An experienced coach understands that preparing an athlete for a race is more than just being a great workout writer.
Depending on a coaches background or specialty area, coaches are often required to be experts in many areas or they bring in the other experts in for a "team" approach to coaching - sport RD, exercise physiologist, sport psychologist, counselor, motivational speaker and physical therapist. As you can see, there is so much more to "coaching" an athlete than just giving workouts.
We put great detail and attention into every workout and do our best to carefully monitor our athletes to help them stay balanced with training but also in life. We also want to give you as much information (handouts) as possible so you understand the why's with your training. We place a lot of focus on strength training, daily and sport nutrition, proper pacing, race execution/planning, mental toughness, recovery and so much more and we want you to learn as you train so you can be a smarter athlete.
Our training plans are designed to keep you in good health as you take your training to the next level.
If you are interested in a Trimarni training plan, here is what we currently offer to help you with your performance journey:
Our 12-week plan includes periodized training with key workouts with specific main sets. We focus on all phases of training, including a proper build phase, followed by peaking, taper and race week. Just like in our endurance plan, you will receive a go-to guide to learn how we coach our athletes and how to use your gadgets properly. You will also receive a sport nutrition handou, foundation strength exercises, a swim technique handout, a Trimarni pace zone calculator – for determining pace and HR zones with testing and all workouts can be accomplished with RPE (ratings of perceived exertion) or you may use your GPS device with attached heart rate monitor. A GPS-device/HR monitor is highly recommended for better pacing and quality training. A power meter is not required for our training plans but can be used.
8-week transition plan - STILL AWESOME
The transition plan is designed specifically to help you develop the proper skills to progress smoothly throughout the year. Consider this the blueprint of building a strong house for your body. Our transition plan comes with specific strength and skill workouts to help you get stronger before your more structured training. We do not want you to rush you into your structured training and have you training hard right from the beginning so this plan allows you to place some healthy stress on your body so you can properly adapt to your more specific race-focused training. If you follow the plan that you are given, you will realize that you have some weaknesses (we all do) and that is what we want to address before you advance with your training. Check out our website under the 8-week transition plan to learn more about what is included in your plan.
Periodized Strength Training Plan - NEW!
We do require a therapy band, stability ball and free weights (5, 10, 15 and 20 lbs) at minimum. If you have access to medicine balls, kettle bells, plates and bars, you will have exercises that incorporate full body movements with the use of added weight.
We train in a way that provides the most optimal performance gains with the least amount of training stress.