WORD FROM THE COACHESMSAC Swim
Things are starting to heat up on the training front – just as the weather starts to get colder!

We have had a great start to our Beginner Transition Triathlon Swim Session on Tuesday Mornings so far. This session is aimed at assisting athletes improve their swimming in a smaller group environment and Coaches Ryan and Des will be heading up these sessions. So if you are a beginner swimmer – make sure you get along. 6.00am Tuesday Mornings, MSAC.

Our double session Tuesday/Thursday’s are back, which means we have more sessions on offer. So whether you do the double session, or come along to the morning sessions because you can’t do evenings, either way – make sure you get along. Remember – the hardest part is making the decision the get out of bed, the rest will take care of itself. So be organised, plan the night before and set your alarm. Make the decision to commit and you will.

In regards to our Tuesday Night Windtrainer sessions – these are becoming more popular with over 40 athletes attending this session. Tri Alliance only have a limited number of windtrainers to hire (approx 15) and so if you don’t have one, we cannot guarantee there will be one available when you arrive. If you have been considering purchasing a windtrainer, now might be a good time to start looking to ensure your training isn’t interrupted. Bicycles Inc have provided a deal (included below) on purchasing a new windtrainer – make sure you check it out or contact them about any other options they may have for you.

In July we will be adding another session to our training timetable – Monday Night beginner run sessions at Albert Park. So keep an eye out for details on this. The July Training Timetable will be updated this week.

In preparation for the Solomon Trail Run at Studley Park next weekend, all runs THIS SUNDAY will be from Fairfield Boathouse. Great chance to familiarise yourself with trail running, and build your strength and endurance in the hills. Stronger athletes = faster athletes! We’ll finish the run with a group breakfast post run at the Fairfield Boathouse – and all reports from the local athletes say it’s worth coming to!

SOLOMON TRAIL RUN – STUDLEY PARK, NEXT WEEKEND
Sunday 30 June is the first Race of the Solomon Trail Run Series. This event is scheduled as part of our training that weekend, with distances to suit all levels – 5km, 11km and 15km. We recommend all athletes put this event on their calendar and why not encourage some of your friends/family to join in our come along and watch. We will have the TA TAJ at the venue and breaky afterwards.

UPCOMING TRIATHLON TRAINING CAMPS
We are in the final planning stages of our remaining triathlon training camps for the 2013/2014 season – so stay tuned for details to come. With the amazing feedback we received from our Winter Triathlon Training Camp, we’ve set a high bench mark this year and we can’t wait to outline what we have in store!

SWIM TIME TRIALS NEXT WEEKSwim Stroke Pool!
Yes – it has actually been 6 weeks already since our last swim time trials. Please ensure you are aware of the following times/sessions for Swim Time Trials next week:

NORTHCOTE:
Monday 6.00am – easy recovery swim
Wednesday 6.00am – Swim time trials. 500m short course, 1000m long course
Friday 6.00am – endurance recovery swim or sleep in. 🙂

MSAC:
Monday 7.00pm – easy recovery swim, intermediate/advanced
Tuesday 6.00am – Beginner Swim Time Trials. This is for anyone who swims Tuesday Morning, OR in lane 9 on a Wednesday Night.
Wednesday 5.45am – Top Advanced Swim Time Trial. This is for those top 5-6 athletes in the advanced lane (Matty, Pete, Brett, Dan etc) those around 1.30min/100m. These athletes must be ready to be in the pool no later than 5.45am
Wednesday 6.00am – Top Intermediate. Everyone else who swims middle lane or front of lane 9 on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday 7.30pm – Low intermediate. Those who swim lanes 7&8 on Wednesday Night, or lowest of Wednesday Morning.
Friday 6.00am – endurance recovery swim or sleep in. 🙂
*If you are unsure of which Swim TT to attend please contact the office on 9645 2223.

Swim and run results from our last time trial have been posted. You can find them by logging into the members area here under ‘Programs-Training’ (not online programs) names TIME TRIAL RESULTS 2013.

OLD TRI GEAR WANTED Coach Ray Pic
Tri Alliance Queensland Coach Ray is lending a hand to the Samoan Community (his birth place) on getting people into the sport of triathlon. And this is where you can help. Coach Ray is looking for any old tri gear or swimming toys etc that you may have lying around but no longer use – and could go to a good home to kids in Somoa. He is sending a few boxes back home next week, so if you have anything you would like to donate, please bring and give to Sarah this Thursday PM run session at The Tan, or Sunday’s Run at Fairfield.
Click here to read TA QLD Coach Ray’s mission in helping Samoan Triathletes quest for Tri Alliance QLD.

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST ATHLETES
Since we have started our Winter Training block in May, we have had a number of new athletes join the team to help them reach their personal and racing goals. Welcome to our newest athletes:
Stephanie Bradbury – her face may be familiar to some as she works at MSAC 🙂
Alix Muir-Smith – joining our large list of athletes for the Melbourne Marathon, along with Gatorade Races
Tim Cole – an accountant by trade, a triathlete in the making
Jake Power – jumped on board for the benefits of group training sessions and coaching guidance
Jodie Prestt – after winning pro for a day last year Jodie has joined us to improve her Gatorade races.
Alex Thompson – taking on long course this year
Matthew Fox – preparing himself for his first Ironman at IM Melbourne
Jarrod Baird – looking to improve over Olympic Distance races
Ellie Stubbs – back from injury and ready to improve in the Gatorade Series.
Matthew Green – returning after a stint and preparing for IM WA for his best result yet.
Scott Memery – training on line in preparation for Ironman Melbourne
Cameron McConville – juggling his work with the V8 Supercars and prepare for Melbourne Ironman
Janet Miller – will join the team at Northcote for her winter campaign
Andrew (Andy) Peters – already shown plenty of improvement in only 6 weeks, and plenty more to come!

BEST WISHESChris Ormston
Our well wishes are being sent to a favourite Tri Alliance athlete Chris Ormston and his equally popular wife Genevieve. They made the tough decision to leave Melbourne to board the plane back to Perth for 6 odd months before Chris takes up a role in Germany. A fantastic opportunity for them both, but a big loss for the Tri Alliance Family.
The guys enjoyed a night out on the town last Friday Night as their last hooray, and we hear that the dance floor was rocking until all hours of the morning!
We wish you both all the happiness and hopefully see you racing in Europe at some stage Chris! 🙂

SAN FRANSISCO MARATHONSan Fran Mara
A big congratulations to Juliet Vermeulen on finishing her 5th Marathon at the San Fransisco Marathon on the weekend in a time of 3:52 – beating her goal time of 4hours. ‘I officially never want to see another hill in my life!‘- Juliet posted after her race.
For anyone who has been to San Fran, you will know and feel Juliet’s pain – the city is far from flat!

Well done Jules on a top effort, enjoy the rest of your break with Peet and see you both when you return for your build to Ironman Western Australia!

 

LONG COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE REPORTAdam Murone
By Adam Murone
On arrival into France about 5 days prior to the race, the weather was fine, sunny and 18C and the countryside was beautiful.  Belfort is in the North East of France near the Swiss border and T-Shirt and shorts only required once arriving on the train. After settling into the Australian Team hotel, I quickly worked out that the weather was highly changeable and the forecast for the next 4 days leading up to the race was cold and wet, maximum temperatures around 9C – 11C and rain on most days.  Things just got interesting…. Click here to continue reading…


LONG SLEEVE RUNNING TEESLong-Sleeve-Running-Top-Back

Our athletes attending this years Lorne Triathlon Training Camp were excited to find out they would be the first ones in our Long Sleeve Running Tees – and they look and feel awesome! We’re already distributed over 80 of these tees at the camp and pre sales, so if you want one make sure you jump online and purchase – as they will go quick!
Click here to order online today! (remember FREE shipping for the month of June!)

 

FREE SHIPPING – ENDS THIS MONTH!
Make sure you finalise any of your Tri Alliance Clothing orders by the end of this month as we are offering FREE Shipping on all orders (includes clothing only – excluding all other products)
CLICK HERE to browse online and order today!
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WINTER TRY-the-TRI BEGINNER TRIATHLON PROGRAM
Starting Monday 8 July – what better way to get your friends involved in triathlon! :)

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BODY IMAGE IN TRIATHLON RESEARCH – PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
Body image My name is Susie Romanis and I am a student at the University of Ballarat, completing my Postgraduate studies in Psychology.  I am conducting a study that is focusing on triathletes, and factors that may be related to body image satisfaction/dissatisfaction in triathletes. I am completing this study under the supervision of Dr Shaun Watson, from the University of Ballarat.

I would like to invite individuals who are aged 18 and over and who participate in triathlons to take part in this study.

Your participation will be anonymous and no identifying information will be asked of you. You will be provided with a link which will take you to an invitation to participate in an online questionnaire, which will explain the questionnaire in more detail. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please CLICK HERE for more information and to complete.

Thanks for taking the time to consider participating.
Susie Romanis

PSPC Info Evening


WITSUP SCHOLARSHIP AMBASSADOR – SUPPORTED BY LIV/GIANT

One for the Ladies – Our friends at LIVGiant are again supporting the Witsup Scholarship Ambassador for the 2013/2014 Season. This is an amazing opportunity for a female to be supported in her triathlon endeavors for the upcoming season. Click to read more and get your applications in. And why wouldn’t you – it’s valued at over $18,000!! (that’s a lot of triathlon gear!) :) 

LivGiant

IN NEED OF A WINDTRAINER?? WANT TO TRAIN WITH POWER??
As sessions become busier, Tri Alliance will only have a limited number of windtrainers for hire at sessions. And we have already had sold out sessions over the past couple of weeks. So avoid the disappointment of missing out on a quality session by getting your hands on your own windtrainer. The boys from  BICYCLES INC. have a great special on the quality Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. And if you are wanting to upgrade it with POWER, add the KURT INRIDE for just $200! The cheapest indoor power meter out there. Click here to learn more. So contact the Boys at BICYCLES INC. get your hands on one! 

 BicyclesInc WT Special

UPCOMING RACES & EVENTS

Solomon Trail Run Series Race 1: Sunday 30 June
Gold Coast Marathon: Sunday 7 July – Sean Helmot
Run Melbourne: Sunday 21 July – 10km and Half Marathon.


TRAINING THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY 22 JUNE – ROAD RIDES
We will have a few ride options this weekend. If you are unsure on where you should ride, please contact the office on 9645 2223 and chat to one of our Coaches.

RIDE 1: LIV GIANT FEMALE BEGINNER RIDE
Type: Flat ride for female beginner riders
Distance: 40km. If wanting to progress, start or finish with a ride to Port Melbourne and back (50km)
Meet: Cafe Racer
Departure: 7.30am
Post Ride Coffee: The Great Provider

RIDE 2: STUDLEY PARK HILLS– BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE
Type: Strength endurance ride for beginner & intermediate riders
Distance/s: 50-75km
Meet: Studley Park Boathouse, 1 Boathouse Road, Kew
Departure: 6.50am for a 7.00am start
Post Ride Coffee: Studley Park Boathouse

RIDE 3: DANDENONGS – SEASONED/ADVANCED ATHLETES
Last chance this month to ride in the Dandenongs before we change locations!
Type: Hill strength endurance ride
Distance/s:
~ 3-3.5hrs Intermediate Sprint/Olympic
~ 3.5-4hrs Adv Short Course, Half Ironman
~ 4hrs IM Busselton
~ 4.5hrs Kona
Meet: Wantirna Mall Carpark. 621 Boronia Road Wantirna.
Departure: 7.00am. (briefing at 6.55am) Note earlier start time!
Details: Group will head to Montrose, climbing up Mountain Hwy to SkyHigh, then back down to Sassafras. Further details on which rides athletes will complete will be provided at briefing. Don’t miss your last chance to tackle the Dandenongs before we relocate!
Post Ride Coffee: King Bean Cafe, Shop 7 Wantirna Mall. Or make sure you bring post ride nutrition for your drive home.

SUNDAY 23 JUNE – STRENGTH ENDURANCE TRAIL RUN
Fairfield Boathouse – ONLY, No run from MSAC

  • Meet: Fairfield Boathouse Carpark
  • Time: 7.50am for briefing. Run will start immediately after briefing
  • Distance/s: Will vary based on level 10-15+kms. Full details will be provided.
  • Post Run Coffee: Fairfield Boathouse Carpark

Happy Training,
Team Tri Alliance

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