Monday, July 28, 2008
Most of this footage comes from a live, uncut and uninterrupted BBC feed of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. There's something about a British accent that really adds to the commentary of a sporting event. Ladies and Gentlemen, originally from Hamilton, ON, and currently training in Victoria, BC, representing Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games, Colin Jenkins:
Current Junior Rankings after 2 races:
1. Mark Okany (MB) 140 points
2. Joel Howlett (SK) 130 points
3. Jeff Phillips (BC) 100 points
4. Cole Steward (BC) 98 points
5. Joshua Drad (MB) 86 points
1. Rachael Edwards (SK) 125 points
2. Sarah-Anne Brault (MB) 100 points
2. Marianne Hogan (QC) 100 points
4. Emily Wood (NS) 97 points
4. Lindsay Anderson (ON) 97 points
Full Series Ranking here.
Posted By SCOTT STEPHENSON, THE OBSERVER
James wins the Bluewater Tri, and makes up the 16 minute stagger against the women. Nice job JL. Full article here.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
- Emergency contact name and phone number(s)
- Relevant Medical Info (medications and allergies)
- Ontario Health Card Number
8:30AM Arrive race site and set up transition
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
James Loaring put together a nice race at the Musselman ITU Pan Am Cup, finishing 7th. For an encore, he was the race director for the annual Loaring Triathlon this past weekend. James, you are a machine.
I've also been coaching a few workouts for the Guelph Marlins triathlon group. We have 12 athletes in the program, and we raced the Fergus KOS over the weekend. For many of the athletes, it was their first triathlon, but I'm sure it won't be their last. This is one tough group of 9-13 year olds, they are a blast to work with, and they pick up skills fast (they are featured in the recent set of skills videos). Congrats to the Marlins on their races in Fergus!
Andrew Russell makes the World Cup photo reel.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
(Edit: sometimes the videos play at double speed when viewing them for the first time. Let the video play through, and start it again - it should play at normal speed the second time)
STEP 1. Start with DISMOUNTS. Once your athletes have mastered dismounts (both sides), they have the required flexibility, proprioception and balance to begin working on mounts.
- The introduction to mounts should be done on a grass field.
- Mountain bikes and/or lowered saddles make skill acquisition a little easier.
- Drills should be done in running shoes - athletes who normally use cycling shoes can progress to cycling shoes after mastering the mount
From here, you can integrate mounts into other games, relays, challenges or training sets. Athletes who ride with cycling shoes should start with dismounts (taking their feet out of the shoes, then dismounting) before trying a mount with shoes attached to the pedals.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Day1- Angela arrives. KBM swim practice. Angela is surprisingly healthy. Not sick.
Day2- Limestone Mile. In one of the grittier performances ever performed on limestone stone, Alexander destroyed the field in the high school mile, cruising to victory in 4:42. He decided that he would run 20 minutes later in the elite men's mile, finishing 5th with a 4:40, feeling the glycogen depletion at this point. Dorelle was 2nd, I guess. More workouts that day, Angela and Alexander lost Dorelle at a stop light while cycling...and Alexander won the open water swim. Angela and Dorelle were not racing him.
Day3- Ian arrives. He misses the swim workout of 6x100desc, 5x100desc, 4x100desc straight through, also known as 15x100 on 1:30. Alexander wins warm-up, but finds difficulty in descending properly. He wins the set, but not in average time.
A TT to follow, a windy 15km out Middle Road for jokes. On the way home, a nice biker man pulled them. His beard was cute. Alexander and Ian push a hard 2k run off the bike, 6:15, legit. No one knows where Dorelle and Angela ran, could've been 7min. k's, who knows.
Day4- A rest day for Dorelle and Angela. This included 0 workouts, cake and KFC at the mall. They received well-deserved chirps from Ian and Alexander for placing an OFF day in the middle of a 4 day camp.
On the flip side, Ian and Alexander found themselves alone as cyclists are wimps when a single drop of rain falls from the sky. They rode. It was nice. Then they swam 3.4k in an hour, sharing a lane less pool with several senior women. Sidestroke was the common drill, as well as head-up breaststroke. Alexander did his civil duty and did hard labour from 2-9, earning a healthy 60 dollars in the process.
Tomorrow is a group ride, as long as moisture doesn't descend from the heavens, as well as a hard track session and a flush swim (open water?)
"Do you want fair, or do you want performance?" -CT