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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! 

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

Tri Off-Season Training: Save the date!

Alamo 180 Triathlon Training
Off-Season Challenge
 
Dates:
We have two dates to best accommodate for those that travel over the holidays, want to rest some after the late season races, etc.
Choose your start date:
Monday, November 7 – Sunday, February 26: 16 weeks
Monday, Dec 5 – Sunday, February 26: 12 weeks
 
You can also join at any time during the off-season program past the suggested start dates. There will be level options which will allow you to choose the appropriate training level.
 
2 Categories:
*Short Course (for Sprint & Olympic distance).
*Long Course (for Half & Full Ironman distance).
 
Point System:
Every workout and event is worth points. You will tally up points for every workout you do and the athletes with the most points, win! See below for the allocation of points.
 
Cross-Training/Strength Points:
IRON XT = 10 points.
ROM = 2 points.
*We will have IRON XT strength program templates available by Tri Off-Season for purchase. This is ideal for those that cannot attend our IRON XT classes and want to follow a strength regimen at their own gym or during our open gym hours.
*It’s even recommended to spend the first 4 weeks doing IRON XT classes 5 times per week (Start strength training the first 4 weeks of Nov 7 – Dec 4, then start Tri Training on Dec 5). Not only will you build some serious strength and stability to help you with muscular endurance and power, but you’ll rack up some serious points each week!
 
Swim/Bike/Run Points:
Swim = 1 point for every 500 yd/m.
Bike = 1 point for every 5 mile.
Run = 1 point for every 1 mile.
 
Event Points:
Monica’s Mile = 10 points / Monica’s Hour = 20 points.
Half Marathon = 15 points.
Marathon = 30 points.
Duathlon = 15 points.
Shorter events, i.e. 10k, 5k, etc. are worth the number of points under swim/bike/run category.
 
Points Calculation:
Tally up your points throughout the week and record them in the provided Excel spreadsheet (it will be emailed to everyone at the start of the off-season program). Points must be tallied and emailed to Coach Bree no later than Sunday night at midnight for the points to count for that week. Post your #proof pic of the points to Facebook group!
 
I will keep a tally of everyone that is participating and the points they are accumulating.
 
What if you rode your bike 24 miles? Well, you have the option to ride one more mile and make it divisible by 5 and get your full 5 points (1 point for every 5 miles on the bike). OR, simply take 24 and divide it by 5 and your points total is 4.8. No rounding up on the math. Your rounding up option is to swim, bike or run more 😉
 
Winners of the Off-Season Challenge:
The top 3 triathletes in each category – Short & Long Course – at the end of the program, with the most points wins! It will be a prize and discounts on training.
 
Off Season training will include speed and strength training (in the gym and in the sport). We will also work on developing other swim strokes. This will be a completely new off-season training format and it’s gonna be our best off-season training yet!
 
For those that will be starting their 2017 training programs (for Sprint/Oly, Half or Full Ironman) during the Off-Season program, you can still tally points from your workouts. The off-season program concludes on Sunday, Feb 26.
 
For the 2017 Spring Races we have planned out so far…
*Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico starts on Monday, Nov 28. 
*Galveston Half Ironman starts on Monday, Dec 19.
*Ironman Texas starts on Monday, Dec 19. If you’re on custom training, start your training on the agreed upon date with your coach. 

New Training Cycle: “Thermopylae”

 

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New Training Cycle: Thermopylae.

Training Dates: Sept 19 – Dec 10

Assessment Dates: Sept 24, Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 10

Thermopylae. The “hot gates.” The site of an epic battle, fought 2500 years ago. Alamo 180’s 12-week “Thermopylae” program will prepare you for battle as one of the famed 300 Spartans who stood for 3 days against a million man army. Are you ready to push yourself to the next level? Are you ready for “Thermopylae?”

Open to all levels. Every exercise can be scaled accordingly.