Beginner Training Groups - Half Ironman
Our Beginner Training Groups for the Half distance are for athletes who are new to the distance or have only done one previous half distance triathlon. Each group will work together toward the same goal race. These group training programs are 24 weeks long, but athletes may join the group at any time. Each group is led by one of our amazing certified coaches.
While these programs will include group training opportunities, athletes do not need to live near the race site to participate in this program. Our Beginner Training Groups will culminate at the following races in 2019: Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast, Ironman 70.3 Eagleman, Ironman 70.3 Ohio, Ironman 70.3 Canada, and Ironman 70.3 Boulder. If you are a beginner triathlete looking for our guidance, but you aren't doing any of these races, check out our Full Service Triathlon Coaching.
If you are interested in any of our Beginner Training Groups, download and complete the Initial Athlete Questionnaire (Beginner) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's Included in our Beginner Training Groups
We will get to know each new athlete through an initial athlete questionnaire, email exchanges, and an initial phone conversation.
Group Training Plan / Group Training Opportunities
We will provide each athlete with a daily workout plan that is administered through Training Peaks. Each athlete in the group will have a similar program, so training together will be easy. Our coaches will help organize frequent training opportunities in locations that suit most of the group.
Since each group may not live in the exact same area, our coaches will organize monthly webinars for the group. These webinars will cover everything you need to know about preparing for a Half Ironman. There will also be plenty of time for Q & A during these monthly online gatherings.
In-Person Coaching on Race Day
Our coaches will be at each goal race ready and willing to assist our beginner athletes. Have last minute questions? Looking for moral support and a few cheers? Our coaches will be there for our beginner athletes when it is needed the most, on race day!
Introduction to Heart Rate Training
We provide each athlete with specific instructions on how to set and monitor their own heart rate zones. We will also provide alternative pacing instructions, so everyone feels comfortable completing the workouts properly.
Instructional Videos & Training Documents
We give each athlete access to our library of training / racing / nutrition documents and also a variety of instructional videos covering swim drills / technique, run mechanics, strength movements, and more.
"Beginner Only" Forum for Questions
Each athlete will receive access to our "Beginner Only" private Facebook group for discussions / Q & A with the AJBC coaching staff. This is the perfect place to ask questions without any judgement!
Discounts from Triathlon Companies
Each athlete will receive discounts to a long list of triathlon specific companies. These discounts range from 15% to 60% and cover just about everything you may need to compete.
Website Access & Online Billing
All athletes are given a profile on ajbcoaching.com where they can share pictures, race schedules and results. Each athlete will have the option to pay a discounted rate at the beginning of the 24-week program or utilize our automatic billing system and chose to pay every 4 weeks.
What do our Beginner Training Groups Cost?
Start Up Fee: WaivedWe realize that committing to triathlon can be overwhelming. Therefore, none of our beginner clients are required to pay a start up fee. Beginner clients who choose recurring payments may leave the program at any time. We just ask for 30-day notice.
$90 every 4 weeks or a one-time payment of $475
Notice: There is a 3% surcharge associated with online billing that is added to all transactions.