Forecast is nice, with a bit of a southerly breeze expected.
Here is a suggested route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4167172
…which would facilitate a coffee stop in the Napoli café, Monkstown (recommended!) on the way home.
Leaving City Hall @ 8:30am.
The aim of this session is to be comfortably aerobic and social and is designed to complement harder sessions earlier in the week.
The distance can be tailored to suit the needs whoever shows up on the night but we’ll aim for four miles at least.
As soon as we start to get some brightness in the evenings, we can start to look at varying the route a bit.
Leaving Harty’s quay car park @ 6:00pm
Remember run session tomorrow night is on the Sonia O’Sullivan Track (UCC Track on the Mardyke). The track is booked from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Apparently St Finbarr’s have the session before us and it can run on over a few minutes. There is no DTT programme in yet this week, could have something to do with IM New Zealand! I am suggesting that we start with 800m repeats. 6 x 800m at 10km pace with 2 min recovery between each.
15 min warm-up
6 x 800m
Try and get there early, ready to run at 7:00pm, we can warm up on the outside lanes even if the ‘Barr’s aren’t quite finished. There is usually no parking inside the Mardyke for users of the track and pitches.
Mike Peterson will start another set of 6 Strength and Conditioning classes from Thursday 13th march assuming he gets enough numbers signing up. As usual contact Mike directly at email@example.com or 087 6355102
Classes are €30 for a set of 6
The sprint triathlon Hook or by Crook in Dunmore East Co. Waterford has been nominated as one of the CTC club races for this year. For anyone who intends to go, entry has just opened up on the Triathlon Ireland website (8:00am Sat, March 1). This race fills pretty fast so people need to start signing up.
This is a national Series race for 2014
Usual time and meeting Place 9:00am at City Hall, if a beginner please come a little early. This is the first Sunday that we are going to have a “no coffee stop” option for those that want to keep going. The spin in the Map is a 66km route. There are numerous options to shorten, heading straight back from Carraigaline or into Crosshaven and head for the city after the second visit through Carraigaline
A few of the regulars are doing the Wild West Run in Kenmare tomorrow so numbers may be down slightly. Best of luck, lads!
For those interested in a spin, here is a suggested route.
Leaving City Hall @ 8:30am.
There are two swim sessions run by Brian Clifford each week in the Leisureworld pool in Bishopstown.
Sessions as usual will be held on Tuesday evenings at 8:45pm and Wednesday mornings at 7:00am. The Tuesday evening sessions can take up to 40 people and Wednesday mornings are limited to 14 swimmers.
The sessions are scheduled to begin on Tuesday 25th March and Wednesday March 26th.
Again, we are opening registration early to ensure that there is sufficient interest and that running each of these sessions is viable.
Register for Tuesday session
Wednesday session is now full.
Last tempo run session on the road this week, next week March 5th we move to the luxury of the UCC Track. This weeks session usual warm-up and stride outs Main Set: 4 x 4 minutes with 2 minute jog recovery. Meet at the usual time and place; 7:00pm at the car park opposite the Crows Nest, session will be in the industrial estate on the Model farm Road.
REMEMBER: Q&A Session with Steve Macklin in the lecture room in the Mardyke Arena at 8:30pm after the run, on Wednesday. You don’t have to had done the run session to go to the Q&A. Stephen is the Athletics Ireland Regional Coaching Director. This is an ideal opportunity to get answers to any issues that you have with your running training from a fully qualified athletics coach. Lecture room is on the second floor, staff at the desk will let people know where to go.
There are just 2 places left on the Run Technique Workshop with Owen Dwyer on March 8th, the March 22nd session is sold out. If there is additional demand further workshops can be arranged.
The number of junior members in Cork Tri is slowly but surely increasing even at this early stage of the season. Karina Teehan the junior coordinator in the club has put together an outline plan for some junior activities over the coming months. The plan is in the attached document Junior CTC 2014 Training Plan