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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!

December Newsletter

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Alamo 180’s December Newsletter! Lots of great things going on in the month of December!

Read up… http://conta.cc/2gqc5hF
P.S. Not included in the newsletter: we had to buy more weights and bars because we were almost running out in classes!
P.S.S. We also got some nice foam rollers for your muscles to love…or hate…or both…

Ironman Texas + Ironman 70.3 Texas

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Let’s Do This!

It’s time to take it up a notch! Time to rock the Half or Full Ironman distance. Whether this is your first, or fifth race, you’ll notice a difference training with Alamo 180.

We believe that training well & training smart should make you feel powerful.

Strong. Capable. Confident.

And most importantly, joyful. After all, if it’s not fun, why do it?

We know it can feel daunting trying to navigate Half and Full Ironman training plans online – Do the plans work? Are they legit? Am I wasting money? Am I saving money? Will I get to the finish line in one piece? These are normal questions and you should ask them!

That’s why it’s our mission at Alamo 180 to make training purposeful, effective, attainable, and enjoyable. That every workout in the training plan be jammed packed with quality and purpose. With every workout serving a specific purpose in the overall training plan. There’s no wasted workout.

Since 2011, Alamo 180 has coached well over 100 Half Ironman finishes and 15 Full Ironman finishes. We know how to develop training programs that work, training programs that allow athletes to achieve their goals. No matter your experience, we have the expertise to get you to the finish line!

So you can spend less time worrying about all the details and spend more doing what you love.

We’re thrilled you’re here and we can’t wait to be part of your Half or Full Ironman journey! It’s an exciting ride! So excited for you.

Love,

Alamo 180 Triathlon Coaches

Ready to learn more?! 

Program Orientations:

Check out our upcoming Program Orientations. If you’re wanting to learn more, and see if Alamo 180 is the right fit for you, come to the Q & A + Training Program Overview. We answer all your questions!

Ironman 70.3 Texas – Monday, Dec 5 @ 6:30pm. Location: Alamo 180 Studio.  (program start date is Dec 19)

  • This orientation will be a Spin + Learn.  Easy ride on indoor spin bikes while you learn about the program. We’re all about time management, so if you need a workout that evening, this is perfect!

Ironman Texas – Monday, Dec 19 @ 6:30pm. Ironman Texas. (program start date is Jan 2)

 

Training Options:

Looking at Group Training? Learn more here!

How about Custom Training? Learn more here! 

New Training Program: Obstacle Course Racing

Alamo 180 is launching a NEW program come January 23rd! Obstacle Course Racing! 

Alamo 180’s Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) program prepares athletes for a strong performance at obstacle races such as Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, and more! Group workouts will include the very obstacles encountered on race day: rope climbs, spear throws, bucket carries, sandbag carries, monkey bars, and more. Group workouts allow athletes to push and encourage each other, thus building mental and physical toughness, and improving athletic performance. Our coaches are highly experienced and knowledgeable and they will appropriately challenge and motivate athletes to achieve race day goals.

Alamo 180’s OCR program challenges all levels of athletes, beginner to experienced. Our OCR training plans are developed in a periodized manner in which the program appropriately increases in volume and intensity, with included weeks of recovery, to ensure proper adaptation to the training load.  Regular benchmark workouts are included in the program to track fitness progress. Go into race day completely prepared for every obstacle that comes your way.

Sounds awesome, right? Learn more about this program & how you can get started! 

Learn about the awesome coach leading the program! 

Triathlon CLUB Team!

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New in 2017!!! Alamo 180 CLUB Triathlon Team!

$180 annual membership gets you…

*Access to ALL coached weekend group workouts & assessment workouts all year long! This also includes any special weekend events such as the ROCK the MOCK practice triathlons we host, as well as any clinics that pertain to team races.
*Access to Alamo 180’s Private FB group & Private Webpage.
*Inclusion in the Monday Emails of all the team happenings for the week & month – so you stay in the know!
*Race in the Alamo 180 Team Kit – we’re using Wattie Ink this year! 
*Support from teammates & coaches at team races.
*Be part of a local, fun, triathlon team!
We offer group workouts every weekend (unless the weekend happens to be a team race). Drop-in rates for triathletes are $17/tri-workout. You can safely guess that’s about 48 workouts. 48 x $15 = $816. Not to mention you will also get access to the assessment workouts…that’s another 3 every other month. You can already see you’re getting a huge value by joining the Alamo 180 triathlon Club team! Have fun in training and on race day! Join Alamo 180!

Enrollment starts January 1. Investment $180/year. $15 additional workout drop-in fee. learn more 

This membership option is great for the athlete that wants a group to train with on the weekend for camaraderie and support. View this membership as a supplement to what you already do! No matter the training plan you follow or who coaches you, this option is great for the athlete looking to be part of a local team!

The FAQ’s we get on Club Membership: 

  1. I have my own training plan that I follow, will I have to buy one of yours? Nope! If you’re happy with your training plan, then we’re happy for you! You won’t be encouraged to buy one of ours. We aren’t salesy like that.
  2. By joining the Club, will I get an Alamo 180 Training Plan for races? No. You will not get access to our training plans – that is for athletes paying premium training membership. Club is for triathletes that already have a training plan they follow and they want a group to workout with on weekends. Club is also for triathletes that are Weekend Warriors and they want to enjoy triathlon training on the weekends with friends/teammates.
  3. What if I join Alamo 180 Club, but then later decide to get a premium training membership? We will happily apply your club membership to the premium training membership. Here’s how that works: Club membership is $15/month (12 x $15 = $180). So, $15 per month is applied to the monthly premium membership for the duration you’re on it. click here to learn about premium membership 
  4. What I if I want to drop-in on a Tri group workout during the week? We’d love for you to join weekday workouts. Club membership gives unlimited access to weekend workouts. Weekday workouts are additional at $15/drop-in (a discount from our standard $17/drop-in). We post the month schedule in advance so you can plan workout attendance accordingly.
  5. Do I get to race in the team kit? YES! ALL Alamo 180 triathletes race in the team kit! Athletes and coaches will see you on the course and cheer for you! It’s the best feeling in the world to have teammates cheering for you!  And in 2017, we have new team kits being designed by the incredible Wattie Ink! We can’t wait! SAVE THE DATE for Dec 17 for our Kit Fit Night. Try on the sample kits to get your right size before the team order.

Have more questions?  Reach out to Coach Bree: bree@alamo180.com

Our Alamo 180 team is a comprised of athletes that take training and fun seriously. It’s equal parts fun + hard work. If you love to have fun and work hard, then we’re the group for you! 

Full IRONMAN Group Triathlon Program!

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FULL IRONMAN Program Details:

The Alamo 180 Full Ironman GROUP training program prepares athletes for a strong finish at IRONMAN Texas 

For the athlete with the goal to finish strong, the group plan will appropriately challenge and prepare them for race day. For athletes with specific performance-based race day goals, it’s recommended they select custom training to best achieve their goals (see the breakdown below). 

Program Pre-requisites:

Athletes that do not meet ALL pre-requisites will be encouraged to select custom 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.

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 4 bike rides a week, 4 to 5 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 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 one “Hell Weekend” a month 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.
  • 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.

Is the GROUP training program right for you?

If your goal is to finish strong and you want a group to train with for camaraderie and support, this is the program for you!  In the group plan, there will be regular assessments for you to track improvement as well as for determining appropriate training zones. In the group plan, athletes will be given a template to help them determine their training zones (easy to follow instructions!) Athletes will also receive a template to help them determine race day zones. Athletes on the group plan have access to group workouts and coaching. 

We don’t just support our athletes in training, we do it on race day as well. Whether this is your first attempt at the Ironman distance, or you’re a veteran Ironman athlete, you’ll find our training to be challenging and appropriate. 

What is the CUSTOM training program? 

The CUSTOM plan is ideal for…

  • the athlete that has an aggressive race day goal – we will set appropriate training and pace goals, develop an aggressive training plan, and regularly asses to ensure the athlete is meeting them,
  • the athlete that has a ways to go to meet swim, bike, or run cut-off times – we will set necessary pace goals and develop workouts around hitting those paces & closely monitor improvement in training,
  • the athlete with a very tricky work schedule – we will set a plan that allows flexibility as well as workout options the athlete can choose from on select days,
  • the athlete with very limited time to train – we will maximize every training hour through select workouts.

In the custom program, the coach calculates training and race zones, prepares the training plan to work around the athlete’s schedule, and provides workout feedback/data analysis to help the athlete improve.

Whether you select GROUP or CUSTOM, our plan works! In the past three years,  we have prepared 7 athletes for a strong finish at Ironman Texas! Join Alamo 180 and let us help you become an Ironman – either again or for the first time!!!

 

Talk to a coach at the IRONMAN Texas program orientation at Alamo 180! 

Date: December 19 at 6:30pm. Location: Alamo 180 studio! 

 

BOOTCAMP: Nov 1 – Dec 23

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Join Coach Aslyn for a challenging 8 week BOOTCAMP program!

Program Dates: Tuesday, November 1 – Saturday, December 23.

Investment into your health: $240 REGISTER

Class Schedule:

  • Mon, Tues, Thurs @ 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat @ 12pm – 1pm. Pick THREE classes of the four offered each week.

Assessments: Fitness assessments will be taken on the 1st, 5th and 8th week of the program. This allows you to track your progress during the program.

About the training: All movements will consist of body weight exercises. These will be high quality, muscle building, fat-burning workouts.

Space is limited! Get registered!!!! REGISTER