Golden Gate Triathlon Club offers a range of training programs targeting athletes at every level. Notably, our training programs augment and intensify the all-year activities that are happening outside of formal training programs, like our weekly coached workouts, group bike rides, or the many other activities published on our calendar.
Training programs run twice a year, in spring and in fall. All training programs target a specific race — but members are more than welcome to use the programs to work towards a different race, improve their general fitness, or simply join for the joy of training with the same group of people for a couple of weeks. In fact, the sense of a tight-nit community is probably what makes our programs unique — in addition to excellent and experienced professional coaches, the backing of a seasoned triathlon club, and the unique mix of accomplished triathletes and newcomers. All our programs welcome people who've been racing for years as well as newcomers. Either way, we'll take good care of you.
The "Olympic Training Program", working towards a hand-picked Olympic-distance triathlon race somewhere close to the Bay Area. This program gets seasoned athletes and first-time triathletes ready for the 0.93-mile (1.5-kilometer) swim, 24.8-mile (40-kilometer) bike, and 6.2-mile (10-kilometer) run.
Similarly, the "Women Tri Together Program" also targets an Olympic-distance triathlon. It was first created in 2016 after GGTC received a "Women for Tri" Club Grant. We're committed to offering specific programming to bring Women, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary athletes into the sport of triathlon. It's ideal for beginner and intermediate women, non-binary or gender diverse athletes looking to develop the skills needed to complete a sprint or Olympic triathlon who prefer a smaller and personalized group-setting.
Finally, the "Long Distance Program" targets triathletes who want to develop the skills and experience required to finish an Ironman 70.3 or full-distance Ironman, either for the first time or as a seasoned veteran. Athletes should have finished at least one Olympic distance triathlon and can expect an intense training program that offers a tight-nit community of athletes working towards the same race.