california

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 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-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.

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.

hot, cycling, 2nd-week, tsa-southwest, tsa-north-america, april, hilly, california, technical

Belgian Waffle Ride Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

You'd better be ready! This hot and hilly long ride is one you will remember and especially if you don't prepare. Our custom Tristar BWR plan takes you to new heights - literally on the road and trainer with awesome Strava workout sessions to get you fit.

half-ironman, california, tsa-southwest, triathlon, fast, 2nd-week, september, ocean-swim, tsa-north-america, top-rated

Santa Cruz 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

A fun course for sure and a speedy one at that. Our athletes love the weather and time of year of the event. It has a great "vibe". The Tristar plan calls for a mix of long and short intervals on the bike in the aerobars. We course specific training sessions in the aerobars uphill so that you can crank on the flat sections of the bike course and still run well.— Megan Tobin, TSA Level I Coach

olympic, tsa-southwest, triathlon, 2nd-week, california, hot, top-rated, september

Malibu Triathlon Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

One of the iconic races for short course athletes this course is more about the bike than most realize. This Tristar custom plan will prepare your for the Pacific open water swim as well as the rolling bike course. Specific run speed work and strength training make this one of our top race plans.

— Adam Daniels, TSA Level III Coach

half-ironman, california, tsa-southwest, triathlon, flat, fast, cool, 2nd-week, september, ocean-swim, tsa-north-america

Superfrog 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

“An underrated course is what we say. It may be at the epicenter of triathlon (San Diego, CA) but its a low key competitive event. The sand beach run makes it a challenge and the Socal vibe is present. This custom Tristar training and race plan has pool based open water swim sessions to get you race ready as well as trainer sessions with larger gearing for the flat bike course.  ”

— Haluk Sarci, TSA Level II Coach

california, tsa-southwest, 2nd-week, may, cool, flat, fast, non-technical, triathlon, tsa-north-america, ironman, ironman santa rosa

Ironman Santa Rosa Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

A cooler temp (Usual to this early season race) and great since it is in wine country! Also a great first timer course and a place to PR. For this Tristar race specific plan we have added quality training sessions in the aerobars due to the flat nature of the course. Longer runs and rides have a steady effort to the training as both the bike and run being flat need constant efforts to keep moving! Course coaching will discuss the benefits of pacing this course over video and audio. —Kyle Halloran, TSA Level I 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