triathlon training

September Newsletter

Triathlon Training Brisbane and Gold Coast

triathlon training brisbaneOur first couple of races of the season have been completed in the TQ duathlon, Challenge Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast 70.3. Next we have Moreton Bay on October 12th followed by the first QTS triathlon race at Robina on October 19th. From there we head to Noosa, QTS at Kawana Waters and then Hervey Bay 100 on November 23rd.

To help get ready for these events this month at training is a speed endurance focus.  So that means longer efforts at around 80-85% of your maximum and also incorporating some change of pace work in there.  Next month we move into the sessions where we are doing shorter and more intense efforts to finalise the preparation to peak for November.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

triathlon training brisbaneThe new Gold Coast aquatic centre at Southport opened this month which is great for our Gold Coast members.  Renovated to the tune of $41 million dollars with 2 x 50m pools, a 25m pool, gymnasium, recovery spas and café our members have some of the best facilities to train at in Australia.

We often have Gold Coast members training in Brisbane so we would love to see some Brisbane members visit the Gold Coast to experience what it has to offer.  Our next combined session for Brisbane and Gold Coast members will be a ride to Beechmont on Saturday October 18th which will start and finish from the new pool.

Along with the new facilities at QUT in the City, Tri Nation members have access to the best facilities in South East Qld to train at.  There are no other triathlon squads that train at either venue which gives members an advantage already over their competitors.

Shoes Feet Gear Run Technique Course

Our next run technique course with Shoes Feet Gear starts on Thursday Oct 2nd.  Many of our squad members have completed these courses in the past and gained a lot of benefit from doing so.  Led by expert running biomechanist Jaryd Grantham this 6 week course is all about improving your run efficiency and therefore times on race day. Head to to register.

Scody Uniforms

scodyThe first Scody order of the new Tri-Nation uniforms has been closed so we could get them in time for Noosa.  We will be doing another order before the end of the year through the on line shop at Scody.

You’ll notice to coaches are in their new polo shirts now so we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone in the new uniforms when they arrive.

Tri Nation Online

Our new Tri Nation online website is now live . The online triathlon programming through personalised programs and generic programs is an area we have been doing for a while now and something that we wish to expand on.

In the coming weeks we will be releasing generic programs for all the major long course events in Australasia for 2015.  These will cover beginner, intermediate and advanced 12 and 16 week programs specific to the relevant courses.

All personalised programs for on line clients will be written by head coach Mark Turner and Craig Percival.  Craig owns and runs the Aqua Shop in Melbourne with his wife Lindell and has been an online coach for a number of years now.  He has been involved in triathlon for over 20 years as an athlete, coach, retailer and product supplier.

Craig is quite an accomplished athlete with 4 x Kona Hawaii IM finishes and an IM PB of 9.02.  He is also the course record holder for days 1 & 2 at Ultraman Canada and at the end of November he will be competing in the World Ultraman Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

We would also like to announce that Tri Nation will be the official coaching provider for Ultraman Australia to be held in Noosa next year. Held over 8, 9 and 10 May right in the heart of Noosa this will be an epic event in an amazing location.  To be the official coaching partner for the inaugural Ultraman Australia is a huge thrill and something that we are really looking forward to.