Our local coaching and online triathlon coaching options for triathlon, cycling, and running include:
As an athlete, you can expect your triathlon coach to deliver a training program and training structure that is designed to suit you as an individual and your goals. Our professional coaches will provide you with your daily training sessions and oversee your long term training development. You can expect your coach to:
Email is the easiest, quickest and most convenient way to communicate with your coach and it allows them to respond quickly to your questions. You can expect your coach to respond to emails within 0-1 working days. Email is the best way to communicate the majority of your questions and for your coach to provide feedback outside of regular training sessions.
Face to Face Contact
Our triathlon coaches are professionals who are available to chat to you in person about your training and racing. Our coaches are based at our training facility in Castle Hill. All you need to do is work out a convenient time and you can chat in person at our training centre.
Phone Calls / Skype
Your coach will arrange a convenient time to catch up via a phone or video call to discuss your training program and discuss your training and racing progress. Calls are best arranged when preparing for major races and to discuss your training progress.
Training Program Modifications
Training programs are prepared once the coach understands the availability of the athlete during a training block. In general, your online training program will be written 2-4 weeks in advance and modifications are only required in the event of injury or illness.
Communication is the key to a good coaching relationship. We expect all our athletes to actively communicate with their coach regularly either in-person, or by phone and email. The best results are gained when both the coach and athlete work together with the athlete providing regular honest feedback.
Your coach will arrange a time to contact you before preparing your training program to learn about you and your goals and to help them understand how they can help you to improve. Expect to have an initial and honest discussion with your coach that includes your:
From there, your coach will start to understand what you need to improve and begin planning an overall program structure to guide you towards your goals.
Your training zones will then be set up for the equipment that you have access to
Once we have your training zones set up with your TrainingPeaks account, your coach will use this information prescribe an individualised, easy-to-follow training plan. As you improve and develop as an athlete, your training zones will be adjusted by your coach to ensure that you continue to get the most out of your training
Your training program will be planned around your races and goals in a format that is easy to follow and understand. Expect your training program to be populated with individual training sessions several weeks in advance so that you can view what your coach has planned for you. The format of our training programs allows you to access training information easily and provides your coach with the data that he needs to provide objective feedbackIndividual Training Sessions
The content of each individual training session is descriptive and will outline:
We provide downloadable indoor cycling session files that you can sync with your smart devices such as TrainerRoad, Zwift, PerfPro and Garmin & Wahoo devices. These files will appear in the attachment tab of your TrainingPeaks session plan. This is our preferred method for supplying training sessions for indoor cycling sessions.Downloadable Run Training Files
For athletes with compatible Garmin devices, you can sync your Garmin Connect account to TrainingPeaks and your run training sessions will be available on your device. This enables you to go for a run and the watch will let you know exactly when the intervals start and stop, and the goal intensity for each work or rest interval.Athlete Feedback
Through your TrainingPeaks account, you can provide your coach quick, brief feedback following your sessions. We encourage all our athletes to write simple comments following their sessions so that your coach can help monitor your progress. Your comments might indicate how you felt during the session or they may be used for your coach to understand your training file. For example – “Felt great, that last set was tough” or “Ran out of time and only completed 3 of the 4 sets”. The format of our training programs allows you to access training information easily and provides your coach with the data they to provide objective feedback
These can be sent to you as direct links so you can access and watch them at any time. We can also include relevant drills in your training session content to review before the beginning of each session so that you can understand each drill implement them appropriately. The focus on technical improvements in your sessions will improve your biomechanical efficiency and lead to increased performance at racing.
The quality of your training sessions is important to ensure that you are achieving the desired goal of each session. Many of your sessions will contain training intervals within specific zones and your coach will check these and provide you with feedback. To monitor your progress and provide you with feedback, your coach will analyse your files using your individualised training zones.
Your coach will analyse the quality of your sessions through statistical analyses and provide you with feedback on how to improve the quality of your training session. This information will allow your coach to determine how well the session was performed, whether the desired goal of the session was achieved, and importantly, how to improve the quality of future sessions.
Your coach will go beyond basic analysis and analyse your training and racing files in-depth to individual behaviour and identify key areas to improve the way you train and race. Feedback may include:
Having a strategy and a plan for each race is important to get the best result. Your coach will help you prepare for each race with a plan that suits your ability and your goal for the event. Depending on your race, your race plans from your coach may include advice on:
If you race with a power meter, your cycle coach can also provide you with accurate predictions of your bike splits if you are able to maintain the power targets they provide for endurance events such. This is incredibly useful for
Some races go perfectly and sometimes the result isn’t what we had planned so it’s important to review each major race objectively with your coach. The reasons behind a successful (or not so successful) race can often be found by having an honest discussion with your coach combined with objective analysis of the race data. We can analyse your power output, heart rate, cadence and GPS details of your race to help you understand the areas that were limiting your performance and find key areas to improve. These suggestions may include
If you’re after a strength training program that can be done anywhere, anytime, and using equipment that you have available, we can provide you with a personalised strength training program. Our high-quality strength training programs utilise easy to follow, step-by-step video guides through PhysiApp.
All our PhysiApp Strength Training programs contain:
Find out more about our strength training programs here.
Heres our easy step by step guide on how to set up your trainingpeaks athlete account and make full use of all the coaching features available!