WORD FROM THE COACHES
It’s been just over 2 weeks since the last Gatorade Race in Melbourne, 3 weeks post Ironman Melbourne. How quickly time can fly when you are enjoying it with your family and friends and sleeping more than 8 hours a night!

There are however, athletes that are right in the middle of their training builds for races coming up in the next few months including Janet Miller and Steve Bridges taking on Challenge Roth, Peter Hinrichsen and Paul Raynor backing up from Melbourne and doing IM Cairns, Tim French and Charlie Nathan in Cairns Half and Rohan Belmore ready to toe the line at Ironman port Macquarie next month. Most of our Edmonton Sprint and Olympic Distance World Championship Qualifiers will start their easy build back into training in the next week, and our Kona Qualifiers won’t be far behind the. While most others are still enjoying their downtime while they can (trust us – you will thank us later in the year!), or slowly starting to come out of hibernation after they realise the scales have ticked over another kilo. ;)

It has been great though having a laugh and some fun during our April sessions – particularly for those who have trained hard all year round. On the weekend we had our LIV Giant & Giant Rides, and Sunday saw a great group head out to the Dandenongs for the 1000 Steps and Breakfast with Coach Dazz. Our 28 Day April Tri Challenge has also been a hit. Without even knowing it, these guys are starting to set their bodies up for a sound winter of training. So if you’ve missed joining this from the start – don’t worry. Click here to join now.

We had a number of athletes out racing and participating in events over the weekend including the Off Road Triathlon at Lysterfield, Run for the Kids and ‘Hendo’ up in Darwin for the NT Sprint Distance Champs. Hendo landed himself on the podium in what was a great race. Click here to read his report. Well done to everyone getting out there and getting involved in events in the local communities.

Please note: Coach Sarah has been having issues with her email over the last week, if you have received an email ‘Important & Confidential please delete. Also if you have sent an email to Sarah and have yet to receive a response, please re-send as numerous emails were automatically deleted. Hopefully this issue is now resolved.

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OFFICE CLOSURES
Please note the office will be closed over the following period:
Friday 18 – Monday 21 April (Easter) (Latte ride on Saturday only during this time)
Friday 25 April (Anzac Day)

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST ATHLETES
Even though the 2013/2014 season is officially completed, this doesn’t stop new athletes joining our group and enjoying the benefits of what Tri Alliance has to offer. Over the past month, we welcome the following athletes – and if you are at a session and ‘don’t know that person’ – then how about getting to know them! Introduce yourself and make them feel welcome. 🙂
Alan Barber  –  Matt Burnet  –  Sharyn Cairns  –  Jenna Cumming  –  Paul De Man  –  John Dommett  –  Ned Jamieson  –  Kelsey Mahon  –  Leanne Merrett  –  Cate Milnes  –  Annette Osman  –  Stella Ramadan  –  Scott Strachan

TRI ALLIANCE HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Are you looking to take your training and racing to the next level this season?  The Tri Alliance High Performance (TA HP) has been launched. We are now taking expressions of interest for the upcoming 2014/2015 Triathlon Season. Click to read more and to apply.

ATHLETE TEAM MEETING THURS 22 MAY
After our Recovery and Transition Phase in April, most athletes will start to get back into a routine and begin their base technique phase for the 2014/2015 Tri Season.
Tri Alliance regularly hold Athlete Team Meetings, and it is highly encouraged for all athletes to attend and will cover areas such as:

– Outline of training and training principles
– Our winter training timetable
– Training and Program changes/improvements for the coming up this season
– Break out groups for specific athletes: Beginners, Short Course, Half Ironman, Ironman
– Q&A panel with our Coaches
– Finger food and drinks provided
RSVP’s Essential: Click to RSVP

TECHNIQUE SPECIFIC PROGRAM’S

  • Swim Stroke Correction: Commencing Friday 2 May. Limited to 8 places only. Currently 3 places remain. Click for more information and to reserve your place. 
  • Cycle Skills: SOLD OUT
  • Run Technique: Currently seeking expressions of interest in a 6 week Run Technique Program with run Coach Rupert. Email [email protected]
    if you are interested in one this year to start in MAY.
  • Strength & Conditioning: Currently seeking expressions of interest in a 6 week Strength & Conditioning Program with our Head S&C Coach Kemble Eddleston. Click to read more on last years program. Email [email protected] if you are interested in one this year to start in MAY.

GOLD COAST MARATHON | HALF MARATHON | 10 & 5 KM EVENTS!
Tri Alliance is keen to take a group of athletes and head up to the Gold Coast for Mid Winter run event and weekend away!! 5-6 July 2014. Are you interested in joining us?
Please take 2 minutes out of your day to complete our Survey, so we can cater programs and possibly even a travel packages to our athletes.

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SETTING NUTRITION GOALS
When the last race of racing season is done and dusted, most Triathletes will be well and truly into the recovery and transition phase of their program; the well-deserved rest and recovery period before winter training starts again.

The recovery and transition phase is a good time to reflect on past performances, analysing what went well, what didn’t and what could have been done better. It’s a good time to sit down and think about the racing goals for next season, along with setting a realistic action plan on how to achieve these goals. Our resident Sports Dietitian Margaret Mielczarek shares her top tips on setting and sticking to nutrition goals. Continue reading…..

END OF SEASON PRESENTATION NIGHT – 60% FULL!
Ticket sales for our End Of Season Presentation night are now selling fast with tickets now 60% sold and our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL runs out this Friday! PLUS if you book before Friday you will go in the draw to WIN a prize from one of our partners. So make sure you get yourself locked in to THE Social Event of the Year!
We’ve had amazing results and achievements from athletes this year, with awards up for grabs including:

  • Male and Female Short Course Athletes
  • Male and Female Long course Athletes
  • Team Player of the Year
  • Season New Comer of the Year
  • Most Improved Athlete
  • And the most sought after award of them all – the John Cornish Memorial Scholarship. Currently held by Brett Archbold.

So make sure you purchase your tickets online before this Friday for your chance to WIN!

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SESSIONS THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY 19 APRIL – LATTE RIDE

  • STAGE 2 ‐ Port Melbourne > Ricketts Point (OR) Mordialloc Return
  • Meet: West Beach Bathers Pavillion
  • Time: 8.00am roll out, feel free to come down earlier for a pre ride coffee
  • Distance/s:
    Rickets Point, 40km, (pace 20-25km/hr)
    Mordialloc, 55km, (pace 25-30km/hr) Ride will head to Mordialloc and then stop off at Ricketts Point on the way home for ‘Coffee and Cake’ before heading home.
  • Latte: Ricketts Point Beachside Cafe (half way point)

SUNDAY 20 APRIL
Easter Sunday – No Sessions. Enjoy!

Check out our April Training Timetable for full details on session during our Recovery and Transition Month (April).

 


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