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2018 Trimarni training plans - NOW AVAILABLE!!

High fives for a successful 2017 racing season!

At the end of every season, Karel and I sit down and talk about our coaching methods. We discuss what worked and what didn't work for each athlete and for our athletes as a whole. We evaluate the workouts that most of our athletes benefited from and should be repeated in the upcoming season and what workouts can be discarded. We talk about everything like our education delivery, how we communicate with our athletes, creating the ideal taper week for a half or full distance Ironman, how to best bring our athletes together as a team, the placement of certain workouts and how to keep our athletes healthy, motivated and enjoying the training journey. This discussion allows us to keep learning and so our workouts do not become stale and boring (no athlete likes stale and boring training).

We put a lot of thought into our training and although it's a ton of work, we don't repeat the same training after year. This is not limited to our training plans but also to our one-on-one coaching. Whereas it may seem like the "off-season" or October, November and December are slow months for coaches, they are actually our busiest months as we find ourselves staying extremely occupied with creating new training plans and formulating new workouts for the upcoming year. We also remade our strength training videos which took a lot of time.

New training requires a lot of brain power and time but it's a process that shouldn't be rushed as our athletes trust our methods and deserve training that is practical, effective and safe. While the periodization and workout focus may be similar from one season to the next, we like to change things up and keep our training new and fresh to ensure steady development and progression.
As coaches (and top age group endurance athletes), we have a wide range of workouts to select from when it comes to creating our Foundation, Olympic, Half and Full distance Ironman training plans. 

Understanding that every athlete is different, we carefully select the workouts that have been tried out by our one-on-one athletes (and by us) that we feel will work best for the masses. We put as much attention and detail into our training plans as we do for our own coaching athletes. While a training plan is not for everyone, as some athletes seek one-on-one coaching, we take great pride in our training plans so that you can gain the necessary confidence, endurance, resilience, strength and skills for your upcoming triathlon event. 

I'm so happy to say that our 2018 Trimarni training plans are now available!!!

We have four detailed, well-designed plans to choose from: 
  • 8-week Foundation plan
  • 20-week Olympic distance plan
  • 20-week Half Ironman distance plan
  • 20-week Ironman distance plan
Each plan includes: 
  • Email delivery of your plan via Training Peaks - you can choose your preferred start date of the plan and apply to your own person Training Peaks account. 
  • Strength training video links, structured workout and recommended sets/reps - included in every plan! 
  • A detailed workout prescription and focus for the workout.
  • Treadmill and outdoor run workouts.
  • Trainer and outdoor bike workouts (most bike workouts will include a trainer option).
  • Pool workouts and a few open water swim workouts.
  • "Checkpoint" week (aka testing) - results can be uploaded into our custom zone calculator (emailed to you). Note: the foundation plan does not include checkpoints. 
  • Welcome packet - detailed information about Trimarni training and recommended equipment/gear for your Trimarni training. 

Why choose a 2018 Trimarni training plan?
Trimarni training plans are designed for self-sufficient, goal-oriented, committed triathletes of all fitness levels who seek structured training with a well-designed training plan. The Trimarni training plans are designed to help you maximize your fitness, without sabotaging your health as we take away the guessing so that you can avoid haphazard training. With a clear focus for every workout, we are confident that our plans will keep your motivation high while minimizing burnout and risk for injury. Our plans provide the right mix of challenge and skill as you prepare for your upcoming event.

To learn more about our plans and to purchase, click HERE.