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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

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 27 – May 3, 2015

Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced at St. Anthony’s.

  • Sprint Distance
    • Luis Ortiz
    • Giovanni Cabrerra
    • Carlos Melendez
    • Marco Cortez
    • Jennifer Hogan
    • Ana Howard
    • Kris Jamtass
    • Angel Lopez
    • Dawn Clark
  • Olympic Distance
    • Linda Romer
    • Dan Samatuski
    • Michael Melton
    • Kyle Coon
    • Hector Torres
    • Michelle Hill
    • Michael Hill
    • Nima Khosravani
    • Jose Lopez
    • Ana Caminas

I am very proud of all of you.

Enclosed you will find the breakdown for this weekend:

Friday Saturday Sunday
Time 5:30 am 7:30 am 6:30 am
Duration 75 min 3 hours 90 min
Location Aquatic Center Lucky’s Lake Swim – Brick Downtown YMCA
Note: Swim/Run Swim / Bike / Run Run

Sponsors

Advanced Cycle, YMCA of Central Florida, NormaTec Recovery, David’s World Cycle, Track Shack, Rudy Project.

Week of April 6 – 12, 2015

30 minute window – Triathele.com

Why gobbling down a simple snack within a half-hour of a hard workout is crucial to getting your money’s worth from hard training. Refuel during the post-workout recovery window to supercharge your next session.

It’s easy to do-drive to meet a group for a hard workout, spend several minutes chatting afterward, then by the time you make it home to choke down a protein shake, you’ve already missed your chance for optimal refueling. The first few minutes after a workout are critical for replenishing your glycogen stores and repairing your muscles-missing out could hurt the quality of your next workout.

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 7:30 am 6:30 am
Location: Aquatic Center DTWN YMCA Aquatic Center DTWN YMCA Aquatic Center UCF Research Pkwy DTWN
Sport
Swim
Bike/Run Swim Run Swim Bike/Run Run
Duration: 90 min 2 hours 90 min 90 min 90 min  3- 4 hours 90 min

Weekend of February 7 – 8, 2015

Endurance Fuel!
No matter what level, we all need to do one thing: Hydrate
Water helps to replenish, energize and restore your body. Especially when you sweat. Permanence and achievement matter. And science proves that the property hydrated athlete will outperform the others. That why it is key for you to keep your hydration on target during training. You need to keep yourself hydrated with a blend of electrolytes, carbohydrates and BCAA’s. If you do so, it will optimize osmosis, reduces gut distress, sustain power and improve recovery. Now that you get the point, and what hydrate means, lets start outperforming others.
Therefore, here is the schedule for this weekend:

Saturday,  February 7, 2015

 – Location: Lake Minneola, Clermont, FL
 – Time: 7:30 am
 – Duration: 2 – 3 hours
 – Note: Please bring your running shoes and appropriate nutrition
 – Course route:  17.77 mi Lake Minneola Cherry Lake Loop: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/628310370

Sunday, February 8, 2015

– On your own: 90 min at an endurance pace.

2015 USA Triathlon Florida Region Triathlon Education/Training Camp

For more information, visit: http://www.usatfloridaregion.com

Week of January 26 – February 1, 2015

Countdown to races!

  • IM 70.3 Puerto Rico – 49 days
  • IM 70.3 Haines City – 79 days
Congratulations to all of the athletes who raced this weekend at Celebration Half and Full Marathon!
 
Head for the Hills! 
Hill running has become a popular activity for fat-burning Hit cardio workouts, but research out of South Dakota State University shows that it also can improve long-distance running. In the study conducted at Avera Sports Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, runners in the hill group performed 30 – sec intervals on treadmills seta tat a 10 percent incline twice weekly for six weeks. By the end of the experiment, running economy improved in this group to the same extent as it did with longer intervals on a level grade – a training method already proved effective for distance runners. Therefore, when a hill workout his prescribed, please follow it as much as possible, cause it will help you in shelling run, 
Training Schedule

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Time: 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am 7:30 am 6:00 am
Location: Aquatic Center Downtown YMCA Aquatic Center Downtown YMCA Aquatic Center Lucky’s Lake Dr Philips YMCA
Sport Swim Bike/Run Swim Bike/Run Swim Breakthrough Brick – 40 min swim / 2 hour bike / 1 hour run Run
Duration: 90 min 2 hours 90 min 2 hours 90 min 2 – 3 hours 90 min – 120 min

9th Annual CFL Tri Club Kick Off Meeting – 1 day

In one day, we will be holding our 9th Annual CFL Tri Club Kick Off Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Downtown YMCA – 433 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 at 9 am. 

We have a great team of coaches ranging from USA Triathlon Elite Coaches, Cycling, Track & Field and Strength Conditioning. Meet the coaches and connect with other fellow triathletes. The CFL Tri club is one of the oldest and largest triathlon clubs in Central Florida. Our members’ experience levels range from first timers to professional. We are here to support all levels of triathletes by offering training sessions & clinics; monthly meetings, social activities and more.

We are looking forward on seeing all of you there.

Swim Test – January 7, 2015

Average per 300 m Pace Per 100m Pace per 100y
James Nunn

4m 33s

1m 31s

1m 19s

Jay Strates

4m 40s

1m 33s

1m 21s

Luis Ortiz

4m 40s

1m 33s

1m 21s

Hector L Tores

5m 1s

1m 40s

1m 28s

Zach Sinnot

5m 3s

1m 41s

1m 29s

Chester

5m 12s

1m 44s

1m 32s

Paul Julius

5m 13s

1m 44s

1m 32s

Michael Hill

5m 15s

1m 45s

1m 33s

Michelle H

5m 17s

1m 46s

1m 34s

Jennifer Hogan

5m 18s

1m 46s

1m 34s

Kevin B.

5m 40s

1m 53s

1m 41s

Sean McEntee

5m 45s

1m 55s

1m 43s

Carlos Estrella

5m 45s

1m 55s

1m 43s

Karen Bihlar

6m 9s

2m 3s

1m 51s

Hannah

6m 11s

2m 4s

1m 52s

Mariemma Q.

6m 15s

2m 5s

1m 53s

William Morales

6m 23s

2m 8s

1m 56s

Kelli Saul

6m 55s

2m 18s

2m 6s

Pat Smith

6m 55s

2m 18s

2m 6s

Jose Lopez

7m 26s

2m 29s

2m 17s

Ana Caminas

7m 48s

2m 36s

2m 24s

Christmas Week – December 22 – 28, 2014

Countdown to races!

  • IM 70.3 Puerto Rico – 82 days
  • IM 70.3 Haines City – 112 days
Holiday Schedule! 

The Downtown YMCA has a revised schedule due to the holidays. Please review:

  • Christmas Eve – 12/24
    • 5 am – 3 pm
  • Christmas Day – 12/25
    • Closed
  • Day after Christmas – 12/26
    • 7 am – 7 pm
  • New Year’s Eve 12/31
    • 5 am – 4 pm
  • New Year’s Day
    • 7 am – 5 pm
As the YMCA has a set schedule for the Holidays, please review the Tri Club Schedule.

Week of Schedule

Monday
  • 5:30 am – Aquatic Center  YMCA – Swim

Tuesday

  • 5:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Bike Trainer / Run

Wednesday

  • 5:30 am – Aquatic Center YMCA – Swim

Thursday

  • Christmas Day – OFF

Friday

  • 7:00 am – Downtown YMCA – Run

Saturday

  • 7:30 am – Killarney Station – Clermont
    • Hill Repeats
      • 2 hour ride followed by a 20 min run
        • Ride at Zone

Sunday

  • OFF

2015 CFL Tri Club Kick Off Meeting – Save the Date

When: January 10, 2015 – 9 am

Location: Downtown YMCA

433 N. Mills Ave.

Orlando, FL 32803

Meet the coaches and connect with other fellow triathletes. The CFL Tri club is one of the oldest and largest triathlon clubs in Central Florida.  Our members’ experience levels range from first timers to professional. We are here to support all levels of triathletes by offering training sessions & clinics; monthly meetings, social activities and more.

For more information: 321-443-0073