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 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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