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5 Essential Ingredients for Successful Ironman Training

Last year, coach Andrew Read shared his training log for Ironman Melbourne. Here are some important takeaways.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read - Triathlon Journal, Entry 4

There have been some changes over the last couple of weeks that have significantly changed my race plans for the next few months, but I've come up with a new challenge.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read - Spartan Race Training, Entry 3

The last few months have been full of travel and training. I attended the Spartan SGX course and realized I'm going to have to step up my game for the race in November.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read - Spartan Race Training, Entry 2

Right now I'm at a point in my training where I'm basically embracing the suck. On the bright side, I've found that it's been much easier to keep up with my training during a long trip to the U.S.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read - Spartan Race Training, Entry 1

My inner crash test dummy is calling again, so I've decided to enter a marathon. Actually, make that TWO back-to-back Spartan Races. Here's how I'm planning to get ready and avoid injury.

Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 16 - Holding Myself Captive

It hit me this week that the Great Wall marathon is only four weeks away. After I splurged and ate a chocolate bar, I got to thinking and realized maybe I need to adjust some of my own expectations.

Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 15 - Rest and Recovery

All this down time after the LA Marathon has had me worried that I've lost all the fitness I've gained. Fortunately a long run today confirmed that it's done a lot of good!

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 41 - I'm An Ironman

When I started training for Ironman, I wanted a scary challenge. That's what I got. I may not have been a top finisher, but I was pushed to my limits and also saw improvement in my performance.

Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 14 - Small Sacrifices

With just eight weeks left before the Great Wall marathon and a crazy packed schedule, I've spent the week figuring out how I'm going to balance work, life, and training.

Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 13 - The LA Marathon

Last weekend was the LA Marathon and it was the most enjoyable race I've done in a long time, if not ever. I set a PR for the course and met all the goals I had hoped to achieve.

Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 40 - The Last Week

Just one week until Ironman. After months of training twice daily it’s a bit of a shock to find yourself sitting around, but I've actually had some promising training sessions this week.

Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 12 - Taper Week

This week I'm finishing up my taper week for the LA marathon. I've never done a short taper like this before, so I'm curious to see what the results will be on Sunday.

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