Overwhelmed with fitting in workouts into your already hectic schedule? Struggling to balance work, training and maintaining a social life? Here are a couple tips to fit in your workouts and still have a life.Read More
Winter can be a frustrating time for triathletes. We have to do the majority of our training indoors to beat the cold and when training outside are faced with few hours of actual daylight. We have to get up while it is still dark, venture out into the cold, change into a tiny bathing suit and jump into a freezing pool. We have to spend hours on a stationary bike in stuffy rooms. We have to run on treadmills while staring at the same spot on the wall. It can get rough.Read More
Feeling unmotivated this Thanksgiving season? T1 Athlete, Catherine, shares with us her gratitude list. Here are some great things that each and every triathlete should be thankful for.Read More
Diabetes is a chronic disorder characterized by high blood sugar and disruption of the metabolism of carbs, fats and proteins. Insulin, which is made by the pancreas, normally maintains blood glucose levels. People with type 1 diabetes are insulin dependent - their body does not secrete enough of it. People with type 2 diabetes are non-insulin dependent - insulin no longer works to decrease their blood glucose levels. Both can lead to long term damage and dysfunction of tissues and organs.Read More
Thanks to the internet we have an infinite amount of knowledge at the touch of our fingertips. All of our heart’s desires are just a google search away. It is quite easy to find an online training plan for every triathlon distance. Worse, it is easy to follow other athletes on their social media and incorporate their workouts into our own routine. As tempting as it is, it is so much better to find yourself a qualified coach. Why?Read More
Triathletes love to train. Taking time off from training is something we all dread. We love having a structured routine. We love waking up every morning having a workout to look forward to. So how do you figure out a training routine while on vacation?Read More
This was by far the most organized and well put on race I’ve ever been to. I can’t seem to
recall a part of the day where I was frustrated with the timing, the limitations, or any real
gripe against the schedule.
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...
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
Since an early age I have been involved in endurance sport. I was the completely wacky and abnormal kid who at the age of 15 would get up at 5 am, grab my golf clubs, hop on my bike, ride to the golf course in a tiny town in Southern Alberta, and get a round of golf in before ANYONE showed up. I’d then cycle all the way home, throw on the running shoes and go for a 10K run. Upon returning I’d grab my board shorts, head to the pool, teach some swimming lessons and spend the afternoon honing my lifeguard skills (aka basking in the sun and working on developing skin cancer). I really spent every minute trying to do as many things as I could. I was doing slow-cycling races with my best middle school friend before I even knew it was an actual way of training for killer cycling skills. You know the drill: ride in a straight line from point A to point B as slowly as humanly possible. Much easier now as an adult, but BOY! When you are an awkward 12 year old boy, riding your bike slowly is a recipe for some good comical viewing, BUT also the development of some SWEEEET cycling skills.Read More