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  • Ottawa Race Weekend: A Personal Best for Luc Lapensée at 55!

    The Ottawa Race Weekend (ORW) saw a strong showing from our Ottawa Triathlon Club members! Among them, long-time member Luc Lapensée proved that age is just a number, achieving a personal best (PB) in the 10km race. This accomplishment comes after years of dedication to training and racing, including Luc's recent Tokyo Marathon victory, which earned him the coveted World Marathon Majors medal. Luc's Thrilling Race Report: In Luc's own words: "Participating in the Ottawa Race Weekend is always a thrilling experience, and this year was no exception. This is my Home Race, and I am ecstatic to share that I achieved a personal best in the 10 km race, crossing the finish line in a ....

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  • Sweat, Skills, and Celebration: A Look Back at Tremblant Training Camp 2024

    Another incredible Tremblant Training Camp is in the books! With perfect weather gracing the event, our dedicated campers were able to complete the entire program as planned. Huge congratulations to everyone who pushed their limits and trained their hearts out! A Team Effort: A massive shoutout goes to Coaches Kevin, Gabi, and Klara for their incredible dedication. They tirelessly coached as many campers as possible, ensuring everyone received expert guidance throughout the various routes. Building a Strong Foundation: The camp kicked off with a fantastic Nutrition Webinar led by Angela Beare, RD. She delved into the crucial world of fueling for the 70.3 distance, providing ....

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  • Perth Triathlon: Smiles, Pies, and Personal Triumphs!

    The Perth Triathlon once again delivered a day filled with fun, friendly competition, and of course, pie! Team Triumph athletes brought their A-game (and their appetites) to the course, with smiles ear to ear throughout the entire event. Birthday Challenge and First-time Triumphs: Ann and Brenda, both celebrating their 65th birthdays, decided to mark the occasion with a triathlon challenge! Enlisting the help of Coach Klara for their swim training, Brenda (a triathlon newbie) and Ann (returning after a hiatus) conquered the course. Brenda even snagged a remarkable 3rd place finish in her age group at her first race ever! Ann's husband Claude, a seasoned athlete and Ironman finisher, ....

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  • The Silent Performance Booster: Understanding the Impact of Sleep on Triathlon Training and Recovery

    In the pursuit of triathlon excellence, athletes often focus on training intensity, nutrition, and recovery techniques. However, one crucial element that is sometimes overlooked is sleep. Quality sleep plays a vital role in optimizing training adaptations, enhancing recovery, and maximizing performance in triathlon. Understanding how sleep affects your body and implementing strategies to prioritize restorative sleep can be a game-changer in your triathlon journey. The Importance of Sleep in Triathlon: Physical Recovery : During sleep, the body undergoes essential repair processes, including muscle tissue regeneration, hormone regulation, and glycogen replenishment. Adequate sleep ....

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  • Unleashing the Potential of Coaching: Enhancing Your Half Ironman or Ironman Journey

    Embarking on the challenging journey of training for a Half Ironman or Ironman requires not only physical endurance but also strategic guidance. While some triathletes opt for a solitary approach, the support and expertise of a dedicated coach or coaching group can significantly elevate their performance and overall experience. In this blog, we delve into the advantages of enlisting the help of a coach for Half Ironman or Ironman training, whether through private coaching or group virtual coaching, and how each can amplify your triathlon journey. Private Coaching : Personalized Training Plan : A private coach crafts a tailored training regimen designed specifically for your ....

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  • Signs of Overtraining in Triathlon: Recognizing and Avoiding Burnout

    Triathlon training demands dedication, consistency, and perseverance. However, there's a fine line between pushing your limits and overtraining. Overtraining syndrome can lead to decreased performance, increased risk of injury, and mental exhaustion. Recognizing the signs of overtraining and implementing strategies to avoid it are crucial for any triathlete's success and well-being. Signs and Symptoms of Overtraining: Persistent Fatigue: Feeling constantly tired despite adequate rest is a red flag for overtraining. This fatigue may not improve with rest days and can interfere with daily activities. Decreased Performance: Plateauing or declining performance in training sessions or ....

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  • Racing into the Season: Highlights from the Early Bird Triathlon

    The triathlon season has kicked off with a bang, and what better way to dive into the action than with the Early Bird Triathlon! This year's event not only witnessed seasoned athletes taking on the challenge but also welcomed the next generation of triathletes with open arms. From seasoned pros to first-timers, the spirit of camaraderie and competition was palpable at the starting line. Welcoming New Faces A special shoutout goes to our newcomers who conquered their first triathlon. To those who dipped their toes into the sport for the first time, we hope this experience has ignited a passion for triathlons that will keep you coming back for more. And let's not forget the invaluable ....

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  • The Hidden Hurdle: How Stress Impacts Your Triathlon Training and Performance

    Triathlon training is as much a mental challenge as it is physical. While focusing on swim strokes, pedal cadence, and running form, it's easy to overlook the impact of stress on your training and performance. Whether it's work deadlines, personal relationships, or the pressure to perform, stress can significantly hinder your triathlon journey. Understanding how stress affects your body and implementing strategies to manage it are essential for optimizing training and achieving your performance goals. The Physiology of Stress: When you experience stress, whether it's physical (e.g., intense training sessions) or psychological (e.g., work pressure), your body responds by releasing ....

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  • Triumphs on Two Fronts: Clinic Success and 5K Victory with Team Triumph

    This week Team Triumph kicked off our season with a bang with our triathlon transitions clinic. Ottawa graciously gifted us with a picturesque evening, ideal for bringing together our group program athletes. Against the backdrop of Blair Hill and the Aviation Parkway, Team Triumphers gathered to hone their transition skills in preparation for their upcoming races, notably the Early Bird Triathlon this weekend and the prestigious Tremblant 70.3 on the horizon. Coach Gabi led a stellar Transition Practice. Under her guidance, our athletes delved into techniques to seamlessly transition from one leg of the race to the next. With Gabi's expertise, we're confident that each participant ....

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  • A Weekend of Triumph and Support

    Our triathlon team's outdoor season is well underway, and this past weekend was nothing short of remarkable. From empowering runs to challenging bike rides, and even a triumphant half marathon finish, our members showcased their determination and commitment to both personal goals and community support. Empowering Run for Women On Saturday, a dedicated group from our team participated in the Run to Empower Women Run demonstrating their strength and resilience. Special congratulations are in order for Ann-Marie Omar, who claimed an impressive 3rd place in her age group, along with Lara Winnemore and Julie Sauvé for their outstanding performances. Pedalling for a Cause: ....

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