Motivate 2 Tri expands the boundaries of a traditional Triathlon, so folks like you can participate.  With Motivate 2 Tri, these boundaries have been adjusted to release you from the constraints of specific times and/or locations. In other words you can do your event at your pace, on your schedule, in the location that you choose.

At Motivate 2 Tri our mission is to build and strengthen the Triathlon community. We provide individuals, families, friends and businesses the opportunity to participate, compete and experience success in Triathlon events that fit their lifestyles.



Our first events will start in October.  Right now we need your support and help to reach our financial goal.  Click here to view our Indiegogo campaign and see how you can join the movement!

Also launching in October will be the full Motivate 2 Tri website featuring: Registration, M2T Store, Finishers, Awards and much more.  


Marcus has been competing and coaching in the sports of Triathlon and swimming for over 36 years. He has completed over 150 Triathlons in his career and has made the podium in over a third of them. Marcus is a USAT Certified Triathlon Coach, as well as a certified USSA Youth & Masters swim coach.

He graduated from Buena High School, Ventura Ca. in 1981 and attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo located in Central California, on scholarship, where he swam and played water polo.

He coached youth swimming for Buena swim club and the Masters swim team for Conejo Simi Aquatics where he founded the Conejo Simi Triathlon team in 1997.

Marcus is the founder of The Paseo Club Tribe Triathlon team in Valencia California, and currently Head Swim coach for The Paseo Club Aquatics Department. He also is currently coaching several Triathletes across the country.

Marcus is a professional speaker and the Co-founding Director of E32ZERO. As a motivational speaker he uses his experiences as a coach and competitor in the sport of triathlon along with his 16-year real estate background to inspire and motivate others to reach for the life they have always desired.

Marcus is also a published author. His book “Motivate To Tri” was released in 2012 and has been sold nationwide. He is the proud father to his daughter, Kinsley, who has also competed in the sport of Triathlon.

When not coaching, competing or speaking, Marcus loves to swim, bike, run, golf, hike, surf and do anything that involves outdoor adventure.

“Marcus Slaton is one of the most passionate people I have ever met and brings it to his everyday life. He is the Encourager’s Encourager. He has brought more people into the sport of Triathlon and the fitness lifestyle than anyone I know”
-Terry Davis, CEO, Tri-California-


Are recorded race times confirmed?

First and foremost, all recorded race distances and recorded race times are based on an honor system. Individuals & teams participating should be doing so because they want to finish these events and celebrate in their accomplishments and use them to launch into more challenging events or other events they have registered for.

Are there any awards for the fastest times recorded?

M2T acknowledges each age group winner for each event quarterly. (Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 & 140.6) M2T also will acknowledge annual overall point winners.

What if I want my time to qualify for quarterly awards?

Each participant that wants to qualify for quarterly overall “Time” awards, must prove their time by uploading a screen shot or picture of that recorded time from a timing/distance application.


When will my recorded distance & times be acknowledged as an official finish to be considered for awards?

Your event time will be recorded and registered for the quarter in which it was completed, not the date when you registered. For example if you register for an event in March and finish it in May-your time will compete with the times in the April-June Quarter.

When will my annual overall points be recorded?

Participants will be rewarded points based on the number of points completed within that annual time frame. (January 1-December 31). Completed points are counted when each event is completed and recorded, not the registration date of the event. If a participant does not complete the events they registered for within the annual cut off time, those points will count towards the next year’s annual points.

What if I don’t complete my event within 3 months?

Your event will still be considered a finish if you complete it after the 3- month period and you will still receive your finisher’s medal. Events completed after 3 months will not be considered for any quarterly awards.

Can I use my recorded distance & times for more than one event?

Each registered event must be completed in full. You cannot use distances or times from one event to accomplish or put towards another event.

Do I need to complete each discipline all at once?

You can do each distance all at once, or break it up into as many time frames as needed to complete the event or leg of an event.

How many events can I register for?

You can register and compete in as many events as you want. If you are trying to win the overall points award-we recommend doing many.

What if I cannot finish my race due to injury or other circumstances?

There are no refunds. You will be allowed to “hold” your registration until you are able to participate and complete your race. You may also transfer your registration to a friend or family member.

When will I receive my race goodie bag?

Participants will receive their race packet within 10 days after registering.

When will I receive my finisher’s medal?

Finisher Medals for all races will be mailed to each participant within 10 days of your recorded finishing time.

What are the typical triathlon distances?

• Ironman: 140.6 miles - 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run

• Half Ironman: 70.3 miles - 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run

• Olympic Distance: 1500 meter (.93 mile) swim, 40k (24.8 mile) bike, 10k (6.2 mile) run

• Sprint Distance: usually about one half of an Olympic Distance race

• Super Sprint Distance: Usually about one-quarter of an Olympic Distance Race

Do you really think I can finish a triathlon?

Yes, I do. If you’re reading this, the chances are pretty good that you could finish a triathlon. You’re interested in fitness, in endurance and fitness. As long as you pick a triathlon that’s suited realistically to your abilities, you can finish.

What you really need, ultimately, is to want it bad enough. If you do, you will. [Note: see your doctor before attempting anything related to endurance training and racing.]

What triathlon distance is right for me?

In my view, it really hinges on your comfort in the water. You can probably ride or run (or walk) the distance in longer events. But don’t put yourself in the water for a longer distance than you can handle.

If you’re just starting out, you may want to consider a super sprint distance, with roughly a 375 meter swim (equal to about 13 lengths in a pool) in shallow water. A Sprint race doubles that to 750 meters, and an Olympic Distance race covers nearly a mile in the water. I mistakenly chose Olympic Distance, above my abilities, for my first race. The swim was too long, but the bike and run were fine.

How much will events cost?

Future events will cost $60.00/event.

What are the event points needed for those wanting to compete for the annual overall points awards?

• Super Sprint: 15 points

• Sprint: 25 points

• Olympic: 50 points, 70.3 75 points, 140.6 100 points


Why do you need a training program?

1. It creates the momentum and direction needed to train for and finish your event.
2. A training plan gives you a starting point that you can add on to, and build from towards your event.
3. It helps you create a schedule so you stay on track to plan your days/weeks to complete your event.
4. Training plans are created to help you build strength and endurance to complete your event.
5. Creates accountability when you give it to others who want to see you succeed!
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The following 2 week workout plan is designed for the beginner Triathlete who wants to start to train prior to completing their first Lifestyle Triathlon event.

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This plan can be modified as you progress, or an individual customized plan will be available for every level of Triathlete once we launch our M2T Lifestyle events in October.

It is always important to remember that aside from the swimming, cycling & running portions of your training, that you include a nutrition plan, lateral movement workouts (weights, cross fit etc.) & most importantly recovery periods.

We appreciate your support & look forward to your success.

Motivate 2 Tri


Level 1: Recovery-slight increased Heart rate. (HR)
Level 2: Moderate HR increase. (Can sustain for a long period.
Level 3: Higher HR can sustain for shorter periods.
Level 4: Max HR can sustain for bursts
Pool: S=Swim, P=Pull, K=Kick
1 length=25 yards
1 lap=2 lengths (50 yards)

Week 1

• Swim: 300Y Swim, 200Y kick w/fins (if you have them), 6 X 50Y swim: 1 minute rest between 50's, 100Y Kick, 100Y swim w/fins, 100Y easy swim
• Cycle: 30 minutes: 9 minutes level 2 seated, 1 minute half turn up out of the saddle, 4 minutes back at level 2 seated, 1 minute half turn up profile, 4 minutes back at level 2 seated, 1 minute half turn up, 4 minutes back at level 2 seated, 1 minute half turn up out of the saddle, 3 minutes back at level 2 seated, 1 minute half turn up profile, 1 minute level 2 loosen down.
• Run: 5 minutes at 5.5 (level2), then 2 minutes loosen down at 3.0.

• Run: 30 minutes: 10 minutes level 2, 2 minutes @ level 3, 3 minutes @ level 2, 2 minutes @ level 3, 3 minutes @ level 2, 2 minutes @ level 3, 3 minutes @ level 2 then 5 minutes level 1 (Recovery)
• Core/Weights/Lift workout: 45 minutes to an hour

• Rest/Recover Day

Week 2

• Swim: 300S, 200P, 100K, 8X50 (30 seconds rest)
• 9x100 1:00 minute rest between. 200 warm down
• Cycle 40 minutes: 5 minutes level 2, 30 minutes level 3, 5 minutes level 2 cool down.
• 40 minute run: 5 minutes @ Level 2,  1 Minute level 3-4 then 4 minutes level 2 (5 minute intervals: 6 times thru) finish w/5 minutes level 1

• Swim: 300S, 200P, 100K, 300S, 200P, 100K
• 5x100 1:00 minute rest between. 8X50 30 seconds rest, 200 warm down
• Cycle: 40 minutes at level 2-3, 5 minutes level 2
• Run: 10 minutes Level 2

• 40 minute run: 5 minutes @ Level 2,  1 Minute level 3-4 then 4 minutes level 2 (5 minute intervals: 6 times thru) finish w/5 minutes level 1
Weight/Crossfit Training (Trainer)

• Swim: 300S, 200P, 100K, 100P, 100K, 4X50 (30 Seconds Rest)
• 100-200-300-300-200-100 (Ladder) Your choice each swim of Pull, Kick or Swim. 1 minute between swims.
• 200n Warm Down
• Cycle: 45 minutes at level 2-3, 5 minutes level 2
•Run: 10 minutes Level 2

• 45 minute steady run @ level 2-3

• Recovery