IRONTEAM 2018 This is our time-tested original IronTeam program that ensures our athletes reach the start line ready to rock their best race, now with Training Peaks program delivery and Enhanced Data Analyzation. We are focusing on IM Lake Placid and IM Canada in 2018, but be sure to contact us if you are targeting another event.

70.3 AND SHORT COURSE TEAM If you are eyeing a half ironman distance or shorter race in 2018, this is the program for you. Ideal for June and July races, though many will fit into our training schedule. We’ve been training 70.3 and short course athletes since 2006.



Represent your team by wearing our new team gear! If you do not own a good winter and/or wind jacket, here is your chance to get one of high quality at a good price. The team order will be placed Friday, 12/22, so you must do the following by TOMORROW, Thursday 12/21.

To place an order:
1. place your order data in the Team Order Form
2. submit payment to TriLife. This may be done online via Chase QuickPay/Zelle (payable to or Venmo (payable to Scott-Willett-2)

Jacket details:
The brand is ASCEND. We are offering the following items:
Thermal jackets  
APEX (~$170) – Coach Scott’s recommendation
Volare (~135) – still great jacket but with a few less bells and whistles

Wind Jackets
APEX (~$125) – Wind and waterproof Italian fabric. It will be a go-to item in your biking and running wardrobe.
Volare (~$95) – really nice classic wind jacket

Sizing Chart


Scott’s Birthday Sufferfest is coming this Saturday, weather permitting. All are welcome to enjoy the suffering. Tune into our Facebook page to see what the final plan is. Word is, we’ll be running!!!

New Year’s HillFest
At 8am on Sunday, December 31st, say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with our 20-18 Harlem Hillfest. A total of 38 hill ascents, with 20 seated and 18 standing. Be epic and join Coaches Scott and Joel in the “fun”. RSVP HERE

Remember, if it isn’t on Facebook or Strava, it didn’t happen!

TriLife wishes you the happiest of holidays!


Looking for new sports challenges? Join TriLife’s Fall 2017 Foundation Program training to prepare for Adventure Racing in 2018.

Adventure Racing is a multi-discipline sport combining a broad range of activities: mountain biking, trekking, trail running, kayaking, rope work (climbing/rappelling), and more, all done while orienteering through the wilderness, solely with a map and compass. Participants race in teams of 2 to 4 people. The races can last for a few hours or several days. The multi-day events are called “Expedition Races” – you won’t discover new continents, but will cover 300+ miles and experience memorable adventures.

The goal is to participate in a 2018 premier expedition race: Shenandoah Tough Expedition Race, in the Shenandoah Valley on September 13 – 16, 2018

How will it work? We will train together during the Foundation Program which runs throughout a December. In January, we’ll start on an Adventure Racing specific program to refine skills necessary to complete and compete in an adventure race including trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, rope work and map and compass/navigation.

Throughout the late winter and spring of 2018 we will assemble into 2 -3- or 4-people teams for training events/races and ultimately assemble 3 or 4 person teams to compete at Shenandoah.

No prior adventure racing experience required, but endurance background (Ironman, ultras, etc) is beneficial.

For more information, please contact Iwan Axt.

What’s New with TriLife?


TriLife recently announced the new season programs and the response has been overwhelming! Let’s go over some of the new and improved things you may have noticed.


Due to popular demand, we’ve created an enhanced data “Add-On” called  ADAPT – Advanced Data Analysis Performance and Training . This added benefit will provide one-on-one collaboration between a coach and an athlete and will include the following.

  1. A one on one monthly phone call which will:
    – Establish or review athletic progress and performance to date
    – Review current work/life balance and schedule and prioritize/tweak training plan to fit
    – Review/manage overall fitness progression
    – Review/manage individual swim, bike and run fitness progressions, identify and capitalize on biggest opportunities
    – Body check – Injury prevention awareness, sleep, stretch, roll and recovery measures
    – Review nutrition and goal/race weight management strategies
    – Establish short and long term goals
  2. Separately from the phone call, we will:
    -Identify and review up to 4 key training sessions per month, providing direct feedback through an on-line app. This app maintains a private dedicated log of communications between coaching staff and the athlete -Provide access to Trilife nutrition, gear, race schedule and planning, plus other open source and proprietary resources

The aim is to ensure the athlete recognizes their biggest opportunities for improvement and to raise the athlete’s knowledge base to the next level. ADAPT requires  a Training Peaks Premium account, heart rate monitor or power meter and a GPS watch/computer. Structured workouts will be formatted for specific power meter and/or heart rate zones.

$100/month with a 3 month initial commitment


TriLife is redesigning their training and racing gear this year so teammates new and old can look spiffy while kicking butt. If you are an alum, we are offering $$ credit towards new gear if you sign up for Foundation AND any 2018 training program.



Pre-season is the ideal time to focus on developing the key elements of   movement economy in swimming, biking and running. The Foundation Program is designed for athletes who already have some triathlon training experience and want to improve their performance. It is not an introductory program. You should be able to run 4 miles, bike 2 hours and swim ½ mile freestyle. Learn to run with light and fast feet, and to manage your effort level while running up or down hills. Train to handle your bike like a pro. Learn how to change a flat in under 4 minutes! How fast you swim/bike and run is secondary to how you do them in this program. Finesse now is fast later!

The Foundation Program is ideally  combined with the IRONTEAM Program or the 70.3/SHORT COURSE Program for the ultimate training experience! If you are committed to be your best, this is your best choice.

We also offer “a la carte” options of our Foundation Program, the most popular being Tri Swim Only.   Cost varies with each a la carte program.

The full 12-week Foundation Program runs $600.


For athletes who cannot attend team workouts due to location or scheduling, we are offering a Remote Training option. This includes personalized data analysis and regular access to your personal coach.  A Training Peaks Premium account is required.

The initial 3 month minimum program is $550, then $150 a month thereafter. A 10 month season would be $1,600, which averages out to $160 a month  – a great deal!


Commitment is difficult. If you would like to drop-in on any of our workouts or camps, we’ve got you covered. Please inquire about pricing.

We hope you will join us for our 15th season. Visit our Training Programs page for more information on all of our offerings.

Honoring a Fallen Comrade

Cindy Lynn Sherwin spent her life promoting the concept of personal wellness through the combination of proper exercise and sound nutrition, two areas in which she was eminently qualified by virtue of her education, training and experience.  Cindy was not simply a teacher, she had an uncanny ability to inspire people to set challenging new goals for themselves and help them reach these goals. Her passion was to enable people to achieve a new level of self-esteem and a lifetime of healthy living.

Cindy died of an aneurysm at the age of 33 while training for her first Ironman with TriLife. This year, the TriLife family joins many others honoring Cindy at the Team Cindy 5K on Saturday, September 16th at 10am in Riverside Park (103rd St).
Please consider joining and get more information here.