Its our belief that true success, true potential, true peak performance all arise from one point: true health. Therefore the pursuit and purpose of training is to acquire the healthiest body, mind, and spirit, as these are the prerequisites for any true pinnacle experience. These are achieved by focusing on skill acquisition, learning and refining of technique, developing an acute awareness of where, how, and why the body moves, to the point that the athlete can execute skills, tactics, and strategies on demand even in stressful environments. The result: athletes live out their fullest potential in sport, and in life beyond sport.
By learning how to initiate all movements move from one central point – the core – allows an athlete to train for all sports simultaneously, and allows the athlete to transfer power efficiently throughout their body minimizing stress, strain, and risks of injury and illness. The result of this type of training: athletes develop a degree of efficacy that allows them to outperform in any one sport, in all three sports, and to transition between each sport effortlessly.
OUR TRAINING EQUATION
Hi Repetition Technique Training [HRTT] = Build Capacity + Refine Technique + Develop Skills
Impossible is potential
Impossible is temporary
Impossible is nothing
2019 Race Result Summary
The complete listing of race results can be found under the menu tab “2019 – All races from the season” under the ‘Results’ tab in the main menu.
Kelso Cyclocross Race Series
Its that time of year again… days are short, evenings are cool, and that can only mean… its cyclocross season! The ski lights are on and the cyclists are home on the lower slopes of Glen Eden ski hill @ Kelso Conservation Area. Novice & Beginner races start at 6:45pm and for the next 30mins the goal is to do as many laps as you can of the 2.5km loop. At 7:45pm and going for 45mins are the Sport & Expert categories who have the same goal of doing as many laps as possible of the slightly longer 3.3km loop. So far the course is dry but the tight technical corners (most of which seem to be off camber) still pose a challenge; if it gets wet and muddy… well then we are in for some serious fun, and probably some slippin’ and slidin’ too. This past Tuesday evening (Sep 10th), 8 TOETTees were out racing, and next week we look forward to a couple more making it out and joining in the fun. There is plenty of racing left with 7 more races in the series (Tues Oct 29th is the last race).
MEC Race #4
A beautiful September morning greeted us and from the sounds of it 700+ runners who were going to take on either the 5, 10, 15 or 30km events. Everyone on the team did the 5km, with P.B.s a plenty… time P.B.s, time vs HR P.B.s and RPE vs time P.B.s. With the challenge to become more and more efficient (i.e. train & race at lower and lower HRs), the goal remains to improve and set a time P.B. but by doing it the smart way. We all start by trying hard, sometimes trying really hard, but trying hard is a dead-end; to truly pursue your potential requires becoming smarter by training smart so you can race smart, and then even smarter.
Congratulations to Juan, Gabe & Carolina on some amazing new P.B.s!
Canaqua Team Challenge
Open Water Relay Swim
The weather on a September morning is anything but given, thankfully we were met at the International Flatwater Centre in Welland with a beautiful morning, and then the sun broke through and warmed up the stands. Of the 13 relay teams entered, 5 are our teams… awesome turn-out! As Ian wrote in his pre-race email, last year there were 36 swimmers in all across all distances; this year there are already 89 registered. In addition to our relay teams, we have another 2 athletes in the 1km swim and 1 in the 5km swim. It was an awesome day, and the P.B.s were nothing short of stellar. We had a first ever open water swim, a few first time at longer distance swims, and a handful of swimmers who only a few years ago would have called themselves non-swimmers taking on events that surely they would not have believed possible in so short a time. Congrats team… what good fun and what a great way to close out the season.