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Giro di Litchfield Q & A


Many of you have been calling and emailing with questions about the 2nd Annual Giro di Litchfield.  Here are some of the most common questions with answers, in order to help you.

Q:  Is the GdL a race or a ride?

A:  It's an organized ride, not a race.  There is no timing, though you can try for KOMs along the course if you want.

Q:  What if I get dropped from the group?

A:  There will be ride leaders to shepherd riders and keep everyone together as much as possible.

Q:  As the day warms up and I take off layers of clothing, can I leave them somewhere?

A:  Yes.  You can leave clothing at any of the feed zones, and everything will be driven back to the start/finish area for you to pick up.

Q:  Can I register the morning of the ride?

A:  Yes, but no later than 8:30AM since the ride starts at 9:00AM.

Q:  Is there a carpool or caravan planned for the drive to Lake Waramaug?

A:  Yes.  A caravan will be departing Total Training & Endurance's back parking lot at 772 Post Road East in Westport at 7:00AM, it will then proceed to the commuter parking lot at Merritt Parkway exit 42, the caravan will depart the commuter lot at approximately 7:15AM.

Q:  How long does it take to get to Lake Waramaug?

A:  It depends on where you leave from, but from Westport/Weston area, just over an hour.

Q:  What if it rains?

A:  Rain date is the following Sunday, but only if constant heavy rain is forecast, not for light showers.

Q:  Can I change into my kit there, or change out of it after the ride for the tailgate party?

A:  Yes.  There are eight changing rooms next to the parking area.

Q:  What time does the ride start?

A:  There will be 3 waves.  9AM:  Riders going 80 miles and averaging about 15mph.  9:15:  Riders going 80 miles and averaging about 17mph.  9:30:  Riders going 80 miles and averaging about 19mph & riders going 45 miles.

Q:  What kind of on-course support is there?

A:  There will be 2 support cars with equipment and nutrition.  There will be 3 food stops at approximately 20, 40, and 60 miles. 


TTE Sponsors CHT Ghosts 'N Ghouls 5K


When:  Saturday, October 25, 10am.

Where:  Sherwood Island State Park

USATF Certified 5K Course, T-Shirt, Refreshments,

Awards Top 3 Overall & Top 3 in Age Groups, Kid's Runs & Costumes Encouraged!

More Info & Course Map

Register Here


TTEndurace Takes on the GIRO DI LITCHFIELD !

Inspired by local cycling enthusiast Richard Forzani,


TTEndurance is proud to be promoting the 


Giro Di Litchfield 


Sunday, October 19th 9AM 


CT State Road Race champion Eneas Freyre 

will be in attendance as head ride leader.

In the great tradition of TTEndurance events, 

we will be providing full support for this stunning 80mile ride that will have the gorgeous New England fall foliage as a back drop. 


There will be a 45mile slower paced route option as well. 


As always plan on a challenging course (6,000 feet of climbing), with great company, and a delicious post event party. 


Event Location

Parking+Start/Finish+Post Ride Party

Lake Waramaug State Park.  30 Lake Waramaug Rd.  Kent, CT 


What's on Tap

- follow support cars

- staffed on-course feed zones

- the best post ride party in the business with catered food and drinks




80 Mile Route

45 Mile Route


Link to Registration


Be A Champion!


Winning the relay at Toughman!

Toughman Relay report
by TTEndurance Member Andrew Udell
Last Sunday I competed in the Toughman Half Iron Triathlon relay in Croton on Hudson, NY.  Since I sold my running shoes 15 years ago, and I haven't ventured into the pool for about the same period of time, I stick to the bike leg only.  I've formed a team with two friends and we have now been competing in these events for about 4 years. Scheduling 3 or 4 races a year keeps me motivated in my training throughout the year.   In addition, thanks to excellent coaching, better technology, and hard work my times have improved over that time. From a technology standpoint, over the last 4 years I have added an aero helmet, a time trial bike, and racing wheels - all of which certainly help.  
As is the case with all of the relays we've competed in, our swimmer came out of the water in a top 3 position.  Typically, our races are won or lost with the bike leg.  This time I headed out onto the course, which consists of two laps up and down a 20 something mile section of Rte 9A in Westchester County, in 3rd place.  The course began with the first few miles mostly heading uphill.  At about mile 2 I passed one of the other relay bikers, who may have been riding a tricycle (to be clear this was not that I was going so fast…I think they may still be on the course).  While climbing I saw the lead relay biker ahead.  I passed him about 100 yards before the first turnaround.  I had been speaking to him while we were waiting in transition, so we were both aware of each other.  The next turnaround was around mile 20.  At that point I was able to see that I was about 1 minute ahead of him. My lead kept growing with each turnaround thereafter.  At about mile 48 I passed a non-relay biker who blurted out "you are the first biker to pass me today" … 5 miles later he passed me and I said to him "you look just like the guy that was only passed by 1 rider today".  I was unable to pass him again due to a no-pass zone heading back to the transition station.  I came into transition a few seconds after him and our runner had a little more than a 6 minute lead over the next relay team.  
Similar to our swimmer, our runner typically posts the top 3 running times against other relay runners.  This was the first time I can remember that he had the lead to start the run.  He had a 6 minute lead over the second team and about an 11 minute lead over the 3rd relay team and was able to secure the overall victory.
I was pleased with my bike effort.  While my time was a little slower than the prior year, it was a lot windier and on a comparative basis I did much better posting the fastest relay bike time and the 8th fastest bike time of all participants.  I wanted to thank Eneas, and the other coaches at TTEndurance, as well as the members I typically train along side in classes and group rides.  All assist in pushing me while making the training sessions fun.  Well, fun might not be the right word…how about 'less painful'??  In any event, a consistent training regimen while focusing on my power numbers paid off for me this summer.  
Thanks again to all!



Summer Success

Eneas, 3rd at Mt. Washington

Summer of 2014, (thus far,) has proved to be a regional renaissance year for owner & manager of Total Training and Endurance, Eneas Freyre.  After capturing the Overall Championship Title in the 2014 Bethel Spring Series, Eneas went on to sweep a tri-fecta of Pro victories on the roads of the Nutmeg State.


Beginning with the State Criterium Championship in June, Eneas notched a 2nd place Overall finish, while crossing the finish as the first Connecticut resident.  He followed this up in July at the State Time-Trial Championship with an Overall victory in record time.  The third step was the collection of a the State Roadrace Title in August at the Tokeneke Classic, an 88 mile race in which Mr. Freyre finished 3rd Overall as the first CT resident, the day after leading TTEndurance’s 100K ride.


Yet this isn’t half the story.  On the weekends bookending the Tokeneke Classic, Eneas participated in two grueling races.  On August 1 began the 3-day stage race:  Tour of the Catskills.  Riding hard and determined, Eneas came away with the polka-dot jersey, signifying his coronation as winner of the King of the Mountains competition, (this in edition to a 2nd place finish in that race’s Stage 1 Time Trial.)  The honor of best climber in the Catskills was soon to be tested yet again, this time on New England’s highest peak:  New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. 


The 7.6 mile race up the autoroad to the summit of Mt. Washington averages 11% with the highest gradients near the top kicking up to 20% amid swirls of fog and clouds at an elevation well above 6,000 feet.  If it was difficult, Eneas never faltered, riding to a 3rd place overall podium in 54:11, less than 2 minutes outside the mark recorded by Olympic Time Trial gold medalist Tyler Hamilton in 2006, whose career accomplished have since been marred by failed doping tests in 2004 & 2008 at the Olympics and Vuelta d’Espana.


Success through summer wasn't limited to Eneas alone.  Timothy, Tammy and Torr represented TTE's lofty standards in their respective disciplines.  Timothy kicked off summer by taking 5th place in the 1-Mile Roadrace State Championship with a personal best of 4:16.  He followed this up with a modest P.R. of 56:06 in the 10 Mile State Championship, as well as winning a local 10K in 33:08.  Tammy Kiernan embodied the fortitude of a champion with her 2nd place Age Group finish among a field of 700+ in the Mossman Sprint Triathlon, at the height of summer.  Concurrently Torr Benetta trounced his way to a 6th place finish in the Rocky Hill Grand Prix, he may have finished higher but was sidelined halfway for several minutes to repair his damaged machine.  The experience of being limited by extraneous circumstances may have fueled him the following weekend when Mr. Bennetta rallied to a podium finish at the Thomaston Hare Scramble.


Summer of 2014 will be remembered by at TTE as a summer of set precedence, a summer of excellence, and a well of inspiration that saturates our collective ambitions as we move into autumnal light and beyond.  Be a champion.