Team Z provides training plans for Iron, half-iron, Olympic/International, and sprint-distance triathlons. These plans may include other activities like marathons, half-marathons, 10 k’s, 5 k’s, organized group rides, masters swim meets, and open water swims, but they are focused on the ultimate goal of preparing athletes to peak for a triathlon. Athletes choose which distance training plan they follow based on the “A” race that they want to peak for. “A” races are races the team votes on and our training plans prepare the team for.
Within our 140.6, 70.3, and under 70.3 training programs, we offer 4 or more training tracks, with different levels of difficulty, to follow based on your fitness level, experience, and desired volume and intensity.
If needed, you can mix and match different tracks as desired. For example, if you are an experienced runner but don’t have any clue how to ride a road bike, then you could pick track 3 or 4 for your runs and track 1 for bike training.
a. The Iron Distance (winter Marathon) Program
This program is for people racing an off-season marathon and/or considering an iron-distance race as their “A” race. It is not for the faint of heart! Training properly for an iron-distance race takes considerable time and energy. With four different training levels within this program, it is a great way for people of varying fitness levels to get to the finish line!
b. The Half Iron Distance (winter Half Marathon) Program
The 70.3 program is for folks training for an off-season half-marathon and/or considering a half-iron distance triathlon as their “A” race. Whether a 70.3 distance is your ultimate goal or you have set your sites on an iron-distance race in the future, our training plans will get you the training and preparation races that it takes to have a successful half-iron race day!
c. The Sprint and Olympic Distance (Winter 5-10k) Program
No experience necessary! We have something here for everyone. With different levels of “Under 70.3” to choose from, we have written plans to meet the needs of everyone from world championship qualifier to first timer! This program will give you the education, fitness, and confidence you’re looking for to make your goal race a success!