TEAM 5:15 is calling you!!!
TRI 4 FUN TRAINING WILL BE OFFERING COACHED GROUP TRAINING
Adult Triathlon Program for 2013
A program designed to introduce and develop an athlete to be able to participate in a sprint or Olympic distance triathlon. This program will be run by a USA Triathlon Certified Coach and Total Immersion Swim Coach. The program will last from March 18th-July 21th of 2013 and will end with an indoor triathlon and get you ready for a Sprint or Olympic distance triathlon held by CGI Racing called NJ State Sprint Triathlon July 20 & 21st at Mercer County Park.
Number of participants: we must get at least 6 participants to run program
Targeted Race: NJ State Sprint Triathlon on July 20 & 21, 2012
**you must register for the race at www.CGIRacing.com It is not included in this program.
Distances for races:
Sprint Distances involved are ¼ mile swim, 11 mile bike and a 5k run.
Olympic Distances involved are 1600 yard swim, 25 mile bike and 10K run.
To Register contact Thea at Thea@Tri4FunTraining.com
NJ State Sprint Triathlon registration is not included. Participant must register for this race on their own.
The week of March 18h with a swim class at 5:15am. The program ends July 19th with a race day preparation meeting!
Highlights of what will be offered;
- 18 week training Plan by a Certified USA Triathlon Coach
- Triathlon swim class for 16 weeks using some of the Total Immersion principles
- Group runs outside
- Group bike rides outside in spring and summer
- Open Water Swim practices
Here is what a one person who participated last year had to say;
Prior to July 2012, I would have never used the word “triathlete”
among my list of accomplishments. Early
this year, approaching my 47th birthday, I found myself searching to
change the way that I approach exercise – with the hope of provoking a sustainable
lifestyle change having an emphasis on aerobic activities and intending to
improve my overall health.
Even though the program was intended for a group, Thea (our
coach) customized portions of the program for each participant based upon
individual abilities and goals. Not only
did she train us in the 3 disciplines for endurance over the sprint triathlon
distances, she also gave us instruction, provided information and even brought
in speaker(s) to talk about proper form and technique, nutrition, strength
training, pre and post exercise stretching, performance/endurance enhancing
drills, basic bike maintenance, USTA rules, race day (preparations, clothing,
expectations and experiences), equipment, local vendors, group bike rides, open
water swims, race course preview, triathlon lingo, the Central Jersey Tri Club,
and she was even at the race to cheer us on!
When it came to race day, not only was I about 12-15 lbs.
lighter than when I started the program, I was confident that I would complete
the race. Even as I entered the water
for the ¼ mile, open water swim — the portion of the race that I knew would be
my weakest — I was very comfortable, knowing that Thea and the RWJ program had
me so very well prepared.
Perhaps most importantly, I have established friendships with
the fellow program participants. We are
still working out together a couple of morning per week.
I am looking forward to my next triathlon and am on my way
toward the lifestyle change for which I was searching.
Thanks Thea and RWJ!