Posts by MultiSport Canada Ambassadors

Helping your competitor helps you

— By Emilie Whitson The title of this article is a little click-baity, but you’re reading!  How many times has something small (or maybe something big!) gone wrong in a race, and you find yourself in a negative self-talk spiral into oblivion? Speaking from personal experience, sometimes mental game is our own worst enemy when […]

How does your thyroid affect your endurance training?

— By Raúl Andrés Pérez Being a triathlete is demanding, and to meet your goals in races you need to ask a lot of your body in training. So what happens when we (triathletes) suffer from a condition that doesn’t allow us to complete our training as expected? For me, by the end of summer […]

Just steamed, please

— By Angela Hofstra “Would you please ask the kitchen to just steam the broccoli and not add butter or salt”.  “That’s how it is done, maam”.  “Really, just steamed?”.  “Yes, ma’am”.  Despite the promising conversation the broccoli was dripped with fat and salt, and didn’t get eaten by me. This is a common conversation […]

Multisport…Why?

— By Randy Cornelisse  Multisport…Why? Has anyone ever told you that no matter what you’re doing, it should be fun, or there’s no point? Let’s put that oft-used statement into perspective. I have completed a few triathlons and half Ironman events… not fun! Not because of the distance, but because they kept the swimming portion […]

Reverse-engineer your happiness

— By Ken de Jong When it came to motivating myself to get out there and have a better life, the direct approach just didn’t seem to work. I could pick a decent challenge, or I choose a weight loss goal and meet it, but I couldn’t sustain the change in lifestyle that I was […]

2017 Ambassador Post-Race Reports

If you are wondering about what kind of race conditions you will find at a given race, our Ambassador Team reports might be of interest. 2017 Welland Daniel Clarke – Long Course Triathlon Mark Lawrence Daryl Flacks – Bike/Run Jessey Elf – Sprint Triathlon Angela Quick – Long Course Triathlon Luke Ehgoetz – Long Course Triathlon Dempsey Cruz […]

2017 Ambassadors Articles

Articles, tips, reports and useful resources from the Ambassador Team. Daniel Clarke – Don’t Forget to Have Fun Matt Straatman – Six Triathlon Hacks Kelley Tessier – Swim Cancellation Matt Strattman – Simple and Essential DIY Bike Maintenance Falicia Long – Mind Games Daniel Clarke – 3 Reasons to Race Your Own Race Tory Jones – […]

Simple and Essential DIY Bike Maintenance

Endless things could be said about the benefits of having a clean drivetrain, but the main benefit is that with a clean and well maintained drivetrain, your bike will last longer, run more efficiently and, in turn, will make you go faster (because that’s what it’s all about). Being guilty of this myself, it is […]

Swim Cancellation – Kelley Tessier

It can be the biggest barrier to triathlon, the hardest thing to become successful at (in my opinion) and on race day – it can either be calm as glass or as rough as a washing machine. I’m talking about the swim. It’s a love/hate relationship for most and can make or break your day. […]

Triathlon Training – Don’t Forget to Have Fun

Training for a triathlon is a significant time commitment.  For most of us we only race a few times a year, but we train almost every day.  When we are all consumed by the numbers – power, heart rate, speed – it’s easy to forget that the training can be, and should be fun.  Last […]