Winter Training Schedule
- All times are provisional and subject to weather! They will be confirmed by text each week.
- Helmets are mandatory for all outdoor bike sessions. Check your wheels and brakes before leaving home!
- Wetsuits & floats are mandatory for open water swim sessions.
Monday – Turbos/Strength & Conditioning
Monday session will alternate between Strength & Conditioning and Turbo. Monday 4th we will kick off with a strength & conditioning session and Monday 11th will be a Turbo and vice versa until December 16th.
Strength & Conditioning will be a great way to get you all up and running with the wide range of equipment we have available to us in the club rooms.
Members need to have completed the gym induction in order to take part in strength & conditioning, please get in touch if you do not have this done so we can arrange an induction for you.
For bike sessions, members who have their own turbos should bring them as there are a limited amount of turbo’s available. We will be including a 15 minute stretching session after each turbo also.
Both sessions will start promptly at 7pm. Arrive at 6:50 pm at the latest to leave enough time to get signed in and set up and ready for the 7pm start.
Wednesday – Pool Swimming
Wednesdays will be coached swim sessions at 9pm in Roscommon pool, from Wed 6th until December 18th . Please be signed in and in the water by 9pm sharp. Swim sessions are €6 per person per week.
There will be an opportunity for a coached swim technique session with Elaine Lally at 8pm before pool sessions start. Places are limited to 10 per session so please let me know if you are interested in attending.
Friday – Running
Friday will be coached run sessions with Brendan Doyle at the track in Lanesboro at 7:30pm, from Friday 8th until 20th December. Please arrive before 7.20pm to sign on and be ready to run by 7.30pm sharp.
The kids winter schedule is being finalised with details to be announced shortly.
How much training should I do?
This really depends on the individual, including your level of fitness across each of the three disciplines. Some people are good in one or two disciplines but perhaps not all three. It also depends on your objectives for the year. Have you a particular race or distance in mind? Do you want to be competitive or simply be able to finish the race?
We recommend that you give yourself something to aim for by entering a Triathlon some months ahead. Choose a race you think you can finish and prepare adequately. By race day you should be able to go the full distance of each event in training.
LTC has a proud tradition of supporting new Members who have never completed a Triathlon to actually doing so. The Club’s zero2tri programme promises to get you to your first triathlon – Two Provinces Triathlon in July 2019.