half-ironman, california, tsa-southwest, 1st-week, april, triathlon, tsa-north-america, top-rated

Oceanside 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

A bucket list triathlon to do once in your career for sure. Top level athletes go to this race to show their stuff early in the season. An ocean swim with hilly bike course soften your legs for a great Pacific Ocean front seat 13.1 mi marathon run. Many key training plan sessions for this race come into our Tristar plan to get you ready including fast start swim workouts, key brick sessions and hill specific long runs. —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

half-ironman, california, tsa-southwest, 1st-week, december, triathlon, flat, fast, cool, tsa-north-america

Indian Wells 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

New to the 70.3 race scene as of 2018, this course is fast for sure. Water temps can be nice and cool as is the air temperatures to start the day. Could be just what you needed to get that half ironman PR?! This Tristar Athletes training plan has training stress that hits it just right for the bike and run sessions timed to keep the feet fast coming off the bike.” —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

half-ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, humid, may, 2nd-week, virginia

Virginia 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

Formerly Rev3 Virginia, this Ironman event will feature similar course and dynamics to the Rev event. The Chickahominy river is with the current and gets athletes out and onto the bike in a faster than usual time. We designed your course specific sessions (customized to your ability) to feature bricks that take you riding sustained uphill efforts in the aerobars similar to what you will see in Charles County. The run workouts will leave you confident as we teach you are high cadence rhythm method. Get started with your custom Virginia 70.3 plan. —Adam Daniels, TSA Level II Coach

half-ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, 3rd-week, humid, october, ocean-swim, new orleans

New Orleans 70.3 Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

Going big in the BIG easy! We prepare our athlete with a plan that introduces course specific intervals for your ability to ride a flat and fast course. We have specific long ride prep for the two loop bike course that forces you to pace early and be able to unload onto the run and down "stars & Stripes BLVD."! Total training stress we will be crafted for you individual goals whether your first New Orleans 70.3 or hunting for a worlds podium spot. With the race being later in the year, temperatures can also be warm and our heat "acclamation" protocol will help you adjust to the humid conditions. —Adam Daniels, TSA Level III Coach

tsa-canada, triathlon, tsa-north-america, june, half-ironman, rolling, 3rd-week, canada, hilly

Mont Tremblant-70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

A single loop wetsuit legal swim without any "drama" to worry about in the gorgeous waters of Elk Lake. One single loop of the coastline on the bike gets your legs slightly fatigued for the run but nothing too difficult if you stick to the Tristar plan. The total bike training load is slightly weighted in the plan versus swim and run stress to the training plan during the final build phases. For the run specific aspects of your training plan we have created treadmill to trail specific run sessions that are unique to the event. —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-west, hilly, june, colorado, 2nd-week, high-altitude

Ironman Boulder Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

The air may be thin but the training is “thick”!  Steady ups and downs on the bike and run course make this course challenging but quick.  Quick? The bike paced well with our Tristar Athletes plan teaches you how to pedal when up to speed and coast when effort is not needed.  Onto the run you will benefit from key sessions we put together that tax your legs when running uphill.  Our coaches know Boulder, live in Boulder and can help you be your best at this course. —Adam Daniels, TSA Level III Coach

ironman, triathlon, 3rd-week, november, tsa-north-america, hot, windy, humid

Ironman Cozumel Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

A quick swim and quick bike but you will have some conditions to contend with. HOT and windy.. still the flat course does lend itself to faster times if you are well prepared. Our Tristar plan features key bike and run sessions designed to simulate the Cozumel course conditions and demands. Athletes as part of this plan will receive a power course race file they can train and practice with either outdoors or indoors on their smart trainer. Sign up for our nutrition and hydration plan to be Raceday ready. —Cliff Scherb, TSA III Coach

ironman, tsa-canada, triathlon, tsa-north-america, july, 4th-week, whistler, hilly, technical

Ironman Whistler Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

Plenty of bike climbing and technical descents will challenge athletes on the course. How you pace your day and these hills will dictate what happens on the run. Athletes will want to follow the key mid week Tristar training plan session bricks that simulate the "Pemberton flats" so as not to blow up your run legs. This is one of our favorite courses to coach and dial in your training plan. — Haluk Sarci, TSA Level II Coach

ironman, tsa-north-america, tsa-midwest, triathlon, 1st-week, wisconsin, hot, humid, september, hilly

Ironman Wisconsin Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

A very underrated Ironman that is one of our favorite courses as coaches here at Tristar Athletes. The hills keep coming on the bike and can really slow even the strongest of Ironmen and Ironwoman. This Tristar plan calls for vertical elevation training specific to this course with sessions that take you at and beyond the TSS required to ride well on this course. All sessions sync with your devices so you can learn to pace both the bike and run well. Our Raceday nutrition plan and strategy also are a Tristar favorite for this race.. — Adam Daniels, TSA Level III Coach

olympic, october, hawaii, tsa-southwest, 4th-week, tsa-north-america, last-week, half-ironman, triathlon

Trick or Tri 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

A great course for first time athletes and a flat and fast bike across the dam ensures a quick day. The lake swim is beautiful with a looped run within the Santa Fe Recreation area. For our Tristar Southwest teammates this is a local favorite training plan where we introduce plenty of heat specific training sessions with extensive heart rate controlled runs to finish in a "scary" good time! —Cliff Scherb TSA Level III Coach.

half-ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, humid, maryland, june, hot, windy, 1st-week

Eagleman 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

This race is flat and fast where athletes need to watch their nutrition and hydration. "Specificity" is the best word to describe the exact work you will need to do in this training plan to succeed. We dial it in using aerobar hill repeats to generate strength through trainer ride intervals as well as outdoor sessions with hills to work the legs. ...Keeping a high output is key to this flat course and this plan features a ton of just that!This race is flat and fast where athletes need to watch their nutrition and hydration. "Specificity" is the best word to describe the exact work you will need to do in this training plan to succeed. We dial it in using aerobar hill repeats to generate strength through trainer ride intervals as well as outdoor sessions with hills to work the legs. ...Keeping a high output is key to this flat course and this plan features a ton of just that! —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

half-marathon, tsa-north-america, california, fast, flat, cool, march, tsa-northwest, 1st-week, running

Santa Cruz Half Marathon Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

...consists of a 13.1-mile run/walk along scenic West Cliff Drive past breathtaking vistas of the Pacific coastline. Runners then pass through the surrounding neighborhoods and make their way west along a paved path through strawberry fields, past historic farm buildings to Wilder Ranch Sate Park. From there, it’s a loop on the Old Cove Landing Trail (unpaved) with incredible views of the rugged ocean bluffs. Runners then retrace their steps back to the finish line festivities on Cowell’s Beach just a stone’s throw from the start line. —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach.

triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, last-week, september, ironman, top-rated, hilly, hot, humid, 4th-week, tennessee

Ironman Chattanooga Training Plan

What our coaches say about this race

A long 116 mile bike and "buzz saw" run makes this course formidable if you don't have the proper plan and raceday strategy. Our key bike sessions most remember when preparing for this course in their training peaks plan.... we build up lots of firepower on the bike in training only to not use it in favor of unleashing efforts on the run. We LOVE this course as our Tristar plan includes a sound raceday strategy prepared by our TSA level III coaches that beats out the competition. We find pacing so crucial to both the bike and run that we have been able to have our athletes consistently beat "fitter" athletes based on pacing intelligence. Ask your Tristar coach about our proprietary pacing calculator for this race when registering for this plan and coaching. — Adam Daniels, TSA Level III Coach

triathlon, tsa-north-america, ironman, 2nd-week, october, humid, hot, windy, top-rated, rolling, ocean-swim, tsa-asia-pacific

Ironman world championships training plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

Its is the beacon of triathlon, shining brightly and it is the steady pull and allure that all triathletes are drawn to... Just getting there may be the ultimate challenge and which much of the thrust of our coaching and planning for this course will be all about. Once you get into the race; we build the approach from the ground up to prepare you for the race of your life. You know its hot... you know its windy, and your know you will be ready because you are working with the Kona experts, Tristar Athletes! —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, ironman, 2nd-week, october, hilly, humid, hot

Ironman Louisville training plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

...Don't be deceived this bike course has some elevation! For the Tristar plan we dial up the total training stress and hill work to be well prepared. (Be sure to tell us if you live somewhere flat ; ) ....Featured bike and run course specific time trials are part of this plan as well for IMLV. This ironman course takes place in the South in October which can be warmer during the day and cooler in the morning and evenings with heat being less of an issue. The flat run finishing on Fourth street is fun as the fans pull you home! —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, flat, ironman, top-rated, fast, florida, november, 1st-week

Ironman Florida Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

We want you to set a personal record on this course, or if its your first finish in the best possible time. We LOVE the Florida spectator vibe on this run course and in general great weather conditions. (..Not always!) The Tristar plan calls for big ring riding, trainer specific workouts that sync with your device and run workouts with pace specific and ♥ rate targets. Get dialed in with your coach and plan. — Haluk Sarci, TSA Level II Coach

ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-west, windy, hot, texas, last-week, top-rated, april, 4th-week, flat, humid

Ironman Texas Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

"Go big or go home" is the motto we adopted for this training plan and coaching style for Ironman Texas. The flat + fast bike course requires diligence on the bike and we raised training stress (TSS) to that end so you can run strong off the bike in the woodlands. The trainer based and outdoor ride sessions use a combination of power, RPE, and ♥ rate to create the highest fitness level possible. All of our sessions on the run are timed with your Garmin or similar device so you can do your training and intervals at goal race pace. This plan features a deep base of training that is applied to each individuals ability when filling out the athlete questionnaire. —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

half-ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, 3rd-week, september, georgia, humid

Augusta 70.3 Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

With a flat and fast run, the strategy relies on how to tackle the bike and just how much to "give". The Augusta specific plan includes our bike pacing calculator to dial in your training sessions that will help you run your best off the bike. We calculate your ability and training stress you can handle from now until Raceday knowing that August presents a hilly ride, point to point swim and flat run. All bike sessions can be exported to your device and used with Zwift. —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

canada, tsa-canada, triathlon, tsa-north-america, june, 1st-week, half-ironman, rolling

Victoria 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

A single loop wetsuit legal swim without any "drama" to worry about in the gorgeous waters of Elk Lake. One single loop of the coastline on the bike gets your legs slightly fatigued for the run but nothing too difficult if you stick to the Tristar plan. The total bike training load is slightly weighted in the plan versus swim and run stress to the training plan during the final build phases. For the run specific aspects of your training plan we have created treadmill to trail specific run sessions that are unique to the event. —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

half-ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, 3rd-week, humid, may, tennessee

Chattanooga 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

One of our top pics in the Deep South to race, this course has a bit of everything in it. The point to point swim with the current makes the day go quick and the long low rollers are fun to punch up and over on the bike course. The run is challenging but not as much as its big brother Ironman Chattanooga. For this training plan we built in proper training stress (TSS) for a more challenging bike, and low grade hill repeats in the final build block to strengthen your overall run finish for raceday. —Haluk Sarci, TSA Level II Coach