While all athletes can vary in their motivations, bodies and goals. There are clear distinctions between men and woman in how they approach endurance sports. As a coach you will need to know some of theses subtleties as you work with both male and female athletes.
Selecting the appropriate race and training weight as a woman depends on you and your goals. Performance can be enhanced with a leaner and lighter body composition which is ideally suited for endurance sports. As a female ♀ endurance athlete our coaches have put together these key points to help you to navigate towards your ideal body weight. Note that we believe that less is not always more and that the “right” body weight is a blend of health, performance and your own bodies design.
For Tristar woman looking to get dialed in with their cycles, the FITR woman app is a great resource. Use the app to help time your cycle and learn more about how it is impacting your training and performances.
Female athletes have their own unique training demands based on the timing of their menstrual cycles. Our Tristar coaches have put together these key principals and descriptions based on your goals and training plan as a female athlete. Your coach will help guide your plan based on your time of the month and key training sessions.
Recognized as one of the leading authors in woman specific endurance training, our coaches highly recommend for our female athletes to take a deeper dive into her book “ROAR”. Our Tristar coaches feel this reading can help you to further unlock your racing and training potential with her books “deep dive” into the female athletes needs.
As the adage goes, there is no ”I” in team and I want to join your team, helping get you to the start and finish lines of your races. I enjoy creating individualized training plans that reward discipline and consistency as well as providing experienced guidance to achieve your goals." —Coach Suzanne Turner
Megan truly agrees with Ironman’s statement that Anything Is Possible - with proper coaching and training. Balancing work, family and training can be hard, and Megan knows how to help balance all these priorities - Persistence, diligence and a good amount of flexibility.
“Everyone’s looking for a hack, but real rewards come from real hard work. Do things outside of your comfort zone, put in the work and make your dreams happen. I can’t wait to see what I can do next in this sport, and I’m just as excited to be able to share that with others. ”
Kate Bruck is a professional triathlete and life-long competitor. Starting at the age of 7, Kate found success early in the swimming and track and field world, earning a 3rd place national title at the US junior Olympics in track and field.