Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Yes, an update (of sorts)

Seems I have had a request (A-Russ) to update the blog...a more detailed blog post will happen shortly (less than 4 weeks to Challenge Roth on July 10th), but I just had to post these pictures after Sunday and Monday night's games in the NBA and NHL.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Triathlon Canada Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

Later on today I'll be flying out to Quebec City for the weekend to partake in Tri Can's 25th anniversary banquet on Saturday evening.

The guest list of who will be in attendance is an all-star cast of triathlon in Canada to say the least:

The Puntous twins (Sylviane and Patricia)
Joanne Ritchie
Peter Reid
Lori Bowden
Dan Murray
Mark Bates
Andrew McMartin
Paul White
Sue Schlatter
Mike Stirling
Simon Cassidy
Sharon Donnelly
Carol Montgomery
Simon Whitfield
Colin Jenkins

and I'm probably missing many more

It should be an amazing weekend, I've never been to Quebec City, it has so much history, and with snow on the ground, it should be beautiful.

Here is a link to Triathlon Canada's press release on the event.

I'll update next week with pictures and stories from the weekend.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Guess Who's Back??

Well...after 2 years + a day, I've decided to resurect the blog once again.

What will I blog about? A little of this, a little of that. It won't be as detailed on training anymore, as I'm not training at the same level, but I'm still swimming Masters, and have signed up to race another Ironman in 2011, this time as an age-grouper. More on that to come.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lest We Forget

Sunday, November 09, 2008

IM Florida Update Coming Soon

Home from Florida now, and back to Internet access.

I'll get a race report up this week.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Florida Bound

Well...It's been a while since I posted on the blog, and I am not sick anymore.

Tomorrow we pack the car up with three bikes, four people, and head down to Panama City Beach for Ironman. I'm looking forward to it, as the course is one of my favourites. Race day is Saturday, 650am CST. I'm #24, you can track me on ironman.com

If things work out, I'll hopefully lead out of the water. The weather looks great for race day, so we'll see how things go! Hopefully I'll be able to post again before race day.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


The last two days have turned out to be a write off.

I woke up yesterday with a sore throat. I decided to take the day off, pound the Vitamin C and echinicea, and hope to kick the sore throat.

Awoke this morning, and it didn't work. First cold of the year. Stuffed up this morning, still got the sore throat, and a mild headache to boot. Taking the cold medication now, in addition to the Vit C and Ech.

Hopefully I can kick this quick, so I can still get a good weekend of training in.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Over the Weekend

A good weekend of training in the books.

Saturday started out with 4.5hr of riding. Up the Malahat, down to Shawnigan Lake, two loops around the lake, and back home. 30 min run off the bike.

Sunday was a 90 min run. In the afternoon, the snowbirds were performing over the Juan de Fuca Straight and there were roughly 20-30,000 people out on the shores to watch the show. A nice sunny day, perfect for watching the air show. The sights and sounds were amazing!!

Monday brought a 4km swim in the morning, along with a 3hr ride with Jasper, Steveo and Mike. I'm trying to pack up most of my stuff, and get it off to Greyhound to be shipped home. I fly back to Ontario in a week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sooke 1/2 Iron Update

I had my final race tune-up before IM Florida this past Sunday. The Sooke 1/2 Ironman was the final race in the West Coast series, and it was a good way to get in another race simulation.

I decided to use the day as a good training weekend, not bothering to rest too much going into the race. To top it off, the course was tough (toughest bike of the year, and the run beats you up as well).

I led out of the water by 4 minutes, and started out on the bike. I've been trying to get comfortable in my new front end set-up for Florida, so this was a good opportunity to test it out for 86km of riding. The course was basically 4 laps of a 20km loop, plus a lil extra to get to T2 (which was 5km down the road). I was riding along nice and steady until just after the climb on the third loop, when all of a sudden a guy went flying by. I had no idea who it was, and he just pulled away from me, despite my efforts to try and match him. I ended up coming off the bike 4 min down on him.

I started out the run fairly strong, trying to cut the gap down, but it wasn't possible. I was 6 min down at 10km, and knew that I was going to be stuck with 2nd. It turns out after the race that the guy was Chris Boudreaux, who used to train up here in Victoria with the crew before I got out here. He is a strong athlete. He just missed out on Jasper Blake's course record.

All in all, a solid day, some good race prep, and after a couple easy days, it'll be back to some miles, with a couple good days of some riding planned this week. I'll switch over from my current events focus to more of my training in the future

Results can be found here

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Never Forget

It's hard to believe that it's been 7 years already since the attacks happened on Sept 11th, 2001.

That is a day I will never forget. That Tuesday morning was looking to be a great day, blue skies, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. Soon things changed forever. Watching the smoke billow out of the World Trade Center from campus was surreal. A roommate of mine at the time was stuck on the NYC subway when the events happened. She had to literally walk out of Manhattan across the bridge back into Brooklyn.

The aftermath at Ground Zero

It's great to see a couple of memorials finally unveiled (Pentagon, as well as Logan airport).

Unveiling one of the many benches in the Pentagon Memorial

Never Forget.