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Ironman Texas 140.6 & 70.3 Training Programs! Join us!

Alamo 180 is the leading triathlon training program in San Antonio. In fact, we are the only Multisport Training Center in San Antonio. What makes us unique is that we provide the training plan for your race AND challenging group workouts where you can build your fitness and achieve your goals – all under the guidance of highly certified coaches. Our triathlon program also includes membership options to strength train, do yoga, and take indoor cycling classes.

Since 2011, Alamo 180 has coached 23 Full Ironman finishes, and over 150 Half Ironman finishes, and those numbers continue to grow year after year! We know how to develop training programs that work, programs that allow athletes to achieve their Ironman goals! Our athletes get to the Ironman finish line healthy and strong. Our programs prove it time and time again.

But don’t just take our word for it, read some testimonials from some of our triathletes:

“I was very happy with the plan and coaching! I was able to stay injury free unlike last training plan I followed.”

“I like that we got the fatigue with less risk of injury.”

“The training plan adequately prepared me for race day!”

“Awesome program with lots of options for all levels! Supportive “family” of coaches and athletes!”

“I would most definitely follow the Ironman group training program again!”

So what does training look like? We offer multiple group workouts every week and you select the ones you can attend. You will also receive an online training plan through Training Peaks – yours to keep – so you can follow along on your own and at group workouts. We offer several membership options for you to pick the one that works best! Select the group workout membership Tier that best suits your needs.

Ready to learn more? We offer program orientations for both the Full and Half distance where you can ask all the questions you want and we answer ’em! If you cannot attend one, you can always call or email us and we’d be happy to chat with you! Learn more about the Full . Learn more about the Half.

Ready take the Ironman leap? The group Ironman training program starts on Jan 8th. This program trains athletes for Ironman 140.6 Texas! Don’t attempt to train for this alone, we’d love to have you join our team of triathletes! Build some incredible friendships during training and enjoy the journey together on race day! learn more

The Full Ironman not your jam? Hey we’ve got a killer Half Ironman program that’s sure to challenge! This group program trains for Ironman 70.3 Texas and starts on Jan 1st – how’s that for a perfect New Year’s Resolution?! Again, don’t train alone, friends make the training and racing more fun! learn more

So what to do between now and then? We’ve whipped together some free advice and training tips for ya. Enjoy implementing it into your schedule. Click the pic below! And if you wanna join our off-season training program and get a much more detailed training plan, it’s going on now. Never too early to start your 2018 season! Gains are made in the off-season! Email info@alamo180.com for more information.

Now get to training! You’ve got some incredible goals to accomplish!

~Alamo 180 Tri Coaches

Ironman Program: Ironman Texas 2018

Are you ready for a training plan with purpose?

Are you ready to take your fitness to a whole new level?

Are you ready to train alongside others with the same Ironman goal?

Are you ready to become an Ironman?

Alamo 180’s GROUP Ironman Training Program has successfully trained triathletes to the Ironman finish line!

We are ALL about offering high quality workouts coupled with high quality coaching. Our plans are proven and our coaches are certified and full of personal and professional experience. It’s the total package AND it’s what makes our program stand out among the others out there. 

Hear from some of our Ironman triathletes:

“I was very happy with the plan and coaching! I was able to stay injury free unlike last training plan I followed.”

I like that we got the fatigue with less risk of injury.

The training plan adequately prepared me for race day!

I would most definitely follow the Ironman group training program again!

Our next GROUP Ironman training program starts on Jan 8th. This program trains athletes for Ironman Texas 2018.

We’d love to have you join our team of triathletes!

So what to do between now and then? Here’s some free advice & training tips for ya. Enjoy implementing it into your schedule. Click on the picture to see Alamo 180’s Ironman training tips. (If you want a more detailed approach between now and program start date, join our off-season training program). 

Now get to work training for your Ironman race! Chat soon!

If you have questions or want some 1 on 1 feedback, email info@alamo180.com to schedule your free 15 minute call. Or if you’re into writing more than talking, shoot us an email…that works, too! 

Off-Season Triathlon Training

2017 Alamo 180 Off-Season Triathlon Training Program

START DATE:
Monday, October 2

OFF-SEASON GOALS:
To develop strength and efficiency in all three disciplines.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
The goal of this program is not so much on volume as it is on frequency of training. Through frequency of training athletes gain the opportunity to improve upon mechanics (which is one of the leading reasons for getting faster year after year). October and November are “run focus” months where there are more frequent runs in the training plan per week. The goal is to develop efficiency and improve run fitness. The run focus months will culminate with the SA Rock’n’Roll half marathon. December is a swim focus month with the goal to improve stroke efficiency and improve swim fitness. The swim focus month will culminate with Monica’s Mile 1 hour or 1 mile swim event. January is a bike focus month and the goal is on cycling efficiency and improved fitness. January will culminate with a bike race (race TBD).
Note: There will still be workouts in the other two disciplines during the “focus months” so you won’t lose your “feel” in those disciplines.

In regards to strength training, as this is an vital part of the off-season program, it will be recommended athletes strength train at least twice per week, three is ideal. Strength training is best reserved for off-season when volume of training decreases. Build strength in the off-season to have it available during the in-season. Because in the in-season, volume is key and that should be your primary focus. Athletes will work on total body strength and fitness during IRON XT classes. Athletes also have the option to do Boot Camp classes. Yoga is also suggested for recovery weeks, and/or to add during the training week as a way to stretch and recover.

Also, considering that there is a decrease in frequency in the other disciplines during the focus months, it’s imperative athletes strength train to not only maintain strength and coordination, but to also build it. Strength produces power, power produces speed. Real gains are made when athletes take the time to build strength in the off-season. Plus, that’s the time of the year to do it!

WHAT DOES A WEEK LOOK LIKE?
Here’s what the months of Oct and Nov will look like: Monday, Wednesday are IRON XT / strength training sessions, Friday can be IRON XT or Yoga (choice); Monday, Friday are short maintenance runs and Wednesday is a run speed session. Saturday is a long Run. Tuesday is a swim and Thursday is a bike. Sunday off.
You’ll notice this set up is different than a typical week in the in-season. It’s good to chagne things up in the off-season. Prevent boredom and a plateau!

TRAINING LEVEL TIERS:
Depending on how many group training sessions you wish to attend depends on the level Tier you select. To follow this off-season plan as recommended, we suggest Tier 3 or 4. Athletes on Tier 3 and 4 also get access to the IRON XT Facebook group page where they have access to the strength training program and the workouts. This is ideal if you need to train on your own and need the strength workout of the day to follow.

Click here to see the options: http://www.alamo180.com/triathlon/group-training/

WANNA KNOW MORE?
If you have questions on the program, or are interested to learn more, reach out at info@alamo180.com

You can join at any point during the off-season program. So if you’re finishing up your last race of the 2017 season, don’t worry. Rock that race and then join us when you’re ready. Make 2018 your best year yet because of what you did during the off-season!

Ironman Texas Training Program

 

The 2018 date has been set for Ironman Texas: Saturday, April 28th!

Alamo 180’s Ironman Texas group training program starts on Jan 8th and we’d love to have you join the team and ROCK it on race day! Our 2017 team rocked it on race day at Ironman Texas (we had 5 finishers!) and we’re ready to do it again in 2018!

Alamo 180 is the leading triathlon training program in San Antonio. In fact, we are the only Multisport Training Center in San Antonio. What makes us unique is that we provide the training plan for your race and challenging group workouts where you can build your fitness and achieve your goals – all under the guidance of highly certified coaches. Our triathlon program also includes membership options to strength train, do yoga, and take indoor cycling classes.

Since 2011, Alamo 180 has coached over 20 Full Ironman finishes, and those numbers continue to grow! We know how to develop training programs that work, training programs that allow athletes to achieve their Ironman goals! Our athletes get to the Ironman finish line healthy and strong. Our programs prove it time and time again.

Ready to learn more?
PROGRAM ORIENTATION!!!
Save the date for Monday, Jan 8, 2018 @ 5:30pm.
Location: Alamo 180 Spin Studio.
This is your chance to learn about how Alamo 180 can get you to the Ironman finish line healthy, strong and confident. You’ll learn what to expect and all necessary details of the training plan. We will bring out chairs for you to sit and we will present info and save time for a Q&A. We’re doing it in the spin studio, so if you want to sit on a bike and spin – go for it!

But until then, here’s a quick snapshot of what to expect in the program:

Training Program Start Date:
Program Start Date: Monday, Jan 8th.
First group workout: Tuesday, Jan 9th.

What you get:
*16 weeks of training.
*Online training plan through Training Peaks with specific workout details listed.
*Clinics included in select group workouts
*Access to private FB page & private webpage (a great resource full of helpful articles, live videos from coaches, and more!)
*Coached workouts led by highly certified coaches
*Regular assessments & benchmark workouts
*Template to determine training zones

Investment:
Group Training Tier options from $79 to $179/month. more info here 

Group workouts:
Select group workouts will have “skills portion” in each discipline and a good 15 to 20 minutes (in select group workouts) will be spent on those skills. Our goal is to produce efficient, faster triathletes.

As often as possible, group workouts will take place on terrain that prepares athletes for race day.

Training Program Overview:
*Program Periodization: 3 weeks of build, 1 week recovery. On select blocks in the program, there will be 2 weeks build, 1 week recovery. Assessments every 5 to 6 weeks.
*Schedule: On large volume weeks, there will be two off days to ensure adequate recovery and training adaptation. On average, expect 2 to 3 swims a week, 3 to 5 bike rides a week, 4 to 6 runs a week. On select weeks throughout the program, there will be increases in workout frequency each week in each discipline.
*Training hours will increase in a safe, conservative manner. Training hours will not exceed 18 hours a week. Expect an average of 13 to 15 training hours a week.
*There will be two “Hell Weekends” before race day where over the course of 3 days, athletes will participate in long brick workouts to adequately prepare for the long race day. Athletes love the mental confidence boosters these workouts bring!
*Calendar/Workout Access: Athlete training plans are loaded into Training Peaks. You will receive a personal account and access to the group workout calendar.
*Clinics in each discipline will be offered on a monthly basis during select group workouts. Based on the Tier the athlete registered for, this will either be included in their membership, or paying a discounted drop-in fee of $15.
*Any athlete that needs an adjustment to the group training plan (due to travel, illness, injury, etc) may request one by their coach at a $20/week adjustment rate. This is a great way to make the plan custom when you need it!

Are you ready to start? Check to make sure you meet Program Req:
Program Pre-requisites: (and since the race is months away, you have time to meet these pre-reqs!)
Athletes that do not meet ALL pre-requisites will be encouraged to select custom training (versus Group training).
* Must have at least 1 Half distance triathlon finish in the last 18 months.
*Currently able to train at race cut-off paces in each discipline: Swim: 3:37/100m -or- 3:19/100yd, Bike: 13.7 mph, Run: 14:53/mile.
*Current fitness level in each discipline: swim 30 minutes non-stop, ride 35 miles on the bike, and run 90 minutes.

Getting excited?! Wanna learn more? Still have questions? Come to our No Obligation Program Orientation on Monday, Jan 8th at 5:30pm.

Have questions that you want answered now? Email Coach Bree: bree@alamo180.com or click here 

Year after year Alamo 180 turns wannabe Ironman athletes into medal wearing Ironman finishers!! If you’re looking for a team to train with, here’s your chance! Looking for a coaching staff to help you reach your goals, take the leap! Make 2018 the year you say YES to your triathlon journey! The year you become an IRONMAN!! Let’s make it a great one!

Run Program Meet & Greet

 

SAVE THE DATE! We are exactly one month away from our Meet & Greet! Come by and learn what makes Alamo 180’s Run program a success year after year! This run program culminates with the San Antonio Rock’n’Roll Half and Full Marathon. Meet our certified run coaches and have all your questions answered. We love sharing information about the program in advance giving you the best chance of success. We firmly believe that a wise and informed athlete is an athlete that achieves goals! Some come to the Meet & Greet and get a head start on your goals! We look forward to meeting you soon! For more info: http://www.alamo180.com/running/group-training/. To message Coach Lexa: lexa@alamo180.com