Olympic Distance Training program  //  oly



Sprint and Olympic Distance Training Program by Dahlz Performance Coaching

Welcome to GGTC’s 17th year of its Olympic Distance training Program! This training program is designed for both Sprint and Olympic distance races at the Santa Cruz Triathlon. This program is designed specifically to match your level of fitness and ability.

John Dahlz, a veteran triathlon coach and accomplished professional triathlete, will lead this ten-week training program along a team of captains and assistants.

We’re looking for people ready to take on a great journey to complete the Santa Cruz Triathlon on Sunday, Sept 23, 2018. Sprint Distance Racers will swim .5 mile, bike 12.4 miles and run 3.1 miles. Olympic Distance Racers will swim .92 mile, bike 25 miles, and run 6.2 miles. When you cross the finish line you will experience a feeling that is beyond compare!



Program Components:

  • Technique instruction to safely and effectively improve your swimming, biking and running
  • Equipment overview, evaluation, and recommendations
  • The opportunity to travel, train, and race with the team!
  • Clinics that cover topics associated with completing a Sprint or Olympic Distance Triathlon
  • 3-4 coached group workouts / week:
    • Wednesday evening track workout at Kezar Stadium
    • Sat & Sun mornings
  • Santa Cruz Triathlon Course Preview
  • Additional e-mail support to answer any questions
  • Weekly training programs detailing your training

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is this for?

Self-motivated individuals that want to take on the challenge of triathlon training! Ideally you can swim 200 yards, ride a bike and run a few miles. Someone that may have completed a triathlon previously and is looking to go to the next level.

When will I be working out?

The group meets 3 times per week leading up to race day for a combination of swimming, biking and running workouts.

Where will I be training?

Workouts will be held in Marin, Peninsula, and San Francisco.

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 and sometimes life gets in the way. 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!

Can you tell me more about the Triathlon?

Please visit their site for more details regarding the race. Securing an entry spot and registration fees are not included with the program. You must register independently for the Triathlon. Make sure to get your registration discount on the member discounts page.

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! Coach JD will cover the basics of triathlon equipment in the beginning of the training program.

How do I register if I’m not a member yet?

You’ll first purchase GGTC Annual Membership prior here. Then you can register for OLY!

Still have questions? email volunteer@ggtc.org


Fees Support Our Non-Profit Partner


A portion of the program’s fee, minus administrative costs, will be donated to GGTC’s Non-Profit Partnership beneficiary "Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.)" Thanks to GGTC members, coaches, and participants; we have granted over $100,000 to local non-profit organizations that share our commitment of offering physical fitness opportunities to our Bay Area community. Click here to read more about the Non-Profit Partnership program.

Details


When: July 15 - Sept 23
Length: 10-week Program
Cost: $330 for Members
New Members: Purchase your GGTC membership here in order to register.
Questions: volunteer@ggtc.org

Key Dates


Information Meeting

Learn more about the program
and the coach to see if it’s for you!

Date: Mon, June 18
Time: 6:30pm - 8pm
Location: Presidio Sports Basement

Registration »


Kick-off Social

Come meet other GGTC Members!

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Registration TBD »


First Group Workout

Date: July 15
Time: 10am
Location: Tam High School Pool


Santa Cruz Triathlon



Date: Sun, Sept 23
Members Get Your GGTC Discount Here »
Register ASAP »


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