IRONMAN Louisville Information & Coaching

IRONMAN Louisville Training Camp Weekend

June 12-14, 2020

Racing the 2020 IRONMAN Louisville? Then this Boutique-Style Weekend Training Camp is a must! Registration is limited, so don't wait!

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

During the Weekend Camp Attendees will:

  • Ride 1-lap (approx. 75-miles) practice lap of the Ironman Louisville bike course
  • Ride will be led by a well-versed Louisville KY based USAT Certified Coach
  • Bike course will be analyzed in detail
  • Run all or part of 1-lap (up to 13-miles) of the Ironman Louisville course
  • Swim course will be analyzed via a guided walking tour of
    • Swim start
    • Swim out
    • Transition area and changing tents locations

Camp Testimonials

I got a lot out of this activity despite being familiar with course and event. The Friday night talk was helpful for technique and approach to overall IRONMAN event. Mental and nutritional management are so important to success. The description and management of bike course was excellent. Even more valuable was the ability to ride the challenging course chaperoned by experienced riders and feel safe. Thank you all. The breakdown of the swim course was excellent, especially sighting tips. Due to newness of run course(1 week} we did not have as detailed a breakdown. However, the ability to run the course and visualize aspects of it with support was valuable. The dinner was excellent as well as company. Thank you again.
– Mike S.
Trudy and I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. You have been so inspirational and we have learned so much. It has given me that extra bit of motivation needed to push through the final months of training.
– J.N.

Thank you all so much for this weekend! Being from out of town, I wasn't sure how the weekend would go, and I was absolutely blown away by those of you I had a chance to meet! Thank you for being so welcoming, for being so patient with me on the bike, and for just being all around kind and fun to spend time with! I can see why you all love training together! I look forward to seeing you all again in October, and if any of you ever find yourselves in Richmond, VA, definitely let me know!!

– Lauren N.

IRONMAN Louisville Course Info

The IRONMAN Louisville Swim Course and Sighting Tips

Mike Jotautus has uploaded a time-lapse video of most of the swim course. The video is 2:08 in length and covers from near the start to beneath the second street bridge (the last bridge on course).

Barrys IRONMAN Louisville Bike Course Review PowerPoint, 22.5 MB

Coach Barry presented the above information on race day mental strategies and a review of the IRONMAN Louisville bike course and how to tackle each segment.

IRONMAN Louisville Bike Course Video

Follow the yellow dot as it makes it's way through the IRONMAN Louisville bike course. The Relive video is a satellite view and elevation profile of ONE LAP on the course. Video is 1:15 in length.

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.

IRONMAN Articles

Predict Your IRONMAN Swim Time

… or any distance for that matter

by Mike Jotautus

Last week I worked with an athlete who had an I'd be happy if… goal of completing the IRONMAN swim in 1:45.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thank you Coach Barry. It was great to get your tips and to see your and your team out on the bike and the run. Keep up the great work impacting and helping people like you helped me!

– A.R.

Just wanted to thank you for all you have done for me. I couldn't do this crazy sport without you! Thank you for being out there always encouraging me, guiding me and supporting me.

– C.W.

This would not have been possible without you! So thankful!

– M.B.

Thanks Barry! You got me through!

– M.S.

Barrys IRONMAN Louisville Links

Official IRONMAN Louisville Links


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


IRONMAN Certified Coach

Thanks for all you do! See you (for IRONMAN Louisville) in two weeks.

– Hannah
…Thank you so much for all your help, encouragement and hugs! You really made this day work for me! You are a great coach and an incredible person. You really helped me become an Ironman today!
– Jane G.

So nice to meet some of you this weekend! Looking forward to coming back and riding the course again before race day-good luck in all your training!

– Hannah C.

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.