Member News

APRIL 21, 2019

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make sure to charge your rear bike lights! The outdoor road riding season starts on May 4th!

VQ Chicago Swims & Strength Training are back to the regular schedule this week.

VQ Madison Rides are Now Open for Registration: June 29th & July 27th! Whether you are doing IM Wisconsin or if you are looking for a long challenging ride, come join us on the rolling terrain of the Ironman Wisconsin bike course! This ride is for everyone, from the novice to the Kona qualifier. Sign up and Get More info on our Madison Rides.

Dare2tri is ready to kick off the season with a giant Chicago-style street festival and celebration - and you're invited to Start the Season! The event is a family-friendly fundraiser that helps Dare2tri provide opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments by covering the costs of camps, equipment, and transportation. For more details and registration visit here!

Your best training days start the night before, with good sleep! The Oura ring is a sleep and activity tracker designed to help you monitor your rest and recovery so that you can perform better than you even imagined. VQers can now get $58 off of an Oura Ring using this link.

TrekHP Ladies Night | Thursday May 2: Sunshine and warm weather are on the way! Join the ladies of TrekHP for a fun women's night event to kick off the season with informational presentations, raffles, shopping discounts, refreshments, and a great opportunity to meet other women who ride. Sign up here!

Check out the third edition of the Swim Drill of the Week at the bottom of the page and then hop in the pool this week to put it to work!

WORKOUT UPDATES

WEEKDAYS

Outdoor Rides on the Road Start May 4th - stay tuned for more updates!

VQ Chicago

  • Weds 6am strength training is now on hiatus

VQ Highland Park

  • Weds Treadmill 6am classes are on hiatus starting 4/10 and becomes Crush the Run Group Session on 4/17
  • Fri Brick classes 5:30pm are on hiatus starting April 12
  • Outdoor Brick workouts April 20th & 27th (7:30am) will be outdoors; weather permitting

27 | SAT

STAY TUNED FOR AN OUTDOOR RIDE WEATHER UPDATE

VQ Outdoor Intensity Ride

Start Location: VQ Highland Park

ALL PtW Ratio Start: 7:30am

Ride Length: 2.5 hours

Sign up on the website calendar

VQ Chicago Swim

9:00-10:15am Northside College Prep Swim

VQ Chicago W Prime Ride

6:30 - 7:45am

8:00 - 9:15am

9:30 - 10:45am

VQ Highland Park W Prime Ride

  • 5:30 - 6:45am
  • 7:00 - 8:15am
  • 8:30 - 9:45am
  • 10:00 - 11:15am (Intensity 2 Ride)
  • 12:00 - 1:15pm (Intensity 1 Ride)

28 | SUN

STAY TUNED FOR AN OUTDOOR RIDE WEATHER UPDATE

VQHP Swim

7:00-8:30am Lake Forest Academy

VQ Outdoor Ride: cross bikes on the road

  • Ride Goal: Endurance
  • Start Location: VQ Highland Park
  • 3.1+ PtW Ratio Start: 7:30am
  • 3.0- PtW Ratio Start: 8:00am
  • Ride Length: 3 hours
  • Sign up on the website calendar

VQ Chicago Endurance 2 Ride

  • 6:30 - 8:30am
  • 8:45 - 10:45am
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm

VQ Highland Park Endurance 2 Ride

  • 6:00 - 8:00am
  • 8:00 - 10:00am
  • 10:00 - 12:00pm

WORKOUT EXPLANATIONS

VQ Climb Week 8 Intensity 1 Ride

VQ Climb Week 8 Intensity 2 Ride

VQ W Prime Week 16

WEEKLY SWIM DRILLS

  • Swim Drill of the Week #3 - Freestyle Top Hat Drill

LOOKING AHEAD

A sneak peek at what's coming up at Vision Quest

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April

04.05-04.10: VQ Belgium Camp

04.06: VQ Event - Rough Road 100

04.21: VQ closed for Easter

MAY

05.13-16: VQ Blue Ridge Camp

05.16-19: VQ Haute Route Asheville

June

6.02: Leon's Triathlon

6.06-09: VQ Climbing Camp

6.23: Pleasant Prairie Triathlon

6.29: VQ Madison Ride #1