Mark your calendar! This month's TTW social will feature TTer Rob Weiss! Many of you know Rob, but you might not know about his recent trip to Ethiopia. So come stop by and listen to some amazing stories about his travels.
As a member of the TARGETRAINING community, you'll be in great company - sharing your passion for cycling, triathlon and endurance training with other athletes from all over. TARGETRAINING sponsors a number of teams, including:
- USA Triathlon sanctioned team (2009 and 2010 Connecticut club champions)
- USA Cycling sanctioned team
- Elite triathlon team with top area athletes
TT club members enjoy group training, special club memberships and all the benefits that come with being part of a larger group.
Have a day off or shortened school day? Keep your kids active and healthy with our drop off endurance and fitness training program.
Our two-hour sessions are on select Westport school calendar days off and shortened days.
Please check our online training calendar for the next available sessions: www.ttendurance.com
- Single session = $30
- 6pack = $150
- 12pack = $275
- 3month unlimited membership = $450
- Family discount of 10% for multiple siblings sign-ups
- TARGETRAINING Members receive 25% discount
Ages 8 through 14. Younger and older kids may be accepted upon the approval of our head coach, Eneas Freyre.
Athletes will be broken up into age and ability groups. Each group will be paired with a TARGETRAINING coach.
We will guide your child through a myriad of endurance and fitness routines including running, cycling, plyometrics and body weight strength training and stretching. These fundamental routines are borrowed directly from our weekly youth endurance and fitness training programs.
Fine tune your youth athlete who may participate in local team sports with our tried and proven methods.
All sessions will begin with a structured routine of stretching and dynamic warm up.
A halftime period of roughly 20min will be taken for snack time and a coaching discussion.
- All athletes must bring a light snack including a drink besides water. Soft drinks are not acceptable.
Athletes wishing to participate in the indoor cycling portion of the training session should contact Eneas Freyre (email@example.com) to reserve a bike, or sign off on bringing your own.
Due to blizzard Nemo, TARGETRAINING Greenwich and Westport will be closing on Friday at 1pm and will be closed for all activities at both locations on Saturday. We plan to reopen on Sunday for classes and personal training.
Buoyed with confidence from months of hard training and racing, TargeTraining’s Women’s Running Team took on Connecticut’s best, Sunday, at the 5 Mile State Championship and emerged victorious in all divisions.
United State Track & Field sponsors the annual 8 race Championship Series, offering prize money to top teams and individuals. After testing the waters in 2012, running coach Timothy Milenkevich constructed a talented roster to contend with, and ultimately defeat the top teams in 2013.
Returning to the race for the second time, Aili diBonaventura, Libby Kaplan, and Kim Driscoll sought redemption in their division after losing the team title by 2 seconds in 2012. Libby led the way in 7:17 pace to finish 2nd in the age group, just 2 seconds off 1st. Kim Driscoll closed with determination in 38:10 and continues a return to the supreme form that saw her win an age-group state title over the 5-Mile distance in 2012. Punctuating the trio’s efforts was Aili diBonaventura’s 2 minute improvement from last year, it was enough to lift the team to a slim 9 second victory over the Milford Road Runners.
The master’s division was highlighted by Christine Vincent and Liz West, rolling through the finish line in 33:50 and 34:28 respectively. Interestingly enough, Christine’s race included a 6:28 mile, run in the initial 5280 feet. It was personal best by 10 seconds and not part of her coach’s premeditated race plan. “I felt good,” she said. Jana Oreijo and Diane Benke ran together to finish under 40 minutes and gained valuable race experience the team will call on in future races. Libby Kaplan was the third master’s scorer, as USATF allows for placement in lower age divisions, her inclusion helped TargeTraining earn a 2 minute advantage over the next best team.
The surprise of the day was Anna Pluta, a new face at TargeTraining, capturing 2nd place in the 30-39 age group, it was her first race, ever. Tim Milenkevich further solidified TargeTraining’s open division chances by recruiting a former teammate, Sara Belles, from his previous, and now-disbanded HiTek Racing Team. Joined by Liz West dropping down a division, TT was unstoppable and concluded their clean sweep of the team competition with a 4 minute triumph in the open division.
The comradery of the day was palpable, and the atmosphere undampered by 10 degree wind chills, or the icy roads. The team looks forward to the next race in the Connecticut Grand Prix on March 3rd in New Haven.
Any runners interested in joining the team should contact Timothy@ttwestport.com
Full Team Results:
“That was more difficult than any half marathon,” proclaimed Ric Nadel upon billy-goating up the final ascent at the finish, Sunday, of the Boston Buildup 15K.
Pound for pound the 15K is regarded as the most difficult of the Boston Buildup's 4 races, a truism discovered by Brad Hardy somewhere on the rolling and slightly muddy dirt roads of Ridgefield. “Most of the race seems like it’s uphill because the downhills are too steep to relax and recover on,” said Hardy. He was relatively pleased with his 7:47 per mile pace over the 9.3 mile out and back course, which treats runners to an excellent view of everyone behind and in front of them.
Running coach Timothy Milenkevich did not experience the latter, as he controlled a 3 minute lead at the turnaround, then extended it to a victory margin of 5:19. It was a personal best for Timothy by nearly a minute, and his first time winning over the distance in 8 tries. His time on Sunday, and performance 2 weeks ago in the 10K, all but seals his position as #1 for the 2013 Boston Buildup Winter Series.
Similarly, Tri-Team member, and winner of the 2012 TargeTraining Sherwood Island Triathlon, Florence Chretien steamrolled to the winner’s circle by 47 seconds.
Stalwart TargeTraining performances included Leadville 100 finisher Blake Benke dropping down in distance to finish 4th overall.
Christine Vincent notched a 2nd place age-group finish, and echoed Mr. Nadel’s sentiments regarding the severity of the course. “The whole thing is uphill,” she exhaustively grinned at the end.
Aili DiBonaventura concurred with her teammate Christine as they sat around a table discussing the race afterward. Aili’s 8:05 pace was good enough for 3rd in her age-group, and marks steady progress in her preparations for the Boston Marathon.
Roger Harper clocked a steady 7:20 pace, returning to the form that saw him compete in the 2011 Duathlon World Championships.
Max Veiga rolled in at 7:05 pace, continuing his winter campaign of run fitness.
The Boston Buildup continues February 10th with the 20K in Fairfield.