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Challenge Family & MaccaX announce global partnership

Challenge Family & MaccaX announce global partnership

Thursday 18 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Family and MaccaX have announced a multi-year partnership between the world’s fastest-growing long-distance triathlon series and the online coaching platform run by two of triathlon’s most successful athletes ever, Chris “Macca” McCormack and Belinda Granger. This partnership will see all of the Challenge Family’s 44 full and half distance triathlons offer MaccaX custom training plans from 2015 on, delivered through interactive calendars on-line and on mobile devices. more

2015 XTERRA Ontario Series Announced

2015 XTERRA Ontario Series Announced

Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

The Element Racing team out of Ontario, Canada will host three races in the province this year and deliver 20 qualifying spots for amateurs into the 20th XTERRA World Championship race to be held November 1, 2015 at Kapalua, Maui. more

2016 & 2017 WTS Grand Final hosts revealed

2016 & 2017 WTS Grand Final hosts revealed

Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

Following the final Executive Board meeting of the year, ITU today announced that Mexico will host the 28th edition of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in 2016, while Rotterdam will organize the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. more

Give the Gift of Kona

Give the Gift of Kona

Tuesday 16 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

This holiday season, for the first time ever, IRONMAN is adding one more chance for athletes to win a Kona slot through the Give the Gift of Kona drawing. The winner will be given one (1) FREE slot to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship and a FREE VIP package for two (2) people on race day. Entries for the Give the Gift of Kona drawing are on sale now, and registration will close on Wednesday, January 1, 2015 at 05.59 am EST. more

Andreas Dreitz 2nd place with a world record performance at Challenge Bahrain

Andreas Dreitz 2nd place with a world record performance at Challenge Bahrain

Monday 15 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

At 7:30 local time, the Challenge Bahrain starts and a tough fight with a world-class field and hard conditions began. More than 1000 participants were fighting for a record prize money of 500,000 US dollars. With a sensational live stream the event was followed by thousands of triathlon fans worldwide. The middle distance race in Bahrain was started in the Bahrain Bay next to the landmark the World Trade Center. The bike course went along of the stunning island of Muharraq Iceland more

Introducing XTERRA Malta

Introducing XTERRA Malta

Monday 15 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

For the first time in XTERRA history the sport is headed to the Republic of Malta, a southern European island country that lies 50-miles south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. XTERRA Malta will be held March 29 at the Majjistral Nature and History Park and serve as the first of 12 events in the 2015 XTERRA European Tour more

Jodie Swallow, End of year Report and a negated Challenge Bahrain comment

Jodie Swallow, End of year Report and a negated Challenge Bahrain comment

Friday 12 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

Back in September, having just made the decision to accept my wild card entry into Hyvee 5150, I remember being very scared. I was a little scared to go back to the short course quickness, having been focusing on Kona retribution. I was worried I would have 'gone long', which usually means 'got slow'. My predominant fear though, was meteoric task ahead - my decision to race the four majors, across all distances. more

IRONMAN announce key changes to endurance events in the New Zealand market.

IRONMAN announce key changes to endurance events in the New Zealand market.

Friday 12 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

The Taupo Half triathlon will next year be rebranded as IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo, joining the IRONMAN Asia Pacific group in December 2015, it was announced today. The announcement coincides with the company's decision not to extend its contract to stage IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland at the conclusion of the initial three-year term. The final IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland is scheduled for Sunday January 18, 2015. more

Angela Duncan Naeth, Challenge Bahrain “all about the Athlete”

Angela Duncan Naeth, Challenge Bahrain “all about the Athlete”

Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Bahrain was a race that had many ITU athletes, World Champions and Ironman favorites – a professional field that was deeper than any I’ve raced (or seen for that matter!). The race proved to be a strong one and it was an amazing five days overseas. I’m still amped from the event! more

Challenge Bahrain, Michael Raelert crowns his season

Challenge Bahrain, Michael Raelert crowns his season

Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

Michael Raelert has crowned Raelert-Brothers’ season 2014 with a magnificent race at the Challenge Bahrain. The 34-year old won the first edition of the middle-distance event in the Kingdom of Bahrain on Santa Claus day in 3:36:04 hours. Michael Raelert took the win ahead of his fellow countryman Andreas Dreitz (3:38:23 hours) and Australian Tim Reed (3:39:26 hours). "I'm totally happy," more

Zone3 announce grass roots initiatives for 2015

Monday 22 Dec 2014 Paul Moore
Zone3 have announced a number of nationwide initiatives for 2015 which will see the brand continuing their long standing support for grass roots triathlon in the country. As a brand founded and developed in the UK, supporting the grass roots has always been at the heart of Zone3′s philosophy and the new season sees Zone3 going even bigger in their attempt to support all levels of triathletes nationwide. These initiatives include: ·         Open Water Wetsuit testing sessions ·         Search for young brand ambassadors – and supporting them to the very top of the sport ·         Supporting local events which give novice triathletes a taste of their first racing experience. Open Water Testing Sessions Buying a wetsuit is a big commitment for first time triathletes, with many questions and concerns about sizing, fit and feel.  To find the correct suit for your swimming goals but more importantly your body shape and size it is essential that customers get experienced and...

Interview with Jodie Swallow: “The spectacle and progression of standard in long distance triathlon is evolving monthly”

Monday 22 Dec 2014 Norsemen
This month you voted Jodie Swallow our Triathlete of the Year 2014 in your thousands, after a brilliant and consisting year bothering podiums and winning big races. It was a seminal year for Swallow, who had left one mentor in Brett Sutton and found another in super-coach Siri Lindley. We caught up with Jodie for a special interview, to hear about her season and more. Hi Jodie, congratulations on being named the Beyond Going Long Triathlete of the Year 2014, what would you like to say to the readers who voted for you? A huge thank you to all who voted for me and took the time out of their day to support. I have had so many messages from people throughout the year that are invested in my career, not only when it is going well but when it is a struggle too. There were loads of highlights for you this year, what stands out? Probably the 2nd at Ironman 70.3 World Champs. I’m pretty proud of how I raced throughout the season though…very measured and very consistent. The fourth...

The sensible eating guide to Christmas

Sunday 21 Dec 2014 Admin
iStock_000010786124XSmall Well, holidays have arrived and we have entered the week of Christmas! Cue the entry of a plentiful supply of delicious food and drinks that is just oh so difficult to resist! It is best not to be too serious with your intake over the Christmas break and instead be realistic in your goals to ensure you enjoy yourself with family and friends. Aim to Maintain: Christmas is most certainly not the time to try and reduce your weight or substantially change body composition. Instead, goals are still important, but should be relaxed and adapted to the season. Rather than putting yourself under pressure to lose weight or continue weight loss over Christmas, aim instead to keep weight stable. A stable weight over the Christmas/New Year period is absolutely a win in my book! Do Not Deny Yourself: There is nothing like saying no to something to make you want it even more. Take a different view going into Christmas this year and instead of saying ‘I will not eat any of the cheese and biscuits’,...

Performances of the Year, Part 4: Lew Hollander's Record Finish

Sunday 21 Dec 2014
The oldest man to finish an IRONMAN race will be in Kona next year in the 85 - 89 age group.

3 golden rules of a good swim kick

Sunday 21 Dec 2014 David@blitzmag.com.au (Wayne Goldsmith)
swimming kicks A good swim kick is an integral part of swimming well. Here, coach Wayne Goldsmith outlines what makes a good freestyle swim kick and how to get it.

Jack Bobridge goes after the hour

Sunday 21 Dec 2014
Australian Jack Bobridge will attempt to go after the hour record in 2015 and explains in the embedded video what motivated him to go down that route.

Performance of the Year, Part 3: A Crazy Weekend Double

Saturday 20 Dec 2014
Luis Alvarez and Jeff Jonas finished two IRONMAN races in two days on two different continents.

Rideye Changes Lives with the 6th annual World Bicycle Relief Charity Challenge

Saturday 20 Dec 2014
Crash detection sensors. HD video. One month battery life. One touch operation. CNC machined. Fight back with Rideye. And change lives with World Bicycle Relief!

Performances of the Year, Part 2: Daniela Ryf's Remarkable Year

Friday 19 Dec 2014
The Swiss Olympian was on fire in 2014, taking a world title along with two full-distance wins.

TriathlEats: Winter Turkey Burgers

Friday 19 Dec 2014 Bethany Mavis
Photo: Echard Wheeler The outdoor grill might be retired for the season, but you can still get your home burger fix with this flavor-packed recipe. Ingredients 1 onion, finely diced ½ cup celery, finely diced 3 pounds ground turkey 1 6-ounce packet gluten-free chicken-flavored stuffing mix 2 eggs ½ cup dried cranberries, finely chopped ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped ½ cup bacon, finely diced ½ cup crumbled feta cheese Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a skillet and cook the bacon until the fat renders out, then add the onion and celery and cook until opaque and soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place ground turkey, feta cheese, bacon, onion and celery mix, stuffing mix, cranberries, walnuts and eggs into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Form mixture into approximately 16 patties. Note that these will not shrink like beef patties, so ensure they are the size you require. Place on a greased baking tray and spray the top with olive oil spray. Bake until clear juices run from...

CANNES INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON! AWESOME RACE!!!

Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 Jenny Fletcher (noreply@blogger.com)
The Cannes International Triathlon was AWESOME!!! I loved every moment of being in beautiful Cannes, France!!The Cote D' Azur also know as the French Riviera!! With the glamour of all the boutique shops and five star hotels, walking the Promenade de la Croisette, nibbling on croissants while sitting at a street cafe sipping an espresso, to the breathtaking Mediterranean coastal bike ride I was able to experience, and staying in the Majestic Hotel!!Loving the coffeeMajestic Hotel RoomThe Cannes International Tri was an experience of a lifetime- racing one of the most incredibly put on organized races I have encountered with a beautiful 2 loop swim in the Mediterranean waters, a demanding hard bike ride with over 4000ft of climbing in 80km and crazy technical descents with tight corners navigating through the Maritime Alps, and a 4 lap run course on the famous Croisette... it definitely is one of the best races I have ever experienced. A strong group of athletes at...

1/3 of 2012 Unaccounted For?!!! Branson70.3, Kona, & more!!

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013 Jenny Fletcher (noreply@blogger.com)
Did I literally fall off the face of the earth since August or did I just forget that a blog here and there is not a bad thing?? Must write... must write... would iterate through my thoughts... but I had so much going on that I would procrastinate again and again. My life seemed to be on a roller coaster... which I have come to realize I actually never really get off.... thank goodness there is the brief stop at the end so I can catch my breath but it never fails it always takes off again and I often feel I am just closing my eyes and screaming at the top of my lungs just holding on for the duration of the ride. Some excitement riddled in with every emotion known to man. I always make it to the end... I always can open my eyes again... sometimes I can't see the end in sight but thankfully it arrives and I begin the journey all over again.Mid August, post being in London for Oakley during the Olympics I dove into training. I crashed my bike while out on a ride in Boulder with Leanda and...

2014 Wongstar Racing in Review

Sunday 21 Dec 2014 Jocelyn Wong (noreply@blogger.com)
Well, I did a Turkey Trot 10k on Thanksgiving morning, which I never race reported, as it was pretty pathetic (for me). If you must know, my first and last miles were great (6:36 and 6:37) but those four in between were pretty awful (7:24, 8:07, 7:54, 7:19). I just didn't care. I had some intentions to break my 10k PR again, as it was only 2.5 weeks after the Bay Bridge 10k, but my body had

What’s up…

Sunday 21 Dec 2014 Lsanderstri
New Training Room I apologize for my long absence. I made a major move, so it took a while to settle into the new digs. I have also implemented a lot of new things into my training regimen, which have taken time to adapt to. After several weeks I am beginning to find a rhythm. The first major change was my training room. Erin and I made the move from Hamilton back to my hometown of Windsor Ontario. We were set on finding a place that has both a bedroom and a spare room, which could be my training studio. For those who don’t know, in Hamilton, Erin was kind enough to allow me to convert our bedroom into a training studio, and we slept in the living room. This was getting old pretty quick, especially since I am trying to get to bed at a decent time, and often Erin works until 8 p.m. and so will stay up a bit later than I. Fortunately, in Windsor, we were able to find a place with a bedroom and a small spare room. Here it is: You will notice that Old Landice is no longer present. He has been replaced with...

IRONMAN CANADA: 3RD PLACE

Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Mackenzie Madison)
Wow. What a race! What a month! Prior to racing Ironman Whistler I’ve also seen some success and taken two other half distance titles since placing second at Victoria 70.3. I won Pacific Crest Long Course in Bend, Oregon and the Subaru Vancouver Half in B.C. You can probably tell by now that I love racing in the Pacific Northwest. This season I have discovered many things about myself. Especially about the “why’s” of life… Why I do what I do… Why I train, why I coach… Why I live my life the way I do. I have always used athletics as a source of stability in my life.  I use it as a tool to apply reasoning to pretty much every aspect of my life. I realized that I do triathlon to live my life- not to live to do triathlons. I rediscovered my love for other things in my life: new and old.  I rediscovered that balance. I finally let go of blaming myself for not being as successful as I wanted and knew I could be to be in triathlon over the past couple years. I started placing my...

Kona 2014

Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 Gina Crawford (noreply@blogger.com)
I've been here in Kona for a month now. It was great to get here early as I had the opportunity to spend some time with Matt Dixon and Paul Buick and work on a whole lot of things which was extremely beneficial to me. I was in the form of my life going into this race, especially on the bike, that was the thing that was going the best (believe it or not!), and so I was super excited to get out there and race. I had worked the hardest I had ever worked, was in the best shape, certainly the most well prepared (thanks to Matt and Paul's help) and also was feeling the freshest I have ever been going into the race. In years gone past my cycling has always been my weakest leg in Kona, but it was going so well before the race. A whole year of working on so many skills and everything finally was clicking into place and I was filled with confidence, in the end I think my cycling time really isn't a reflection at all of where I was at, but in every Ironman there are so many people with stories of...

Metaman Bintan: First Victory of 2014!

Monday 25 Aug 2014 Gina Crawford (noreply@blogger.com)
I have worked hard all year, and have been on the podium many, many times and put in some great PB performances, but up until now had not stepped onto that highest step of the podium. I am so happy to take that first victory of 2014 now, in one of my favourite races.For those of you who don't know about Metaman Bintan here is a quick overview. Bintan is a little island just off Singapore. So it is really easy to get to for most people. I have often wanted to race more in Asia, but as soon as you have to add connecting flights from New Zealand the price sky rockets. So here there is just one flight, into Singapore and then a quick taxi straight to the ferry, and 50min later you are on this beautiful island. It is not crowded here, and you can safely bike around to train no problem. The race takes place at Nirwana Gardens Resort Hotel I love races like this as it is very low stress in the days leading up to the race and the race itself. We swim on the resort beach, we bike...

Back into it

Sunday 20 Jul 2014 Gina Crawford (noreply@blogger.com)
I have had a superb break these last 2 weeks and tomorrow will be back at it. I thought I would be quite mentally fatigued from such a big campaign in Europe (4 half iron distance and 1 ironman in 2 months) but actually I am mentally in very good shape, feeling very enthusiastic and sprightly for the rest of the season. That is the way to tell, last year when I took a break I ended up taking 3-4 weeks off and struggled with my enthusiasm to want to get back into training, I think this was as I was struggling so much with the sinus problems last year and it really took it's toll and now that is behind me I feel so much better. And physically the break of course always does wonders for the body, it will always be hard getting back into the training again but I always find my form bounces back pretty fast with only 2 weeks off and I can feel the effects of the rest in the months down the track.So after making the very long trip back to NZ we got down to celebrating Benji's 3rd birthday...

Ironman Pays D' Aix

Sunday 18 May 2014 Gina Crawford (noreply@blogger.com)
This week I raced Ironman Pays D' Aix in France. We arrived on Tuesday and I rode the course on Wednesday and it was absolutely spectacular, reminded me a bit of St George in USA. The course was very challenging with 1100m of climbing which was longer climbs and long, tricky descents. I love to climb but I'm really not a great descender so this was going to be my biggest challenge. I was up against Jeanne Collonge a French athlete who I knew to be an outstanding cyclist and runner (particularly on the hilly courses), Tine Deckers who I raced last week in Rimini (an amazing cyclist particularly on these types of courses who was 2nd to my 4th place in Rimini), and Susie Hignett who was the defending champion and who had done an outstanding time on the course in 2013 as well as a few others I knew less about.The swim I felt really not great, not sure why but I came out of the water first woman although probably not quite with the lead I would have liked. Onto the bike and I felt pretty...

5th title at Challenge Wanaka

Saturday 19 Jan 2013 Gina Crawford (noreply@blogger.com)
Yes this report is up super duper fast. This is because we will be moving back to the caravan soon without a lot of internet access. It has been so good being put up at the Alpine Resort in Wanaka. Benji has his own room for the first time since May 2012!!! We are starting to feel like a normal family, but then back to the caravan. The building of our new house is coming along nicely here in Wanaka and in April we will be able to move in and be normal again for a while at least!! This was a very emotional victory for me. On Sunday night I came down with a stomach bug and I was thinking oh no if this is as bad as the one post Challenge Henley, pre Kona (where I couldn't eat for 5 days and became so weak) then there is no way I can possibly race. Luckily I bounced back a lot quicker (probably because I wasn't recovering from an ironman and adjusting to 12 hr time difference jetlag). I was bad on Monday, on Tuesday I did some light training but not able to eat anything but bananas, on...

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Challenge Family & MaccaX announce global partnership

Challenge Family & MaccaX announce global partnership

Thursday 18 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

Challenge Family and MaccaX have announced a multi-year partnership between the world’s fastest-growing long-distance triathlon series and the online coaching platform run by two of triathlon’s most successful athletes ever, Chris “Macca” McCormack and Belinda Granger. This partnership will see all of the Challenge Family’s 44 full and half distance triathlons offer MaccaX custom training plans from 2015 on, delivered through interactive calendars on-line and on mobile devices. more

2015 XTERRA Ontario Series Announced

2015 XTERRA Ontario Series Announced

Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

The Element Racing team out of Ontario, Canada will host three races in the province this year and deliver 20 qualifying spots for amateurs into the 20th XTERRA World Championship race to be held November 1, 2015 at Kapalua, Maui. more

2016 & 2017 WTS Grand Final hosts revealed

2016 & 2017 WTS Grand Final hosts revealed

Wednesday 17 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

Following the final Executive Board meeting of the year, ITU today announced that Mexico will host the 28th edition of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in 2016, while Rotterdam will organize the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. more

Give the Gift of Kona

Give the Gift of Kona

Tuesday 16 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

This holiday season, for the first time ever, IRONMAN is adding one more chance for athletes to win a Kona slot through the Give the Gift of Kona drawing. The winner will be given one (1) FREE slot to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship and a FREE VIP package for two (2) people on race day. Entries for the Give the Gift of Kona drawing are on sale now, and registration will close on Wednesday, January 1, 2015 at 05.59 am EST. more

Andreas Dreitz 2nd place with a world record performance at Challenge Bahrain

Andreas Dreitz 2nd place with a world record performance at Challenge Bahrain

Monday 15 Dec 2014 [Triathlon News]

At 7:30 local time, the Challenge Bahrain starts and a tough fight with a world-class field and hard conditions began. More than 1000 participants were fighting for a record prize money of 500,000 US dollars. With a sensational live stream the event was followed by thousands of triathlon fans worldwide. The middle distance race in Bahrain was started in the Bahrain Bay next to the landmark the World Trade Center. The bike course went along of the stunning island of Muharraq Iceland more

Zone3 announce grass roots initiatives for 2015

Monday 22 Dec 2014 Paul Moore
Zone3 have announced a number of nationwide initiatives for 2015 which will see the brand continuing their long standing support for grass roots triathlon in the country. As a brand founded and developed in the UK, supporting the grass roots has always been at the heart of Zone3′s philosophy and the new season sees Zone3 going even bigger in their attempt to support all levels of triathletes nationwide. These initiatives include: ·         Open Water Wetsuit testing sessions ·         Search for young brand ambassadors – and supporting them to the very top of the sport ·         Supporting local events which give novice triathletes a taste of their first racing experience. Open Water Testing Sessions Buying a wetsuit is a big commitment for first time triathletes, with many questions and concerns about sizing, fit and feel.  To find the correct suit for your swimming goals but more importantly your body shape and size it is essential that customers get experienced and...

Interview with Jodie Swallow: “The spectacle and progression of standard in long distance triathlon is evolving monthly”

Monday 22 Dec 2014 Norsemen
This month you voted Jodie Swallow our Triathlete of the Year 2014 in your thousands, after a brilliant and consisting year bothering podiums and winning big races. It was a seminal year for Swallow, who had left one mentor in Brett Sutton and found another in super-coach Siri Lindley. We caught up with Jodie for a special interview, to hear about her season and more. Hi Jodie, congratulations on being named the Beyond Going Long Triathlete of the Year 2014, what would you like to say to the readers who voted for you? A huge thank you to all who voted for me and took the time out of their day to support. I have had so many messages from people throughout the year that are invested in my career, not only when it is going well but when it is a struggle too. There were loads of highlights for you this year, what stands out? Probably the 2nd at Ironman 70.3 World Champs. I’m pretty proud of how I raced throughout the season though…very measured and very consistent. The fourth...

The sensible eating guide to Christmas

Sunday 21 Dec 2014 Admin
iStock_000010786124XSmall Well, holidays have arrived and we have entered the week of Christmas! Cue the entry of a plentiful supply of delicious food and drinks that is just oh so difficult to resist! It is best not to be too serious with your intake over the Christmas break and instead be realistic in your goals to ensure you enjoy yourself with family and friends. Aim to Maintain: Christmas is most certainly not the time to try and reduce your weight or substantially change body composition. Instead, goals are still important, but should be relaxed and adapted to the season. Rather than putting yourself under pressure to lose weight or continue weight loss over Christmas, aim instead to keep weight stable. A stable weight over the Christmas/New Year period is absolutely a win in my book! Do Not Deny Yourself: There is nothing like saying no to something to make you want it even more. Take a different view going into Christmas this year and instead of saying ‘I will not eat any of the cheese and biscuits’,...

Performances of the Year, Part 4: Lew Hollander's Record Finish

Sunday 21 Dec 2014
The oldest man to finish an IRONMAN race will be in Kona next year in the 85 - 89 age group.

3 golden rules of a good swim kick

Sunday 21 Dec 2014 David@blitzmag.com.au (Wayne Goldsmith)
swimming kicks A good swim kick is an integral part of swimming well. Here, coach Wayne Goldsmith outlines what makes a good freestyle swim kick and how to get it.

CANNES INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON! AWESOME RACE!!!

Wednesday 16 Apr 2014 Jenny Fletcher (noreply@blogger.com)
The Cannes International Triathlon was AWESOME!!! I loved every moment of being in beautiful Cannes, France!!The Cote D' Azur also know as the French Riviera!! With the glamour of all the boutique shops and five star hotels, walking the Promenade de la Croisette, nibbling on croissants while sitting at a street cafe sipping an espresso, to the breathtaking Mediterranean coastal bike ride I was able to experience, and staying in the Majestic Hotel!!Loving the coffeeMajestic Hotel RoomThe Cannes International Tri was an experience of a lifetime- racing one of the most incredibly put on organized races I have encountered with a beautiful 2 loop swim in the Mediterranean waters, a demanding hard bike ride with over 4000ft of climbing in 80km and crazy technical descents with tight corners navigating through the Maritime Alps, and a 4 lap run course on the famous Croisette... it definitely is one of the best races I have ever experienced. A strong group of athletes at...

1/3 of 2012 Unaccounted For?!!! Branson70.3, Kona, & more!!

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013 Jenny Fletcher (noreply@blogger.com)
Did I literally fall off the face of the earth since August or did I just forget that a blog here and there is not a bad thing?? Must write... must write... would iterate through my thoughts... but I had so much going on that I would procrastinate again and again. My life seemed to be on a roller coaster... which I have come to realize I actually never really get off.... thank goodness there is the brief stop at the end so I can catch my breath but it never fails it always takes off again and I often feel I am just closing my eyes and screaming at the top of my lungs just holding on for the duration of the ride. Some excitement riddled in with every emotion known to man. I always make it to the end... I always can open my eyes again... sometimes I can't see the end in sight but thankfully it arrives and I begin the journey all over again.Mid August, post being in London for Oakley during the Olympics I dove into training. I crashed my bike while out on a ride in Boulder with Leanda and...

2014 Wongstar Racing in Review

Sunday 21 Dec 2014 Jocelyn Wong (noreply@blogger.com)
Well, I did a Turkey Trot 10k on Thanksgiving morning, which I never race reported, as it was pretty pathetic (for me). If you must know, my first and last miles were great (6:36 and 6:37) but those four in between were pretty awful (7:24, 8:07, 7:54, 7:19). I just didn't care. I had some intentions to break my 10k PR again, as it was only 2.5 weeks after the Bay Bridge 10k, but my body had

What’s up…

Sunday 21 Dec 2014 Lsanderstri
New Training Room I apologize for my long absence. I made a major move, so it took a while to settle into the new digs. I have also implemented a lot of new things into my training regimen, which have taken time to adapt to. After several weeks I am beginning to find a rhythm. The first major change was my training room. Erin and I made the move from Hamilton back to my hometown of Windsor Ontario. We were set on finding a place that has both a bedroom and a spare room, which could be my training studio. For those who don’t know, in Hamilton, Erin was kind enough to allow me to convert our bedroom into a training studio, and we slept in the living room. This was getting old pretty quick, especially since I am trying to get to bed at a decent time, and often Erin works until 8 p.m. and so will stay up a bit later than I. Fortunately, in Windsor, we were able to find a place with a bedroom and a small spare room. Here it is: You will notice that Old Landice is no longer present. He has been replaced with...

IRONMAN CANADA: 3RD PLACE

Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 Noreply@blogger.com (Mackenzie Madison)
Wow. What a race! What a month! Prior to racing Ironman Whistler I’ve also seen some success and taken two other half distance titles since placing second at Victoria 70.3. I won Pacific Crest Long Course in Bend, Oregon and the Subaru Vancouver Half in B.C. You can probably tell by now that I love racing in the Pacific Northwest. This season I have discovered many things about myself. Especially about the “why’s” of life… Why I do what I do… Why I train, why I coach… Why I live my life the way I do. I have always used athletics as a source of stability in my life.  I use it as a tool to apply reasoning to pretty much every aspect of my life. I realized that I do triathlon to live my life- not to live to do triathlons. I rediscovered my love for other things in my life: new and old.  I rediscovered that balance. I finally let go of blaming myself for not being as successful as I wanted and knew I could be to be in triathlon over the past couple years. I started placing my...

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