ironguides team

Articles from the Coaches

 Coach Woody: Stroke Rate – Cadence – Stride Frequency

One of the 5 systems we look to train when designing a program is called neuromuscular, this term simply means the link between brain and muscle. When we see a regular program we might expect to see sessions set to heart rate or effort levels and even power but the specifics of neuromuscular development are often left out, and with major consequence come race day.


 Coach Vinnie: Complete Guide – Improve your cycling for short and long races with indoor training 

In this article, we will explore the possibilities and benefits of indoor cycling training, which is a reality for many because of the convenience, security and lack of easily accessible locations in major cities for cycling workouts.. (more)

 Coach Shem: 10 Marathon Tips 

1. Taper – A well structured taper is essential to run a good one on race day. It gives your legs a chance to fully rest and “soak up” the many kilometres that have been put into them in training. It is NOT an excuse to do nothing and “Carbo- Load”- Please! There are many factors that will determine a good taper- training load, recent race history, recovery from injury, etc. As a rule of thumb, cut down on total weekly volume to 75%, 2 weeks out and then again to 50% in the 1 week leading up to race day. Retain some speed work and intensity to keep the specific neuro-muscular impulses firing – this will help maintain a high stride rate. (more)

Profiles: Bill Dobson – overweight to Ironman 70.3 Champion

Bill was a triathlete and marathoner on his teens and early 20`s, then switched his priority to his career in finances and with that you get the long working hours and unhealthy lifestyle habits. A few years after turning 40, Bill decided it was time for a change and has since then slowly changed his habits and lifestyle, although working as a CFO is never a relaxing job, Bill has managed to organize his schedule which allows him a 60-90min workout first thing in the morning on weekdays, and he does his long workouts on the weekends.


New Affiliate Programme

As an affiliate reseller of ironguides Training Plans, you earn 30% of every sale made from your website when a buyer clicks to purchase an ironguides Method Triathlon Training Plan. (more)

Coaching Service Offers – Monthly Subscription starting at $49/month

ironguides’ Method Triathlon Training Subscriptions give you a variety of online Triathlon Training subscription plans to choose from at a low monthly cost. Our Subscription plans are suited to those who want “just the plan” and want to train using the principles and techniques of The Method!


“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

ironguides updated catalogue!  Check the photos out below or download our catalogue for more details. 

In This Issue


 Articles from the Coaches  


Bill Dobson: Overweight to 70.3 Champion


 Coaching Service Offers 

 Free eBook: ironguides’ Triathlon Secrets

 ironguides ffiliate programme 


 Tri Gear

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