Local Veggies

Here are some pictures from Carley and I's veggie collection from the Sudbury Farmers Market. They have a Coop program there that sells local produce. So if your in the area check it out.
Training has been super tough, but boo-who right? Muskoka is just around the corner so i have 3 weeks to stay super focused, i need to redeem myself from my 6 place finish at Calgary 70.3 with the poor swim/bike i had. The last couple weeks i have found myself lying on the couch by 7:00pm reading, here are a few books i have read and that i really have enjoyed.

1. Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan.
2. In Defense of food by Michael Pollan
3. The 100 Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and Jb McKinnon
4. What to eat by Marion Nestle

I have learned alot of valuable information from these books but i am not going to start replacing powerbar's/powergels during training for anything i might find while i am out riding or running on trails. However i will start to really pay attention to what i am eating and where it is coming from as i feel being an athlete is more than just putting in the work. I think the healthier we can become with all of the choices that we must make day to day the better off we will be.

If you have some time to do some reading the books are great and if you have a chance to have an apple from a local farmers market you will see the difference. The weird thing was all of the fruits/Veggies were cheaper than the grocery store!


Triathlon Recovery News!

A little Latte News to make you SMILE!
Have a super Saturday night and a rockin' Sunday!

Facts not really worth knowing, yet staggeringly interesting!
-Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
-On average a hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute.
-American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
-Not all Golf Balls have 360 dimples. There are some as high as 420. There are also all different kinds of dimple patterns.
-Olympic Badminton rules say that the birdie has to have exactly fourteen feathers.
-Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
-A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue!
-Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.
-Did you know you share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
-Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
-If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
-Hot water is heavier than cold.

On the Lighter Side
A guy shows up late for work. The boss yells "You should have been here at 8:30!" he replies: "Why? What happened at 8:30?"
-Two snowmen are standing in a field. One says to the other : "Funny, I smell carrots too".
-For every mile you jog, you add one minute to your life. This enables you, at the age of 85, to spend an additional five months in a nursing home at $5,000/month.

You know you are a triathlete when ... this post explains it!

Off to bed,


This sort of describes my last two weeks. Off for an ice bath now! I will hopefully give a better update on things soon, but for now its swim,bike,run, nap, stretch, ice bath, epsonsalt. On a good note i just had a 50watt increase in power for a cycling Time Trial. Things are coming along but i am going to remain in the pain cave to get ready for Muskoka.


Pictures from Calgary 70.3

Below are some pictures Carley took during the race. On Monday, Carley's brother Ryan took us to Banff and we hiked a 13 km roundtrip mountain, called Sulphur mountain. I also have to thank Ryan for letting me crash at his house while he worked like a madman all week. If any athlete ever needs a hip or knee replacement from all those miles logged, go and see Dr. Ryan he's the best and coolest Orthopedic Surgeon around. Thanks again Ryan and Barb, I hope I didn't make too much of a mess!


Calgary 70.3

Racing at 3500Ft is challenging, especially when coming off a half Ironman 3 weeks ago and a two week training camp in beautiful Victoria.
The Viterra Ironman 70.3 in Calgary was an amazing course with great organizers and i am already excited to toe the line next year.
I wished i had a little more altitude training before i arrived especially with the large group of athletes from Boulder coming but everything worked out fine. I had a sub par swim exciting pretty far back from the main contenders(*i could hardly breath), however i managed to stay in the mix on the bike/run to finish 6th overall and top Canadian.
I qualified for World 70.3 Triathlon Championships in November so i can now concentrate on doing well there. As soon as Carley downloads some photos i will post some great photos. I want to thank my great training partners, sponsors and the coachs at Lifesport for getting us all ready for the great showings we had.