January 9, 2012

Ironman South Africa 15 Week Programs Available

By now, those of us who are doing Ironman South Africa come April should have made the commitment and started training properly. Finishing an Ironman is an incredible feeling. Training for it is far better, if you do it the right way.

Ironman is a big training day and many athletes never quite enjoy the actual day. After a very unsuccessful first try, I looked hard at the journey and worked towards learning what it took to enjoy the last 4 months before an Ironman. This training program is a result of that. It works for beginners, elite age groupers and those wanting to improve their times. It’s based on aerobic economy and keeping you training the whole 15 weeks without killing yourself. Only one gigantic week, the rest are all under 20 hours per week of training. Simply, that’s what it takes. I have seen many first timers put in 25 hours a week unsuccessfully. My program averages out at 18.

You should enjoy this time when you get fitter and more tired than you have ever been as well as be equipped emotionally to deal with the ups and downs that come with preparing for the toughest day in sport.

As with Challenge Cape Town and 70.3 Buffalo City, I have a pre-built program available to those who are looking for guidance for the race. This includes:

1. Course Overview.
2. Course specific training.
3. Nutrition Advice.
4. Swim, bike, run + functional strength workouts.
5. What to expect from the race.
6. Training Camp details and what to expect in your biggest week of training mentally, emotionally, etc.
7. Emotional preparation.
8. Equipment advice.

It’s a full schedule 15 week program, running at R990 for the complete program. That works out to R66 per week, which is very, very cheap if you are considering personal coaching.

If you are interested in the program, please contact me directly at raoul [at] on email or leave a comment below and I will get hold of you.

It’s a beautiful journey. Time to enjoy the ride.

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