Injury Prevention and Nutrition for Triathlon Lecture

Injury Prevention and Nutrition for Triathlon Lecture

Want to prepare for the Triathlon Season ahead?

Want to know about race nutrition from one of Tralee’s elite triathletes?

Want to know how to prevent and deal with injuries?

Come along to the Ashe Hotel Tralee this Sunday 3rd April, from 4pm to 6pm. There is no charge. This lecture is available to members of Tralee Triathlon Club only. Booking essential as places are limited. See below for booking link.
Nutrition for Triathlon talk by Cillian Tierney

Cillian Tierney is from Tralee. His father, Martin, is an Ironman (Wales) and has been a member of Tralee Tri Club since the start and his sister, Ciara, is a committee member and an accomplished Triathlete herself. Cillian is coached by and races with GoTri and has had huge success in the sport of Triathlon and Cycling.

He is no stranger to podiums in the Triathlon Ireland National Series. He won the Junior National Duathlon Championships in 2015. Still a Junior, he impressed in the King of the Hill race last year, claiming 2nd beating European Age Group Silver Medallist, Trevor Woods. He has represented Ireland and earned his first international cap at just 17 years of age in the ETU Junior European Cup race, where he was up against stiff European competition but showed great promise for the future. Cillian is dedicated to his sport and takes it seriously. That includes his day to day and race nutrition. We could all learn a lot from him!

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Injury Prevention talk by Fergus Foley M.I.S.C.P. Chartered Physiotherapist

Fergus Foley is a graduate of UCD and has worked in both public and private practice for nearly 15 years. He has extensive experience in sports injury physiotherapy and has acted as team physiotherapist for a number of club and county teams.

Fergus is fully qualified and accredited in all forms of Manual Therapy, Electrotherapy, Grade V Manipulation, Sports Specific Rehabilitation, Biomechanical Assessment and Exercise Prescription.

Fergus works in conjunction with Doctors, Consultants, Coaches, Gym Instructors and other health professionals. The clinic covers a number of GAA teams, Soccer Clubs and other professional, elite and amateur athletes.

In 2007 Fergus served on the executive of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. The ISCP is the professional representative body in the Republic of Ireland for over 3,000 Chartered Physiotherapists.

Fergus has practiced in Sydney and London and he has also lectured in the Institute of Technology Tralee.

Fergus is also a sponsor of Tralee Triathlon Club.

Presentation to our sponsor Fergus Foley
Presentation to our sponsor Fergus Foley

This lecture is not to be missed!!!! Book your place below:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nutrition-for-triathlon-injury-prevention-tickets-24285781426

Train to Train – Strength & Conditioning with Turbo sessions at Nisus Fitness

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Train to Train – Strength & Conditioning with Turbo sessions at Nisus Fitness

Well, after 2 successful 12 week blocks with Nisus Fitness over the winter months, its time to prepare for race season with another 6 week block.

Train to Train Initiative
There is a lot of good advice, scientific research and resources out there on how to train effectively for the sport of Triathlon. These same principals are used by the pros and elite level coaches and the information is freely available out there. We are going to compile what you need to know.

Next Autumn, we are hoping to have a number of information sessions with the aim of training members on how to structure training sessions and tailoring their own training programs to prepare for their ‘A’ race of the season to follow.

This means that busy people with full time jobs, families and other commitments can focus their training and make those precious training hours as effective and efficient as possible.

This is still in the pipeline, but we will give a flavour of this in the next 6 week block with Nisus fitness. This block will be half Strength & Conditioning and half Turbo session.

The following are the Strength training phases:

  • Anatomical Adaptation
  • Max Strength
  • Muscle Endurance and
  • Strength Maintenance

As the racing season is nearly upon us, we will be concentrating on Strength Maintenance in the next 6 week block in the strength and conditioning part of the classes.

We will be training on the turbos to training zones. This is the most efficient and effective way of training. The pros and top elite coaches use these same principals. We will be sending information to attendees of the next 6 week block this weekend, on determining average and maximum heart rate and/or power and how to calculate training zones.

Ideally you should have a sports watch and heart rate monitor. If you have a power meter, better again. A bike cadence sensor would also be very beneficial, but not absolutely necessary. If you do not have any of this equipment, you can still train to zones based on the rate of perceived exertion (RPE), for which you do not need any equipment other than your bike and turbo trainer.

We will be sending information to registered attendees on how to determine these zones this weekend prior to the start of the block which commences this week.

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Turbo Sessions will be facilitated by a number of Nisus Trainers including Tara Guerin.

Tara graduated with a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from The University of Limerick in 2012. Since then she has worked with professional athletes in the UK and Australia. She as a performance specialist with The Altitude Centre in London, where she gained experience with Wattbike training and even worked with Pro Triathlete & multiple Ironman Kona World Champion, Chrissie Wellington. Sorry for the name dropping, but basically, we are in safe hands!!!

Tuesday is sold out, but there are places on Thursday.

Classes start at 8pm and will finish at 9:30. You can finish at 9pm if you are just doing strength and conditioning.

If doing turbo, you must have your own turbo trainer and bike (and an old towel).

Cost is Euro35 for six weeks + booking fee.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
This block will start on March 29th (Tues) or March 31st (Thurs). The cost is subsidised, so therefore available to 2016 TTC members only.

Click on the following link for info on membership: http://traleetriclub.ie/club-news/tralee-triathlon-club-2016-membership

All new attendees will need to fill in a screening form. Click on the link below to download this form. Please bring this with you on the first night of classes that you attend.

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Tralee Tri Club Duathlon Series with Kingdom Endurance

Tralee Tri Club Duathlon Series with Kingdom Endurance

Well with all this winter training everyone is doing, I bet you are all itching to race! Water temperatures will still be on the chilly side until May, so to keep you ticking over in the month of April, we are bringing back our club Duathlon series with Pat and the lads  at Kingdom Endurance in Tralee.

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This is strictly limited to members of Tralee Tri Club.

Four Duathlons on four Mondays in April, starting at 18:30 from Kingdom Endurance in the Monavalley Industrial Estate. Cost is Euro20 + booking fee. Places limited to 20 max (so book quick).

Dates and distances are below

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Monday 4th April: 3km Run, 20 mins Turbo, 3km Run

Monday 11th April: 3km Run, 20 mins Turbo, 3km Run

Monday 18th April: 5km Run, 20 mins Turbo, 5km Run

Monday 25th April: 5km Run, 20 mins Turbo, 5km Run

Turbo Trainers will be provided. Bring your own bike!

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