Tom doesn’t believe in shortcuts or the latest “hacks” when it comes to training. That being said, training time is a very valuable commodity so efficient use of that time is important. The Triple Threat periodized annual training plan is built from a series of blocks or mesocycles starting at the end of the current year. The focus of each mesocycle changes as we approach the first triathlon of the year, normally in late June.
Tom’s basic philosophy is consistency, volume and speed in that order. The bulk of our training is relatively low intensity with a small amount of speed work added as the aerobic base builds. The club offers two training streams: a Lifestyle stream aimed at people whose primary interest in triathlon racing is health, fitness, and having a group to train with; and the Competition stream, which is intended for those who are more interested in performance and are able to commit more time and effort in pursuit of their goals.