Fitness - Triathlon beginners course - triathlon coaching

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Course description

Triathlon training in Sydney. Learn from a professional coach and be guided to your first event (see below).

The new year is here and you’ve decided you want to do a Triathlon. Great first step. But how do you get started? Bridging the gap between thinking about doing a Triathlon and actually doing one can be a big step. This course is designed to help you on your journey to completing your first Triathlon. Receive expert advice on every component of this exciting sport by an experienced and motivating coach.

Learn how to balance your training across the four Triathlon disciplines – swim, cycle, run and transition. By the end of 6 weeks you will be ready to complete an Enticer or Sprint distance Triathlon.

There are two sessions per week on Monday evenings from 6:30pm until 8pm and Saturday mornings . This course assumes that you have completed some training in all of the disciplines on a regular basis. Freestyle is the preferred swimming stroke, but don’t worry if you can’t do it, as you can swim any stroke you like. You should also be comfortable performing basic cycling safety skills and riding on the road.

Upcoming Triathlons
  • 04/03/2018: BCU Coffs Harbour Triathlon
  • 18/03/2018: Wollongong Triathlon Festival
Agenda
  • Cycle Skills – pedalling, cornering, using your gears and pacing
  • Running Skills – essential basic techniques and advice on how to pace yourself
  • Transition Practice – setting up and how to do quick transitions
  • Open Water Swimming – starts, swimming in a group, navigating around a buoy
  • Race Day Preparation – race attire, hydration and nutrition
  • Tips for Your First Triathlon
  • Stretching
  • Keeping a Diary

Mondays:

Week One

  • Cycle skills challenge
  • Run skills for Triathlon
  • Individual goal setting

Weeks Two –Six

  • Cycle to run transition practice
  • Run interval training

Saturdays:

Week One

  • Cycle skills for Triathlon

Weeks Two – Six

  • Open water swimming
  • Cycle endurance training
Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have:

  • gained an understanding of how to train for and complete an Enticer or a Sprint distance Triathlon
  • gained an understanding of race day preparation
  • learned essential skills for open water swimming such as drafting and sighting
  • learned techniques for cornering and gear selection during the cycle leg
  • learned how to cycle and run with efficient technique
  • practiced how to transition efficiently from one discipline to the next
  • gained an understanding of the purpose of stretching
  • gained an awareness of overtraining, proper nutrition, hydration and recovery
Please bring the following equipment for each session:
  • Swim:

• Swimmers
• Wetsuit (optional)
• Goggles
• Swim cap
• Towel
• Water bottle

  • Cycle:

• Bicycle – mountain, road or hybrid
• Helmet – complies with Australian Safety Standards
• Water bottle and holder on bicycle
• Pump, spare tube, puncture repair kit

  • Run:

• Running shoes (not more than 12 months old).
• Running cap (optional)
• Water bottle

• Small, brightly coloured towel for transition practice
• Warm clothing to wear post training
• Food to eat post training

Important Information
  • On Mondays this course will be held at Victoria Park Pool, City Road, Corner of Parramatta Road, Camperdown. Please meet at the front of the pool entrance (entrance fee is included in course fee)
  • On Saturdays this course will be held at Centennial Park Cafe, Parks Drive, Centennial Park. Please meet at the front of the cafe/in front of the fountain.
  • Please ensure all your equipment is in safe working order before you commence the course e.g. your bike needs working brakes, all mechanical parts checked and working, safe tyres inflated to correct pressures, lube on the chain, running shoes in good condition. Being properly fitted with your bike is important and recommended. Ask if you need help with fitting.
  • Sports Medicine Australia guidelines recommend all males over 35 and females over 45 should discuss their plans with their doctor first. Likewise anyone unaccustomed to regular exercise or those with health issues should also consult a health care practitioner before starting a training programme.
  • Please note: It is the mission of Sydney Community College to provide quality, accessible education and training. Our commitment to improve the quality of all courses we offer is on going. This extends to ensuring that safety of all our students and we therefore require you to complete the following Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q). If you enrol by phone a PAR-Q will be sent with your enrolment confirmation. If you enrol on-line please download a PAR-Q form from the ‘more’ section (under forms) on the home page or see the attachment below.
  • For all courses involving physical activity you must arrive by the published course commencement time or the instructor may refuse to admit you into the session. The agenda for many courses involving physical activity starts with an OH&S briefing and/or a warm up and to miss either may create a hazard to you, which might exclude you from participation for the session.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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