A big day of training is a great way to build on your off-season training and do a key swim/bike/run training session with guidance and feedback from coaches. If you are doing an early season half-Ironman/long course race or building for an Ironman, come put your training, pacing and nutrition to the test.
Toronto Triathlon Club will be hosting a big triathlon training day on Saturday June 1, 2019 at Gulliver's Lake in North Hamilton. The drive from Toronto is one hour.
Gulliver's Lake is a small and very clean lake, that has been used by triathletes in the Hamilton/Burlington/Oakville area for many years.
You can expect the following:
- ~1 hour open water swimming (including open water skills)
- 3-4 hours biking on rolling terrain (supported)
- 30-45 min running around the lake
- Coaching/discussions throughout (pacing, nutrition, race strategies, etc...)
- Approximate start time of 9AM, finish at ~4PM
8:50 - 9:00AM – Arrival (the park doesn’t open until 9am).
**Note that there is a $6 per person entry fee to enter the park.
9:15AM – Introductions and Safety Check
9:30 - 10:15AM – Swim
OW skills: sighting, drafting, cornering, starts, exiting the water
Endurance swim (1 loop around the lake is about 900m)
10:15 to 10:30AM – Change into bike gear. Prep for bike.
10:30 - 2:30PM – Bike (tentative route map and distance options below)
2:30 - 3:30PM – Run (there is a 1.5 km loop around the lake that you can do as many times as you want)
3:30PM – Debrief
50 km (turn back at 25 km)
60 km (turn back at 30 km)
80 km (turn back at 40 km)
92 km - Complete the full route. This full route will be marked by route arrows, indicating where to turn.
106 km – Add a second loop at the top of the route and turn right on 4th Line to start going back
112 km – Add a full second loop at the top of the route
Pre-requisites: This training day is open to intermediate level triathletes who are targeting an distance race (most suitable to those racing Olympic, Long Course, Ironman 70.3, Ironman). You must have a road bike or triathlon bike and be comfortable changing gears, braking, climbing, descending and understand group riding etiquette.
Address is 792 Safari Rd, Millgrove, ON (1 hour drive from Toronto)