1st-week

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

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

half-ironman, tsa-northeast, connecticut, 1st-week, triathlon, top-rated, june, hilly, tsa-north-america

Connecticut 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

Connecticut 70.3 is a fantastic test of early season fitness with 3800 feet of climbing on the bike and an additional 900 feet on the run. With early summer temperatures typically on the cooler side, the most important part of managing this course (besides enjoying the beautiful New England views) is controlling your efforts on the many hills and not burning too many matches early in the race. Do this, and you’re sure to start your season off on the right foot.

— Kyle Halloran, TSA Level I Coach

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

Oceanside 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the Tristar race camp at Oceanside

Racing Oceanside camp weekend, your teammates will be cheering you towards a Half Ironman best with our coaches dialing in your race-day plans and needs. If you are training at camp you will be inspired to train at your very best with our coaches helping you every step of the way.  We will have skills based sessions for swim bike run, race simulations and coaching theory break out sessions for live Q&A. See our schedule of events from our previous camp (here). 

We have an ocean front  house rented for 2020 that will host our team of athletes with beach access for open water swims. Please register asap so you don't miss this great opportunity to train along side your peers as well as our principal coaching staff.

ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southwest, 1st-week, may, windy, utah, hilly

Ironman St George Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

A beautiful and scenic race but not to mention challenging. Those who can rise to the occasion on this tough course will move up the ranks. Not a first timers course but certainly one if you are looking to test your limits. Our Tristar Athletes plan for this course develops the necessary sessions for extensive muscular endurance found both on the bike and run course. Each training block will have regular testing to ensure you are making progress towards your goals and raceday. - Coach Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III 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

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.

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

Victoria 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the 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. —Megan Tobin, TSA Level I Coach

1st-week, marathon, tsa-north-america, chicago, illinois, october, tsa-midwest, flat, fast, top-rated, running

Chicago Marathon Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE RACE

Flat and fast, this early October event is a big city blast. Its hard not to get swept up in the first 13.1 miles and blow your ♥ and legs before making it across the line. For this course specific plan we have created multiple sessions to teach you how to pace correctly based on your race time goals so you break the tape knowing you gave it everything you had. —Adam Daniels, TSA Level III Coach

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

Livermore Half Marathon Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

The Livermore Valley Half Marathon, featuring the very best of California's oldest wine region, including the popular Wine, Beer and Music Festival hosted in the heart of Downtown Livermore. This is a beautiful and quick course through wine country and not overly taxing or challenging. Its a perfect early season race to PR or get some racing miles in towards other races you are training for. —Cliff Scherb TSA Level III Coach.

half-ironman, triathlon, fast, ocean-swim, tsa-north-america, texas, windy, tsa-west, 1st-week, april

Texas 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

"Dont mess with Texas", OR at least be prepared...! A nice on loop swim off the sandy white beach starts the day nicely before a windy bike ride. Temperatures are usually decent this time of year... we prepare athletes with this Tristar custom plan to have trainer specific rides that can be done on Zwift (or any trainer) since the race hits early in the season when most North American athletes have limited outdoor riding time. Specific and quality 70.3 Texas run intervals are also featured.— Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

half-ironman, tsa-southwest, 1st-week, triathlon, june, flat, hot, hawaii, windy, humid, tsa-north-america

Hawaii 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

What could be better... tougher... than doing a half ironman on the world championships course? Honu! Hot and challenging on the run, this course will test your mettle. This custom coached plan calls for our heat acclimation and protocol as well as open water swim workouts with flat course aerobar sessions. One of our favorite 70.3's here at Tristar Athletes. -Coach Haluk Sarci, TSA Level II Coach.

tsa-southwest, triathlon, 1st-week, hilly, top-rated, utah, cool, half-ironman, tsa-north-america

Ironman St George 70.3 Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY

One of the tougher half ironman on the Ironman circuit. Hilly and extensive long climbs on the bike make this course one of our favorites here at Tristar. For your plan we feature muscular endurance sessions for the bike and the run to make sure your go big in the desert. (*Plan includes custom course Zwift workout files)

june, tsa-northeast, 1st-week, connecticut, sprint, triathlon, tsa-north-america

Ridgefield Sprint Triathlon Training Plan

A custom training plan for you and your goals up to the Ridgefield Triathlon race. Includes race specific coaching and sessions geared towards a peak Raceday performance. Plan features, audio and video content from Tristar Athletes coaches on how to best prepare for the event. Follow your custom training plan up to raceday to achieve your personal best.

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1st-week, marathon, new-york, november, tsa-northeast, tsa-north-america

New York City Marathon Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE RACE

“Iconic and an absolute bucket list marathon for any runner. Running amongst the NYC skyline and throughout the borough is challenging as is taking on hills from the bridges! The Tristar plan has great pace work sessions to deliver strength so you finish strong in Central Park.”

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1st-week, australia, december, ironman, tsa-australia, triathlon

Ironman Western Australia Training Plan

A custom training plan for you and your goals up to the Ironman Western Australia. Includes race specific coaching and sessions geared towards a peak Raceday performance. Plan features, audio and video content from Tristar Athletes coaches on how to best prepare for the event. Follow your custom training plan up to Raceday to achieve your personal best.

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