Musselman Triathlon Coach & Training Plan 

The Musselman Triathlon is a great half-distance race for triathletes looking for a unique swim, a picturesque bike, and a challenging run—in some unpredictable conditions! Set in Geneva, New York (about an hour west of Syracuse), the swim takes place in crystal-clear Seneca Lake and ends in a canal with a strong current that pushes you right to the swim finish. The bike winds around both Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake, through wine country and along rolling country roads. The run takes you through residential areas, a college campus, and a vineyard, and features a punchy, steep gravel/dirt climb mid-way through that forces many of the most accomplished runners to a slog.

The biggest challenge of this race, however, is the weather. Despite its freezing temps in the winter, upstate New York is known for scorching temps and humidity in the summer. But if the forecast looks less-than-cool for your mid-July race, fear not! Our triathlon coaches will develop a plan with you to address your limiters, strengthen your assets and get you race ready in all possible weather conditions. Our triathlon coaching plans are customized just for you and your dynamic professional and personal life. And did we mention that Geneva residents will often bring out their garden hoses to spray runners during the half marathon?

In addition to the 70.3 on Sunday, there is a sprint on Saturday and a super-super-sprint on Friday (with lots of silly rules that make it a hilarious spectacle). Participants in both the sprint and Half can compete for a DoubleMussel title, which comes with big bragging rights and lots of Geneva-inspired prizes for winners, including local wine and apple products. It’s a fun weekend for the whole family, so come join our triathlon tribe at the Musselman Triathlon and contact us now!

Coaching Tip: When the weather is hot, do everything you can to stay in the shade during the run. Hold ice in your hands or put it under your hat, and dump water on your head at every aid station in addition to having a drink.

Katie, 4th overall women’s finisher, at the finish line of the 2018 Musselman Triathlon.

Katie, 4th overall women’s finisher, at the finish line of the 2018 Musselman Triathlon.