2017 Training Outlook

August 18, 2016


In 2017 Dt will of course be training athletes for all distances.  We are blessed in 2017 in that we have an abundance of people shooting for an Ironman (stupid travels in packs we've discovered.) Next year we're going to take advantage of this by adding training everyone can participate in should they wish.  Following the latest ITU training theory on having people competing in Olympic/Standard distances train with a greater endurance base this should help our Olympic distance athletes as well.  The delta is our Olympics need to to also develop more power delivery than our 140.6 folks who need to build endurance above power.  We will create training schedules that overlap but with our Olympic distance athletes having a specific power/speed profile - this will benefit our 140.6 athletes who have strict time limitations built into every phase of the event.  so how will this affect our training sessions from practical standpoint?  Luckily we have some experience here.

(Please note 140.6 athletes should sign up with Coach Jean to get the best and personalized training for Lake Placid.  Coach Vic will be managing the general training for all groups.)


  • Our Saturday morning training sessions will start at the usual times ranging from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM depending on location and how much work has to get done.  The rule is we will always build up to 70.3 distance through September for our 70.3s interested in a September race.

  • We will have four training schedules: Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 and 140.6.

  • For our 140.6 athletes we will arrange 5:30 AM - 6:00 AM meeting times to get additional swim, bike, or run distance in during regular Saturday training.  Of course we will add volume during regular training which will overlap all training.  We will always have three distances of the workouts - join whichever you'd like.

  • Breakfast - our ultimate priority of course will be built into our Saturday training.

  • Dt will be focusing more on the the run in 2017 - we always say running pays the rent.  There's much rent in 2017.

  • We will be having our first practice sprint "race" in 2017 at Hopkinton State Park: 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 3 mile run - early in May.

  • Going back into our past Dt will conduct two Olympic distance "races" - one at Walden and one at Hopkinton.  We'll be more subtle as the authorities have warrants out for our arrest from our previous efforts (we over did it with cheering crowds and an awards ceremony in the middle of the Walden Pond beach - the life guards were unhappy we used their chairs for our boom box.)

  • We will hold one 70.3 practice race for all our athletes to try out.  1.2 mile swim in Walden Pond, 47 mile bike, 10 mile run.

  • We're looking into Wednesday night hill work on Summit Ave in Brookline.  If you've ever done work on Summit Ave. well then you know what that means. This is the closest we're going to get to stupid hill unless we make you ride or run straight up the side of the Prudential Building.

There will not be a lack of training.  Now drop and give me 20!

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