4th-week

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

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

Trick or Tri 70.3 COACHING and 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.

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

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, fast, tsa-north-america, texas, tsa-west, humid, flat, october, 4th-week

Waco 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

The 56 mile bike course is a single-loop course through the beautiful Central Texas rural roads. The single-loop course will take athletes past the Waco Lake and through the Waco wetlands. The first 20 miles will take you on a gentle, gradual climb of app 260 ft with a steady, fast descent returning to downtown Waco, making for a flat, fast finish into T2. For this Tristar training plan we focus on run speed and stamina. Speed and form for running on a flat and hotter course. The bike will be a favorite of this course! Steady riding is essential for a great run off.— Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

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

Xterra Maui World Championships Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

“Xterra Maui is the ultimate championship race and super challenging. Hard core swim and surf with a hilly and very hot / technical mountain bike make worthy of a World Championship! Our Tristar training plan calls for our heat training protocol as part of the final six weeks leading up to the event and includes some hard runs off the bike into the hills to set up your best ever on this course. ”

— Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

half-ironman, 4th-week, california, tsa-southwest, july, triathlon, tsa-north-america

Ironman Santa Rosa 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

Certainly one of the most beautiful courses out there and in wine country! It can be hot and the Tristar plan calls for our heat protocol to make sure you can hang tough through the day. This plan also includes extra time riding in the aerobars for a quick bike on raceday. —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

ironman, july, new-york, tsa-northeast, triathlon, top-rated, tsa-north-america, hilly, humid, 4th-week

Ironman Lake Placid Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

“The beast of the Ironman East Coast! It is one of the top Ironman races on the circuit and we as TSA coaches love it because our training plan and raceday strategies help you achieve your goals. This course takes "artwork" in terms of preparation and pacing.” —Coach Adam Daniels, TSA Level II Coach

4th-week, june, new-york, olympic, tsa-northeast, triathlon, tsa-north-america

New York City Triathlon Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

The New York City Triathlon is an incredible bucket list race that allows you to watch some of the fastest pros in the world go head to head before taking on the course yourself. With a supportive current on the swim, one spectator once noted that a bag of Cheetos made it through the swim course in under 18 minutes :) . The bike course will make you work hard to get you to the run, but it is worth it once you make your way through Central Park. —Coach Kyle Halloran TSA Level I Coach