I moved up to rural northern Alberta in 2015 after graduating from nursing school. I went to school in Toronto mega-city. I got experience in some of the major teaching hospitals and swam six times a week with an awesome masters group called “Masters of the Universe” - the name says it all.Read More
A long time ago in a galaxy similar to this one, a triathlete was born. Well, not really. I wish I could tell you I’ve been doing triathlon since I was a kid, but that’s just not the case. Like 90% of boys growing up in Canada, I started skating before I could even walk. I played hockey from age 4 until I was around 19.Read More
Going away on vacation and not able to spare the room to take the bike? This is such a common concern that triathletes have, but use it as an opportunity - not a stumbling block.
Here are 4 tips that every travelling triathlete should use to get the most out of their training abroad.Read More
I hate injuries. Along with the pain as a constant reminder of what you can’t do comes the horrible feelings of how long it will take to get better, as well as the knowledge of how much fitness is being lost when you are unable to train.Read More
For first-time triathlon travellers, the thought of going across country or making a trip to another continent to train or race can be a very intimidating thing. There is so much to consider before making the journey. From travelling with your bike to figuring out where to train, the potential logistical nightmares may seem like giant mountains. Take a deep breath and don’t stress! Here are 6 helpful tips to get you from A to B and back with as little hassle as possible.Read More
Where to run?!!!!
It has been almost 2 months since my last race. Off season consisted of six weeks of recovery and preparing myself for the new season. As many triathletes know, having time off from training is kind of the worst. Sure, lounging around is nice for a couple days but after that the itch to work out starts to creep back. Way back in the day when I was a young, fresh faced college kid, unaware of just how exhausting adulting is, I competed in x-country running. With knees that were unaffected by the weather and ankles that didn’t constantly crack I was able to effortlessly run through various terrain, storming up hills and gliding down them. Oh to be young.Read More
The most stressful part of travelling for Triathlon is worrying about your bike. The wife / husband and kids probably don't stress you out as much as wondering what are the baggage handlers doing with your pride and joy.
You have a few options when it comes to your bike...
In the northern hemisphere leaves are starting to fall, in some cases even snow, and the training is moving indoors. Some people are in off-season and enjoying some non-swim/bike/run-related activities , while others are slowly getting back into the groove of training and building that strength and stamina to get us through the rest of the year.Read More
Rotterdam: second largest city in the Netherlands, busiest port in Europe, and home of the ITU Grand Final. With over 35,000 kilometres of cycling pathways in the country, the Netherlands is a fantastic country for any triathlete to travel to. Being close to, but not as busy as Amsterdam makes Rotterdam a great city to visit.
I was recently in Rotterdam for the 2017 ITU Age Group World Championships. Here are 3 Simple Tips I learned while there to make your trip to Rotterdam run just a little bit smoother!Read More
If you have been following along at home on your various social media devices, you already know how this one is going to end. Spoiler alert, not great. Here’s what went down on my lead up to my “Eh” race. (cause I’m Canadian, get it?…)Read More
Rainy Rotterdam. We arrived in rain, we left in rain. Miraculously, the only day that it wasn't raining was race day.
A PNW (Pacific North West) girl at heart, this didn't dampen – excuse the pun – the mood.
This being my first world championship event I wasn't quite prepared for all the people and the set up. It was really a race week, rather than just a race weekend, or day. On arrival in Rotterdam, we saw ITU flags everywhere, and as race day drew closer there were more and more people donning their country flags on various articles of clothing. At the race venue itself, the transition zones and the expo, the energy and excitement was palpable.
Feeling very new to international racing I decided to go in with an open heart and mind, and just soak it all in.Read More
The world is an amazing place to travel. It's an even more amazing place to travel and triathlon. Subscribe to our T1Triathlon Instagram account to view some amazing shots from around the globe.Read More