Friday, July 31, 2009

Back on track!

Me after a hard workout back in June

So after a rough last 2 weeks I am starting to feel fast again! Today I did a 45min tempo run. Then did a 100min ride but it was split up abit I did a loop that was about 10 or so km long and the loop had the wonderful joy of Sydenham. I did three loops, (sydenham is a very hard hill climb that takes about 5-6mins to go up) I feel that I am going to be ready for the climb at The Niagara Triathlon because I was flying up sydenham. I am really looking forward to the race next weekend and it looks like i will be ready to rock and roll!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Running and Swimming or something like that...

Last few days in Hamilton have been hard. I am still very tired from alot of racing and training so the workouts have felt alot harder then they actualy are.

Tuesday we did a track workout.
30min warm up
some 200m to warm up
then 6x1km on 6:00min
10min cool down. I could tell I was hurting form the duathlon on Sunday so I has having a hard time pushing the pace.

I have been having a hard time finding my grove in the water. I have been very hit or miss in the pool sometimes I am swimming fast then sometimes I am swimming very slow. My arms just feel heavy and tired. I think I am just going to swim threw it and hope that one day it will click again. I am going to reset this weekend and get ready for my 3 week block of racing.

I have some new Motivation now, I got into Jr elite duathlon worlds! Looking forward to that.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Today I raced in the Gravenhust duathlon. It was very hilly! the first 5km was always up and down. I ran threw 17:10 and Taylor ran 17:17. Just goes to show how hard it really was most time I will run 16:00-15:50. On the bike I pushed really hard and made a big gap on the other riders I av 37kmh. (The bike was also very hilly, and lots of turns comming back into town). I then started out a little slow on the second run but picked it up after the turn around. I did win the whole thing but I kinda figured it would turn out that way. Now I just have to wait and see if triathlon Canada will take me to duathlon worlds.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

TECK JR. Nationals

Well I am done Daft Legal for the year and all in all I will call it a great building year. I know I still have work to do with my swim but I can not hang my head on my cycling and running.

The race started not so good for me, I got swam over 2 times and got a heel right into the jaw. I then kinda found a grove I came out of the water in 10:05 so I was 10
seconds faster then last year. Its nice to know I am making head way. I got onto the bike and started to hammer we stared out being the 3rd pack back but then bridged up to the the 2nd pack (there was a group of 3 ahead of the first pack)I ended up doing alot of the pace making and getting the group to work. On the run I felt slow on the first lap but then really started to feel good on the second lap I ran a 17:15 and was 19th overall. I am happy with my race I worked hard all the way threw and never gave up. I do remember saying that I was sick of getting blow by on the run and I worked all winter and spring on my run its nice to see it pay off. Last year I would run about 18:30 off the bike now I can run about 45sec faster. I still have some longer distance triathlon comming up so I have alot more trianing to do.

Like I said last year I was sick of everyone passing me on the run. I am sick of swimming slow! I will look at this post over and over agian for the rest of the summer and off season I am going to be swimming 30 seconds faster and make first chase pack. I know that if I really put my mind to it i can do it!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I am ready!

I am feeling good, rested, fast and ready to go! All week I have felt good. The swim is what feels the best right now I can't wait to see how I do out of the water at nationals.(hope it's non wetsuit) today we had a track workout and the goal was to keep it fast but not to hurt or feel to tired.
The track workout
30min warm up
5x800m...I was running aroud 2:33-2:27 I just ran them tempo pretty much
10min warm down

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hard week...done

Given it all I got!

So things are looking good going into Nationals I ran a 15:58 5km and starting to feel better in the water. I think I am not the only one on c3 feeling the hard work of this week. I am very tired and sore but its now time to start the taper and get ready for a big race next weekend. Things in hamilton are going great having lots of fun and working hard. I am home for a day and a half then its back to the hammer.