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  • Team Triumph Takes on the Gatineau Loppet, Winterman and Hypothermic Half

    Coach Maggie and Friends Harry Biggs - after the 27km Gatineau Loppet It was a big weekend of racing again for Team Triumph.
    COACH MAGGIE'S REPORT:
    A Perfect weekend for the Gatineau Loppet
    ! On Saturday, with picture perfect conditions, the classic skiers raced: Pat Konantz placed first in her age group for the 51 km! Kory McDonald Ibarra and Coach Maggie also completed the 51 km distance. Olivia Garay took on the 27km! On Sunday the skateskiers were out in somewhat chillier conditions but cheered on by the brilliant sunshine. Laurent Lenert completed the 51 km; Harry Briggs,Nancy Manning and Karen St Arnaud completed the 27 km and Barbara ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Having Fun with Winter Sports

    Having Fun with Winter Sports

    Winter can be a long haul, especially in Canada where it can last for upwards to 5 months. As triathletes, it is pretty evident that summer is probably our favorite time of year, but due to the long winter months, we can end being caught complaining about how long it drags on. Why not take up a winter sport instead. This past weekend two of our members showed us how fun snowshoe running and Dragon Boat racing on ice can be. Anita Lacelle Taylor was jumping for joy when she discovered that she won her age group at the Summerstown Trail Snowshoe Race on the weekend. Congrats Anita. You certainly look like you have been doing your plyometrics lately. Our other member embracing winter is ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - When Should I Start Training for my Triathlon?

    When Should I Start Training for my Triathlon?


    Triathlete tips

    by Julia Aimers, Head Coach Team Triumph Triathlon Club
    Whether it’s your first season or tenth season participating in triathlons, you want to have a good performance, so it is important to keep in mind “ Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance” One essential element of any successful triathlete is to dedicate the time necessary to properly train for a race. Regardless of your experience or fitness level, it's important to start training long before your first race of the season. This can mean the difference between feeling good and finishing strong or struggling to get over that finish line. Here is roughly how much time you'll need ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Winterlude Triathlon - No Swimming Required

    Winterlude Triathlon - No Swimming Required

    WINTERLUDE TRIATHLON – NO SWIMSUIT REQUIRED
    Congratulations to Coach Maggie and to Patricia Konantz for winning their respective age categories at the Winterlude Triathlon on Saturday! Lyse Patenaude organized a team with her sonand niece and they placed first in their category as well!A snowy morning but a good time was had by all. Maggie reported that this year's challenge was running with your skate gear. Here is Pat's report: WINTERLUDE REPORT:
    This year's race was all about new logistics:Drive to Mooney’s Bay/leave skis and poles in T2/Shuttle bus to Hartwell Locks/leave running shoes and pack at T1/put on skate gear and skate to Bronson warming ....

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  • TEAM TRIUMPH JANUARY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT SUZANNE RIVEST

    TEAM TRIUMPH JANUARY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT SUZANNE RIVEST My interest in triathlon started in what seems like a long time ago.I had started running in 2001 but was injured in around 2006 (the timeline escapes me).The sports medicine people strongly suggested that I turn to cycling for recovery and since I already knew how to swim the natural progression was to turn to triathlon. At the time, I joined the OAC who put me in touch with Julia and Team Triumph. It was through the team that I got through my first few years of training and racing and even got to a few of the longer distance races (4 Half Ironman from 2008-2010). Truly an exhilarating time in my life, ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Celebrating Bliss with this Holiday Season

    Celebrating Bliss with this Holiday Season

    IN SEARCH OF BLISS! Creating more blissful moments in your life. I am known for my crusades. I suddenly become passionate about a topic and have a strong desire to discuss it, share it and explore it with everyone who will listen to me. Let’s blame it on the red hair and freckles. Lately, I have been wondering about BLISS! My latest crusade inspiration came from a quote from Kyle Maynard in the book Tribe of Mentors written by Tim Ferris. Kyle has climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro amongst other fantastic feats and owns a Crossfit gym. He wrote: “Thinking of what makes me happy doesn’t give me the same clarity as thinking ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Completing my First Ironman - PART 2: LOW CARB - LOW HEART RATE TRAINING

    Completing my First Ironman - PART 2: LOW CARB - LOW HEART RATE TRAINING

    COMPLETING MY FIRST IRONMAN
    Steve Swanwick – Team Triumph Member Spotlight PART 2: LOW CARB - LOW HEART RATE RACING
    In Part II of Steve’s journey, he will describe how his diet and training got him to the finish line of his first triathlon and then the Ironman. In 2017, I set out to do my first triathlons after using the Phil Maffetone training principles of low carb, high fat, low heart rate for a little over a year. I completed the Meech Lake Triathlon and then the National Capital Olympic Distance Triathlon. I wrapped up the season with the Canadian Half Iron Distance. I trained, raced and fueled fat adapted for all of these races and it worked ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Completing my First Ironman - PART 1:  LOW CARB - LOW HEART RATE TRAINING

    Completing my First Ironman - PART 1: LOW CARB - LOW HEART RATE TRAINING

    I was asked to write about my journey into endurance sports, joining Team Triumph and more specifically low carb endurance training and racing. I will start at the end and then go back to the beginning. I limped into my first meeting with Julia in January of this year. At that point, I hadn’t been able to run for about 4 months because of a bad case of plantar fasciitis. Time was running out and I had to find a coach and get started if I was going to meet my goals for 2018. Fast forward to 8 months later, I ran my first marathon, did my first full Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour and completed my first Ironman at Mont Tremblant. My journey began about 3 years ago when, like ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - MARATHONING - 2 PROVINCES - 2 COUNTRIES - 2 CONTINENTS

    MARATHONING - 2 PROVINCES - 2 COUNTRIES - 2 CONTINENTS

    2 PROVINCES - 2 COUNTRIES - 2 CONTINENTS
    Emily Graves set out to accomplish this goal in one year and she just finished the Istanbul Marathon to reach it. Istanbul Marathon, November 11, 2018 I have a penchant for themes. Shortly after my first marathon at Niagara Falls, crossing two countries from US to Canada via the Peace Tower Bridge in 2017, I was enticed to take it to the next level: cross two continents, from Asia to Europe via Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge in 2018. I was convinced that my theme held together because here in town, I routinely cross two provinces by crossing bridges from Ontario to Quebec as part of my regular running routes. It seems like a blur now, ....

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  • Team Triumph Weekend Flash Sales!!

    24 HOUR FLASH SALE! If you are a time-crunched triathlete then the Weekend Warrior package is for you. Register for the Saturday Spin and the Sunday Swim and get 10% off at the checkout. By signing up for this package you are guaranteed to get your long rides, runs, brick workouts and swims in on the weekends. You will Improve your strength and speed on the bike and learn to swim effortlessly so you can speed up. The OAC offers daycare or better yet, get your family involved in tennis or swimming while you train on Saturdays. You will be coached by professional triathlon coaches who will guide you through the type of workouts you need to reach your Triathlon goals. Don't miss out ....

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