Intermediate Group Bike Ride

Event: Intermediate Group Bike Ride
Date: Sunday April 28th, 2013
Time: 7:45am-10am
Location: Westfield, NJ Train Station on North Ave
Contact: Coach Joe McMahon at mcmahonjoe64@gmail.com

Pace: No Drop B Ride (17-20mph)
Distance: About 35 miles

The weather has improved enough to start hosting group rides. Coach Joe is offering to lead a B ride this Sunday out of the Westfield, NJ Train Station Parking lot on the North Ave side starting at 7:45am. This group ride will be a no drop ride (meaning nobody will be left behind), however you are expected to be able to maintain speed in the range of 17-20mph. Prior to starting the ride Coach Joe will review how to properly ride in a group, proper traffic signaling and road etiquette.

All participants of group activities must sign the Club Insurance Waiver prior to participating in any club events. You must also have a helmet, tire change kit, spare inner tube, inflation device and your beverage of choice.

Please RSVP to Coach Joe to let him know if you are or may attend this ride.

Beginner Group Bike Ride & Tire Change Clinic

Event: Beginner Group Bike Ride & Tire Change Clinic
Date: Saturday April 27th, 2013
Time: 8am-9am
Location: Great Swamp Parking Lot at the end of Whitebridge Road, Gillette, NJ
Contact: centraljerseytriclub@gmail.com

Pace: No Drop C Ride (13-17mph)
Distance: About 10 miles
Course: Very flat with a few small hills

The weather has improved enough to start hosting group rides. If you are new to riding on the roads with traffic, new to riding in a group or new to riding in general this is the ride for you. Hybride and road bikes are welcome however triathlon bikes will not be allowed.

This ride will be a beginner C ride this Saturday out of the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge starting at 8:00am. This group ride will be a no drop ride (meaning nobody will be left behind) and we will stop at all turns until everyone is together. Prior to starting the ride we will review how to properly ride in a group, proper traffic signaling and road etiquette. If time allows there will be a short tire change clinic after the ride for those interested.

All participants of group activities must sign the Club Insurance Waiver prior to participating in any club events. You must also have a helmet, tire change kit, spare inner tube, inflation device and your beverage of choice.

Please RSVP the club email address to let us know if are attending.

Group walk/run is on for Saturday April 13th

Alright CJTC runners, this is it. The last group run before the Rutgers Half and 8k. Time to get your final runs in before you taper for the race. Come out for the Saturday group walk/run this weekend at Oak Ridge Park. We will meet in the parking lot by the big yellow house.

All distances and levels are welcome. The park is roughly a 2 mile loop so regardless of your level there will be someone nearby. Come on out for our final run before the race.

Event: Saturday Group Run
Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: Oak Ridge Park, Oak Ridge Road, Clark, NJ 07066

Group walk/run is on for Saturday April 6th

Event: Saturday Group Run
Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: Oak Ridge Park, Oak Ridge Road, Clark, NJ 07066

About two more weeks until the Rutgers Half and 8K! The weather this Saturday is suppose to be sunny with a high of 54ºF.

Come out for the Saturday group walk/run this weekend at Oak Ridge Park. We will meet in the parking lot by the big yellow house.

All distances and levels are welcome. The park is roughly a 2 mile loop so regardless of your level there will be someone nearby. There are only a few more training opportunities left and the weather is supposed to be fantastic. Take advantage of it!

Group run for Saturday March 30th

Event: Saturday Group Run
Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Location: Oak Ridge Park, Oak Ridge Road, Clark, NJ 07066

Only three more weeks until the Rutgers Half and 8K! Are you ready?

Come out for the Saturday group run this week at Oak Ridge Park. We will meet in the parking lot by the big yellow house.

All distances and levels are welcome. The park is roughly a 2 mile loop so regardless of your level there will be someone nearby. There are only a few more training opportunities left and the weather is suppose to be fantastic. Take advantage of it!

Free Swim Clinic for CJTC Members – IS NOW FULL!

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL!! Thank you for everyone who showed interest in the program. See you at the pool!

Tri 4 Fun Training and RWJ Fitness & Wellness are sponsoring a Swim clinic to help Central Jersey Tri Club members get a better understanding of what is involved in having an efficient freestyle stroke. This clinic is great for all levels of swimmers who want to learn more about swimming efficiently.  You must be able to swim at least 50 yards to attend the swim portion of the clinic.

Where:
RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center
2120 Lamberts Mill Rd
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

When:
Sunday, March 10th from 4-6pm
Classroom discussion from 4-5pm
Pool time from 5-6pm

Max number of participants: 25 for classroom part and 12 for pool session

Cost: FREE but must register by March 9th to attend.

Register: by Contacting Coach Thea at Thea@tri4funtraining.com.  Please indicate if you want just classroom or both parts of clinic.

Your CJTC Board

Finally.. The run is on!

Mother Nature is finally going to be nice to CJTC and give us nice weather for running!!!!

Date: Saturday March 2nd
Time : 9am
Location: Tamaques Park on Lamberts Mill Rd in Scotch Plains

Meet at Entrance to Tennis court parking lot. Make sure to dress for the temps and weather.  Nice part of being in park is you don’t have to carry your water(can leave at spot you will pass each lap) and drop layers off at car(instead of tying to waist). We will be staying in the park for the run since this is the first group run we have had. 

I will be coming from teaching the 7am spin in Martinsville.  I should make it on time but if by chance, I am not there at exactly 9am, it could be due to traffic getting there.

Hope to see you at the run!!

Coach Thea

Lifestyle Mechanics Spin Studio : Thank You

Central Jersey Tri Club would like to thank Margie Berlin and Laura Black of Lifestyle Mechanics Spin Studio for offering up their facility to our members on Monday February 25th for a one time only free triathlon specific spin class led by Coach Thea Skanes.

As an added benefit to the club, LMS is offering up their facility again on Saturday March 3rd at 7am for another spin class lead again by Coach Thea.   To attend this session you need to reserve a spin bike.  A bike may not be available if you do not reserve it in advance.  Members who attended the Monday session should have received a card for one additional free spin class to attend this session.

Reserve Your Spin Bike

Hope to see you there!

Your CJTC Board

Lifestyle Mechanics Studio

Great meeting with SPFW Triwoman and Sarah Lorge Butler

Running Times MagazineThank you everyone including SPFW Triwoman and  Sarah Lorge Butler who turned out for our second meeting of 2013.  It was a cold and chilly evening and parking was a bit difficult for a little while but we had a great turnout.  Sarah provided us a fun and entertaining view of training and running with her talk and handed out free copies of Running Times magazine to all who attended.  And a big Congratulations to Pam who won the Woman’s Thermal Running Top which was donated by the Westfield Running Company that provided our meeting space.

CJTC Hosting SPFW Triwoman and Sarah Lorge Butler