WORD FROM THE COACHES
Its been just over 3 weeks since the last Gatorade Race in Melbourne, 4 weeks post Ironman Melbourne. How quickly time can fly when you are enjoying it with your family and friends and sleeping more than 8 hours a night!

Our Kona Qualifiers and London Sprint and Olympic Distance World Championship Qualifiers have all started their easy build back into training. While most others are still enjoying their downtime while they can, or slowly starting to come out of hibernation when they realise the scales have ticked over another kilo. 😉

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It has been great though having a laugh and some fun during our April sessions – particularly for those who have trained hard all year round. And we’re seen some interesting things though over the last week, starting with Coach Greg showing athletes how NOT to change to flat tyre, to our human bicycles at Studley Park on Sunday, and Coach Emma showing her skills with strength and stability on a fit ball and athletes showing Coach Greg what a ‘real’ plank is! 🙂  You can check out pictures from our April Training here.

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Our group of athletes coming along to our Group Ride Skills sessions on Tuesday Mornings are learning loads and may just show everyone a thing or two in a few weeks – including safely ‘bumping’ each other on the bike. So keep an eye on the new kids learning from Coaches Ryan and Sarah.

Swim sessions have been fun focused with relays, challenges, drills and more, while at the same time just keeping the body moving. Our swim technique block will start back first week of May, and we encourage everyone to start back with the basics then. If you don’t, you will be playing catch-up.

Our Port Macquarie Ironman Athletes Charlie Nathan, Jeremy Williamson and Tim French have now finished their hard yards of training, with their peak weekends in the bank last week. Port Mac is now just 1.5 weeks away and we can report that they all are looking fantastic for the tough race in Port Mac. We’ll provide details next week on how to follow them online.

Coaches Ollie and Sarah are in QLD for the next 10 days with our Tri Alliance Queensland Squad,  kicking off with their Ironman Cairns Long Course Camp this weekend. They will still be contactable during this time, but may take a little longer to respond to you. If your query is urgent, make sure you call the office 03 96452223.

Tickets for our End Of Season Presentation night are going well, with 50 people already booked in for a great night. We’ve had amazing results and achievements from athletes this year, with awards up for grabs including:

  • Male and Female Short Course Athletes
  • Male and Female Long course Athletes
  • Team Player of the Year
  • Most Improved Athlete
  • New Comer of the Year
  • And the most sought after the John Cornish Memorial Scholarship. Currently held by Marina Jurjevic.

So make sure you purchase your tickets online before 1 May (next Wednesday!).

ANZAC DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY – Reminder that tomorrow is a Public Holiday. The office will be closed and there are no coached sessions. We recommend you check our Tri Alliance Victoria Facebook Page to hook up with athletes. We suggest a nice easy morning ride followed by breakfast.

SPRINT/OLYMPIC DISTANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
A big congratulations to the following athletes on securing a place to represent Australia for the International Triathlon Union World Championships in London this year. Click here for more on the event.

  • Sheridan Brown
  • Lisa MacFarlane
  • Paddy Fitzgerald
  • Lisa Dominquez

 

SESSIONS THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY 27 APRIL – LATTE RIDE

  • STAGE 2 ‐ Port Melbourne > Ricketts Point (OR) Mordialloc Return
  • Meet: Port Melbourne Lifesaving Club (not West Beach Bathers Pavillion)
  • Time: 8.00am roll out
  • Distance/s:
    Rickets Point, 40km, (pace 20-25km/hr)
    Mordialloc, 55km, (pace 25-30km/hr)
  • Latte: Ricketts Point Beachside Cafe (half way point)

SUNDAY 28 APRIL – FUNDAY! 1000 STEPS RSVP’S REQUIRED!
Join Coach Darren in his ‘own backyard’ and challenge yourself with his infamous 1000 steps session! Only a short drive from the CBD, a great chance to enjoy the fresh air of the Dandenongs! Finish with a hot breakfast (cost $8) at Coach Darren’s house. Each year athletes rave about this session – and their legs hated them afterwards, but everyone had the best fun while challenging themselves. If you have never done the 1000 Steps – here’s your chance!

  • 1000 STEPS—FERNTREEGULLY
  • Time: 8.15 for a 8.30am start
  • Meet: Carpark off MountDandenong Tourist Route. (via BurwoodHwy)
  • Breakfast: Postsession @ Coach Darren’s.
  • RSVP’s a MUST: CLICK HERE to RSVP

Check out our April Training Timetable for full details on session during our Recovery and Transition Month (April).

 

END OF SEASON PRESENTATION NIGHT- ONE WEEK BEFORE TICKETS CLOSE!
The biggest night of the year is our End of Season Presentation Night and this year the date has been set for SATURDAY 11 MAY 2013. In what is touted as THE Social Event of the year, it’s one you won’t want to miss! Invite your friends, parters, family – the more the merrier. Big questions this year – Who will be this years John Cornish Scholarship holder? Who will win the ‘Zoolander Award’? Invites going out next month – so keep an eye out! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY! RSVP STRICTLY BY 1 MAY

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LORNE WINTER TRAINING CAMP – 60% SOLD, DON’T WAIT!

We are excited already about this years Winter Triathlon Training Camp. Held every year over the Queens Birthday Weekend (7-10 June 2013) in Lorne. And we have some exciting developments and additions to this years camp that we can’t wait to share with you.  CLICK HERE to read more and to book your place!

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CYCLING SKILLS & TECHNIQUE COURSE – ONLY 2 PLACES REMAIN!

Are you in need of better cycling skills and technique? It’s now the off season and that means its time to make big improvements in your cycling. Tri Alliance has designed a beginner – intermediate 6 week specific program that will have you feeling more confident and technically efficient on the bike. Limited to just 15 riders, with 60% capacity already. CLICK HERE to learn more and reserve your place.

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BEGINNER RUN TECHNIQUE COURSE – ONLY 10 PLACES AVAILABLE!

Would you like to improve your running technique and efficiency? It’s now the off season and that means its time to make big improvements in your running. Tri Alliance Victoria has designed a beginner specific program that will have you running  more efficiently in 6 weeks. CLICK HERE to learn more and to reserve your place.
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NEW TRI ALLIANCE VICTORIA FACEBOOK PAGE
Please be aware that we now have a NEW Facebook Page specifically for athletes in Victoria. This page will now be used for any training updates, information, communication. Any questions, comments etc around training in Victoria should also be posted on this page. Click here to make sure you keep up to date with whats happening around the squad.

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GIANT FEMALE ‘ENVIE’ ROAD BIKEGiant Envie
This bike is at the top of its game in road bike stacks and is the envy of female riders. Giant have been able to produce this super slick road bike at a fantastic price and our fantastic partners Bicycles Inc have come to the party on a better than RRP deal for Tri Alliance athletes!

  • Envie Advanced  1, RRP $3599, TA Price $2880
  • Envie Advanced  2, RRP; $2799, TA Price $2250

See the bike in action here. Or contact Bicycles Incfor more info.

UPCOMING EVENTS OPEN
With goal setting completed, we hope that most athletes have now locked in their race plans for the season. It’s important for your direction and focus in training, but also because entries for races open well in advance now and you have to be organised. Here are just a few that are open that we are focusing on this season:

  • RUN MELBOURNE Sunday 21 July. 5km, 10km, 21.1km. Click here for more info.
  • MELBOURNE MARATHON Sunday 13 October. 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km. Click here for more info.
  • YARRAWONGA MULTI-SPORTS FESTIVAL 19 & 20 Oct. Sprint & Olympic Distance. Click herefor more info. (early bird special).

 

GIANT TRINITY SL TT BIKE FOR SALE!Giant Trinity
Looking for a new TT bike at a great price? Ironman Athlete Sam Hume is selling his TT Bike, so check out if this is for you!

  • Size is SMALL (I’m 178cm)
  • Fully serviced, with new chain and has not be ridden since.
  • Used into the lead up to Kona 2012.
  • Elbow pad extensions (shifting the pads back about 8cm) and my preferred tires (Continental GP4000s in excellent condition) are the only deviations from the off the shelf bike. The wheels have done about 400km, all in races.
  • Click here for more details on the specs.

Contact Sam Hume to negotiate price and for more details: schume@yahoo.com

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