Training

 

 

 

 

TRAINING

 

The club runs a variety of training sessions throughout the year from open water swimming and brick sessions in summer to turbo sessions in winter along with all the regular training sessions.

 

Track session at ALSAA

 

Swimming

 

We currently use Sportslink and the NAC for our swim sessions.  Each swim session is spilt up according to ability (decided by our club coach Elena), swim sessions are booked per quarter in advance.  The Friday morning swim session in the NAC is in the 50m pool configuration. 

 

Members just need to tell reception at Sportslink or the NAC they are with Fingal Triathlon club and they will be allowed to proceed to the changing areas in order to partake in the session.

 

During the summer months we also have open water swim sessions on a Thurs evening.

 

What to bring:

 

The obvious ones are swimming trunks/swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and a bottle of water for hydration.  However we do use other equipment that will help to improve your technique regardless of what level you’re at;

 

  1. Pull buoy
  2. Fins
  3. Paddles

 

 

Cycling

 

Our Saturday cycles all depart from the Maxol service station in Turvey, Donabate.  Cycles can cover anything from 40km to 70km.  Barbara, our training co-ordinator will advise on a Friday what the training plan is for the cycle on a Saturday morning.  Sometimes it may be a hill repeat session in which case members do as many repeats as they are capable of, some will do more than others but it’s a great session for everyone.  We have a ‘leave no man behind’ policy on our cycles so the sessions really cater for everyone, however we would recommend that you have completed a 30km cycle yourself before joining in on these spins.

 

We also offer Turbo sessions during the winter months in place of the open roads on a Saturday morning.  These are based in the Parish Hall in Donabate.

 

What to bring:

 

Hybrid, road or time trial (TT) bike and a helmet.  Please also consider the weather and have appropriate attire, we would recommend always having a light rain jacket to throw on.  You must carry two spare tubes, tyre levers and a pump.  You should always bring liquids and something small to eat such as a banana or a protein bar.  Cycling during the winter months can sometimes be weather dependent, if the weather is deemed to be too dangerous the club cycle will be cancelled in advance, this will be notified via our ‘WhatsApp’ group.

 

 

Running

 

Our winter run session takes place on the track in ALSAA, Dublin Airport and caters for all abilities.  Running on the track means everyone can run at their own pace and it’s also a fantastic way to monitor your improvements and to push yourself harder.  During the winter months these track sessions also include some strength and conditioning.  The summer time run sessions move to either Ardgillan Demesne in Balbriggan or Newbridge House Donabate to mix in some hill sprints....

 

What to bring

 

Comfortable, well-fitting runners, some layers of clothing for warm-up and cool-down and a bottle of water.

 

See our training Calendar here.


Monday  -   Swim

Time: 8:00 -9:00 pm
Location: Sportslink
Coach:Elena

Wednesday - Running
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: ALSAA
Coach:Elena

Thursday - Swimming
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: NAC
Coach:Elena

Friday - Swimming
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am
Location: NAC
Coach: Elena

Saturday - Cycling
Time:  8:00 am (Check the whatsapp group for exact time as it changes as the mornings get brighter)
Location: Meet @ Maxol, Turvey Roundabout (formerly Great Gas)


 
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