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  • The Race Season Continues

    The Race Season Continues

    BORIS ETHO ASSOUMOU FINISHES 1ST HALF MARATHON! (seen in picture) Congratulations toBorisfor completing his first half marathon! This has been a terrific season of firsts for Boris. He has learned to swim in open water, learned to ride a road bike in the Gats and has completed 2 Olympicdistance triathlons. As a former competitive soccer player, Boris knows what it takes to train hard and reap the rewards. We look forward to seeing what's to come next season, Boris! AT THE RACES! The race season continues! Congratulations to the following Triumphers who went to the races last weekend. Sadly we have just heard news that the Sacramento Ironman has been cancelled. Sending our thoughts to ....

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  • Marathon Madness!!!!

    Marathon Madness!!!!

    With so many of the big marathons being previously cancelled and postponed it seems like they are all happening at the same time this Fall. We had Boston and Chicago last weekend, Kit E in London and many members at the Petit Train the weekend before and Ranya in Berlin the weekend before that! Congratulations to Darius Skusevičius and Maryanne Gillespie who both completed the Chicago Marathon! Meanwhile back in Ottawa...Helene Fortier, Josee Perreault and Chantal Beaudin who had completed the Petit Train du Nord Marathon and qualified for Boston next year, completed the Virtual Boston Marathon. That is two marathons on back-to-back weekends...woohoo!! New member, Roupen Odabashian ....

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  • Gabi's Incredibly Inspiring Journey to Ironman Maryland

    Gabi's Incredibly Inspiring Journey to Ironman Maryland

    GABI'S INSPIRING JOURNEY TO IRONMAN For those of you who know Gabi, you know that this photo is about as serious a snapshot you will see of her. With her exuberant smile, Gabi was the life of our workouts at Meech this Summer! It was such a joy for me to coach Gabi along her Ironman Journey. When Gabi came to me for coaching, she hadn't completed a triathlon yet. Doing an Ironman before trying a sprint is not something I would usually recommend. After our first meeting, I knew that she had the fitness and grit that she needed to get it done! Being a military member, she has the discipline needed to follow her program every week. She completed her scheduled training through the ....

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  • Epic September of Racing

    AT THE ESPRIT TRIATHLON ERIK - LARA - DEBI DAVE & KIRSTEN SUTTILL RACE RESULTS GALORE!! What a fantastic September it has been on the racing front for Team Triumph!! Our members showed us that when races were cancelled they never gave up hope and they continued to train. September has seen the EspritTriathlon, trail racing and Ironman Maryland happening and team Triumph showed up in full force! As Erik Shantz said the nice thing about our tribe is when we wear our Team Triumph colours teammates come over and say Hi...even though they all have masks on!! Congratulations to everyone who trained hard over the ....

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  • ARE YOU LOST IN WATOPIA? Why Consider a Virtual Cycling Program

    ARE YOU LOST IN WATOPIA? Why Consider a Virtual Cycling Program

    ARE YOU LOST IN WATOPIA? Why Consider a Virtual Cycling Program I’m not going to lie, riding outside is always more fun and exciting than riding on an indoor trainer, but living in a cold climate, we have two choices when the snow arrives. Don’t cycle all winter and choose to focus on a winter activity, like cross country skiing and show up in the spring fit but not cycling fit ; or Move to the indoor trainer and keep your cycling fitness while enjoying the other winter sports so you show up in spring with your cycling legs and lungs ready to ramp up for the summer season. So you’ve decided on option #2. We fully support you on that ....

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  • Weekend Race Results

    Weekend Race Results

    It sure feels good to see our members racing in triathlons this summer. We are always so proud of their efforts and of course, like proud parents, we just have to share how they did. RACE RESULTS!! Congratulations to all of the Team Triumph Gang at Muskoka 70.3! Fellow Diplomats (Feature Photo): Sebastien Beaulieu (Canadian just returned from Senegal) Darius Skusevicius (Lithuanian) Top Left Photo: Josee Perreault - 1st 70.3 Race! Helene Fortier - 1st in Age Group! Coach Maggie - 1st in Age Group! Carole Brown Elle Wubbs Congratulations to Dan Begin! (Top Right Photo) He finished his first 70.3 Solo due to Barrelman being cancelled!! ....

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  • How Do you Warm-up Before a Triathlon?

    How Do you Warm-up Before a Triathlon?

    HOW DO YOU WARM-UP FOR TRIATHLON? With race season back on in full swing, many triathletes are racing at all distances again. As a coach, I have seen many a triathlete go from standing on the beach at the start line of a race to 110% without a warm up of any kind. This may be ok for Ironman but for a sprint or super sprint, you don't want to spend the whole swim warming up for the bike and run. The shorter the race, the longer and moreintense the warm-up. How exactly do you warm up for a triathlon? If permitted,ride your bike on the course for about 10 mins. The bike warm-up will give you the opportunity to make sure your bike is working ....

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  • Making the Best the Summer of 2021

    Making the Best the Summer of 2021

    "TOES IN THE WATER AT 7AM" ....THE EARLY BIRDS! TEAM TRIUMPH EPIC SWIMS Our Mondays at Meech gang launched for their longest swim of the Summer last week. Julia Vlaming took the prize for the longest swim: just under 7km! Andrea and Maria did about 45 mins, Gabi 5km, Moneca doesn't wear a watch but was spotted past the 1500m buoy before she turned around, Kirsten did over 2km, Christine over 3km, Josee did 4km last week before she started her Muskoka taper. Unfortunately, the Early Birds wanted the photo of the week and Erik hurt his shoulder doing a handstand for it...oops! The Late Owls then joined us and Byron did his longest swim at over 3km, Julie Sauve ....

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  • The Ironman Roller Coaster

    The Ironman Roller Coaster

    The 2020 and now 2021 Ironman race seasons have been filled with anticipation and disappointment for many of our athletes. The training involved consumes so much time and energy. With Tremblant, Penticton and Kona being cancelled and the border into the US remaining closed making access to Maryland IM a challenge, Ironman dreams have been thrown upside down and for many the option of a refund became a better choice both financially and logistically. In the BIG picture, you can be happy for your good health, your ability to do those epic long workouts and the mental health benefits the focussed training likely provided for you especially during lockdowns. Understandably, you may also be ....

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  • We Came....We Concurred....Montreal Triathlon

    We Came....We Concurred....Montreal Triathlon

    What a humongous thrill it was to watch the best in the world compete in Montreal! These triathletes were fresh off the Tokyo Olympics and on a high. Martin and I had a great day with one of our original Team Triumph members and a great friend of mine, Caroline Renaud who lives in Montreal. We ran into Kory and Pedro and Kirsten and Dave who cheered us on! Thankfully the weather cooled a bit for our race on Saturday morning. The race was wetsuit illegal and swimmers went off every 15 seconds. It was refreshing to dive into the water and be able to see perfectly without the crowd of swimmers. The transition involved a steep ramp to exit, followed by 5 flights of stairs and a 400m run in ....

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