Fitness Tests

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Indoor Tri: Test Your Fitness

by Mike Bouska

January 12, 10 am North YMCA
February 9, 10 am North YMCA
(Meet at the pool after the masters swim)

Looking for a way to track your fitness progress this winter? The Bluff Busters will be performing monthly triathlon fitness tests, or time trials. Each month you will record your time/distance for a swim, bike, and run (there are two distances to choose from-see below). We will be having group sessions to do the tests, but if you are unable to make them, you can do them on your own.

The first group session for this month will be Sunday, January 12 at 10 am at the North Y. We will be meeting at the pool and do the swim test after the masters swim. Afterward, we will head upstairs to bike and run. Mike Bouska will be facilitating.

We are having two distances so that any fitness level can participate.

You can do our super sprint course: 200 yard swim, 15 minute bike and 15 minute run, or you can do our sprint course: 400 yard swim, 30 minute bike and 30 minute run.

Here is how we’ll track your progress:

Swim: Will be measured by time.

Bike: Will be how many Kcal you can generate on the Keiser bikes at the Y. There are 4 bikes that measure power at each Y location. (Note: This is a great time to work on even pacing by watching your watts and keeping a high cadence. Also, if you have a power meter on your bike you can do your test at home.)

Run: Will be how far you can go in the time allowed. This can be done on a treadmill or if you have a GPS you can do it outside.

Send your time trial results each month to bluffbusterstriteam@gmail.com and we will tally them up and post them at the end of month.

All members are encouraged to participate, no matter what your fitness level or race goals. Remember, this is a race against the previous month’s self, not everyone else.

 

 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

March–April 2013 Newsletter

The March––April newsletter is here! There is a lot of information inside, including a peek at the new team logo, uniform information, newbie sponsorship winner info, discount codes, recipes, races, etc.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

BBTT March–April 2013 Newsletter

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

February Fitness Results

We will be having the next fitness test on March 24 at the North Y.  Swim will be at 10:30 A.M with the bike starting in the spin room at 11:15.

Last Months results

Charlie Nelson, who joined the club an hour before the event, took the short sprint in a tight race with Mike Bouska.
Micheal Dunlap was able to beat last months winner Jamey Makepeace on the long course with a great run to finish it out.

Julie Van Den Heuvel showed a nice improvement in all three disciplines to take the woman’s most improved.
Jamey Makepeace takes the male most improved with a solid 22 seconds shaved off the swim.

short course (200yd, 15, 15)

 

Name swim time bike avg watts bike kcal        run distance  place
Julie Van Den Heuvel 3:34 99 141 1.29 1
Charlie Nelson 2:42 215 197 2.30 1
Mike Bouska 2:47 243 243 2.17 2
Dirk Swansen 2:59 175 2.22 3
Dan Wilhelm 3:21 243 243 1.97 4
Vijay Hari 123 1.53
Ron Rasque 3:23
LeeAnne Schwan 2:44
Steve Pitts 2:55
long course (400yd, 30,30)
Michael Dunlap 5:50 322 552 4.58 1
Jamey Makepeace 5:09 233 412 4.20 2
Ben Cagle 5:31
Francis Schmitz 164 301

 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

February Newsletter

Below is the February team newsletter. Check it out for upcoming training opportunities, a great recipe, team-only specials from River Trails Cycles, and a list of 2013 triathlons.

February Newsletter

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February Fitness Test

Next Fitness Test will be held this Sunday at the North Y.  We will start the swim test at 10:30.  The bike test will start at 11:15 in the spin room followed by the run on the treadmills or track afterwards.  A big thanks to Francis for helping us set up the spin room so we can all bike together and not have to fight over the 4 bikes in the cardio area.

We are offering the same two distances.

Short course of 200 yard swim with 15 minute bike and 15 minute run test.

Longer course of 400 yard swim with 30 minute bike and 30 minute run test.

The people to beat from last month

Short Course male and female winners:

Randy Gibson

Julie Van Den Heuvel

Long Course male and female winners:

Jamey Makepeace

Jane Stull

January TT Results
short course (200yd, 15, 15)
name swim time bike avg watts bike kcal   run distance         place
Randy Gibson 3:22 203 183 2.44 1 male win
Steve Pitts 2:57 254 224 1.79 2
Bruce Hegge 4:15 136 1.85 3
Julie Van Den Heuvel 3:36 79 82 1.16 4 female win
Brian Treadway 3:24 1.945
Ron Rasque 3:25
LeeAnne Schwan 2:45
Mike Bouska 257 237 2.09
John Rigden 260 263 2.22
long course (400yd, 30,30)
Jamey Makepeace 5:31 226 401 4.21 1 male win
Chris Schubert 5:30 347 3:51 2
Jane Stull 5:56 179 333 3.81 3 female win
Hannah Hoaglund 6:50 119 229 3.5 4
Marco Vriens 9:31 271 489
Brian Erdmainn 4:42

 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Monthly Fitness Tests

Looking for a way to track your fitness progress this winter (and win a prize or two along the way)? The Bluff Busters will be performing monthly triathlon fitness tests, or time trials. Each month you will record your time/distance for a swim, bike, and run (there are two distances to choose from-see below). We will be having group sessions to do the tests, but if you are unable to make them, you can do them on your own.

The first group session for this month will be Sunday, January 20 at 10 am at the North Y. We will be meeting at the pool and do the swim test after the masters swim. Afterward, we will head upstairs to bike and run. Mike Bouska will be facilitating.

The second session hosted by Mike Bouska. It will be at the La Crosse Y on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:45 am, meeting at the pool.

We are having two distances so that any fitness level can participate.
You can do our super sprint course: 200 yard swim, 15 minute bike and 15 minute run, or you can do our sprint course: 400 yard swim, 30 minute bike and 30 minute run.

Here is how we’ll track your progress:
Swim: Will be measured by time.

Bike: Will be how many Kcal you can generate on the Keiser bikes at the Y. There are 4 bikes that measure power at each Y location. (Note: This is a great time to work on even pacing by watching your watts and keeping a high cadence. Also, if you have a power meter on your bike you can do your test at home.)

Run: Will be how far you can go in the time allowed. This can be done on a treadmill or if you have a GPS you can do it outside.
Send your time trial results each month to bluffbusterstriteam@gmail.com and we will tally them up and post them at the end of month. You will be entered in a raffle for a bluff buster uniform each time you send in your times. We will be giving out more awards to fastest time and most improved in both distances for male and female.

All members are encouraged to participate, no matter what your fitness level or race goals. Remember, this is a race against the previous month’s self, not everyone else.

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