Intermediate TriLaVie Triathletes have completed triathlons at the sprint, Olympic/international and half ironman (70.3) distances.
While Intermediate Level Triathletes with Team TriLaVie have a basic introduction to the sport, there is no expectation of speed or performance. Women of all competitive levels are considered intermediate athletes. Some women are seeking podium and top 10 finishes while others are enjoying the sport and finishing each race strong and happy. One uniting factor of all intermediate triathletes with Team TriLaVie is their desire for personal improvement. Coaching at this level is weighted heavily toward each athlete getting stronger throughout the season and achieving their own best fitness and performance.
Athletes may require modified coaching in a particular sport to meet the requirements of the intermediate triathlete. In this case, you’d be placed in the beginner group for our TriLaVie training sessions to best build your skills. Please consider the guidelines below.
Coaching and training for the Intermediate TriLaVie triathlete focuses on a combination of skill development and speed training. Most athletes at this level are repeating races and seeking new venues to challenge themselves. Coaching will address that evolution process.
Race goals range from sprint to half ironman. While most sprinters and Olympic/international distances racers will be repeating triathlons, some will be venturing into newer venues and longer challenges. If your goal is to increase your distance in a race, you must complete at least 1 triathlon at a lower distance in the same season. For instance, if you are an intermediate triathlete looking to complete a half ironman (70.3) race, you’ll choose at least 1 olympic and 1 sprint distance triathlon as part of your training plan. TriLaVie team races offer all distances throughout the year, but many athletes add races to their line-up for various reasons. If you want to be competitive at the sprint distance, you’ll choose an “A” race that is your focus for the sprint triathlon training season. All training and racing will support that main goal. Not all races can be “A” races! Racing is a great way to test the training process.