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Triathlon Training

Women's Triathlon Training Plan

Each year, we provide a free, beginner 3-month training plan for the women’s triathlon.

YWCA Women’s Triathlon Race Director Rachael Weiker provides an overview of all three training “blocks” of the YWCA Women’s Triathlon Training Plan and runs through some common questions and answers in the overview videos below.

First Block Overview

Second Block Overview

Third Block Overview

Triathlon Training Classes

Tri Skills

This is our most popular summer class that focuses on tricks, tips and skills for completing or improving triathlons including gear, open water skills, transitions practice and bike handling. Includes a Mini Tri.

Mini Tri

Practice putting together all the components of a triathlon - open water swim, transition 1, bike, transition 2, and run. We will provide a roped off transition area with bike racks and the support and guidance of Endurance Sports Coaches.

T2 - Bike to Run Brick Workout

T2 is triathlon's second transition: bike to run. This class is a two-hour workout, preparing your body and mind for the effect of running after biking.

Open Water Swim

Learn and practice open water swimming skills such as freestyle efficiency, swimming straight, body contact, sighting, and strategy.

Bike Course Preview

Knowing the bike course is one of the best strategies for beginners and competitive triathletes alike. Get a guided bike tour of the course.

Tri Swim Prep and Tri Swim Conditioning Classes

These classes focus on building a foundation for freestyle endurance swimming for triathletes. Swimmers will learn stroke mechanics, drills, and practice methods to train up to an endurance swim of 500 yards or more. Our most experienced Total Immersion coaches provide feedback and encouragement.

Training Class Registration Now Open!

Tri Skills: $80

This is our most popular summer class that focuses on tricks, tips and skills for completing or improving triathlons including gear, open water skills, transitions practice and bike handling. Includes a Mini Tri. Helmets are required.

 

Mini Tri: $15

Practice putting together all the components of a triathlon – open water swim, transition 1, bike, transition 2 and run. We will provide a roped off transition area with bike racks and the support and guidance of Endurance Sports Coaches. Helmets are required.

 

T2 – Bike to Run Workout: $30

T2 is triathlon’s second transition: bike to run. This class is a two-hour workout, preparing your body and mind for the effect of running after biking. Helmets are required.

 

Bike Course Preview: $30

Knowing the bike course is one of the best strategies for beginners and competitive triathletes alike. Get a guided bike tour of the course. Helmets are required.

 

Open Water Swim: $30

Learn and practice open water swimming skills such as freestyle efficiency, swimming straight, body contact, sighting and strategy.

 

Tri Basics Clinics:

FREE!

YWCA Triathlon Training Community

Looking for an alternative to private coaching? Join our Tri Training Community! This dedicated Facebook group is designed to give new and experienced athletes support and accountability as they train for the Women’s Tri. Each week our certified coaches will post training tips and answer questions. Members can connect with fellow athletes on training strategies and troubleshooting while creating an encouraging environment.

How it Works

One of our coaches will invite you to the private Facebook group within 48 hours. You must have a Facebook account to participate in this group.

Payment

Members pay a subscription fee for access during the 4 months leading up to YWCA Women’s Triathlon.
Payment is based on a sliding scale based on when they pay.

  • May = full amount ($100)
  • June = Pro-rated ($75)
  • July = Pro-rated ($50)
  • No new access in August – Page will be “closed” after August 1.

YWCA Coaches will post weekly about:

  • Training Tips
  • Social Events
  • Endurance Sports Class Registrations
  • Answer training questions
  • Share our WTri partner training opportunities and events offer
  • Tri Community

Women’s Triathlon – Training Team Packages

These packages are a collection of your choice of classes, group events and coach support. You will pick the classes with your coach. Special group events such as workouts or dinners hosted throughout the season. Each package varies how much individual support you get from a USA Triathlon Certified Coach.

All Training Team members (athletes who purchase packages) receive access to:

  • Group workouts
  • Social events
  • Training Team swag
  • The Team Tent on race day

Learn About the Three Training Team Options Here:

Prepare for training or the race.

Includes:

  • Three 30-minute personal coaching sessions to discuss goal-setting and starter training strategy (1.5 hours total)
  • $80 credit toward your choice of Triathlon Training Classes (Mini Tri, T2 Bike to Run Brick Workout, Bike Course Preview, Open Water Swim and Tri Skills)
  • 1-Hour Performance Training Session with dedicated coaching on a specific skill or strategy such as bike shifting, open-water swimming or nutrition
  • Triathlon Training journal

Full value $279

Purchase for $208

Only $175 when registering for the Women’s Tri

Ongoing support for all levels of racers.

Includes:

  • Five 30-minute personal coaching sessions to discuss goal-setting and starter training strategy (2.5 hours total)
  • $110 credit toward your choice of Triathlon Training Classes (Mini Tri, T2 Bike to Run Brick Workout, Bike Course Preview, Open Water Swim and Tri Skills)
  • 1-Hour Performance Training Session with dedicated coaching on a specific skill or strategy such as bike shifting, open-water swimming or nutrition
  • 12 Small Group Training class passes for drop-in or registration-based classes such as Triathlon Swim Prep, CompuTrainer or any other Small Group Training class
  • Triathlon Training Journal

Full value $592

Purchase for $495

Only $399 when registering for the Women’s Tri

Individual coaching and team perks.

Includes:

  • Twelve 30-minute personal coaching sessions to discuss goal-setting and starter training strategy (6 hours total)
  • $185 credit toward your choice of Triathlon Training Classes (Mini Tri, T2 Bike to Run Brick Workout, Bike Course Preview, Open Water Swim and Tri Skills)
  • 1-Hour Performance Training Session with dedicated coaching on a specific skill or strategy such as bike shifting, open-water swimming or nutrition
  • 12 Small Group Training class passes for drop-in or registration-based classes such as Triathlon Swim Prep, CompuTrainer or any other Small Group Training class
  • Triathlon Training Journal

Full value $972

Purchase for $638

Only $532 when registering for the Women’s Tri