Trail Transformation
Triathlon Coaching

Completing a triathlon can be one of the most rewarding experiences in sport. Training for one, however, can be one of the most challenging. It’s hard to know how much and when to focus on each of the three disciplines, especially if you’re out to crush a PR. 


At Trail Transformation, we offer personalized triathlon coaching for multisport athletes of all abilities. Our balanced approach to triathlon training includes pacing strategies and individualized workouts for each discipline, along with race day and equipment advice. 


With regular speed workouts, the infamous brick workout, easy days, and even rest days, the Trail Transformation coaches work with triathletes to make training sustainable, fun, and smart. 

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Benefits of working with a Trail Transformation coach

  • Balanced focus on multisport training

  • Tailored strength programs for running, cycling, and swimming

  • Quality over quantity to optimize training  for each discipline

  • Physical therapist backgrounds to help prevent injuries

  • Access to a coach for questions, concerns, and celebrations of success


The energy of the swim. The rhythm of the bike. The adrenaline of the run. These sensations—along with the  feeling of crossing the finish line—are what make triathlons so appealing. But training for three disciplines can feel like a tall order, especially if you’ve never attempted a triathlon before. 
If you’re unsure of where to start, which gear to buy, or how to fuel your body, we can help. Our coaches work with you to design a balanced plan that meets you where you are and, as physical therapists, address the unique mobility and musculoskeletal demands of triathlon training. Together, we’ll push through training plateaus and toward a triumphant finish.


Triathlon Coaching Program 

  • Customized training plans for sprint, Olympic, and Ironman distances 

  • Tailored to traditional or trail triathlons

  • Nutrition support to determine the right fuel for run, bike, and swim

  • Race-focused programs from 6 weeks to 1 year

Trail Transformation Athletes

  • New triathletes

  • Triathletes pushing for Kona

  • Choose-your-own-adventure athletes who want to explore the world on their own course 

  • Seasoned triathletes seeking to prevent burnout and injury


Triathlon FAQs

How long does it take to train for a triathlon?

The amount of time it takes to train for a triathlon depends on an athlete’s training background, history of injury, and current level of fitness, as well as the distance of the event. For an Ironman distance, training could take 4–6 months. For a shorter sprint event, training could take 2–3 months.

Do I need to strength train for a triathlon?

Yes, we generally recommend strength training for a triathlon. Like all strength training, yourplan should be tailored to your training background, injury history, overall health, and goals.

Do I have to be a good runner to train for a triathlon?

The beauty of triathlons is that there is always a discipline to improve on. Most triathletes are strongest in one discipline; however, that discipline does not need to be running! By nature, triathlons offer variety in training; it’s important to work on all aspects of each discipline.

Will training for a triathlon take over my life?

Training for a triathlon can be a lot of work. But it does not have to take over your life. At Trail Transformation, we create training plans that fit your life and your goals. We work with you to set the balance.

You are running coaches, so what do you know about triathlons?

Coach Pat ( USAT level 1 and 2 certifications) has been competing in triathlons for over 10 years with racing experience in all distances from sprint to Ironman triathlons.To date, he has successfully worked with triathletes starting on their first sprint distance to multiple athletes qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona.

The Trail Transformation Difference

A triathlon gives you an opportunity to tackle a variety of environments in a fun and adventurous way—there’s nothing quite like it in sport. Needless to say, competing or taking part in one can be exceptionally rewarding. 


Whether you’re out to rock your first triathlon or setting your sights on Kona, our coaches are here to prepare you for success. From balanced training plans to physical therapy expertise, we’ll help you overcome whatever obstacles lie between you and the finish line.

Coaching Philosophy 

More mileage and higher intensity workouts are not always better, especially in the longevity of a triathlon career.


At Trail Transformation, we focus on developing a lifelong triathlete. It is our responsibility to forgo the short-term success and protect the long-term health and development of the triathlete.


We help all triathletes stay injury-free while training to their maximum potential so they can reach their triathlon goals.




Bi-weekly Training Plan

Basic Strength & Mobility Program 

Unlimited Communication

Race/competition strategy

10% Discount with 6 month purchase 


Bi-weekly Training Plan

Unlimited Communication

Custom Strength & Mobility Program OR Nutrition Services

Race/competition strategy

10% Discount with 6 month purchase 


Bi-weekly Training Plan

Unlimited Communication

Custom Strength & Mobility Program

Nutrition Services

Race/competition strategy

10% Discount with 6 month purchase


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Working with Trail Transformation has brought me from a middle of the pack runner, to a contender in every race I enter.

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