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Maine 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

Coaching Plan Overview

 

  • Maine 70.3 course specific coaching plan made for you and your goals.

  • Daily workouts and season plan overview hand crafted for you.

  • Tristar video and audio reviews of the training block phase and how it relates to the course dynamics. Training peaks sessions designed for peak performance. (Export to all devices)

  • Raceday course overview and pacing strategy.

What our coaches say about this course

What a beautiful venue and course in the Northeast. If typical August temperatures prevail, the conditions should be ideal for a great day. You begin with a point to point, sheltered ocean swim in Saco Bay. Being wetsuit legal should not be a question for this one. On the bike, you will start out gently climbing away from the coast and then find yourself cruising back into transition. Sticking to your pacing and power targets, your legs should be ready to run well off the bike. With the run course relatively flat and with portions of it being on a tree lined cinder trail, it’s a perfect way to finish up your race. By following the TriStar plan you should cross the finish line hitting your goals for the day. Then go and spend your afternoon at the beach where your day started.
— Suzanne Turner, TSA Level I Coach

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Elite Team

Custom training plan,1x1 Coach to athlete relationship.


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Mentorship Team

Custom training plan, group coaching dynamic.


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Plan Only

Customized Plan for "X" number of weeks.


About the race

Old Orchard Beach is a beautiful 7-mile strip of sandy beach that has operated for more than 170 years. The beach welcomes families and tourists alike, encouraging them to take advantage of weekly fireworks and concerts, fishing, whale watch tours, top-notch golf and more. The crown jewel of Old Orchard Beach is it’s pier, which stretches out nearly 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and serves as the start for IRONMAN Maine 70.3.

The bike course starts out flat and fast before taking riders into a series of rolling hills, giving them the chance to experience the beauty of the surrounding Maine farmland and countryside. Tall pine trees provide shade over much of the course, which winds through Saco, Dayton, Lyman, Waterboro, Hollis, and Old Orchard Beach. Most of the climbing is completed by the midway point with a long low grade climb on rte 5 (miles 10-15) and some rollers on South Waterboro Road (miles 19-25). The back half of the course consist of some fast flat/ downhill sections that bring you back into Saco. After that it’s a relatively flat and fast ride into T2.

Run
The run course is two loops, giving athletes the chance to finish out the race on a flat and fast course that includes sweeping views of the Scarborough Marsh and over a portion of the storied Eastern Trail. Athletes will cross the finish line in downtown Old Orchard Beach.