WORD FROM THE COACHES
Big weekend ahead for those attending this years Lorne Winter Triathlon Training Camp. Tri Alliance have 60 athletes and 6 Coaches heading down the Great Ocean Road for a 4 day training camp jam packed full of swim, bike run sessions, seminars and workshops. What better way to kick start your winter training campaign. These athletes are going to be one big step closer to their season goals after this weekend. So happy training to all those involved.
Given the majority of our Coaches are at the camp, (only Coach Greg and Lisa are left in Melbourne!) there will be no Coached sessions in Melbourne Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Queens Birthday public holiday). So make sure you plan out your own weekend, get in touch with other athletes in Melbourne and follow your training programs if you aren’t coming on camp.
Tomorrow Night (Thursday) we have our first Run Time Trials for the season. Those who are attending the camp will complete the run, but as a tempo run – not a hard TT.
– Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre – 6.15pm start (NOT The Tan!) 🙂
– Essendon Rowing Club, Maribyrnong River – 6.15pm start
So make sure you get along to Thursdays run session, as these time trials will help set your pace charts for your training ahead.
TRAINING TIMETABLE / SESSION UPDATES – IMPORTANT!
Please note the following Timetable changes from this month. Keep up to date with our training timetable here.
- Monday Swims at MSAC – have now changed to:
– Monday 7.00PM Swim @ MSAC – 4 lanes, Intermediate & Advanced athletes only (no beginners), outdoor pool lanes 6,7,8,9. Beginners will have the day off.
– Tuesday 6.00AM Swim @ MSAC – 2 lanes, beginner athletes/swimmers, outdoor pool lanes 0&1
- Tuesday Windtrainer sessions will start at 6.15PM warm up, for 6.30PM main set. Access and setup from 6.00pm (no earlier).
- Wednesday MSAC PM session will now start at 7.30PM (moved from 7.15PM), indoor pool lanes 7,8&9. (Wednesday AM for top int/adv remains the same)
- Tuesday AM run and Thursday AM Ride/WT sessions will start back post Lorne Camp. (please note Thursday AM will have two options based on athlete level)
- Thursday PM Run sessions at The Tan and Essendon will start from 6.15pm post Lorne Training Camp.
- Friday Swims at both MSAC and Northcote will start back post Lorne Camp.
IRONMAN CAIRNS – THIS WEEKEND
Tri Alliance has a huge contingent of athletes heading to Cairns for this weekends Cairns Half and Full Ironman. Tri Alliance Queensland has close to 70 athletes racing with around 50% racing the Half Ironman and 50% doing the Full Ironman. Tri Alliance Victoria has one lone athlete Marina Jurjevic holding the baton for the Southern state, and all reports indicate that all going to plan she will have a blinder and will be very hard to beat! Good Luck Marina!
HAWAII HALF IRONMAN RACE REPORT
Tri Alliance Athlete David Nealon’s Race Report from last weekends Hawaii 7.03 Half Ironman. Well done Dave – not a bad effort to back up after Ironman Melbourne!
If you are looking for a destination race to put on your bucket list – this would have to be up there! Click here to continue reading….
SOLOMON TRAIL RUN – STUDLEY PARK
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.
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!) 🙂
WINTER TRY-the-TRI BEGINNER TRIATHLON PROGRAM
Starting Monday 8 July – what better way to get your friends involved in triathlon! 🙂
NEW BEGINNER / TRANSITION SQUAD
This is aimed at those who are new to the squad or are at a beginner level of training – or simply want to train for fun and have a healthy lifestyle! Sessions will focus around skills and developing general fitness. For those who want to then transition into the main squad they can, or simply stay in the beginner/transition squad as long as they like!
To kick start, we have a Beginner Swim Session starting on Tuesday mornings at MSAC. And we will be introducing a Bike and Run session also. So stay tuned!
Also make sure you have joined our Beginners/New Athlete Group on Facebook to learn loads along the way….
FREE SHIPPING ON ALL TRI ALLIANCE CLOTHING!
Make sure you finalise any of your Tri Alliance Clothing orders by this Friday 31 May as we are offering FREE Shipping on all orders (includes clothing only – excluding all other products)
CLICK HERE to browse online and order today!
NEW WINTER CYCLING RANGE!
Tri Alliance is expanding its clothing range and are now taking orders for Winter Cycling Jackets and Arm & Leg Warmers. Our Winter Jackets will be a must for riders during our cold (and wet!) winter months and arm and leg warmers are the perfect addition to your cycling gear – and look the part! (Cycling vests coming next – stay tuned!) CLICK HERE to view and order online today!
FUNDRAISING TRIVIA NIGHT – THE ULTRA LIFE
Ultra Athlete Shane Hutton is taking on the mean feat of RUNNING Around the Bay on 27/28 July raising money for the Parkinson’s Charity Shake it Up, after a good friend was recently diagnosed with Parkinsons at the age of 32. The Ultra Life are looking for as many runners to join Shane at various points as possible around the bay, for any distance. We have people joining for 1km, and others for 100km! Click here on details on how you can be involved.
To assist with the fundraising, The Ultra Life are also holding a Trivia Night on Saturday 15 June (next weekend!) So why not get a few mates together and head along for a great night out! Click here to find out more and to purchase your tickets.
UPCOMING RACES & EVENTS
Lorne Winter Training Camp: Fri 7 – Mon 10 June
Ironman Cairns: Sunday 9 June – Marina Jurjevic & Matthew Green plus a huge crew (around 60 of them!) from our Tri Alliance Queensland Squad!
Monthly Athlete Dinner: Thursday 13 June (stay tuned for details)
San Fransisco Marathon: Sunday 16 June – Juliet Vermeulen
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.
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