TX3 Triathlon Program. Nov 1 2016 – July 31 2017
TX3 is dedicated to helping athletes to achieve excellence in performance by providing a large platform of services and programs specific to triathlon. This is the 5th year of our TX3 Triathlon program. For this season, we are pleased to announce even more program features that are truly unique.
The program is for triathletes of all abilities looking for a group program. We cater to both short course (Sprint to Olympic) and long course (70.3 to Ironman). This program is ideal for athletes with families, single parents, shift workers and out-of-towners, as well as anyone looking to enjoy the company of others and group workouts.
The program is designed to improve overall triathlon performance. Note this is a general program that caters for all abilities and distances from Sprint to Ironman and novice to serious age-grouper. Regardless of the distance or experience, the same training philosophy and protocols apply for optimal fitness gains and injury/burnout prevention. For a tailored build to for an individual race, we encourage athletes to talk to us for a personalized program that will allow for optimized training around their personal situation – what race they want to peak for, long course, short course, what their experience is, what their personal and family situation is. There are endless permutations so let us take the guesswork out of it for you!
Members pay a monthly fee which includes access to all the TX3 workouts. These include:
TX3 Training Philosophy
Combining all the training and physiology services under one program allows for optimization of performance and cost effective. More importantly, training in a supportive environment with teammates on a weekly basis is invaluable and fun!
TCR has invested heavily in the latest education and access to research and development to pioneer new and unique technologies and training strategies. As such, we advocate and follow the POL approach (polarized training plan). Research shows that maximal gains (and minimal injury) occur when an individual spends approximately 75-80% of their time training in Z1-2 and 20-25% of the time is dedicated to high intensity intervals. Given this plan, participants should be prepared to do some Z1-2 work on their own to achieve the necessary training time in this zone. We encourage people to have fun with this as your training doesn’t have to be all swim/bike/run. Skiing (downhill or cross country), snow shoeing, mountain biking, hiking are all activities that count!
In addition, you will be able to take advantage of our new altitude chamber and all the advantages that altitude training conveys to an endurance athlete.
Below is the training schedule.
|REST DAY||6:00 am Swim at SAIT||6:00 am CT (until May 10)||6:00 am Swim at SAIT||6:15 am Track at MRU||10am Strength|
11:15am-1:15pm aerobic ride, alternating with 3 hr Brick starting 11.15am at TCR
|9:00-11:00am long run at TCR every 2nd Sunday|
|REST DAY||9:30 am Swim at MRU||12:00pm CT and strength at TCR.|
From May 17 we move to start at 9.30am
|9:30 am Swim at MRU||11am run at TCR||11:15-1:15pm aerobic ride, alternating with 3 hr Brick starting 11.15 at TCR||9:00-11:00am long run at TCR every 2nd Sunday|
|REST DAY||7:00 pm Swim at MRU||6:00pm Strength and CT at TCR|
From May 17 we move to outdoor brick
|7:00 pm Swim at MRU||6:15 am Track at MRU or 11am run at TCR||11:15-1:15pm aerobic ride at TCR, alternating with 3 hr Brick starting 11.15 at TCR||9:00-11:00am long run at TCR every 2nd Sunday|
New features for 2016-2017 will include:
The TCR tri program offers the best per session value combined with the best flexibility in the City – $16/session and a choice of 15 sessions times per week, making the testing essentially FREE!
Space is limited to just 25 spots so call 403 270 9453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and secure your place with 1 month deposit before they are all gone!
Note that this is a 9 month commitment. Facility fees and testing costs are spread across the duration of the program.
There is a mandatory pre-season meeting 6pm Oct 12th @ TCR – come meet fellow members of the program and hear directly from the coaches details of the season.