Roy Bailey – Triathlon Case Study

Roy was an Olympic distance triathlete and club standard runner who juggled his time with being a new father and a stressful career in the legal profession. His ambition was to finish Ironman UK and become an ‘IronMan’!

BACKGROUND

Roy has a running and swimming background and had posted good times in half and full marathons; Half = 1:43, Full = 4:20:55.

He’d finished Salford Olympic distance Triathlon 4 times with a best time of 2:52:31.

He wanted to complete and finish an Ironman.

Roy lacked having a sounding board for ideas or to advise and coax him to achieve the sessions that we all hate – but make you a winner!

THE CHALLENGES

• Roy had relatively little biking experience and his longest ride pre-coaching was 70 miles.

• He had limited time to fit around his job and family.

• Roy had little experience or knowledge of race planning strategies and pacing over long distances.

THE SOLUTION AND HOW TO FINISH AN IRONMAN

We started 10 months out from IM Bolton UK 2017 with a macro periodised year plan.

 The initial target was to build endurance in all three disciplines followed by race specific preparation.

 The plan’s focus was on:
      – Structure
      – Quality
      – Consistency
      – Planning
      – Advice
      – Kit

RESULTS

YOU ARE AN IRONMAN! – Roy did finish and completed in 13hrs 35mins

PB for Salford Olympic distance of 2:37:02 – a 15 minute improvement!

Marathon PB at Liverpool of 4:05:49 then PB again at Chester 3:49:36.

1500m Swim PB of 26:33.

Improvement of 20% in FTP on the bike.

CONTACT US

Call us on 07917 617988 or email peakssportsconsultancy@gmail.com