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Week of Feb 6 – 12, 2023

Hello Team,

I can’t believe how quickly this month is going by already. Our kick off meeting was just three weeks ago and we are coming up to mid week of February!!!!

Upcoming Events

Enclosed you will find the list of upcoming events… if you haven’t signed up for these, please do so.

  • Date: Feb 25, 2023
  • Special Olympics Triathlon Clinic
    • Location: Lake Louisa State Park
    • Time: 8am
  • Date: March 4, 2023
  • Best Damn Race

Weekly Schedule

5:30 AMBike Trainer – Tri Peak Athlete  Zoom link:  868 0562 1340 – TESTRun Test & Walk Test – Lake EolaBike Trainer – Tri Peak Athlete  Zoom link:  868 0562 1340 – Active Recovery
6 AM
6:15 AMSwim with Coach – EsportaSwim with Coach – Esporta
7 AMLong Run – Tri Peak Athlete (80 min – 120 min)
8 AMLake Louisa State Park  – Dress Rehearsal
10 AM
1 PM
2:30 PM
4 PMSpecial OlympicsSpecial Olympics
5:30 PMCFL Tri Club Conditioning
6:30 PMBike Trainer – Zoom Only:  868 0562 1340 – AnaerobicBike Trainer – Zoom Only:  868 0562 1340 – Technique 

Join The Club

Come join the largest Triathlon Club in Central Florida and the most structured club in the Nation! All level of athletes are welcome: beginner, intermediate, advanced and physically challenged. We have a group of Elite USA Triathlon experienced coaches to help you achieve your goals. Coached sessions held 7 days a week.

Register today: https://www.active.com/orlando-fl/triathlon/camps/2023-cfl-tri-club-annual-dues-2022

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hector L Torres

USA Triathlon Coach Level 3

 USAC Lv 2


Training Peaks University Lv 1


Week of December 11 – 18, 2022

Good evening team, 

What an amazing week! Can you believe that our Holiday party is next Sunday!


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

  • Ironman 70.3
  • Relay
    • Erika
    • Sergio
    • Ana
  • Tyler
  • Roberto
  • Andrew

Very proud of all of you!


Holiday Savage Run – 1st Annual Event

Sunday, December 18, 2022 – 6 am – Lake Eola

I want to make this event a fun bad ass event! Please bring your favorite Tri Club shirt and enjoy the 6 laps challenge. Make sure to bring a gel, electrolytes and water!

CFL Tri Club Holiday Party – Dec 18, 2022 – 5:00 pm

e to show off your culinary streak by whipping up some family delicacy, or something holiday themed. It’s a laid back contest where everyone is the judge. 

There will be three categories of prizes – 

  1. Most Creative/Best Holiday Theme
  2. Best Tasting Food or Drink
  3. Best Tasting Dessert

We have hosted this party in the past, and had some great entries, like “Dasher’s Disaster”, meatloaf shaped like a reindeer that had been run over by a Jeep, or “Whoa, Whoa, WHOA!”, a complete gingerbread house with Santa and his reindeer piled up on the front lawn. 

You are not required to bring a homemade dish, and don’t worry, if you just want to bring something store bought; that’s fine too. 

For you competitors, here are a few hints – 

  1. Make your dish easy to eat. Finger foods works well, or something that is easy to divide up.
  2. Make enough food, but smaller portions, I’m sure there will be a lot to eat.
  3. Bring what you need to serve your food, and serving utensils. 
  4. This is one party where arriving early is preferable. Food should be presented and ready to eat at 5:30, as judging will commence at that time.
  5. Seconds and thirds are encouraged, especially when trying to decide on who to vote for but let everyone get a taste…no fair trying to eat all of the competition.

Here is a hint for the more competitive in the bunch: Making it “showy” with a cute name – it tends to influence the judges. 🙂

There will be trivia awards too!!!

Ironman Cozumel Schedule

Race Week

Hello Team,

Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week for those who are racing Cozumel. Please review below. In addition, I am adding the Ironman Gear Bag Check List. If you have AT&T, you won’t have trouble using your phones down there. You all have my number. I will have my Graston Tool and Kinesiology Tape with me if you have any issues. I will be staying at Casa Mexicana.

Race Day Weather Conditions

It looks like that the day will start at 73 – 75 degrees when we start the bike with the winds of 7.87 mph. The temperature will rise at 85 degrees by 12n with the winds picking up at 12 mph.


The Wind God won’t go lightly on us. It looks like it is going to rain from 8 am to 1 pm. Then it will start again from 5 pm – 7 pm. Make sure to pump your tires to 100 – 110 psi.

Expected the unexpected to occur, so if the unexpected happens, you know exactly what you need to do.

Hector Torres

Coach’s Hotel

A few blocks down from the Ferry.


Transition Bags

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Coach Torres

Weekend UPdate

Hello Team,

I am very excited for this weekend. It is going to be a lot of fun. Enclosed you will find the breakdown:

Saturday – Lake Louisa Brick Workout

  • Arrival Time: 8:00 am
  • Start Time: 8:20 am
  • Location: Lake Louisa State Park
  • Sport: Brick (4 rounds of Bike / Run)
  • Note: I am bringing bagels, orange juice, coffee and waters.

Sunday – Power Yoga Strength

4200 Conroy Rd Space #L209 
Orlando, FL 32839

Date and time: Sun, August 29, 2021 – 10 am – 11 am please arrive 15 min prior and enter through Macy’s entrance. 

Join us for an awesome power strength yoga session at Fabletics Millenia hosted by Hector Torres. (@tripeakathlete) We recommend bringing a yoga mat with you or purchasing one in our store. 

Attendees will receive 25% off of their entire purchase on the day of the class. Water & snacks will be provided. Follow Hector on Instagram @tripeakathlete + join the Fabletics Orlando Facebook group for updates: https://www.facebook.

Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/power-strength-yoga-with-hector-torres-tickets-168311982671

ID Triathlon Team Florida – We need your help!

My name is Hector Torres. I am the Head Coach with Tri Peak Athlete and the Central Florida Tri Club. Since 2018, I have been working with Intellectual Disable Athletes on developing them into the Triathlon sport within Florida. Since we have began, it has grown tremendously! The program started with four athletes and now we have 16 athletes. Our goal is to have at least 40 athletes on the starting line on the USA Games in 2022 held here in Orlando, FL. From these games, we will select the team that will represent us at the 2023 games in Berlin, Germany!

Chris Nikic, was one of the first group.  One of his greatest accomplishments was completing Ironman Florida.  #anythingispossible

With small steps we are changing the world and allowing the athletes with Intellectual Disabilities to be included in every sport! #inclusion 

We know that the triathlon sport is very expensive; therefore, I need your help! I am collecting wetsuits, bikes, bike trainers and sneakers for these athletes. If you will like to donate and help this cause, I will greatly appreciate it! 

You can donate them at:

Tri Peak Athelte

617 Virginia Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803

Help me, help these athletes make a difference! 

If you will like to donate wetsuits, bikes, or bike trainers. Please reach out to me.

Go Fund Me:

For more information, contact me at htorres@cfltriclub.com or 321-443-0073

Monday – Swim

This week we’re going to focus a lot on perceived exertion. Therefore when I ask for the efforts, please follow below:

Rate of Perceived Exertion
Easy: Easy means easy.
Moderate: Moderate effort means from a scale 1 to 10, I want you at five or six.
Hard Effort: When I’m asking for hard/tempo effort I want you to scale from 1 to 10 I want you at seven or eight.
Fast / Sprint: Go FAST but be smart and listen to your body!

Warm up:

300 free nice long strokes 

8 x 75 pull with 15 sec RI

300 kick with board 

Main Set:

5 x 100 easy with 15 sec RI

200 kick 

3 x 75 Fast with 30 sec RI

100 kick

1 x 75 Easy with 20 sec RI

200 kick 

2 x 75 Fast with 30 sec RI

100 kick 

1 x 75 Easy with 20 sec RI

300 kick 

1 x 75 Fast with 30 sec RI

Cool Down:

100 Free

WEEK OF JAN 4 – 10, 2020

Photo by Karl Solano on Pexels.com


Good afternoon team,

I hope you are all doing well. I hope you all watched the Ironman Series debut yesterday. If you didn’t, you can watch it on Facebook.

Please Save The Date for the following Events:

2021 CFL Tri Club Kick Off Meeting ~ January 16, 2021 at 3 pm

~ Location: Tri Peak Athlete at 617 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL or via Zoom. Email / text for log in info.

2021 Special Olympics Team Florida ~ January 24 at 3 pm

~ Location:  Cypress Grove Park at 290 Holden Ave. Orlando, FL or via Zoom.  Email / text for log in info.

Training Camps: 

Breakthrough Training Camp ~ 4 days of training

~ Feb 19 – 21, 2021 – Orlando, FL

Weekly Training Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday Saturday Sunday
On your own – SwimBike / RunTrackBike / RunOn your own – SwimBike / RunBaldwin Park

5:30 am6:00 am5:30 am
7:00 am7:00 am

Tri Peak Athlete or Via ZoomHoward Track Middle SchoolTri Peak Athlete or Via Zoom
UCF Research PkwyBaldwin Park Fountain

Zoom: 868 – 0562 – 1340
Zoom: 868 – 0562 – 1340
Duration: 2 – 3 hoursDuration: 6 – 10 miles depending on training distance. 

Hector L Torres

USAT Elite Coach, USAC Lv 2, USAS and USATF & MS Training Peaks University Lv 1
Tri Peak Athlete, LLC

617 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803

Work: 321-247-5768

Cell: 321-443-0073


sAVE the Date – Kick OFF MEETING

2021 CFL Tri Club Kick Off

Date: January 16, 2021
Time: 3 pm

Location: Tri Peak Athlete or via zoom.
617 Virginia Dr, Orlando, Fl 32803

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.

If interested in attending meeting via zoom please register at:

Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3148801544… to start or join a scheduled Zoom meeting

Special Olympics Triathlon Kick OFF MEETING

The 2021 Special Olympic Triathlon Kickoff informational meeting will be on Sunday, January 24 at 3pm.  Please arrive early to allow time for parking and walking to venue.

This meeting is for all Special Olympic Triathletes and Unified Partners as well as anyone interested in becoming a Special Olympic Triathlete or Unified Partner.  It is also for anyone interested in considering volunteering in any capacity during the 2021 Special Olympic triathlon season or the USA Games in 2022.

Location: Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando, FL 32838.  At reserved “Group Area” (NOT the white covered pavilion)

Drive straight to back of the park, parking lot on right, “Group Area” on your left.  “Group Area” is made up of 8 large picnic tables on cement slab in middle of large open field across from the parking lot at back of the park.  Please bring your own lawn chairs and masks for extra seating and social distancing.

If too far to travel, or you can’t make it on Jan. 24, there will be a Zoom Kickoff meeting option on Monday, January 25 at 6pm

Please RSVP to advise if you will attend the in-person meeting on Jan. 24 at 3pm, or the Zoom meeting on Jan. 25 at 6pm.  We will email Zoom link info before the meeting on the 25th. Please email Wynne McFarlin at: wmcfarlin@cfl.rr.com

If you are a Unified Partner or Special Olympic Athlete and will not be attending either kick off meeting, please let me know.

*Worth noting…. NBC is premiering a documentary on Chris Nikic’s journey to IRONMAN, Sunday, Jan. 3 at 2pm.  Don’t miss it!

CFL Tri Club – Special Olympics Coordinator– Wynne McFarlin – 407 – 928 – 4336

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Hector L TorresUSAT Elite Coach, USAC Lv 2, USAS and USATF & MS / Mcs

 Training Peaks University Lv 1

Head Coach of Special Olympics Florida Team

Tri Peak Athlete, LLC

617 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803

Work: 321-247-5768

Cell: 321-443-0073