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Monday, 03 June 2013 05:03

Kona 70.3 Report

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Well I truly was having a fantastic race. In my swim warm up I saw a huge manta ray gliding through the water. It gave me a sense of calm and wonder.  I positioned myself well in the 1000 person mens wave. I set out strong but kept telling myself to relax and be smooth (Franky Goes to Hollywood Song running through my brain) . The first 600m was in the shallow part of the ocean so I felt comfortable.  Then the course headed out to deep sea and choppier waters. The day brought unique and strong winds down from the massive volcano. Most locals said it was the hardest conditions in the last 5 years. 

Monday, 29 April 2013 19:59

Police Half Marathon Results

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Thanks to all those CSR athletes who came out to support your teammates yesterday at the Police Half Marathon!  Was so cool to see many of you on the race course.

Here are some fantastic results from the race! As a team, we did very well with many of your hitting a personal best! All that hard work is paying off! Well done. Goodness after going through the list of racers, I know I have missed someone in this list.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 03:33

Body Mass and Running Performance

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My current morning routine usually incorporates a quick body mass check on the bathroom scale. Most often it indicates my level of hydration but it also serves as my wake up call. To run fast and minimize impact trauma, the lighter you are the better. Of course that makes sense, but you also need to understand that there is an acceptable weight gain in the off-season, an ideal training weight and a target body weight for your peak race.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 18:33

Simulated Triathlon Dos and Don'ts

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In a simulated triathlon when approaching the wall for a turn, try to swim a quick and short diagonal approach when coming into the wall for a turn. This results in a straight forward push off, and you will be on the side that you will swim back. This allows the swimmer, who is likely drafting you, to do the same, and keeps the lane organized for optimal flow without head on collisions. This really applies to swimming at any time. The exception is when experienced swimmers tumble turn and push off deep enough to actually go under the approaching swimmer... yikes.

Sunday, 27 January 2013 22:18

Xterra Canada

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Hi XTERRA Athletes,

2013 brings much change for off road racing.  Unfortunately, the XTERRA series no longer exists under the XERRA brand.  Many of you have already entered the World XTERRA Championships through the "at large" option.  If you did not do this or did not get accepted, I suggest racing the Regional Championships in the USA to earn a slot for Worlds 2013.  Most Western Canadian will head down to Las Vegas for their April 13th event.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 17:37

Great Results from our Team

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Huge congrats to Shannon Winslade for smashing her marathon personal best at the Arizona Rock and Roll Marathon on Sunday.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

Ironman Update

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Well it is the week of Ironman for most of you. Many of you are Ironman rookies, venturing into your first ultra endurance event.

Please consider the event as a personal challenge of execution and inner strength and even patience, rather than a race.

Monday, 19 November 2012 00:38

Kona is HOT!

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Well duh!  But when the sun shines on your while exercising, it is an entirely different stress!  Secondly, I have to say this... every athlete present in Kona was elite. Elite age groupers sporting less than minimum body fat and just ripped! What a spectacle of amazing athletes.

Monday, 19 November 2012 00:35

To BRICK or Not to BRICK

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Back in 1994 my final project for my Masters Degree investigated the relationship between swim, bike and run individual time trials equal to the distances in an Olympic triathlon and what happens to these performance when you link them together. I found that there was no significant difference in the performances when comparing the swim and bike.

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