triathlon

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

triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-west, hilly, june, colorado, 2nd-week, high-altitude, half-ironman

Boulder 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

The air may be thin but the training is “thick”!  Steady ups and downs on the bike and run course make this course challenging but quick.  Quick? The bike paced well with our Tristar Athletes plan teaches you how to pedal when up to speed and coast when effort is not needed.  Onto the run you will benefit from key sessions we put together that tax your legs when running uphill.  Our coaches know Boulder, live in Boulder and can help you be your best at this course. —Adam Daniels, TSA Level III Coach

tsa-canada, triathlon, tsa-north-america, june, half-ironman, rolling, 3rd-week, canada, hilly

Mont Tremblant-70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about this 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. —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-west, hilly, june, colorado, 2nd-week, high-altitude

Ironman Boulder Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

The air may be thin but the training is “thick”!  Steady ups and downs on the bike and run course make this course challenging but quick.  Quick? The bike paced well with our Tristar Athletes plan teaches you how to pedal when up to speed and coast when effort is not needed.  Onto the run you will benefit from key sessions we put together that tax your legs when running uphill.  Our coaches know Boulder, live in Boulder and can help you be your best at this course. —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

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

triathlon, tsa-north-america, ironman, 2nd-week, october, humid, hot, windy, top-rated, rolling, ocean-swim, tsa-asia-pacific

Ironman world championships training plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

Its is the beacon of triathlon, shining brightly and it is the steady pull and allure that all triathletes are drawn to... Just getting there may be the ultimate challenge and which much of the thrust of our coaching and planning for this course will be all about. Once you get into the race; we build the approach from the ground up to prepare you for the race of your life. You know its hot... you know its windy, and your know you will be ready because you are working with the Kona experts, Tristar Athletes! —Cliff Scherb, TSA Level III Coach

triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, ironman, 2nd-week, october, hilly, humid, hot

Ironman Louisville training plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

...Don't be deceived this bike course has some elevation! For the Tristar plan we dial up the total training stress and hill work to be well prepared. (Be sure to tell us if you live somewhere flat ; ) ....Featured bike and run course specific time trials are part of this plan as well for IMLV. This ironman course takes place in the South in October which can be warmer during the day and cooler in the morning and evenings with heat being less of an issue. The flat run finishing on Fourth street is fun as the fans pull you home! —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

half-ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, 3rd-week, september, georgia, humid

Augusta 70.3 Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

With a flat and fast run, the strategy relies on how to tackle the bike and just how much to "give". The Augusta specific plan includes our bike pacing calculator to dial in your training sessions that will help you run your best off the bike. We calculate your ability and training stress you can handle from now until Raceday knowing that August presents a hilly ride, point to point swim and flat run. All bike sessions can be exported to your device and used with Zwift. —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

half-ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, 3rd-week, humid, may, tennessee

Chattanooga 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

One of our top pics in the Deep South to race, this course has a bit of everything in it. The point to point swim with the current makes the day go quick and the long low rollers are fun to punch up and over on the bike course. The run is challenging but not as much as its big brother Ironman Chattanooga. For this training plan we built in proper training stress (TSS) for a more challenging bike, and low grade hill repeats in the final build block to strengthen your overall run finish for raceday. —Haluk Sarci, TSA Level II 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-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, 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, 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

3rd-week, ironman, arizona, november, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southwest

Ironman Arizona Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

A custom training plan for you and your goals up to the Ironman Arizona. 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. - Coach Adam Daniels, 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