Welcome to this weeks newsletter
Happy new year!
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This week's news, tips and race reports
Message from our Coaches
Happy New Year and welcome to pre-season! Whatever your goal is for the year, whether it's working on speed, endurance, trying something new or just beating a friend, we have the sets for you! At this time of year focusing on both reinforcing good technique and starting to burn off some of the Christmas excess is the best way to get prepared for the new season.
Talk to the coaches about your goals, it genuinely increases the chance of achieving them when others are aware and can help to keep you motivated.
Improvements come through consistent training, so if you are looking for a way of increasing your game this year, try and come along to more club sets and activities.
Just remember on the cold wet days, there is always someone else from the club who is also thinking getting in a session is a good idea.
Bring a friend for free Got a friend who just needs a little nudge to come along to training? Heard someone talking about entering a triathlon but you know they could do with some training buddies? Bring them along to any of our sessions to try. We're more than happy for people to come along and try a couple of sessions before they decide to join, so forward this email onto them and let's encourage more people into the world of triathlon:)
Did you know we have a club group on Strava? By joining the group, you enter the leaderboard as to who is completed what hours of training that week - don't worry, your privacy settings will determine what everyone can see, but the Strava group totals are uploaded to our website so people can see how much we are all training. Check it out! But don't be fooled though, the person with the most training hours doesn't necessarily equate to the person who wins everything...!
This week's training
Monday - 7pm - Run Social - Tilsley Park
Please meet at reception.
Whilst this is not a coached session, it will help develop your running endurance - we take a 10km (ish) route around Abingdon (shorter routes are available, 5km and 7km) and run in ability groups. No-one will be left behind and there is ALWAYS someone to run with. A great way to keep your running up AND have a mini social at the same time. Win Win!
Tuesday - 7-8pm - Run Social - Tilsley Park, Abingdon Coach: Mark
As always a choice of speed/distancesWhilst this is not a coached session, it will help develop your running endurance - we take a 10km (ish) route around Abingdon (shorter routes are available, 5km and 7km) and run in ability groups. No-one will be left behind and there is ALWAYS someone to run with. A great way to keep your running up AND have a mini social at the same time. Win Win!
Thursday - 7.30-8.30pm - Abingdon White Horse Leisure Centre
Coaches: Ben, Wendy, Sorrel
Please come along to either the session at 7pm or 8pm, whichever suits you better for a structured swim session that will improve your fitness and technique.If you have them bring along your fins, hand paddles etc. and a drink.
£3 payable to coaching staff on poolside, do not pay at reception.