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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - WATTS UP WITH POWER METERS?

    WATTS UP WITH POWER METERS?

    WATTS UP WITH POWER METERS?
    As the price of bike power meters to measure watts comes down, they are becoming more mainstream on road and triathlon bikes. As a coach, I'm getting more questions about how to train and race with watts. Watts are a fantastic tool to use if you know how to use them but so many people just look at the numbers and don't really know what they mean and what targets they should be going after. When running, we use our Garmins to measure pace per km, in cycling we can use speed BUT watts are a far more precise measure of the intensity you are actually riding at . Testing and knowing your watt zones allows you to be in the appropriate training zones for your ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Prince Edward County Half Marathon

    Prince Edward County Half Marathon

    Prince Edward County Half Marathon Congratulations to Anna and Mark Belanger! Looks like they had an awesome time at the Prince Edward County Half Marathon! Here is Anna'sreport: The temperature was perfect for running and the locals are super lovely. Mark got a PB...he is on my heels! It was a decent race for me but I was exhausted(Anna did the Army Run's Commander's Challenge last weekend) What I love about this race is the winding country side and the locals who come out to support the race. You have the opportunity to run along the lake, throughforestsand then through the town. Great overnight with friends, local wineries and quaint restaurants to ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - A Triumphant Day By Johanna Oehling

    A Triumphant Day By Johanna Oehling

    The concept of aging women is fraught with stereotypical misconceptions and misnomers. Typically, women today are often viewed as physically weaker and more frail , particularly once they reach ‘a certain age’. The Gatineau Trails group of CFUW-Ottawa is a case in point in how that is not so. About 75 women take part, many of them super fit and super active. We are fortunate to have access to so many recreational amenities and appreciate the trails, nature, lakes and rivers around us in the Ottawa and Gatineau areas. Weather permitting, during the spring and fall, we typically engage in demanding hikes in Gatineau Park. These adventures alternate with urban walks led by a ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - It's a Wrap - OKA Triathlon and 5km Canadian Championships

    It's a Wrap - OKA Triathlon and 5km Canadian Championships

    OKA TRIATHLON Congratulations to all who went out to Oka for the last triathlon of the season! Here is Steve's report: Sunday was a beautiful day for a race on a scenic and challenging course! Even at 20k we used most gears with some long slow climbs. Swim was fairly shallow - we both did well - keeping the panic in check. Run was interesting through the woods with 600m on the sand. All in all a great inexpensive small race - Anna rocked it - beating me by 23 seconds (caught me in the run). Highly recommend the Oka Triathlon - although Anna was devastated by the lack of medals! Steve Rathwell Steve Rathwell - 5th in age cat Anna Belanger - 2nd in age cat Sue Bennett - 1st in ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Another Perspective on Being Injured

    Another Perspective on Being Injured

    There are many articles out there on how to “cope” with injury . They make great points about the value of reaching out for help, doing the things you can do- like walking instead of running, focusing on improving other areas of your fitness, eating well, and sleeping regularly at least 8 hours a night. These are all tried and true tips, and a good beginning. But here’s the thing. The biggest challenge to being injured is the fact that you can no longer DO- you have to just BE!
    Many athletes (and the vast majority of the rest of the world) have been trained to rely solely on their bodies and utilize them to maximum strength. Our culture highly values ....

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  • Last of the Season Triathlons - Epic Conditions....Epic Adventures

    AmphibiousChallenge Last weekend Janet Whitley and Sophie Dagenais took on the Amphibious Challenge! Congratulations to you both sounds like a wonderfully challenging adventure! Here are their reports... The Amphibious Challenge is an Otillo style Swimrun event. It is almost 4 km of challenging open water swim mixed with about 14km of on and off-road running. There is also a 39 km long course that involves going up some steep climbs! The conditions were near perfect: warm water temp (18C), cool air temp (15-18), and sunny. The wind was steady and made for some serious chop. The course was predicted to be 16 km but was actually 18.5 ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Team Triumph at the Races

    Team Triumph at the Races

    Cornwall 2018 Great Turnout at the Cornwall Races! We had a big group from Team Triumph at the Cornwall race weekend. Cornwall is a spectacularvenue and as such has become a popular and very competitive race.A big shout out to Debi for placing 1st in her age group, Gary Maxwell for placing 2nd!Congratulations to everyone who raced last weekend!! Olympic DistanceTriathlon: BrendanMurray - 1st Olympic Distance Glen Paradis - 1st Olympic Distance Cecile Beaurepaire France Girard Anna Aylett Colin Knight Carl Vaillancourt Sprint Triathlon: Debi Zaret - 1st in AG Monique Beland Steve Rathwell Rick Baird Sprint Duathlon: Gary Maxwell - 2nd ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - At the races and in the standings...Team Triumph Athletes Shine

    At the races and in the standings...Team Triumph Athletes Shine

    Mont Tremblant Ironman 2018 What an exciting day of events Sundayin Mont Tremblant! Congratulations to everyone who got to the start line and made it to the finish line. When the going got tough, as it always does, some of you may have considered jumping off the course but you didn't. You stayed out there and made the decision to finish the event no matter what the predicament. How do you spell MENTAL TOUGHNESS?!! Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer and encourage their teammates ! The big news of the day was Linda Lafrance camein 1st in her age group and qualifiedto go to the World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii!!! This is an incredible feat that so many people ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Summer Highlights from Team Triumph Triathlon Club

    Summer Highlights from Team Triumph Triathlon Club

    Team Triumphers Have Been Busy Training, Racing and Adventuring It's been a busy Summer so far on the race scene and it's been great seeing everyone enjoying theirfitness and putting it to the test in the water, on the bike and on the roads.For most of usin Team Triumph, being fit is not only about competing in triathlons, it's also about being able to go on adventures into the wild and rock climb, take the kids on a canoe camping trip, kayak, mountain bike, trail run in the Yukon or hike the highest peaks in the Arctic! It's been such a joy to see all of the pictures of the various adventures. The pictures open the doors to possibilities for everyone. Below are some of the ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Meech Lake Triathlon and Celebrate Summer Awards

    Meech Lake Triathlon and Celebrate Summer Awards

    Mike Collingwood Meech Lake Triathlon 2018 TRIUMPHANT TURNOUT AT THE MEECH LAKE TRIATHLON! Thank you to all of the Team Triumphers who baked, volunteered, coordinated and competed in the Meech Lake Triathlon this year.There were a total of 45 of us from Team Triumph involved in the race and helping to raise $5000 for the Ottawa Heart Institute!! Thanks To Our Volunteers: Martin Couet - Volunteer Coordinator Tara McGowan - Food Coordinator Roylana and Yves Larochelle - Water/Run Coordonators DavidGoldsmith & Kevin Willis -Bike Coordinators Don Stewart - T2 Coordinator Sue Martin-Bush Pauline Lynch-Stewart Cary Willis John McGowan Sevak Manjikian Patrick Wong ....

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