Race Reports, Triathlon

Race Report: My first Triathlon at TTF

Very happy and humbled with my first #triathlon race at @TorontoTriathlonFestival today! It was cloudy and drizzling, but that didn’t stop 1,500 participants from bringing their A game. That was significantly more challenging than I was expecting. Swimming in open water is very different and a lot colder than a gym pool ?. I almost quit twice after getting kicked in the face in the swim and went off course a few times…resorted to back stroke and pushed through. Riding through the core of Toronto on the Gardiner was a special experience. The winds and rain was insane to ride though. And running directly after bike feels funny. Literally the whole time I was telling myself “just get to the run”. Almost went onto the run course with my helmet still on ? but this is where I made up some time and passed people. Definitely learned a lot about myself and the triathlon process. My nutrition plan worked, but can always use improving. I can’t wait to prepare for my next one. Thank you to all the Triathletes, volunteers, event organizers, and people of #Toronto for making it a truly special day! (Probably going to have pneumonia tomorrow) ??????????????? #TriathlonTO#DigInYouGotThis #SwimBikeRun#HardWorkPaysOff #THiSIS30

 

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Tomorrow I make my Sprint Triathlon debut. @TorontoTriathlonFestival, I’m ready for you! Despite being in a car accident earlier this week, I didn’t let that stop me seeing my favourite band @Radiohead return to #Toronto. And I’m definitely not letting it stop me from beginning one of my dreams to complete a #Triathlon. I’m physically fine, but still a little mentally shocked. I will move on. A Triathlon will be a new one for me as I’ve haven’t practiced swimming in open water or in my wetsuit too much. A newbie cyclist as well. I will be swimming 750M, cycling 20KM, and running 5KM. I can complete these all individually, but haven’t done all three with the transitions yet. Additionally, the nutritional element and timing will be experimental and improving as I do more of these events. Good luck to everyone doing the Sprint, Olympic, and relay races tomorrow morning! #TriathlonTO #DigInYouGotThis #SwimBikeRun #HardWorkPaysOff #THISIS30 #BetterWithBikes #FindFaster #PocSports #RunningonClouds

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Running

World Running Day 2018

Celebrating the gift of running, feeling freedom in the world, the runners high, and sharing good times with like-minded awesome people at @runningroom_newmarket! Thanks to @runningroom for organizing the 20-minute challenge all across Canada today. Yes, the marathon group went a tad longer, but in the end we all enjoyed the warm Summer weather and some cool treats at the after party. I recharged with a fast cashew chicken on veggies dinner ??????? #RR20MC#RunWithRR #RunningRoom

Race Reports, Spartan Race

Race Report: Spartan SUPER, Ski Brimacombe 2018

Pouring rain during a Spartan Race? Sure why not? Bring it! If you want to fast track to hypothermia, climb steep ski mountains and crawl through mud in the rain ?….but honestly today was pretty awesome. Finished the @Spartan Canada SUPER event. It’s twice as long as yesterdays SPRINT. So we had around 14KM, and I completed it in 2:30:15. 54/1017 Overall, 52/673 Male, TOP 10/111 Age category! I’m pretty happy with my result despite still recovering and being pretty darn sore from yesterday. These are definitely the first attempts at trail running in my life as well. I absolutely loved running through the forest and bushes. Such a sense of freedom and beauty! I’ve never done back-to-back races in any capacity, so I really went out of my comfort zone this weekend. Thank you to all the volunteers and organizers at @SpartanRaceCanada & @spartanbuildcanada for making this magical weekend happen! (I’m gonna be hurting the next few days ?) Now to rest properly…and I have my eyes set on completing my #SpartanTrifecta when I slay the #SpartanBeast in September at Highlands Nordic, Duntroon, ON!???????#AROO #SpartanToronto #HWPO#HardWorkPaysOff #SpartanRaceToronto#SpartanRace #OCR #OCRathlete #JustDoIt#TimeToPlay #THISIS30

 

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#tbt #transformationtuesday “You are the average of the five people you most associate with.” – Jim Rohn. One couldn’t say it any better. Tim Ferris also emphasizes this concept and it makes total sense. This is the effect of the “tribe” one decides to be a part of. For me, it’s my family first, then my running, and CrossFit communities. I had the utmost privilege of spending the past weekend doing a mix and blend of the two physical activities I love at Spartan Race Canada, with badass awesome members from the @crossfitnewmarketcentral box. AROO from our start corral to Dean, Ryan “The Viking”, Skyller, Cross, Sean, Cindy, and Iryna (not in pic)!! #AROO #SpartanToronto #SpartanRace #OCR #OCRathlete

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Race Reports, Spartan Race

Race Report: Spartan Sprint, Ski Brimacombe 2018

Today I officially became a Spartan! After a year of running and 6-months of #CrossFit training, the two went hand in hand for this obstacle course race. I finished my first ever @Spartan “SPRINT” in 1:21:24. 140/2445 overall, 121/1358 Male, 15/201 age group. This was about 7.7KM where we had to tackle 20-ish obstacles. From climbing walls, running through trails, carrying sandbags, many steep hills, crawling through mud, and jumping through fire…I never thought I’d ever take part in one of these. But I did it! And am totally proud. Now with the SPRINT in the books…tomorrow I get to do it all over again in the “SUPER” at @SpartanRaceCanada, which is twice the distance and twice the fun. Yay me #AROO (the only part that sucked literally was when my shoe got stuck in the mud, cost me 2 mins lmao) #StrongerAsOne #HardWorkPaysOff#SpartanToronto #SpartanRaceToronto#SpartanRaceOntario #SpartanRace #OCR#OCRathlete #THISIS30

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