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Kona 2012 Race Report 

I’ve been asked to post any old race reports I have and I’ve put a couple of them up over the last few months. Here’s my first Kona experience in 2012.
It’s hard to know where to start with this one. I’ve been waiting to get to this start line for 15 years or more and its all exceeded any expectations I’ve ever had.

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Irish athletes qualified for Kona 2017 

Updated 7th August 2017

I’ve updated the list to include athletes who qualified at Ironman Maastricht in August, IMUK, Austria and Santa Rosa in July. With only a month to go time is running out for anyone who’s looking to take a Kona slot. Click on through to check out the latest Irish additions to the Kona start list.

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Ironman Training: 20 Things I Did To Improve My Swim

Swim Improvements

 

A number of years ago I read about an idea that the Sky Pro Cycling team working under Dave Brailsford used as part of their strategy to become the best cycling team in the world. They called it marginal gains.

In a follow up to my post We Might As Well Win I look at Sky Pro Cycling Teams marginal gains Program.

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Kona Training Secrets You’ll Wish You Didn’t Know

Did you ever wonder what it takes to get to the Ironman World Champs in Kona? It’s easy to think it’s just talent. You either have it or you don’t. Alan Ryan shows us that it’s more about doing the work than being born with the correct genes. He also shows us that maybe it was a touch of craziness that took him onto the podium in Kona not once but twice. God help his kids…

 

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How To Start Ironman Training

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Rob Cillian

How to make your fitness and Ironman New Years resolutions sustainable and successful.

It’s that time of year when we all rush headlong into our New Years goals. We set targets and make big, exciting new plans. I’m no different and January usually signals the start of structured training for me. One of the most important things I’ve learned over the last number of seasons is to start slow.

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Kona Qualification: 10 Things Needed To Qualify

It’s why I love Ironman, There aren’t many sports that an average athlete can work hard and improve enough to get to the World Championships without having a massive Vo2 or some other physiological difference that makes them the best. Regardless of how many hours I trained I could never go from being a 2:57 marathoner to 2:15. I have neither the 10,000 hours done that might enable me to run at that level but more importantly I don’t have the required engine.  Read on for more

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Stretching The Limits Of Ironman Training

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A number of years ago I read a book by Lance Armstrongs team manager Johan Bruneel called We Might As Well Win. While it’s since become obvious that they took the concept way past the point at which they should have stopped I still think there’s a very good lesson in it. Read on for more…

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