Last month, New England Endurance Events unveiled a new monthly newsletter devoted to training opportunities on Cape Cod. Our April edition is below. Want to receive each month’s news in your inbox? Complete the request form at the bottom of this blog post!
—– TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES —–
Terry Walsh was often seen on the beach leading group yoga immediately after last summer’s Cape Cod triathlon races, and she teaches athletes in Boston during the off-season. But for the month of April Terry will take over the warehouse of New England Endurance Events each Tuesday to help us build our cores for the coming season. Sessions start at 5:30pm; address is 39 Eldridge Rd. Brewster. First session tomorrow! For details, email us.
New England Endurance Events is opening up a new 10-week semester of coached swim sessions at the Chatham Health Club, starting April 15. Each session starts at 3pm and lasts an hour. Also, ongoing swim programs are underway Wednesday evenings in Brewster. While Wednesdays are sold out until May, single-session slots do open up from time to time! Contact us to get on the list!
Aquasafe of Cape Cod hosts various coached masters swim sessions at the very nice, very big, Sandwich High School swimming pool. These are held every Sunday morning as well as super-early 5am workouts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Website, Facebook or Email.
This month, the Cape Cod Cycling Club (also known as “C4”) will be starting up its Monday evening social recovery rides from Craigville Beach (Centerville) and Thursday night group rides from Kalmus Beach (Hyannis). Watch their calendar for start dates and times. Because of the large number of bike-minded visitors to the Cape who wish to join in for any given ride, membership is not required but you do have to sign a USA Cycling waiver. The waivers can be obtained by going to BikeReg and selecting “Ride Visitor.”
Last month we talked about Tuesday runs in Chatham and Thursdays in Yarmouth. Let’s look at two other days of the week:
Wednesdays: Quite a large batch of runners leaves Hanlon’s Shoes on Main Street at 6pm (the “turtles”—at a 10+ minute pace—leave at 5:45) and wind their way along the coast of Hyannis and Hyannisport for 5 miles. Even the 6pm group breaks into subgroups for different paces. This group run has been going on for years; discover it now before summertime when the participants switch it up for a couple of months and head to the Barnstable High School track for speedwork. Contact Justinfor details.
Saturdays: Now we’re over to the north side of Barnstable, where a weekly Saturday morning run is led by Mary Duchesney. Runners follow a 5-mile loop…and depending on training goals some runners keep going for a second loop. Contact Mary to get on the email chain so you can learn of each week’s exact starting time (usually 7:30 or 8am).
—– CLUB NEWS —–
Monday, April 9, 5:30pm: You choose: an open bike ride or group run —followed by refreshments — at Cape Cod Beer on Phinney’s Lane in Hyannis. Open to members of Cape Cod Cycling, Cape Cod Triathlon, and Cape Cod Athletic Club. Insiders tip: register for at least one of these organizations — very worth it!
From the Cape Cod Triathlon Team:
Thursday, April 19, 5:45pm: The mechanics at SeaSports Cyclery in Hyannis will open up their facility to members of CCTT. We’ll go into the service room to watch their mechanics point out simple-to-do bike maintenance and adjustments with our bikes in their workstands. And we’ll talk about the latest in bike technology and gear. No charge, and open to guests. 1441 Iyannough Rd (Route 132), Hyannis.
—– CLINICS & SEMINARS —–
“Time to Tri” Beginner Clinics
Wednesdays, starting April 4: USAT and Ironman coach Ted Geddis has put together an eight-week lecture series designed to give beginners the tools, support and inspiration needed to be ready to attempt their first triathlon. The group will meet every Wednesday evening in April and May, finishing just in time for the start of the local triathlon season. And all attendees receive a generous discount to one of this summer’s Cape Cod triathlon races. Contact Ted Geddis for details!
Seminar: Training with Power
Wednesday, April 4, 6pm: Learn what training with a power meter is all about — or, if you own one, how to use it more effectively. Guest speaker Adam Myerson has been training and coaching with power for nearly two decades. Location: SeaSports Cyclery, Hyannis. Register.
—– RACE NEWS —–
2018 NETT Races Announced
Now in it’s 36th year, the New England Triathlon Tour is a collaborative of 18 of New England’s most celebrated Sprint and Olympic-distance triathlon events. Registered competitors have the chance to earn a free race entry to an event of their choosing in 2019 just by racing a minimum of three races this season! There are several ways to win that free entry: by being fast (you accumulate points based on your age group position in each race); or by competing in 6 races (sprint) or 3 races (Olympic); or by competing in a race in each state. Registration is completely free. Get all the details at the Tour Website.
Hyannis 2’s Registration Fee Soon to Rise
On April 15 the early-bird registration rate of $80 (Sprint) and $115 (Olympic) will end. Need we say more? Go ahead and set your September race schedule by sealing your spot at our second most popular triathlon. Registration Page
See you in May!