TRIATHLON CLUB

Join the YMCA Triathlon 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.

YOU CAN DO A TRIATHLON ON FOUR TO FIVE DAYS OF TRAINING A WEEK.  YOUR SCHEDULE WILL BE ADJUSTED BASED ON YOUR FREQUENCY OF EXERCISE EACH WEEK AND YOUR TARGET RACE DISTANCE.

Ages: 18+
Dates:  January 2, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Cost: Members $375


TRAINING PHASES

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 6-7am – strength, functional strength and stability in the Zone or a Y Studio with your strength coach

Tuesday 6-7am – swim technique and swim intervals with a swim coach on deck

Wednesday 6-7am – run on treadmills or hills outside, focus on intervals and technique with your run coach

Thursday 6-7am – swim technique and swim intervals with a swim coach on deck

Friday 6-7am – brick training (bike, then run), focus on bike technique and intervals in the Y Cycle Studio with your cycle coach

If you are unable to attend these early morning sessions, we will help you form small groups to train with in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday – members lead training rides outside or on Zwift or Zoom

SundayMornings: members lead running sessions outside; 12:30-1:45pm: Five lanes in the pool will be available for Triathlon Club members.