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Training, Technique & Skill Development Programs

We don’t do 10 week “Learn to” programs…

Its a nice concept and a popular marketing tool and many coaches, trainers, even retail stores use 10 week programs to sell ‘Run a 10k/Half or Full Marathon’, ‘Try a Tri’ classes, ’10weeks to a beach body’, etc…

These programs are not designed to help you achieve, but to sell you: apparel, shoes, equipment, gadgets, club memberships, add-on coaching services, anything you can be convinced is needed in order to achieve your objective. Reality is, these programs do not provide what is truly needed to achieve: an appropriate amount of technique and skill work to accomplish any goal. All athletic goals require a baseline amount of skill, technique, and capacity; programs promising that achieving your performance objectives with only 10weeks of training… are selling you on lil’ pots of gold at the end of rainbows (i.e. fantasy).

Anything of value, anything of quality, anything excellent takes time, and that includes taking the time to develop the athleticism, to gain the skills, abilities, and technique, and sometimes simply the health to be able to start training towards a goal.

We do Multi-Sport training all year long…

TOETT provides multi-sport athletes all year training and not just for triathlons… but in all the triathlon sports – swim / bike / run – so that athletes can participate in standalone events of each sport. We believe that true multi-sport athletes are not ‘jack of all/master of none’, but athletes who seek mastery across all the sports.

Training as a swimmer through the winter, as a member of our junior or masters swim teams is a great way to spend the indoor winter months focusing on improving your technique, your form, and maybe even gaining another stroke. Being part of a swim team through the winter opens up the opportunity to participate in the competitive swim season which runs December til April. Multi-sport athletes will find that there are many distance events allowing them to prepare for open water swimming and to test out their training all winter long.  Relay events are fun, unbelievably fun… if you have never been on a relay swim team, then you have missed out. Finding motivation to keep training in the winter is no problem with multiple weekly sessions.

Another benefit to swimming all winter… athletes don’t have to wonder or worry if they are ready for early season triathlons and swim-run events. In spring, when everyone is realizing that summer is around the corner, that races they registered for last year are coming soon, they have to cram swim sessions when everyone else is in the pool. With months of swimming in the winter, once warmer weather arrives athletes can confidently turn their attention to training outdoors.

Dryland – what athletes call training in the gym – is yet another great way to spend the winter months. Dryland is all about developing the core and it is the mobility of the core while under load that yields athletes who are able to swim, bike, and run with the greatest efficiency. Efficiency is the source of speed and endurance, so instead of banging out mindless miles trying to make it through the winter, dryland is a way to change up training so that you do start in the spring with a foundation that will take you through the summer, through all your sport specific training and racing.  Also, its dryland that prevents injuries.

Once the warmer weather arrives, we transition from just indoor training to both indoor & outdoor training. Once spring hits, TOETT offers bike handling skills courses, one on one or small group bike (on-road and off-road) sessions, as well as our Train2Run program.

With TOETT, athletes are welcome to train one discipline (i.e. sport) or all four. The choice is yours.  We believe that offering à la carte training is whats missing for amateur athletes. For program details, please select from the header menu the specific discipline(s) that are of interest. If you are still unsure of where to start, please email me… Aimee (aimee@toett.ca) and I’ll be happy to help you identify an entry point, a program of training to meet your athletic goals.

Looking forward to seeing you at the pool, on the roads, trails, at the gym, or all of the above.

Competition Calendar of Events TOETT Coaches Attend/Participate

Events Coming Up…

All summer long on Tuesday nights… Kelso MTB Series

Nelles Beach & Park, Grimsby
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Full List of Single Sport Events

OPEN WATER SWIMMING
Caledon Quarry Swim I – June 27
Canaqua Welland Swim – August 12
Canaqua 5k Relay Swim – Sept 9

CYCLING
Kelso MTB Series – May to August on Tues evenings
Kelso Cyclocross Series – Sept to Oct on Tues evenings

RUNNING
MEC Burlington Running Series
Apr28, May19, Jun23, Sep8, Oct13, Nov3

Full List of Multi-Sport Events

Caledon Triathlon (pool swim) – May 27

Welland Try A Tri, Sprint & Relay – June 24

XTerra Milton –  postponed til 2019

Niagara Try A Tri/Super Sprint – July 29

Xterra Parry Sound –  postponed til 2019

Triathlon Ontario Provincials (draft legal) – Aug 25

2018 Ontario Summer Games
TOETT athlete Serena Grodski competing

Triathlon Team Competition Suits

Team racing suits will be ordered in early March so that athletes receive them in time for the Caledon Triathlon.

Delivery takes 4-6 weeks from the time of ordering.

Contact aimee@toett.ca for pricing and sizing options.