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  • Coach Maggie Profiled in Alta Vista Newspaper

    Team Triumph is proud to share a lovely article about Coach Maggie. Read the story about how Coach Maggie qualified for the Hawaii Ironman Championships, started Coaching with Team Triumph and what her plans for the future are. Did you know that Coach Maggie is also a music teacher? Read on... Click to connect to the awesome news story recently published in the Vistas News by Anthony Hawden. Scroll to page 25 for the full article. http://vistas-news.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/VISTAS-Jan-2022-final.pdf ....

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  • Not all Virtual Cycling Programs are Created Equal

    Not all Virtual Cycling Programs are Created Equal

    Not all virtual cycling programs are created equal. However, if you choose the right one you can reap some great fitness benefits that are guaranteed to transfer to your early season triathlon bike fitness. With spin classes no longer being available, if you want to cycle in the winter, having a stationary bike or bike trainer is a must. You do not have to own an indoor trainer to keep or improve your bike fitness over the winter months, but if you do have one, joining a club that uses trainers along with Zwift can be a game-changer. If you choose the right virtual cycling program you can not only maintain your previous year's fitness but improve upon it. I have been teaching ....

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  • They came, they raced, they concured - Final Races of the Year!

    They came, they raced, they concured - Final Races of the Year!

    LINDA MARTIN 2ND AT XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS! On our Triumph Cycling Discord channel, Linda Martin was saying that she didn't have huge expectations going into the Xterra World Championships in Hawaii but she was going to give it her all. It turned out the day was a much bigger challenge than expected. It was a windy stormy day and the ocean was filled with hazardous rip currents so they replaced the swim with a 3k run. The run was then followed by a 2 lap - 31km mountain bike ride and an 11km trail run with nearly 4000 ft of combined technical climbing! As the rain came down hard, you can imagine the course became slicker! After the pros had gone through the course the age ....

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  • Ironman Cozumel/Polar Bear Marathon

    SUNNY IRONMAN COZUMEL! Congratulations to Drew on completing Ironman Cozumel! Drew is truly an Ironman veteran and proved that his years of experience can get him to the finish line even in the face of adversity, with injuries and Covid shutting down his restaurant for many months. We are so grateful to Drew for hosting our social at Finnigans in September. Here is his report: Ironman Cozumel 2021 Race Report PRE-RACE 4:30am the alarm went off and I looked out the window to see rain. This is something I had not anticipated but not something I felt would warrant a change in my strategy for the day. The morning plan was 15 minutes for a light breakfast, 30 minutes to get ....

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  • Cookies, and Waves oh my!!!!!

    Cookies, and Waves oh my!!!!!

    RUNNING FOR COOKIES & IM FLORIDA Last weekend our members were out in full force doing the Cookie Run with some great results! It was a perfect temperature for racing and we saw some fast times! Congratulations to everyone on their speedy 5km! The weather was much more challenging in Florida! Who knew! The ocean had massive waves and riptides that caused about 450 participants to stop their race and many to swim much farther than anticipated! Luckily Mo Benmouffok and Maryanne Gillespie are strong swimmers and persevered onto the windy and cool bike course. I'm sure they were thankful for the cooler temperatures when they hit the run. Congratulations Mo on completing your ....

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  • Polarized Training in the Great White North

    Polarized Training in the Great White North

    Polarised Triathlon Training is the concept of planning out your training into specific zones using watts, pace and heart rate. Think of it as the North Pole (low-end zones) and the South Pole (threshold and above). Dr. Stephen Seiler researched and tested the Norwegian cross country skiers and discovered that the most successful skiers and those with the least injuries were those that followed a polarised plan training. They trained in either lower end zones or higher-end zones and they trained less in what we call the grey zone. I like to call this zone the edge of uncomfortable, that place where the endorphins are running high, you feel like you're working hard but couldn't go forever ....

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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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