Monday, January 7, 2008

TRAINING, ALUMNI and BLOGS

We've had a busy start to the year with a 3-day swim camp and an OAT Training Day on Sunday. Twenty-two athletes kicked off the New Year by attending the Training Day, with the help of coaches Lee Hart, Crystal Drummond, and former National Elite Team athlete Stefan Timms. It was great to see the continued improvement of many of the athletes as they prepare for the coming 2008 race season - keep up the great work! (Note: I forgot my camera, so if there are any pictures of the training day, please send them to me - thanks)

I could easily pick any of the athletes who attended the swim camp and/or training day, and detail their improvements and success, but I'll pick the one who no longer does triathlons; Krista Ruby (Inglewood, ON), decided to put all of her energy into cycling last summer, and the results were impressive. In addition to finishing 2nd at the National Duathlon Championships, Krista captured all FOUR Provincial Cycling Titles: Road, Crit, TT and Hill Climb. Congratulations Krista, and best of luck in 2008!

On the blog front, we have two links for this installment. The first is Guelph Alumnus Stephen Kilshaw. Stephen is a development athlete, coached by Patrick Kelly and Neil Harvey at the National Triathlon Centre in Victoria, BC. I had the pleasure of coaching at the NTC during Stephen's first year of training there, and it was great to see his improvement in such a short time. He's a frequent blogger, so readers will have to check back often for his take on triathlon training on the West Coast.

The final blog belongs to Ontario's Daniel Wells, aka "Dano". Dano is a former junior national champion who now races as an elite triathlete. He spent the 2007 season living and training with the senior squad in Victoria, before returning home to Ontario for the winter. Today (Monday), he flew to Tucson Arizona to begin the first in a series of winter training camps with the Senior NTC squad. Dano doesn't do a very good job of blogging when he's home in Ontario (sorry Dano), but he maintains a great blog when he's at camps or abroad. For anyone who wants to follow Canada's top triathletes as they prepare for the 2008 season, or wants to know what it's like to be part of a Winter Training Camp in Tucson, this is the blog for you. Enjoy.


Dano Wells in action.

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