Weekly Transition 6 May 2011….Swim, Bike, Run, Read….

Word from Coaches Ollie & Sarah

After 4 weeks sunning ourselves in Vietnam, we are back on deck (albeit a day late) and refreshed, revitalised and ready to take on the coming season head on! We hope that you are also in the same boat – ready and firing to get back into training. A quick snap shot of our trip from the South of Vietnam to the North. 1 week of sunning ourselves on an island beach, 2 weeks of checking out the sights and sounds, 1 week of sunning ourselves at a beach resort = 2 very relaxed and tanned coaches. Now – to where it all counts….


Word around the squad

Two athletes who are waving the flag for the ‘boys’ camp are Geoff Taylor and Dan Weekes who have both secured themselves a place for this years ITU World Championships Bejing in September! An amazing effort and testament to your hard work and dedication. Well done boys!

Coach Lisa Saad has had not a bad week in her books. Securing herself a finance (congrates Anthony!) and having a birthday all in one week. Happy birthday Lisa and congrats on the engagement!

Welcome to our newsest athlete Greg Wheeler. We welcome you into the squad and trust your time with us will be enjoyable and rewarding!

Social favourite Bart Kohler is sunning himself in Darwin at the moment preparing himself for this weeks Arafura Games. Good luck Bart!!

Busselton Half Ironman this weekend – Another big race on the calendar is happening this weekend in Busselton – a town 4 hourse south of Perth.  Dan Bruecker, Matt Green and Juliet Davis. Unfortunately due to a back injury Paul Venner has had to drop his spot so  Jeanette will also be staying at home leaving the race up to our other three athletes. Paul – we hope the recovery is a quicjk one and you are back in training for Shep adn NZ soon! Good luck also goes to Shotz other half Stef Griffiths in her first Half Ironman.



May is the start of the first phase of our 5 training phases in our Yearly Planner. It is the time of the year when the majority of our athletes start back training for our ‘Winter Base Training Program’ after some rest and recovery from the previous season of training and racing. This phase of training is based around slow km’s in the pool, on the bike and running as we start to build/work on improving your base fitness and technique. Read more…. Programs for May will be available over the weekend, check your online toolkit to view.

MAY Training Timetables are now available CLICK HERE to view, please note a few of the following changes:

  • Thursday Night and Sunday morning runs commencing out the WEST from next Thursday 12 May. Get along to make sure we get the numbers to continue these sessions going forward!
  • Rides will change to a 7.00am start from NEXT weekend
  • Friday swims starting next week 13 May at both MSAC and the WEST
  • Wednesday am swims at MSAC starting 18 May for advanced swimmers and those still racing
  • WEST swim location changes from Brunswick Baths to Northcote Aquatic Recreation Centre (YMCA), 180 Victoria Rd Northcote from Friday 20 May
  • Make sure you review the timetable in full detail to ensure you don’t miss out on a session by turning up at the wrong time or wrong place!


Equipment required for technique swim training

If you are attending any of our swimming sessions from May onwards, you will be required to bring with you the following swim gear:

  • Goggles
  • Hand Paddles
  • Pool Buoy
  • Fins
  • Kick board (optional)
  • Ankle Band (if you do not have one, simply cut up an old bike tyre tube and tie together just big enough to fit around your ankles)

If you do not have any (or some) of this swim gear, then make sure you purchase online here. Tri Alliance sells heavily discounted Engine Siwm Gear and also has a specific Engine Swim Starter Pack which includes ALL this gear from only $95 (RRP$140!) Click here to order your pack online today!


ReFuel after your Thursday Night Run with the squad!

You no longer have to decide what to cook on Thursday night’s any more! Our much loved post run dinners last winter were a hit and this season will be no different! Our starting locaton on Thurs 19 May will be Cafe a Taglio, 157 Fitzroy Street StKilda.  Tri Alliance has secured a fantastic deal, choose any Gaurmet Pasta and any 2 slices of their authentic Italian Pizza for only $15! First dinner is Thursday 19 May, so save that one in the diary!


Our End of Season Presentation Night is almost upon us and what a night we have planned!

(Last minute tickets are still available, email [email protected])

Kicking off at 6.30pm next Saturday 14 May at The PowerHouse for drinks and canapés, introducing the biggest line up of awards to date, raffling and giving away a host of fantastic prizes and rounding off with a night of dancing at The Saint, PLUS a one show only surprise live performance from some of Tri Alliance’s own!

You DO NOT want to miss out on this night!! Read more….


Lorne Training Camp – new spots are now available!

If you were waiting on a spot to attend this years much anticipated Lorne Training Camp then you are in luck! A handful of places have become available and we want you to come along enjoy and reap the benefits of attending such a fantastic training camp. Click here for full details. Email [email protected] if you would like to reserve a spot!


Tri Alliance Team Meeting

Our next Team Meeting is set for Tuesday 24th May. There will be no Windtraining session that evening, however we will be running a run session in the morningas a replacement.

All athletes are expected to attend as this is an important meeting as we start the first of our 5 training phases for the year.

Please bring along your Goal Setting material (and goals!) as we will have another small workshop, and we will be presenting you with the much anticipated Athlete I.D’s!

Topics to be covered include:

  • Yearly Planner – Training Phases & what to expect
  • Tri Alliance Focus Races – What races & Why
  • Athlete I.D’s – What are they for and where to use them
  • Athlete Goal Setting – Getting you focused
  • Re Launch of Partners – Who are they & how do they support us
  • Other exciting news!

RSVP here so we can cater for numbers.


Winter Training Gear – order now in time for Lorne Training Camp!

Make sure you are not left out in the cold this winter and order your winter training gear today!

ORDERS AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WEDNESDAY18 MAY to ensure you receive in time for the Lorne Training Camp. Next order will be placed in July.


New Website – there’s more to come!

We have received a lot of feedback on the launch of our new look website so thank you all for your comments. As with many new changes/launches there is bound to be some teething programs and we appreciate your patience as we work through these. This launch was only the first phase of our website – purely the look and feel of the site. Once this has all be ironed out, we will be launching the next phase which is a new level including new athlete login features, articles, information and programming. Stay tuned on these exciting new updates.

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