VLOG 34 – Ironman Lake Placid Race Recap

VLOG 34 – Ironman Lake Placid Race Recap

On Sunday I raced my first professional Ironman, Ironman Lake Placid. This is a race I’ve been wanting to do for a couple years. I’ve been to the area to train for the past 3 years and really enjoy it there. Race day turned out to be a very good day for me, I was happy with my splits across the board.

Swim: 59:57
Bike: 4:55:44
Run: 3:07:19
Overall: 9:07:54

Results: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/lake-placid/results.aspx#axzz4nZP2ZSw9

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Music by: Bear Twists, “Under The Sun”, and Otis McDonals, “Behind
Closed Doors”.

VLOG 33 – Friday at Ironman Lake Placid

VLOG 33 – Friday at Ironman Lake Placid

Friday was a busy day in Lake Placid. I swam, went for a little spin, checked in, attended the pro meeting, stopped by the Bacon Meet N Greet, walked around the expo, and got to volunteer at the IronKids race. The plan was to get a lot done so that Saturday could be all about putting up my feet ahead of Sundays race.

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Thanks to Shawn Mcleish, Lisa Goetz, and MultiSport Canada for the footage.

Music by: Bear Twists, “Under The Sun”, and Otis McDonals, “Behind
Closed Doors”.

VLOG 32 – Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon Race Report

VLOG 32 – Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon Race Report

On Saturday I raced the Skechers MultiSport Canada Gravenhurst Olympic Distance Triathlon. This race has been one I’ve wanted to do for a couple years and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a unique swim that has you shuttled to the middle of the lake by steamship and you get to swim back to shore. That’s followed by a challenging, but very fun bike course. And the race finish with a run that you may believe gains elevation in both directions. This race has shot up to the top of my list of favourite local races. I had a strong race across all 3 splits and was happy to get my second win on the MultiSport Canada Series this year.

Race Results: https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=43701&status=leader
Bike File: https://www.strava.com/activities/1085340904
Run File: https://www.strava.com/activities/1085339365

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Thanks Lisa and MultiSport Canada for the footage.

Music by: Bear Twists, “Under The Sun”, and Otis McDonals, “Behind
Closed Doors”.

VLOG 31 – IMLP TRAINING COMPLETE, IT’S TAPER TIME

VLOG 31 – IMLP TRAINING COMPLETE, IT’S TAPER TIME

The training for Ironman Lake Placid is complete. Over the past 14 weeks I’ve put in 260 hours, totalling 170,873m swimming, 137-hours on the bike, and 790k running. I’m going to be racing the Skechers
Multisport Canada Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon as part of my taper
this weekend. In the past I’ve felt I’ve got a little stale in the lead-up to a race, so going Gravenhurst will help keep some speed in
my legs.

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Music by: Bear Twists, “Under The Sun”, and Otis McDonals, “Behind Closed Doors”.

VLOG 30 – My Bike-Run Race Nutrition

VLOG 30 – My Bike-Run Race Nutrition

Race nutrition is a favourite topic for most triathletes. Everyone has an opinion on what is the best, and what you should avoid. I try to keep it simple, and ideally I live off the course. Most races offer Gatorade on the bike, so that is what I usually use. I haven’t tried most of the other products that exist because I’ve found Gatorade does the trick and I don’t need to carry lots of bottles, or worry about mixing powders. For calories on the bike I cut stroopwafels in half and carry them in my bento. When it’s time to run I rely on flat Coke.

Everyone’s plan is very individual, but I try to drink a bottle of Gatorade every 45-50 minutes, and eat half a stroopwafel every 15-20minutes. On the run I get in as much Coke as possible from aid stations.

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Music by: Bear Twists, “Under The Sun”, and Otis McDonals, “Behind Closed Doors”.

VLOG 29 – WELLAND LC TRI RACE RECAP

VLOG 29 – WELLAND LC TRI RACE RECAP

Sunday I raced the first race in the Skechers MultiSport Canada Series, the Welland Long Course Triathlon. It was a 2k swim, 56k bike, 15k run. I had a solid swim, my first race in my new Dare2Tri Challenge 4Speed Wetsuit, and then my legs were completely flat on the bike. I was dreading the run, but when I slipped on my Skechers GoMeb Razors, my legs came to life. I felt light and my pace came easy. I was able to run may way into the lead 8k into the run, and held on to the finish. I’m really excited to be a MultiSport Canada Ambassador this year, and I’ll be racing the Kingston Long Course Tri after Lake Placid.

Bike: https://www.strava.com/activities/1054401290
Run: https://www.strava.com/activities/1054401650
Results: https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=43688

Supporters: Dare2Tri, Skechers Performance, Velofix Toronto

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Email: daniel@krokadero.com

Race footage courtesy of the MultiSport Canada Facebook Page.

Music by: Bear Twists, “Under The Sun”, and Otis McDonals, “Behind Closed Doors”.