2019 spring season training program kicks off – 1/12/19

Aimed at developing experienced athletes, this group training program is designed for an athlete to peak for a June Half Ironman or Olympic. Get your training and racing off to a good start with some structure, camaraderie, and enjoy the beauty of the park in the winter.

Athletes are streamed (basic, intermediate, advanced) based upon current fitness and athletic progression. Focus is on skills mastery, functional strength, race strategy and pacing, and aerobic development. Athletes meet twice a week for group training sessions. Solo workouts are prescribed throughout the remainder of the week.

This USAT sanctioned program will develop your fitness, skills, and knowledge of the sport so that you compete at a new level of proficiency.

Details & registration materials can be found here: 2019 spring triathlon training Any questions contact Coach Peter.

Kickoff & registration for the Start Line Coaching “2019 spring triathlon training program” is at 7:30 am on 1/12/19 @Connecticut Muffin, Corner of Prospect Park West & 15 St in Brooklyn.

Please bring your completed paperwork or register on site. Workout begins at 8:00 am sharpish!

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2018 off season program registration opens!

Startline Coaching is offering a two month “off season” program to work on weaknesses, strength deficits, and add some variety to your training. The “off season” is a period of de-training and essential mental and physical revitalization. But as we all know, it all so often turns to couch surfing and weight gain through the holiday period.

Add some structure to your fall with a group training program. This is also a perfect program for those returning to endurance training after a long lay off. The program is purposely aimed to address the niggles we all feel after a racing season and help those looking to establish a training routine. The goal of the program is to set you up for a successful 2019 training progression and race calendar.

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The USAT sanctioned program culminates with a running event to baseline your off season fitness.

Interested? Training begins November 3, 2018.  Look here for details

USA Cycling Certified Skills Instructor certification

SLC_logo+name_webSept 10 2018 – Startline coaching is pleased to announce that Head Coach Peter Helling is now accredited as a USAC certified skills instructor, joining approximately 50 other coaches nationally who hold this certification.

Bicycle handling skills are an essential foundation for all recreational and competitive cyclists & triathletes. Often neglected in preference for physiological development, handling skills provide tools to allows riders to ride safely, enjoy the thrill and camaraderie of riding in groups, progress rapidly as racers, and improve overall race performance.

USAC certified skills instructor certification is targeted specifically toward preparing cyclists to group ride and race: focusing on contact, position, communication, collaboration, predictability, and riding assertively to protect the riders front wheel in increasing complex and crowded riding situations.

The certification is based upon the USAC Beginning Racer Program aimed at preparing first time racers. This program enables racers to move quickly from entry level categories to higher level categories.

PrintThis new certification adds to Coach Peter’s existing accreditation as a USAC Level 2 cycling coach w/ distinction and USAT Level 2 triathlon endurance coach. USCycling_Coach

Located in Brooklyn NY, Startline coaching offers group & individual training programs for triathletes, runners, and cyclists.

Please contact Coach Peter if you are interested in a coaching program or club cycling clinics to develop solo and group bike handling skills. Boost your performance as a cyclist or multi-sport athlete.

 

2018 spring season training program kicks off – 1/20/18

For the fourth year in a row, Start Line Coaching is offering a spring triathlon training program. Aimed at developing experienced athletes, the program is designed for an athlete to peak for Quassy Half Ironman or Olympic or a race close to that date. Get your training and racing off to a good start with some structure, camaraderie, and enjoy the beauty of the park in the winter.

Athletes are streamed (basic, intermediate, advanced) based upon current fitness and athletic progression. Focus is on skills mastery, functional strength, race strategy and pacing, and aerobic development. Athletes meet twice a week for group training sessions. Solo workouts are prescribed throughout the remainder of the week.

This USAT sanctioned program will develop your fitness, skills, and knowledge of the sport so that you compete at a new level of proficiency.

Details & registration materials can be found here: 2018 spring triathlon training Any questions contact Coach Peter.

Kickoff & registration for the Start Line Coaching “2017 spring triathlon training program” is at 7:30 am on 1/20/18 @Connecticut Muffin, Corner of Prospect Park West & 15 St in Brooklyn.

Please bring your completed paperwork or register on site. Workout begins at 8:00 am sharpish!

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Off Season Kickoff 10/28/17

Alarm-Clock-1Kickoff & registration for the Start Line Coaching “2017 Brooklyn off season training program” is at 7:30 am @Connecticut Muffin, Corner of Prospect Park West & 15 St in Brooklyn. Please bring your completed paperwork or register on site.

  1. Program details
  2. Coaching Agreement
  3. USAT Event Waiver – Event #244119 – 2017 Brooklyn Off Season Training Progression

Workout begins at 8:00 am sharpish!

The kickoff workout will be strength & running. Overdress and be sure to bring gloves. Expect to be in the push up/plank position.

A good season starts with developing a strong core!

USAT Level II Endurance coaching clinic rocks!

Such a great clinic! Special thanks to Linda Cleveland, M.S. USAT Coach Development Senior Manager and the clinic presenters:

  • Jesse Kropelnicki, MS – USAT Level III, ACSM CpT,  NSCA CSCS
  • Ian Murray – USAT Level III, ITU & USAC Level II, Bike Fit Instructor: Cannondale’s Guru Academy & Dan Empfield’s Fit Institute Slowtwitch,  USAC Certified Race Mechanic
  • Karen Allen Turner, USAT L2 Coach, 2016 Team USA Coach

The following sessions really resonated with me:

  • Periodization for Long Course
  • Workout Design and Application for Long Course
  • Advanced Nutrition for Long Course
  • Strength Training for Long Course
  • Video Analysis and Application for Long Course
  • Advanced Running for Long Course
  • Psychological Assessment and Application

As a final task, each of us were asked to present an athlete training plan based upon an assigned scenario. Each scenario presented a unique and challenging athlete situation. Topics covered a wide spectrum:

  • Kona qualification
  • Disordered eating
  • Pro performance
  • New Iron distance athletes
  • Iron distance recovery
  • Limited training time
  • Critical training volume
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Mental skills
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2017 USAT Level 2 Endurance clinic coaches (Kona, HI)

The final presentations by all the attending coaches showed how detailed and specific our approaches have become.

Each coach presentation brought out innovative problem solving strategies for a diverse range of coaching challenges.

The presentations were the highlight of the week.

Key insights from the clinic:

  1. Critical Training Volume – What it takes to resist breakdown of performance during racing & key metrics to strive for in athletic development.
  2. Nutrition approaches for the athlete to optimize body composition, training adaptation, and race fueling
  3. Triathlon specific strength development to resist injury and improve form

As is always the case when attending formal accreditation classes, I walked away a stronger coach with new ideas and approaches that will strengthen the Startline coaching squad in 2018.

2017 off season group training here we go. Prepare for a great 2018 race season.

2017 off season program registration opens today!

Back again by popular demand. Start Line Coaching is offering a two month “off season” program to work on weaknesses, strength deficits, and add some variety to your training. The “off season” is a period of de-training and essential mental and physical revitalization. But as we all know, it all so often turns to couch surfing and weight gain through the holiday period.

Add some structure to your fall with a group training program. This is also a perfect program for those returning to endurance training after a long lay off. The program is purposely aimed to address the niggles we all feel after a racing season and help those looking to establish a training routine. The goal of the program is to set you up for a successful 2018 training and race calendar.

USAT10SanctionedEvents

The USAT sanctioned program culminates with a running event to baseline your off season fitness.

Interested? Training begins October 28, 2017.  Look here for details