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Il meglio è nemico del bene Italians are smart. The better (or the perfect) truly is the the enemy of the good. I like this aphorism. It is infinitely applicable to age grouper endurance training. We work, we have families, pets who have 'accidents' on rugs,...

The original version of this article was first published in February 2017 by Triathlon Magazine Canada. I actually enjoy SOME runs in the snow. They’re fun, challenging, and the scenery is hard to beat. So while I look forward to next Sunday's long effort with X3...

Endurance coaching can be an awesome gig. Whenever I feel blue, I just remind myself that people pay me to ride my bike (alongside them). How many professionals can claim that?! Many coaches in our sport came up through the pro athlete pipeline. They have a...

by Nicole Mickelow My (love-hate) relationship with running started quite young, when I realized in elementary school that I could sprint faster than a bunch of the boys. Back then I thought I would be a track star…crushing 100, 200 and 400m races/relays and racking up...

Kids are a lot of work. They’re demanding, selfish, and entirely insensitive to your training objectives, PR goals, or Strava ranking. Little kids especially! Sticking to a rigid training plan as a new mom or dad is just about impossible – even for a dad...

Coach – ‘Let’s do an FTP test soon.’ Athlete – ‘I don’t think I’m ready.’ Coach – ‘Ready?’ Athlete – ‘Yeah. I don’t think I’d post a good result’ Coach – ‘What exactly is a good result?’ Let’s rewind and define some terms. I promise to keep this brief. Functional Threshold...

Spend time with triathletes for long enough, and you’ll no doubt be involved in a conversation that goes something like this (or exactly like this, since this is an actual post on the X3 Team Forum – redacted for sake of privacy): 17 reasons why we...

This article was originally published here by Triathlon Magazine Canada. If you read triathlon forums or articles on bike fit, it is likely you have come across conversations about the importance of crank arm length. The opinion that shorter crank arms are better for triathletes –...

With the 2017 triathlon season in our collective rear-view and the fall marathon training in full swing, we reached out to the X3 team for their picks on the best run routes in Toronto. Here are the five that received the most votes:   5. Moore Ravine...