Now that the cold weather has arrived, those that did Ironman Australia have had a good 6 weeks to recover and the Club prize giving has been and gone it got me thinking about the off season and what it means to most athletes. The above saying “Summer Races are won with Winter Training” couldn’t be any closer to the truth. However it’s also a time of year that is easy to let slide by without making any meaningful gains and it’s easy to just go through the motions and train for the sake of it. The key to a productive off season is to set yourself some goals so you have some clarity and purpose to what you are trying to achieve. It also makes getting out of bed on cold mornings a lot easier!
If you haven't been to one of our Friday Night Sunset Series before, its a timed training session, with a coach to run you through a warm up, and then any combination of one or more swims and runs.
Our swims are normally held inside the swimming enclosure at Balmoral Beach, so its a great way to get used to some open water swimming in a safe enclosure. Our run course is usually around 2kms, running from the swim enclosure across the park and around the oval.
We were really luck with the weather on Friday Night, it looked at risk of another wet and wild session, but the impressive Sydney storm had cleared by the time training started and we arrived at the beach to a stunning evening, no wind and a beautiful warm water.
T1 (swim to bike) & T2 (bike to run) training:
Just in time for Noosa! - Learn the very basics to the serious skills of effective transition training! Transitions need to be planned and practised so come along and enjoy working on your transitions so you can move in out out of this area with calmness and speed! Coach Bruce prides himself on posting the fastest transition times in his events - come learn how!
Saturday 26th September, 10th & 24th October straight after our brick training sessions at Centennial Park.
Please bring cap, goggles, bike / equipment, run gear and a towel.
One of the things you never think will happen to you in a race, or do you just keep your fingers crossed it will never happen to you? Learn how to change a tyre and basic bike maintenance with Coaches Bruce and Waino. Saturday 22nd August at 2pm before open water at the Clubhouse. All welcome
Please bring a bike wheel for practise, and don't forget your swim gear so you can join with Open Water Swim at 2:45pm
The council have advised the club that our track training sessions on Thursday nights this season will be moved from Allan Border Oval, to Rawson Park Oval (where Mosman Rugby Club are located). Our first track session of the new season on the 3rd of September will be held here, and we will all meet at the new location.
Its a great spot for training, with the oval and access to some trails around George's heights. Roll on the new season !
There is a car park beside the oval, enter via Cross Street.