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Week of March 7 – 13, 2022

Good afternoon team,

I have been trapped in a plane for the past 16 hours. I am very happy to be landing soon. We have a very busy week ahead, so pay close attention for what is about to happen.


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

  • Best Damn Race
    1. Rosa Laura
    2. Andres L.
    3. Haley
    4. Kim
    5. Jenn
    6. Carlos
    7. Jose M.
    8. Pat
  • Clermont Draft Legal
    • Luis Jr.
    • Mariangel
  • Dubai 70.3
    • Zach
    • Hardik

Great Clermont Triathlon

This weekend we have a big race happening in Clermont, Florida and it is key to have great Tri Club representation. The have the following distances:

  • Sprint (Special Olympics)
  • Olympic
  • Intimidator (Distance between an Olympic and a Half!)
  • Half

In addition, Special Olympics have their first race as well. They are racing the Sprint Distance. If you will like to race, the link to register is at: www.Sommersports.com

Puerto Rico 70.3 Meeting

For those athletes racing 70.3 Puerto Rico we are going to have a meeting on Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 pm. This meeting is going to be via Zoom. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89973540768?pwd=MmJLNEFkT2pyRzg4czljYVd0ZzNQZz09 to start or join a scheduled Zoom meeting . We will be go over race logistics, travel and training.


Week of January 24 – 30, 2021

Hello Team,

What an amazing weekend! A big shout out to Luis Ortiz for Winning the Overall in the Winter Park 5k with a time of 15 min 15 sec!

Awesome job!

Special Olympics – Triathlon Team Florida

In addition, Thank you to all of the volunteers and unified partners who Helped out at the Special Olympics Triathlon Clinic in Lake Louisa. It was a great event!


CFL TRI Club Membership Dues

Register today!

Or Copy/Paste url: https://www.active.com/orlando-fl/triathlon/clinics/2022-cfl-tri-club-annual-membership-2021

Week of Haines City 70.3

Hello Team,

I hope you are all having an amazing day! What a great turn out we had at our annual Holiday party. Thank you Zach for offering your home!

Holiday Party


Congratulations to all of the athlete who raced this past weekend at the OUC Half Marathon and the Daytona Clash Endurance Race:

  • Danny J.
  • Donnie
  • Michelle
  • Pat – 1st Stand Alone Half Marathon
  • Sean
  • Carlos – 1st Half Marathon
  • Victoria
  • Lisa
  • Rei
  • Jennifer
  • Kim
  • Mariangel
  • JoJo
  • Andres

Haines City 70.3

We have several athletes racing at Haines City 70.3 and it will be great to show their support. If you have a Tri Club Shirt, wear it with pride and encourage your teammates at this race. The tent will be out there and lets have a good time. These are the athletes racing: (if I’m missing someone, please let me know:

  • Ren – 1st time
  • Alison – 1st time
  • Maryory – 1st time
  • Jennifer
  • Carlos
  • (Jen and Carlos say each year that they are never doing this race again, but they keep on doing it. Do they know what Insanity really means?) – LOL


Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week:

SAVE THE DATE – CFL Tri Club Kick OFF Meeting

Our Annual Kick Off meeting is going to be held on January 8, 2022. 17 years the club has been present in Central Florida and making a difference! Our location will be confirmed shortly!

Weekend of Nov 12 – 13, 2021

Calendar Weekend of Nov 12 – 13, 2021

Chris Nikic Inclusion Party.

  • When: Friday November 12 from 6:00 to…
  • Where: Chris Nikic new house – 1913 Benhurst Place Maitland Fl 32751
  • Who: You are welcome to invite your friends m, TriClub and someone who doesn’t usually get invited.
  • What: Bring your biggest smile and a willingness to talk to and get to know someone who is not like you. It’s not real inclusion until we party and eat together. Don’t bring anything. We will host the party. We will provide the Food, drinks and dessert. (Maybe a folding chair if you want to sit)

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

Mothers DAy Weekend – May 8 – 9, 2021

Hello team,

It is Mothers day weekend! Make sure you call your Mom and tell her that you love her.

Enclosed you will find several items:

  • Weekend Schedule
  • NormaTec Sale
  • Xterra Wetsuit Sale
  • Zym Products
  • Dog Lovers – Paws in the Park

Weekend Schedule – It is getting HOT! So we need to start earlier!

  • Saturday
  • Arrival Time: 6:15 am
  • Departure Time: 6:30 am
  • Location: Epic Cycle in Clermont, FL (Close to Waterfront Park)
  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours – 30 min run after bike
  • Note: Please bring appropriate nutrition.
  • Sunday – Mothers Day
  • Arrival Time: 6:15 am
  • Departure Time: 6:30 am
  • Location: Baldwin Park
  • Duration: 6 – 12 miles
    • Depending on the race you are training for!
    • Olympic – 6 miles
    • Half
      • Augusta 8 – 10
      • Hawaii 12 – 13

NormaTec Sale

Quickest way to recovery! NormaTec has been a resourceful tool to use before and after workouts. If you are interested in purchasing any Hyperice Product, please contact me as we get a discount. Text me at 321-443-0073.

Recommended usage Prior to Workout:

  • Level 4 -5
  • Duration: 20 min

Recommended usage Post Workout

If workout is longer than 2 hours:

  • Level 1 – 3
  • Duration: 30 – 40 min

If workout is less than 2 hours

  • Level 3 – 5
  • Duration: 30 – 40 min

Xterra Wetsuits

May came fast upon us and we wanted to share our deals from XTERRA WETSUITS including an incredible discount on the #1 BEST SELLING Sleeveless Wetsuit and sweet deals on some of their necessary accessories for your swim training and races. 

Just by following the link below and entering our unique code CO-TRIPK at checkout, we receive the best prices they offer anywhere. 

Zym Products

 ZYM (www.zym.com). It has truly been a pleasure hearing all of the positive feedback from those who have tried it. Thanks to those who made their first order with our 50% off sample code TEAMSPECIAL50 which is still active.

Paws In The Park

If you are a dog lover, Gather your dog(s) and come to Paws in the Park…everyone will have a great time! Join us on Saturday, May 8, 2021 for Paws in the Park – Orlando’s Largest Pet Festival! Register today to help support Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agency. 10 am – 4 pm. Doggy To Go will be there too. Make sure you say hi to Don.

Join The Club

Keep up the good work and I’ll see you all in the morning.

Coach Torres


Weekend of March 20 – 21, 2021

Hello Team,

Enclosed you will find the update for this weekend and a few other things. Congratulations to

  • Steve Brockway – Double Ironman Distance!



  • Arrival Time: 7 am
  • Start Time: 7:15 am
  • Location: Lake Minneola
  • Focus: Hill Repeats



  • Arrival Time: 7 am
  • Start Time: 7:10 am
  • Location: Baldwin Park Fountain
  • Focus: Hill Repeats

Recovery Ride

  • Arrival Time: 11 am
  • Start Time: 11:10 am
  • Location: Lee Vista / 436
  • Focus: Hill Repeats


Rudy Project:

HERE’S HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN ACCOUNT TO GET 35% OFF OF RUDY PROJECT GEAR (including single vision prescriptions):

– go to: www.rudyprojectna.com/vip

– enter your info along with code: cfltriclub

*Your account will be created and you will now be auto logged in every time you visit www.rudyprojectna.com

Week of March 1 – 7, 2021

Can’t Wait

Hello Team,

I hope you are all doing well. It is Recovery Week! So exciting!

Enclosed you will find the following items:

  • How to Join the Club
  • Weekly Schedule
  • Swimming Essential Items
  • Swim Workout

How To Join the Club

Follow this link to Join the Club. Link: https://cfltriclub.wordpress.com/about/join-the-club/

Weekly Schedule

Please be advised that on the weekend meet up rides, we will arrive at 7 am and depart 15 min after. This will allow people to arrive and get ready. For you to ride with the club, you must join the club. In addition, the uniform store will be up by Wednesday.

MondayOn your ownSwimWorkout will be posted
Tuesday5:30 AMBike Trainer – BuildVirtual and Tri Peak Athlete, LLCZoom ID:  868 0562 1340
4 PMSpecial Olympics – RunBlue Jacket ParkSpeed Work
Wednesday6:00 AMTrack WorkoutHoward Track Middle School – Downtown OrlandoSpeed Work
12n Bike Trainer – TempoVirtualZoom ID:  868 0562 1340
Thursday5:30 AMBike Trainer – EnduranceVirtual and Tri Peak Athlete, LLCZoom ID:  868 0562 1340
4 PMSpecial Olympics – ConditioningTri Peak Athlete
FridayOn your ownSwimWorkout will be posted
SaturdayArrive at 7:00 am Leave at 7:15 amBike / RunLake MinneolaDuration: 2 – 3 hours / 20 min run
SundayArrive at 7:00 am Leave at 7:15 amBaldwin ParkFountain at Baldwin Park 7 – 12 mile run
11 AMBike – Recovery RideAdvanced Cycle / Lee Vista / 436Duration: 75 min 

Swimming Essential Items

Paddles: https://www.amazon.com/TYR-999LVC2S-Catalyst-Training-Paddles/dp/B00DLOUBQK/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=tyr+catalyst+paddles&qid=1614540033&sr=8-3

Pull Buoy: https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Sports-5-Layer-Pull-Float/dp/B07VXXSQ2C/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=tyr+pull+buoy&qid=1614540522&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyWVpONDNRSEoxOEk1JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjI3ODAyMTA3TktOTUw5R1RTRiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNzI3MTM1SFdGMFZRWkxaNDgmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

Fins: https://www.amazon.com/TYR-Stryker-Silicone-Swimming-Equipment/dp/B07BQWNQLL/ref=sr_1_2?Sdchild=1&keywords=tyr+fins&qid=1614540550&sr=8-2

Snorkle: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Phelps-Focus-Snorkel-Black/dp/B00RTMBVB4/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3UORQK15TRHKV&dchild=1&keywords=michael+phelps+snorkel&qid=1614540592&sprefix=Michael+%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-3

Bands: https://www.amazon.com/FOOING-Resistance-Professional-Freestyle-Blue-40lb/dp/B086YN5GR9/ref=sr_1_8?crid=15X4DVPANCF6M&dchild=1&keywords=swim+resistance+bands&qid=1614540634&sprefix=swim+resi%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-8

Swim Workout – Recovery

Warm up:
5 x 100 as Free/Kick/Pull/Kick/Free all with 15 sec RI
Main Set:
– 5 x 200 free easy with 10 sec RI
Cool Down:
3 x 100 as Free/Pull/Free all with 10 sec RI

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

Week of Feb 8 – 14, 2021

Hello Team,

Enclosed you will find the breakdown for the week. If you are enjoying the Super Bowl, make sure you make wise choices.

Also, if you haven’t joined the club, please do so at: https://cfltriclub.wordpress.com/about/join-the-club/


Special Olympics Clinic

First team practice in 2021!

When: Saturday, Feb. 13

Location: Lake Louisa State Park, 7305 US Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34711

8:00 am – Park gate opens at 8am.  $5 per car to enter.

After you leave guard house, drive approximately 1.25 miles to first right turn.  Turn right and then proceed approximately 1.75 miles to end of road and park on back side of parking lot.

*We will practice all recommended social distancing.

Wear and bring all your gear to practice running and biking.  Bring hydration.  Bring nutrition.

Athletes/Unified Partners/Volunteers: Please RSVP by reply email to advise if you plan to attend.    

If you are new athlete, please let me know if you have a partner or need a partner for the clinic. 

If you are a new Unified Partner or new Volunteer, please let me know if you have an athlete or how you would like to volunteer at the clinic.

As always, please call or email me if you have any questions!

Also, please let me know if you want to be removed from this email group.



Wynne McFarlin, Esq.

Legal Talent, LLC


If you have any questions, please let me know.