November Training Update

Training Session Changes

Don’t be too alarmed, we have just made a few small changes that open up our training timetable to everyone across the board. From now on the swim sessions are categorised according to the focus of the swim set rather than ability and are as follows:

  • Monday 5:30am – speed. This is the hard swim session of the week with a speed interval focus. You will need fins and pull buoy.
  • Monday 6:00pm – technique. Focus on improving technique and swimming efficiency. You will need fins, pull buoy and kickboard.
  • Wednesday 5:30am – technique. Focus on improving technique and swimming efficiency. You will need fins, pull buoy and kickboard.
  • Thursday 5:30am – strength. Solid set using paddles and pull buoy to build strength in the water. Bring fins if you are not a confident swimmer.
  • Friday 5:30am – mixed bag. Anything goes! Bring all your swim kit and be prepared for anything.

Tuesday morning running will now have an option for people to meet the group at the training location for the morning’s intervals. We will still have the usual start time of 5:15am which begins with a 20-30 minute easy run and finishes at either the Botanical Gardens, Musgrave Park or back at the start in South Bank. For those that are building up their running fitness or returning from injury or illness the location for the main set is now in the calendar so you can start at the later time of 5:30am and meet the main group at the prescribed location.

If you haven’t been to a run session these are a great way to improve your running fitness. We are able to tailor the set for anyone so even if you are new to running, nervous about coming along or need more rest than others these sessions will work for you.

With the changes to the swim sessions we have returned the cycling session to Friday mornings. This will be a group ride starting from Plenty West End at 5:15am. There will be two groups divided by ability/speed so everyone is welcome. The exception to this is that the first Friday ride on the 4th December there will be only one group and will include the current beginner course participants. If you are new to cycling or a bit nervous this is a great session to get along to. Or if you have been cycling for a while, why not head along and help some people new to cycling find a love for the sport!

Beginners Course

Our latest beginner’s course is almost complete with the group graduating at the Raby Bay Triathlon on the 6th December. We will be running a new course in the New Year starting on the 12th January if you have any friends interested in getting involved. It looks like we will have a good group heading out to race at Raby Bay with Tri Nation running the Tips and Tricks clinic for this round on the Saturday at 3pm.

Christmas

The Christmas party is to be held this year at The Charming Squire in South Bank on Sunday 13th December starting at 3pm. We will be using the $2,000 won at Club Champs towards the party with tickets $15 per person. There is a minimum spend requirement for the venue – hence the $15. Food and drinks will be included with the size of the bar tab dependent on the number of people present. Partners are encouraged to attend. We will need payment prior to the event as we need to confirm numbers to the venue.

Training wise we will still have sessions over the Christmas holidays for you to come along to. There is also an Ironman Hell Week scheduled which runs from the 26th-31st December. The Hell Week has a cycling focus and anyone can come along to join in with the group. Please just ensure your TQ membership is up to date, you have a complete puncture repair kit and take your mobile phone with you as the group will not stay together for the entire ride.

Training Camp

It looks like we will have a full house at the training camp in January so if you are planning on coming make sure you register asap to avoid missing out. Instalment payments can be arranged by emailing us. Full details are online at http://tri-nation.com.au/training/brisbane/triathlon-training-camps/

Athlete Profiles

Congratulations to everyone who was fast enough to enter the Noosa Triathlon for 2016. Those that entered may have been aware that Tri Nation did not appear when you selected your Club in the entry process. We have been advised by WTC who run Noosa Triathlon in addition to Mooloolaba, Luke Harrop and all Ironman events that this is an outdated system and has been replaced with their new system of Athlete Profiles. To ensure you are a Tri Nation club member when you race any of their events you just need to fill in a once off profile at http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/registration/sign-up.aspx#axzz3rh1Z5uCQ. This then becomes your personal membership portal where you can enter any of their events as well as access your past results and other information.

The Ironman club system is still in it’s infancy in Australia but is working well in the States. As it becomes more implemented as a Club we’ll be able to earn points towards certain membership rewards – similar to your supermarket rewards programs.