Ironman 70.3 Augusta Preview Weekend

Join TYB Coaching as we head down to Augusta on August 26th – 27th for the 3rd Annual Augusta 70.3 Course Preview Weekend.

WHENAugust 26th – 27th

WHERE:  Taking place in Augusta, GA and led by TYB Coaches Jamie Church, Mark Sharp, David Lee and Joe Roof, we will get a chance to preview the entire race course over a period of Saturday and Sunday, talk training and tapering for a Half Ironman, and talk specifically how to race and plan for Augusta 70.3.


WHY: Perfect for ANY athlete racing the 2017 Augusta 70.3, or any athlete thinking of racing the 2018 Augusta 70.3, or any athlete racing long course towards the end of 2017.  Come and learn how to race a 70.3 – and more specifically how to race Augusta 70.3

Starting on early Saturday morning, we will preview the exact swim course and swim the 1.2 Miles in the Savannah River.  After the swim, we will hop on our bikes and ride the bike course.  The bike course will be – and should be – well marked.  And, TYB will provide plenty of fluids and fuel throughout the entire ride.

After the ride, the afternoon is yours.  We have blocked out a number of rooms at a special rate at the Holiday Inn Express in Downtown Augusta (directly on the run course) – and will utilize this hotel as our base hotel.  To take advantage of the special offer, call the Holiday Inn at 706.922.1414 and tell them you are with the group TYB Coaching for the weekend.  We have blocked out rooms on both the Friday evening and Saturday evening.

Over the course of the afternoon, get some rest, enjoy some naps, and we will individually meet with each athlete to discuss race plans, taper plans, and even some technique and form analysis of the three disciplines.

After a solid night’s sleep, we will wake up early Sunday morning and run the Augusta 70.3 Run Course.  Because of the two lap nature of the course, depending on your training schedule and plan – athletes will be able to complete 6.5 miles and see the entire run course.

SCHEDULE:  The final schedule will be sent to athletes prior to the preview weekend, but we will swim and ride on Saturday – and run on Sunday.  Because of the heat, we will start EARLY.  We will plan on being in the water on Saturday morning no later than 7:30


Space will be limited in order to provide a solid and hand’s on experience for ALL athletes.

Athletes may register at this link:

Augusta 70.3 Preview Registration

Email TYB with any questions/comments.

Event details and schedule

  • 7:00am – Meet at Swim Finish / Transition Area
  • 7:15 – CarPool to the Swim Start
  • 7:30 – In the water at 8:30 – or before – Swim the Swim!
  • 8:30 – By 8:30 or before – ON THE BIKE!

Once on the bike, more than likely the group will split to 2 – 3 groups on the road.  Meaning we will be finishing back at the Transition Area at different times.  TYB  will be in various cars providing SAG support and bouncing around between the various groups and making sure everyone is good to go and on course.  As of right now, the bike course is marked in Bright Green Arrows from a ride a few weeks ago.  It should still be on the road this weekend.  Also, we will provide cue sheets as well for you take on the ride.

Once you are finished with the bike, you are more than welcome to do a little refresher style swim in the river just to cool down!

A little fun and chill time on Saturday afernoon and evening, then onto Sunday morning run time!


Swim Finish / Transition Area:  The Boathouse – 101 RiverFront Dr., Augusta, GA 30901

Swim Start:  Augusta Riverfront Marina – 1 5th Street, Augusta, GA 30901


Again, the gameplan for those staying the entire weekend is to do all three disciplines.  So, bring EVERYTHING!

Swim:  Swim Cap (for visibility purposes), goggles, swim gear, wetsuit

Bike:  Bike, Bike Gear, Helmet, Fluids, Nutrition, Pump, Sunglasses