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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.

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

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-ironman, triathlon, 2nd-week, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, flat, october, cool, north-carolina

North Carolina 70.3 Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

A quick all around type of day in Wilmington. The point to point swim is fast with the current and a generous flat course on the bike where every "hill" rewards you with a bit of break from the flatter sections. The time of year also cooler and less humid tends to make the run equally faster and pleasurable. Our team of coaches have put together plan prep that is ideal for this course with specific bike training stress as well as run specific repeats to make you finish strong with a smile. Get ready to go fast and achieve your quest for that elusive 70.3 PR! —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.

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

half-ironman, triathlon, 2nd-week, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, hot, flat, florida, may, humid

Gulf Coast 70.3 Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

Flat and very fast this course demands consistent big ring work for advanced athletes and raw stamina for newer athletes to the distance. We customize this course specific plan with your coach to make sure you can hack the heat and with sessions that simulate flat conditions. Included in this TSA plan is open water swim practice that can also be done in the pool ; ). —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, flat, last-week, september, maryland, ironman, top-rated

Ironman Maryland Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

Get low and stay low on the bike, prepare yourself to run quick! This flat and fast course does demand your full attention all day long as there are no breaks on this course. Weather can be a factor with how to pace the bike and typical for this time of year can still be hot or even rainy. The Tristar training plan has several key swim to bike training sessions to derive confidence in the final Build II phase. The overall base is a steady build. We highly recommend listening to our course overview. — Adam Daniels, TSA Level III Coach

half-ironman, tsa-southwest, triathlon, flat, fast, tsa-north-america, arizona, 3rd-week, october

Arizona 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

This is a fast course with lots of turns on the bike. You will need to keep your head down to go quick and save energy for the run. Our Tristar plan build up training stress and specificity for riding a bigger gearing on a flat course. Specific brick and trainer sessions will make sure you can finish strong in Tempe. —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

half-ironman, april, triathlon, 2nd-week, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, hot, flat, florida

Florida 70.3 Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

An early season check of fitness where many athletes find refuge from the winter months. Warm and often humid though it is a flat and fast course delivering quick times. Great for early season Ironman prep. Our heat protocol and key bike sessions will ready you when you arrive in Haines City FL.

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.

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