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June 21st Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Wednesday June 22nd
Track Speed-Work: 6:45-8pm @ David Suzuki SS
We return to the track this week for more fun and challenging speed workouts. Don’t forget your hydration and your layers (it can get cool and windy during the post-workout stretching).

Thursday June 23rd
Open Water Swim: 7-8pm @ Professor’s Lake
The sun has been shining and the temperatures rising, this should mean some warmer lake temperatures for us to enjoy. If you are paying by drop-in, please arrive before 7pm to complete your paperwork.
Don’t forget to sign in before you enter the water and to sign out after you exit. This is a required part of participating in this training as it ensures we don’t leave a swimmer out in the water.13435316_10154148115716955_392328907963827472_n

Post-Swim Run: 8:10-8:45pm around Professor’s Lake
The standard loop around the lake is 3km, Come join us – no pace is too fast or too slow. (I believe there might even be a Strava segment on the run loop should you wish to look it up and challenge yourself.)

Sunday June 26th
Open Water Swim: 8:15-9:30am @ Professor’s Lake
The sun has been shining and the temperatures rising, this should mean some warmer lake temperatures for us to enjoy. If you are paying by drop-in, please arrive before 7pm to complete your paperwork.
Don’t forget to sign in before you enter the water and to sign out after you exit. This is a required part of participating in this training as it ensures we don’t leave a swimmer out in the water.

Post-Swim Run: 9:40-10:10am around Professor’s Lake
The standard loop around the lake is 3km, Come join us – no pace is too fast or too slow.

 


unnamed (1)We’re on Strava

And we are tearing it up! This past week we completed over 2000 km of training. Wow!

 

 

 


Workout Opportunity

Fuzion – Sat June 25th, 2-3pm
If you aren’t planning on heading over to Welland for a Tri or Du, consider trying out this local workout and support the OneVoiceOneTeam organization. More details can be found on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fuzionworkout/

June 14th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday June 14th
Speed Track Workout <CANCELLED TODAY>
Our track workouts have moved back to Wednesdays due to a scheduling conflict with the track. Unfortunately we will be cancelling th13445410_10154137554496955_8367759374491029783_ne workout for this week, but we will be back next week (Wednesday June 22nd). If you are interested in a speed workout to do on your own, send us an email.

Thursday June 16th
Open Water Swim: 7-8pm @ Professor’s Lake
Despite the slightly cooler (and windier) weather we have had great turnouts for our swims. It is great to see club members supporting each other with the challenge of transitioning from pool swimming to lake swimming.
Please remember to sign in and sign out for each swim. This is a safety precaution – we need to know that all swimmers have completed their swim.
If you have not purchased a 10-pass or season-pass please arrive by 6:55pm as we cannot accommodate drop-ins after the swim has started.

Post-Swim Run: 8:10-8:45pm around Professor’s Lake
The standard loop to run around the lake is 3km. Come join us, no pace is too fast or too slow.

Weekend

We don’t have any led workouts to promote at this time, but check the Facebook group to see if anyone decides later this week to lead one.

FMCT on Strava

We saw some pretty long workouts from club members this past week – helping us log over 1500km on Strava! Keep up the good work everyone.

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If you log your workouts on Strava, don’t forget to join the FMCT club. You don’t have to log your workouts twice or anything crazy like that – just join the club and whatever you log gets included in our weekly tally.

June 7th Newsletter

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June means something special for our club … the start of our very popular Open Water Swim training at Professor’s Lake. Our triangle course is marked with buoys, with lifeguards on shore and at each leg of the course making sure everyone is safe. We are starting off this summer season with a bang – our first week will be a swim on Thursday AND Sunday!


Workouts

Tuesday June 7th
Track Speed-work: 6:45-8pm @ David Suzuki SS
Join us for a fun and challenging workout on the track. It might not be 29 degrees right now, but you will still get thirsty. Don’t forget your hydration AND your layers to keep warm.

Thursday June 9th
Open Water Swim: 7-8pm @ Professor’s Lake
This is our FIRST open water swim of the season! Please arrive early to get into your swim gear so you can jump in the lake at 7 sharp.
(If you have not purchased a 10-pass or season-pass, please arrive no later than 6:55pm as we cannot accommodate drop-ins after the swim has started.)

Post-Swim Run: 8:10-8:45pm around Professor’s Lake
Many members will run a loop (or two) around the lake after the swim. No pace is too fast or too slow.

Sunday June 12th
Open Water Swim: 8:30-9:30am @ Professor’s Lake
Please arrive early so you have enough time to get into your swim gear. Last one in is a rotten egg. 🙂

Post-Swim Run: 9:40-10:15am around Professor’s Lake
Finish off your morning workout with a 3km loop (or two) around the Lake. No pace is too fast or too slow.


News

FMCT on Strava
Holy crow, look at us go!
Last week we had a team of people ‘padding’ our stats with some impressive training up in Muskoka. But even without a weekend dedicated to cycling, running and swimming, we completed 1133.3km of training last week.

We would like to give special ‘kudo’s’ to the following people who completed some impressive training (and logged it to Strava):
Paul B – who braved the open water to swim over a km in Lake Simcoe
Zindine S – who took advantage of our Sim Day event to cycle 114km and then run 26km (yikes! sounds painful)
Mellen G – who showed us that you don’t need to wait for the weekend to go for a ride by cycling 85km on a Wednesday morning
Barb K – who logged many unique workouts on her trip out west, but we specifically want to give kudo’s for climbing over 2800 steps fo complete the Grouse Grind

If you use a device to track your workouts, check out Strava and join the club. Not to try to bribe you – but you will likely get some personal kudo’s from other club members after a workout.


Final Call – Clothing orders

If you are interested in purchasing an article of clothing from our online shop – please place your order by end of day Wednesday. We will be submitting our order to Champion Systems by the end of the week.


Upcoming Events

June:
Tuesdays – Track Speedwork
Thursdays – Open Water Swim + Run
Weekends – Runs and Rides
Some Sundays – Open Water Swim + Run
July:
Tuesdays – Track Speedwork
Thursdays – Open Water Swim + Run
Weekends – Runs and Rides
Some Sundays – Open Water Swim + Run

Sunday July 24th – Simulation Day (Lake Swim + Ride + Run)


Race Results

May 1st – Mississauga Half Marathon
Amanda Charlton: 1:39:27.2
Mellen Gorman: 1:45:06.3
Cary Poole: 1:59:02.3
Rashi Pander: 2:03:21.1
Kathleen Blaik: 2:19:24.3
Paul Blaik: 2:19:24.3 (pacing)
Jay Chahal: 2:21:43.5

May 29th – MEC Toronto 5k
Rebecca Murrant: 26:35.8 (pacing)

May 30th – Vitality London 10000
Doug Foster: 1:01:06.0

Did you finish a race and don’t see your name here? We probably did not know you were racing. Please let us know about all of your upcoming race and we can cheer you on and then celebrate your success by sharing your results

 

May 31st Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday May 31st
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
This is our last Tuesday pool swim of the season – come out and enjoy some special activities (simulated open water swimming anyone?) Please plan to arrive early so you are ready to jump in the pool at 9pm.

Wednesday June 1st
Track Speed-work: 6:45-8pm @ David Suzuki SS
The heat is supposed to drop a bit, but we are still expecting some warm temperatures. Make sure you bring your hydration and come on out to run in circles with us!

Sunday June 5th
Pool Swim: 7:30-8:30am @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
This swim is part of our Simulation Day event, however you are welcome to come for just the swim if you choose.

Tuesday June 7th
Track Speed-work: 6:45-8pm @ David Suzuki SS
Our track workouts are shifting to Tuesdays as of June 7th.


Simulation Day – Sunday!

Our first Simulation Day of 2016 is nearly upon us – we have been enjoying some great weather recently, and our fingers are crossed that the weather will hold.

Timeline
Transition Area Opens:
7:00am
Registration/Sign-in (drop off your bike):
7-7:30am
Pool Swim:
7:30-8:30am
Support for the Run/Bike/Run/Bike/…:
7:40am-12pm
Transition Area Closes:
12:15pm (or earlier if all participants are finished)

Cost
The cost for the Simulation Day is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. There is an additional $10 fee for members (and $12 for non-members) to access the pool if you are not already signed up for our Pool Swims.

We accept payment for the Sim Day via the FMCT website shop, or you can send us an email to sign up and pay with cash at the event.


Club Notices


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We have not yet reached our minimum order threshold to be able to submit to Champion System. If you are interested in adding to your workout wardrobe with some club-branded items, check out our online store and place your order before June 5th (our extended deadline).

Strava Awesomeness
Dudes and Dudettes – you are awesome! Over the last two weeks we logged 136 workouts in Strava, with over 3000 km’s in total distance.
And thos e are only the workouts logged in Strava, we know that there are many more “offline” workouts taking place each day. Congrats to everyone on their workouts.


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Story by Irina S.
Unlike the previous years, we decided to choose the May long weekend to book our yearly Muskoka Training trip and therefore have an extra day to enjoy the beauty of the region and each other’s company. And I don’t think we were wrong. Not only we had perfect weather and a lot less bugs than the years before, but we had enough time to train, relax and socialize. We chose two adjacent cottages, the Annex and the Dining Room, so that the families attending could share the space between the cottages and see their children play together. We also took advantage of the shared outdoor space to organize a potluck BBQ and celebrate two birthdays! Happy Birthday once more, Cary and Carey!!

We had 18 people attending, out of which 9 were athletes from our club, training for either the upcoming Muskoka 70.3, an Ironman or shorter races. We all arrived Friday afternoon and quickly settled into our cottages. On Saturday morning, everyone met at Deerhurst resort and completed the Muskoka 70.3 bike loop, well… more or less. A few of us were so into it that we missed the turn on South Portage and ended in Huntsville instead, but made it back to Deerhurst just the same. After finishing the loop, a few brave souls also went out for a quick brick run.

unnamed (1)Back at the cottage, we took the afternoon off to relax and even got in some serious napping time. The more hardcore ones had to go for a swim too, but we won’t name any names. Their frozen smiles said it all, check out our Instagram stream to see it for yourselves. Jokes aside, the lake was cold but totally appropriate for a swim and they all enjoyed the cold therapy for the tired legs. In the evening, we all headed out to Mary’s Lakeside Grill for dinner, a club tradition, and a challenge to the owner who sure had a lot to cook that night to feed so many hungry triathletes.

The next morning, it was long run day, with the exception of one athlete who loved so much the Muskoka loop, he chose to ride it again! The rest of the group ran distances from 6km to 29km, then rallied back to the cottage for the BBQ. SO MUCH FOOD! But we enjoyed every single bite and were happy to share another meal together, like a big happy FMCT family. Eager to burn some of the celebratory calories, a few of our athletes went back for another hour of biking, just to “spin the legs” (is there such a thing in Muskoka??), followed by yet another swim. Apparently the lake had already gotten warmer!unnamed (2)

The evening was spent playing games indoors and carb loading (again!). The laughs didn’t stop, I think the wine had something to do with it. But like good triathletes, we went to bed early enough to avoid a disastrous hangover, because there was even more training in store!! Monday morning, back on our bikes for a “coffee ride” to Baysville. We may not have been hangover, but man did we miss a few turns on our way there, not for the worst since we came across a beautiful bridge and a mean hill with a max incline of 28.6%. Some of us walked it up, others rode up twice because Garmins were not started. If it’s not on Strava it doesn’t count, right?

Eventually we made it to Baysville where we had coffee and treats, and debated who made better mosquito food out of our group. The bugs were so fierce there, we kept our break short and headed back on the road, where the tiredness pushed us to employ a few “Tour de France” tricks to get over the hills. Isn’t this the best proof of camaraderie that you’ve seen? Pure awesomeness.

Back at the cottage we ate more cake and leftovers (in this order) and celebrated with a last hurrah in the lake, an out and back to the Rocky Island to say goodbye. And this concluded our training weekend, wonderful from every perspective.

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We would like to thank every one of our members and their families who made this time a great bonding experience, where we shared the joy and challenge of triathlon training. We hope that everyone had a great time and will see you again next year!

May 24th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday May 24th
Bike Skills Session: 7:45-8:30pm @ Mayfield School
Coach will lead a session filled with tips and tricks for how to be more comfortable on your bike.

Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts, on-deck coaching, and 6 lanes dedicated just to us – what more could you ask for!? Please plan to arrive early so 13266071_10156958151035425_1348166699246365014_nyou are ready to jump into the pool at 9pm.

Wednesday May 25th
Track Speed-work: 6:45-8pm @ David Suzuki SS
Don’t forget your layers and hydration – both are super important in training to make sure you don’t pull a muscle.

Saturday May 28th
Group Ride: 8am – departing from Gellert Community Ctr, Georgetown
Route: 80km (https://www.strava.com/routes/5120632)
Pace: 26-28kph
Ride Leader: Zindine Souki

Tuesday May 31st
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts, on-deck coaching, and 6 lanes dedicated just to us – what more could you ask for!? Please plan to arrive early so you are ready to jump into the pool at 9pm.


Sim Day – June 5th

Our early season Simulation Day event is coming up quickly. If you have not already – don’t forget to sign up to let us know you are coming. (This helps us to plan our food and beverages.) You can pay online via the FMCT website, or pay in cash at the event and send us an email to reserve your spot.

May 17th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday May 17th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts and on-deck coaching are provided. Please plan to arrive early so you are ready to start swimming at 9.

Wednesday May 18th
Track Speed-work: 6:45-8pm @ David Suzuki SS
Don’t forget your layers and hydration – trying to train cold muscles can lead to injury. Warm-up starts at 6:45 sharp.

Weekend
No workouts planned for the Brampton area as our core group leaders will be up in Muskoka training.


Muskoka Training

The following is our training plan for the weekend – if you are going to be joining us for just a workout or two, please let us know so that we can exchange phone contact information.

Friday
Mid-day arrival
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Saturday
AM – Brick workout [Half IM Muskoka loop + short run]
PM – Swim (weather permitting)

Sunday
AM – Long run [Half IM Muskoka route]
PM – Short ride & swim (weather permitting)

Monday
AM – Coffee ride
Early-afternoon departure


Bike Skills

Tuesday May 24th
Coach Matt P will be providing a learn to bike / information night on Tuesday May 24th from 7:45 – 8:30pm.
If you are interested in attending please send us an email (fmct.trainers@gmail.com) – this session will only be held if we have people attending.


FMCT on Strava

Week of May 9 – 15th
For all members who have joined the FMCT club in Strava – congratulations! Your efforts have combined to complete 71Strava001 workouts – for over 80 hours of activity. WOW! What a sporty group.

This season we will be randomly picking some workouts to spotlight for the club – so don’t forget to keep your data up to date. Your workout could be next!

May 10th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday May 10th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts and on-deck coaching are provided. Don’t forget your pool ‘toys’ and arrive early to get workout instructions before jumping into the pool at 9.

Wednesday May 11th
Track Speed-work: 6:45-8pm @ David Suzuki SS
(Use the entry on the side near the portables)
Warm-up starts at 6:45 sharp. This week is still going to be quite cool – so PLEASE remember to bring your layers and your hydration.

Thursday May 12th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, 4B)
This is the LAST CLASS! There might be room to drop-in to experience the fun before it is gone for the season. Contact Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot.

Saturday May 14th
Group Ride: 9am – Departing from Mayfield Rec Ctr
54km route – www.strava.com/routes/4881373
Ride leader: Irina S / Pace: Easy


Simulation Day

June 5th – 7am-12pm(ish)
Our first Simulation Day of the 2016 season is booked for Sunday June 5th. A little later in the season than previous years – but hopefully it will give the weather enough time to warm up!

All parts of the event will take place in/around the Mayfield Rec Ctr. There will be a transition rack, water, gatorade and bananas during the ‘support’ hours; and snacks from 10:30am until we close the transition area.

Timeline:
Transition Area Opens:
7:00am
Registration/Sign-in (drop off your bike):
7-7:30am
Pool Swim:
7:30-8:30am
Support for the Run/Bike/Run/Bike/…:
7:40am-12pm
Transition Area Closes:
12:15pm (or earlier if all participants are finished)

Cost:
The cost for the Simulation Day is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. There is an additional $10 fee for members (and $12 for non-members) to access the pool if you are not already signed up for our Pool Swims.

We accept payment for the Sim Day via the FMCT website shop, or you can send us an email to sign up and pay with cash at the event.


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Did you know that we have fun FMCT-branded gear available for you to order? Each year we place at least one order to enable our members to purchase their favourite stylish kit items.

Check out the shop and complete your purchase online. This year’s order deadline is 6pm May 23rd.


Tracking your Workouts

FMCT is on Strava! (Check us out here.)

You can join the club and view workouts of other members in the club. Strava lets you congratulate individuals for if you wanted you could even have a little friendly competition for KOM titles). This summer, instead of having you manually log your training, we will be capturing workout data from Strava to share some workout stories with the club.

Check it out and join in the fun.

April 26th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday April 26th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts and on-deck coaching are provided. Don’t forget your pool ‘toys’ (eg. flippers, pull-buoy, etc – if you have some) and arrive early so you are ready to swim right at 9.

Thursday April 28th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, 4B)
There are just a few weeks of this fun class remaining, and a few drop-in spots available. Contact Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot.

Saturday April 30th
Group Ride: 8:30am – Departing from Mayfield Rec Ctr
70km route – www.strava.com/routes/4779816


Muskoka Training Weekend

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We are headed north – and we think you should come with us. Our annual training weekend in Muskoka at Clyffe House is coming up quickly.
Space is limited – so send us an email to reserve your spot.
Pricing will be dependent on the number of people who sign up – current estimated cost is $150 to $200 per person for the full long weekend (3 nights!).


Workout Leaders

Group Rides
With the roads cleared of snow – we are now out riding on Saturdays (although, with a few extra layers to keep us warm). But – we are in need of some of our slightly more experienced members to lead a ride or two. There isn’t much to it besides deciding when and where you want to start your ride, then picking your distance and your route. There is no expectation that you are available to lead a ride every weekend – and the more leaders we have, the more we can offer our members. Send us an email if you are interested.

Other Workouts
In addition to looking for ride leaders, we are always interested in promoting other workouts that may be of interest to our members. So if you are planning a run, a swim, know of a great yoga class, or have something new and fun to try, just send us an email and we will share with the group!

April 19th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

13015579_10154008845966955_3724479696861882314_nTuesday April 19th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts and on-deck coaching are provided. Please plan to arrive before the session starts so you can get your full 60 minutes of swimming.

Thursday April 21st
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, 4B)
Whether you are ‘just’ working on your fitness or training for a goal race, these classes are a great way to supplement the standard Tri/Du training. There are still spots available – email Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve your spot.

Saturday April 23rd
Group Ride: 8:30am – Departing from Mayfield Rec Ctr
50km route – www.strava.com/routes/4701808
Coffee stop at about the 35K mark (Coffee Bean Cafe & Grill)


Thank You!

Our Spring Adopt-a-Road event was a huge success this year – we had a great turnout and were able to finish in record time. A big thank-you to everyone who got up early and gave us their Sunday morning to help. We have some pictures of our fun posted to our Facebook Members page (including some of our adorable smaller helpers).


Run4Hope – This Sunday!

The 12th Annual Run4Hope is just days away. And if you forgot to sign up we have some good news for you – there are still some spots left! You can still complete an online registration until Thursday (through the Running Room Online Events site) or you can show up (early) on race day and complete your registration on the day. Details are posted to the Run4Hope website.
Hope to see you there – either racing or volunteering!

April 12th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Tuesday April 12th
Pool Swim: 9-10pm @ Mayfield Rec Ctr
Workouts and on-deck coaching are provided. Please plan to arrive before the sessions tarts so you are ready to swim at 9.

Thursday April 14th
Strength Class: 8-9pm @ TheTrainStation (490 Bramalea Rd, 4B)Screenshot from 2016-04-12 09:00:01
Workout, hands-on coaching and an exciting atmosphere. What else could you ask for? Drop-ins are welcome – please send an email to Jade at info@ironchicfitness.ca to reserve yoru spot.

Saturday April 16th
Group Ride: 9:30am – Departing from Mayfield Rec Ctr
45km route – http://www.strava.com/routes/4626907
80km route – http://www.strava.com/routes/4626910
Both routes will include a coffee stop in Caledon East

Sunday April 17th
Group Run: 10:30am – Departing from Spirit Tree
(departure time may be pushed a bit if the clean-up takes longer)
Full route is 22km – http://www.strava.com/routes/4626756, however this is an out and back course, so you are free to turn around when you hit your planned distance


Adopt-a-Road

This Sunday
Don’t forget – our semi-annual Adopt-a-Road event is this Sunday. Come on out to help us clean up our section of Mississauga Rd. Meet at 8:30am at Creditview Public School. Please RSVP by email or through the Facebook event.

FMCT – Adopt-a-Road Facebook Event

Hope to see you there!


100-Day Run Challenge

This is your last chance to enter your mileage for this challenge. We will be closing the document after April 17th and will be sending out certificates of accomplishment to those who achieved a level within the challenge.

Don’t forget – it is the number of runs you completed over the 100 day time period, where the run was 30 minutes or more.