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Welcome Back ITC athletes and families

We hope you had a restful Christmas and a happy festive new year with family and friends.
Did you make a new years resolution?  Eat too much good food?
Bored at home with the kids? Nothing better to do on your holidays? Then wait no more training is back for 2015.
With a busy calendar of triathlon racing. The family of ITC are itching to get back to training and prepare to kick some other club's butt!

Please be sure to check out all of the articles below
            prior to the start of the summer season. 


Adults Training 2015
  • Saturday 3rd Jan - 6:30am @ ISHS (Swim/Bike/Run)
  • Monday 5th Jan - 4:15pm Long Run, 5:30 Swim @ ISHS 
  • Tuesday 6th Jan - 5:30pm Windtrainer/Run/Swim @ ISHS 
  • Wednesday 7th Jan - 5:45pm Interval Run @ Limestone Park
  • Thursday 8th Jan - 5:45pm Swimming & Conditioning @ ISHS 
  • Friday 9th Jan - 4:15pm Long Bush Run @ Tivoli Raceway
  • Saturday 10th Jan - 6:30am @ ISHS (Swim/Bike/Run)
  • Eat, sleep and repeat above!


Juniors Training
  • Saturday 3rd Jan - 8am @ ISHS
  • Thursday 8th Jan – 4:30pm @ ISHS
  • Saturday 10th Jan – 8am @ ISHS
  • Thursday 15th Jan – 4:30pm @ ISHS
  • Saturday 17th Jan – 8am @ ISHS
  • Thursday 22nd Jan – 4:30pm @ ISHS
  • Saturday 24th Jan – 8am @ ISHS
Thursday resume to Silkstone TBC


Running Tip: Breathe in through your nose and mouth.

Some new runners assume they should breathe in only through their nose. You actually want to breathe in through your nose and mouth to make sure you're getting enough oxygen to your muscles while running. Taking deep belly breaths can help prevent side stitches, which are a common issue for new runners.
Up Coming Races
2015 starts off  with a bang - there is so many races to choose from
  • 11th Jan - Toowoomba Tri 

  • 18th Jan - QTS - Robina

  • 31st/1st Feb - Bribie Island

  • 1st Feb - Hell of the West - Goondiwindi

  • 8th Feb - QTS - Caloundra

  • 14/15th Feb - Kingscliff

  • 15th Feb - Tri Pink - Chandler

  • 22nd Feb - TQ Aquathlon - Southport


How do triathletes stay motivated?

It's no wonder triathletes are so well-respected: It can be hard enough for potential athletes to muster the motivation to master one sport, let alone three.

And since triathletes must train for all three events in order to be successful competitors, that means a lot of time dedicated to preparation.

Often, the fact that triathlons do force athletes to prepare for multiple sports makes it easier for them to stay motivated. Rather than simply running or cycling every single day, triathletes split their efforts three ways. They're still logging hours of workouts to get into top physical shape, but they're doing it a lot less monotonously. Plus, when you consider athletes like marathon runners occasionally swap in sprints for distance running to push their bodies to cross into new physical frontiers, it makes sense from a workout perspective to mix things up. Tired of cycling? Take a few laps in the pool so leg muscles become accustomed to that sort of exertion as well. Running route getting old? Blaze a new trail through the woods and go easier on the pups.

If diversity alone doesn't do the trick, another motivational strategy is to get a coach or training buddy -- someone who holds the triathlete accountable. Even non-participants can help: If kids have trouble keeping up with their triathlon-training father, for example, they can hop on their bikes and get in some exercise of their own while spending quality time with dad.
Other ways to stay motivated include setting goals and designating rewards for reaching them. A triathlete can set up a schedule of increasingly competitive workouts and training exercises, with customizable rewards for each midway goal that's met. Maybe reaching a new level of preparedness means a fancy pair of running shoes or a better-quality bike, although it could just as easily be as simple as a gold star marking the day's success.

Music is a great motivator, too. Triathletes can load an MP3 player with lots of tunes that pump them up and encourage them when they hit the wall. Encouraging music also helps build confidence and psyche up the athlete before the big event.

And speaking of visualization, triathletes can exploit this trick in a ton of ways. Maybe a morning of cycling means a slice of pizza for lunch, some early morning pavement pounding means an afternoon dip in the pool, or some time on the treadmill means swapping out a dreaded chore for something less tedious. Movies like "Chariots of Fire" can give triathletes some inspiration, as can the many books that tell stirring tales of athletic achievement. Perhaps all the workouts are for a charity triathlon -- knowing that other people will benefit from training efforts should help any triathlete stay motivated!
by Jessika Toothman





For all information regarding ITC Training for ages 13+ please contact
Craig Rule - 0412 912 970 - 3-6pm
For all information regarding ITC Training 7-12yrs, please contact
Bec Ungermann - 0457 868 315
or click below to email, happy training!