Half-ironman training program // HIT
If you are looking to take the next step in your triathlon training, the Half Ironman Training (HIT) Program may be for you.
Perhaps you have been doing Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and are looking to move up in distance. Or maybe you excel at either swimming, cycling, or running and are looking for a program to refine the other disciplines. The goal of the HIT program is to give you the skills and experience to successfully complete a Half Ironman race, though doing the race is of course not required.
We are introducing a new 16-week option that will conclude with Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz. As 6 weeks is typically not enough to fully prepare for a half ironman race we are giving athletes the option to start earlier and continue training through the entire summer concluding with the Santa Cruz race. Athletes that wish to join for the 6 weeks will still be able to do so.
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Coach: CESAR VALERA
We are incredibly excited to announce Cesar Valera as our HIT coach!
The HIT program will continue to be coached by Coach Cesar Valera. Cesar has 20+ years of professional triathlon experience and 10+ years of triathlon coaching experience.
If you have recently been at club events you have likely seen Cesar. You may have also seen him absolutely destroying the course at the Half Moon Bay Triathlon last weekend.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is this for?
Self-motivated individuals that want to take on the challenge of triathlon training! Both first time triathletes and those who've competed before and want to train in a group are welcome.
Do you offer Full 140.6 IRONMAN Training?
We've found over the years that a focused 70.3 Half Ironman Program has the most demand amongst members. We do have recommendations for coaches if you're looking for full IRONMAN coaches and coaching programs. Contact us and we'll get you those recommendations.
When will I be working out?
The group meets 2-3 times per week leading up to race day for a combination of swimming, biking, and running workouts.
Where will I be training?
The majority of workouts will take place in San Francisco with bike rides taking place all around the Bay Area.
What happens if I can’t make it to all the workouts?
It would be great if we had enough time in the day to do everything we want but sometimes we have to pick a priority. Rarely does any triathlete make 100% of the workouts, and that's okay. With the help of your coaches, you can train as little as 8 hours a week and feel confident you can complete the race.
Do I have to race?
No, competing in the designated triathlon is optional. You can certainly train with the group and not race or race in another triathlon. It’s totally up to you!
What about equipment?
You will need a bicycle and helmet, running shoes, swimsuit, goggles, and a wetsuit. If you don't have these things yet, don't worry! We will cover the basics of triathlon equipment in the beginning of the training program.
What is the refund or cancellation policy?
There are no refunds given for GGTC training programs. If you find you have any issues attending the trainings, contact us through the email below.
How do I register if I’m not a member yet?
You’ll first need to purchase GGTC Annual Membership here. Then you can register for HIT!
Still have questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Learn more about the program
Date: Thu, May 9
Come meet other GGTC Members!
First Group Workout
Date: Sat, May 18
Be sure to add Golden Gate Triathlon Club to your profile to include your performance in our Tri Club results at the race!