Beginner Tri Training Class

 

Triathlon Training 

 

Level 101 Here - good for a beginner

201 Level for intermediate triathletes - Click Here

 

Overview
For beginners to the world of triathlons. We will offer a skills clinic for those who want to learn or improve the fundamentals of triathlon (swim, bike, run, transition, and nutrition). We can help you prepare for your first race and/or help improve your existing skills.

Experienced participants: We will have a planned training course to challenge various levels of athletes. You will be able to break into a training group that fits your skill level and training goals.

 

Register Here for 2023 - not available yet 

NOTE THAT THERE WILL ALSO BE GROUP WORKOUTS, NOT SPECIFICIALLY COACHED BUT COORDINATED BY FAST MEMBERS.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THESE FREE GROUP WORKOUTS WHICH WILL BE AROUND THE SAME AREA AND TIME.  WE ASK YOU IF YOU WISH TO DO THESE FREE SESSIONS THAT YOU DO NOT SIGN UP HERE, NOR DO YOU INTERFERE WITH THE CLASSES AND COACHES OF THOSE THAT PAYED FOR THE BEGINNER COURSE.

Coached Class

It is a multiple week program geared to help an individual be competent to compete in their first sprint or Olympic distance triathlon.

When: Monday Evenings 5:45 pm to 7: 45 pm; (2023 considering adding zoom meetings in May to jump start it) followed by June through August hands on training

Where: Island Lake State Park - Spring Mill Pond

Cost: $50 for non-FAST Members (need USAT card) or  $25 for FAST Members

Multiple coaches with diverse backgrounds in swimming and triathlons

Start Date: TBD

 

Requirements

  • Have your own bike which you fit comfortable on; preferable multiple gears for ease of going up or down hills

  • Ability to swim 500 yards non-stop (20 lengths of a standard high school pool)

  • Personal flotation buoy for open water swims; if you do not have one, buoys will be available for purchase at a nominal price

  • Comfortable running shoes

  • Can do attitude

  • Ability to commit to 80% of the classes

  • Optional wetsuits recommended  (look at our items for sale to get a deal on a wetsuit that others are selling)

 

Objectives

  • Teach members how to put on and get out of a wetsuit

  • Stroke improve techniques provided

  • Understanding of race equipment (must and optional)

  • Open Water Swim techniques during a Triathlon

  • Transition set ups and flow

  • Proper bike mounting and dismounting techniques for safety and efficiency

  • Proper biking techniques (cadence, shifting, body position, road presence, and minimal maintenance such as tire changing)

  • Shoe selection and set up

  • Race and training recovery