Group Triathlon Training

16 Week Program  for Beginners

This year, we’re expanding our beginner program to 16 weeks.  Our experience tells us that the more time a beginner has at the front end of the program to hone basic swim, bike, and run skills the better.  The key to this program is ‘safety and technique before speed’, which we firmly believe is the right way to approach a new sport.

This popular session offers women of all ages, sizes, and levels of fitness a program  focused on completing a local Sprint Distance Triathlon (approx. .25 mi swim, 11 mi. bike, 2.5 mi. run). Our target races for this beginner group are generally women-only events, non-intimidating, and supportive of first-time or beginner level triathletes.

We’ll cover all of the basics of triathlon, including technique and skills instruction in all three sports, transition area logistics, what to wear, what to eat, and race day strategy. We’ll train as a group three times a week in a supportive environment where you’ll be encouraged to challenge yourself based on your current level of fitness. For those of who have the time and/or desire to train more than three days a week, you’ll be provided with a 16 week calendar that gives you optional workouts to do on your own on the days we don’t meet as a group.

16 Week  Session #1 – February 15th thru June 8th

Target Race:  Mermaid Women’s Triathlon in Alameda, June 8th

Schedule and Locations: (same for both sessions)

Marin Morning Group – Tuesday 9:00-10:00am (run), Thursday 9:00-10:30am (bike), Sunday 11am-noon (swim)
Marin Evening Group – Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm (run), Saturday 8:30 – 10:00am (bike), Sunday 11am – noon (swim)
San Francisco Evening Group – Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm (run), Saturday 8:30 -10:00am (bike), Sunday 11am – noon (swim)

Fee Per Session: (includes 3 coached workouts a week, plus a detailed written training plan for the duration of the program)

Non Members – $425

Flower Power Annual Members* – $375

*To learn more about  Annual  Membership, please visit our Membership page

12 Week Program for Experienced Triathletes

This program is very similar to our 16 week program for beginners, the difference being that we assume participants already have the basic triathlon ‘how to’s” under their belts.  That said, we still encourage all levels of fitness to this program, and we still take a ‘start where you are’ approach to training in this program.  We’ll jump right into base training and skip instruction on things like tire changing, what to wear, bike handling skills, and the like.  If you’re not sure which program is right for you, drop us a note or give us a call.  We’d be more than happy to help you figure it out.

We’ll meet 3 times a week as a group, and you’ll be provided with a 12 week training plan that will also give you ‘optional’ workouts to do on the non group days.  Whenever possible, we’ll organize participants by level of fitness and experience so that no one gets left behind.  In any case, your coaches will be there to support, challenge and encourage you throughout the program.

12 Week  Session #1 – February 8th thru May 3rd

Target Race: Wildflower Triathlon , May 2-3 (Sprint or Olympic)

12 Week Session #2 – March 16th thru June 8th

Target Race:  Mermaid Women’s Triathlon in Alameda, June 8th


Schedule and Locations: (same for both sessions)

Marin Morning Group – Tuesday 9:00-10:00am (run), Thursday 9:00-10:30am (bike), Sunday 11am-noon (swim)
Marin Evening Group – Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm (run), Saturday 8:30 – 10:00am (bike), Sunday 11am – noon (swim)
San Francisco Evening Group – Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm (run), Saturday 8:30 -10:00am (bike), Sunday 11am – noon (swim)

Fee Per Session: (includes 3 coached workouts a week, plus a detailed written training plan for the duration of the program)

Non Members – $325

Flower Power Annual Members* – $275

*To learn more about  Annual  Membership, please visit our Membership page