Our coaches have some useful tips in their articles on race prep and injuries in this month’s newsletter, check them out below. Busy and feel like you don’t have enough time to train? Read the Athlete Profile section on Roberto Carfagno for some inspiration!
At this stage of preparation, with the months of hard work behind you and a mere 2 weeks until the big day, you should be at your fittest. You’ve done the late night track sessions, given up a social life for 5am bike rides, and rushed to the pool after work to get a swim in. Well Done! There’s not a lot more you can do to improve your fitness. (more)
Training for top level performance in Ironman, injuries are inevitable but there is a lot we can do to prevent injuries from occurring. So many of us focus on simply swim bike run and neglect the little things that can make sure we do not break down. (more)
Profiles: Roberto Carfagno
It’s a rare occurrence that an athlete finishes their maiden Ironman so close to 11 hours. Coach Shem asked Roberto about his training and experience at his race to draw out inspiration for the rest of us age- groupers out here. (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:
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Life can be hectic. That doesn’t mean training for and racing in triathlons is impossible. If you’re a busy person, whether a novice or an experienced athlete, this is the training option for you. Your ironguides Coach will develop a training routine that is tailored to your limited amount of time available for swimming, cycling and running. (more)
“My position as a CFO requires me to work 60 hours per week. My family commitments are my wife and three sons, aged 16, 14 and 2.5. ironguides provides me with customized training plans which are structured around my busy work schedule. These training plans have helped me maintain a high level of training volume with no injury down-time. My coach also provides helpful nutritional advice and adapts my plans as and when my work demands result in increased stress levels.
I decided to work with ironguides in 2009 after I registered for my first Ironman. Since I was returning to the sport, after a 20+-year absence, I believed that ironguides would structure a customized training program for me which would enable me achieve my lifetime goal of completing an Ironman, which I accomplished. My first race under ironguides was 2009 Ironman 70.3 Philippines with a first place finish in the 45-49 age group. ” – Bill Dobson, ironguides Athlete, CFO & father of 3
The ironguides 12-week Olympic Distance Triathlon Training Manual provides all the information you need to successfully prepare for your next Olympic Distance Triathlon. It’s effective, efficient, safe and fun. (more)
“The 12-week plan is fantastic. I have made breakthroughs in all three disciplines, especially the swim — and I am not a beginner in the sport! … for so many seasons I was sucked into the Zone-based myth and was always overtrained when I hit the Build phases. Now, even though the program is demanding, I always feel rested. I have not had an injury nor felt weak or sick. My times are always improving and there are actually LESS rest days than the Zone-based training program. It’s amazing really!”
“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”
ironguides Brazil now on Facebook
Now ironguides Brazil has its own Facebook Page with content in Portuguese.