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Triathlon Training

Women's Triathlon Training Plan

Begin with a complimentary 3-month training plan for YWCA Women’s Triathlon.

Summer Outdoor 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, mini tri transitions practice and bike handling.

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Mini Tri

Practice efficiently putting together all the components of a triathlon – open water swim – transition 1 – bike – transition 2 – run. A roped off transition area with bike racks, coupled with the support and guidance of YWCA Endurance Sports Coaches, will help improve your overall time.

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Bike to Run Brick Workout (T2)

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.

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Open Water Swim

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

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Open Water Swim Advanced

This class is formatted as a “swim practice,” allowing each participant to maximize yardage in open water while practicing buoy turns, optional deep water swimming and swimming for extended distances from 100-200 yards and beyond. This class has a prerequisite of either attendance in our OWS class or participation in an open water event (triathlon/swim). Additionally, we ask that participants are comfortable swimming 100 yards continuously.

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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.

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Open Water Skills: Pool Clinic

Get a jump start on the open water swim season by practicing your skills inside. Our veteran swim coaches will answer your open water swim questions and run drills that will help you when you finally take the plunge into the lakes for the 2020 season.

Date: Sunday May 3, 2020
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am
Location: YWCA Midtown

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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 Transitions, 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
  • Choice of Training Team Swag

Full value $279

Purchase for $208

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 Transitions, 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 or any other Small Group Training class
  • Choice of Training Team Swag

Full value $592

Purchase for $495

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 Transitions, 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 or any other Small Group Training class
  • Choice of Training Team Swag

Full value $972

Purchase for $638