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Fortius Coaching Prepares Athletes for Wildflower Triathlons

team desert triFortius Racing Team is made up of coached athletes from Fortius Coaching and athletes who train and race with us. This program is ideal for the athlete who is self-coached or doesn't not need a training plan but wants to participate in all or some group activities. 

Fortius Racing Team Membership

  • Private Fortius Racing Facebook Page
  • Group Runs
  • Group Rides
  • Monthly Coached Group Workouts
  • Two Weekly Group Swims at VNSO Pool 
  • Discounts on Clinics geared for the Ironman including Yoga, Nutrition, Transitions, etc.
  • Discounts on Nutrition, Massages, and Triathlon Gear
  • Discounts on camps and clinics
  • A USAT Membership is required

$125 Monthly Membership with Swim Workouts, Other Group Workouts, Facebook Group, Team discounts, etc. 

$50 Monthly Membership for all non-swim team workouts and access to Facebook Group, team discounts, training and racing advice. 


$59 Annual Membership Fee for Facebook Group to access team discounts, training and racing advice.

Oceanside 70.3 Race Report: Make Your Own Luck

by Jason Weilert

FinishThe 2014 Ironman 70.3 in Oceanside was targeted as my first Half Ironman a long time ago, I don’t remember exactly but it was at least 9 months.  Once I finished the Santa Barbara Long Course in August I began to focus my thoughts on this race.  This was going to be my first shot at a HIM and I really wanted to do well.  None of this, "I just want to finish crap". I wanted to race and perform at Oceanside.  In order to do this I knew I needed to make a big change to my training, one that would require me to not skip Strength Training anymore.  I had learned to be okay with red boxes in Training Peaks for strength workouts, but I had come to learn, from experience, that late in the race I would need the strength to fight off fatigue, cramps and general doubt.  So I committed myself to two strength sessions a week from August to March.  I immediately felt the difference as I was stronger in all my races during the winter and had the strength to finish races, something I lacked in 2013. 

Leading up to Oceanside I had very strong workouts in my final bricks.  I was doing excellent on the bike and then just hammering it on the runs.  I felt so strong and my confidence was sky high.  Because of this I was not nervous at all or experiencing any of the common pre-race freak outs.  I was calm and confident that I not only earned my place at the starting line but I was there to show off my months of hard work.  There are no secrets in this sport, if you want to race well you need to train and train hard.  In addition to all the hard work leading up to the race I put together, along with the help of my coach, a race plan detailing everything starting with my day before the race, including meals and amount of sleep, all the way through to crossing the finish line.  I printed out this report and took it with me, reading it over before dinner Friday night, before I went to bed Friday night and once more while eating breakfast on race morning.


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