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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

Sommersports Discount Code

Hello Team,

The Central Florida Tri Club has partnered with Sommer Sports. Our Discount code is: TCCFCTC14
That code is valid until Dec 5, 2014.

Keep up the good work!

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

Weekend of August 30 – 31, 2014

Hello Team, 

Enclosed you will find the update for this weekend:
Saturday, August 30 , 2014
  • Group 1 – Time: 5:30 am
    • Location: Tri Peak Athlete, LLC
    • Destination: Kilarney Station – You must have light that are working. 
    • Duration: 4:30 – 5:00  hours
  • Group 2 – Time 7:00 am
    • Location: Kilarney station
    • Duration: 3 hours
Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • Duration: 90 – 2 Hours
  • Location: Downtown YMCA
Nutrition: Please bring appropriate nutrition for the following training days. Do not forget your salt tablets. 
Ironman Race Day Planning – Save the Date
To all of the Ironman athletes that are racing in the upcoming weeks, we will have a meeting to go over all the details and strategy for the races.
It wil be held on: Tuesday, September 10, 2014. Location: Tri Peak Athlete, LLC 
Athletes racing Ironman Cozumel and Florida
  • Kelli Saul
  • Jay strates
  • Jay Burrell
  • Rafael Oliver
  • Jose Lopez
  • Sean McEntee
  • William Morales
  • Kevin – Bickley
  • Ruben De Jesus
  • Karen – Tentative
  • Juan Velez
  • If I didn’t put your name, it is because we are meeting individually, 
Keep p up the good work and I’ll see you in the morning. 

Hector L Torres
Head Coach / Central Florida Tri Club

May 26 – June 1, 2014

You are what you eat!

Many athletes assume that to get faster and stronger they need to train harder and longer. However, they look at the scale and assume just because they are training they can eat whatever they want and get fast. Sorry to break it to you… that is not going to happen. You are not DOGS… so why reward yourself with food!

You eat to train… you don’t train to eat… not just for your own training, but also in general, for LIFE. 

Therefor, it is important to be conscious on what you put in your body. What is your excuse to for not eating correctly is it, work, stress, family, relationships, exes, depression, kids, feeling lonely… stop it!!!! Stop making excuses.

Nutrition and a clean, healthy REAL FOOD (not shakes or meal replacements) diet is an integral part of overall health and for seeing results from your fitness regimen. Furthermore, it’s imperative to adapt a “diet” that is sustainable long-term and becomes natural to you and subsequently your lifestyle.

If you are willing to make the sacrifices and changes of bad habits… make it happen. Here is a resource for you: The Weight Loss Management Plan – We Personalize Nutrition For You  – from Tri Peak Athelte can help you. . Please visit: http://tripeakathlete.wordpress.com/services/weight-loss-management-plan-we-personalize-nutrition-for-you-new-program/

Weekly Schedule:  May 26 – June 1, 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 – 188 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 – Bike Trainer / Run
  • Friday – 5:30 am – Aquatic Center – Swim
  • Saturday – 7:30 am- Kilarney Station – Clermont – Bike / Run
  • Sunday – 6:30 am – Downtown YMCA – Run

Week of April 14 – 20, 2015

Week of April 14 – 20, 2014

I will like to Congratulate all of the athletes who raced this past weekend:

Haines City – 70.3

  • Amanda Green
  • Patricia Smith – 2nd Place
  • Kim Capps
  • Kevin Bickley
  • Trent Smith
  • Sean Dishman
  • Andrew Heinrich
  • Larry Nurcouse
  • Tim Boyd
  • Bill Freyer
  • Jason Sanders

San Juan 70.3

  • Ruben De Jesus
  • William Morales
  • Luis Ortiz
  • Rafael Oliver

I am very proud of all of you! Your hard work and dedication allowed you to overcome many obstacles and achieve your performance.

Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week:

  • Monday – Swim
    • Aquatic Center – 5:30 am
  • Tuesday – Bike / Run
    • Downtown YMCA – 5:00 am
  • Wednesday – Swim
    • Aquatic Center – 5:30 am
  • Thursday – Bike
    • Downtown YMCA – 5:00 am
  • Friday – Swim
    • Aquatic center – 5:30 am
  • Saturday – UCF Research Parkway
  •     – 7:30 am – Duration: 3 – 4 hours
  • Sunday – Lee Vista – 7:30 am
  •     – Duration: 3 hours

Cut out the Sugar!

Cleaning up your diet starts with scouring your kitsch for items laced with added sweeteners. A 2013 report in the American Journal of Public Health followed nearly 5,000 men and women over 30 years and found that participants’ calorie intake from added sugars increased by about 50 percent during  that time period. As sugar consumption increased, so did waist measurements. “Sweeteners deliver empty calories and encourage overeating,”  says Chris Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. a sports nutritionist in Louisville, “both of which lead to weight gain.”

Spring Clean ->
Scan ingredients on packaged foods and choose those with little if any added sweeteners. Replace sugary breakfast cereals, flared yogurts, and reduced-fat peanut butter (which often swaps fat for sugar) with steel-cut oats, plain yogurt, and natural nut butter.

The Morning Battle!

The morning battle?

The alarm goes off, you roll-over and stare at the blinking digital numbers on the clock wondering what day it is… it is Monday morning. The weekend is over, most good hang out places are closed and your daily routine begins. Wednesday, the second longest day of the week, most of the times your long-run day, it is the peak of your training during the week. No other day is as long as this day. However, incorporating specific strength training can allow you to go over the hump during the middle of the week. Strength training does more than just prevent injury. Even in a multi-hour endurance event, explosive power is key for performance, and lifting is one of the best ways to improve.

Translate to the sport
Sport-specific strength training such as swimming with paddles or doing big-gear climbs on the bike help translate power gains in the gym back to triathlon, even though these workouts this means, unfortunately, there is no one plan that is perfect for everybody. However, regardless of their focus, triathletes should always strive to incorporate whole body exercises into their strength training, in order to get the biggest benefits from the work they are putting in.