D3 Multisport Training Plans
Your blueprint for race day success. Trusted by thousands of athletes.
In addition to the exceptional 1-to-1 Coaching we provide, we offer a comprehensive selection of Training Plans that are designed with precision by D3 Head Coach Mike Ricci whose passion for the sport and wisdom gained from coaching hundreds of athletes is your ticket to race day success. Whether you are a beginner or advanced triathlete, have a specific distance or race in mind, our Plans are guaranteed to prepare you for race day.
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Ironman 70.3 race specific
These plans have been used by athletes from first-timers to 70.3 World Championship veterans to athletes looking to improve from their previous performances. These plans incorporate a training strategy that will prepare you for a specific Ironman 70.3 course! These plans are updated every season to incorporate any announced course changes and to incorporate the very best training principles. view plans
Ironman 70.3 general
Our General Ironman Plans will get you ready for any full-length Iron-distance course, and you have an option of ending your plan for a Sunday or Saturday Ironman race. Our plans are updated each season to incorporate the very best training principles.view plans
sprint / olympic
Our Olympic and Sprint Plans have helped athletes rise to the podium, qualify for USAT Age Group Nationals and the ITU Age Group World Championships. Our plans are updated each season to incorporate the very best training principles.view plans
Ironman race specific
These plans have been used by athletes from first-timers to IMWC contenders to athletes looking to improve from their previous performances. These plans incorporate a training strategy that will prepare you for a specific Ironman course! These plans are updated every season to incorporate any announced course changes and to incorporate the very best training principles. view plans
Our General Ironman Plans will get you ready for any full-length Iron-distance course, and you have an option of ending your plan for a Sunday or Saturday Ironman race. Our plans are updated each season to incorporate the very best training principles. view plans
Our Running Plans are used by athletes who are first-timers, running veterans or looking to improve from their previous PRs. Our plans are updated each season to incorporate the very best training principles.view plans
off-season, sport specific
These plans are created with the idea of getting you ready to blast into your next season in your best shape ever. Follow these plans to hit the ground running when you are ready to dial in your race-specific training. Our plans are updated each season to incorporate the very best training principles.view plans
These plans are used by athletes who are eager to achieve their goals in multisport adventures including CycloCross, Xterra, and Duathlon. Our plans are updated each season to incorporate the very best training principles.view plans
No matter what your ability or target A race is, ‘Training-to-Train’ will be the most important phrase you will come to understand as you learn to train the correct way. It’s a game-changing approach to annual training.view plans
When I found D3 Multisport three years I began a relationship with superior coaches who had created exceptional training plans that would help me realize my dream of becoming an Ironman. What I did not know at the time is that I had also met coaches and athletes from across the country whom I now call friends, who support me as if I were a sibling, motivate me through lows, and cheer my successes. I trust I have made lifelong relationships and learned training methods and disciplines from D3 that will help me perform as a triathlete and beyond. Go D3 and hope to see you out there on the course!
1st Time Ironman Finisher
I used Mike Ricci's Ironman 70.3 plans for the 2022 Washington and Indian Wells events. I improved my race times, PR'd and podiumed in both events, and qualified for 70.3 Worlds in Finland. The plans are well structured and they build consistently which has kept me injury free. I am looking forward to my next plan and race. Thanks, Mike!
70.3 World Championship Qualifier
In the past few months, I've learned to appreciate the importance of having a coach that takes the time to listen and adapt to my needs.Mike Ricci took the time to hear me out and create a plan around the fact I have a busy work schedule running my own marketing agency in addition to being a dad to 7, 6 and 4 year olds. And it's working. I recently completed Cabo 70.3 in 5:44 and then Indian Wells 70.3 in 5:24 a month later and I plan to keep going and get back to under 5 hr shape like I used to a couple of years ago. Most importantly, I am able to be present at home and at work while completing my training and taking Sunday's off.
Sub 5:00 70.3 Finisher
I have been training using D3 Multisport resources for several years, competing as an (old!) age-group athlete in many events ranging from local Olympics to full-distance IRONMAN events. I can honestly say that thanks to Coach Mike and his team, I showed up well-prepared, injury free, and confident at every single event. Many details helped: the quality of the training plans, advice on everything, including nutrition, transition, training, live race course overviews for important events, and support from fellow athletes and teammates. All that plus a great look in a snazzy kit!
Multiple Ironman Finisher
I first used D3's Ironman Wisconsin training plan for IMWI 2015. This was my first full IM and I knew I needed a solid training plan that would prepare me to go the distance. After looking at several different plans I settled on D3 Multisport. When I decided on my second IM, I immediately went to D3 Multisport and picked a race-specific plan for IMAZ 2018. This plan was another solid plan and got me to the finish line a full 60 minutes faster than my first. Mike's plans are easy to follow and structured in such a way that I never felt overwhelmed or stressed that I could not complete any of the individual workouts. The few times that I wasn't clear about a workout I emailed Mike for clarification and he was always quick to respond with an explanation. I haven't picked my next full IM yet, but I will definitely use a training plan from D3 and Michael. Thank you for helping me hit my goals D3 Multisport!
60-Minute Improvement in an Ironman
Coach Ricci and his Team of Coaches and Nutritional Specialists at D3 Multisport have put together a terrific array of training plans for endurance athletes of every level and discipline. As a lifelong endurance athlete, the one goal that had alluded me was to break 3 hours in the marathon. I followed D3's 16-Week Advanced Marathon Training Plan and was finally, after years of trying, to not only break 3 hours but hit a marathon time of 2:55:46. The plan was easy to follow and right on the mark.
Sub 3:00 Marathoner
Multiple Ironman Finisher
Mike’s D3 training plan for 70.3 Washington, made me feel confident heading into this season! I had only dipped my toes into the triathlon world until last year, mostly because the technicalities of training and being prepared for a race seemed so overwhelming. The ease of having my daily workouts on my phone has made my training efficient and purposeful. I have already seen massive improvements in my performance since I made the shift over to custom plans with Mike!Ultimately, I am so glad I have found Mike and the D3 community. He has answered all of my questions about gear, nutrition, race strategy, training…the list goes on! Even though I work with the D3 community from afar, I feel connected and supported in my training, and I am excited about the athlete I am becoming with Mike’s help.
5th Place AG, in 1st 70.3
I never realized I could be as competitiveas I have become. I have been doing triathlon for the past nine years and havebeen working with D3 for the last five years. I always saw myself as racing tocomplete rather than to compete. That has changed over the past few years and Iattribute so much of my success to D3 Multisport. I have gone from a middle ofthe pack triathlete to a podium finisher and seem to be getting faster withage. The D3 training plans taught me how to train more consistently and progressivelyand most importantly to believe in myself and my potential. I went into my lastIronman feeling stronger and better than ever and had a tremendous race settingpersonal bests in all three disciplines! I cannot thank D3 enough, not just forthe training plans, but also for the support of both the coaches and my fellowteam mates at D3 Multisport. I can’t wait for next season!
Multiple Ironman Finisher
Having completed multiple triathlons including an Ironman and 15 half Ironmans races, I have a lot of knowledge and inspiration from reading all the books on triathlon training, listening to the podcasts, and watching the videos on all the training “secrets" out there, but, when it came time to build a program and get results I have found that the D3 Training Programs have been the best. Both the pre-built and coached training plans have been put to the test with great success. The D3 Training Plans allow me to focus on training, take away the guesswork on how hard or far or type of training is, and help establish focused goals. And goals don’t have to be win an age group or qualifying for world championship place, sometimes goals focus on completing a challenging race and feeling strong. Being part of the D3 Coaching family has also allowed me to attend training camps with fellow triathletes, be able to share victories, and defeats, or just ask questions and get even more support from the D3 group on social media.
First Time Ironman Finisher
Multiple Time 70.3 Finisher
"0 to 70.3 in 12 Weeks" I decided to spontaneously sign up for an Ironman 70.3 giving myself only three months to train. After searching the internet, I found Mike's 12-week plan and directly contacted Mike about it. We then hopped on a call where he asked me my goals, how much time I had to train, what my strengths and weaknesses were, and my current fitness level. (I was barely able to run more than 2 miles without stopping and could not swim more than 200 meters without taking a break). Mike then adjusted the detailed plan according to my needs.This was exactly what I needed in order to stay on track, build endurance, and get faster. It helped me stay focused on my goal, taught me about various metrics athletes use to track their fitness, and helped me prepare for all the challenges that would be coming my way on race day. After following his plan and watching all the videos, I felt rested, and executed with the right mindset on race day. I completed the race 1.5 hours faster than my goal. Thank you, Mike and the D3 Team, looking forward to working together next season!
First Time 70.3 Finisher
I joined D3 in 2021 looking to get back into shape after covid lockdowns. I spoke with Coach Mike Ricci and he was able to develop a plan to bring me to the next level. The workouts went right to my training peaks, Garmin watch and Zwift. There were hard days but enough easier days with active recovery so I never felt beat up. I raced Eagleman 70.3 and felt incredibly strong. That race earned me a spot in The 70.3 World Championships.The course in Utah was ridiculously difficult but I was very prepared.The cherry on top is that Coach wrote me a marathon schedule for the Philadelphia Marathon 8 weeks after St. George. I had no idea what to expect but I wound up running a time I have not seen in over 12 years! I qualified for the Boston Marathon by 12 minutes. I’m looking forward to Boston training with Coach Mike! PS- 1st Place in Division in this race gets cookies! My daughter gladly took them off of my hands!
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