Join the YMCA Tri Club to keep you motivated, accountable, and to learn the latest and greatest training tips and techniques from our expert coaches. Train with other new to experienced triathletes year-round. Compete as a team and develop new friendships while having fun!
Based on your goals, you will be given a training plan for Sprint, Olympic, Half-Iron, or Full-Iron distance. Your individualized training program (daily workouts) will be sent to you weekly via Training Peaks platform directly to your member account and modified as needed.
January – April: PRE-SEASON, BASE PHASE (16 weeks) – build strength and endurance for a strong start to training. Indoor triathlon in February.
May – June: BUILD PHASE (8 weeks) – increase training load according to your specific performance goals with a combination of short, long, and mixed intervals. Some local races planned.
July – September: SPECIALTY PHASE (8+weeks) – final pre-race block of training, familiarity, pacing efforts, dress rehearsal, simulators.
October – December: POST-SEASON (12 weeks) – swim technique, bike handling skills, strength training for running on trails. Work on mindset.
SAMPLE WEEK OF TRAINING DURING THE BASE PHASE:
Monday – strength, functional strength and stability in the Zone or a Y Studio with your strength coach
Tuesday – swim technique and swim intervals with a swim coach on deck
Wednesday – run on treadmills or hills outside, focus on intervals and technique with your run coach
Thursday – swim technique and swim intervals with a swim coach on deck
Friday – brick training (bike, then run), focus on bike technique and intervals in the Y Cycle Studio with your cycle coach
Saturday – members lead training rides outside or on Zwift or Zoom
Sunday – members lead running sessions outside