Posts by John Lenehan

Triathlon Workshop with Con Doherty

The Coaching Strategy we have engaged in with Con Doherty this year is to provide a number of workshops in conjunction with the Plans that we have built up over the last few years. The next workshop is on the 2nd of March and will include a swim, bike and run session. Con will be…

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Westport Triathlon Club Training Plan

As a Westport Triathlon Club member you can can avail of a free training plans by connecting to the club’s TrainingPeaks Account. If you don’t already have a Training Peaks account, you can create a free one here (https://home.trainingpeaks.com/signup). You can create an account using your phone or using a PC. To connect to the…

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Core Strength Training

What is the role of core training for triathletes? A broad interpretation of the core is any muscle in the region between the buttocks and the chest. All movements start at the core, and in swimming, the core could even be considered almost a prime mover – it is that important in generating propulsion. Core…

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Whats the hell is the league anyway?

What is the club league? The league is a bit of fun in the form of a competition between members to see who has the best triathlon skills and who can stick to their training plan in the midst of a busy life and reach the highest level of fitness. Do I have to enter…

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Membership Officer

Respond to requests for information from potential members Set up new members on England Athletics site Assist potential members wanting to transfer to/from LRR by providing documentation to support the transfer Send ‘welcome’ email to new members Maintain membership data Bank new members’ subscriptions/EAA fees/kit monies and report to Treasurer Update the Committee regularly with…

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Women’s Captain

Inform members of dates and details of league events Encourage members to enter, and try to ensure enough entries via individuals or teams Ensure leagues are as competitive as possible, while still maintaining the ethos of having fun Recognise particular achievements and make these known to all the club Generally encourage the women in the…

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Men’s Captain

Inform members of dates and details of league events Encourage members to enter, and try to ensure enough entries via individuals or teams Ensure leagues are as competitive as possible, while still maintaining the ethos of having fun Recognise particular achievements and make these known to all the club Generally encourage the men in the…

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Open Water Swim Set

Open-water swim workout (total time: 60 to 70 mins) Open-water sessions are fun when done in a group environment and simulate race conditions with other athletes. It’s easy to go for an open-water swim on your own and do intervals, but that won’t prepare you as well for race conditions (with arms and legs are…

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Open Water Swim Warm-up

10 to 15 mins easy swimming warm-up 4 x (10 strokes hard, 10 strokes easy, 20 strokes hard, 20 strokes easy, 30 strokes hard, 30 strokes easy, 20 strokes hard, 20 strokes easy, 10 strokes hard, 10 strokes easy); 30 secs rest between each set 4x (20 strokes butterfly, 20 strokes backstroke, 20 strokes breaststroke,…

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