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WEEKLY TRANSITION 18th OCTOBER 2016 – SWIM, BIKE, RUN, READ

1. WORD FROM THE COACHES

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This Sunday was runday as thousands of people took part in the Melbourne Marathon Festival. A course which took in many parts of the city wound up with a finishing lap of the MCG. We had over 30 athletes racing across all distances and are so happy and chuffed to see so many smiling faces before and after their race. From the Marathon, the half, 10k and 5.7k there were personal bests a plenty and some huge goals achieved. We mentioned Sergii last week and are so pleased to say that he got his goal of a sub 3hr Marathon in testing conditions that everyone experienced. His race didn’t quite go accordingly to plan but the consistency and strength built over the past year working toward this race meant he could dig deep into his reserves and produce his fastest 6k right at the end and get that elusive target. Well done and enjoy your rest! In other highlights the Ballarat crew smashed out some very impressive times en-route to their 21.1k half with Jonney Yeates getting inside the top 30 with a fast 1:17. The 10k and 5.7k was a fast affair too with Ryan Budgie getting sub 40 in the 10k. Congratulations to everyone who raced and look out on social media over the next week as we highlight and share some of the stories behind the event.

For full results follow this link.

2. FALLS CREEK SUMMER TRAINING CAMP

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Our Falls Creek altitude camp is back and even bigger this year spanning the end of December and into January. This 12 day camp open to all athletes is flexible having a daily rate enabling you to manage your busy New Year schedule.

At $99 per day including accommodation and training this is great value and staying at the Geelong Ski Club lodge gives fantastic access to the surrounding rides and trail runs.

We have only 15 SPOTS AVAILABLE at the lodge so get your spot reserved. For more information and booking go to the Tri Shop below.

3. TRI-ALLIANCE STRAVA CLUB

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Are you a member of our Strava Club? Upload your data, see what others are doing and give Kudos to others in their training.

Weekly leader boards and training session details can be analysed for those with a data nerd head going on – and that is many of us! Your Garmin data can be automatically synchronized across so no hassles or manually uploads.

To join the club select the image below or select this link.

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4. HELL WEEK

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Many members look forward to the annual Hell Week and it is only just around the corner….We can confirm that Hell Week will be from the 17th December through to the 24th December. A full 8 days of a ride, run and swim everyday (if you can!).

This is a specific training spike replacing normal sessions starting each morning with a ride, a run off the bike followed by an open water swim. Distances are set according to abilities but the key is to see if you can do some everyday – this may be a 40k ride a 2k run and a short swim but that is fine and you’ll be much stronger and ready for the bulk of the season post Christmas. More details will be released nearer the time but get it in your diary.

5. TRY THE TRI – STARTS THIS SATURDAY!

If you have friends or family wanting to get into the sport we all love so much then we have the program just for them. In signing up as a first timer to the Gatorade Series or Race 1 at Elwood qualifies them for a free 6 weeks training with us. Select the image below for more information and registrations for the course.

Come down on Saturday morning from 9:30am to welcome in the new crew and wish them well in the journey to their first race. Remember we were all there at one point.

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6. NEW TRI ALLIANCE TRISUITS

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DELIVERY UPDATE: We have been informed that these suits should be ready next week in time for Noosa so if you have not ordered get in quick.

The Tri Alliance Trisuit for 2016 is the best ever!  And by the number of pre-orders taken with names across the back you want it now!

Production is currently underway so if you wanted your name on it and didn’t get the order in unfortunately you missed the boat. We have spent months on developing this suit with several samples and extensive testing to make sure both the quality, comfort and usability of the suit is of the highest priority.

We have opted for the long sleeve suit this year for a number of reasons,

  • Sun protection,
  • Better aerodynamics with golf ball pattern arms for less drag,
  • No rub points under arms.

What makes this suit so good you ask?

  • Full length zip with half jersey design.  No Need to take the suit off if doing number ones,
  • Option to wear as short only if top half is rolled up and tucked into short,
  • Zip pocket with 2 x mesh pockets either side for gels or gel holders,
  • Mesh panels for better breathability and cooling
  • Form fitting suit that you can wear swim, bike or run with comfort and no restriction.
  • Suit weight is under 200g

7. TIMETABLE UPDATES

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Race season is almost here for many so much more racey sets will be in sessions as well as building runs off the bike and open water swimming. Make sure you check the timetable and ensure you are well prepared to push yourself.

SWIM

  • Mondays at MSAC continue at 6:15pm with 3 lanes available for all and 2 coaches
  • Wednesdays at MSAC continue at 5:45am with 3 lanes available for all and 2 coaches
  • Fridays at MSAC now have 3 lanes at 5:45am available for all again with 2 coaches.
  • St Michaels Swims will be returning from Monday 24th October with sessions on a Monday and Wednesday at 7pm and will be primarily focused on our new Try the Tri crew. We shall chat with relevant athletes regards who should be attending these sessions in due course. Do ask if you have any questions.

BIKE

  • Thursday morning hotlaps at 545am and all with time trial bikes should be on them.
  • LAPS SAFETY NOTE: On the subject of our laps session around Albert Park we have been aware of a number of accidents that have happened at one particular corner and want to highlight this. Most have been outside of our training group but we still wanted to mention it. The corner in question is the left hand bend onto the pit straight (anti-clockwise direction). Keeping off the painted lines especially in the wet is important and even when dry taking this too fast or too tight can be dangerous. Please be aware and treat this (and all sections of the circuit with respect).
  • Saturday’s ride will be rolling from Elwood at 6:30am with various distances accordingly to race and ability.
  • Long course riders this will be your long ride with a run off the bike.
  • Short course this is your combo set beginning with a race specific ride followed by run and swim. We will also be starting to practice transitions with racks so T1 and T2 are smooth and fast as possible. Bring everything to this session.

RUN

  • Sunday runs in October will be at either Fairfield (trail running) or Elwood both at 8am for all athletes.

8. UPCOMING RACES

RACE DAY SUPPORT – WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU

For all the following races we will have coaching support with you at the race venue on the day, some days leading up to and where possible race day tents. We are committed to the success and enjoyment of our athletes so want to help in any way we can. Last year Coach Ollie traveled to many races giving last minute tips and confidence boosters to those racing which was greatly received and helped many athletes.

All Gatorade races, plus;
Noosa, Challenge Shepparton, IM Busso/70.3, Ballarat 70.3, Geelong 70.3, Challenge Melbourne, IM Port Mac/70.3, IM NZ/70.3 and IM Cairns/70.3
KEY RACE FACEBOOK GROUPS
As well as support on race day we have created a number of Facebook groups for some key races so you can hook up and know who else is training for the same event. Banter, training tips, meeting points and social interaction are all welcome!
STATE SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Fancy becoming the State Series Champion? Triathlon Victoria has recently released their races and information regards this competition. The Victorian Triathlon State Series is designed to encourage and reward both our affiliated clubs and individual members to race more often and across the variety of multisport disciplines and triathlon distances
Fore more on this, detailing when and where click this link.

GATORADE TRIATHLON SERIES – For Gatorade Races this season you’ll get a 20% discount which for the series equates to an $88 saving! GATORADE TRIATHLON SERIES – ENTRIES NOW OPEN FIRST RACE NOVEMBER 27th

CHALLENGE SHEPPARTON – ENTRIES OPEN NOW for Nov 13th 2016.

CHALLENGE MELBOURNE ENTRIES OPEN NOW for APRIL 9th 2017 – Get in now and plan your season with the final Victorian domestic long course race of the season.

ACTIVE TRISERIES – More Short Course Racing options available in the SoleMotive Series. ENTRIES OPEN NOW

ADVENTURETHON – Fancy something different then check out the Anglesea event over the 3rd and 4th December 2016. Ride, run, swim, mountain bike, kayak. Entries and info here.

SUFFERFESTS – Mount Martha, Ngambie and Warnambool for the 2016/17 season are hosting ever popular events from enticer to half distance. Check out the links for more info.

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Safe and Happy Training

Team Tri-Alliance

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