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What a year it’s been! The highlight is obvious by the picture above. My wife and I are very lucky to be parents to this beautiful little girl. Racing/result wise, the last year has been a wash, but I am beyond excited for 2018. It will be the first time I’ll be racing a true professional schedule in the sense that my race schedule will be full of big races and I’ll be able to stand on the starting line with more than a couple weeks of preparation. I am also very grateful to have some great sponsors coming on board starting in early 2018.
One of the reasons I haven’t been posting to the website as often is I started a YouTube channel and am enjoying that much more than writing blog posts. I feel like it’s been a Continue reading
What a fun race! The most beautiful bike/run course and having a friend do the race too, made this event perfect for me to get back into the groove of racing again. With the exception of a late season full Ironman I did last year to keep my pro card, I haven’t been ready to race a triathlon in almost 2 years. A silly mountain biking accident is to thank for that. Needless to say, I rarely hit the technical stuff when I go off-road anymore (my MTB skills are severely lacking).
5 days before the race, my friend (and fellow pro triathlete) Jason Pohl Continue reading
The Cedar 12k road race was the 8th and final race in the Vancouver Island Race Series. I did 6 of the 8 races, only missing out on the Sooke 10k and the Harriers Pioneer 8k. With swimming and cycling being my biggest priorities this year, I felt like the race series would take care of a lot of my hard training runs. Plus, you can never replicate the effort you can give race day versus a normal training day. Not willing to defer from my triathlon training Continue reading
The Vancouver Island Race Series kicked off its 6th of 8 races in Comox on March 19. This race is the only half marathon of the series. My wife and I haven’t been as far north on Vancouver Island as Comox and were both excited to see a new part of the island.
Coming into this race, my goal was just to have a strong race and if pushed, try to work hard enough for the win. I woke up around 7:30, had a smoothie for breakfast and had a few spare minutes to do some light foam rolling before it was time to go. My wife and I left our house at 8:30 am on race morning (thanks to the awesome 11 am start) and arrived in Comox a little after 10:15. I quickly picked up my race package and found 2 of my athletes also Continue reading
Something I’m asked all the time is what does my training look like? Well, I thought I’d share with you a typical training week for myself. This week of training was from March 6-12 and just under 3 months out from my first triathlon of the year. I do have running races sprinkled in leading up to my first tri, but I am only using these running races as hard training runs and won’t taper for them. Also, you’ll notice a big emphasis on the swim and bike. I am really trying to consume the bulk of my training this year with the swim and the bike to really focus on my weaknesses and try to turn them into strengths that will help Continue reading
The Bazan Bay 5k in Sidney (just north of Victoria, BC) is advertised as fast, flat and furious. It lived up to its name, being a 2.5k straight out and back along the ocean with zero hills. If you want a fast 5k course, come do this race! This year it is the 4th race in an 8 race series on Vancouver Island. The races in the series are spread all over the island and distances include 5k, 8k, 10k, 12k, and a half marathon. The races are usually scheduled Continue reading