Outlaw Training – Athletes are stepping up to the mark! January 20, 2012

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So week 2 started really well with a 70 mile ride with a few of the Absolute athletes doing the Outlaw, great weather for January and a decent ride.

Swimming last week was mainly aerobic work but we’ve started to add a little bit of speed during the sessions just to get the athletes used to it. For those athletes at the club not doing the Outlaw or other long distance races the speed will gradually increase as we get closer to the season. Last week’s swimming was also a record breaker with our highest numbers at all 3 sessions last week. Just as well this week we have the introduction of a new session which will also see the club with its first 2 hour session for certain athletes. The club run session was still focused on drills and good technique with some video analysis done and reviewed. The main session was a threshold set with focus on maintaining good technique above all else. The weather just about held off for some long rides over the weekend with a short run off the bike, groups went out Saturday and Sunday and just about got done what they wanted to so another step on the way.

The Karen Green Foundation is well under way now with bank account completed, trust set up and first monies coming in. The teams have now been completed so overall we will around 40 teams or individuals looking at doing the Outlaw and raising money in memory of Karen.

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Written by Steve Lloyd

Steve Lloyd

British Triathlon Federation Level 3 Performance Coach

Named as Britain’s ‘most motivating Tri Coach’ by Triathlon Plus magazine, Steve Lloyd is an extensively experienced Triathlon Coach and age-group Triathlete.
He has coached numerous athletes over the last 8 years across all distances working with complete beginners through to elite triathletes.

Recognised by the British Triathlon Federation in 2011 as their Performance Coach of the Year Steve continues to work with athletes at a high level both in his role as the West Midlands Regional Head Coach and through his business Absolute Tri. He is also is seen as an industry expert and is regularly called upon by the media for comment. http://www.absolutetri.com

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