IRONMAN Louisville Information & Coaching

Registration is limited to 8 athletes


Ironman Louisville Training Camp

July 21-23, 2017

If you are racing 2017 Ironman Louisville, this boutique-style Ironman Louisville Weekend Training Camp is a must!

  • Low Athlete-to-Coach Ratios
  • Ride & Run will be done on the Ironman Louisville Course
  • Swim course will be analyzed both by video review & walking tour (no in water workout)



  • July 21 - Bike course review: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • July 22 – Bike course ride: One lap of the course with a certified coach leader, maximum 4 riders + lead rider per group. Ride starts at daylight.
  • July 22 – Swim and Run course review: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • July 23 – Run course training run: One lap run of the run course with a certified coach leader & supported aid stations. Run starts 8:00 a.m.
  • July 23 – Swim course walk through: (no in water swim). Review of the course including walk to swim out and then to where changing tents will be set-up.


  • Yoga – 1-hour Gentle Restorative Class
  • BarryS Coaching Hat or Visor
  • Pre-, In- & Post-workout nutrition provided by Infinit Nutrition
  • Access to all BarryS Coaching Sponsor Discount Codes – including Rudy Project, XTERRA Wetsuits, Infinit Nutrition, Finnis Swim, Ken Combs Running Store
  • Ability to purchase, at cost, BarryS Coaching Triathlon & Cycling Kits
  • Cookout at Coach Barry's House Saturday evening
  • Detailed Swim, Bike & Run Course review, analysis, strategy
  • Swim course 2.4 mile video review

See even more information and register at Active.com


IRONMAN Louisville 2017 Webinar

Coach Barry and Coach Mike presented a Webinar for First time IRONMAN athletes on the official IRONMAN site.

Here is the PowerPoint presentation file available for download:

Download POWERPOINT File - 13MB

Audio available here registreation required

Finishing Ironman Easier than Finishing This Ironman Story

By John Boel

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - They are fast, chiseled, thirsty, crazy and for the most part, the people who try the Ironman Triathlon are on the shy side of retirement age, with two good wheels.

Not coach Barry Stokes. Continued…

NEW IRONMAN Louisville Bike Course

Coach Barry has posted his Garmin Connect profile of the new IRONMAN Louisville Bike Course. The biggest change is the out-and-back on 1694 is gone.

view the profile

2016 Athlete Guide Now Available

Your 2016 IRONMAN Louisville Athlete Guide is now available online. Please be sure to read the guide prior to race week for important information regarding Athlete Check-In, course cut-offs, and much more.

IRONMAN Louisville Athlete Guide

Race Day Checklist

We have created a race day checklist that covers just about everything you will need for your first triathlon. We have also included a couple tips. continued…

See also: the race day walk-through.

Race Day Plan

As we head into the heart of race season the following link will take to you Race-Day Plan Sheets which may help you 1. organize your thoughts & plans for race day and 2. bring a bit of reinforcement & comfort to you mentally in the days leading up to the race. Thank you to Scott Fliegelman for putting the outline together. continued…

Race Day Walk-Through

The race-day walk through is a handy guide on what to expect on race day for newer triathletes and is applicable to any triathlon up to IM 70.3. continued…

See also: the race day checklist.

Coach Barry talks about focus on what you can control

IRONMAN Louisville Swim Start

Eric William proudly crossing the finish line IRONMAN Louisville

Entertainment at the BarryS Coaching Y'all it's a Party, Party during the 2015 Ironman. Josh Goodman, you two were The Best! Thank you

On the Ironman Louisville Bike Course
On the Ironman Louisville Run Course
On the Ironman Louisville Run Course
Coach Mike, Coach Barry and Coach Brian
Ironman Louisville Training Ride
Ironman Loyuisville Training Ride
Ironman Louissville Run Course
Ironman Louisville Run Course
Ride Not Going as Expected? Call Barrys Coaching

I'm eternally grateful for all the coaching and advice that made my Ironman dream come true. I'll wear my Barry's Coaching kit with pride

– J.

Simply the Best Coach and Coaching Team around: BarryS Coaching Barry Stokes. Couldn't have done my IM 70.3 with out him!!!!

– B.A.J.

I was thinking about the race a year ago. I loved the happiness I felt driving home that day. It's still very fresh in my mind. It sure was nice having you out there supporting all the athletes!

– M.B.

Hey Barry, it's been a year since I started working with you and I'd like so say thank you for helping me along my triathlon journey. I'm amazed at the progress I've made and very excited to see what the next years hold. Thank you so much. I couldn't have done it with out you!!!!

– J.W.

I'm going to start hanging out places like the Utica Pike and Cherokee Park and tell everyone I see how Barry took me from couch to IRONMAN in six months.

– M.R.B.


Barry Stokes, USAT Level II Triathlon Coach

Barry Stokes

IRONMAN Certified Coach
USAT Level II Triathlon Coach
USAT Youth & Juniors Triathlon Coach
USAT&F Level I Track & Field Coach

Louisville, KY


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