VLOG 28 – Lake Placid Training Camp

VLOG 28 – Lake Placid Training Camp

Last week I did a 5-day training camp in Lake Placid. I totalled 14k swimming, 510k biking, and 70k running, for 26.5-hours. It was a great opportunity for me to spend time on the course and learn its nuances.

You can find all my workouts on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/7329576

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Email: daniel@krokadero.com

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

VLOG 27 – My First Pro Race Eagleman 70.3

VLOG 27 – My First Pro Race Eagleman 70.3

My virgin pro race is done and dusted. I did Ironman Eagleman 70.3 in Maryland over the weekend. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was really happy with the race I put together. It wasn’t a perfect race, but I was happy with my swim (my first non-wetsuit race – a big thanks to Matt Shanks for letting me borrow his swim skin), a solid bike where I got my first experience riding in a group, and then a steady run. Up next is Mutlisport Canada Welland Long Course.

Supporters: Dare2Tri, Skechers Performance, Velofix Toronto

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Blog (and race reports): http://ifnotyouthenwho.ca/
Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/7329576
Email: daniel@krokadero.com

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

VLOG 26 – Milton Sprint Triathlon

VLOG 26 – Milton Sprint Triathlon

I knocked off some rust and started up my triathlon season at the Milton Sprint Triathlon over the weekend. It was a good opportunity for me to go through the motions of a race before Eagleman next weekend. I had a bit less in the tank for the race than I anticipated and my legs felt flat, but I was happy with my effort and ultimately it served it’s purpose of dusting off the cobwebs.

Supporters: Dare2Tri, Skechers Performance, Velofix Toronto

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Blog (and race reports): http://ifnotyouthenwho.ca/
Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/7329576
Email: daniel@krokadero.com

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

VLOG 25 – 5 Tips For A Faster Bike Split

VLOG 25 – 5 Tips For A Faster Bike Split

This week I’ve got 5 tips for a for a faster bike split. All of these tips are affordable solutions to save you big time come race day:
1. A better bike position – you account for about 80% of the drag on your bike.
2. A clean drivetrain – grit and grime are robbing you of watts.
3. Latex tubes – maybe the easiest way to save time on race day.
4. Faster tires – you don’t need Gatorskins on race day, GP4000s II’s are plenty.
5. Smarter nutrition placement – you’re not going on a picnic, and you don’t need 6 bottles on your bike.

Supporters: Dare2Tri, Skechers Performance, Velofix Toronto

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danieljclarke/
Blog (and race reports): http://ifnotyouthenwho.ca/
Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/7329576
Email: daniel@krokadero.com

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

VLOG 24 – My NEW Kijiji Super Bike

VLOG 24 – My NEW Kijiji Super Bike

I got a new bike – a 2009 Cervelo P4. I was reluctant, but after a bolt broke inside in old frame for a third time, I pulled the trigger. Once again I turned to Kijiji when hunting for a bike, and I think I found a good one. It feels a bit different than my old bike. It’s mostly SRAM Red with a Rotor crank and Q rings. It’s going to need some tweaks but so far I’m really happy with the bike. A big thanks to Velofix Toronto for getting my bike all tuned up and ready to roll.

I recently wrote an article for Kijiji Central about buying my previous bike through Kijiji: https://www.kijiji.ca/kijijicentral/general/my-kijiji-bike/

Supporters: Dare2Tri, Skechers Performance, Velofix Toronto

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danieljclarke/
Blog (and race reports): http://ifnotyouthenwho.ca/
Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/7329576
Email: daniel@krokadero.com

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

VLOG 23 – Let’s Talk Running Shoes

VLOG 23 – Let’s Talk Running Shoes

This week I talk running shoes. Walking into a running specialty store and seeing the vast array of shoes can be overwhelming. I talk about the 4 pairs of shoes from Skechers I wear to train and race in: the GoRun Ride 6, the GoRun 5, the GoMeb Razor, and the GoMeb Speed 4.

Supporters: Dare2Tri, Skechers Performance, Velofix Toronto

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danieljclarke/
Blog (and race reports): http://ifnotyouthenwho.ca/
Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/7329576
Email: daniel@krokadero.com

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