Training Weekend 1
Next weekend sees the introduction of the first of our club training weekends. With other clubs and National triathlon squads availing of facilities within the town for similar events its time we did the same ourselves!!!
This is the first time we have held such a weekend and the success and failure of it depends largely on club members making themselves available and taking part in the various sessions. Below is the outline of the weekend sessions:
|Saturday 20th February|
|Sat 20th 09:00||Time trial /WWC||Abbey Court hotel|
|Sat 20th 15:00||Core / foam roller massage session||Nenagh Leisure Centre|
|Sat 20th 16:00||Triathlon specific seminar (Lynne Algar)||Nenagh Leisure Centre|
|Sat 20th 17:00||Swim stroke analysis||Nenagh Leisure Centre|
|Sunday 21st February||Nenagh Leisure Centre / Abbey court|
|Sun 21st 10:00||Duathlon (varied length)|
2k/4k run – 10k/20k cycle – 2k/4k run
Pool session (if weather poor)
Saturday 20th Feb
Time trial 09:00:
First up will be a time trial. This will offer 2 routes of 10k and 25k and is taking place prior to the winter warrior cup so anyone who wishes to also do this can use the time trail as a warm-up.
Meeting at the Abbey court at 9am and a warm-up to Toomevara. The 10k route will be directly back into Nenagh while the 25k route will first go out as far as the roundabout in Moneygall and then back into town again.
10k time trial route
25k time trial route
Core session / Foam foller massage 15:00:
In the afternoon the first session is a combined core / stretching session followed by demonstration of use of foam rollers for massage therapy. If there is one thing that the majority of members neglect it is the combination of adequate core stability and stretching combined with rest and massage. This session will give a brief outline of appropriate stretches and core stability postures that can be undertaken at home to help develop strength and more importantly prevent injury. Foam rollers can be used to do a complete body massage and as such is a great way to relief tension from tightened muscle groups and joints. There will be a number of foam rollers available on the day but we would recommend purchasing one as they are a great investment. Sportsmans Dream had a number in stock and we would recommend the TriggerPoint type as this can we used to generate friction for trigger points, which will be demonstrated on the day.
Triathlon Presentation 16:00
We are delighted that Lynne Algar will give a presentation on triathlon training and race preparation. If you have any specific issues you would like to be covered within this presentation then let us know at email@example.com and we can pass it on.
Lynne is a Triathlon Ireland High Performance Coach and Performance Manager based in Limerick working with a number of the National U23 Male and Junior Athletes in the Munster region. Her role includes the development of a pathway for athletes with attributes favourable to elite triathlon to progress. Through TI she is also employed as a tutor on the National Council for Exercise and Fitness Courses.
Swim stroke analysis 17:00
Paul Scully will be doing a short session looking at specific stroke issues and generating relevant drills and tips to help overcome these. The pool itself is not booked but we will work around it. So if you wish some basic tips on what your stroke is up to then bring your swim gear.
Sunday 21st Feb
Day 2 will see the first of our duathlon series that will take place around the Nenagh Leisure Centre / Abbey court area. The run will be an out and back along the Dublin route with a 1k and 2k turnaround point. The bike will be on the North Tipp sprint route and will have 5k and 10k turnaround points.
The recommended distances are: 4k – 20k – 2k 2k – 10k – 2k
10k/20k bike route
Future training weekend plans
We hope that the weather will hold up and again we ask as many members as possible to try and make the sessions. If this weekend is deemed successful the follow-up plan will be to run a similar weekend at the end of March and then organise a training weekend in Lahinch in May, however, this is all dependent on member interest and involvement.
All the sessions during the training weekend are open to all, both members and non-members. We have attempted as much as possible to create routes that cater for all but if there are any suggestions then let a member of the committee know or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
See ye all bright and early Saturday morning!!!!!!!