VLOG 64 – Why I Got a Coach

VLOG 64 – Why I Got a Coach

For the 2018 season I decided to get a coach. I feel like I've make some great gains and got a lot out of myself through self-coaching, but I decided it was time to try a coach to get a new perspective and a fresh set of eyes on my training. I decided to go with Frank...

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VLOG 63 – Testing the new MachV.5 wetsuit

VLOG 63 – Testing the new MachV.5 wetsuit

I recently got to test out a sample of the new Dare2Tri Mach V.5 wetsuit. I followed the following test protocol: Warm-up: 500 Steady, 8x50 strong w/ 0:20 rest Test: 100 easy, 2x100 on 3:00 Repeat test with swimskin, Challenge 4Speed wetsuit, and MachV.5 wetsuit. I...

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VLOG 59 – 2017 Year in Review

VLOG 59 – 2017 Year in Review

In 2017 I trained and raced more than ever before. Swim – 20.2%, 156:17:31, 550,785m, 1509m/day Bike – 48.9%, 379:05:57, Approx. 12,500km, 1:02/day Run – 24.7%, 191:28:22, 2424k, 6.64km/day Other (Strength, other sports) – 6.2%, 48:20:23 Races - 19 total, 1386.55km...

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VLOG 58 – Vegas Cycling Trip

VLOG 58 – Vegas Cycling Trip

Just before Christmas Lisa and I headed down to Vegas with our bikes to escape the cold and ride outside. Our plans were to spend a couple days riding in Death Valley, and then ride around the Las Vegas area. The trip didn't disappoint. There were great roads,...

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VLOG 57 – My New Favourite Ride

VLOG 57 – My New Favourite Ride

The scenic drive in Red Rock Canyon is my new favourite ride. I got to ride it twice on a recent cycling trip that took me through Las Vegas and Death Valley. It’s a 20-minute drive from the strip and has everything; beautiful views, perfect roads, climbs, funs and...

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VLOG 56 – My Budget Road Bike Build

VLOG 56 – My Budget Road Bike Build

Really excited to add a second bike to the stable, a 2012 Specialized Roubaix SL3. As per usual, I built the bike as a budget build, spending under $700 all in. There's nothing wrong with spending a lot of money on the latest and greatest bikes, but you don't need to...

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VLOG 55 – My 2018 Race Schedule

VLOG 55 – My 2018 Race Schedule

Questions have started coming in on what races I'm targeting in 2018 so I've put together a video with the races I have penciled in for 2018. - I plan on starting my season May 5 at the Wildflower half. This is a bucket race for me that I'm really excited is back in...

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VLOG 54 – Lisa’s Bike vs. My Bike

VLOG 54 – Lisa’s Bike vs. My Bike

A couple weeks ago Lisa got a new bike. I decided I'd compare how I went about buying my bike, a used 2010 Cervelo P4 bought through Kijiji, to Lisa's bike, a brand new Felt IA10 bought from D'Ornellas bike shop. I look for older bikes that are great value, while a...

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VLOG 52 – Off-Season Strength Training

VLOG 52 – Off-Season Strength Training

The off-season is a great time to get back on top of a strength training routine. Strength training is a great way to fortify your body against injuries, cure muscle imbalances, and get stronger. It isn't all about getting to the gym and lifting heavy weights....

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VLOG 50 – Taking an Off-season Break

VLOG 50 – Taking an Off-season Break

I believe taking an off-season break away from triathlon is highly beneficial for athletes of all levels. In the past I've taken breaks of 7, 8 and 10 weeks (it doesn't have to be that long). Sure, I lose some fitness, but when I get back at it I'm always motivated to...

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VLOG 49 – Ironman Louisville Race Recap

VLOG 49 – Ironman Louisville Race Recap

I raced Ironman Louisville on Sunday. Louisville would be my last race of 2017, and an opportunity to bounce back after a disappointing finish at Mont Tremblant 8 weeks earlier. Overall I was really happy with my race. The day started with a disappointing swim, but I...

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2017 Ironman Louisville Race Report

2017 Ironman Louisville Race Report

Been a while since I've done one of these because I've been doing the weekly videos instead.  I decided I'd do a race report that is a little more on the technical side. Pre Race My prep leading into Ironman Louisville was amazing.  As I eluded to in one of my videos,...

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