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Reduce Safe to say that the sport of triathlon comes with a not-insignificant environmental impact. We consume a lot of ‘food’ in aluminized plastic packaging. We ride bikes made of a material that is virtually un-recyclable. We travel to training and travel to races. We wear...

I was vaguely in the market for a new bike. Mostly because I’d been aboard the Garneau TR1 since 2017 and was keen for a change. The long-term plan was to go disk, but a disk frame was just not in the cards for this...

If you consider yourself someone who trains rather than someone who exercises, you have no doubt had a workout go sideways. Maybe you're sick, or your girlfriend dumped you, or your kid was up all night with the projectile vomits (true story), or your boss...

So you have yourself an indoor trainer and a target race or a fitness goal. Great! Now what? There are countless plans and programs available. There’s the complete DIY option. There’s the full coaching option. If you have a coach, then listen to your coach! Otherwise, the...

I spend too much time on social media. I tell myself – and my family – that I’m doing it for work. This is not entirely untrue. But I spend too much time on social media. I’m a professional coach – that is, I get paid...

I don’t like uncertainty. My career, my company, my brand are all dependent on the premise of certainty. Athletes who pay me money to coach or counsel them, trust that I have the tools to help them succeed – to take them from ‘A’ to ‘B’. From...

I’m at capacity for coached multisport athletes for 2019. It feels good to say that. That’s due in large part to the fact that I scaled that capacity from north of 30 in 2018 to just 20 this year. This was my double-down on quality...

I’m registered to race a 10k in four days, and I have a chest cold. I could be a case study for an immunologist. I’ve been too sick to race my last three races – Toronto Triathlon Festival in July, Chase the Coyote in September, and...

The race choice decision paralysis is real! The Ironman website lists 41 full distance and 158 70.3 events. The World’s Marathons website lists 4265 marathons. How are you - the savvy and informed runner or triathlete – to plan your season? If you’re going to put in...

I fought the test and the test won. It always does. It’s supposed to. I had the opportunity to perform a full battery of on-bike performance testing at Toronto’s The Cycling Gym this morning. I fasted, I drank my americano, I fed the kids and took...