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Triathlon Training and Training Plans

Our Mission

There are endurance athletes who are inspired to get more out of their training, more out of their body, and more out of their life. Through one-on-one coaching, yoga, and functional strength training, we show them how.


Our Philosophy

Balance in training. Balance in life. Many endurance sports, such as cycling and running, occur in linear planes. The repetitive nature of these sports can take their toll on one's body if not careful. The training programs developed for our athletes include a wide mix of cross-training, including functional strength training and yoga. Beyond the physiological benefits, this approach to training also keeps one engaged mentally and emotionally, preventing burn out on many levels.

Additionally, most athletes we work with do not have the fortune of focusing 100% of their time on their sport of choice. Rather, they have families and jobs to with which to contend. Our experience has been that what occurs in life when you are not training impacts performance near as much as what you do when you are training. We work to incorporate your training plan into all the spheres of your life that compete for your time and energy.

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About Us
Our USAT Certified Triathlon coaching, personalized training plans, and interactive training services are available on-line to athletes from coast to coast. Our experience includes Triathlon, cycling, marathon, and more.
Our coaches are available for face to face appointments in Grass Valley, California & greater Nevada County; Auburn, CA as well as Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota; the greater Twin Cities area and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

 

 

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6/18 The Soles Inspired Tri Club live interview is now a podcast the KNCO website. Skip to 9:25.

6/17 Performance Nutrition seminar hosted by Sierra Trailblazers Run Club and taught by Coach Scott Beesley this Thursday 7 p.m. at the Nevada City Library.

6/8 Linda M. and Coach Bees won their divisions, while John A. and Deb T. took second and third at the Folsom Triathlon. Back in Minnesota, Coach John took the overall win at Trinona.

5/1 Presentation on Triathlon Race Strategies this Thursday 6:30 co-hosted by South Yuba Club in Nevada City, CA

4/26 John M. finds 2nd Place AG at Falls Du in Cannon Falls, MN

4/25 Soles Inspired Tri Club will be co-hosting a Bike Maintenance Clinic at Tour of Nevada City, CA Bike shop

4/20 Triathlon club member Linda M posts the first Soles Inspired podium of the year at the Daffodil 10k in Penn Valley California

3/31 New training locations for Soles Inspired Tri Club practices for next month in Grass Valley and Penn Valley California

2/17 Strength Training for Cyclists workshop set for 6:30 March 6 at the South Yuba Clubhouse

1/4/14 Triathlon club forming in Grass Valley, CA

1/1/14 2013 Year In Review: Podiums, PRs and more

12/23/13 Coach Scott Beesley is now a Level 3 USA Cycling coach

10/19/13 Congrats to Alyssa H. taking 3rd Place A.G. at the Humboldt Red Woods Marathon!

10/10/13 Coach Bees finishes 4th overall at the Old Republic 5k ...in a pirate costume.

9/15/13 Inspired Athlete Ryan R. PRs at Ironman Wisconsin!

9/15/13 Coach Bees baged a 6th place AG at the USAT Off Road National Championship.

8/25/13 Sam T. does it again with a 3rd place finish in the Physically Challenged athlete division at Ironman Louisville, his third career 140.6.

8/12/13 Transition area clinic for BSM tri set for next Monday.

8/12/13 Ryan R. 1st Place AG at Rev 3 Wisconsin Dells Half Iron!

8/5 Gold Country Triathlon Club mopped up the TBFRacing Tri for Real Olympic Distance Triathlon at Rancho Seco Park, taking all 3 co-ed relay podium spots.

8/1/13 Jack swam his way to 6th in the individual medley at the USA Swimming 2013 US Open National Championship.

7/26/13 Back to back podiums for Dawn G at the Lifetime Fitness Minneapolis Triathlon and the Door County. Coach Bees also secured his qualifying spot at the USA Triathlon National Championship Olympic-distance race.

7/7/13 In his debut as a cyclist at the USA Para-cycling Road National Championship this week, Sam T. took 6th place in the TT and a 5th place (5 seconds off the podium) in the road race.

7/1/13 Hip opener yoga for triathletes video

6/11/13 Coach Bees has relocated to Nevada City, CA and is a proud member of the Gold Country Triathlon Club

6/9/13 Brian P. won his age group (and 5th overall) at the 2k OWS on Haag Lake in Oregon and Coach Bees took the overall victory at the Xterra Torn Shirt Tri back in Michigan.

6/8/13 Tina O. PR'd by 2 minutes at Grandmas Half Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota!

6/2/13 Coach John took 6th overall in the mix of a tough elite and pro field at the Buffalo Triathlonin Buffalo, Minnesota

5/22/13 Coach Bees was asked to be a guest author on yoga for triathletes on the trisports.com blog

5/7/13 In his first race in a over a decade, 50-something year old John M. took the overall victory!

5/2/13 Registration is open for our Yoga For Triathletes workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota

4/14/13 Congratulations to our coached/sponsored team, the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Wisconsin Blugolds on their performance at USAT Collegiate Nationals in Tempe, Arizona!

4/12/13 Good luck to Sam T. and Tracy T at the Boston Marathon

3/14/13 Coach John was named a USA Triathlon All American Honorable Mention!

1/4/13 Click for Off Season Cycling Tips

12/31/12 Quite a year! 15 podium spots, 3 USAT National Championship Qualifications, 1 first-time Boston Marathon quilifier, and more!

11/20/12 Congrats to Coach John Taipale for passing his USAT Level I coaches certification. John is now taking on clients at coachjohn@solesinspired.com

11/3/12 Once again, Soles Inspired athlete Sam T. does it again as the only para-Triathlonathlete to finish Ironman Florida. In 12:32:50 for second place in the PC division we might add.

9/12/12 Another successful year at Ironman Wisconsin.  Both returning athletes PR'd and both first-timers finished well ahead of their goal time.

9/11/12 Congrats to Casey and her PR at Big Kahuna.

8/26/12 Congrats to PaTriathlonck W. landing his second career podium spot at the St. Croix sprint Triathlon!

8/19/12 Josh B. finished 8th place AG at the USAT Nat'l Championship qualifying for the 2013 ITU World Championships in London, while Coach Bees rode 8 miles on a flat and missed his qualifying spot by only 29 seconds.  Meanwhile, Coach John placed second overall at the Superiorman 1/2 iron distance race.

8/6/12 Dan C. just landed his first ever USAT National Championship qualifying time!

7/22/12  Another big weekend:
-  Inspired athlete Deb G. and TNT teammate Ginny L. took 1st place in the 5k Great Prairie Open Water Swim for the third year in a row 
-  A big high five to Inspired athlete David Haas finishing his first ever Triathlon today at Chisago Lakes Triathlon
-  Coach John went top 10 in the Elite division at Chisago
-  Ryan Welle took 1st place overall at the Paul Bunyan Triathlon today in Bemidji

7/16/12 Six races into the ten race MN Triathlon Series and Coach Bees is still holding on to third place overall for the men and first place age group.  He will likely lose a couple places next month when he skips the next race in order to be one of three 30-34 year olds representing Minnesota at the USAT Sprint National Championship in Burlinton, VT. 

7/14/12 Congrats to the 31 first-time Triathlon finishers today at the Minneapolis Triathlon who were coached by Soles Inspired as part of Team in Training. 

7/11/12 Only 3 spots left in the final Stand Up Paddleboard yoga class next week!  Register directly with Yoga Center of Minneapolis.

7/8/12 Coached athlete Elizabeth I. was the 7th amateur woman to cross the line at the Portland REV3.  Great debut at the 70.3 distance! 

7/7/12  New blog post on Training in the Heat.  Stay safe out there!

6/30/12 Inspired Athlete PaTriathlonck W. bagged his first career podium spot at the Optum Health Performance Manitou Triathlon today.

6/17/12 Congrats to coached athlete Elizabeth I. for overcoming a tough swim and a rattlesnake on the bike course to take 1st place div./3rd overall at the Rancho Seco International Triathlon.  Her 2:24:58 was good enough for a qualifying spot at the USAT National Championship.

6/16/12 Soles Inspired athlete Sam T. earned his first ever BQ today at Granma's Marathon with a 1:53:33 in the wheelchair division while Josh B. was the fastest overall amateur at the Minnetonka Triathlon.

6/11/12 Another first-time Triathlon finisher and three more podiums this weekend. 
-  Congrats to Lisa P 3rd place age group at the Manitou Triathlon
-  Coach John 3rd place overall at Liberty 1/2 Iron Triathlon
-  Brian P 2nd place overall at the Lake Del Valle 2.5k swim
-  Three races into the season Coach Bees is also sitting atop the MN Triathlon Series standings for 30-34 year olds and in 3rd overall for the men

6/4/12 Season in full swing now.  Yesterday our coached athletes grabbed 6 podium spots:
-  1 Triathlon relay
-  3 age group spots at Buffalo (Lisa, Josh, & Darrell)
-  2 at the Haag Lake Swim (Brian P.)
-  5 new athletes with Team in Training Minnesota finished their first ever Triathlon!

5/5/12 Big day for our coached athletes! 
-  Tina O. PR'd by 20 min in a half mary
-  Bob P has officially LOST 100 POUNDS and made his retrun Triathlon after a 5 year hiatus at Chain Of Lakes Triathlon
-  Josh B. took 1st place division/2nd place overall at that same Triathlon (Coach Bees trailed the lead by only 4:27)

3/20/12 Coach Bees is now a F.I.S.T. certified Triathlon bike fitter.  Thanks to Dan Empfield of slowtwitch.com and John Cobb of Cobb Cycling!

3/21/12 Reserve your spot at for the 2 hour indoor spin and Philosophy of Training: Lies the "Experts" Told You presentation coming up 8 am at Midtown Freewheel Bike.  Email coachbees@solesinspired.com for details.

2/28/12 Please welcome John Taipale to the Soles Inspired team.  John will be the summer intern here as he finishes up his degree in Human Performance for U of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

1/26/12 And we're on the board with the first podium(s) of the year!  Congrats to Deb Ginzl for grabbing a pair of podium spots at the Minnesota Masters meet in the 200 and 500 free.

1/25/12 Coach Bees has accepted the job as Swim Coach for Team in Training Minneapolis Chapter. 

1/12/12  Coach Bees's yoga teaching scheDuathlonle has changed. 

12/31/11 More podiums, PRs, and first-time finishers. Success! Check out the 2011 Year in Review

12/24/11 Vegan holiday "junk" food recipes that are actually kinda good for you

11/29/11 Indoor cycling classes begin next week. 

11/24/11 Check out the signs from IMAZ.

11/21/11 Congrats to Inspired Athlete Sam T - Only paraathlete to finish Ironman AZ! ...and in 13:24:12 at that!

11/13/11 The Soles Inspired YouTube Channel has been launched!

11/12/11 Ready to get back at it?  Check out this post on Establishing Baselines After Time Off.

10/14/11 Coach Bees will be teaching the Yoga For A Healthy Back class at Yoga Center of Minneapolis next Tuesday. 

9/29/11  Ever wonder what a vegan Triathlonathlete diet looks like? 

9/24/11 What's your Ironman race strategy?  Check out my Illustrated Guide to Zombie Hunting: An Ironman Race Strategy.

9/11/11  All three first timers finished at Ironman Wisconsin and the returning IM athlete PR'd! 

8/30/11 Going after your first Ironman in 2012?  Here's what you should be doing now.

8/28/11  Another podium!  A team of Soles Inspired athletes took the top spot in the male relay at the Lakes County Triathlon.

8/14/11  Congrats to Inspired Athlete Paul P, almost landing on the podium with a 4th place finish at Turtleman Duathlon.

8/13/11  Coach Bees landed a 2nd Place overall in a 5k this morning. 

8/8/11 All fans of Soles Inspired get 20% off Rudy Project cycling eyewear.  Click for details.

8/1/11 Is your bike really insured? Details on the blog.

7/24/11 Karlene and Alex go sub-6 at Chisago Half Iron with Sam and Nicole right behind.  Great day!

7/17/11 More good news... Inspired Athlete Theresa G finished her first ever 1/2 Iron-distance Triathlon at Door Co!

7/17/11 Huge weekend!  Inspired Athlete Darrell won his AG at the 2.5k open water swim.  Nicole and Karlene finished their first ever 5k swims (yes, swim).  Dawn (and sister Deb) won the 5k relay for the second year.  8 of the kids on the youth team I coach finished their races this weekend too!

7/10/11 Congrats to Inspired Athlete Jessi with her first career 70.3 at Muncie!

7/09/11 Victory at the Minneapolis LTF Triathlon!  Two podium spots and 30 first-time finishers!

6/23/11 New blog posts on Peak
Season Training and Tapering. 

6/13/11 Two new PRs at Triathlonnona!  Well done Alex R and Karlene G!  Next stop: Chisago Lakes 1/2 IM.

6/9/11 New blog posts on Triathlon Transitions for Beginners and an Entertrainment post on The One Minute Challenge.

6/4/11 Congrats to Inspired athlete Darrell Wilk, averaging a 21.1 mph bike on his way to a 1st place finish for all men age 65+ at the New Bri Triathlon.  Way to crush the bike Darrell!

6/3/11 Asst Coach Alex Z passed his USA Triathlon Coach certification.  Well done!

6/2/11 Good luck to Inspired athletes Nicole A, Karlene G, and Sue M at the Tahoe Century Ride this weekend.

5/21/11
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5/8/11
Congrats to Inspired Athlete Paul P.'s first podium finish of the year.  36:57 at the Cinco de Mayo 8k run. 

4/19/11
What I learned at the OptumHealth Performance coaching clinic miight surprise you

4/13/11
Check out the blog for The Case For Lab Based Lactate Testing

3/20/11
Congrats to Inspired Athlete Dawn G for shaving nearly 10 minutes off of last years Lucky 7k Run time!

2/15/11
Coach Bees will be leading a Yoga for Triathlonathletes class this Saturday in Minneapolis.  Email for details. 

1/28/11
Blog posts on Warming Up, Cooling Down, and The 50 Meter Challenge.

1/3/11
2010 Year in Review

12/2/10 
New blog posts this week on Off Season NuTriathlontion and Cycling With Elves.

12/1/10
Soles Inspired and Coach Scott Beesley are now part of the OptumHealth Performance team of coaches.

11/15/10
"Keeping It Off:  Off-Season NuTriathlontion and Exercise" seminar, happening Wendesday, December 8 in Edina, MN.  Email coachbees@solesinspired.com for details

11/5/10
The blog has moved and is now housed on this site.  More articles coming soon.

10/24/10
Thanks to all who came out to The Twin Cities Yoga Festival yesterday to hear Coach Bees speak about the benefits of yoga for runners.

9/26/10
Josh Bertelson's Top 10 finish (despite barfing 4 times on the run) at the USA Triathlon National AG Sprint Championship was good enough for a qualifying spot to represent Soles Inspired and the USA at the ITU World Championship in Beijing, China in 2011. Great finish to a great year Josh!

8/15/10
Drew Prest in at 3rd Place at the Green Lake Triathlon.

7/29/10
Inspired athlete Josh Bertleson 2nd at the Minneapolis Duathlon. Next stop for Josh: USA Triathlon National Sprint Championships.

7/10/10
Congrats to the 3 age groupers and 3 Athenas who found the podium today racing for Team in Training at the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon. Thanks for a great season!

7/5/10
Coach Bees spent time racing in Michigan this weekend landing a 5th place overall at the Whitemore Lake Aquathlon, followed up 24hrs later in Howell with a 2nd place in the One Mile Open Water Swim and 1st Place in the Aquathlon.

6/13/10
Big day at the South Maui Triathlon:
- Inspired athlete Nicole Apelt 3rd place in her age group.
- Nicole's teammates on Team in Training (www.teamintraining.org/mn) Andrea Grabanski and Lisa Pope 1st and 2nd in their age group.
- Katie Maland, along with the three listed above all qualified for the AG National Championships. Congrats ladies!

6/6/10
Congrats to Inspired athlete Drew Prest landing a 5th place finish at the Buffalo Olympic-distance Triathlon. Great work Drew!

5/30/10
Congrats to Inspired athlete Sara Frandrup with a PR at the Stillwater Half-Marathon!