Startline Coaching

Register now for winter group training. Multiple options to choose from:

  • Prepare for early season (June/July) triathlons
  • Prepare for a half marathon
  • Build power on the bike

Join Startline Coaching to build a strong endurance foundation that will carry you into your early season races and beyond. A structured and time efficient training plan, fellow athletes to work out with, and direct instruction from a professional coach are game changers for athletes of all levels. Come out of the winter ready to reach your goals.

Act now!

Triathlon Training:

Group workouts kick-off this Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8:00 am in Prospect Park

Half Marathon Training:

Group runs kick-off this Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8:00 am in Prospect Park.

Bike Training:

The first group Zwift bike workout is this coming Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 6:30 am.

Coach Peter

Spring and summer 2022 races are open for registration. The off season is behind us and it is time to get ready to race!  Join Startline Coaching to build a strong endurance foundation to carry you into your early season races and beyond. A structured and time efficient training plan, fellow athletes to work out with, and direct instruction from a professional coach are game changers for athletes of all levels.

Join us! Register today

Spring Triathlon programs – Peak for Spring/Summer races!

  • 22 Wk Triathlon Training program – 1/22/22 – 6/26/22
  • 26 Wk Extended Triathlon Training program – 1/22/22 – 7/24/22

Running programs – Peak for the Brooklyn Half!

  • 13 Wk Half Marathon preparation program – 1/22/22 – 4/24/22

Cycling programs – Develop power!

  • 12 Wk – Indoor cycling FTP builder – 1/18/22 – 4/10/22
Our Approach

Athletes are streamed into training progressions based upon current fitness and capability. All programs offer structured workouts via Training Peaks, along with regular testing to set benchmarks for each athlete’s zones and efforts. Coached, weekly group training sessions (in Prospect Park for runners & triathletes, and on Zwift for cyclists) build camaraderie, accountability, and learning. Each athlete is equally valued by the group. We cheer one another on, offer support when the going gets tough and the spirit lags, and celebrate successes and breakthroughs. 

Not sure which option is best for your upcoming season? Hit the “Click to Schedule” button to schedule a call with Coach Peter.

Register now for a great season of challenges, fitness, and camaraderie. Don’t miss out!

Run Training:

Group runs kick-off this Saturday, October 23 at 8:00 am in Prospect Park.

Bike Training:

The first group Zwift bike workout is this coming Tuesday morning, October 26, at 6:30 am.

Coach Peter

The shortening days and dropping temperatures of fall and winter (did we mention rain and snow?) can make working out on our own a challenge. More importantly, we often do not know how to structure our off-season for the best results – what to do, for how long, in what order, and when. But the off-season offers an opportunity that comes but once-a-year to hone skills, increase strength and stamina, and set a strong foundation for the spring and summer. 

Startline Coaching is once again offering two popular off-season run and bike programs, this year with the option to extend beyond 12-weeks. 

Both programs offer structured workouts via Training Peaks, along with regular testing to set benchmarks for each athlete’s zones and efforts. Coached, weekly group training sessions (in Prospect Park for runners and on Zwift for cyclists) build camaraderie, accountability, and learning. Winter and/or spring races are included for goal-setting and testing our mettle. 

All levels are welcome: the beginner who’s gotten a taste of racing and wants to improve, the experienced athlete who wants to get back in shape after time away, the competitive age-grouper who wants to set their sights on new goals and challenges – and everyone in between. Each athlete is equally valued by the group. We cheer one another on, offer support when the going gets tough and the spirit lags, and celebrate successes and breakthroughs. 

Join us!

A week ago, Startline Coaching athletes ran the Run the Blue Point Brewery 10 miler. This year, 16 athletes completed the race on long Island, NY and celebrated with a morning beer. The Blue Point Brewery always puts on a good show, with great food, a band, a warm tent and, yes, great beer. My thanks to #GLIRC for as always running a great race. This is the 10th year of the race and 6th time Startline Coaching athletes have been to the race.

This race is a team favorite capping off a 12 week run/strength training block before we move into triathlon training. We were 16/16 on completing the race with negative splits and many with significant improvements over the prior year. Developing speed and pacing control was a central theme over these past 12 weeks. You should all feel so pleased with your results.

Way to execute!

Coach Peter

Startline Coaching will be offering two 10 session swim development programs this winter. Two days per week are offered: Wednesday or Friday mornings from 6:30 am – 7:30 am. Starting Jan 24, and ending April 10

  • Struggling with your swim form – Complete a swim progression focused on technique, endurance, & pacing control. Increase both the frequency & yardage that you swim, and receive specific form correction from a coach in a small group setting. Hold your best form for longer!
  • Intermediate swimmer looking for a breakthrough – Complete a swim progression focused on technique, power, and endurance development. Increase the tempo and rhythm of your stroke while refining technique under coach direction in a small group setting.

Startline Coaching is also offering a 22 week triathlon group training program suited to triathletes training to complete a May/June Sprint, Olympic or Half Ironman distance race. Meet twice a week as a group in Prospect Park. Execute prescribed solo workouts the rest of the week. Professional coaching guidance throughout your entire journey. Go into the season fit & race ready!

Last year, I had the great pleasure of attending a three-day Swim Camp with five  #StartlineCoaching athletes in St. Petersburg, Florida. The swim camp, hosted by my long time coach, mentor, and friend Coach Earl Walton of #TailwindEndurance was an incredible experience.

Apart from the joys of swimming outside in February, each of us came away with substantial improvement in swim form and speed that we can focus on as the training season progresses. Nothing beats being totally immersed in a single sport for an entire weekend. So much progress can be made. A number of the athletes came away with a 10+ secs/100 yd improvement in their swim time trial pace, which is huge.

This year, Tailwind Endurance together with Startline Coaching is offering a February swim camp in Florida once again.

Come join us & transform your swim!

Camp Details

Price:

$650*

  • Registration closed for Camp #1 – 3/18/2022
  • Registration closes for Camp #2 – 5/6/2022

Location & Dates:

  • Location: North Shore Aquatics Complex – 901 North Shore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Start: Jan 31, 2020, Arrive by 3 PM on Friday
  • End: Feb 2, 2020, Camp closes at 12 Noon on Sunday
    • Fri Evening Swim and group dinner
    • Sat Morning and Late afternoon Swims
    • Sun Morning Swim

Program:

  • Dry land training
  • Low coach to athlete ratio
  • Underwater video analysis & individualized feedback
  • Basic and advanced workouts
  • Open water (should temperatures allow)

*Early bird pricing. Price increases on Dec 15th! Price does not include travel and accommodation.

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