Triathlon Racing

Celebrating your successes – GWN Triathlon

One of my idols – a retired Canadian triathlete named Peter Reid – has said on record that one of, if not the biggest regret he has of his racing career is how he didn’t take the time to celebrate his successes.  He was so focused on the next race and how he could improve that he failed to se

Ironman 70.3 Victoria

It is amazing to have a world class event right in our own backyard now.  The Ironman brand puts on amazing events and this past Sunday was no different, with over 2000 people participating!  The men's, and to a lesser extent the women's, pro fields were stacked with Canadian athletes.  Congratul

Shawnigan Lake Triathlon & Skechers Shoe Review

First things first.  For those of you that missed it, Brent McMahon a fellow Canadian and LifeSport athlete absolutely crushed the field at Ironman Brasil by going 7:46:10!!!!! What an incredible performance from an incredibly nice and humble guy.  I asked his permission to put that photo up as my

VIRA Running Series Recap, Victoria 70.3, Training Update

For 2016 I wanted to get my running fitness on track by focusing on some of the VIRA road running series races, and then capping it off with the local Times Colonist 10K event.  I had a lot of fun and some great results at these running races – it feels so good to have a good crack at a road runn

Ironman 70.3 Texas 2016

With my website update done I am happy to start putting out more blog posts and race reports.  The revamping of my website did get delayed and took longer than I hoped, but onwards and upwards! Here we are after Ironman 70.3 Texas and I’d like to share some of my thoughts on the race. First off t

Race Report: Challenge Rancho Cordova Triathlon

Challenge Family put on another inaugural race here on North American soil this past weekend.  It was held in Rancho Cordova on the east side of Sacramento. I was there and had a decent performance.  I raced to the best of my ability on the day and so I have to be content with my 11th place finish

Challenge Penticton and Rancho Cordova

Two weeks ago I completed the Penticton course for the 5th time, and it was not my best performance there. There was a variety of factors that influenced the outcome of the race, most of which were not poor decisions made during the race but external things that may or may not have been prevented. I

New Balance 1/2 Iron

As per usual after a race I woke in the early hours of the morning (just after 3am this time) and couldn't fall back to sleep.  So I lay there and breathed deep from my belly as I reflected on yesterdays New Balance 1/2 Iron Triathlon.  During these post race early morning reflections  I have exp

First Race of the Season – Summary

The Half Iron triathlon is a great distance, it is short enough to really go hard but long enough to start to really make you work hard on maintaining focus.  As Dave Scott has said - most people in a triathlon will lose focus at some point and that is often when they start to slow down or start to