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Planning to Race Ironman Distance: A Comprehensive Guide by Elite Tri Coaching

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Ironman Distance | Coaching by Elite Tri Coaching


The Ironman triathlon is a legendary race that requires not only physical endurance but also meticulous planning and preparation. If you are planning to race Ironman distance, Elite Tri Coaching - a renowned triathlon coaching organisation based in the North of England and North Yorkshire - is here to guide you through every step of your journey.

Understanding the Ironman Distance

An Ironman triathlon consists of three disciplines: swimming, biking, and running. The race begins with a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, and concludes with a marathon 26.2-mile run. Elite Tri Coaching offers tailored coaching programs for all three disciplines, ensuring that you are well-prepared for each segment of the race.

Elite Tri Coaching: Your Partner in Ironman Preparation

At Elite Tri Coaching, we offer the Ironman Full Package, which is specifically tailored for the Ironman competition. This package includes unlimited feedback, tailored session planning, and a triathlon training planner covering all three disciplines. Our coaching package also includes feedback through Training Peaks, email, and Zoom/Skype. The training is planned and monitored through Training Peaks, and a premium Training Peaks account is included in the package.

Initial Consultation and Season Goal Planning

Our Ironman Full Package begins with an initial consultation, where we discuss your season goals and plan your data uploads. With over ten years of experience, our head coach, Richard Keenlyside, has helped athletes of all levels achieve their goals. He will work with you to establish a race day strategy, provide post-race analysis, and offer unlimited plan changes.

Training Plans: The Key to Ironman Success

Our training plans are based on years of experience and are supported by robust data tracking and detailed graphs through TrainingPeaks. These plans are not only accessible anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps but also sync daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.


Planning to race Ironman distance is a significant undertaking, but with the right guidance and support, it can be an incredibly rewarding journey. Elite Tri Coaching is here to provide that guidance with experienced coaches, tailored training programs, and a proven track record in helping athletes reach their full potential.

If you're ready to take on the Ironman challenge, contact us at Elite Tri Coaching today. Together, we can help you maximise your full potential and achieve your triathlon goals.

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