WORD FROM THE COACHES
We have seen most athletes now slowly start getting back into a normal training routine after enjoying a good few weeks down time to refresh both the mind and body. This is an important part of the training program.
Remember that when you do start to get back into training, your body will take time to adjust to exercise/training again, so leave the Garmin’s at home and simply jump on the bike or pull on the runners and go by feel. Don’t stress about pace or time – your body will tell you how it feels – not the watch.
Next week is officially our first week of our Base Winter Training Program. Details regarding programming, training etc will be provided separately to athletes. So make sure you have completed our Athlete Race Plans Survey to ensure you receive this information.
This Saturday Night we celebrate our Athletes achievements from the 2013/2014 Season, with some big awards up for grabs. We look forward to announcing the winners of our awards – including our Prestigious John Cornish Memorial Scholarship. Purchase your tickets online if you have yet to get yours!
While we are all celebrating the night away, athlete Rohan Belmore is racing Ironman Port Macquarie on Sunday. Rohan, who owns and runs Xtreme Fitness Australia, has done as much work as his body will allow him leading into this event, suffering debilitating knee injuries from years of football. But after not being able to complete Ironman Melbourne last year, he has returned to complete one final Ironman before he retires from the distance. We wish Rohan well in what is a popular and fantastic race to be a part of.
We also want to wish LIDIA URSINI and her team all the best in the Oxfam Trail Walk. The girls will commence the event this Friday morning and have set themselves a target to finish the 100km gruelling course in 26hours – yes you read right!
A word from Lidia: OXFAM Trailwalker is about tackling 100km of Australian bush within 48 hours as a team of four 3 Girls & a Princess which is made up of Lidia Ursini, Juliet Cooper, Diana Angelini & Carolyn O’Brien. As a team, we had a fundraising Target of $5,000 and with very generous family and friends to date we have raised in excess of $6,200 which will make a massive difference to help overcome poverty and injustice around the world.
On Friday May 2 our Start time is 8am at Jells Park and we will be making our way through to Wesburn to cross the finish line with help from an amazing support Crew Stan (Coach & Number 1 Support person!!), Dale Robinson and the lovely Justine Marshall-Owens. These guys will be at our service throughout the whole event as according to Trailwalker rules you can’t compete unless you have a support crew.
If you want to track our progress all you need to do is click on our teamspace link here.
Best of luck to the girls and their support crew!
FINAL CHANCE TO PURCHASE PRESENTATION NIGHT TICKETS!
Ticket sales close TODAY for our End of Season Presentation night! If you are yet to get yours we ask you to by COB TODAY. We already have just over 100 athletes, friends and family locked in – so if you haven’t got yours yet – don’t wait or you will miss out! Purchase your tickets online here
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
- ATHLETE TEAM MEETING # 1 THURS 22nd MAY
- LORNE CAMP 6th – 9th JUNE
- ADVANCED WINTER CAMP APOLLO BAY 1st -3rd Aug
- PRE SEASON CAMP 12th-14th Sept
- MORE DATES TO COME…
ATHLETE TEAM MEETING THURS 22 MAY
After our Recovery and Transition Phase in April, most athletes will start to get back into a routine and begin their base technique phase for the 2014/2015 Tri Season.
Tri Alliance regularly holds Athlete Team Meetings, and it is highly encouraged for all athletes to attend and will cover areas such as:
– Outline of training and training principles
– Our winter training timetable
– Training and Program changes/improvements for the coming up this season
– Break out groups for specific athletes: Beginners, Short Course, Half Ironman, Ironman
– Q&A panel with our Coaches
– Finger food and drinks provided
RSVP’s Essential: Click to RSVP
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
A big congratulations goes to the following athletes on securing a place to represent Australia for the International Triathlon Union World Championships in Edmonton, Canada this year.
Sprint Distance: Mark Skilton, Sarah Lausberg, Caroline Houston, Geoff Houston (also part of the Presidents Team)
Olympic Distance: Will Pullin, Emma Oliver, Hendrick Zimmet, Catherine Allison
Also Long Course World Championship Qualifiers
Half IM World Champs: Catherine Allison
Ironman World Champs: Marina Jurjevic, Brett Archbold, Ollie Allan, Trent Harlow, Cameron McConville
“I thought it was incredible. I thought it was well-run, challenging, well-timed, well-planned. I think all of the coaches worked really hard on preparing an amazing experience. I loved it and would do it again in a heartbeat.” – Anonymous 2013
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TECHNIQUE SPECIFIC PROGRAM’S
- Swim Stroke Correction: SOLD OUT
Stay tuned for a new course starting in Mentone!!
- Cycle Skills: SOLD OUT
- Run Technique: Commencing Sunday 11 May. Limited to 10 places. Click for more information and to reserve your place.
- Strength & Conditioning: Currently seeking expressions of interest in a 6 week Strength & Conditioning Program with our Head S&C Coach Kemble Eddleston. Click to read more on last year’s program. Email [email protected] if you are interested in one this year to start in MAY.
YOGA WITH KERRI WHITNEY
As some of you may know I’m trying to raise money for Smiling for Smiddy. My sister, being an amazing yoga instructor, will be holding an outdoor Yoga session for $10 down at Elwood for Tri Alliance Victoria.
Perfect for post training or just a great way to start your Sunday morning.
Suitable for all levels, family and friends welcome
RSVP: CLICK HERE
TRIATHLON TRADING POST
Tyres & Gear For sale:
Ideal for winter wind training or commuter wheels, grab a bargain and get a second rear wheel to prevent excessive tyre wear on your good road tyres. I’m selling 2x Mavic Aksium Wheels sets, $75 per set, but wait … for $140 per set, I’ll throw in an old ultegra cassette and used/ but ok for wind trainer tyres (no tubes) (sorry no skewers for either set). Also selling:
- 1x Easton Vista wheel set $150 (no cassette or tyres).
- Near new rubino pro II slicks, 2 tyres, $20 each.
- Near new rubino pro II black, 2 tyres $20 each.
Call Nick 0435 038 600
SESSIONS THIS WEEKEND:
SATURDAY 3 MAY – LATTE RIDE WITH HEAD COACH OLLIE ALLAN
- STAGE 4 ‐ Elwood > Port Melbourne > Carrum Return
- Meet: ELWOOD ELSC
- Time: 8.00am roll out.
Mordialloc> Carrum. 65km, (pace 25-30km/hr) Ride will head to Carrum stopping for ‘Coffee and Cake’ before heading home.
- Latte: Coffee Kiss (half way point, opposite Carrum train station)
- Strictly social, No TT bikes, leave ego’s at the door, be a good samaritan
SUNDAY 4 MAY – SLEEP IN
- Meet: Stay in bed
- Time: Don’t set the alarm
- Alternative: Assuming everyone is attending the EOSPN, there is no need for an alternative session
- Post Session Coffee: Check facebook for anyone heading out for a late breakfast
Check out our April Training Timetable for full details on session during our Recovery and Transition Month (April). Please note the May Timetable is available to view on our website.