2017 spring triathlon training

For the third year, Start Line Coaching is offering a USAT-sanctioned triathlon group training program for spring 2017. Prepare for a late May or early June Olympic or Half Ironman/70.3 event while enjoying the beauty of winter and early spring in Prospect Park! Nothing motivates like training in a group setting. Head into the summer and fall 2017 race season strong and fit.

The program is designed for experienced and intermediate level USAT10SanctionedEventsendurance athletes.  Whether you are looking to qualify for Nationals,  race further or faster, or simply get back in the game, this program offers something for you.

Here are the details:

22-week spring event group training program

  • Start date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
  • End Date: Saturday/Sunday June 3 and 4, 2017: Olympic and Half Ironman races.

Athletes can choose between Olympic & Half Ironman training options.  The program will be designed for the June 3/4 Quassy races. Athletes may choose a different race. A race date between May 15 – June 15 is recommended.

Incorporated into the program will be weekly training plans that will guide you to your race with solo workouts & two group training sessions (GTS) per week.

Group Training Sessions (GTS):

  • Wednesdays nights, 7:00 p.m. Meet at 15th St/Prospect Park
  • Saturday mornings: 8:00 a.m. Meet at 15th St/Prospect Park
  • Saturday GTS may involve away trips when the weather is better

No bag watch will be provided.

There will be no swim GTS sessions, but swim workouts will be prescribed as part of the weekly training plan. For athletes who do not have access to a pool or seek direct swim instruction, enrolling in a JackRabbit swim program is probably your best option.

Weekly training plans:

  • You will be able to view upcoming workouts via Mobile App & will receive a daily email from Training peaks specifying workout details for the day.
  • Athletes who choose will have the ability to enter and comment on their workouts, and to upload their training data into Training Peaks. Athletes will receive feedback by coaching staff on data & their comments.
  • Athletes will be provided training progressions based upon experience and capability.
A Facebook group will allow athletes to be in contact with one another, post social events, and view athlete or coach posted links and information.


  • $516 per athlete for USAT annual members
  • $546 per athlete for athletes who do not hold a current USAT annual membership

Fees are payable by January 15, 2017. Start line coaching will invoice you via Paypal after successful completion of all registration materials.

Refund Policy: Athletes who withdraw due to injury during the first 3 months of the program (by March 31) will receive a refund of $200 of the total fee. Otherwise, refunds are not available.

Athletes are responsible for race registration fees and travel expenses.


Please complete the following registration papers and send to Coach Peter

  1. Coaching Agreement
  2. USAT Event Waiver – Event #241079 – 2017 Brooklyn Winter Training Progression
  3. USAT Event Waiver – Event #241080 – 2017 Brooklyn Spring Training Progression

Note: This training program is comprised of two sequenced USAT adult clinic events. Registering for the program will require an athlete to complete two USAT Event Waivers, one for each of the Events denoted above.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Coach Peter

Signup for the program closes Jan 14, 2017

Looking forward to training in the park together!