triathlon goal setting


Meetup with TrigirlTrigirl is excited to announce that we are officially on Meetup! Our women’s triathlon group will meet once a month to  chat about all things triathlon and organise run, cycle, and swim practice sessions. The group is open to all levels of triathlete, from complete beginner to more experienced racers.

Our first Meetup will focus on goal setting for the race season. We will be setting SMART goals while getting to know each other over coffee and cake. The meetup will be hosted by Patrizia, the founder of Trigirl! Patrizia has been participating in triathlon for 9 years and is excited to meet female triathletes in the community and help them prepare for the triathlon season.

We would love it if you joined our women’s triathlon group on meetup! To join the group click here: Trigirl Meetup Group. Right now we are only hosting Meetups for our London Trigirls, but may expand if some of our Trigirls from around the UK would like to host a group!

We can’t wait to meet all of you!

Triathlon Training For WomenCheck out our training tips for spring.

It’s not too soon to start planning for your 2012 season. Most races are open and filling fast, so it’s time to get to work, decide your goals, and get started on focused training!

Read about the importance of goal setting, how to choose a race and what base training is all about. Check the Training section of our website here.

What are your goals for 2012? Let us know your feedback or email us your triathlon training questions…


Trigirl Training Days are back for Autumn/Winter 2011-2012. Now is your chance to get a head start on your 2012 season, gain skills and confidence, and have fun doing it!

Save the Date(s)!
Mark your diaries to include our 2011-2012 series of women’s-specific triathlon training days and workshops in conjunction with the excellent coaches from
Tri50 and Energised Performance.

Goal Setting Workshop 1. (London)
Sunday 4 December 2011, 3.00- 6.00 pm
More information

Click here to book

Goal Setting Workshop 2. (London)
Saturday 28 January 2012, 3.00 – 6.00 pm

Click here to book

Planning a block of training can really determine your goals. But to be of much use they have got to be SMART. Some of you may already be bored now – yeah, yeah, we all know this, S for specific, M for measurable, A for achievable, R for relevant, and T for time-bound. But do you actually do it? I was most recently reminded of this concept when flicking through my notes from the BTF level 2 coaching course.

So in practise, does this actually work? At the beginning of the year I wrote on a piece of paper – amongst other things – by the end of July I want to have improved my 10 mile time trial PB to sub 23 minutes. Why is this a much better goal than ‘I want to get faster on the bike’?