Planning Your Season

A good training plan can make or break your season, and creating a good training plan starts with your goals and your strategy. Our coaches and experts can show you how to set achievable goals, create a complementary training approach, and design your own training plan that’s adjustable throughout the season.

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Performance Gains from Year-Round Training

Coaching works best as a process of building performance, rather than a hot pursuit of an outcome. Coach Julie Young describes the performance gains a busy executive experienced at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race. Breaking from his habit of cramming for the event with just six months of training, he committed to year-round coaching, incorporating strength and stability work and building the mental resilience that made him a better athlete.
The Craft of Coaching with Joe Friel Module 3 Mapping a Season of Training

3 // Mapping a Season of Training

Anyone can make a training plan. But a good coach knows how to plan a season that unlocks an athlete's true potential. Joe Friel is joined by a full line-up of master coaches in this module that will expand your thinking.
Process for Goal Setting and Season Planning

Onboarding New Athletes

Goal assessment and season planning are two details you must attend to in taking on a new athlete. Your coaching style, philosophy, and methodology factor heavily into both tasks.
Coach Alan Couzens teaches a swimmer

Season Plan for Triathlete Leveling Up to Ironman

Athletes often underestimate the amount of fitness that they lose in tapering for, and recovery from, excessively frequent racing. This is especially true in Mary’s case where she is looking to make a significant jump in training load in order to properly prepare for the Ironman distance.

Performance Plan for an Aspiring Olympian

Dr. Andy Kirkland outlines what it will take for an aspiring young triathlete to go pro, illuminating a biopsychosocial approach to season planning.
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Season Plan: Masters Athlete Who Wants to Podium

Coach Trevor Connor presents the season plan he created for Cynthia, a female masters athlete based in Colorado. Connor's plan includes the training detail for the final weeks leading up to Nationals.