Monday, March 9, 2009


Training rolls along. The highschool guys are in their last week of a training block before some downtime over the March Break, and the PTC has two more weeks to roll through before we back off a bit.

Some random odd and ends:

First, a public service announcement - you may already know that there is a problem in the US right now with many peanut products potentially carrying a risk of salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently updated the list of affected Canadian products, including some Cliff Bars.

Some PTC'ers were at the Albion Hotel on Sunday night to catch the Craig Cardiff show. Great musician, great music, great venue and Cardiff is an all around great guy.....but staying up late on a Sunday night is hard.

Connor Hammond training with us for the next two weeks - a strong addition to the group, with the added bonus that Tom (Connor's homestay) has been early for swim practice.

Andy Barrie is back on CBC Metro Morning - that has nothing to do with triathlon, but it made the Monday morning commute a lot easier. Welcome back Mr. Barrie.

Tristan Woodfine (ByTown Storm), who will be a first year junior this summer, just posted a 8:38 3000m over the weekend. wow. congrats to Tristan and coach Greg Kealey.

James Loaring is well into the third week of a one-man training camp in Florida, and he's rollin' along too. James will race the Wildman Olympic Triathlon at the end of the week - a little cooked - but a fun low key event to kick off the season.

The Victoria crew have been busy. First off, I'll call out Kerry Spearing for calling -4 degrees "SO cold" and for taking a picture of a some frost on the law. Those west coasters are soft, but they sure know how to race. Kerry, along with a bunch of others, raced the Bazan Bay 5k over the weekend, posting some impressive results. Check out Simon's blog for a play-by-play photo gallery of the sprint finish, and Kerry's, Kyle's and Lauren's blogs for some race reports (and smacktalk). Good fun, and congrats to all.

Now it's time to roll over to Tom's for a PTC breakfast.

Train smart, have fun.

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