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The Journey to an Ironman

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photoIronman is all consuming and deciding to complete one can never be taken lightly. Triathlon is a lifestyle, so don’t rush the journey to your first Ironman; enjoy your new way of life.

Hills, Anaerobic training, and the Wisconsin IM

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photoIt makes no sense to train hard for a year to hone that aerobic system only to have all that training undermined by a few anaerobic bursts on race day. So, how do you go about it?

Overtraining vs. Overreaching. Are You Training too Much for Your System to Handle?

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avatarSo how does this “overreaching” differ from over training? It is a matter of degree and incorporating ample rest and recovery and sensible training progressions.

Heart Rate Response and the Heat

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photoAn explanation about how the cardiovascular system works, so that it makes more sense about how the human body responds to exercise in the heat.

Your First Ironman - Nutrition Guidelines

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photoPlaning a successful nutrition strategy of fueling for your first Ironman triathlon.

Your First Ironman: A How-To Guide

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photoA guide that takes you from check-in to the finish line for your first Ironman triathlon.
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I have been a personal trainer for eight years and a tri/endurance coach for five years. During that time I have trained several athletes for whom sports must fit into very busy lives. My clientele are full time mothers, office workers, schoolteachers, and entrepreneurs whose working and personal lives come before their sports.