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Category Archives: Training

Run Technique Workshop

Run with Maria “Good day for ducks!” as they say. It was a cold and wet morning at An Ríocht but that didn’t stop our brave souls from coming out to do the second running technique workshop of the year with our club  running coach Maria O’Keeffe McCarthy. Maria is only fresh off winning the National Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships Women’s 3000m event. She must be doing something right 🙂 Drills After a few laps of the facilities to warm up we took Read More...

Primed Coaching Triathlon Camp

Triathlon Camp Weekend Oliver Harkin of Primed Coaching  made it down from Newry to our little corner of the country last Friday for what turned out to be a very enjoyable weekend.  We based the triathlon training camp out of Fenit Parish Hall with the swim sessions taking place in Tralee Sports Complex. Friday Oliver started with an introductory talk and showed us how even the professionals make the odd mistake in transition every now and again. Then it was straight into a body Read More...

Bike Maintenance Workshop

Bike Maintenance Workshop On Sunday afternoon we gathered at the band hall in Garvery’s carpark for a workshop on bike maintenance givenby Dick McElligot of Kingdom CC. Targeted at those who knew little or nothing about basic bike maintenance, the talk was nevertheless extremely informative and packed with great tips, helped along by Dicks vast experience and humorous delivery. The talk covered a wide range of topics in great detail, including: Cleaning your bike Changing a tire How to use CO2 canisters Replacing handlebar tape Bike fit Safety/Security Read More...

Strength & Conditioning Phase II

Max Strength Phase What are we doing in this block of Tralee Triathlon Club’s Strength & Conditioning classes with Nisus Fitness?  Joe O’Connor explains all. Joe O’Connor instructing on correct form. “This phase is the Max Strength phase and the area that so many endurance athletes overlook or even fear. Most endurance athletes are comfortable lifting light weights in an attempt to increase muscular endurance. I often pose the question, “Do you think lifting those little weights for 20 reps is somehow going to represent Read More...

Strength & Conditioning

Our first phase of the Strength & Conditioning classes with Joe O’Connor and his team at Nisus Fitness is now nearly complete.  I’m sure that we all want to give a big thanks to Joe for introducing us to the “Prowler”. That’s sarcasm by the way 🙂 Obviously a before photo! Anatomical Adaptation The first 6 weeks of training was titled the Anatomical Adaptation phase where the focus was on preparing the ligaments, tendons and muscles for future training intensities. (more…) Read More...

Intermediate/Advanced Training Launch

Exciting Times Ahead! Impressive turnout for the launch of our training plan for the coming year for our club’s intermediate and advanced triathletes. It just shows how the club is going from strength to strength. There were quiet a few new faces in the audience and we hope to be welcoming a new influx of members soon. Our Chairperson Annie has put in a huge effort and amount of time to pull all of this together and she deserves credit for doing Read More...