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  • Who Needs Races when you have Challenge Events?

    We are athletes and we love a good challenge! A good challenge is why we race and that's also what motivates us to train. With no live races going on, it continues to impress me how so many of you in Team Triumph are being creative in finding your own ways to challenge yourselves and or trying one of our challenges. Read below to discover what challenges are going on! What is going to challenge you in November?? FRED CARLE RUNS HIS FIRST HALF MARATHON....IN THE WOODS!! Running a half marathon for the first time is a challenge in itself but Fred lives inGatineau and loves to escape into the woods for his runs. He decided to train up to the half marathon distance and complete ....

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  • Swimming Math: Why Technique Trumps Fitness in Swimming

    Swimming Math: Why Technique Trumps Fitness in Swimming

    Why Technique trumps Fitness in Swimming Ever wondered why when you compare your times for a 100 m all-out sprint vs a 100 m at your regular pace you are only able to shave off a few seconds? All that extra effort and so little to show for it! What is holding you back – is it swim fitness, or drag, or an inefficient pull? Let’s look at the math (or you can ignore the math and just read the conclusions) For a swimmer swimming at a steady speed, the forward thrust force developed by the swimmer is equal to the drag force holding the swimmer back. The thrust you can generate is dependent on your stroke rate and stroke efficiency and ....

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  • Luc Lapensee Runs Home to Plantagenet!!

    LUC LAPENSEE RUNS HOME TO PLANTAGENET!! With so many races being cancelled, our members are looking for new and creative ways to dream up personal challenges to keep them motivated to train. When all of Luc's marathons were cancelled, Luc got in touch and asked whether it would be possible for his personal training plan to include a 60km Ultra Marathon from Ottawa to Plantagenet. Being his long time coach, I knew that Luc has what it takes to do a long run so of course, I agreed!!Luc keeps busy in his life as a branch manager at Lumen while alsorunning the family Binerie business in Plantagenet. He thought why not add a little more fun to the mix and run home! We ....

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  • Bruno Completes the Ottawa Marathon

    BRUNO BARIL RUNS OTTAWA MARATHON!! Bruno contacted Coach Julia during the Summer to get a custom training plan on Training Peaks. As a young and busy military officer living in Petawawa, his schedule can quickly be thrown off if he goes on a gruelling course. Despite the challenges, one of his goals was to run the Ottawa Marathon which he was registered for but the actual live event was cancelled due to COVID. So we planned for the race to happen on Sunday. He came to Ottawa to run the course and we had a great chance to meet-up to plan his race. He was super happy to report that he PB'd by 1 minute under his last Ottawa marathon in 2014. After the race, he reported that the ....

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  • Run Off the Grid 50km race

    Run Off the Grid 50km race

    This Saturday September 26, our Onboarding Coordinator Brenda completed her second 50km trail race. The race was held in Mattawa, Ontario. It was the 10th annual running of the event that the event organizers lovely names 9.5 due to COVID restrictions not allowing them to run the event as they had in years, but they were happy to have 100 participants attend. They ran a 12.5km, 25km and 50km race. It was Brenda's first time at the event, but her run partner Fay #448 had run the 12.5km distance last year with a friend, so had some idea of what the terrain was going to be like, BUT 12.5km is a little different than 50km. In previous years the route is alternated, but due to COVID ....

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  • ESPRIT, MONTREAL - Don't Mind if we du/tri

    Cory got in touch with us at the beginning of the Summer to set up a private open water lesson and ask for a few tips about gettingstarted for triathlon training. After another lesson and then a biketransition training session he was ready to launch his triathlon career! He is one of the few people who actually was able to do a real race at the EspritTriathlon in Montreal. Way to go, Cory, we are so happy for you! HERE IS CORY'S STORY: I havelong been wanting to give triathlon a try and COVID presented the perfect opportunity. Itook the time Inormally spendcommuting to and from work and used it to train for myfirst triathlon. First, Istarted swimming at ....

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  • The Definition of Epic Is.....

    The Definition of Epic Is.....

    DAN BEGIN What a Triumphant weekend for our tribe members! Dan set a goal to complete his first Half Ironman at the Barrelman race. With his race being cancelled, he trained throughout the Summer to continue his dream. Unfortunately, 11 weeks ago an old calf injury came back and stopped his running in his tracks. We thought this was it, his season was over. Dan wasn't having it. He immediately got in for treatment and laid off the running. We brought him back gradually, one minute at a time until 4 weeks ago he was able to run continuously again and get back to 8 km. Decision time came last weekend as we spoke about the possibilities of completing his goal. ....

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  • Glen Paradis from Ottawa Canada....You Are An Ironman

    Glen Paradis from Ottawa Canada....You Are An Ironman

    IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN AT THE FINISH LINE OF AN IRONMAN, you will know the famous line that is repeated by the announcer as each emotional and overjoyed athlete crosses the finish line: "YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!". On Sunday night at 10:30 pm Glen Paradis crossed the finish line and as his coach, I was emotional, overjoyed, and darn proud to be able to repeat those words too! Glen...YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!! Mont Tremblant Ironman was supposed to be Glen's inaugural Ironman after years of preparing to complete this grueling event. When COVID hit, we spoke about doing the Ironman on his own, and with his contagious smile and humble positive energy, he agreed that he would like to do it anyway. ....

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  • No Races...No Problem for our Members

    As the awesome outdoor season rolls along, we are seeing more epic workouts hitting Training Peaks and Strava. Although triathlon isn't only about going long, I have to say, there have been some pretty impressive feats happening this week by our members! Congrats to Glen Paradis for completing a long brick as he prepares to complete the iron distance this Summer:143km Bike - 18 km Run! Congrats to Dan Begin for completing his long brick as he prepares to complete the half-iron distance: 90km Bike - 9km Run! Ranya has been working with Coach Maggie all Summer in the water and has officially gone from doing a choppy and challenging head-up front crawl 750m open water swim last ....

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  • The Art of the Wetsuit Wedgie

    When you hear the word wedgie, does it conjure up memories of your sibling or childhood friend trying to pull your underwear over your head? Well, that's not what we are talking about in this video. Watch Coach Julia Aimers show you how to put on a wetsuit and master the art of the wetsuit wedgie ....

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