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    Coach Mike Portman









HIT- Half Ironman Training 
Wildflower - Auburn - St George - Big Kahuna - Tahoe 70.3
 

 

Welcome to the Golden Gate Triathlon Club's Training Program for the Wildflower, Auburn,  St George, Big Kahuna, and Tahoe 70.3 Triathlons! Mike Portman of Portman Coaching will be providing performance coaching to help you reach your highest goals and have fun doing it.

The HIT program is intended for our intermediate to experienced athletes, meaning you have completed an Olympic distance event within the past 12-months and it is recommended you have done one half-ironman, although not required. Additionally, you must be in good physical condition and healthy (without injury).

Mike Portman is also and experienced coach and decorate triathlete with a number of podiums to his credit. As a USAT Certified Coach Mike has learned the very best coaching techniques from all over the world. Involving different training phases, key sessions, recovery workouts, training the mind, eating right, and so much more. Coach Mike knows all the 'ins and outs' for all different types of endurance athletes.
The coaching program will provide:
  • Professional Weekly Training Plans provided by the coach
  • Free Account with online training portal
  • Performance Nutrition Speaker
  • Injury Prevention
  • Coached Weekday Workout
  • Coached Weekend Workout
  • Email access to the coach
 
HIT to Wildflower/70.3 Saint George/World's Toughest Half 2015 Training Program
February- May 2015
  
HIT to Vineman 70.3 (Pending demand)
May - July 2015

HIT to Big Kahuna/Lake Tahoe 2015 Training Program
July-September 2015
 
 
FAQS
Who is this for? This program is intended for our intermediate to experienced athletes, meaning you have completed an Olympic distance event at least once within the past 12-months. Additionally, you must be in good physical condition and healthy (without injury).

When will I be working out? Training schedules will be updated weekly. As a participant, you'll be able to log-in to a training program and view your workout schedule for the week. 


Where will I be training? Weekend group workouts will be held.  More information regarding training plans will be updated soon. 


What happens if I can't make it to all the workouts? As an experienced athlete, you know the drill, knocking out your workouts is up to you. Keep to the schedule as best you can. You can always contact your coaches for help in planning your week.


Do I have to race? No. Participation is optional. This program is about trying something new, setting goals, and achieving them. Many participants use this program as a way to see if they want to do a future half ironman or Ironman!

 

 

 

The Fine Print: This program is for Golden Gate Triathlon Club members so if you aren't already a member, sign-up instantly online to join GGTC. GGTC Membership gains you access to various club workouts and numerous sponsor discounts. There are no refunds for this program.
     

If you have more questions about the HIT program, please email the Membership Director


A portion program fees for 2015 will be donated to GGTC's Non-Profit Partnership 2015-2016 beneficiary, San Francisco Senior Centers