Olympic Distance Training program // oly
Sprint and Olympic Distance Training Program by Dahlz Performance Coaching
Welcome to GGTC’s 19th year of its Olympic Distance training Program!
This training program is designed for both Sprint and Olympic distance races in Summer. Primarily at the Folsom Lake International Triathlon held on May 9th, however this program will be good for those with races mid to late April or May, or as a pre-race preparation program for races in June. 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.
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. And for the Folsom Lake International Triathlon you have the option of an Olympic Distance "Lite" race where you will swim .92 mile, bike 25 miles and run 1 mile. When you cross the finish line you will experience a feeling that is beyond compare!
What members have to say:
"The Oly program combined an amazing coach and incredibly patient and kind captains, to help me grow more then I ever thought possible. I’ve made true friends and find that every time I do the program it gets better and better."
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!
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.
Still have questions? email firstname.lastname@example.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, Back On My Feet. 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.
Learn more about the program
Date: January 21, 2020
Come meet your fellow OLY teammates and captains!
Date: February 28, 2020
First Group Workout
Date: Sun, March 1
Folsom Lake International Triathlon
Date: Saturday, May 9
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