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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

www.tripeakathlete.com

Week of Dec 14 – 20, 2020

Hello Team,

Enclosed you will find several items:

  • Healthy Snack Tip
  • Holiday Social
  • Schedule
  • 2020 CFL Tri Club Kick Off Meeting – Save The Date

Healthy Snack Tip

Snack Time: 10 am or 3 pm

  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter

Note:

Benefits of

Celery: Actually celery is one of the most alkaline foods you can eat! Research suggests that an alkaline diet lengthens life and prevents chronic diseases. Celery juice is highly nutritious. Celery is loaded with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin K and vitamin C. (Gabrielle, 2020)

Peanut Butter: Jump to Potential Health Benefits of Peanut Butter — Improved Heart Health One of the main fats in peanut butter is oleic acid. When substituted for other fats in your diet, oleic acid is shown to help maintain good cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. Managing these levels in your body can lower the risk of heart disease. Peanut butter also contains omega-6.

Sources:

Holiday Social

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM EST – 9 PM EST

Location: 4614 Woodlot Ct, Orlando, FL 32835-2703, United 

StatesPublic · Hosted by Central Florida Tri Club

Invitation: 

Please grace us with your presence in our annual Holiday Party. We will still be practicing social distancing and respect to others space. So if you are sick or have been compromised… don’t come!
However, if you are healthy and want to have a good time with friends…. join us on December 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm. 

What to bring: 

  • Bring a dish 
  • wrapped gift as we will be doing our traditional White Elephant Exchange. (Gift $25 dollars)We understand some people will be hesitant to come, but it is at your discretion. 
  • Dress pretty!

We understand some people will be hesitant to come, but it is at your discretion.

Please RSVP at https://fb.me/e/1N5CWSUsJ

Schedule

Just this week.

TimeWorkoutLocationNote
Monday6:30 AMSwimWorkout will be posted
Tuesday5:00 AMBike TrainerVirtual and Tri Peak Athlete, LLCZoom ID:  868 0562 1340
Wednesday6:00 AMTrack WorkoutHoward Track Middle School – Downtown OrlandoSpeed Work
Thursday5:30 AMBike TrainerVirtual and Tri Peak Athlete, LLCZoom ID:  868 0562 1340
Friday6:30 AMSwimWorkout will be posted
Saturday7:00 AMOutdoor RideAdvanced Cycle: Lee Vista and 436Duration: 2 hours
Sunday7:00 AMOutdoor RunBaldwin ParkDuration: 90 min
2020 B.C. (Before Covid)

2021 Kick OFF Meeting – Save The Date

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

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

Coach Torres

321-443-0073

Week of Dec 1 – 6, 2020

Hello Team,

I hope you are all doing well when you receive this email. This week is a very busy week.

Special Olympics Clinic DatesVisit

Making History!

Weekly Temperature

Weekly Schedule

Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week:

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

Hector L Torres

USAT Elite Coach, USAC Lv 2, USAS, USAW, USATF & MS Training Peaks University Lv 1

Special Olympic Florida Triathlon Coach


Tri Peak Athlete, LLC
– 617 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803

Work: 321-247-5768Cell: 321-443-0073

www.tripeakathlete.com
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Weekend of Nov 14 – 15, 2020

Racing this Weekend

Good luck this weekend to all of the athletes racing in South Florida!

  • Jennifer Sturgess
  • Marcel
  • Kelli
  • Wynne
  • Linda
  • Pat
  • Kim
  • Maritza

Enclosed you will find the weekend update:

Saturday

  • Location: UCF Research Parkway and Discovery Rd.
  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours followed by a 20 min run
  • Time: Roll out at 7:30 am please arrive 15 min prior to start.

Sunday

  • Location: Baldwin Park
  • Duration: 90 min to 120 min
  • Time: 7:00 am

Week of Nov 9 – 15, 2020

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

  • Dan Grieb
  • Chris Nikic
  • Jennifer Sturgess
  • Carlos M.
  • Donald McCammon
  • Michael Fitz Patrick – Kona Slot
  • David Berlant
  • Ana Caminas
  • Jennifer Elliot

I am very proud of everyone who participated and who went to support and cheer!

Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week:

TimeWorkoutLocationNote
Monday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s Lake
Tuesday5:30 AMBike TrainerVirtual and Tri Peak Athlete, LLCZoom ID:  868 0562 1340
Wednesday6:00 AMTrackHoward Track Middle SchoolSpeed Work
Thursday5:30 AMBike TrainerVirtual and Tri Peak Athlete, LLCZoom ID:  868 0562 1340
Friday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s Lake
Saturday7:15 AMBike / RunUCF Research ParkwayCozumel: 3.5 – 4 hours. Half: 3 hours
SundayBaldwin ParkLong Run90 min run

November Birthdays

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com
  • Don DeBeaux
  • Wynne McFarlin
  • Marco Cortez
  • Aylin Ardit
  • Pat Smith
  • Claire-Marie

Keep up the good work

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
http://www.tripeakathlete.com

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Week of Oct 26 – Nov 1, 2020

Hello Team,

In this email:

  • Congratulations
  • Weekly Schedule
  • Ironman Florida
  • Ironman California – Pre Registration
  • Weekly Temp

Congratulations

This past weekend we had the following athletes compete and perform phenomenally. Congratulations to the following athletes:

  • Luis Ortiz – 8th Pro Field
  • Mariaangel – 1st Female Overal
  • Diego Serpa – 4th place Age Group

Weekly Training and Virtual Schedule

Enclosed you will find the schedule for the following week:

Ironman Florida

I just wanted to give you a quick update about the TriClub Village:

Here at the IRONMAN TriClub Program, our top priority is the health and safety of our athletes. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, IRONMAN will NOT host a TriClub Village at events in 2020. Clubs are highly encouraged to not gather in large groups. While this year is very different, we are excited to return to racing and to see our TriClub Program members cross the finish line! Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your dedication to the IRONMAN TriClub Program!

A FEW REMINERS: 

  • NO spectators at this event
  • NO pop-tents 
  • NO trailers
  • NO gatherings
  • Face coverings are required at all times unless racing
  • There will be no viewing areas for this race besides Volunteering. Click here for Volunteer opportunities.
  • IRONMAN is not responsible for any clubs that do not adhere to the rules

Ironman California

TriClub Priority Registration for 2021 IRONMAN California is NOW OPEN! Your club members can register before the general public! Athletes interested in taking advantage of priority registration will enjoy a new pricing structure, which guarantees the lowest-price entry if registered during the priority registration window. Below is your club’s link to register. This link can be shared with your entire club to help make the process easier. Priority registration will be open until Sunday, November 1 at 11:59 pm EST. Please make sure to register before than to secure the lowest price-entry. The link will not be active after 11/1.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER >

If link doesn’t work, please copy paste here: https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/71236352/select-race?e4p=e2497a29-9794-463d-99ab-9397f293609f&e4ts=1603729271&e4q=af807889-5a36-4879-afe9-419b73f7eae2&e4c=active&e4e=snawe00000000&e4h=16209ba5972eeb20bcea2a29d681e727&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkRNM01tUTBOekV3WkdSayIsInQiOiJhU2tQZ0E5Q0JmTU9IRUVwejJDNG03UUJleU9qVTROQXhSZTViZFJnTTlaOVNpdlk2Z081UFBmbno0aGtOSXc5dTI0VHhzT1I5UzFwVmppeVY1Snk0eTQ3UzllV1dhVm16TUpwaE1qOFBSVmlTbVFUeEZQQmtWNjY4U2pGVXkxTyJ9&e4rt=Safetynet&_p=05546801176348226

IRONMAN California will be defined by new records and going beyond what is expected. Whether it be a personal record or a world record, prepare yourself for an experience that can be described in one word: Fast.

Weekly Temp

I look forward on seeing all of you. I missed you all.

Sincerely,

Hector L Torres
USAT Elite Coach, USAC Lv 2, USAS Lv 1, USAW Lv 2 and USATF & MS 
Training Peaks University Lv 1


Tri Peak Athlete, LLC and CFL Tri Club
617 Virginia Dr. 
Orlando, FL 32803
Work: 321-247-5768
Cell: 321-443-0073
www.tripeakathlete.com

Thursday – Bike Trainer

Hello Team,

I want to apologize for the misconnect on Tuesday. The Zoom session was having issues. I apologize again! It should be all up and running for tomorrow.

5:30 am – 6:50 am

Topic: Virtual Bike Session
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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Meeting ID: 868 0562 1340
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If you have any issues, please text me or email me.


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

Week of October 19 – 25, 2020

Good morning team,

In this email:

  • Races & Discount Races
  • Coaches Note
  • Schedule

Races

Please be advised that there are several athletes racing this weekend in Clermont and Jacksonville. Please encourage them and cheer for them.

  • Jose Bravini – Jax
  • Diego Serpa – Jax
  • Luiz Ortiz – Clermont
  • Mariangel Clermont

Daytona Race Dicount

  • CD20-CFTC

Coach’s Note

Please be advised, I will be out of town for this week. You can reach me via email and text. I will be in Istanbul, Turkey!

I will have our assistant coaches covering for me this week. I will appreciate that you will give them the same level of respect you give me.

Schedule

TimeWorkoutLocationNote
Monday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeRegistration link:  https://register.luckyslakeswim.com
Tuesday5:30 AMBike TrainerVirtualZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Wednesday6:00 AMTrackHoward Track Middle SchoolLed by Jennifer and Carlos
Thursday5:30 AMBike TrainerVirtualZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Friday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeRegistration link:  https://register.luckyslakeswim.com
Saturday7:15 AMBike / RunUCF Research ParkwayMake sure you have lights for the ride. 
SundayOn Your OwnLong RunFull: 2 hours / Half 90 min 

Hector L Torres

USAT Elite Coach, USAC Lv 2, USAW, 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

www.tripeakathlete.com
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Week of October 12 – 18, 2020

Hello Team,

Congratulations to Luis Ortiz for crushing his race on Sunday. He won overall!

As you are aware, this week I am leaving Thursday after my 10 am session to North Carolina for the Training Camp. Therefore, this weekend, you are on your own. You can make arrangements within yourselves to meet up and ride. Please ride safe and obey all traffic laws.

Special Olympics Triathletes – Florida

Even though Covid impacted SO group triathlon practices and our official race season this year, many of our athletes continued to train and most participated in our virtual triathlon!  So proud of them!

Additionally, I am excited to report that 5 of our athletes (so far) have independently decided to race in the Daytona Sprint Triathlon challenge on Dec. 6 as part of the Central Florida Triathlon Club.

  • Jonathon Sady (Jamie Moses)
  • Andrew Ahearn (Phyllis Crain)
  • Adrienne Bunn (Linda Freeman)
  • Kennet Lefkovic (Wynne McFarlin)
  • Chris Nikic (Dan Grieb)

The race director has agreed to have a separate bike rack in transition designated specifically for the SO athletes racing with the Central Florida Tri club.  This will permit us to see each other at set up and during transitions (as timing permits).  Athletes will be racing in their respective age groups.  There is no Special Olympics division as this is not a Special Olympics sanctioned race.

If there are other SO athletes interested in participating in this race, let me know.  I can find a partner for you if your regular unified partner is not available or interested.  You can register using the discount code for Central Florida Triathlon Club to get a 10% discount.  The rates go up (again) after Oct. 31.  You can sign up here: https://challenge-daytona.com/races/sprintdistance/.  The discount code is: “CD20-CentralFloridaTriathlonClub”.  If tents are permitted, Coach Hector intends to set up the CFL Tri Club tent so we can all find each other at the end of the race, if not sooner.  We encourage everyone to follow covid safety guidelines and recommendations.

Schedule

Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week.

TimeWorkoutLocation: Note
Monday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeYou Must Register
Tuesday5:30 AMBike Trainer Virtual & Tri Peak Athlete, LLCZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Wednesday6:00 AMTrackHoward Track Middle School
Thursday5:30 AMBike Trainer at Tri Peak Athlete and Virtual SessionLee Vista / 436Zoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Friday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeRegistration link:  https://register.luckyslakeswim.com
Saturday7:00 AMBike / RunLee Vista / 436Duration:  2.5 hours all with a 30 min post run
SundayOn Your OwnHalf Distance: 10 – 13 miles                   

Virtual Sessions

9 AM5:30 PM
Zoom ID876-0321-0273876-0321-0273
MondayStrength Strength
TuesdayOFFOFF
WednesdayStrength Strength
ThursdayOFFOFF
FridayYogaOFF

Sincerely,

Hector L Torres

USAT Elite Coach, USAC Lv 2, USAS, USAW and USATF & MS Training Peaks University Lv 1
Tri Peak Athlete, LLC
617 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803Work: 321-247-5768Cell: 321-443-0073www.tripeakathlete.com
E-MAIL CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail, including any attachments, may contain material protected and governed by the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. The authorized recipient of this information is prohibited from disclosing this information to any other party unless authorized. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please note that you have received this e-mail in error and any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately contact the sender of this message. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Week of September 28 – October 4, 2020

Hello Team,

I hope you all had a good weekend. Several things to go over in this email.

SCION Bags Discount

Central Florida Tri Club is excited to announce a partnership with SCICON Bags for the remainder of the 2020 and 2021 season. SCICON is a well established manufacture of bike flight travel bags that require minimal disassembly of the bike. Their Aerocomfort Triathlon 3.0 bag for example, all you have to do is to remove your wheels to pack your bike in the bag. Our partnership entails a massive 40%  discount that can be used at anytime throughout the year for their entire line up. However, though the end of June Scicon is offing our athletes 50% off only the Aerocomfort bag series or the EvolutionX hardcase, and will also be adding in a free Race Rain Bag, free hygiene bag, free passport wallet, and a free shoe bag (combined $310 value). The Rain Bag can be viewed here, the Hygiene bag here, the passport wallet here, and the shoe bag can be viewed here. In order to receive the extra discount and these free products however, you must email or call Peter directly in the sales department, let him know you are with Florida Central Tri, and he will help in processing your order. Soon after this deal is over, team members will have their own online code to use throughout the rest of the year for 40% off everything. Peter can be reached at peter@sciconbags.com or 760-788-7500 x215

After the month of October is over, I will be creating the general 40% off code for you to use for your team throughout the year. Please let me know and I look forward to working with you this year and next, stay sane in the meantime!

Training Schedule

TimeWorkoutLocationNote
Monday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeRegistration link:  https://register.luckyslakeswim.com
Tuesday5:30 AMBike Trainer at Tri Peak Athlete and Virtual SessionZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Wednesday6:00 AMTrackHoward Track Middle School
Thursday5:30 AMBike Trainer at Tri Peak Athlete and Virtual SessionZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Friday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeRegistration link:  https://register.luckyslakeswim.com
SaturdayGroup A: 5:30 AM Group B: 7:00 AMGroup A: 5 hours Group B: 3 hoursGroup A: Tri Peak Group B: UCF Research ParkwayMake sure you have lights for the ride. 
SundayOn Your OwnLong RunFull: 2 hours / Half 90 min 

Virtual Strength Sessions

5 AM9 AM5:30 PM
Zoom ID876-0321-0273876-0321-0273876-0321-0273
MondayStrength Strength
TuesdayBike SessionOFFStrength
WednesdayStrength Strength
ThursdayBike SessionOFFStrength
FridayYogaOFF