Tralee Triathlon Club Lecture Series – Lecture 2 – Sports Nutrition

Sólás Building, IT Tralee – 20th February @ 8:00pm

Operation Transformation’s in-house dietician Aoife Hearne comes to town this February in conjunction with Tralee Triathlon Club!

For the first time, Tralee Triathlon Club are teaming up with Aoife to give a talk on all things nutrition with the athlete in mind.

This talk is open to all members of the public on Thursday the 20th of February at the Solus Building, IT Tralee at 8pm.

Aoife’s personal experience in athletics gives her a unique understanding of athletes, the pressures of training at a high level and an appreciation of the importance of an appropriate diet in assisting peak performance..

Tralee Triathlon Club has over 100 members and is continuing to expand as the sport increase in popularity. This is just one of a number of talks the club has lined up for the coming season. The club believes that sports nutrition will help to get the most from your training. This in turn will allow you to train harder for longer, stay well, stay more focused and help in the prevention of over training and overuse injuries.

So why not start Spring with a talk on sports nutrition this February and join Tralee Triathlon Club for an evening that will teach you how to become more nutritionally aware.

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  • Classification of injuries
  • General effects of injuries
  • Prevention of injuries
  • Physical condition
  • Basic principles of running
  • Stretching
  • Specific Sporting Injuries
  • Nutrition

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It was a fantastic confidence boost and made me understand that the only limits were those that I placed upon myself. All of the training was leading up to the first Tralee International Marathon and it was within my sights. Then I got injured with three weeks to go. I had put in all of the training and had even completed the last long run, 21 miles! All that was left to do was my lap of honour on the big day. I was, needless to say, gutted. Continue reading Beginner Sprint Member Profile

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My first experience of a triathlon was three years ago watching on the sidelines. My sister was participating in her first triathlon. I was cheering the athletes as they passed and taking their photo. Swimming is my strongest discipline, but I couldn’t run or haven’t been on a bike in years. At that point, I never dreamed that I would ever be able to participate myself.

The following two years my dad and I decided to compete as a relay team. I swam and he did the cycle and run. As I emerged from the water after the 750m swim I couldn’t wait to pass over the timing chip. My part was over. Continue reading Try-A-Tri Member Profile

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