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UPCOMING CLASSES
Triathlon Open Water Swim Clinics
Iron Girl Bike Clinic
Endurance Cycling/Running Programs
2014 Endurance Camp
Sunday Morning Rides and Maintenance Clinics
NEW! TriColumbia iPhone App
Are You Ready To Race?

  Greetings!

    

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It's already Mid-June. Are you race ready? TriColumbia's training partners, Spin 90 and TriFitness Training, are ready to help you reach your goals by providing clinics and training programs to prepare and support athletes at all levels for endurance events. Programs are designed to ensure athletes participating in endurance events have a positive experience during the preparation stage as well as on race day!

 

TriFitness Training Iron Girl Athletes, TriColumbia will not be holding an open water swim dress rehearsal this year. TriFitness Training is offering open water swim clinics at Gunpowder State Park to set the stage for a great race day.

 

spin90 logo Spin 90 Cycling is offering 3 hour Iron Girl Clinics to assist you with the bike portion of your race, and will include instruction on bike maintenance and how to change a flat tire.

 

Read on to discover more training opportunities for all ability levels from beginner to ultra distance. 

 

And if you haven't already done so, register for your favorite TriColumbia endurance event at www.tricolumbia.org! We are still accepting registrants for Celebrating Heroes Tri (via a waiting list), Kidz Triathlon, Iron Girl Rocky Gap Tri, and The ChespaekeMan Endurance Festival, offering 7 great events for all.       

 

Happy Training, and we look forward to seeing you at the start line!  

 

The TriColumbia Team

  

UPCOMING CLASSES

swimclinicsTriathlon Open Water Swim Clinics - TriFitness Training  

 

Set the stage for a great race day by being confident, comfortable and relaxed as you come out of the water! These Open Water Swim Clinics provide the opportunity to experience all the elements that you will be challenged with on race day. Learn breathing, sighting, and pacing techniques. Practice in a safe and supportive setting with experienced coaches, and have your plan to race day.

 

Kudos from a past participant, "I began taking swim lessons this past winter, so naturally showing up in June for an open water swim during high tide on the Gunpowder River was a little unnerving. The first thing that stood out to me was the high level of organization and safety support provided by the TriFitness Training coaches and staff. One you understand you are in a safe environment, it's easy to relax and just swim! The whole experience was a big boost of confidence to overcome the mental "freak-out" of being outside the safety net of the pool, and better prepared to face the challenges of race day!" 

 

Location: Gunpowder State Park, Hammerman Area, Chase, MD

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - CLICK HERE 

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - CLICK HERE

 

irongirlclinicIron Girl Bike Course Clinic 

 

Cameron Dye Join Spin 90 on July 6th or August 3rd from 8am-11am for a training and tactical review of the NEW Celebration/Iron Girl Bike course. This 3hr clinic will teach you solid techniques to master the course based on your strengths and weaknesses.

The Spin 90 coaches and instructors will break down the course into segments to review and discuss riding techniques. Participants will then ride the segment and recap what was learned as well as discuss the next segment.   

Attendees will be placed into groups of similar skill levels in order to provide personalized instruction. This event is open to riders of all skill levels.

After the ride, coaches will hold a bike maintenance clinic on how to fix a flat.

Date: July 6, 2013, or August 3, 2013
Time:  8 am - 11 am
Location:  Princeton Sports (meeting spot)
                 10730 Little Patuxent Pkwy.
                 Columbia, MD 21044
Cost: 3 hour clinic - $40.00

Register Now! - July 6, 2013 - ONLY 12 SPACES LEFT!
Register Now! - August 3, 2013

Endurance Cycling / Run Programs  

 

Spin 90 Endurance Cycling Program 

EagleMan Runner If you are training for ChesapeakeMan, an Ironman race, a Century, or just want to build your overall fitness, the Spin 90 Endurance Program is for you.

The Spin 90 Endurance Program will teach you how to train for endurance cycling or an Ultra distance event. During this 10 week program, you will learn techniques to improve your riding and cardiovascular efficiency, proper nutrition on and off the bike, proper hydration rates and much more.

The program consists of 3 group rides, one per month. No rider will be left behind. Riders will be grouped into two ability levels, intermediate (15-17 mph pace) and advanced (18+ mph pace). Ride dates are:
  • July 20th - 50 miles
  • August 10th - 75 miles
  • September 7th - 100 miles 
Each athlete will be provided with a training outline and a 10 week training plan to help prepare for each group ride. All rides will be fully supported with a sag vehicle and mechanic. The sag vehicle will even carry any extra supplies the rider may not want to carry, including extra food or water, etc.

INCLUDES:
  • 10 week training outline and cycling training plan
  • Cue sheets for each group ride
  • Support vehicle with mechanic
  • Ride & technique instruction by Spin 90 coaches and instructors
  • $375 per rider 

Register Now! for the Endurance Cycling Program- Class size is limited to only 15 Athletes!

Spin 90 Endurance Run Program
Add a 1 hour run class to learn key training points to succeed in triathlons. The additional run after the endurance ride is the perfect brick workout for endurance athletes.

INCLUDES:
  • 10 week run training plan to coordinate with the ride training plan  
  • 3- 1 hour run clinics with a Spin 90 tri coach and instructors to learn proper training techniques to improve your performance

Register Now! for the additional run clinics after the cycling program rides

 

Begins on Saturday July 20, 2013 - All group bike sessions will meet at Centennial Park, 10000 Rt. 108, Ellicott City, MD 21042 at 8 AM with the run immediately afterward. 


2014 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Athletes Training Opportunity 

 

trifitness training photo If you just completed 70.3 EagleMan or are considering participating next year, make a commitment to attend the 70.3/140.6 Endurance Camp on May 4, 2014.

Train with experienced coaches on the EagleMan/ChesapeakeMan triathlon course. Work with a select group of coaches who will focus on all aspects of 70.3 EagleMan event by preparing you for open water swimming, flat, hot and windy bike rides, long hot runs and fast transitions.  This is a great opportunity to experience the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon course, and learn how to be prepared on race day.

Comments from past participants:
  • "The experience was more than I anticipated, both challenging and extremely informative and engaging. My confidence in racing is definitely doing much better after having participated in the endurance clinic."
  • "I am 100% confident that I am 110% prepared for EM!"
  • "It was quite the eye opening experience. This was very beneficial leading into the race."     
Early booking rate - Good until November 15, 2013
$125 for Sunday Clinic
$265 for Weekend Clinic
Plus USAT $12 license (if not a USAT member)

Register Now!

Princeton Sports Sunday Morning Bike Rides and Maintenance Instruction 

 

Princeton logo 200x89 Princeton Sports, TriColumbia's Official Bike Support Shop in Columbia offers free supported bike rides on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM. After the ride, Princeton will conduct a free clinic that includes information on changing a flat, proper bicycle preparation, emergency road repair, and proper clothing. Don't let a flat tire ruin your race!

Download the Exclusive TriColumbia Mobile App

 

TriSpies app bilboard As busy athletes, we know that many of you get news and information from your mobile devices. We've partnered with TriSpies to create the TriColumbia mobile app providing event news, course information including maps and videos, race schedules and information, live race day updates, photos, and results. Through the app you can share content with Friends on Facebook and Twitter, and opt-in to get timely alerts and notifications. Download the app today from the iTunes App Store.

Later this year, TriSpies will be launching their first mobile training app, providing virtual video training on actual race courses. Imagine training on the  EagleMan flats or the Columbia Tri hills on cold, wet, wintery days from the comfort of your home or local gym. TriSpies course videos embedded with GPS data will allow you to do just that!

  

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