AIDS Foundation of Chicago

2014 Chicago Triathlon Training Program

TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) is proud to be a charity partner of the Life Time Tri Chicago.  The T2 Triathlon Training Program is 100% intimidation-free and is the most comprehensive triathlon training program in the Chicago area. T2 has partnered with TriMonster and Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) to provide a four-month triathlon training program that will propel you through the Life Time Tri Chicago Triathlon.

Since 2002, TriMonster has helped more than 700 individuals from first-timers to endurance event veterans successfully conquer a triathlon. And their USAT certified coaches will do the same for you. And that’s not all: each T2 triathlon participant will receive a full access membership to one of five participating Fitness Formula Clubs (FFC) for the duration of the training program.

Triathlete in bikeDATE: Life Time Tri Chicago - August 24th, 2014
PLACE: Chicago, IL
INFO: Training begins May 5th, 2014!
Fundraising Minimum: $2,000*

*Participants will be required to meet the following fundraising deadlines throughout the season:
5/30/2014 - $500
6/27/2014 - $1000
7/25/2014 - $1500
8/15/2014 - $2000

Triathlon Distance:

Participants can choose from two triathlon distances:

 Sprint: 750 m (.47 mile) swim, 20 km (12.4 mile) bike ride, 5 k (3.1 mile) run
 International: 1.5 km (.93 mile) swim, 40 km (24.8 mile) bike ride, 10 k (6.2 mile) run


All training will first take place indoors at your chosen FFC location.  The training schedule consists of three coached group workouts; a "brick workout" (consisting of biking and running), a swim workout, and varied weekend workouts. In addition, your schedule will include train-on-your-own workouts designed by your coach. 

Brick workouts utilize a combination of spin bikes (in the spin studio) and treadmills while swim workouts utilize the club's lap pools.

For the workouts on your own you will have complete access to your chosen FFC loaction throughout your training.

Weather permitting, workouts will move outdoors to Chicago's lake front.  Also, once water temperatures permit we will move swim workouts to Ohio Street Beach to work on open water swimming.  Don't worry, we still give you access to your chosen club throughout training, and if you still want to work on your swim stroke, we alter the indoor swim schedule to allow for you to fine tune.

The triathlon training program includes:

  • Kick-off orientation meeting
  • 16-week detailed training plan
  • 3 coached group workouts per week (2 sessions at FFC during the week and 1 session on Saturdays)
  • Progressive training based on your experience level, ability, and goals
  • Workshops and clinics covering nutrition, stretching, weight training, bike maintenance, triathlon equipment selection and the perfect race day transition
  • Full access membership to a Fitness Formula Club (chosen from 5 participating locations)
  • Guidance and support from USAT certified coaches
  • Discounts on gear at preferred providers

Triathlon Training Days, Times and Locations:

Participants will choose one training block which best fits their schedule for their weekday workouts.

FFC East Lakeview #1A (Max 12)
Monday Bike/Run at 5:45pm
Wednesday Swim at 6:30pm

FFC Halsted Street/East Lakeview #2A (Max 12)
Tuesday Swim at 6:30am (East Lakeview)
Thursday Bike/Run at 6:00am (Halsted Street)

FFC Lincoln Park #3A (Max 15)
Tuesday Bike/Run at 7:15pm
Thursday Swim at 7:30pm

FFC South Loop/Union Station #4A (Max 15)
Tuesday Bike/Run at 6:30am (South Loop)
Thursday Swim at 7:00am (Union Station)

FFC South Loop/Union Station #5A (Max 15)
Monday Swim at 5:30pm (Union Station)
Thursday Bike/Run at 5:30pm (South Loop)

Throughout your training T2 coaches and staff provide encouragement along the way and are available to answer specific questions. 

Still have questions? Contact T2 today at

Training begins May 5th, 2014.


Registration is $99  and includes a T2 training shirt, a T2 race jersey, a coached training program by USAT certified coaches, and all the amenities that come along with being a charity runner. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. TRIUMPH WITH T2

*Participants must complete the required fundraising in order to qualify for race entry.
**Current FFC Members are not permitted to cancel or suspend their FFC membership during the T2 program.

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Training Block #1A FFC East Lakeview

  1. $500 Alicia Hart - $535.00
  2. $500 Anthony Molino - $500.00
  3. First $100! Elana Jacobs - $250.00
  4. First $100! Daniel Cornejo - $200.00
  5. First $100! Patrick Bowden - $125.00

Training Block #2A FFC Halsted Street/E

  1. Goal Reached! Lee Hatcher - $2,170.78
  2. Goal Reached! Chad Manteufel - $2,131.66
  3. $500 Lisa Daubney - $875.00
  4. First $100! Suraj Madoori - $200.00
  5. Karen Hansen - $25.00

Training Block #4A FFC South Loop/Union

  1. First $100! Terri Friel - $200.00
  2. First $100! Alexandra Lykins - $200.00

Training Block #5A FFC South Loop/Union

  1. $1000! Dominique Lewis - $1,398.32
  2. $1000! Anne Statton - $1,128.33
  3. First $100! Jay Sympson - $250.00
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