And there goes 2016,,, Bring on 2017

Well, 2016 is coming to a close and so has our racing season.  I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and will bring in the new year with a bang.  It’s about that time to start planning races for 2017 (some have already started), work on weaknesses, and begin training for upcoming spring races.

The last few months of the year were busy for some of our team.  We even had two world qualifiers!  Jamie Jeansonne qualified for the USAT World Long Course Triathlon Championships with her 2nd place Miami Man finish, and Tim Barry qualified for the USAT World Duathon Championship with his AG finish at the Sprint Duathlon Draft Legal World Qualifiers in New Orleans.  Be sure to congratulate these two athletes when you see them.

 

Other team members took on the following races.  Pure Awesomeness:

IM Florida 140.6 Finishers, 11/5/2016: Kerry Behrens, Karen St. Germain, Tim Waguespack, Dustin Duval, Corey Brungart, Jimmy Guiberteau, Stan Guidroz, Brad Doucet

USAT Sprint Draft Legal World Qualifer Race, 11/6/2016: Kirk Guilbeau

IM Maryland 140.6 Finishers, 10/7/2016: Mary Hayes

IM Austin 70.3 Finishers, 10/30/2016: James Noriega

Ryan Man 70.3 Finishers, 10/2/2016: Ryan Smith

River Roux 70.3 Finishers, 11/12/2016: Chase Webre, Matt Margaglio, Marcus Marullo, Erika Littell, Sean Landry, Natalie Howard, Alexander Fitz, Patrick Ashley

Also at River Roux 70.3, Summer Mine Marullo and Leslie Reulet-Carrere did the relay with Leslie having the fastest bike split out of the women!

 

The Tri Cajuns board has been busy planning team events for 2017 to help team members become better athletes.  Events being planned are OWS, training classes (Garmin, Injury Prevention, etc.), a spring triathlon camp, and our yearly club meeting.  Be sure to check Facebook and the website calendar for these events.

Have fun, be safe, train hard, and we’ll see you soon!

 

 

 

Tri Cajuns Coaches Corner – “Bread and Butter Sessions”

From Coach Josh Louviere with All In Racing:

Some of you are familiar with these types of workouts…

 

“I like to call them ‘bread-and-butter’ sessions,” he says. “They are usually short in duration and low-intensity, but are still a very important part of the overall training program.”

Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2015/04/one-key-element-of-a-successful-training-plan.aspx#ixzz4TJTGoTsH

 

I read somewhere recently, professionals recover at around (or under) 50% of their FTP on the bike.  That is less impact than walking.  Kind of puts it in to perspective.  The “hour easy” workouts serve a major purpose if you take the time to monitor your form, and do the little things necessary to get faster.

 

Happy reading!  

JL