Train like you mean it

The Verizon New York City Triathlon is proud to provide a wide variety of resources dedicated to helping you meet all of your triathlon goals — whether it be finishing your first race or setting a long-standing personal best. With a variety of training options from complimentary educational sessions and first-timer clinics to full-fledged group training programs and race simulations, we have your back when it comes to triathlon training. This sport may be a bit more complex than others, but it does not have to be intimidating.

Kick-Start Your Training

From First Timers to the Podium.
Whether you’re a beginner preparing for your first race, or a seasoned expert competing for a spot on the podium, experts from our Official Healthcare Partner, NYU Langone, have some tips to help you get back into the swing of things and work your way toward reaching your goals. Now is the time to kick-start your training at a Life Time near you, and to set the tone for your training plan with an evaluation at NYU Langone’s Sports Performance Center!

Free Training Plan

Not sure where to begin? Our Verizon NYC Tri training plan is designed to help guide the way. Our plan is specifically created to kick your training into high gear in an easy to follow format, while fitting into your busy schedule. Download your plan and reach the finish line with confidence.

Training Plan coming soon! 

Have questions or need additional help in the meantime? Reach out to us at

Open Water Swim Clinics

Whether it’s your first tri or your 20th, it’s crucial to train in open water conditions prior to racing. Join Empire Tri Club for a series of Open Water Swim Clinics at Coney Island this summer! Attendees will receive all information and practice needed to feel ready for race day.

This is the closest you will come to race-day conditions before your event. Year after year, Empire Tri Club Open Water Swim Clinics are voted the #1 most helpful event hosted all year. For the past 3 years, 100% of attendees would recommend these open water swim clinics to a friend. Plus, Empire Tri Club’s open water swim clinics fulfill the NYC Triathlon Swim Requirement! Attendees will receive a certificate of completion prior to race day.

Dates: June 5, June 12 and June 20
Please note: due to permit availability, all clinics are hosted on Saturdays, except June 20 which is a Sunday.

When: 8:00 – 10:00 am

Where: Coney Island

Discount:  FREE for Empire members, $60 for non-members


Course Previews

Want a sneak peek of the course before race day? We have you covered. With open water swim clinics and bike and run course previews, you’ll be comfortable and familiar with the ins and outs of each leg of the race. Visit our course page for information and previews for your race.

Starting Line 101 Clinics

Life Time Fitness is excited to introduce its new Starting Line 101 Clinics. If you’re training for a Life Time Tri event, don’t miss these clinics taught by our very own Life Time Tri coaches! Starting Line 101 clinics cover a wide range of topics. Visit a Life Time Tri event website to find out when a clinic will be offered in your area.


Training Tips