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Thursday – Track

  • Location: Downtown YMCA
  • Time: 5 am
  • Duration: 90 min

Monday – Swim

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

  • Julie Gennarino
  • Julian Perez
  • Maria F Tondolo
  • Jerome Bareth
  • Dan Grieb
  • DAVID Berlant
  • Robbie Berlant

I am very proud of all of you

I just landed in Orlando and won’t make it to tomorrow swim workout!

Please do the following:

Warm up:

3 x 500 as 500 FREe / 500 Pulliam / 500 kick

Main set

4 x 200 free at 85% with 20 sec recovery

100 easy free

4 x 150 as 50 kick /100 fast free with fins / 50 kick with 20 sec recovery

4 x 100 at 90% with 15 sec recovery

Cool down:

300 as 100 free / 100 drill / 100 choice

March 21 – 25, 2017

Hello Team,

Enclosed you will find the schedule for this week.

  • Wednesday
    • Option 1 – Swim
      • Warm Up: 300 free / 3x 100 kick with board 10 sec RI/ 3 x 100 Pull with buoy with 15 sec recovery / 200 free / 200 kick / 200 pull
      • Main Set
        • 2 x
          • 4 x 50 Build with 1 min Interval
          • 2 x 50 Fast with 1 min Interval
          • 1 x 50 Easy with 1 min Interval
          • 3 x 50 Fast with 1 min Interval
          • 1 x 50 Easy with 1 min Interval
          • 4 x 50 Fast with 1 min Interval
      • Cool Down:
        • 100 Choice
    • Option 2 – Open Water Swim
      • Lucky’s Lake – 6:15 am
  • Thursday
    • Run – Speed Work
    • Location: Downtown YMCA
    • Time: 5 am
  • Friday
    • Open Water Swim
    • Lucky’s Lake Swim
    • Time: 6:15 am
  • Saturday
    • Haines City Bike Course
    • Location: Lake Ava Park
    • Time: 7:00 am
    • Duration: 3:30 bike followed by a 1 loop of the run course
  • Sunday
    • Haines City Run Course
    • Location: Lake Ava Park
    • Time: 7 am
    • Duration: 10 – 12 miles


Week of July 24 -30, 2016

Hello team,

Please find the schedule for this week:

  • Monday
    • 5:00 am
    • Downtown YMCA
    • Two Options
      • Option 1: Bike Ride 2 hours – You will need lights for the ride
      • Option 2: Swim workout
  • Tuesday
    • 5:00 am
    • Downtown YMCA
    • Bike / Run
    • Duration: 2 hours
  • Wednesday
    • 5:00 am
    • Downtown YMCA
    • Swim
  • Thursday
    • 5:00 am
    • Downtown YMCA
    • Run Track
  • Friday
    • 5:00
    • Downtown YMCA
    • Swim
  • Saturday
    • 6:30 am
    • Killarney Station
    • Duration: 3 – 4:30 hours
  • Sunday
    • 6:00 am
    • Clay Road
    • 14 – 16 miles

Weekend Update – July 22 – 24, 2016

Hello team,

I hope you are all having an amazing day. Enclosed you will find the weekend update:

  • Friday, July 22, 2016IMG_2906
    • Aquatic Center on International Dr.
    • 5:30 am
    • Swim
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016
    • UCF Research Parkway
    • 6:30 am
    • Bike / Run
      • UCF Group: 2:30 hours
      • Dtwn Group: 4:30 hours – There will be a group out of the Downtown YMCA leaving at 5:00 am towards UCF. You will need lights!image
  • Sunday, July 24, 2016
    • Clay Road
    • 6:00 am
    • Run
      • 1 lap or 2 laps

Cycling Tips

Group Cycling Tips
Please review the following, keep these tips in mind the next time you go out to ride with a group.

  • Be cautious of cars approaching from behind. The riders on the back have the responsibility of letting other riders know if cars are approaching. If there’s not enough room to ride two-abreast, they should shout out to the group to go single file: “Car, single up!”
  • The key to an efficient pace line is to maintain speed. Fluctuations in speed quickly sap a group’s energy just like when you’re on your own doing a time trial. Try to maintain a constant, high speed.
  • Stay relaxed and don’t grip the handlebars too tight. The famous French cyclist Bernard Hinault used to say, “You should still be able to play the piano when riding.” When you’re tight and stiff your front wheel will go wherever your head turns. Look right and your bike will go right. But if you’re relaxed you can look right and still hold a straight line. Holding a line is very important within the context of a group as each member is reliant upon the other members to maintain safety.
  • Keep your head up. Watch for upcoming obstacles: cars, potholes, rocks, other riders, etc.
  • Pull off into the wind as others may be overlapping your wheel to the draft side.
  • Don’t throw your bike back as you get out of the saddle. Stand up into the bike and bring the bike forward.
  • Go easy on the brakes and anticipate pace changes. Try to reduce the accordion or “yo-yo” effect as much as possible.
  • Recovery is key in a group rotation .Finding the right draft position and staying tight and close have a cumulative effect over time. Riders who know how to make use of the group will save enormous amounts of energy.

Individuals riding as a group can cover distances much faster than one individual and save energy at the same time, as long as the group works well together and safety remains the number one concern.

2016 CFL Tri Club Annual Membership

Join the club:

Eventbrite - 2016 CFL Tri Club Annual Membership

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 USA Triathlon experienced coaches to help you achieve your goals. Coached sessions held 7 days a week.

No Refunds

  • Daily training, including swimming, running & biking coached by our USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, USA Swimming and USA Track and Field Coaches
  • Access to our free Certified Elite and Professional Coaches
  • Ability to make a difference as a Board of Director
  • Local and National USAT Representation and updates
  • Liability Insurance
  • A Member Directory
  • A Membership Card, giving you discounts at several local and internet merchants
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Blast e-mail updates
  • Club Night Socials – last Friday (Monthly Social)
  • Guest speakers at our quarterly Member Meetings
  • Raffles at every meeting, including race entries and give-aways
  • Exclusive opportunities to register early for premier races
  • Exclusive opportunities to win slots at races
  • Quarterly victory parties
  • An Awesome Annual Party to honor members who Go the Distance!
  • Free Anniversary Party – Christmas Party – Support at local and remote Ironman races – Unique volunteer opportunities within the triathlon industry – Meet friends and have experiences you?ll treasure for life!

Week of December 17 -20, 2015

Bike Focus Week – 3
For the next three weeks we are going to be focusing on maintenance on our bike. Therefore, we will be biking more often than usual. Please review the schedule below:
New Weekly Schedule:
  • Monday – Swim – Aquatic Center – 5:30 am
  • Tuesday – Bike Trainer/Run – Downtown YMCA – 5:00 am
  • Wednesday – Swim – Aquatic Center – 5:30 am
  • Thursday
    – Bike Trainer / Run – Downtown YMCA – 5:00 am
  • Friday – Run – Downtown YMCA – 5:00 am
  • Saturday – Bike – UCF Research Parkway – 7:00 am
    • 2 – 3 hours
  • Sunday – Run -On your own. Workout will be provided on Friday.
Advanced Cycle, YMCA of Central Florida, NormaTec Recovery, David’s World Cycle, Track Shack, Rudy Project.

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
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Food – what to bring: Bring your favorite dish so you can share with your fellow teammates. We will provide a protein.
White elephant gift exchange: Bring a gift worth <$25. It will be a fun game.
Donate to Knights Pantry at UCF
UCF Students need your help! On UCF campus there is necessary resource available for students in need of food and clothing: the Knight’s Pantry. Since rigorous data collection began in 2011, we have assisted about 9,500 per semester, and that number is increasing annually! In these four years, we have provided over 110,000 pounds of food to UCF students!
A key component to exceling in college includes being able to maintain a healthy sustainable diet and being able to apply for jobs and internships, and hopefully landing an interview. For students who have to choose between buying textbooks and eating, we have found that without expendable income students will attempt to cut corners and go without proper nutrition, hygiene items, or the ability to look professional on job interviews. With a month away from school, and the resources that come with it, winter break can seem daunting for Knights in need.
In order to accommodate our students and offer the best opportunity for success regardless of economic starting point, we have been collecting non-perishable and canned food items, professional clothing for both men and women, and various hygiene items. If you by chance have any not-immediately-perishables, excess toiletries or business clothing and would be willing to donate to UCF Students in need, please consider doing so.

Cycling quote:

“Don’t Limit your Challenges.
Challenge your LIMITS” – Anonymous
Take advantage of your Discounts!


All USA Triathlon members receive exclusive discounts through the organization’s partners. Find a range of products to support all parts of the multisport lifestyle ranging from travel discounts to insurance and energy gels. Find more information at www.usatriathlon.org/discountspreview and access exclusive codes for USA Triathlon members discounts at www.usatriathlon.org/discounts


2015 End of Season – Block Training
As the season dwindles down, it is a great opportunity to work on your weaknesses and build your strengths. Therefore, we are going to a set of Block training – 3 weeks of each individual sport. Starting this week we are going to 3 weeks of run focus. Even tho it is a run focus, we still will have shorter bikes and swims at high intensity.
This will be the order of block training:
Week Focus
November 3, 2015 Run – 1
November 10, 2015 Run – 2
November 17, 2015 Run – 3
November 24, 2015 Bike – 1
December 1, 2015 Bike – 2
December 8, 2015 Bike – 3
December 15, 2015 Bike – 4
December 22, 2015 Swim – 1
December 29, 2015 Swim – 2
January 5, 2015 Swim – 3