top-rated

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

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, 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, 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

half-ironman, tsa-northeast, connecticut, 1st-week, triathlon, top-rated, june, hilly, tsa-north-america

Connecticut 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

Connecticut 70.3 is a fantastic test of early season fitness with 3800 feet of climbing on the bike and an additional 900 feet on the run. With early summer temperatures typically on the cooler side, the most important part of managing this course (besides enjoying the beautiful New England views) is controlling your efforts on the many hills and not burning too many matches early in the race. Do this, and you’re sure to start your season off on the right foot.

— Kyle Halloran, TSA Level I Coach

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 Tristar race camp at Oceanside

Racing Oceanside camp weekend, your teammates will be cheering you towards a Half Ironman best with our coaches dialing in your race-day plans and needs. If you are training at camp you will be inspired to train at your very best with our coaches helping you every step of the way.  We will have skills based sessions for swim bike run, race simulations and coaching theory break out sessions for live Q&A. See our schedule of events from our previous camp (here). 

We have an ocean front  house rented for 2020 that will host our team of athletes with beach access for open water swims. Please register asap so you don't miss this great opportunity to train along side your peers as well as our principal coaching staff.

triathlon, tsa-north-america, september, maryland, ironman, top-rated, last-week, oklahoma, 4th-week, hilly, non-technical, rolling, tsa-midwest

Ironman Tulsa Coaching and Planning

What our coaches say about this course

Tulsa is NOT flat... ! The rollers on the bike in this area + the heat will challenge most long course racers as they ride through the Ossage Hills. The run leaves Oklahoma State University’s Tulsa campus and make its way through historic vibrant downtown Tulsa to the River Parks Trail System. Runners will have flat and fast views of the Arkansas River as they make their way down past Tulsa’s Gathering Place and back to downtown to finish at the beautiful Guthrie Green. Our Tristar coaches have a plan for being balanced on all three disciplines and hill specificities to ensure a great run off the bike.. — Coach Cliff, 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

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

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, 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

marathon, 3rd-week, massachusetts, tsa-northeast, top-rated, cool, rolling, tsa-north-america

Boston Marathon Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE RACE

Iconic and bucket list are words we use to describe this race. Simply a must do once in your lifetime. We crafted this training plan to take you through base to build and peak phases that address the unique demands of this course. Your key workouts will be memorable as is the race!

tsa-southwest, triathlon, 1st-week, hilly, top-rated, utah, cool, half-ironman, tsa-north-america

Ironman St George 70.3 Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY

One of the tougher half ironman on the Ironman circuit. Hilly and extensive long climbs on the bike make this course one of our favorites here at Tristar. For your plan we feature muscular endurance sessions for the bike and the run to make sure your go big in the desert. (*Plan includes custom course Zwift workout files)