Weekend Revision – May 13 – 14, 2023

Hello Team,

There is a revision for this weekends schedule please read below. Coach Torres will be leading the workout, please arrive on time.


  • Arrival Time: 7:15 am
  • Roll out time: 7:30 am
  • Location: Esporta – 5915 South Goldenrod Rd. Orlando, FL
  • Duration: 2 – 3 hour ride followed by a 30 min run


  • Arrival Time: 6:15 am
  • Run out time: 6:30 am
  • Location: Tri Peak Athlete – 1700 S. Bumby Ave. Orlando, FL 32806
  • Duration: 2 – 3 hour ride followed by a 30 min run

Please bring appropriate nutrition for both segments.

Coach Torres

Week of May 1 – 7, 2023

Breakthrough Training Block

Get ready to push your boundaries and see what you’re made of because the upcoming training block is going to be a game-changer. You’ve put in so much effort up to this point and now it’s time to see the fruits of your labor. Don’t let all of that hard work go to waste by neglecting your nutrition or mindset. These two factors are going to be key in your success during this breakthrough period. Your nutrition is key during this process; therefore, make sure you are properly fueling your body with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it needs. Also, don’t forget to plan out meals ahead of time so that you can make healthy choices throughout the day. Lastly, pay attention to your mindset and find ways to stay positive and motivated during this training cycle. It will help maximize your potential as you take on new challenges and strive to reach new heights. So get ready, it’s time to make the most of this training block and show what you’re made of!


Haley is getting married today! Congratulations!

Alcohol and Cortisol

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Training is hard work — and it’s important to do everything possible to make sure that you’re getting the most out of every session. Unfortunately, some factors can seriously sabotage your progress, and alcohol and cortisol are two of the biggest culprits. Alcohol not only dehydrates you and messes up your sleep schedule, but it can also wreak havoc on your cortisol levels, leading to decreased muscle production and increased fat storage.

When it comes to alcohol and weight gain, there’s no denying the harsh reality – excessive drinking can lead to a bigger waistline. Not only does alcohol pack a punch in terms of calories (with some drinks containing as much as a slice of pizza), but it also inhibits the body’s ability to properly burn fat. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut out alcohol entirely to stay slim. Moderation is key here, and opting for lower calorie options like wine or light beer can help keep you on track. It’s all about finding a balance – enjoying a few drinks with friends while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

That’s why it’s so vital to monitor your alcohol intake if you’re serious about your fitness goals — and to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your cortisol levels in check. With a little bit of effort and care, you can ensure that your body is functioning at its very best, and maximize your chances of reaching your training goals.

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Finally, it’s important to remember that consistency is key when it comes to getting the results you want. That means not only making sure that you’re following a consistent training schedule but also taking care of yourself outside of the gym — and in particular, managing your alcohol consumption and cortisol levels. With the right amount of focus and commitment, you can ensure that your body is functioning optimally so that you can make the most of every training session. So don’t forget to take care of yourself — and keep reaching for those goals!

By following these tips, you’ll be able to maximize your progress and reach your fitness goals faster than ever before. With a little bit of perseverance and discipline, you can get the most out of your workouts — so don’t forget to take care of yourself, stay motivated, and make sure that you’re looking after those cortisol levels!


Please pay attention to the schedule.

Keep up the good work and I will see you all on Monday!

Coach Torres

Week of April 16 – 23, 2023


Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced this past weekend at the Coco Beach Triathlon. Our club had an incredible showing and with every event we are continuing to demonstrate our commitment to excellence. We look forward to all of the upcoming events in 2023 and can’t wait to see what amazing accomplishments our team will achieve!

Coco Beach Triathlon

  • Carlos
  • Alejandro
  • Justin
  • Amanda P.

Weekly Training Schedule

This upcoming week is going to be a hard training week before recovery week. Please give me the best effort on your workouts.


Link to Store: https://custom.zootsports.com/CentralFloridaTri24588

It is time to order our club uniforms. All members must wear the same design and color for every race. Our design has been chosen to represent our team and make us easily recognizable from afar. We offer a selection of quality technical fabrics that will provide optimal performance in the water, on the bike, and during the run. Choose between regular fit or slim fit styles with various colors available. Orders can be placed online or at our club store.

Join the CFL Tri Club

Ready to reach new heights in triathlon? Join the largest and most structured club in the nation, right here in Central Florida! Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, advanced or physically challenged athlete, we welcome you to our team of rising stars. Our elite coaches boast over two decades of experience, holding coached sessions every day of the week to help you reach your ultimate potential. Join us on this epic journey and let’s conquer the triathlon world together.

Join the Club: https://www.active.com/orlando-fl/triathlon/camps/2023-cfl-tri-club-annual-dues-2022

Special Olympics Triathlon Training Clinic

We had a great triathlon clinic this past weekend. We had an amazing turnout. Very proud of all the athletes. All of their hard work is paying off. Special thanks to the coaches and unified partners for their time and energy. We are so grateful for their help and support!

Amino Acids During Training

To maximize performance, it is essential to supplement amino acids throughout training. Amino acids provide the fuel your muscles need to work harder and longer while preventing muscle breakdown during intense exercise. Therefore, i encourage you to take some amino acids supplement for you that fits your individual needs. For more information on how to properly fuel your body, please visit don’t hesitate to contact me.

We thank you for being a part of the CFL Tri Club family. We are proud to support each and every one of you in achieving your goals. With dedication and hard work, we know you’ll be able to reach the highest heights. I’ll see you tomorrow!

Weekly Update – March 6 – 12, 2023

Recovery Week

Hello Team,

Congratulations to all of the athlete who raced this past weekend! I am very proud of you!

Recovery Week

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Recovery week during triathlon training is an essential part of any training program. Scheduling regular recovery weeks helps athletes avoid burnout, fatigue, and potential injury due to overtraining. Recovery weeks are a great opportunity to step back, rest, and recharge both mentally and physically before starting a new block of training. Read the article at: https://tripeakathlete.wordpress.com/2023/03/05/reclaim-your-energy-the-benefits-of-recovery-week-during-triathlon-training/

Schedule – March 6 – 12, 2023

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.

How to join: https://cfltriclub.wordpress.com/join-the-club/

2024 Tri Training Cruise – Book Today

Join the Warriors of Tri Peak Athlete and CFL Tri Club for a training weekend on the a bigger cruise ship Allure of the Seas from Royal Caribbean. Enjoy lectures, strength conditioning, cycling, running and swimming with our USA Triathlon Level 3 Coach Hector Torres and other coaches!  For more info visit: https://cfltriclub.wordpress.com/events-list/calendar/2023-tri-peak-athlete-cfl-tri-club-tri-training-cruise/

Week of February 27 – March 5, 2023

Hello Team,

What an amazing weekend. We kicked off our 1st Special Olympic Triathlon Clinic at Lake Louisa. It was a huge success.

I am very proud of everyone’s hard work and dedication. It is paying off.

Best Damn Race – Lake Eola

This weekend is the BDR in Orlando. I am very excited to see all of you race this weekend. Our tent is going be set up at lake Eola somewhere in the North Lawn near the Eola House or in the Farmer’s Market Circle. Please arrive arrive at 6:45 am for a group pic. If you haven’t signed up, you can still sign up at: https://orlando.bestdamnrace.com


Passive Heat Acclimatization

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As we are getting ready for a hot race it is very important to get heat acclimatized. Therefore, I recommend a passive heat acclimatization. This is a process of gradually and naturally allowing the body to adjust to warmer temperatures. It involves staying outdoors in hot weather or sitting in a sauna for a period of time. Initially, the body may feel uncomfortable in the heat and sweat profusely as it attempts to cool itself down, but over time, the body becomes accustomed to hot weather and is better able to regulate its temperature.

This process can help reduce symptoms of heat illness such as cramping and dehydration. Additionally, passive heat acclimatization can help improve endurance and performance in hot weather. Some strategies for passive heat acclimatization include spending increased amounts of time outdoors, wearing fewer layers of clothing when outside, and avoiding physical activity during the hottest part of the day. It is very important to hydrate and take some electrolytes during this process. Start off with 10 min and then gradually build to 20 min. With regular practice and patience, passive heat acclimatization can help individuals become more comfortable in high temperatures.


1. “Heat Acclimatization.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, 24 Oct. 2019, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/acclimatization.html

2. Kravitz, Len. “How to Acclimatize to Hot Weather.” Verywell Fit, Dotdash, 5 May 2020, http://www.verywellfit.com/accustoming-to-hot-weather-2911174.

3. “Heat Acclimatization: How Your Body Adapts to the Heat – Physician’s Choice Wellness and Weight Loss.” Physician’s Choice Wellness and Weight Loss, 2 Mar. 2020, http://www.physicianschoiceweightloss.com/blog/heat-acclimatization/.

4. Thompson, Pippa. “Heat Acclimatization: The Benefits of Adapting to the Heat.” American College of Sports Medicine, 10 July 2017, http://www.acsm.org/blogs/public-health-science/heat-acclimatization-the-benefits-adapting-to-heat.

Monday – Swim

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  • Warm up:
    • 500 yards focusing on distance per stroke
    • 10 x 50 as drill down swim back
      • single arm drill and fist drill 
  • Main Set:
    • 5 x 100 on the 2:20 hard efforts
      • 200 buoy pull
        • 5 x 100 on the 2:10 harder effort
      • 200 buoy pull
      • 5 x 100 on the 2:00 hardest effort
  • Cool Down
    • 200 choice

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

Week of January 15 – 22, 2023

Hello Team,

It was great seeing everyone yesterday at the kick off meeting. What a great turn out. This is a great way to start the year.

Congratulations to all of the awards winner! Your hard work and dedication has paid off!

Award Winners

Rookie of the Year – Kaitlyn Dawson

Most Spirited of the Athlete of the Year – Jan McDonald

Most Improved Athlete of the Year – Danny Jaca

Most Dedicated Athlete of the Year – Juan Jimenez

Defying Gravity Award – Chad Vanscoter

Defying Gravity Award – Victoria Decker

Training Peaks Account

If you currently have a TrainingPeaks account you can create one or sync it with the coach. You have two ways you can do this, follow this link: 


Or go under settings on your desktop (you can’t do this from the app) and add me as your coach on training peaks with my email: htorres@cfltriclub.com

Tracking Devises: 

Depends on what device you have, enclosed you will find the instructions on how to sync your Garmin Watch or your AppleWatch with Trainingpeaks. 

Sync Garmin Connect with Trainingpeaks: 


Connect Apple Health with TrainingPeaks

  1. Open the TrainingPeaks athlete app.
  2. Enter your login credentials.
  3. Click more.
  4. Click settings.
  5. Click “Connect Health App”
  6. Click “turn all categories on”
  7. Click allow in the top right corner.
  8. If successful, ‘Connected’ will appear under the health app.

Weekly Schedule

MLK Lake Louisa Ride

As tomorrow is a holiday, many of you will have the day off. Jen will be leading a group ride out of Lake Louisa at 1 pm. Please arrive at 20 – 30 min prior to start time. . If you are new to the club, I will prefer you wait till Saturday for a group ride.

Monday – Swim

Warm up 

200 free

200 kick side to side (6 kicks / 3 strokes/ 6 kicks 3 strokes) with fins

6 x 50 build (gradually build your pace)  with 15 seconds recovery

6 x 50 as 25 freestyle /25 backstroke at 85% of your effort with 20 seconds recovery

Main set

10 x 50 with paddles no buoy at 85% with 30 seconds recovery

200 choice

6 x 50 with paddles no buoy at 85% with 30 seconds recovery

200 kick with fins and board

5 x 25 at 95% with 5 press outs with 1 min recovery 

100 choice

4 x  100s at 85% with fins  and paddles with 20 seconds recovery

Call down 100 choice

I will see you all this week. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Get in Touch

1700 S. Bumby Ave Orlando, FL 32806

Week of January 9 – 15, 2023

Hello Team,

I hope you all a great week of training this past week. Congratulations to Kaitlyn for running the Disney Marathon and doing a PR at the Disney Marathon.

Flat Repair Clinic – Free

Gallo Cycles has been a new addition to the CFL Tri Club and Tri peak Athelte tribe. His repair shop is located at 1700 S. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. His number is (407) 881-1496‬. We are going to be having a Flat Repair Clinic on Saturday, January 14 at 2:30 pm after the kick off meeting.

Weekly Schedule

2023 CFL Tri Club Kick OFF MEETING

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023

Time: 1 pm

Location: 1700 S. Bumby Ave. Orlando, FL 32806

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

Coach Torres

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!!!

Week of December 4 – 11, 2022

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

  • OUC Half Marathon
    • Bri
    • Ron
    • Juan
    • Laura
    • Roberto
    • Raiza
    • Danny
    • Jan
  • Clash Endurance
    • Rosemarie
    • Daniel P.
    • Andres Liz.
    • Derek
    • Brandon
  • Ironman 70.3 Cartagena
    • Erika
    • Ana
    • Sergio
    • Jenn
    • Carlos
    • Wynne

I am very proud of your hard work and dedication! It has payed off!


Enclosed you will find the schedule for this upcoming week. I don’t return till Wednesday night. Therefore, Jeff will be leading till Wednesday. I’ll be back on Thursday. Please get your workouts in! This is the second week of bike focus! Lets be consistent so you can see your results.