Category Archives: Special Events

Jule 13 – 19, 2015

Congratulations to:
Connor and Jamie Lynn! Thank you to all of the Tri Club members that were there to support them on this special day.

Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced this past weekend:

  • Luis Ortiz – Great Comeback – 1st Place
  • Kevin Bickley – 1st Place
  • Connor Van Elswyk – 1st Place
  • Trent Smith
  • Giovanny Cabrero – 2nd place Age Group
  • Jay Strates – 2nd Place
  • Chester CooperGary Olson
  • Jennifer Hogan – 2nd Place
  • Jack Finucan
  • Vicky Quintanillas – 1st Place
  • Jamie Lynn McGuinness
  • Sincy Curly
  • Quincy Collins
  • Kyle Coon – 2nd Place
  • Michael Melton
  • Sean McEntee
  • Carlos Melendez
  • Ana Howard
  • Andrew Kittsley
  • Melissa Daly
  • Larry Nuosce
  • Lenny Debler

Club Regional Championship – July 26, 2015

  • Huntington’s Disease Triathlon – http://www.huntingtonsdiseasefl.org
    • Everyone must race!
    • Distance: 
      • Sprint (.25 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run)
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        Olympic (.7 mile swim, 21 mile bike, 6 mile run)
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    • Hotels to stay in:
      • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kendall

        2.5 stars (4.5 miles north of race site, but an easy 10 minute drive) this is just south of a very affluent area of Miami

        13475 s.w. 131 street, Miami, FL, 33186,

        La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Cutler Bay

        2.5 stars (2.8 miles south of race site, and about a 7-8 minute drive) This is across the street from Cutler Mall

        10821 Caribbean Blvd, Cutler Bay, FL, 33189

We have a reputation to uphold; therefore it is important that we race and keep undefeated. 

Calendar 

Enclosed you will find the breakdown for this weekend:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Time 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 5 am OFF 7:45 am 6:00 am
Location Aquatic Center Dtwn YMCA Aquatic Center Dtwn Lucky’s Lake DTWN
Sport Swim Bike/Run Swim/Run Long Run Swim/Bike/Run Tempo Run
Note Endurance Muscular Endurance Bring your running shoes Long Breakthrough Brick – 2 hours Aerobic

Sponsors

Advanced Cycle, YMCA of Central Florida, NormaTec Recovery, David’s World Cycle, Track Shack, Rudy Project.

Weekend of July 11 – 12

ountdown to races!

  • Clermont Sprint Triathlon – July 11, 2015
    • Everyone must race!
    • Distance: 
      • Sprint Triathlon: 440 yard Swim, 11 mile Bike, 5K Run
      • Super Fun Sprint Triathlon: 200 yard Swim, 8 mile Bike, 2 mile Run
    • www.sommersports.com 
tClermont Sprint Triathlon. We are also going to have a club cook out and picnic.  Also, keep in mind that the race is starting 15 min before schedule. We want to have as much representation as possible.
BBQ and Cookout! I will make an announcement this morning and ask  to who can bring what to the picnic. Please bring your family as we can literally get in the water this time.

Calendar 

Enclosed you will find the breakdown for this weekend:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Time 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 5 am 6:30 am 6:00 am 6:00 am
Location Aquatic Center Dtwn YMCA Aquatic Center Dtwn Lucky’s Lake Clermont Race DTWN
Sport Swim Bike/Run Swim/Run Run Swim Swim/Bike/Run Long Run
Note Endurance Muscular Endurance Bring your running shoes Long Open Water Race Aerobic

Sponsors

Advanced Cycle, YMCA of Central Florida, NormaTec Recovery, David’s World Cycle, Track Shack, Rudy Project.

2nd Earthquake Hits Nepal – Save The Children – Please Help

http://www.savethechildren.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1110796&supid=380297847

Hi everyone,

As you are aware, I am racing Ironman Texas in 5 days. I am really looking forward to it. However, if you weren’t aware, The unthinkable has happened – a second major earthquake, this one estimated to be magnitude 7.1, struck Nepal early this morning. Devastated communities, still reeling from the April 25 quake, have suffered additional death and injuries, damage and destruction, making an already-desperate situation much worse.

I am raising fund for the Save the children foundation, your help is required. Please donate at least $20 – 100 to help these children in need. Many children and families are now so traumatized they are afraid to enter buildings and are sleeping outside. This is especially worrying given that the monsoon season is due to start this month, which will put the health of babies and children at further risk.

Save the Children is distributing desperately needed plastic sheets for shelter, as well as hygiene supplies and water purification tablets and household kits – all of which will become increasingly critical once the rains begin. Please help.

Thanks,

Hector L Torres

May 11 – 17, 2015

Countdown to races!

Congratulations!
  • Gulf Coast Triathlon
    • Jay Strates
    • Pat Smith – 1st Place
    • Leslie Wolcott
    • Steve Dickson
  • Iron Girl
    • Judy Hill – 1st Place

Identify your limiters and strengths!

What are your limits? Does your race pacing strategy result in your fastest overall time? Very few people are able to optimally pace during  a triathlon. What about your strengths? Once you have done a personal analysis, it’s time for the tough part. You need to work specifically on your limiters while doing the minimum to maintain your strengths. However, many people who have practiced individual sports in the past, may be thinking, “But if I don’t run, bike, or swim five times a week, then I will lose my edge.” Rest assured that you will maintain your sport-specific strengths and become a better triathlete if you work on your limiters.

This week we will be working on your limiters. Therefore, please bring your heart rate monitor to practice. 

Week of April 13 – 19, 2015

Countdown to races!

Swim – Use the HIPS – Lava Magazine

Properly rotating your pelvis is arguably the biomechanics factor most critical to success. Stabilizing and rotating through the core and spine creates initial momentum and puts the upper extremities in a position of mechanical advantage, allowing, for greater overall force output and efficiency form the movement. Swimming is not much different from baseball and golf in this way: in a ll of these sports, pelvic rotation initiates spinal rotation, followed by upper extremity action.

Please review this swim video for Wednesday’s swim drill:  https://youtu.be/KzfI8hZgdzE

Jono Van Hazel: https://youtu.be/s3HhNlysFDs

Week Schedule

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time: 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 7:00 am OFF
Location: Aquatic Center DTWN YMCA Aquatic Center DTWN YMCA Aquatic Center Lake Minneola Brick
Sport
Swim
Bike/Run Swim Run Swim Bike/Run
Duration: 90 min 2 hours 90 min 90 min 90 min  2.5 bike followed by 90 min run

Save the Children

Hi guys!

I need 200 of my friends to donate at least $20 dollars to the foundation on my behalf. I need to meet my quota. So, don’t go out drinking this weekend and put up $20 dollars for the children.

This time around I need your help. As you all are aware we train for a cause and work hard at it. This time around I am doing it for the Children… literally.

So, I’m racing in this year’s IRONMAN in Woodlands, TX! By participating in this event, you already know that I am a serious athlete, because i have done 18 of them.

If you help me reach my fundraising goal, together we will help Save the Children provide life-saving, life-nurturing programs to children all over the world, including right here in the United States!
I need your help to reach my fundraising goal!

$100 can help stock a library for schools in the U.S.
$150 can help provide 3 goats to families in need.
$200 can help provide ready-to-use food to help save malnourished children.
$300 can help provide healthcare essentials to a school clinic serving hundreds of children in 35 schools.

Please support my participation in the 2015 Ironman Texas benefiting save the Children. I have made a commitment to raise at least $5,000, and I need your help to get there.

By clicking on the link below, you can visit my personal fundraising page to make your donation. Please click “Give Now” when you visit my page. If you prefer, you can mail your donation directly to me. Or copy paste: http://www.savethechildren.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1110796&supid=380297847#sthash.Oe6p6Md7.dpuf 

Thanks!

Hector L Torres

USAT Elite Coach, USAC Lv 2, USAS , USAW, and USATF & MS

Week of April 6 – 12, 2015

30 minute window – Triathele.com

Why gobbling down a simple snack within a half-hour of a hard workout is crucial to getting your money’s worth from hard training. Refuel during the post-workout recovery window to supercharge your next session.

It’s easy to do-drive to meet a group for a hard workout, spend several minutes chatting afterward, then by the time you make it home to choke down a protein shake, you’ve already missed your chance for optimal refueling. The first few minutes after a workout are critical for replenishing your glycogen stores and repairing your muscles-missing out could hurt the quality of your next workout.

Week Schedule

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time: 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 7:30 am 6:30 am
Location: Aquatic Center DTWN YMCA Aquatic Center DTWN YMCA Aquatic Center UCF Research Pkwy DTWN
Sport
Swim
Bike/Run Swim Run Swim Bike/Run Run
Duration: 90 min 2 hours 90 min 90 min 90 min  3- 4 hours 90 min

Easter Weekend Update – April 4 – 5, 2015

Hello Team,

Enclosed you will find the update for this weekend:
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Option A:
  • Time:  6:00 am
  • Location: Tri peak Athlete – 617 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803
  • Duration: 4:30 hours
  • Note: We will meet the group at Research Parkway at 7:30 am
    • Gps address:  12501–12599 Research Pkwy, Orlando Florida 32826
Option B:
  • Time:  7:30 am
  • Location: UCF Research Parkway – 12501–12599 Research Pkwy, Orlando Florida 32826
  • Duration: 2:30 – 3:30 hours
  • Note: Please bring appropriate nutrition and hydration
Sunday, April 5, 2015 – Easter Day OFF or

Sunrise Easter Service – 7:11 am

6645 LAKE CANE DRIVE, Orlando, FL 32803

Easter Sunrise Service 7:10 am. Get there early
Easter Swim at 7:45 am
Pancake Breakfast 7:45 to 10:45 am.

FOR THE BREAKFAST, we’ll have PANCAKES, EGGS, Bacon, Sausage, JUICES, assorted fresh fruit, coffee and sweet rolls and bagels.
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HELP NEEDED
WE NEED VOLUNTEIRS TO HELP WITH PARKING, SERVING, CLEANUP, AND MORE AT THE EVENT

HELP NEEDED AT 6:15 AM Saturday, April 5 TO SET UP TABLES AND CHAIRS for the pancake breakfast.

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SWIMMERS
If you signed a waiver any time in the past, you do not have to sign another one. We will have the buoys out, so swim to the left of the buoys to prevent head on collisions.

TODAY’S Water 75°
Air Temperature NEAR 70°
Hot Tub WORKING

Hector L Torres
Head Coach / Central Florida Tri Club

Week of January 26 – February 1, 2015

Countdown to races!

  • IM 70.3 Puerto Rico – 49 days
  • IM 70.3 Haines City – 79 days
Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced this weekend at Celebration Half and Full Marathon!
 
Head for the Hills! 
Hill running has become a popular activity for fat-burning Hit cardio workouts, but research out of South Dakota State University shows that it also can improve long-distance running. In the study conducted at Avera Sports Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, runners in the hill group performed 30 – sec intervals on treadmills seta tat a 10 percent incline twice weekly for six weeks. By the end of the experiment, running economy improved in this group to the same extent as it did with longer intervals on a level grade – a training method already proved effective for distance runners. Therefore, when a hill workout his prescribed, please follow it as much as possible, cause it will help you in shelling run, 
Training Schedule

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Time: 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 7:30 am 6:00 am
Location: Aquatic Center Downtown YMCA Aquatic Center Downtown YMCA Aquatic Center Lucky’s Lake Dr Philips YMCA
Sport Swim Bike/Run Swim Bike/Run Swim Breakthrough Brick – 40 min swim / 2 hour bike / 1 hour run Run
Duration: 90 min 2 hours 90 min 2 hours 90 min 2 – 3 hours 90 min – 120 min

Bike TT – January 11, 2015 (6.9 mile loop)

Athlete

Time

Split

Total Time

1

Jay Strates 1m 0s 18m 41s 17:41

2

Jay Burrell 3m 0s 20m 52s 17m 52s

3

Paul lasagna 3m 30s 21m 26s 17m 56s

4

William morales 0m 45s 19m 43s 18m 58s

5

Kevin Bickley 2m 0s 21m 19m 0s

6

Zach Sinnott 1m 30s 20m 35s 19m 5s

7

Carlos Melendez 2m 30s 21m 38s 19m 8s

8

Marco Cortez 3m 15s 22m 32s 19m 17s

9

Jennifer hogan 1m 45s 21m 37s 19m 52s

10

Jose Lopez 0m 15s 20m 10s 19m 55s

11

Don DeBeaux 0m 30s 20m 25s 19m 55s

12

Mike Hill 4m 0s 24m 15s 20m 15s

13

Franco cavaliere 5m 30s 25m 49s 20m 19s

14

Karen Blihar 0m 0s 20m 32s 20m 32s

15

Michelle Hill 1m 15s 21m 53s 20m 38s

16

Joe dear 4m 30s 25m 13s 20m 43s

17

Kelli Saul 2m 45s 23m 56s 21m 11s

18

Hannah Hendricks 4m 45s 26m 26s 21m 41s

19

Vicky QUINTANILLA 3m 45s 25m 42s 21m 57s

20

Gary Olson 4m 15s 26m 52s 22m 37s

21

Jennifer Sturgess 2m 15s 26m 6s 23m 51s

22

Kris Jamtaas 5m 15s 31m 34s 26m 19s

23

Ana Caminas 5m 0s 32m 3s 27m 3s
Linda freeman

9th Annual CFL Tri Club Kick Off Meeting – 1 day

In one day, we will be holding our 9th Annual CFL Tri Club Kick Off Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Downtown YMCA – 433 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 at 9 am. 

We have a great team of coaches ranging from USA Triathlon Elite Coaches, Cycling, Track & Field and Strength Conditioning. Meet the coaches and connect with other fellow triathletes. The CFL Tri club is one of the oldest and largest triathlon clubs in Central Florida. Our members’ experience levels range from first timers to professional. We are here to support all levels of triathletes by offering training sessions & clinics; monthly meetings, social activities and more.

We are looking forward on seeing all of you there.