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Week of May 31- June 5, 2016

Hello team,

Congratulations to

  • Luis Ortiz
  • Luis Ortiz Sr.
  • Chester Cooper
  • Vanessa Bello
  • Juan Gutierrez

As you are aware, this weekend, we have a local race in Clermont, FL. Sommer Sports first Summer Tri Series and it is important that we have good representation at this race. Therefore, I encourage everyone to register for this race and wear your New or Old uniforms at this race.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Time: 5:30 AM 5:00 AM 5:30 AM 5:00 AM 5:30 AM 6:30 am 6:30 am
Location: Aquatic Center  DTWN Aquatic Center DTWN Aquatic

 Center

Clermont Sprint  UCF Research Parkway
Sport: Swim Bike/Run Swim Run   Swim Swim/Bike / Run Bike 
Duration: 1h 30m 90 min bike /30 min run 1h 30m

 

12 – 14 mi 1h 30m Race Sprint / 90 min bike post race 3 – 4 hours 

Quote of the Week!
It never gets easier, you just get BETTER!

Club Races!

Week of March 28 – April 3, 2016

Hello team, 

With just two weeks away from Haines city, we need to start tapering. Therefore, those who are racing Haines will have a specific workout and for those who are not race will have a different workout.

March 28 – April 3, 2016 –
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Time:
5:30 AM
5:00 AM
5:00 AM
5:00 AM
5:30 AM
7:45 am
OFF
Location:
Aquatic Center
DTWN
Aquatic Center
DTWN
Aquatic
Center
Kilarney Station
Sport
Swim
Bike/Run
Swim
Run
Swim
3:30 bike / 20 min run
OFF
Duration:
1h 30m
2h
1h 30m
2h
1h 30m
Race Specific
Sponsors
Advanced Cycle, YMCA of Central Florida, NormaTec Recovery, David’s World Cycle, Track Shack, Rudy Project, PremierBikeTransport,

March 1 – 6, 2016

Hello team, 
 
This is a breakthrough week. Therefore, it is important for us to nail down your paces and your nutrition.

Week Schedule:
  • Monday – Swim – Aquatic Center – 5:30 am
  • Tuesday – Bike Trainer / Run – Downtown YMCA – 5:00 am
  • Wednesday – Swim/Tempo Run – Downtown YMCA – 5:00 am
    • We are swimming for 1000 meters and then meeting at the front to for a 80 min run.
  • Thursday – Bike Trun/Run – Downtown YMCA – 5:00 am
  • Friday –  Swim – Downtown YMCA – 5:00 am (Please arrive on time as it is a very long swim and we will be lining up with paces.)
  • Saturday – Breakthrough Brick workout – 3 hours 30 min
    • 2 1/2 hour bike followed by a specific 1 hour run.
  • Sunday – Downtown YMCA – Optional 6:30 am
    • 90 minutes
Sponsors
Advanced Cycle, YMCA of Central Florida, NormaTec Recovery, David’s World Cycle, Track Shack, Rudy Project.

Week of October 19 – 25, 2015

2016 Triathlon Season 
Is it the adrenaline rush of the finish line? The discipline and structure of training? Or the sense of community you feel from fellow triathletes? Maybe it’s a little bit of everything that makes triathlon so indescribably addicting.

Whatever your reason, we’re giving you one more! Make a decision in 2016 on what races you want to do. If it is a Olympic Distance or up to an Ironman Distance, now it is the time to start building your strengths and weaknesses!

Many athletes from the club have races towards the end of the year and may others have started doing their Marathon training. If  you need guidance on how to plan your training and how does the club can help, please reach out to me.
Calendar 
Enclosed you will find the breakdown for this weekend:
Next weekend is the Great Clermont Triathlon, so many roads will be closed in Clermont. Therefore, we are going to be riding out of UCF this upcoming weekend again.
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Time
5:30 AM
5 am
5:30 – 6:50 am
5 am
5:30 – 6:50 am
7:30 am
OFF
Sport
SWIM
Bike trainer / Run
Swim
Track
Swim
Bike/Run
Note
3:30hr – 4 ours / 20 min run
Location
Aquatic Center
Dtwn
Aquatic Center
Dtwn
Aquatic Center
UCF Research Pkwy

Holiday Party!
The Central Florida Tri Club will be hosting there annual Holiday party on December 19, 2015. The location will be held at Zachary Sinnott home:
1900 Temple Drive
Winter Park FL 32789
Mark your calendars cause we are going to have a blast.
Sponsors
Advanced Cycle, YMCA of Central Florida, NormaTec Recovery, David’s World Cycle, Track Shack, Rudy Project.

Weekend Reminder October 3 – 4, 2015

Weekend Update – October 3 – 4, 2015
Hello Athlete,
As you are aware they cancelled IRONMAN Maryland due to the storm. Hopefully, they give us another race. However, we are riding this weekend with a great attitude.
Workout Update
This is a friendly reminder of our weekend workout.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Group Training

Location: UCF Research Parkway

Time: 7:30 am

Description: Bike / Run

  • 3 hour ride
  • 20 min run

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Run – On your own

Duration: 100 min

Description:  Walk 20 sec after each mile. Effort: Aerobic

Week of September 28 – October 4, 2015

Congratulations!
Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced this past weekend:
  • Augusta 70.3
    • Dan Samatulski
    • Andrew Carroll
    • Martha Centeno
    • Melissa Daly
    • Michael Melton and Kyle Coon
    • Gerard HubbardIMG_2113IMG_2114
  • Ironman Chattanooga
    • Sincy Curley
    • Trent smith
  • Hutchinson Island Triathlon
    • Bill Freyer
    • Jose LopezIMG_2112
    • Hector Torres
  • Six GapsIMG_2107
    • Tim Boyd
    • Jennifer Hogan
    • Jay Strates
    • Sean McEntee
    • Karen Bhilar
I have been coaching for 13 years, and each time I see an athlete cross the finish line it brings me great joy of their accomplishments. As Coach and an athlete, I could understand the inner battles that we have when we are in the battlefield of race day. Therefore, keep on the good work and fighting out those inner wars that we have within ourselves.  Keep up the good work!
Calendar 
Enclosed you will find the breakdown for this weekend:
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Time
5:30 AM
5 am
5:30 – 6:50 am
5 am
5:30 – 6:50 am
7:30 am
OFF
Sport
SWIM
Bike trainer / Run
Swim
Track
Swim
Bike/Run
Note
2:30hr – 3 hours / 20 min run
Location
Aquatic Center
Dtwn
Aquatic Center
Dtwn
Aquatic Center
UCF Research Pkwy

June 30 – July 5, 2015

Countdown of the races

  • Clermont Sprint Triathlon – July 11, 2015
    • Everyone must race!
    • Distance: 
      • Sprint Triathlon: 440 yard Swim, 11 mile Bike, 5K Run
      • Super Fun Sprint Triathlon: 200 yard Swim, 8 mile Bike, 2 mile Run
    • www.sommersports.com 
  • Huntington’s Disease Triathlon – Club Championship – July 26, 2015
Racing your training….not good!
Many athletes are hitting great numbers while running or biking! However, when it comes race day you try to hit the same pace and power output… you just can’t get there.
While training should challenge you, it’s not meant to test you in all of the same ways that racing does.  If it does, you are racing not training. And if you race in training eventually you’ll plateau and won’t be able to match your best practice performances on race day.
The athlete can be pushing themselves too hard in the training, pushing for faster times to show they are in greater and greater race shape. But, many athletes can be racing the training and on race day, they can race flat, tired and unable to come anywhere close to what their training suggested.
Therefore, it is very important to follow your paces during training and don’t be going to hard.  As you approach your next big race, don’t leave your race in training.  Make racing special by saving your best efforts for race day.
 

Calendar 

Enclosed you will find the breakdown for this weekend:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Time 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 5 am 5:30 am 6:30 am 6:00 am
Location Aquatic Center Dtwn YMCA Aquatic Center Dtwn Aquatic Center Kilarney St DTWN
Sport Swim Bike/Run Swim/Run Long Run Swim Bike/Run Run
Note Endurance Muscular Endurance Bring your running shoes Aerobic Speed Tempo Speed

Week of June 15 – 21, 215

Week of Heartland Triathlon – Sebring, FL

This week we have the Heartland triathlon in Sebring Florida. It will be a great event for youth and adults. They have an Olympic distance and sprint distance as it is a family event.2015-06-06 09.37.29

Enclosed you will find the breakdown for this week’s training schedule:

  • Monday – Swim/5:30 am Aquatic center
  • Tuesday – Bike and run / 5 AM Downtown YMCA
  • Wednesday – Swim/5:30 am Aquatic center
  • Thursday – Tempo run / 5 am Downtown YMCA
  • Friday – Swim/5:30 am Aquatic center
  • Saturday – 6:30 Youth regional championship, Heartland triathlon or Lucky’s lake swim
  • Sunday – Heartland Triathlon or UCF Research Parkway 3:30 hr ride

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

Sincerely
Hector L Torres
Head Coach

Central Florida Tri Club | 617 Virginia Drive | Orlando | FL | 32803

March 4 – 10, 2014

Countdown to races!

Healthy Weight – Loss Guidelines!

A healthy weight for an athlete is about how you feel and perform, not just about how you perceive how you look or what the scale is telling you. It can be difficult in our society to keep a healthy perspective on weight. . The ideal has become more muscular and leaner than ever, while as a whole the population is gaining weight. Often the ideal portrayed in the media is  unhealthy and unrealistic and can only be attained through excessive exercise and overly restrictive eating.

Healthy weight loss starts with setting  realistic goal and avoiding quick, unbalanced, and extreme weight-loss approaches. Try to accomplish your goal in a reasonable amount of time and during the off-season for your sport. Let’s take a look at some sensible weight-loss guidelines.

  • Set a realistic body-composition and weight-loss goal.
  • Set a realistic calorie deficit
  • Remember that trimming no more than 200 to 300 calories daily may be the safest and most effective long-term weight-loss approach
  • Consume enough energy or calories so that you stay above a threshold that is considered too low an would result in a lowering of resting metabolic rate. 
For more information, please read, Sport Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd edition, page 195 – 199. 
Congratulations

Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced at Sprint in Virginia.

  • Sprint Distance
    • Luis Ortiz
    • Chester Cooper

Calendar

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Time 5 am 5:30 am 5 am 5:30 am 7:30 am 7:00 am
Location DTWN Aquatic Center DTWN Aquatic Center Lucky’s Lake 436 and Lee Vista
Sport Bike / Run Swim/Run Run Swim Swim / Run Bike / Run
Note Brick workout Brick Workout Tempo Speed Special Event Tempo Ride

Week of April 13 – 19, 2015

Countdown to races!

Swim – Use the HIPS – Lava Magazine

Properly rotating your pelvis is arguably the biomechanics factor most critical to success. Stabilizing and rotating through the core and spine creates initial momentum and puts the upper extremities in a position of mechanical advantage, allowing, for greater overall force output and efficiency form the movement. Swimming is not much different from baseball and golf in this way: in a ll of these sports, pelvic rotation initiates spinal rotation, followed by upper extremity action.

Please review this swim video for Wednesday’s swim drill:  https://youtu.be/KzfI8hZgdzE

Jono Van Hazel: https://youtu.be/s3HhNlysFDs

Week Schedule

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Time: 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 7:00 am OFF
Location: Aquatic Center DTWN YMCA Aquatic Center DTWN YMCA Aquatic Center Lake Minneola Brick
Sport
Swim
Bike/Run Swim Run Swim Bike/Run
Duration: 90 min 2 hours 90 min 90 min 90 min  2.5 bike followed by 90 min run

Save the Children

Hi guys!

I need 200 of my friends to donate at least $20 dollars to the foundation on my behalf. I need to meet my quota. So, don’t go out drinking this weekend and put up $20 dollars for the children.

This time around I need your help. As you all are aware we train for a cause and work hard at it. This time around I am doing it for the Children… literally.

So, I’m racing in this year’s IRONMAN in Woodlands, TX! By participating in this event, you already know that I am a serious athlete, because i have done 18 of them.

If you help me reach my fundraising goal, together we will help Save the Children provide life-saving, life-nurturing programs to children all over the world, including right here in the United States!
I need your help to reach my fundraising goal!

$100 can help stock a library for schools in the U.S.
$150 can help provide 3 goats to families in need.
$200 can help provide ready-to-use food to help save malnourished children.
$300 can help provide healthcare essentials to a school clinic serving hundreds of children in 35 schools.

Please support my participation in the 2015 Ironman Texas benefiting save the Children. I have made a commitment to raise at least $5,000, and I need your help to get there.

By clicking on the link below, you can visit my personal fundraising page to make your donation. Please click “Give Now” when you visit my page. If you prefer, you can mail your donation directly to me. Or copy paste: http://www.savethechildren.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1110796&supid=380297847#sthash.Oe6p6Md7.dpuf 

Thanks!

Hector L Torres

USAT Elite Coach, USAC Lv 2, USAS , USAW, and USATF & MS