FREE Magic Mountain Man Oly Tri entry

As mentioned at the club meeting today, we have a FREE entry to the Magic
Mountain Man OLY race on Sunday, Oct. 9th (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run). The
race is at Castaic Lake. For full race details, check
out the race website

To be eligible to win, you must be a current member of the Redlands Tri Club,
and you must have an account on this forum. You must also be available to race
on Sunday, Oct. 9th so that the prize doesn’t go unused!

To enter to win — comment in this thread in our Forum¬†by Friday at
. You’ll be entered in a drawing to win the entry, and
we’ll announce the winner this weekend.

If you need help getting an account created on this site, please email Kylie.

Race reports please!

We’d love to share race reports through our club blog! Any members can log in and write up their race report, and then an admin can make it live. Share your stories in your words, and get your name in print as an author!

Email Kylie with questions — or log in and write one today ūüôā

August Club Meeting

Join us at Redlands Spine & Sport at 6:30pm tomorrow for our August Club Meeting!

The guest speaker will be one of our own, Andrea Saavedra. In Redlands Tri Club, a lot of members are new to the sport, learning how it all works, and seeing their own progress. Our club is about learning and growing and sharing triathlon knowledge and experiences, progressing through first races to new distances and challenges. Andrea is a great example of really embodying the purpose of the club. She joined as one of the founding members when new to the sport, and at the end of last month she successfully raced Barb’s, a half iron distance race. Andrea will be sharing what she did to get to where she is, including changes in training, nutrition, and mental approach. She’ll also talk about some of the surprises she hit along the way, both in training and on race day. Come hear her experiences and share in her success.

See the full announcement.

Swim Clinic Details

As we mentioned in our meeting earlier this month, tomorrow will be a swim clinic at the University of Redlands! The clinic begins at 8am and we have the pool reserved from 8am to noon. We’ll be starting with about a half hour of on-deck instruction (classroom style, not in the water) and then we’ll jump in the pool. Although you can leave early if you need to, please be at the start so that we can be ready to get in the pool. In the water, we’ll have a group workout (with sets for all paces and abilities), and at the same time Mike will be working with each and every participant to provide some one-on-one instruction to help you improve your stroke, and thus your swim times.

The day will include both in and out of water instruction by Mike Donia. Mike was a collegiate swimmer, and has been an assistant coach for his college, a master’s swimming coach, and has also taught private swim lessons for adults. As a triathlete, he raced professionally when younger, and now continues racing as an age grouper. He has done¬†8 Ironman races, including two in Kona.

Click here to get directions to the U of R pool. It is located on Brockton between University and Grove, right next to the main stadium. Please use the main entrance on the west end of the swim complex (the left side of the pool area as you are facing it from the street).

Please see our post on Swimming Workouts 101 for some basic information about swim workouts and their terminology. We will be there to help you understand the workout at the clinic, but this will give you some time to think about what the structure and lingo mean.

Email Kylie if you have any questions.

Due to insurance reasons, this clinic is for members only. However, we will be accepting new members at registration for the clinic. See Membership Info for pricing information and other details.

June Club Meeting

Monday June 13th — 6:30 pm at Redlands Spine and Sport

You’ve been going to the pool, and getting in some laps. But sometimes you wonder… how can¬†you get the most out of¬†your time in the pool? Have you heard¬†about swim sets, but¬†aren’t sure how to structure one? Wonder no longer! Come hear¬†Mike¬†Donia talk about planning¬†that part of¬†your training, and make the most of¬†your swim times instead of just doing laps.

Mike has an Ironman swim personal record of 53 minutes, 70.3 swim PR of 26 minutes, and experience coaching age groupers to improve their swims. He has structured workouts for himself and other athletes. He has raced 8 Ironmans, including 2 at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. He was also previously a pro triathlete at shorter distances. Although not from a swim background, Mike worked hard at improving his swim and understands what the improvement requires, as well as the benefits.

May Club Meeting

Come see a new super training center! The Energy Lab offers classes (including spin & core strength) along with personal training to get your body tuned and ready for race season.  There will be the option of participation and trying out some of their techniques so come ready to play and move! Or just come to check it out and hear some of their favorite training drills.

March Club Meeting

March Club Meeting – Mar. 14th at Redlands Spine and Sport

Join us for our special guest speaker Marky Van Akkeren — Professional Triathlete and High Performance Coach residing in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to tri Marky is also a swimmer (Olympic Trials Swimming Qualifier) and will be sharing his thoughts with the club including some tid bits on nutrition and power on the bike.

Open water swim & transition clinc, plus club BBQ!

Join us and our friends from Triathlon Connection (Rancho Cucamonga) for an open water swim & transition clinic, followed by a BBQ! The event is this Sunday from 2pm to 5pm at Lake Perris. Please see the Facebook event ( or the flyer below for details (click on the image to see it full size):

March 2011 Swim Clinic

March 2011 Swim Clinic