Group Triathlon Training

16 Week Program  for Beginners

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.

12 Week Program for Experienced Triathletes

This program is very similar to our 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.

When and Where does the Group Training Happen?

For both the Beginner and the Experienced program, you can choose from a morning group or an evening group, depending on your schedule.  Some participants move between the morning and evening groups during a given session and we’re fine with that.  We’re based out of Mill Valley, so most of our workouts take place in beautiful and athlete friendly southern Marin (Mill Valley, Tiburon, Sausalito, San Rafael).

When:   Morning Group meets Tuesday 9am (run)/Thursday 9am  (bike), Sundays 11am (swim)

Evening Group meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm (run), Saturdays 8:30am (bike), Sundays 11am (swim)

Where:  Run workouts – Tamalpais High School Track or roads and trails in Mill Valley, Sausalito, and Tiburon

Bike rides – Various scenic locations in Southern Marin (roads and bike paths)

Swim workouts – Pool workouts are at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, open water swimming is in Sausalito, Tiburon, or McNear’s Beach

Are you ready to take your fitness to a new level in 2015?

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Here’s our 2015 Group Triathlon Training Schedule:

  • 16 Week Program for Beginners:  February 8th – May 28th

Target Race: Vineman Monte Rio Sprint or Olympic Distance Triathlon or Mermaid Sprint Triathlon Alameda

Early Registration thru January 11th: $ 450, after January 11th: $475

  • 12  Week Program for Experienced Triathletes (all levels welcome):  

Session 1: February 8th – April 30th

Target Race:  Wildflower TriathlonMay 2nd (mountain bike sprint), May 3rd (olympic)

Early Registration thru January 11th: $350 , after January 11th: $375

Session 2: March 8th – May 28th

Target Race: Vineman Monte Rio Sprint or Olympic Distance Triathlon or Mermaid Triathlon Alameda

Early registration (thru Feb 8th): $350, after February 8th: $375

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* Flower Power Annual Members receive a discount for all group training programs.  To learn more about  Annual  Membership, please visit our Membership page