2018-2019 Annual Training Info

Behind the scenes the club has been planning much for the next 12 months. 2019 is the clubs 10th Anniversary so many activities will be planned. This update will cover training and some planned racing activities.

Fusion Triathlon Club has long prided itself in the delivery of professional coached training structured to allow all members to partake in training with the club and prepare members for improved health and fitness as well as competitions for those choosing to race. To this end the club operates an annual training plan that works in specific blocks with progressive objectives – regular attendance is rewarded with the most progress opportunities but sessions are flexible so that members can dip in and out as suits their lives / plans. Sessions can usually also be tailored to suit by speaking to the coach at a session and regular attenders will get to be known by the coach so the sessions become more adaptable and specific to the individuals needs.

This year we have looked at member requests / needs and are keen to offer more so we have 2 free yoga taster sessions upcoming and this year we are keen to encourage participation in triathlon relays for as many members as possible. Head Coach is working with the club’s social convenor to get further information on this but the idea is to get lots of folk having a go in a friendly team event where we can all help each other out. Social activities will also be incorporated building the ethos of fusion as an all inclusive club that has fun hand in hand with training and racing. As part of this we will run novice open water sessions this year and have activities planned for summer next year to get more people riding their bikes.

We have just started our first block of work in the 2018-1019 season entitled “Off Season 1”. Club sessions are built around the following objectives:
1.Start of off season Training.
2.SWIM – 20 minute technique focus at all sessions – Kick, Body position, streamline and training skills (clock and turns).
3. SWIM – fitness predominantly aerobic development with some kick work and short speed elements.
4. CYCLING – Wednesday Turbo – pedalling cadence, aerobic strength and MAP  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080f4daaa92aa6ff2-wednesday
5. CYCLING – Progressive weekend group rides- member driven.
6. RUN – Sessions technical / aerobic / Speed and aerobic capacity development predominantly.
7. 8 weekly parkrun
8. Start of Allander / Tues Scotstoun 20 week swim block – week 5 – Tuesday 23rd – Sunday 28th October.
9. Additional training opportunities at Sunday Pro endurance sessions. http://proendurancecoaching.co.uk/shop/
10. 2 x Yoga taster sessions. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080f4daaa92aa6ff2-yoga

Club sessions can be found on the training calendar: https://new.fusiontriathlonclub.co.uk/training/schedule/

The regular sessions are:
Monday swim – Scotstoun Leisure Centre 8-9 or 9:30 pm – 60 or 90 min training options. 4 lanes available.
Tuesday am swim – Scotstoun Leisure Centre 7-8 am – 3 lanes available.
Tuesday pm run –6:45-8pm. 6:45pm departure from front gates of botanics – various locations through the year for training set.
Tuesday pm swim – Scotstoun Leisure Centre 8:30 – 9:30 pm – Tuesday nights at Scotstoun we operate 4 lanes. Two lanes are for technical development and follow the same plan as the Allander Sunday session. Two lanes are set aside for training and will accommodate those who normally swim in lanes 2 to 4 in the other Scotstoun sessions.
Wednesday pm Turbo training – 8-9:30pm bike session at The Whiteinch Centre. Sign up – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4daaa92aa6ff2-wednesday
Thursday pm run – 6:45-8pm. 6:45 departure from Reception at Scotstoun Leisure Centre. – various locations through the year for training set.
Thursday pm swim – Scotstoun Leisure Centre 8:30 – 9:30 pm – 4 lanes available.
Sunday pm swim – 7:30-8:30pm Allander Leisure Centre – rolling 20 weeks technical development but not just for novices – suitable for the faster swimmers too.

One off sessions will be notified through email, website and facebook pages where possible. Please also see / keep the list of key dates below.

KEY DATES 2018-2019:
6th October – Social group ride 9:15am From Decathlon Braehead https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2269059349

8th October – Yoga Taster session 7-8am – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4daaa92aa6ff2-yoga

20th October – Parkrun – Victoria Park 9:30am start – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/

22nd October – Yoga Taster session 7-8am – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4daaa92aa6ff2-yoga

15th December – Parkrun – Victoria Park 9:30am start – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/

9th February – Parkrun – Victoria Park 9:30am start – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/

1st-3rd March – Club Spring Training weekend – Aberfeldy.

6th April – Parkrun – Victoria Park 9:30am start – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/

8th April – Monday bike sessions begin at Bellahouston Park cycle activity track. https://glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=3801&p=0

11th May – Saturday club ride with Georgetown 11km TT route practice.

22nd May – Wednesday Georgetown CTT midweek TT league #1

2nd June – Parkrun – Victoria Park 9:30am start – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/

5th June – Wednesday Georgetown CTT midweek TT league #2

7th June – Friday evening introduction to OW training.

19th June – Wednesday Georgetown CTT midweek TT league #3

21st June – Friday evening club OW training.

29th June – Friday evening club OW training / Swim – run.

7th July – Sunday morning open water with brick session for bike and run.

13th July – Monikie Park Scottish Mixed Relay Championships – as many teams as possible – 300m swim, 6k bike, 1.5k run.

17th July – Wednesday Georgetown CTT midweek TT league #4

27th July – Parkrun – Victoria Park 9:30am start –https://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/

4th August – Sunday afternoon brick session pre BTF club champs.

7th August – Wednesday Georgetown CTT midweek TT league #5

13/14th August – BTF Club Relay Championships – Nottingham (provisional date).

7th September – Saturday Georgetown Cup Time trial (provisional date) as many club members needed for team competition.

22nd September – Parkrun – Victoria Park 9:30am start – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoria/ (unofficial Club Championships??)

Thanks for reading and happy training!!!

John D
Head Coach

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