Life is simple swim, bike, run, eat, sleep
If you want to be a triathlete then you need to train. If you want to be a great triathlete then you need to train smart. Our regular training sessions have something for every level. We all set our own goals and targets. It doesn't matter if you are starting your triathlon journey or a seasoned pro; we're all here to help, encourage and support each other.
The easiest way to train with OTC is to come along to one of our official club sessions. It is also preferable if you become a club member and register with Triathlon Ireland (TI). TI membership provides insurance coverage not just during sanctioned races but also during official club training sessions.
* Official club training sessions may change through the year.
"You can’t spell TRIUMPH without some TRI at the beginning and a big UMPH at the end"
Triathlon takes commitment, but it gives so much back in return. Are you ready for another year? Need a little motivation? Watch the video, then go and get your running shoes on. You won't know until you TRI!
Are you suffering from DOMS?
During the winter months you may have added a strength session to your training. A weights session is a great way to prevent injury and get that extra targeted training session. But have you experienced increasing muscle pain several days after? Perhaps you noticed it when you try to sit or stand or get out of bed. Welcome to the world of DOMS or 'delayed onset muscle soreness'.
The pain is felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. It is thought to be caused by microtrauma to the muscle fibres.
You can prevent DOMS by gradually increasing the intensity of a strength or weights program over a period of time.