12-Week Triathlon Training Program to Begin at the Oswego Y

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Are you considering training for your first triathlon but don’t know where to start?

Do you have some triathlon experience but would like some more information and coaching advice?

Want to meet some great people and potential training partners in a fun environment?

The 12 -week Oswego Y Triathlon training program will begin on March 26 at the Oswego YMCA. Led by United States Triathlon Certified Coach and American College of Sports Medicine personal trainer Trish Levine, the program will help prepare those interested in participating in short course triathlons this upcoming season including the Tri Oswego event June 17.

The 12 –week beginner to intermediate friendly program will include a complete training plan with detailed weekly swim, bike and run workouts as well as several weekly coached swim and group run and/or bike trainings.  Instructional clinics will be held every other week and will include such topics as basic equipment needs, bike care, event (swimming, biking and running) skills, training nutrition and transition practice.

In addition, there will be a Tri Oswego course review and discussion.

“The most important thing you can do when considering a triathlon is to have a training plan, “ said Levine.  Training unprepared is one of the easiest ways to derail your own training and get injured.”

There is a specific method to the madness of triathlon training, Levine added.

“A plan will let you build your training hours slowly and help you set and reach attainable goals,” she explained.

The program kicks off on March 22 at 6 p.m. in the Oswego Y Armory meeting room.  Program participants must be pre-registered prior to attending this opening clinic.

Cost of participation is $95 for Oswego YMCA members and $225 for non-members, which includes a complete 3-month membership to the Oswego Y,  which includes use of all facilities and unlimited classes.

In addition, all Tri Training program members will receive an Oswego Y Tri Club training shirt.