Training vs Racing.........know the difference!

 
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As the race season is quickly approaching for most of us, I often ask an athlete if they think they're able to step up from training to race performance? If not, why not? This is the time of the year to look at these factors and often it boils down to the fact that the athlete is digging so deep in training that it is more like a race! 
  • Is this ringing any bells for you?
  • Is almost every session a smashfest?
If you're always digging really deep and push too hard in training, you might not have enough physical and mental energy left to race to your true potential. Now that doesn't mean every session has to be easy, it just means that you need be aware and make sure that you aren’t completely depleted after every training session and have enough left energy in the tank to take on your real goal......the race. 
 
Training is training and racing is racing; know the difference! 

Ironman Wales intermediate triathlon training plan

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After releasing our very first stand alone Ironman Wales training plan, we now have a second one, the 24-week Ironman Wales intermediate triathlon training plan!

The 24-week Ironman Wales intermediate triathlon training plan is aimed at triathletes who have trained for a number of seasons, have completed an Ironman 70.3 distance triathlon but are new to the Ironman distance and want to tackle the challenging, yet stunning, Pembrokeshire course.

We help you to achieve your goal with a clearly structured 24-week plan, which is written specifically for Ironman Wales, that avoids over-training and injury, whilst progressing with just the right balance of challenging and achievable training.

Is this the plan for you? Well, if you’re looking for a training plan designed by specialist triathlon coaches who know the Ironman Wales course inside and out, and you don’t need a coach constantly by your side, then this is the triathlon training plan for you! 

Because this plan is aimed at intermediate triathletes, it progresses gradually over the 24-weeks to ensure you achieve your goal without injury or over-training, by building progressively, starting with an easier 3-4 weeks (to create structure & consistency), building towards several 'big training days' and culminating in a peak week of 15:10 hours of training.

Why choose the Ironman Wales intermediate triathlon training plan? The coaches at WhittleFit know the Ironman Wales course intimately, we’ve trained and raced on the course many times, therefore we’re very well placed to advise on the training requirements to have a great day when racing in Tenby. 

If you have any questions about the Ironman Wales intermediate triathlon training plan please CONTACT US or check out the plan HERE

Team WhittleFit racing roundup - 24th & 25th February 2018

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We had just a couple of WhittleFit athletes racing this weekend, lets check on their progress:

  • Pontypool 10k: James Peters, coached by coach Henry, raced the Pontypool 10k on a cold Sunday morning and not only managed a new PB time of 36:08, he managed to come home in 2nd place and win some prizes! Well done James. 
  • Welsh cross country championships: Tom Foster raced the Welsh cross country championships in Singleton Park, Swansea on Saturday. Tom's cross country racing has been strong this year, so was hoping for a solid race amongst a very talented field and he didn't disappoint coming 17th senior male; not bad for a triathlete! Well done Tom, now enjoy some down time with a mini-break. 

Team WhittleFit racing roundup - 17th & 18th February 2018

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We had quite a few athletes and lots of friends of WhittleFit racing this weekend, lets see how they got on:

  • Hampton Court Half Marathon: Tom Foster raced the Hampton Court Half Marathon this weekend (a favourite race of his) and Tom raced extremely well to finish on the podium and get a PB too! Well done Tom! 
  • Llanelli Half Marathon: We had lots of friends of WhittleFit racing at Llanelli this wekend, but notable shout outs go to Craig Burrows and Geraint Jones for significant PB's, cutting minutes off their previous times, well done all!   
  • Dorney Lake Duathlon: Paul Fairclough raced at Dorney Lake this weekend and managed a PB with a very strong bike leg, well done Paul! 
  • HOKA Half Marathon: Cath Colleypriest raced the HOKA Half Marathon this weekend and, as always, put in a great effort! This is a tough course, but Cath showed her grit and didn't let it beat her, well done Cath!  

Ironman Wales beginner triathlon training plan

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We're very, very pleased to introduce our very first stand alone Ironman triathlon training plan

After many years of athletes asking us to produce a standalone Ironman triathlon training plan, we have now produced a 30-week Ironman Wales beginnner triathlon training plan aimed at the triathlete that may have trained for a couple of seasons, but are new to Ironman and now want the challenge of tackling the amazing Ironman Wales course.

The aim of our Ironman Wales beginnner triathlon training plan is to help you to achieve your goal with a clearly structured 30-week plan which avoids over-training and injury, whilst progressing with just the right balance of challenging and achievable training.

Is this the plan for you? Well, if you’re looking for a training plan designed by specialist triathlon coaches who know the Ironman Wales course inside and out, and you don’t need a coach to hold your hand, then this is the training plan for you! 

Because this plan is aimed at beginner athletes, it progresses very gradually over the 30-weeks to ensure you achieve your goal without injury or over-training, by building progressively, starting with a combination of shorter swims, rides and runs, building towards a peak week of 14:15 hours of training. 

Why choose the Ironman Wales beginnner triathlon training plan? The coaches at WhittleFit know the Ironman Wales course intimately, we’ve trained and raced on the course many times, therefore we’re very well placed to advise on the training requirements to have a great day on the Ironman Wales course. 

If you have any questions about the Ironman Wales beginner triathlon training plan please CONTACT US or check out the plan HERE