tsa-north-america

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

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, 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

half-ironman, tsa-northeast, last-week, maine, august, triathlon, tsa-north-america

Maine 70.3 Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the race

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

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

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, 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-southwest, 1st-week, may, windy, utah, hilly

Ironman St George Coaching and Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

A beautiful and scenic race but not to mention challenging. Those who can rise to the occasion on this tough course will move up the ranks. Not a first timers course but certainly one if you are looking to test your limits. Our Tristar Athletes plan for this course develops the necessary sessions for extensive muscular endurance found both on the bike and run course. Each training block will have regular testing to ensure you are making progress towards your goals and raceday. - Coach 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

olympic, tsa-northeast, triathlon, tsa-north-america, 3rd-week, new-york, september

Westchester Olympic Triathlon

What our coaches say about this course

A favorite local Tristar Athletes Northeast course with just the right amount of technical course challenge. A hard bike on the way out and "easy" on the way back. We prepare you for this course to manage the hills on the bike and the run with hill specific training.

Select your coaching option…

half-ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, humid, may, 2nd-week, virginia

Virginia 70.3 Training Plan

What our coaches say about the course

Formerly Rev3 Virginia, this Ironman event will feature similar course and dynamics to the Rev event. The Chickahominy river is with the current and gets athletes out and onto the bike in a faster than usual time. We designed your course specific sessions (customized to your ability) to feature bricks that take you riding sustained uphill efforts in the aerobars similar to what you will see in Charles County. The run workouts will leave you confident as we teach you are high cadence rhythm method. Get started with your custom Virginia 70.3 plan. —Adam Daniels, TSA Level II Coach

half-ironman, triathlon, tsa-north-america, tsa-southeast, 3rd-week, humid, october, ocean-swim, new orleans

New Orleans 70.3 Training Plan

WHAT OUR COACHES SAY ABOUT THE COURSE

Going big in the BIG easy! We prepare our athlete with a plan that introduces course specific intervals for your ability to ride a flat and fast course. We have specific long ride prep for the two loop bike course that forces you to pace early and be able to unload onto the run and down "stars & Stripes BLVD."! Total training stress we will be crafted for you individual goals whether your first New Orleans 70.3 or hunting for a worlds podium spot. With the race being later in the year, temperatures can also be warm and our heat "acclamation" protocol will help you adjust to the humid conditions. —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

ironman, triathlon, 3rd-week, november, tsa-north-america, hot, windy, humid

Ironman Cozumel Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

A quick swim and quick bike but you will have some conditions to contend with. HOT and windy.. still the flat course does lend itself to faster times if you are well prepared. Our Tristar plan features key bike and run sessions designed to simulate the Cozumel course conditions and demands. Athletes as part of this plan will receive a power course race file they can train and practice with either outdoors or indoors on their smart trainer. Sign up for our nutrition and hydration plan to be Raceday ready. —Cliff Scherb, TSA III Coach

ironman, tsa-canada, triathlon, tsa-north-america, july, 4th-week, whistler, hilly, technical

Ironman Whistler Training Plan

What our coaches say about this course

Plenty of bike climbing and technical descents will challenge athletes on the course. How you pace your day and these hills will dictate what happens on the run. Athletes will want to follow the key mid week Tristar training plan session bricks that simulate the "Pemberton flats" so as not to blow up your run legs. This is one of our favorite courses to coach and dial in your training plan. — Haluk Sarci, TSA Level II Coach