Category Archives: Training Sessions

Training to improve your performance.

Monday coached swim session ceased

I regret to inform you the Monday coached swim session has ceased.
Over the past months swimmer numbers have dwindled to single figures. In spite of appeals on the newsletter and Facebook, last night was the worst ever with just six swimmers.  This session is no longer viable financially or a good use of our coaches time.
We will soon be writing to survey the members as to what type of coaching they want or need the future of the club will be wholly dependent on the result.  TriHarman-Norfolk was formed to bring coaching to North Norfolk Triathletes.
Note – the Juniors well attended Sunday swim is unaffected.
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Last TriHarman-Norfolk Training Winter Mini Duathlon 2017/18

13509089_10154880269942137_5368653402583781940_nWell done to everyone who took part , the weather has been wet, icy cold, windy or all three each time we have put them on this winter. Some great performances which will help your racing in the months to come.

It was great to see our junior racer Billy running and riding so strong.

Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run 2 Total
Keith 26m 00s Bike only
Trine 19m 25s 2m 09s 28m 02s 1m 17ss 13m 57s 1hr 4m 56s
Phil H 19m 21s Bike only
Suzie 17m 50s 1m 20s 23m 55s 48s 18m 13s 1hr 2m 06s
Amanda M 14m 20s 1m 45s 23m 28s 43s 15m 02s 55m 18s
Billy 12m 35s 24s 22m 03s 23s 12m 40s 48m 05s
Phil C 13m 49s 1m 18s 22m 50s 51s 13m 33s 52m 21s
Teresa 18m 56s 1m 17s 23m 07s 7m 29s 14m 01s 1hr 4m 50s
Mark 18m 56s 1m 02s 23m 42s 40s 14m 59s 59m 19s
Jeremy 16m 29s 1m 37s 25m 06s 1m 10s 16m 32s 1hr 0m 44s

 

They are not competitive events, but will be timed for your future reference.  Full details

TriHarman-Norfolk Triathlon Cycle/Run Training

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TriHarman-Norfolk next Cycle Training Session – Sunday 29th April

Well done to everyone who came along on our last session, it was a pleasure to coach in daylight and temperatures above freezing for a change.  The times for your run/bike/run time trial were impressive and set out here.

Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run 2 Total
Kiera 2m 4s 21s 5m 53s 13s 2m 11s 10m 42s
Gus 1m 35s 16s 5m 25s 11s 1m 29s 8m 54s
Jacob 1m 34s 11s 6m 11s 14s 2m 30s 9m 40s
Victoria 1m 27m 10s 5m 6s 12s 1m 31s 8m 36
Abi 1m 21s 18s 5m 1s 11s 1m 23s 8m 14s
Sam 4m 51s

Bike only

Yeray 1m 47s 13s 5m 3s 46s 1m 29s 9m 50s
Suzie 2m 41s 5m 47s

Extra lap

32s 1m 46s 10m 46s
John 1m 43s 25s 4m 48s 17s 1m 30s 8m 43s
Tessa 2m 18s 44s 5m 5s 44s 2m 11s 11m 2s
Jeremy 1m 55s 23s 5m 15s 21s 1m 48s 9m 42s

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We have secured the use of an excellent facility to offer floodlit traffic free cycle training for those new to Triathlon cycling and those developing in the sport.

The session will be led by two qualified coaches, covering basic bike handling skills including braking, gears, cornering and dealing with hills.  The session is open to all TriHarman-Norfolk members and our junior squad, but for safety we have to limit numbers to 25 riders.

See more details here

Personal Triathlon Coaching for 2018

As you know alongside coaching with TriHarman-Norfolk Teresa and Mark work with individuals to prepare them for their triathlon events.  They offer bespoke training plans and 1-2-1 coaching sessions to keep the preparation on track and to ensure the triathlete is the best they can be on the race day.

There is a limit to how many racers they can take on and there are now just a handfull of spare slots left for 2018.  It is not as expensive as you may think, if you need their help see them at a session or message direct.

You can find more information here

TRIHARMAN-NORFOLK COACHING FOR YOUNG TRIATHLETES

TriHarman-Norfolk are developing a new regular training session aimed at young people taking part in, or training to take part in triathlon type events.
 These sessions will be further developed to offer coaching in different triathlon skills either before or after the swim.  Check our ‘Latest News’ section for latest sessions.  We currently have a single dedicated lane in the 25m pool and the session will be delivered by a qualified Triathlon coach.
This coached swim session is restricted to swimmers under 18 years old and will take place at Woodlands Leisure, Upper Sheringham, NR26 8TU, 6–7pm each Sunday.  Read more here.

NEW GROUP COACHING COLLABORATION TRIHARMAN-NORFOLK AND NNBR

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North Norfolk Beach Runners and TriHarman-Norfolk Triathlon Club are pleased to announce their Group Coaching Collaboration.
From 1st July 2017 members of each club will have access to both clubs regular group coaching sessions.
This collaboration prevents the need for each club to duplicate training sessions or for members wanting to improve their skills in both running and the other triathlon disciplines to join both clubs.

Read more here

 

Why should you do Pilates? By Teresa Harman

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Athletes train their bodies to maintain and improve their performance in their sport.

Many top athletes and dancers use Pilates to assist with their training.  For example, Darcey Bussell a well known and loved ballerina and now Pilates instructor uses this method to maintain her health and mobility.  In an interview in the Evening Standard nearly three years ago she said:I truly believe Pilates is such a good thing, especially if you have had children”.

So why should you include Pilates in your training?  Read here.

My class at East Runton Village Hall, Thursdays 7pm to 8pm is particularly suitable for athletes.

Coaches Corner – Don’t let rain stop training

Let’s face it we live in England, it rains regularly in the summer so you can be sure it will rain more in the coming months.  Riding in the wet can be a miserable and uncomfortable experience, purely social riders can choose whether to ride but many riders book their events days, weeks or months in advance and there is no way to anticipate if it will be wet or dry.  You can decide not to start the event but you may have invested significant time and money getting to that start line, a DNS may not be an option.

So if you are going to complete wet events you need to train and prepare for those conditions.  The rain doesn’t have to spoil a beautiful day if you have trained and prepared to ride fast and stay safe despite the water.  So how do we adapt to cope well in the bad weather?      See more

Pilates

What is Pilates? by Teresa Harman

Pilates is a safe and effective way to train the mind and body using a floor mat and a variety of equipment. Pilates focuses on building a strong core through the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine.

Pilates builds strength without excessive bulk creating a streamlined and toned body helping towards achieving slender thighs and a flatter tummy (isn’t that what we all want!).

Pilates teaches body awareness, good posture with easy movements, whilst improving flexibility, agility and sound movement patterns. It can also alleviate back pain.

Pilates can be so beneficial to the older population as it reduces the risk of injury that weight bearing exercises can cause and is not as severe on the joints like other workouts can be. It also helps with a variety of age related ailments such as osteoporosis, lumbar stenosis, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

As a fully qualified instructor with 12 years’ experience, I offer a range of exercises to suit all ages and abilities and offer variations to existing well known Pilates exercises by using a variety of equipment to make the exercises as easy or as hard as you may like.

Read about why I enjoy Pilates here.