MTC Training Programme 2008/9

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MTC Training Programme 2008/9

Postby Rob Harvey » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:24 pm


The new MTC triathlon season will kick off again in November with return of the turbo sessions at Moss Side and Stretford. We have already had the first organised weekend rides coordinated by Martyn C, Andy F, Daniel McP and Tim Johns so hopefully you've taken advantage of the weather whilst it lasts. In addition keep an eye out on the forum for Cycling Track Session at the Manchester Velodrome organised by Andy Fardon and Introductory MTB rides organised by Steve Clayton.

Running will be well catered for as Tim's Monday night track session now confirmed as a permanent fixture, all year round. Alongside Nick's wednesday track session and the saturday running/cross country sessions giving you plenty of options.

All swimming sessions will continue now that we have confirmation that the Wednesday AM swim will continue. Dave Q will be back coaching the Thursday PM swim from November now that Thursday night Open Water Training is just a distant memory (only 6 months till it all start again!). Dave is going to be running a 30 min conditioning session on pool side before both the monday night and thursday night swim sessions for all those that like to start their swim sessions already knackered :)

One of the main changes we have planned for this year is the addition of a second coach at a number of sessions. We began this 18 months ago and have slowly been growing the size of the coaching team. Earlier this month I ran a Level 1 coaching course for British Triathlon that included 8 MTC members who are now all keen to get involved with the weekly programme.

Thanks to everyone who has filled out the online feedback form (and if you haven't completed it yet there is still time). We are working on some of your suggestions. We'll put together some responses.

Below is an outline of the programme from November, check the google training calendar and the training section of the website for full details. We will review this again once membership renewals start in the NY:

19.00-20.00: Track Session, Longford Park - Tim Johns
19.30-20.00: Conditioning Session (Pool Side), Aquatics - Dave Q
20.00-21.30: Swim (4x25m), Aquatics - Dave Q and Gary W and/or Jessica M

06.30-08.00: Swim (3x25m), Moss Side - Rob H and/or Steve R
18.30-20.00: Swim (6x25m), Moss Side - Dave Q and Paul T or Paul S
20.00-21.00: Turbo (Missile Hall), Moss Side - Paul T or Paul S

06.30-08.00: Swim (3x25m), Moss Side - Paul T
18.45-19.00: Track Session, Longford Park - Nick T

06.30-08.00: Swim (3x25m), Moss Side - Lee H
20.00-20.30: Conditioning Session (Pool Side), Aquatics - Dave Q
20.30-21.30: Swim (4x50m), Aquatics - Dave Q and Gary W

19.30-21.00: Turbo (Spin Studio in old Squash Court), Stretford - Paul Taylor
21.00-22.00: Swim (6x25m), Stretford - Paul Taylor

08.00-09.30: Swim (6x25m), Moss Side - Karen Elly and Guy Dobson
* 10.00-11.00: Turbo (Missile Hall), Moss Side - Tim Johns or Guy Dobson
* CANCELLED from March: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3017
Approx 13.00: Run Session - see forum thread for details - Various

Approx 08.00: 1 x Early Birds Group Ride, Sale
Approx 09.00: 3 x Group Bike Ride, Didsbury
18.30-19.30: Swim (4x50m, downstairs pool), Aquatics - Mike M
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Re: MTC Training Programme 2008/9

Postby Rob H » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:36 pm

As from this coming Friday (20th Feb) we will be moving our turbo session at Stretford Leisure Centre from the Dance Studio to the new Spinning Studio downstairs. Apart from being nice and cool and fitted with a stereo loud enough to challenge any night club, moving the session will allow people without their own turbo/bike to join in the session using a Spin Bike. The Spin Bikes are fitted with flat pedals that have clips and toe straps, so you will need to bring your trainers. For those who prefer to bring their own bike and turbo this is fine as there is plenty of room to fit them in. The session will still be structured in line with the clubs annual plan so you can be sure they will get you ready for the triathlon season. It is booked from 7:30 to 8:45pm and is free to gold members and one voucher for bronze members.


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Re: MTC Training Programme 2008/9

Postby gwillmorris » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:44 am

Has it been decided when the last tuesday turbo session will be? There was some discussion last week. Just need to know whether to bring the car to take home the turbo.

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Re: MTC Training Programme 2008/9

Postby Rob Harvey » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:14 pm

Hi Gwill,

Only just seen your post. The Tues PM turbo has been extended till end of April and possibly further into may if demand continues, but it is off this tuesday (7/4/09) due to a prior booking at the centre.
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