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2016/7 TRAINING CALENDAR

Tralee Triathlon Club 2016/7 Training Calendar

All Training Sessions and Training Events are open to Tralee Triathlon Club Members Only.  For membership details please go to the membership page


latest updates:

  • Starter-Sprint and Sprint distance training tri’s on Thursday, July 13th
  • Slip-to-Shore Swim on Friday, July 14th
  • Tri Kingdom Come, Saturday, August 5th

Sunday Morning Casual Run & Swim Group

A casual group meets every Sunday morning at the car park in Fenit for a 5km run followed by a refreshing dip in the Atlantic.
The run starts at 10:15; the swim follows at 11:00.
All welcome!


Sunday Afternoon Casual Club Swim

The buoys are back!  And this year they are numbered – so please swim in an anti-clockwise direction so that everyone stays safe!

From Sunday, April 30th, club members will swim in Fenit at 4pm.
Feel free to come along and join the fun.


 

Summer Series of Training Events, 2017

As a Triathlon Club, we want to give our members loads of Triathlon Race practice.  For the last number of years, the club has hosted a ‘Summer Training Tri Series’.  This is a series of 10 races for members of Tralee Triathlon Club.

This year, these races will take place on a mix of Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings during the summer with the exception of the week before our Club Race, Tri Kingdom Come.

We will also host Middle (70.3) and Standard (Olympic) distance races to support club members in preparation for their race season – such as IM Austria, Challenge Roth, Dublin 70.3, The Lost Sheep, IM Barcelona, etc, etc.

These races are training events and there is no charge.
Club Members only.
All members taking part are expected to take their turn to marshal/volunteer for one race in the series.

The schedule of our Summer Series is as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 16th, 18:45 hours – Duathlon
  • Thursday, June 1st, 18:45 hours – Aquathon
  • Sunday, June 11th, 07:00 hours – Middle (70.3) distance tri
  • Thursday, June 15th, 18:45 hours – Aqua-bike
  • Sunday, June 25th, 10:00 hours – Standard / Olympic distance tri
  • Tuesday, June 27th, 18:45 hours – Starter-sprint (try-a-tri) distance tri
  • Thursday, July 13th, 18:45 hours – Sprint and Starter-sprint (try-a-tri) distances
  • Friday, July 14th, 18:45 hours – Slip-to-Shore Open-Water Swim
  • Tuesday, August 15th, 18:45 hours – Race Director’s Sprint  and Start-sprint (try-a-tri) distances
  • Tuesday, August 29th, 18:45 hours – Sprint and Starter-sprint (try-a-tri) distances

We know that race timing is important to you, so you can purchase your very own timing chip to use with the club timing system.
This chip is yours for life.
Only members that use one of these timing chips will be timed at club training events.
Contact committee members to get your chip.


Spring Duathlon Series

Tralee Triathlon Club duathlon training series will commence on Wednesday, April 5th at 19:00 and will continue for 4 weeks in Fenit Parish Hall.

These sessions are ideal for all levels with the focus being on having fun while improving week on week.

Total cost for 4 weeks is €5, payable on the first night. Places limited so book quick!

The structure of the four weeks is as follows:

  • Wednesday 5th April: 3km Run, 20 mins Turbo, 3km Run
  • Wednesday 12th April: 3km Run, 20 mins Turbo, 3km Run
  • Wednesday 19th April: 5km Run, 20 mins Turbo, 5km Run
  • Wednesday 26th April: 5km Run, 20 mins Turbo, 5km Run

All participants must be registered club members and have their own turbo trainers and bikes. If individuals would like to participate but do not have a turbo trainer please contact us.

You can book your place here.

 

The series will be followed by an Outdoor Duathlon on Sunday, May 7th at 11am in Fenit.
The start/finish line will in the ar park outside Fenit Parish Hall.

Short Course:

  • 2.5km run
  • 10km bike
  • 2.5km run

Long Course:

  • 5km run
  • 20km bike
  • 2.5km run

Entry is free and is open to all 2017 members of TTC.

We require marshals for road safety and timing – we cannot run this event without marshals.

You can register (as a marshal or as a participant) here.


Training Calendar  2017

SWIM TRAINING AND EVENTS
Pool SwimTralee Sports Complex6 people per lane
Option # 01:Intermediate / AdvancedFriday, 07:15 - 08:00 hours
Mar 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st
Apr 7th, 14th, 21st
(no swim Mar 17th)


SOLD OUT!
Option # 02:Beginner / ImproverFriday, 19:45 - 20:30 hours
Mar 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st
Apr 7th, 14th, 21st
(no swim Mar 17th)


SOLD OUT!
Option # 03:Intermediate / AdvancedFriday, 20:30 - 21:15 hours
Mar 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st
Apr 7th, 14th, 21st
(no swim Mar 17th)


for bookings contact training co-ordinator
Option # 04:New to SwimFriday, 21:15 - 22:00 hours
Mar 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st
Apr 7th, 14th, 21st
(no swim Mar 17th)


for bookings contact training co-ordinator
Option # 05:Beginner / Intermediate / AdvancedSunday, 07:45 - 08:30 hours
Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Apr 2nd, 9th, 23rd
(no swim Apr 16th)


for bookings contact training co-ordinator
Cost:EUR 52.50 + booking fee
for block of 7 hours
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New!Open Water Swim25 people per group
Starts Monday, May 15th, for 12 weeks
Option # 01:Beginner18:30 - 19:00 hours
SOLD OUT!
Option # 02:Intermediate19:15 - 20:00 hours
SOLD OUT!
Option # 03:Advanced20:00 - 20:45 hours
SOLD OUT!
Cost:EUR 60:00 + booking fee
for block of 12 hours
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BIKE TRAINING AND EVENTS
Turbo with iBikeTralee CBS20 people per class
Option # 01:Monday 18:30 + 19:30 hoursJan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Feb 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Option # 02:Tuesday 18:30 + 19:30 hoursJan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Feb 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Bookings:Joe O'Shea
086-608-7104
Cost:EUR 80.00 for block of 8 hours
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Sunday Club SpinLidl Car Park
weather dependent
Sunday, 09:30 hours
Cost:FREE
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TTN21 Tralee/Castleisland road;
hill climb (Feb 11th) will be on N70 Tralee/Castlemaine road

one per month
Saturday, 09:30 hours
Oct 15th, Nov 19th, Dec 10th
Jan 14th, Feb 11th, Mar 4th, Apr 8th
More info:TTC Time Trial Group
Cost:FREE but you must register
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RUN TRAINING AND EVENTS
Interval Run with Maria"Skinny Mile" Upper Rock StWednesday, 18:30 - 19:30 hours
from Jan 11th
Cost:FREE
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Trail Run with MiloszTonevane or Glenageenty
weather dependent
Saturday, 09:00 - 11:00 hours
Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Feb 4th
Cost:EUR 20.00 for block of 5
or EUR 5.00 per session, payable on the day
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Trail RaceGlanageentySaturday, March 4th, 10:45 hours
Option # 01:Beginner/Novice race around the 5km Lenihan Loop
bookings
Option # 02:Advanced 11km race from O'Riada's, Lenihan Loop, O'Riada's
bookings
Cost:EUR 10.00 per person
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STRENGTH, POWER + FLEXIBILITY TRAINING
S+CNisus Fitness24 people per class
Option # 01:Tuesday, 20:00 hoursJan 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18

bookings
Cost:EUR 81.00 for block of 12 hours
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New!Hot YogaHot Yoga Kerrynext block starting April 14th
Option # 01:Friday 19:00 - 20:00bookings
Cost:EUR 64.00 + booking fee for block of 8 hours

Complementary Activities

  • For TTC members that are also members of Tralee Bay Swimming Club (TBSC) the weekly no-wetsuit swims commenced on Sunday, October 11th in Fenit at 11:00 hours.
    9 “turkey” swims are planned between October and December.
  • The largest local Cycling Club, the Chain-Gang caters for leisure to sportive cyclists with weekly group spins at various speeds.
  • A 5km closed loop at Tralee Town Park serves as the location for the Saturday morning Park Run in Tralee.  Each event starts at 09:30 hours.  It is free to take part but you must register with park-run


 

Discover Trail Running

On Saturday, January 28th, we are holding a Discover Trail Running event in the beautiful local amenity of Glanageenty Forest Park.

Join coach Milosz and a group of “angel runners” that will be on-hand to guide you around the most beautiful 5km Lenihan loop.

Groups will be based on speed/ability so you will find a group that works for you.

Refreshments afterwards.

You must be a 2017 member of TTC to take part in this FREE event.

You can register here.


 

Aquathon

The Annual TTC Aquathon will take place on Sunday, January 22nd at Tralee Sports Complex.  Briefing shall take place at 10:30 am with swim sessions taking place between 11:00 am and 12:00 am.

Please bring the following:

  • A selection of different colored swim caps (so that you will have a different colored cap to those in your lane and your laps can be counted easily)
  • Some home baking or nibbles for refreshments after the event.
  • Swim gear (not wetsuit, just swim togs, caps as above, goggles, towels, warm clothes for after)
  • Sensible run gear (bring layers, rain gear and cap in case it is cold)

Thank you to our training events coordinator and Aquathon organiser Paula Casey for all the hard work she has put into this event.

Please also ensure that you are in the first swim wave if taking part in the aquathon so that you will be back from your run to assist your child/children with changing after their swim session.
There are five (5) different options for the swim:
  • 250m (10 lengths) in less than 30 minutes
  • 500m (20 lengths) in less than 30 minutes
  • 750m (30 lengths) in greater than 20 minutes
  • 750m (30 lengths) between 15 and 20 minutes
  • 750m (30 lengths) in less than 15 minutes
There are two (2)  different options for the run:
2.5km Run Course:
  • Start at start/finish area at Sports Complex
  • Turn left onto Cluain Dara
  • Proceed west on Cluain Dara, turning right onto Oakpark road (R878)
  • Proceed north on Oakpark road to Byrne’s Spar
  • Turn and return south on Oakpark road
  • Turn left onto Cluain Dara
  • Proceed east on Cluain Dara, turning right into Sports Complex and start/finish area

 

4.6km Run Course:

  • Start at start/finish area at Sports Complex
  • Turn left onto Cluain Dara
  • Turn right onto Oakpark road (R878)
  • Proceed north on Oakpark road turning right onto Bill Kinnerk road
  • Proceed east on Bill Kinnerk road, turning right onto Clash road
  • Proceed south on Clash road, turning west onto Racecourse road
  • Proceed west on Racecourse road, turning left on Oakpark road
  • Proceed south on Oakpark road, turning left onto Cluain Dara
  • Proceed east on Cluain Dara, turning right into Sports Complex and start/finish area

 

To volunteer on the day, or, to register your preferred swim/run please register here.

 


 

Tralee Triathlon Club RNLI Quiz Night – 5th July

Club Quiz Night in aid of RNLI

Tralee Triathlon Club, in association with the event ‘Landers sponsors Tri Kingdom Come’ are raising funds for the fantastic RNLI station we are so blessed to have based in Fenit.  This is 100% volunteer run and they are always on call.  As a club that spends so much time in the water we would like to help give something back to the brave souls who keep us safe when we are out there! Please support this fantastic cause.

Date: 5th July at 20:30–23:30

Location: O’Donnells Bar-Restaurant Mounthawk, Tralee

Check out our Facebook page for more details: RNLI Quiz Night

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Tralee Tri Club Mini Tri Series 2016

Club Mini Tri Series

 Well, we are a Triathlon Club, so we want to give our members loads of Triathlon Race practice.

For the last number of years, the club has hosted a ‘Mini Tri Series’. This is a series of 8 races for members of Tralee Triathlon Club.

These will take place this year on every second Tuesday evening during the summer with the exception of the week before our Club Race, Landers Sponsors Tri Kingdom Come. On that week, we will have an Olympic Distance Race on Sunday 24th of July, primarily to give everyone a rest in the week leading up to the race, but also to host an Olympic Distance race for those preparing for a Half Iron Distance Triathlon, such as Dublin 70.3 or Lost Sheep triathlons.

These races are training events and there is no charge. Club Members only. All members taking part are expected to take their turn to marshal/volunteer for one race in the series.

The dates for our Mini Tri Series are as follows:

Tuesday 17th May MINI TRI 1 Duathlon 7pm

Tuesday 31st May MINI TRI 2 Aquathon 7pm

Tuesday 14th June MINI TRI 3 Aquabike 7pm

Tuesday 28th June MINI TRI 4 Try-a-Tri Triathlon 7pm

Tuesday 12th July MINI TRI 5 Try-a-Tri & Sprint Triathlon 7pm

Sunday 24th July MINI TRI 6 Olympic Triathlon 10am

Tuesday 9th Aug MINI TRI 7 Try-a-Tri & Sprint Triathlon 6:30pm

Tuesday 23rd Aug MINI TRI 8 Try-a-Tri & Sprint Triathlon 6:30pm

 

Thanks to our Club and Race Sponsorsibike

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Summer Training Calendar

Tralee Triathlon Club Summer Training Calendar

All Training Sessions and Training Events are open to Tralee Triathlon Club Members Only.

MINI TRI SERIES: Series of training races organised by Tralee Triathlon Club for members only

TBSC: Tralee Bay Swim Club – series of swimming races organised by the Tralee Bay Swimming club for its members.

may 2016

June 2016

July 2016

August 2016

Sept 2016

Oct 2016

 

Club Training Sessions

Sundays

Club Spin (Cycling)
Coached club cycle. Meet at 10am each Sunday in the Lidl Car Park, Tralee. Weather dependent. Distances and approx speed of each group, as well as routes are published regularly on the Tralee Triathlon Club Facebook page.

Intermediate/Advanced: The regular group who currently turn up for this spin are intermediate/advanced and average 30Km/hr.

Beginners: There will be a beginner club cycle at the same time every Sunday starting on Sunday 1st May.

Cian Hogan, our club cycling coach will take a group of beginners this Sunday, 1st May for a cycling workshop, to include bike handling, cycling in groups and this will be followed by a beginner cycle. Meet at 10am at Lidl car park in Tralee. See emails, club Facebook page and Countdown2Tri Facebook group page for more info.

CLICK HERE for Booking Link

Club Swim

Un-coached club swim. Meet at Fenit Carp Park every Sunday at 4pm.

Groups swim together based on ability and speed. Meet in Fenit car park at 4pm every Sunday. Weather dependent. Updates and any last minute changes are posted to the Tralee Triathlon Club Facebook page in advance.

Note: This is simply a swim where you will have company. You should swim with those of similar ability. Un-coached – there will not be a qualified life guard joining the swim. You should be a confident open water swimmer to take part. It is highly recommended to join the club open water swim lessons on Monday evenings if you are not comfortable swimming in open water prior to taking part in the Sunday Club swim.

Intermediate/Advanced swimmers – This swim is traditionally a distance/endurance swim, approx 1500m to 3000m – repeats of shore to 1st Buoy to 6th Buoy and back.

Some intermediate/advanced swimmers organise group swims to the Wheelrock & back and around the Lighthouse. Please do not attempt these swims alone, in poor weather or at inappropriate tide times. Ideally you should also have Kayak support and swim safety devices (for safety& visibility, boat traffic etc).

 Beginners – the swim length depends on ability gradually progressing from:

  • Swimming parallel to the shore within your depth
  • Swimming out of your depth,
  • Swimming out to the first buoy and back
  • Swimming to 2nd Buoy and back to shore, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th etc

Mondays

Open Water Swimming Lessons

After the club endurance swim on Sundays, Monday is an easy day and a day to focus on your swim technique.

Club open water swim lessons begin on Monday May 9th. These lessons are facilitated by our club swimming coach, John Edwards. John is a Swim Ireland swim coach, qualified life guard and owner of the outdoor adventure business ‘Wild Water Adventures’.  Weather dependent.

As part of the Countdown2Tri program, you can either do these lessons or a technique based swim yourself

CLASSES RUNNING for 12 weeks: Monday May 9th – Monday July 25th (inclusive).  Cost 60E

Three different classes will run on each Monday Evening:

Beginners – 6.30pm-7pm Beginner classes running in conjunction with the Countdown2Tri training program.  This is suitable for people who CAN SWIM but are completely new to sea swimming or have never swam out of their depth in the sea.  The classes will start in shallow water and aim to get you to the first buoy and beyond if people want! It would suit those aiming for the Try-a-Tri (c.250m)

Improvers – 7.15pm -8pm Improvers (would suit the 7.45pm Pool class). This class is for people who can swim comfortably in the pool, have some experience in the open water and can or are happy to try swimming to the first buoy and beyond.  Classes aim to build up to swimming 750m, from shore to last buoy.

Advanced – 8pm-8.45pm – advanced (would suit the 8.30pm/7.15am Pool class).  This class is for people who can swim lengths comfortably in the pool, have swam in the open water before and can comfortably swim from buoy to buoy.  Classes aim to build up speed and endurance over 750m/1400m, from shore to last buoy and back.

All classes will be given by John Edwards.  Water safety will be provided (kayak cover) in the water.

Classes start on Monday 9th May, 2016, Lockes beach, Fenit. Meet in the car park at Fenit.

To be in the water at start times so please have your wet-suit on and ready to go at THE START TIME.  Bring goggles, swim cap and flip flops are handy.

Classes are weather dependent.  Please keep an eye on social media for updates.

FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO LEAVE BOOKING TO THE LAST MINUTE PLEASE NOTE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.  PLACES ARE LIMITED

LINK OPEN FROM Thursday April 14th, 8.30pm until Friday May 6th, 8.30pm.

CLICK HERE for Booking Link

 

Tuesdays

Individual Bike Session or Rest Day

Take a rest day or complete the sessions outlined in Cian’s Bike Programs for Tuesdays on Countdown2Tri program.

 

Wednesdays

Club Interval Run Session with Maria

Meet at Top Part on Rock Street in Tralee at the entrance to the Skinny Mile on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. This is an interval session that lasts about an hour. These sessions will run every Wednesday until 1st June 2016. There is no charge and these sessions are only available to members of Tralee Triathlon Club.

After 1st of June, you can follow the program that Maria has provided in Maria’s Run Programs for Wednesdays. Maria will facilitate one additional interval run session on Wednesday 20th July (to make sure we’re not slacking off!).

 

Thursdays

Brick Session with Fran

Bricks are a very important part of triathlon (and duathlon) training. Bricks refer to training on two disciplines during the same workout, one after the other with minimal or no interruption in between, just as you would do in a race. When people talk about bricks they usually refer to a bike/run workout. It is important to fit bricks in here and there in your training plan to get your legs ready for the bike to run transition in triathlon.

 

Fran McElligott is a club member and he will be facilitating club brick sessions on Thursday evenings for the months of May, June and July. Meet at O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk at 6:30pm every Thursday. The brick will consist of a cycle on the Tralee to Fenit route followed by a short run on the Skinny Mile. Distances will gradually increase over the 13 weeks.

 

Fridays

Un-coached Club Swim

With the club endurance swim on Sundays, and technique based swim on Mondays to focus on your swim technique, it is a good idea to include an interval type session on one other day in the week, where you should change between swim speeds and get used to changing gear in a race.

There has traditionally been a gathering of club members who swim on Friday evenings in Fenit, so we are slotting in this interval session to tie in with this informal club swim. It is advised to swim with a group for safety. Meet at Fenit Car park on Friday evenings at 6:30pm throughout the summer. Weather dependent.

 

Saturdays

Park Run Tralee

This is not a club session, however it is highly recommended as part of your preparation for your Sprint or Try-a-Tri race. Park Run is a free, timed 5k run in Tralee Town park. 9am, every Saturday morning.

 

Brick Session with Milosz

These sessions are for those who are preparing for longer distance triathlons and would not be suitable for beginners.  Milosz will be facilitating these sessions for the month of May only. €4 payable to Milozs. Meet at Adams Hyundai dealership on Saturday mornings at 9am. These sessions involve tougher, hillier routes and longer distances. Advised for advanced level only or those preparing for Iron or half-Iron distance triathlons.

 

Triathlon Ireland Transition Workshop

On Saturday 4th of June, Triathlon Ireland Regional Development Officer, Liam Kennedy will facilitate a Transition workshop.

Transitions in a triathlon are often called the fourth event because transition time counts towards total race time. If you transition faster, you’ll race faster.

T1: first transition, from Swim to Bike

T2: second transition from Bike to Run

Liam will take you through what you need to know to get through both T1 and T2 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Time TBC and booking links will be available shortly. Limited places.

 

Beach Bootcamp with Nisus Fitness

Strength and Conditioning is extremely important for all sports and no more so than in Triathlon. The long hours spent on the bike, in the pool and on the road really do take their toll on the body over time. Strength and Conditioning training can provide you with the foundation necessary to sustain your training avoid injury and improve your performance.

The three disciplines that make up a triathlon, swimming, cycling and running are all cyclic in nature, repeating the same movements over and over again. This can often lead to overuse injuries. To address this, we need to improve the overall strength of the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Core stability and also moving the body in different planes of motion and not just linearly which we tend do all of the time in triathlon is important, as well as mobility and flexibility.

The trainers from Nisus Fitness will facilitate 3 sessions over the summer months on Banna Beach.

The dates are:

28th of May
25th June
23rd July

These sessions will take place at 4:30pm on each of the above Saturdays. You will learn routines that you can apply in your own weekly routines to keep you string, flexible and injury free! Great!

 

Club Mini Tri Series

 Well, we are a Triathlon Club, so we want to give our members loads of Triathlon Race practice.

For the last number of years, the club has hosted a ‘Mini Tri Series’. This is a series of 8 races for members of Tralee Triathlon Club.

These will take place this year on every second Tuesday evening during the summer with the exception of the week before our Club Race Landers Sponsors Tri Kingdom Come. On that week, we will have an Olympic Distance Race on Sunday 24th of July, primarily to give everyone a rest in the week leading up to the race, but also to host an Olympic Distance race for those preparing for a Half Iron Distance Triathlon, such as Dublin 70.3 or Lost Sheep triathlons.

These races are training events and there is no charge. Club Members only. All members taking part are expected to take their turn to marshal/volunteer for one race in the series.

The dates for our Mini Tri Series are as follows:

Tuesday 17th May MINI TRI 1 Duathlon 7pm

Tuesday 31st May MINI TRI 2 Aquathon 7pm

Tuesday 14th June MINI TRI 3 Aquabike 7pm

Tuesday 28th June MINI TRI 4 Try-a-Tri Triathlon 7pm

Tuesday 12th July MINI TRI 5 Try-a-Tri & Sprint Triathlon 7pm

Sunday 24th July MINI TRI 6 Olympic Triathlon 10am

Tuesday 9th Aug MINI TRI 7 Try-a-Tri & Sprint Triathlon 6:30pm

Tuesday 23rd Aug MINI TRI 8 Try-a-Tri & Sprint Triathlon 6:30pm

 

Thanks to our Club and Race Sponsorsibike

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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.

Nisus screening form (1)