Group Training

SPECIAL GROUP EVENTS

RECURRING GROUP EVENTS (Year Round)

Thursday morning group run: This run has been going for about 5 years now! Meet us in the Forest Park visitor’s center parking lot and be ready to run at 5:50am. The group does one loop of 6.6 miles, with options to go shorter or longer. The pace varies and the group sometimes splits into pace groups. This is a no-drop run, so don’t worry about being left behind. It’s dark at start time, so lights and reflective gear are recommended.  Scroll down to see individual event occurrences.

Sunday morning swims: The Club has reserved the use of the Whispering Hills club house pool (12545 Markaire, St Louis) on Sundays from 8-10am. The pool will be open every Sunday with a few exceptions for holidays and other events. We will occasionally host a challenge or coached swim, but will leave a lane open for those who have their own plan. You can do your own swim or join the Mentoring Program’s swim, which you can learn more about on the Mentoring page.  Scroll down to see individual event occurrences.

OTHER GROUP EVENTS (Seasonal)

Monday morning bike ride at Tower Grove Park:  This is a nice 10-15 mile workout on the quiet roads of Tower Grove Park. There are very few cars and there is new pavement this year! This event is hosted by Club members TracyJo Pasieka and Bob Ericson.  The group meets in the traffic circle near the Piper Palm House and Composers Pavilion. The ride consists of a 5-mile pattern in the park, riders can do more or less based on their goals. This can be a fast-paced ride or not so fast, and riders can always do their own pace too. Wheels down at 6am.  Ride schedule is May thru September (except June 4th). Send any questions to TracyJo at tjpasieka@gmail.com

Tuesday morning Sunrise Speedwork: This is a BYOB track session (as in, BYO Battleplan) at the SLU track at the corner of Compton and Rutger, behind the SLU medical campus. A workout will be available that you can follow or modify or you can bring your own workout to share. Even though the group may run different paces or distances, there is still a group feel of running “together” and it’s motivating to run with friends.  This event is hosted by Club member TracyJo Pasieka and the group meets at 6am for a short warm-up and then usually runs about 45-50 mins. You can show up early, show up later, show up for a few minutes and leave — it’s all up to you. The track is quiet and sometimes has other runners and walkers. Best of all, the track is on a hill so the group can watch the sunrise over downtown. A great reward for getting up early!  Speedwork schedule is May thru September. Send any questions to TracyJo at tjpasieka@gmail.com

IronBrick Tuesday night Creve Coeur Park Bricks: Join Coach Paul Schon of IronBrick Coaching for Tuesday night bricks from Creve Coeur Park starting at 6pm. The group will meet at the Sailboat Cove parking lot of Creve Coeur Park near the boathouse.  Routes vary in distance but will typically be in the range of 20-30 miles. Optional brick runs after the ride.  Scroll down to see individual event occurrences.

Thursday night bike ride from Forest Park: Club sponsored “no drop” group ride every Thursday night leaving from the east side of the Forest Park Visitors Center parking lot at 6:00 pm.  Groups and routes will vary depending on who is in attendance. Scroll down to see individual event occurrences.

Upcoming Group Training Events

Date/Times Event Details
06/19/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IronBrick Tuesday Night Creve Coeur Park Bricks
IronBrick Tuesday Night Creve Coeur Park Bricks

Join Coach Paul Schon of IronBrick Coaching for Tuesday night bricks from Creve Coeur Park starting at 6pm. The group will meet at the Sailboat Cove parking lot of Creve Coeur Park near the boathouse.  Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes early to provide ample time to set up your bike, air up your tires, use the restrooms, etc prior to the start of the ride. Routes vary in distance but will typically be in the range of 20-30 miles. Optional brick runs will use the park’s running paths. Helmets are required, no exceptions.

LOCATION: Creve Coeur Park – Sailboat Cove, Creve Coeur MO
06/21/2018
6:00 am - 7:10 am

Tri Club Group Run in Forest Park

Meet at 6:00am in the parking lot across from the Visitor’s Center. Runners do one 6.5 mile loop at 8:30-10 min/mile pace, which will vary with attendance. The run is always counter-clockwise from the visitor’s center, so you also have the option of running clockwise from Skinker to join us. We will not drop a runner if they don’t want to run alone. We run in almost any weather Mother Nature throws at us with the exception of active lightning or multiple inches of snow. If a run begins in the dark, headlamps or lights are recommended. Map below shows meeting location.

Meet Location

 

LOCATION: Forest Park, St. Louis MO
06/21/2018
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday Night Ride at Forest Park
Thursday Night Ride at Forest Park

Mentoring and Group Training join forces for no drop group rides every Thursday night leaving from the east side of the Forest Park Visitors Center parking lot at 6:00 pm.  Please try to gather at 5:45pm so that you will have ample time to set up your bike, air up your tires and hit the restroom if necessary before we roll out at 6pm.

LOCATION: Forest Park Visitors Center Parking Lot, St. Louis
06/23/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Training 2018 - New Town Saturday Morning Bike Ride

New Town Saturday Morning Bike Rides are back for the season! This Saturday the club’s Saturday morning bike rides out of New Town will start. It is a simple 31 mile ride to Portage Des Sioux and back at speeds of 15, 17, 19 and 21 mph. At Portage Des Sioux there is a convenience store with restrooms, food and drinks. No cyclist will be left to ride alone in the back of the group. No cyclist will be dropped!

Please remember to bring your hydration, nutrition, helmet and a spare bike tube with tools.

Meet up after the Open Water Swim in the area around Galt House Drive and the New Town Animal Park – close to the lake and the grassy area used for the New Town Triathlon transition area.

After the ride there are various establishments in New Town for an early lunch or a late breakfast (or second breakfast).

LOCATION: New Town Civic Circle, St. Charles mo
06/23/2018
8:00 am - 9:30 am

New Town Open Water Swim Series

 

Open Water Swim Series at New Town put on by Club sponsor Big Shark. Please see info at Big Shark for full details!

 

Highlights

  • Lifeguard services from Backyard Lifeguards.
  • Wetsuit rental is included at no extra cost for the first two sessions, May 5 and May 12. Rental will be available for $10/session at all subsequent sessions until the water warms up. Limited availability May 19. Great time to check out wetsuits!
  • Big Shark will have different demo and discussion topics each session, see schedule here.

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Instructions change form year to year, but this is still a pretty picture!

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LOCATION: New Town St Charles, Saint Charles MO
06/24/2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Sunday Morning Swim - Whispering Hills Clubhouse
Sunday Morning Swim - Whispering Hills Clubhouse

We have reserved the Whispering Hills Clubhouse pool every Sunday morning from 8am to 10am. The 25yd pool has 5 lanes. Enter the clubhouse through the side door (closest to the main parking lot) that leads to the fitness area.

 

The majority of Sundays will be open swim so bring your own swim plan. Special sessions or clinics are typically held during the winter and early spring months and will be announced ahead of time. The pool may remain closed during  inclement weather (snow and ice). We will do our best to post a closure annoucement on the club’s private Facebook group as well as here on the website.

LOCATION: Whispering Hills Clubhouse Pool, Creve Coeur
06/26/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

IronBrick Tuesday Night Creve Coeur Park Bricks
IronBrick Tuesday Night Creve Coeur Park Bricks

Join Coach Paul Schon of IronBrick Coaching for Tuesday night bricks from Creve Coeur Park starting at 6pm. The group will meet at the Sailboat Cove parking lot of Creve Coeur Park near the boathouse.  Please try to arrive 10-15 minutes early to provide ample time to set up your bike, air up your tires, use the restrooms, etc prior to the start of the ride. Routes vary in distance but will typically be in the range of 20-30 miles. Optional brick runs will use the park’s running paths. Helmets are required, no exceptions.

LOCATION: Creve Coeur Park – Sailboat Cove, Creve Coeur MO
06/28/2018
6:00 am - 7:10 am

Tri Club Group Run in Forest Park

Meet at 6:00am in the parking lot across from the Visitor’s Center. Runners do one 6.5 mile loop at 8:30-10 min/mile pace, which will vary with attendance. The run is always counter-clockwise from the visitor’s center, so you also have the option of running clockwise from Skinker to join us. We will not drop a runner if they don’t want to run alone. We run in almost any weather Mother Nature throws at us with the exception of active lightning or multiple inches of snow. If a run begins in the dark, headlamps or lights are recommended. Map below shows meeting location.

Meet Location

 

LOCATION: Forest Park, St. Louis MO
06/28/2018
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday Night Ride at Forest Park
Thursday Night Ride at Forest Park

Mentoring and Group Training join forces for no drop group rides every Thursday night leaving from the east side of the Forest Park Visitors Center parking lot at 6:00 pm.  Please try to gather at 5:45pm so that you will have ample time to set up your bike, air up your tires and hit the restroom if necessary before we roll out at 6pm.

LOCATION: Forest Park Visitors Center Parking Lot, St. Louis
06/30/2018
7:00 am - 10:00 am

St. Louis Endurance Open Water Swim Series at Simpson Park

Open water swimming at Simpson Park.

  • Professional coaches available to all athletes at each session
  • Easy courses for multiple fitness levels
  • Labeled buoys to better track your progress
  • Swag for participants registered for multiple dates
  • 3 hour swim window!!
  • MSE Racing bike corrals on site
  • The beautiful trails and roads surrounding Simpson Lake
  • Graduated discounts when registering for multiple dates.

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LOCATION: Simpson Lake Park, Valley Park MO
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