Triathlon Coaching & Training Plans

Triathlon Coaching & Training Plans

Training Plan pay-off!

Training Plan pay-off!

A former professional Ironman Champion, Michael McCormack (M2) has been coaching Cyclists and Triathletes from around the world for more than 20 years.

M2 began his cycling/triathlon career in the late 80s, traveling to Madrid Spain where he spent 10 years training alongside Spain’s top professional cyclists (Once, Festina, Banesto) and at Madrid’s Olympic Training Center.

A student of sport and performance, M2 developed a reputation for innovative thinking regarding training, specifically more time efficient approaches to optimal fitness. Adopting power-based training in the early 90s, hardly common at the time, was a key instrument in discovering more incisive ways to tame the challenge of finding time to adequately prepare.

San Francisco Bay Area athletes have enjoyed training at M2’s pioneering training facility, M2 Revolution since 2006. M2 features 30 CycleOps Powertap Indoor Cycles, and an array of cutting edge training technology – Alter G Trainer, Vasa Ergometer, High-Speed Treadmill, functional strength equipment.

Athletes coached by M2 cover a wide range of abilities, from professional Ironman Champions to novices looking to complete their first triathlon, and everything in between.  The common thread shared by this diverse athlete pool is a desire to see fitness measurably improve.

Triathletes have 3 options to choose from to improve fitness and performance by training with M2. 

Coaching Basic

Tackling Alcatraz's Sandladder

Tackling Alcatraz’s Sandladder

Athletes receive a detailed training plan referencing power/HR zones. Workouts are incisive, varied, and methodically build fitness week to week – the numbers will verify this and so too will your pecking order within your regular training group.

  • Limited number of athletes for this program
  • 12 weeks – $349 + initial consultation/testing $100,
  • Athletes can train month to month @ $100 after initial 12 weeks
  • Monthly training plan emailed to you
  • One monthly discussion by phone to discuss your workouts and progress
  • Weekly email
  • Fitness testing at M2 to determine Power and HR zones
  • Option to train at M2, $75/month
  • Athletes begin the training process by filling out this bio form.

Athletes with questions regarding this package can contact M2.

Coaching Private

This coaching option is for the athlete looking for greater athlete/coach interaction.  Athletes receive a detailed training plan referencing power/HR zones. Workouts are incisive, varied, and methodically build fitness week to week – the numbers will verify this and so too will your pecking order within your regular training groups.

  • Limited number of athletes accepted
  • $250/month, 3 month commitment
  • Initial consultation/testing $100
  • Weekly/Monthly training plan emailed to you
  • Weekly phone discussion to discuss your workouts and progress
  • Unlimited emails and immediate response
  • Athletes begin the training process by filling out this bio form.
  • Contact M2 to discuss bio form and to determine if this coaching option is a good fit

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Triathlon Training Plansfor the self-sufficient athlete

This training option is for the self-sufficient triathlete looking for a proven blueprint to address specific triathlon events – Olympic, 70.3, Ironman.  Race plans are grouped by novice and experienced categories.  For the advanced training plans, training with power is recommended, though HR can likewise be used.

Novice 70.3 – 16 weeks – $250

This training block is for the first-timer or athlete that is less concerned with competitive result, but who enjoys seeing fitness   improve with methodical training, a more structured approach, and with proven results.

  • Initial 30min consultation to discuss bio form and training
  • 16 week training plan (swim, bike, run) that methodically builds race-ready fitness
  • Click to fill out bio form.
  • Questions – contact M2.
  • Click to purchase.

 Advanced 70.3 – 16 weeks – $250

This training is for the more experienced athlete or individual looking to test one’s limits  at this distance.

  • Initial 30min consultation to discuss bio form and training
  • 16 week training plan (swim, bike, run) that methodically builds race-ready fitness
  • This program includes higher intensity training needed to optimize race performance and fitness
  • Click to fill out bio form.
  • Questions – contact M2.
  • Click to purchase.1001237_10153079272710389_1765656432_n

 

Ironman – Novice 16 weeks ($250)

This training block is for the first-timer or athlete that is less concerned with competitive result, but who enjoys seeing fitness   improve with methodical training, a more structured approach, and with proven results.

  • Initial 30min consultation to discuss bio form and training
  • 16 week training plan that methodically builds race-ready fitness
  • Click to fill out bio form.
  • Questions – contact M2.
  • Click to purchase.

Advanced Ironman – 16 weeks ($250)

This training plan is for the competitive athlete looking to test one’s limits at the Ironman distance.

  • Initial 30min consultation to discuss bio form and training
  • 16 week training plan that methodically builds race-ready fitness
  • This program includes higher intensity training needed to optimize race performance and fitness
  • Workouts reference HR and/or Power (watts).
  • Key workouts are specified with scheduling guidelines, but athlete has flexibility as to what days to perform.
  • Click to fill out bio form.
  • Questions – contact M2.
  • Click  to purchase.

Cycling Training Plan Modules for Triathlons

Pedaling Efficiency Workouts & Exercises (done throughout the year)

Given the repetitive nature of cycling, the concept of pedaling efficiency and cadence should the foundation off of which we build our fitness.

This set of workouts and accompanying articles address cadence, pedaling techniques, and gearing to teach the rider a more efficient pedal stroke.Improved efficiency = the ability to perform a given work effort with less cost = greater endurance/extended ability to sustain speed on both the bike and the ensuing run.

Click here to purchase Pedaling Efficiency – $50

 

70.3 Novice Cycling Plan  – 12 weeks ($125)

  • Initial 30min consultation to discuss bio form and training
  • 16 week 70.3 cycling specific training plan that methodically builds race-ready fitness
  • Workouts reference HR and/or Power.
  • Click to fill out bio form.
  • Questions – contact M2.

Click to purchase 70.3 Novice Cycling Plan

 

70.3  Advanced Cycling Plan  – 12 weeks ($125)

  • Initial 30min consultation to discuss bio form and training
  • 16 week 70.3 cycling specific training plan that methodically builds race-ready fitness
  • Workouts reference HR and/or Power.
  • This program includes higher intensity training needed to optimize race performance and fitness
  • Click to fill out bio form.
  • Questions – contact M2.

Click to purchase 70.3 Advanced Cycling Plan

 

Ironman Novice Cycling Plan – 16 weeks ($150)

  • Initial 30min consultation to discuss bio form and training
  • 16 week IM cycling specific training plan that methodically builds race-ready fitness
  • Workouts reference HR and/or Power.
  • Click to fill out bio form.
  • Questions – contact M2.

Click to purchase Ironman Novice Cycling Plan

 

Ironman Advanced Cycling Plan – 16 weeks ($150)

  • Initial 30min consultation to discuss bio form and training
  • 16 week IM cycling specific training plan that methodically builds race-ready fitness
  • This program includes higher intensity training needed to optimize race performance and fitness
  • Workouts reference HR and/or Power.
  • Click to fill out bio form.
  • Questions – contact M2.

Click to purchase Ironman Advanced Cycling Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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