Saturday, March 31, 2007

Finer Details of Front Crawl

I will be running the Finer Details of Front crawl again in April. There will be 2 classes to choose from. Class #1 will be held out of Bankers Hall club and the date is April 15. The 2nd class will be held from the Tri-It store on April 22.

The format will be in 2 parts.

Part 1 = class room style presentation on technique (2 - 2.5 hours)
Part 2 = video taping (above and below water) in pool by Ken Olson (1 - 1.5 hours)

Cost = 150 (DVD) or 180 (DVD + slow motion analysis by Ken)

This is a great way for learning the correct front crawl technique and seeing what you are actually doing in the pool.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Good Bye to Thursday night run

Last night was the last Thursday night run at Talisman Centre. This was a group that was coached by Gord and Ray for over 20 years. I was proud to be a part of this group for ~5 years. I have not run with them for almost 5 years now. A party was held at Sue's house and it was great to say thanks to both coaches and to reminese stories of old with Vince & Co.

To see so many athletes gather to say thanks and goodbye was awesome. They will be missed dearly and they leave big shoes to fill.

This was a special night for me as it reminded me how important a good group is and how great coaching and training partners can push people limits beyond what they think is capable. As I came to the track tonight after the workout was over I asked Shane how his run was, he said he felt like puking. I smiled and thought, "Oh yeah, I remember this class" :)

Thanks Ray and Gord for being there for all those years and putting up with all of us crazy runners / triathletes. And thanks to Vince (& other training partners) who pushed me beyond my limits each week. I will miss the class......

Saturday, March 24, 2007


The weather was perfect for the St Pats run last weekend. We had a few runner taking part. Maddie had a great day and was pleased with her 46:24. Corey 41:16 and Darryl 41:48 both pushed hard today and come up just short of their goals. They are both fired up to take on their next race. Tim knocked off 1 min from his time and came home in 45 min. Lyndsay also ran in this race but just used it as a run with friends day. It is great to see the races starting and Spring is soon to bring wamer weather so we can ride outside. :)

Congrats to everyone and I look forward to the next race: Ice breaker 10 km next weekend!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

St Pats this weekend!

Good luck to everyone racing St Pats this weekend. Saturday or Sunday.

The weather is predicted to be a high of ~+16. Great weather to run!

Run Strong.

Monday, March 12, 2007

34th at UBC

Congrats to Shane for coming in 34th at UBC this past weekend. This was his first race of the year and I am sure he will be happy coming in 2nd in his age group. Congrats Shane!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

An evening with Rick and Dick Hoyt

This father and son team have competed in over 200 triathlons (including Ironman) and more than 60 marathons. They will be in Calgary on April 26. I am in the process of getting 2 tables for this event. Each table holds 10 people. I currently have 14. If you are interested in attending, please let me know. The cost is $130.
It will sure to be an amazing night!

Monday, March 05, 2007

UBC Triathlon this weekend

The 1st race of the year is this weekend for Shane. He will be heading to the west coast to take on the Olympic distance UBC event. Shane is looking forward to heading back as he is the cover boy on their 2007 race pamphlet. Best of luck Shane and remember to smile, you never know where your photo may turn up.