Our third time trials for the season kick off next week beginning Monday 6 August. Time trials are an important part of our training structure as they allow you (and us!) to monitor your progress over the winter to ensure you continue to develop and improve. It is important for you to attend each 6 week time trial during the year – without these measures, it is hard to know how your training is progressing.

Please read below to know which time trial sessions you are to attend next week (beginning Monday 6 August).

Time Trial Distances:

  • Beginners: 200/500m swim, 5/10km bike, 2/5km run,
  • Sprint / Olympic: 500m swim, 10km bike, 5km run
  • Half/Full Ironman: 1km swim, 20km bike, 10km run
    *Coaches will advise distances for athletes

Determining your SWIM time trial group:
Unsure if you are a beginner, low intermediate, top intermediate or advanced swimmer?
Beginner: 500m TT of 11:00min or above
Low intermediate: 500m TT between 10:00 and 11:00min
Top Intermediate: 500m TT between 9:00 and 10:00min
Advanced: 500m TT of 9:00min or below

TIMES AND DAYS FOR TIME TRIALS

MONDAY 6 AUGUST (Swim time trials)
6.00am Northcote – beginners (those who swim in first lane) AND low intermediate (swim towards the back of middle lane).
6.00pm MSAC – Top intermediate swimmers
7.15pm MSAC – Beginners
*Other athletes will either have the day off or swim in a public lane.

TUESDAY 7 AUGUST
6.30pm MSAC Windtrainer Recovery Session, all levels
*NO Tuesday AM run session
**Those who use POWER on their bikes will complete their own Power Test. Details will bje sent to these individuals

WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST (Swim time trials)
6.00am Northcorte – Advanced (those who swim in top of lane 2 and all of lane 3)
6.00am MSAC – Advanced swimmers
7.15pm MSAC- Low intermediates swimmers

THURSDAY 9 AUGUST (Run time trials) – 2 locations
6.15pm MSAC
Meet inside MSAC outside of Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre. Please ensure you are on time for time trial briefing. If you are late, time trials start at MSAC end of Albert Park Lake near the Rowing Club.
6.15pm MARIBYRNONG RIVER
Meet at Maribyrnong Rowing Club. Please ensure you are on time for time trial briefing. Contact Greg if you are going to be late.

FRIDAY 10 AUGUST (Normal Swim session)
6.00am Northcote – all levels
5.30am MSAC outdoor pool – top intermediate & advanced
6.45am MSAC outdoor pool – low intermediate & beginner

SATURDAY 12 AUGUST (Ride Time Trials)
5 time trial groups, click here for full details.

SUNDAY 13 JULY (Long Trail Run)
8.00am Trail Run – Fairfield Boat House
Meet: Fairfield Boat House Carpark, Fairfield Park Road, Fairfield

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