Thursday, April 23, 2009

ANZAC weekend training activities

Dear Athletes

Just to keep you posted on what we have in store this weekend with respect to training etc.

FRIDAY 24th April = all four squad swim sessions (5.30am, 6.30am, 7.30am and 9.30am) will be in operation. Focus will be another session on drafting skills and technique with a rather interesting main set utilizing some cool pace awareness tools. All HIM athletes to swim for a max of 45 mins today.

SATURDAY 25th April = meet at 7.30am for a steady & social ride of ~45km incorporating some "non-drafting zone" awareness techniques. Despite it being ANZAC day, the 1.00pm squad swim session will also still be on - come down for some FUN!

SUNDAY 26th April = REST DAY

MONDAY 27th April = 7.00am meet for a 7.15am start of the TEAM CORE "Splash & Dash" training session as detailed in the image above. Suitable for anyone capable and confident of completing what will roughly be 800m to 1200m of ocean swimming and roughly 400m to 1000m of beach running. Should take ~30 mins to complete and is aimed at being FUN and "UNIQUE". Come and give it a try and bring your friends! This will be a FREE session! Please, please, please be aware that there will be other beach users obviously and every care should be taken to sight effectively and avoid collisions! Winner wins a HUGE Anzac Cookie - can't say fairer than that! Wetsuits permitted but not essential. There will be no 9.30am swim today nor a wind trainer session at 6.00pm. Social coffee at Daisies to follow.

TUESDAY 28th April = all squad swims as normal (5.30am, 6.30am, 7.30am and 7.00pm). All HIM athletes to swim for a max of 35 to 40 mins today.

WEDNESDAY 29th April = 5.50am steady social ride from Mount Street as usual + 9.30am Time-4-Me swim and 6 to 9pm Taper Time Tapas at 22 Fairfield Street, Mount Hawthorn. Please, please, please let us know if you plan to attend! Partners welcome.

Thursday 30th April = REST DAY - no sessions running!

Friday 1st May = all four squad swim sessions (5.30am, 6.30am, 7.30am and 9.30am) will be in operation. HIM athletes to do a short spin on their bikes and a little jog, but NOT come to this session!

Saturday 2nd May = Busselton Half Ironman. Please let us know if you plan to come along and support our +50 athletes as they complete the 1.9km swim + 90km bike + 21.1km run - they need your support! We're going to have a great TEAM atmosphere down there with a marquee tent all set up etc - be good to see you down there!

Sunday 3rd May = REST DAY

Monday 4th May = no sessions in operation (including the 9.30am Time-4-Me session) as we swap over to our new Winter Training Program - full details to follow!

Winter Program:

The following changes will be in effect from Monday 4th May going forwards (a full timetable can be seen at

1) we will regrettably cancel the 7.30am swim session on a Tuesday and Friday, but encourage those few swimmers who have been attending recently to use the 5.30am or 6.30am sessions over the winter period. Please let us know which session suits you.

2) we are due to be acquiring a 4th lane for the 5.30am and 6.30am Tuesday and Friday sessions, so with the two of us on pool deck that will both provide ample space and the same great level of coaching for you all!

3) we will maintain the Tuesday evening swim session for the month of May and see how the popularity goes with this one. This session will shift to 6.30pm from Tuesday 5th May due to the winter closing timetable of the pool.



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