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Active Expert: Gale Bernhardt

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A triathlete that I’ve coached for years (one-on-one personal training, then consulting/advising him on self-coaching questions) wondered what’s next after Ironman? He told me he needs a new drug. Maybe you need one too?


How about:


USA Cycling time trials in your area?

How about long distance cycling goals? (Bike tours or long-distance events.)

Aiming for Team USA in triathlon or duathlon? (There are sprint, Olympic and long distance options.)





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Ironman and half-Ironman plans available on ActiveTrainer.

Off-season plans for triathlon and cycling, along with event-specific running, cycling and more triathlon plans found here.




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I love to get these notes. It feels great to know I can helppeople meet their goals.



Dear Ms. Bernhardt:


I'm writing to thank you for the great training program you outlined in your Training Plans for Multisport Athletes book for the 12 Week Program for a Sprint Triathlon.  I successfully completed my first Triathlon yesterday.  It was fun. It was exciting.  And it was a major accomplishment for this 54 year old male.


I've never taken the time to write to an author before but I found your program informative, easy to understand and a real confidence boost to make my participation a reality.


I'm looking forward to setting my next fitness goal.


All the best,


T. Webber



Hi Gale,


I'm A. Carratta from Italy,


I wrote you in November about a swim question and after the email I bought thebook with the swim work-out.


I follow your table "26 Weeks to IM" and now I'M AN IRONMAN!!!


I did


Swim : 198.55Km
Bike: 3,596.12Km
Running: 1,084.26Km
Total: 4,878.93Km


And the IM time was:


Swim : 01:50:57         ( I'm not aswimmer and my first IM without wetsuit was terrible and infinite! )
Bike: 06:41:27        ( explosion oninner tube and mechanical problems )
Run : 04:13:38        ( i think to doin 3:45, but the hot temperature .- 40° - was terrible and i relax myself)


Now I'm following "13 weeks to 70.3"


A. Carratta




I've used a number of your training plans for successful IM and 70.3 races.  I finished the 2012 IM Lake Placid in 11:08 and would love a plan that can get me in under 11 hrs.  

Thanks & regards,


E. Siebert

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