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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 12 – 18, 2014

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain.”

– William Jennings Bryan


Most athletes train the way they want to train. By doing so, they se no improvement year by for. However,, athlete who are able to consistently improve season after season ten to train the way they need to train and challenge themselves. AKA… they listen to their Coach. 

It can be difficult of an athlete to focus on the areas that are holding him or her back because most uf us developed our strengths in our favorite training areas. However, when we have a specific training session at practice… you might not show up because it is too hard for you. Too bad, suck it up.  This could be your race limiter. Countless times I have seen athletes not improve because they are stuck in their ways… lets stop it and change it. I will see you at practice.

Weekly Schedule:   May 12 – 18, 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 – 201 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 – Run 
  • Friday – 5:30 am – Aquatic Center – Swim
  • Saturday – 7:30 am- UCF Research Parkway – Bike / Run
  • Sunday – 6:30 am – Lee Vista – Run

NormaTec Recovery  

I have been to several expos and ran into a product that can help you recovery faster and get back into training without any issues. I have used it several times and help me jump back quicker.  Read more about it at:


However, I believe in the product, that I bought one for my studio. If you are interested in using the product, we currently have the ( Eight x 30 min sessions for 100 dollars). If you are interested, please contact me at htorres@cfltriclub.com or 321-443-0073, so we can schedule your first appointment.