Fall 2010 Club Programs

Hi everyone, most of us are hitting the big events of the season starting this weekend with 70.3, then on to the Kelowna Apple and finally Ironman Canada which makes posting a notice about the fall programs seem "unimportant" at the moment.

For your information then, here are the fall programs. Please note registrations will be processed starting early September 2010. Please contact me at jvandyk@talismancentre.com for the fall 2010 registration form. I will need a new form completed by EVERYONE for the fall.

Triathlon Club Swim

The Fall Triathlon Club Swim courses focus on improving swim technique and gaining a better understanding of how your body position in the water impacts your performance. Our experienced coaches have helped many Club members reach new levels of comfort in the water and achieve personal best times in their respective triathlon events. Club members also help keep each other accountable to these early morning sessions.

Triathlon Club swim Monday 6 - 7am 11 sessions (Sep 27 – Dec 13) $110.00

Triathlon Club swim Wednesday 6 - 7am 12 sessions (Sep 29 – Dec 15) $120.00

Triathlon Club swim Friday 6 -7 am 12 sessions (Oct 1 – Dec 17) $120.00

Triathlon Club Brick

The ability to run after the cycling portion of a triathlon is a key element to having a successful day. This group training session is designed to help build your aerobic base and your ability to quickly run comfortably off the bike. These are also fun training sessions that makes the time go by quickly with your Club mates.

Triathlon Club Brick training Monday 6:30 - 8:30pm 11 sessions (Sep 27 – Dec 13) $165.00

Triathlon Club Brick training Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30pm 12 sessions (Sep 29 – Dec 15) $180.00

Triathlon Club Group Ride

Triathlon Club members can ride in a group setting using their own bicycles on the Tacx ergotrainers. Focus specifically on increasing your cycling abilities this fall by training with power output in a motivating group setting. Make the bike your strength for next season’s races.

Triathlon Club Bike training Saturday 9am - 11am 10 sessions (Oct 2 – Dec 18) $165.00

Triathlon Club Ironswim

Build your distance swimming ability through these 90min sessions. This is not just for the Iron-athlete as Olympic distance swimmers can see big improvements in their swimming by completing more metres per training session and per week. A great low impact way in which to boost your overall training volume while under the guidance and support of our coaches.

Triathlon Club swim Tuesday 7:30 - 9pm 12 sessions (Sep 28 – Dec 14) $165.00

Triathlon Club swim Thursday 7:30 - 9pm 11 sessions (Sep 30 – Dec 16) $151.25

Please checkout our ETS fall programs too at http://endurancetrainingsystems.blogspot.com/ if you are looking for some additional swimming and cycling options.

Perhaps next season is when you are going to sign up for an ironman or half-ironman event or see how fast you can really go at the Olympic distance. If so then maybe the ETS Customized Coaching and testing packages are for you. These packages are proven to achieve personal best results for athletes of all ability levels. Do your event knowing you prepared to the best of your ability under the guidance of our coaching team.


Group Ride on the 70.3 Course

If anyone is interested in riding a large potion of the Calgary 70.3 course on Saturday July 17th I will be riding most of it that day as a training ride. This is a great opportunity to preview the course, test out any equipment you plan on using as well as your nutrition plan for race day.

My planned route is starting from West Hills Shopping Centre - behind Second Cup Coffee and in the area of Indigo Books. We will ride out to lower Springbank Rd and ride the course in reverse to Cochrane. We will head West to Grand Valley Rd then east to Horse Creek Rd, back to Cochrane and then back to West Hills.

10am start.

Please let me know if you will be riding that day.


10K Hell Run for Fun

From Darren
Hi everyone

The 10k staggered start race is on Sunday July 4 at 8:30 am
Country Hills Running Room. You can email me your
confirmation before Sunday and you best 10k time that you
have run in the last couple years or a very honest
estimate, so I can set the stagger for the start of the
race. If you have any friends you would like to see suffer
send me there names and times as well, everyone is welcome
to enter the race.

Hope to see you Sunday


Tonights Swim 6:30 pm

Since the Centaur Subaru swim course has filled up so quickly many Talisman Triathlon Club members have requested a additional open water swim before Wasa Lake Triathlon. As such the Wednesday night brick on June 9th has been canceled and in its place we will have a open water swim night at Lake Mckenzie Beach Club. Any Talisman Centre Triathlon Club member is invited to this open water swim, even if you are not signed up for the Wednesday night brick.

Things start off at 6:30pm.


Wasa Lake Group Ride

Well it has come time again to test out the winter training and rock wasa lake triathlon. This year the Talisman Triathlon Club will meet in the north parking lot (site of the old transition) for a group ride, some members will ride the full 40km while others will only ride half. Then its time to test out the wetsuits and jump in the water before the package pick up.

We will meet at noon on Saturday with the bikes.

Hope to see you there.


Summer Triathlon Club Sessions

Registration for the summer Triathlon Club sessions are now available. Once again we will be doing a shortened summer session since most of us will be out racing or on holidays during this time.

To register please email me directly with your selections and I will process them in the order I receive them. Given the shorter time frame, we won't be doing the monthly payment option for this period of time.

July 5th to August 13th, 2010

Triathlon Club Swim:

Mondays from 6:00AM to 7:00AM (5 sessions $47.50)
Tuesdays from 12:00PM to 1:00PM (6 sessions $57)
Wednesdays from 6:00AM to 7:00AM (6 sessions $57)
Thursdays from 12:00PM to 1:00PM (6 sessions $57)
Fridays from 6:00AM to 7:00AM (6 sessions $57)

Triathlon Club IronSwim:

Tuesdays from 7:30PM to 9:00PM (6 sessions $82)
Thursdays from 7:30PM to 9:00PM (6 sessions $82)

Triathlon Club Group Brick (Wed):

Wednesdays from 6:30PM to 8:30PM (6 sessions $82)

See you at Wasa Lake this weekend!


Ironman Weekend Camp

Hi everyone, I am looking to partner up with another coach in the Okanagan for a Penticton Ironman training weekend. Dates would be July 2-4 2010.

First we would like to establish that there is in fact interest from club members especially those doing Ironman Canada this year or planning on it next year.

Costs will be determined based upon the camp structure and we wish to keep the cost low. Rest assured there will be lots of training on each segment of the event on the actual course.

Please notify me of your interest and we can get things rolling.



Tri Club Open Water Swim

Since the Centaur Subaru swim course has filled up so quickly many Talisman Triathlon Club members have requested a additional open water swim before Wasa Lake Triathlon. As such the Wednesday night brick on June 9th has been cancelled and in its place we will have a open water swim night at Lake Mckenzie. Any Talisman Centre Triathlon Club member is invited to this open water swim, even if you are not signed up for the Wednesday night brick.

Lake Mckenzie

Centaur Subaru Swim Course

Centaru Subaru is proud to support grassroots triathlon in Calgary with the with the second installment of triathlon open water swim tactics. All skill levels of triathletes are invited to attend a FREE clinic put on by local pro triathletes and coaches Jon Bird and Grant Burwash. The open water swim course will focus on skills and tips for race preparation, sighting, staying warm, wetsuit removal and transition. This course is limited to the first 35 people that RSVP. Each participant will receive a water bottle, PowerBar products and some hot chocolate after the dip. All participants are required to have an Alberta Triathlon Association membership to participate.


10:00am: Arrival; gear up
10:00 - 10:15: talk on tactics and sighting.
10:15 - 11:00 Swim
11:00 - 11:15: hot chocolate and transistion talk

Vernon Bike Camp Pictures

The first ETS bike camp went off without a hitch, beautiful weather, spectacular riding and great company made for a highly enjoyable 4 days. The group covered around 400km of riding including the daunting Ironman Canada course. A camp survey is in the works and will be out soon; as we are looking forward to input to kick it up a notch for next year.

Here is the link to the album.

Vernon Pic's