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Weekend of November 22 – 23, 2014

Countdown begins….!

  • Ironman Cozumel – 6 days left

IM Cozumel

The Ironman Cozumel team meeting/dinner will be held on Sunday at 6 pm. If you will like to join us, we will be meeting at


140 N Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 513-4912

in Winter Park, FL to go over the last minute details of the trip.  The reason we are making this as a dinner, cause many of us won’t be here for thanksgiving. If you will be attending, please let me know.

 Weekend Schedule


  • 7:00 am – Lee Vista and 436 – Starbucks
    • Cozumel:
      • 1 hour followed by a 20 min run.
        • Ride at Zone 2
        • Include 4 x 1 min accelerator every 20 min.
    • Base Training:
      • 2 hour ride followed by a 20 min run
        • Ride at Zone 2


  • 6:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Run
    • 90 minutes

Week of October 20 – 26, 2014

Hi Hector L

Countdown begins….!

  • Ironman Florida – 1 week
  • Rev 3 – 2 weeks
  • Ironman Cozumel – 5 weeks
These last workouts are key! We are sharpening your skills. It is important that you practice with our nutrition, hydration and recovery.
  • Luis Ortiz – Great Sprint 1st Place Overall

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It is very important that you train with what you are going to be using on race day. Pick up your gels, salt tabs, powder at Advanced Cycle. If you have any questions on what to use. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Address: 6651 S Semoran Blvd #104, Orlando, FL 32822

Phone:(407) 704-7808


Schedule for this Week


  • 5:30 am – Aquatic Center YMCA – Swim


  • 5:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Tempo Run


  • 5:30 am – Aquatic Center YMCA- Swim
  • 7:30 am – Advanced Cycle – Recovery Ride (Road Bike)


  • 7:30 am – UCF Research Parkway
    • 3 hour bike followed by a 20 min run
    • 4:30 hour bike followed by 30 min run


  • 6:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Run
    • 90 minutes

Week of October 15 – 19, 2014


Ironman World Championship Hawaii

  • Michael Melton

Pensacola Sprint Race

  • Luis Ortiz
Rest and Recovery

The workouts you do are as good as the recover that follows. How can you get the best out of each session? If you are like every single triathlete as I see, the coach tells you to cool down and you skip the active recovery and start packing your stuff. You immediately rush to the car to put things away and then jump in the shower to head to work.  Then a couple of days or weeks later, the athlete tells the coach, “I am hurt”, “I am injured”, “I think I pulled something” or something similar. Therefore, to prevent any of these issues to occur you need to make time to stretch.

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Week Schedule October 15 – 19, 2014

  • 5:30 am – Aquatic Center – Swim


  • 5:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Bike Trainer / Run


  • 5:30 am – Aquatic Center – Swim


  • 5:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Long Run


  • 5:30 am – Downtown YMCA – Swim
  • 7:30 am – Advanced Cycle – Recovery Ride (Road Bike)


  • 7:30 am – Tri America Race – Clermont, FL
  • 7:30 am – Lee Vista and 436 – Bike / Run
    • 3 hour bike followed by a 20 min run


  • 6:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Run
    • 90 minutes

October 4 – 5, 2014

Weather Advisory!

It is going to be a wet weekend. Therefore, we are going to make a few changes to the schedule:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • Time: 7 am
  • Location: 436 and Lee Vista – Starbucks
  • Duration:
    • Cozumel and Florida: 4:30 hours / 1 hour run
    • Rev 3 or Half: 4 hours / 1 hour run
    • Base Training: 3 hours / 30 min run

Sunday, October 5, 2014

  • Time: 6 am
  • Location: Downtown YMCA
  • Duration:
    • Cozumel and Florida:
      • Group A (Those who ran long on Thursday) 90 min
      • Group B (Those who didn’t run long on Wednesday) 2 hours
    • Rev 3, Half or Base Training:
      • 90 min

September 18 – 21, 2014

Getting ready for your long run….!

During triathlon training, especially during Ironman training, it is very important to prepare yourselves for your long day of trainings. You have to think your body as your engine aka “motor”.  During your training you have been spending time on your feet; which leads into increasing aerobic capacity by building muscles enzymes, capillaries that deliver blood to muscles and mitochondria (motor of the cell).  Read More

Happy Hour – Friday, September 19, 2014 – 5:30 pm

The CFL Tri Club Happy Hour is this Friday –  5:30 pm at

Marlow’s Tavern.

1008 S Orlando Ave, Winter Park. Map

Dress attire: Do not bring workout clothes or spandex. Dress to impress.

Weekend Schedule


  • 5:30 am – Aquatic Center – Swim
  • 7:30 am – Advanced Cycle – Recovery Ride – 90 – 115 min


  • 7 am – Miracle Mile 15k – Lake Eola in front of Panera
  • 9 am –  Bike Ride – Downtown YMCA – 3 hours


  • 7 am – Ride 4 Ronald – Link
    • 6:00am – Registration opens
    • 7:15am – Morning Announcements
    • 7:30am – 30, 60, & 100 mile riders released
    • 8:30am – 10 mile riders released
  • Run After bike – 30 min

Weekend of September 13 – 14, 2014

Chamois Butter – Athlete’s Best Friend

Triathletes need comfort while aboard their tri bikes. This isn’t an oh-by-the-way message. It’s a “we-need-comfort-now!” message.
From the name you can figure out it’s a cream that goes on your chamois. But why? And does it really go on the chamois? Do we even use chamois today? But we still need chamois cream?
It’s time to answer these questions and more! Let’s get past all the myths and folk lore, and get into some practical tips and real advice on how and why to use this cream…
What the heck is a chamois?
When it comes to cycling, the chamois is the piece of padding found in bicycling shorts, with the purpose of providing increased comfort for long days in the saddle.
The name comes from the olden days when this pad was actually made from chamois cloth, a type of sheepskin leather. Today, most shorts feature a synthetic chamois, usually made of foam, gel, and/or microfiber cloth. It serves the same purpose but is cheaper and easier to maintain.
It is pronounced “shammy” or “sham E.”
Where does the chamois butter come in?
For a real leather chamois, you used to need chamois butter to condition it. It’s like how you have to oil a leather baseball mitt to break it in and keep it pliable. You would apply the cream to the chamois itself, or else it would stiffen up after it was washed and dried.
These days you don’t technically need any sort of chamois butter since a synthetic chamois will remain soft and pliable on its own.
Advance Cycle is carrying this great new product in which it is a must have. It is called Morgan Blue.
Morgan Blue Soft Chamois Cream is an excellent choice and the large tub lasts for simply ages.
That said, the cream has a low viscosity which means it a little tricky to apply. It’s best suited for those who prefer to lather the padded insert of their shorts, rather than applying it directly to the skin. Trying to do that can easily result in spillage.
Once you’ve got your shorts on though, the cream does what it sets out to do, prevent saddle sores and general chafing from hours in the saddle. It does seem to last longer than other creams I’ve tested in the past, and doesn’t seem to get washed away quite so quickly like some.
The cream contains Saint John’s Wort oil, olive oil, sunflower oil and rosemary oil with natural vitamin E and herbal extract. Morgan Blue claims it prevents saddle sores, chafing wounds and skin irritation, and my testing certainly seems to back this up. I’m not a particular fan of chamois cream, but when riding big miles on consecutive days it does boost comfort enough to make it worth using, and this chamois cream has constantly impressed.

Weekly Schedule

  • Saturday – September 13, 2014
    • Location: UCF Research Parkway – Daytona Beach
    • Duration: 3 – 5:30 hours
    • Description:
    • There will be group group leaving out of Tri Peak Athlete at 5:30 am. Make sure you bring lights.
    • Warm up: 20 min at cadence of 90 rpm
      • Accelerators: 5 x 1 min build to 100% of FTP with 2 min easy
      • Total Warm up: 35 min
    • Main Set:
      • Olympic: 4 x 25 min at 95% with 10 min at 70%
      • Half: 4 x 25 min at 90% with 20 min at 70%
      • Ironman:
        • 4 x 30 min at 85 – 90% with 15 min at 70%
        • 1 hour at 70 -75%
        • 3 x 10 min at 90% with 10 min at 70%
    • Cool Down:
      • The last segment of your set will be your cool down. Then get ready for your run.
    • Run After the bike: 30 min
  • Sunday – September 14, 2014
    • Location: Downtown YMCA
    • Duration: 90 min
    • Description:
    • Olympic: 8 miles at Zone 2 walk 20 sec every mile
    • Half: 10 miles at Zone 2 walk 20 sec every mile
    • Ironman:  Will discuss on Sunday morning. Please bring enough hydration and nutrition for 90 minutes.
Keep up the god wok and I’ll see you in the morning. 
Hector L Torres

USAT Lv 2, USAC Lv 2, USAS and USATF & MS 

USA Triathlon Florida Region Chair
Florida Paratriathlon Development Coordinator
617 Virginia Dr.
Orlando, FL 32801
P: 321-443-0073

Labor Day Week – September 1 – 7, 2014

Good morning team – Happy Labor Day

I hope you all had a good weekend. I apologize for the delayed email. As the aquatic center is going to be closed due to Labor Day, we are doing a few changes on the schedule this week.

  • Monday – Optional Day Off or Swim DTWN at 5 am followed by a bike.
  • Tuesday – Bike Trainer / Run – Downtown YMCA at 5:00 
  • Wednesday – Swim – Aquatic Center at 5:30 am
  • Thursday – Run – Downtown YMCA at 5:00 am
  • Friday – Swim – Aquatic center at 5:30 am 
  •  – Bike – Advanced Cycle – 7:30 am – Recovery Ride
  • Saturday – Bike / Run – UCF Research Parkway – 7:00 am
  • Sunday – Run – Downtown YMCA at 6:00 am
Keep up the good work and I’ll see you in a few. 

Week of April 12 – 18, 2014

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain.”

– William Jennings Bryan


Most athletes train the way they want to train. By doing so, they se no improvement year by for. However,, athlete who are able to consistently improve season after season ten to train the way they need to train and challenge themselves. AKA… they listen to their Coach. 

It can be difficult of an athlete to focus on the areas that are holding him or her back because most uf us developed our strengths in our favorite training areas. However, when we have a specific training session at practice… you might not show up because it is too hard for you. Too bad, suck it up.  This could be your race limiter. Countless times I have seen athletes not improve because they are stuck in their ways… lets stop it and change it. I will see you at practice.

Weekly Schedule:   May 12 – 18, 2014

Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week. Keep in mind you have the following countdown of your races:

  • Heartland Triathlon – Sebring, FL – June 14, 2014
  • Clermont Sprint Race – July 2014
  • Club Championship – Courage to Tri – August 24, 2014
  • Augusta 70.3 – September, 2014
  • Ironman Hawaii – October 11, 2014
  • Ironman Florida – November 1, 2014
  • Ironman Cozumel – November 30, 2014 – 201 days left


  • Monday – 5:30 am – Aquatic Center – Swim
  • Tuesday – 5:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Bike Trainer / Run
  • Wednesday – 5:30 am – Aquatic Center – Swim
  • Thursday – 5:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Run 
  • Friday – 5:30 am – Aquatic Center – Swim
  • Saturday – 7:30 am- UCF Research Parkway – Bike / Run
  • Sunday – 6:30 am – Lee Vista – Run

NormaTec Recovery  

I have been to several expos and ran into a product that can help you recovery faster and get back into training without any issues. I have used it several times and help me jump back quicker.  Read more about it at:


However, I believe in the product, that I bought one for my studio. If you are interested in using the product, we currently have the ( Eight x 30 min sessions for 100 dollars). If you are interested, please contact me at htorres@cfltriclub.com or 321-443-0073, so we can schedule your first appointment.