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21/03/2018 at 14:50

Gradually build up your training from where you are now, until you can start the Olympic distance training, If you have followed a plan then you can add on to it following the same format. Make sure you don't increase your training load too quickly though, around 10% is the general guidelines for how much you should increase your training/ week.

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21/03/2018 at 14:46

Is it the Pembrokeshire Coast triathlon? If so its a great race! I would make sure you do some open water swimming beforehand to get you used to swimming in the sea, as it can sometimes be a bit choppy. You may need to do a few more race specific sessions, and it sounds like you're going to build that in. If you can commit to 2 sessions each of swim/bike/run, then that will improve your cardiovascular fitness and endurance, which you will need, if you are racing for around 3 hours. 

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21/03/2018 at 14:28

Hi Ryan, if you head over to my site I have a free plan to download, if you sign up to my mailing list. As far as nutrition goes, make sure you eat a balanced diet and to maximise muscle growth and recovery you can supplement with protein after long/hard sessions. (It doesn't have to be in shake form though, there are other options eg nut butter, yoghurt, lean meat etc) Make sure you practice your race day nutrition in training, you can train your stomach to tolerate food on race day if you practise. You need to find out what works for you as far as this goes. Hope that helps, Celia

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10/11/2017 at 15:53

When you say all cycling will be done on a turbo, do you mean the 3hr bike would be on the turbo, from my point of view you need to be doing some intervals on the turbo sessions, you are not going to get as much value from doing endurance on there.

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10/11/2017 at 15:45

Hi Susan, are you looking to continue doing sprint triathlons? You need to add some intensity in to your training if you want to improve your times. There is also evidence to show that as we age, doing higher intensity exercise helps to increase fitness more than doing lots of distance so I would definitely recommend adding some interval work in to your sessions, and increasing the frequency of your swim and bike sessions if you have time. You will need to make sure that you recover from these sessions too, (it takes a little longer as we get older!) Lifting weights is great, as bone density also decreases as you age, especially in females doing some weight bearing exercise helps with this.

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04/10/2016 at 17:43

Ironman Wales is a great race, you will love it! It will be challenging to fit your training in with twins, but achievable. Make sure everyone knows what training you need to do and try to sit down to plan how it will happen together, (this may be quite hard to do, but worth it) you may need to get a bit creative with your training by running to meet your family somewhere, or cycling to meet them then cycling back on family days out. Make sure you get enough rest too, life with small children (I'm assuming they are still pretty young from your post) is tiring!

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12/01/2015 at 16:21

Hi Martin,

I have just set up a triathlon coaching business this year, I have space for one more athlete and charge £45/ month for standard coaching. Have a look at my site to find out more information. If you want any more information then please contact me,


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