There are just 4 more days till our 2016 training kicks off. Personally, I can’t wait to get back into the training routine! After the usual excesses that come with Christmas, it’s time to focus on getting back into shape. Before you know it, the triathlon and cycling seasons will have started back again. As usual we will have plenty of club training sessions for you to attend, so pick out the sessions that suit and dive straight back into it.
For all those New Year Resolution Makers
At this time of year the club get plenty of enquiries from potential new members. A new year has come and people look for a new challenge. Each enquirer asks the same questions – Would I be able for it? Would I be too slow? etc. The best advice we can give you is to just give the club a go for a few weeks and see how it works out for you. You might struggle a bit at the start but you will improve gradually. It is important to be realistic – improvement takes time, so you need to take a long term look at your progress. Everyone in our club started off with a low level of fitness but through commitment and hard work we have all improved greatly. We have plenty of beginner friendly training sessions for you to target on our timetable (see below). No matter what your reasons are for taking up this fitness challenge we bet you won’t regret it and everyone at the club will try our best to make sure you achieve those goals.
Pick a goal for 2016
This applies to newcomers and wily vets alike. The best way to stay focused is to have a goal in mind to aim for.
- Newcomers to the club: Complete a sprint distance triathlon in 2016. The Nenagh club organise two sprint distance triathlons each year – the North Tipp Sprint and the Lough Derg Sprint. These are perfect beginner friendly triathlons.
- Experienced members: target the National Series or sign up for a half or full Ironman.
- Newcomers to the club: aim to gradually build your stamina on the bike and improve your bike handling and bunch riding skills. Then focus on getting yourself up to speed for our Summer League races which start in April.
- Experienced members: aim for a grade promotion in 2016. Sign up for a stage race. Attend 10+ races this year.
Official Club Training Resumes: on Saturday, Jan 2nd – club cycle + novice cycle
This cycling session is weather dependent. At the moment the forecast for Saturday isn’t the best. We will have more details later in the week. If in doubt about whether a training session is going ahead or not make sure to check out our Viber group or our Facebook page beforehand. We will always put an alert up if plans have changed.
First week training timetable
Circuit training: 7 to 8pm in running complex
|Tuesday||Morning Swim – 6:30 – 7:30 – Pool||
Cycling: Turbo training in running complex from 7:30 – 8:30pm
Junior CC Turbo from 6 to 7 in complex
|Wednesday||Swim: 8:00pm in Nenagh Leisure Centre – suitable for beginners.
|Thursday||Morning Swim – 6:30 – 7:30 – Pool||Running: interval based run set starts at 6:30pm at the Tech (Nenagh College). Novice Run: 6:30pm at the Tech (Nenagh College)|
Main Club Cycle – 9am – Abbey Court Hotel.
|Novice Cycle: 11am – Abbey Court|
Sunday Advanced Cycle – 8am Tescos
Licenses: to train with either the triathlon club or cycling club you need to have some sort of insurance. This insurance can be purchased from Triathlon Ireland or Cycling Ireland. There are a range of licenses you can take out depending on what your aims are for the year.
Cycling Ireland Licenses: as of Jan 1st a lot of our Nenagh CC members will no longer be insured. We can see the names of everyone on our system that hasn’t yet renewed their license for 2016. We don’t want to have to go round to each one of ye individually to ask you to join up so just take it upon yourself to get this sorted asap. Remember, if you don’t have a license you should not be cycling with us – simple as that!