Training Program for the Spring Fall Classic Sprint Triathlon
This program is designed for beginner and intermediate athletes who are interested in registering for this race and would like some additional coaching in a group environment. A beginner athlete is defined as anyone who does not exercise regularly or who exercises 2-3 days each week. An intermediate athlete is someone who exercises on a regular basis, or who may have already completed a triathlon or other endurance event, but would like to take training to the next level.
SWIM COURSE: The 1/2 mile open water swim has a beach entrance, and takes place in beautiful Lake Tawakoni. The course runs counter-clockwise and takes swimmers around a small peninsula. Swimmers exit the water via a boat ramp, which takes them directly into the transition area, so very little running is involved. MAP
BIKE COURSE: This 24 mile out and back course is FLAT and definitely FAST with very few intersections. The mileage is just shy of an Olympic distance, giving racers a slightly larger race than your ordinary Sprint distance. If you're packing up your gear and coming out to race, we want to make it worth your while! MAP
RUN COURSE: The 3.1 mile run takes you out of the transition area and down a short path to a trailhead. This very short trail run weaves through trees about 1/4 mile, before it takes you out of the park. Once you hit the road, the course becomes an out and back with a couple of rolling hills to challenge your tired legs. Back in the park, it is a fast and straight path to the finish line. MAP
TRANSITION AREA: The transition area is conveniently close to the swim exit. As soon as racers leave the water, they are only steps from the timing unit and then head directly into the transition area. It is a fairly large area, so there will be plenty of room to rack your bike and find your way in and out. After the swim, all racers are required to race clockwise. MAP
Where is Lake Tawakoni? Surprisingly, it's the same distance from Dallas as Lake Ray Roberts. Instead of heading north out of town towards Denton, you head east out of town towards Terrell to find Lake Tawakoni State Park. The lake is 35 minutes east of Rockwall, 55 miles from Dallas, and a straight shoot out on 80 to Wills Point. About 9 miles north of Wills Point on Lake Drive / FM 47 you'll find the State Park. There will be Lake Tawakoni signs, as well as RACE signs to show you the way.
Lake Tawakoni's current (LIVE) water temperature is 46
FROM DALLAS: Take Highway 80 east through Terrell to Wills Point. Be sure not to miss the 80 exit to Terrell. If you miss the exit it will take you 10 miles out of the way. Once you enter Wills Point, turn left on North 4th Street and head north to Lake Drive / FM 47. Turn right onto Lake Drive / FM 47 and proceed north to FM 2475. Look for Race Signs - Turn left onto FM 2475 and head north until you reach Lake Tawakoni State Park. You will also see signs for Lake Tawakoni State Park along the way.
FROM INTERSTATE 20: Take State Highway 20 to FM 47 north through Wills Point to FM 2475. Turn left onto FM 2475 and head north until you reach Lake Tawakoni State Park. There are also signs for Lake Tawakoni State Park along the way.
12 Week Online Training Plan via Workoutlog.com ($300 value)
Beginner and Intermediate Plans available
SFC Sprint Triathlon April Race Fee ($85 value)
4 Educational Seminars and Clinics ($150 value)
FitTrac Technical T- Shirt or Headsweat Visor ($25 value)