King Pine Triathlon & Duathlon Coaching & Training Plan

King Pine Triathlon & Duathlon is one of our favorite early season New England races. Many of our NH, VT & ME triathletes start their season at King Pine. Vin, the race director, runs a tight ship and a great race. Jim, Endurance Drive Coach, has been a top overall finisher for many years. After a solid winter and spring of training, our athletes place well in the age groups at this race. The race offers Sprint and Olympic triathlon, duathlon and aquabike distances.

Come prepared with your wetsuit because Purity Lake is not warm in early June! After a refreshing dip, you head out for rolling hills on the bike course. A feature for the Olympic race is the 32-mile figure 8 course. If you are training for an early to mid-summer half distance (70.3) race, this race provides a realistic bike fitness check. The course rides more like a half distance race than an Olympic-distance bike. The run is an out-and-back with views of more ponds and lakes, and intermittent shade and sunny spots. Given that it’s an early season race, and especially if it’s one of those early hot and humid summer days, it pays to be conservative on the first three miles out to the turnaround because it gets real on way back!

Let us help you get race ready for King Pine. We love this event and course. Our triathlon coaching plans are individualized for you and your dynamic professional and personal life.

Come join our triathlon tribe at King Pine! Contact Us now! 

Coaching tip: Consider using King Pine as a warm up race for either White Mountains Triathlon and/or IRONMAN 70.3 Maine.

Check out Eliot’s King Pine triathlon race report.