Tag Archives: Triathlon Training Cape Town

Platterklip Gorge for serious leg strength!

In between a rain storm, heavy winds and very cold temperatures, (where is summer!!) the ‘hardend’ Embark triathletes managed to summit Platterklip Gorge today. Its a tough lunge-climb all the way to the top, but the waterfalls along the way and view at the top is well worth it. And best of  all, by doing this, it means we dont have to run hills this week! We were back just before dark, and narowly missed the second rain […]

Big Brick: ride 3h run 20mins

Rob transforms from cyclist to runner

It had to happen sooner or later, and today it happened! Even with a late change in start time, we moved the ride from 8am to 7am, but unfortunately half way through the ride heavens opened as we got caught in the rain and wind. But well done to all the riders for sticking it out and still completing the run after the bike. Beginning of the year we had atrocious conditions for our 70.3 half […]

Tri Boot Camp in the SUN!!!

the reverse group lunge

The mornings are at last getting light earlier. Not quite light enough yet to swim or ride outdoors at 6am, but within a couple of weeks we envisage being able to start. This mornings boot camp was lots of hard work and fun! The athletes are getting very strong very quickly. In fact so strong that 1 minute of plank is now frowned upon! It must be 2 minutes at least, or thats what STeve […]

Block 1 time trials for Embark 70.3 athletes

Once a month all the athletes will do a time trial for swim/bike/run. Here is the latest correlation of the results of the 1km swim time trial, 40km bike and 6km run from the first month. All the individual time trial sessions have been posted, so you can see pics and routes etc of the discipline’s time trial. We will be repeating these time trials every month in our rest week. Keep an eye on […]