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Philosophy:  The Latin word Spiritus means breath and life. And there is more to life than triathlon. We are people who tri because triathlon makes us better people. Team Spiritus Tri is a life-balanced triathlon coaching approach that will get you to the start (and finish) line of your first (or next, or big) triathlon. We welcome men and women of all ages, abilities and status to join the program.

Team Coaches:  Meredith Atwood & Todd Nixon (with Boom Multisport)

What You Get:  Individual coaching with Team Spiritus Tri is an unique experience, unlike any other coach you have had before (or likely will again).  Coaching includes:

  • Premium TrainingPeaks account
  • Unlimited contact (text or email) with your coach
  • Scheduled Skype or phone calls with access to a pick-your time calendar
  • Personalized training plan for your race/goals, including race-specific and off-season focus
  • Schedule Coordination / And Coordination Assistance 🙂
  • Pre-Season Strategy Session
  • Off-Season Strategy Session
  • Personalized Race Plan for your “A” Race
  • Field Testing
  • Data Analysis (HR, Power)
  • If available, attendance/sherpa at race events for additional fee and expenses
  • Comic relief / Ass-kicking where necessary
  • One-on-one coaching starting at $197 per month

Meredith Atwood is a four-time IRONMAN finisher, seven-time 70.3 finisher, IRONMAN certified, USA Triathlon Level 1, Youth and Junior Certified triathlon coach, Level I Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS I), USA Weightlifting Level II Advanced Sports Performance Coach… and what she likes to call a “life and dream coach” with TEAM Spiritus Tri. Meredith has coached athletes to successful sprint, Olympic, IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN finishes. She started from the couch and went to her first Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 marathon) in three years–while working full-time and living the family life. Contact Meredith.

 

2017-02-02Todd Nixon is a multiple-time IRONMAN finisher, USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified and Youth and Junior Certified triathlon coach, IRONMAN certified triathlon coach, and a Level I Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist (METS I) with TEAM Spiritus Tri.  He is the owner of Boom Multisport coaching. He has coached triathlon since 2014, and lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Sara, and three kiddos.  Todd is the Spiritus Tri Club (#BestTriClubEver) manager and Director of Sponsor Relations. He has been a valuable part to the Swim Bike Community for several years now.   Contact Todd via this link.

 

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Contact Meredith and Todd for one-on-one triathlon and life-coaching options


TRAINING PLANS AVAILABLE NOW for 2019!

12-Week Sprint or Mini-Sprint Plan

The 12-week Sprint plan is intended for the budding/baby/newbie triathlete training for their first or next sprint or mini-sprint distance race. Athletes should (at a minimum) be able to swim 100 yards/m (4 pool lengths) continuously, ride a bike for 20 minutes, and run/walk 1 mile (no matter how slowly!) before beginning the plan.

16-Week Olympic Distance Plan

The 16-week Olympic plan is for an advanced beginner or intermediate athlete who has completed several Sprint races and is ready to jump Olympic distance. Athletes should be able to swim 500 yards/m continuously, ride their bike for one hour or more without stopping, and run a 5k comfortably, no matter how slowly.

20-Week 70.3 Plan

The 20-week 70.3 plan is for an intermediate triathlete—no matter how fast or slow—but with a solid endurance base. Athletes should have at least one race season under their belt and should be able to do an Olympic distance triathlon comfortably.

*This plan is not designed for a brand new athlete, but will work well for any speed athlete who consistently puts in the time and effort into their training.

 24-Week 140.6 Plan

The 24-week 140.6 plan is designed for the intermediate triathlete. Athletes should have at least completed one 70.3 in under eight hours in the last year, and should be able to do a 70.3 distance triathlon comfortably and within the race time cut-off at the time of registration.

*This plan is not designed for a brand new athlete, but will work well for any speed athlete who consistently puts in the time and effort into their training.

Get your Training Plan NOW!

 


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