Update on March Training Meeting

Hi Everyone

Please see below for answers / updates (in bold) from last weeks training meeting in Splashworld.

Yours in sport

Brian Slattery

Regular training feedback?
1. Swimming going ok?
2. Anyone running with club sun am? Any interest in track/speed/hill running?
3. Cycling training? Are women cycling? Where? When?
Training events
4. Aquathon on a sun am in April in Crystal pool
5. Bike fit session with Martin Kirwan? 90mins ea
6. Portlaw woods run & coffee morning chez moi?
7. Tramore beach run & coffee morning in surf centre?


Number present = 14
Karen power, Helen doody, david Moran, Margo,O'Dowd, Martin Flynn, Elaine Mullan, James mullally, Bernie Mockler, edwina butler, Mary Clare power, Sinéad Flynn, Mary O'Donnell, Nigel OSullivan, Shane McDonagh

Positive feedback all round re swimming.
Will there be another session of Monday nights?
All present are keen to extend until mid/end of May.
ACTION: keep the mon night swimming sessions going after this one ends in 2 weeks time.

We will keep the format of the Mondays in both Splashworld & Crystal being paid for in a block and Fridays as pay as you go for another 10 – 12 week block which will bring us up to May (with the open water fun that that brings!!)

No one doing club running. 
All interested in speed/intervals etc. weds would suits some.
Suggestion to piggy back on Carrick Tri club's running sessions with James o'sullivan on tues on outer ring rd.
ACTION: We'd like a week night speed/interval session for our club.

I’ve put this idea on the calendar, hopefully it takes off. The details are as follows:


Basically, 6pm at James O'Sullivan's run clinic (head 200m down the Tramore road from the Ring Road, 1st left after the old mill, then 1st left into the business park, clinic is on your right at the top of the ramp).


it is form/speed intervals and drills that we do, suitable for all levels - most nights there are about 5 of us there, evenly split between male/female and fast/slow - we'll be on the ringroad till the clocks go forward, then moving around a bit to keep it fresh - the first session is free to see if you like it, then it would be €3 a head, pay as you go.  

All commented that club cycling is quite intimidating for newbies/less fit members (acting chair can testify to the blistering pace!). While all were aware that no one would be left behind, no one want to be the person who has to be 'minded' by another, faster member, thus ruining that person's session.
Need a group together at the same level. 
ACTION:Make the first sat/sun of each month the beginner/intermediate cycle.
ACTION: Do a group text to alert about this. Don't just FB or www. Lots of people miss these messages. 
Important to say to people that unless beginners/intermediates turn up in sufficient numbers it won't happen.
Or group text to alert to a posting on the forum.
Also, women can try Rolf's/Waterford Cycle Centre's women's only cycle group on Sunday mornings

I’ve put it on the calendar. A text will be sent.

All informed. Again a group text about this would be more helpful that FB/www postings.

Once a date is picked we will be in contact with everyone. Dave Devine & Eoin Lyons have been asked to organise (it was their idea!!)

Mary Claire Power, David Moran & Sinéad Flynn interested in the bike fitting sessions with Martin Kirwan.

DONE – Email sent to Martin

All interested in a run Portlaw woods (start at 10am, tea in my house afterwards). 
ACTION: if it suits, I can do this on sun 9th (next wknd). Sent text alert!!

Let me know if another one is happening and I’ll put up a notice about it

All interested in doing another/more Sunday runs around sand dunes in Tramore with tea/coffee afterwards in surf club. People,wondered why there hadn't been another since the first?
ACTION: pick a date for another one!

It was decided at the first training meeting to do one activity a month as a group, we didn’t have anyone volunteering to organise these bits and pieces prior to this, so we said we would start off slow and just organise one thing a month that was fairly easy to get together hence we had the Beach Run & Duathlon and the Portlaw run that didn’t happen due to the weather. I’ve put another beach run on the calendar for the 23rd of March.

Don’t forget money for cake and hot chocolate!!

Kilkenny Tri = 19th July. Will there be a group discount??

I’ve sent them a message regarding same and will pass on anything they come back with

Are there any Tri plans available for various Tri distances available that could be put up on the www for people to follow??

I’ll probably be hammered for this but……. There’s no point in copying and pasting a generic plan onto the website, people can google them if they want. The whole point of being in a triathlon club is to interact with other members (in what is essentially a solitary sport), being able to asks people’s opinions, gain for their experience, have a bit of craic while doing it. Swim, Cycle and Run three time a week each and come to as many club sessions are your free time allow and you’ll be giving the best of them a run for their money in no time, guaranteed J

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