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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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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - WEEKEND WARRIORS UNITE! Is it OK to be a Weekend Warrior?

    WEEKEND WARRIORS UNITE! Is it OK to be a Weekend Warrior?

    WEEKEND WARRIORS UNITE! Is it OK to be a Weekend Warrior? The short answer: apparently yes. If you would like the long answer on how to be a weekend warrior read on. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a weekend warrior is a person who participates in a physically strenuous activity only on weekends or part-time. The expression was first known to be used in 1981 when marathoning started coming into style after the 1970’s running boom and after the first Ironman in 1978. Training on the weekends became a necessity for the time-crunched age group athlete. The average person with a job and 2 kids wanted to try Ironman events but quickly realized they didn’t ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Meet the Team Triumph Staff

    Meet the Team Triumph Staff

    Meet the Team Triumph Staff
    We at Team Triumph like to say.....It takes a village to create a swimmer, cyclist, runner or triathlete. It's time to meet our Village Leaders. HEAD COACH - Julia Aimers Julia Aimers (BA Rec Admin, Certified Exercise Physiologist) is an NCCP Level 1 Triathlon Coach and Level 2 Technical Road Cycling coach. She has completed her NCCP Swim Coaching course and is an Ottawa, Ontario based coach who uses the Total Immersion ™ approach to swimming. COACH - Margaret (Maggie) KIng An avid triathlete, Maggie has been racing since 2006 and has participated in a variety of distance races from homegrown triathlons to Ironman. Leading an active life she aims ....

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  • Triumpher Spotlight/Somersault Championships


    JULIA VLAMING TEAM TRIUMPH MEMBER SPOTLIGHT When I started with Team Triumph in July,I had been working out pretty much all of my adult life. Physical activity has always been a great outlet for me. When I started with Team Triumph I wasn’t really working out anymore. I played beach volleyball once a week, but that was the extentof it. I noticed myself getting slower at volleyball and was not as motivated tobe active. I had quit my gym membership because we moved. I did 2 triathlons before I had my son (who is now 3.5). I was already in love with the sport but needed a serious butt kicking to getback into it, and training with a club seemed like a ....

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  • Great Wall of China Marathon Report - Wendy Gifford

    WENDY GIFFORD COMPLETES THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA MARATHON!
    Doing the great Wall of China Marathon has been on Wendy Gifford's bucket list for quite some time. Last weekend Wendy dropped another goal into her bucketbut it was no easy feat! Look at those hills and those stairs!!! Here is Wendy's Report: "Inspired by the challenge, mystery, and a haunting history, the Great Wall of China marathon surpassed my expectations. With >1,000 meter ascent (clocked on my Garmin – which died at 32 K at 5 hours) – this was no BQ race. Instead, a group of 34 runners from 6 countries departed from a small village on the outskirts of Beijing - 6 runners to ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - GET OUTSIDE AND RUN!

    GET OUTSIDE AND RUN!

    "GET OUTSIDE AND RUN!" We spend many hours a day running to work, running to the grocery store, running to an appointment…the verb “running” gets a bad reputation this way! One of the best remedies for this is to put aside the watch, the destination, the deadline and just step outside and actually RUN. Bring back the smile as you run for the pure joy of running. This may be the most important “running” you do in your week. Form and fitness along with increasing your speed and endurance start first with your desire
    to run. Sharing that desire with like-minded souls creates a wonderful environment that revolves around mutual motivation! With ....

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  • Triathlon Training  in Ottawa - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - New Staff, IMKona/Fall racing hightlights

    New Staff, IMKona/Fall racing hightlights

    INTRODUCING KELLY ADAMS MENTAL PERFORMANCECOACH A HUGE welcome to Kelly Adams, B. Music (Performance), M.Ed. (Educational Psychology), ACC (Accredited Co-Active Coach)who has joined the Team Triumph team as our new Mental Performance Coach! We all need a little help to realize and become the best version of ourself and Kelly is here to help us with just that. Read on to hear more about Kelly: I always wanted to be an accompanist! While completing my Bachelors degree in (solo) Piano Performance I always made sure I had plenty of vocalists, strings and woodwinds to work with, and frankly this gave me more joy and feelings of being part of a community ....

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