All the information presented on the iron-rookie.com website is an individual account of the authors personal experiences of training for and entering events and is for resource purposes only. It is not a substitute for, or an addition to, any advice given to you by your doctor or healthcare provider.

Readers of this website should understand that the author started his journey at race level 1 (See race history) and SLOWLY worked his way up.

Before making any changes to your lifestyle, diet or exercise habbits and before implementing any information provided here you must consult your doctor, and consult them again before moving up from one level to the next.

By accessing the information on this website you waive and release any and all claims for damages that may occur as a result of your following all or any part of the authors personal journey, including blog posts, race reports, training plans or advice.

Please understand that you are solely responsible for the way information is perceived and utilisised and you do so at your own risk. You further certify that you have full knowledge of the risks involved in starting, partaking and completing a training plan.

If you ever feel dizzy, shortness of breath, discomfort or pain terminate the activity immediately and seek medical advice.

Never enter a swimming pool unless there is a qualified lifeguard present.

Never swim in open water unless it is a structured open water swim session organised by professional, qualified swim coaches with adequate safety measures in place..

Ensure your bike is regularly inspected and maintained by a qualified bike technician, make sure you always wear a helmet and that the front and rear lights are in full working order.

Consider carrying a mobile phone with you at al times whilst training in case of emergencies.

Wear high visibility clothing for both your cycle and run training and consider training only in well lit pedestrianised areas for the run  and purpose built cycle paths for the bike wherever possible.

The thoughts and opinions that are expressed on this website are those purely of the author, based on his personal experiences of training for, and entering events.

If you plan to train for an IRONMAN 70.3 or full IRONMAN event the author recommends that you also consider consulting an IRONMAN certified coach, you can find your nearest one here: eu.ironman.com/triathlon/ironman-u/startnow#axzz4WfhplUsk

In no way will iron-rookie.com or any persons associated with iron-rookie.com be held responsible for any injuries or problems that may occur due to the use of this website and the information contained within.

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