July 2013 Newsletter

It is heating up!

Summer has taken its time to arrive but the weather is heating up just as we head into the busiest part of our race schedule – we’ve got races during every weekend in July.

We got our real taste of the heat at Welland, and that trend look like it will continue this coming weekend in at our Huronia Triathlon and Duathlon in Midland. The race boasts a beautiful waterfront setting, a fun bike ride, and a run on the Rotary Trail. If you have no race plans, please consider joining us.

Of course with the increased heat and humidity, you need to be mindful of your hydration and recovery. Take care of yourselves out there while training and racing. Enjoy the July issue as you gear up to meet all of your summer triathlon and duathlon goals.

As always, the latest news and updates will be posted on the Series website, on Facebook and on Twitter. Feel free to send any articles and feedback.

Series News

Join us for Challenge Roth 2014!

Challenge RothMultiSport Canada will be heading back to the world’s biggest triathlon once again and you have the chance to get a coveted spot on the start line.

The extremely popular Challenge Roth sells out in less than 24 hours but we will save you the trouble and offer you a guaranteed spot by joining us on our fourth excursion to this epic race.

There are a total of 12 spots  and Challenge Roth has asked that we confirm entries by July 14th. If you are interested please check the link below and confirm your interest.

Contact John Salt (john@multisportcanada.com) before August 30th to reserve your spot for the 2014 edition of Challenge Roth.

Find out more about the trip and this classic race at Team MultiSport Canada – Challenge Roth 2014.

Don’t Miss Out on all the Summer Fun!

Visit our Race Registration Page to make sure to take full advantage of the summer and what is shaping up to be our best season ever! Our races are filling at a faster rate so secure your spot to race today. If you are a member of a club, gather a group to do a race or two and save. Details are at the Club Rewards Program page.

Top Ten Changes to Toronto Island (August 24 & 25)

Toronto Island viewWe are always looking to improve the racer experience and we’ve made quite a few changes to our upcoming Toronto Island races to make it even better. Check out the top ten changes and if you haven’t already made the decision to race with us please think about joining us we are sure you will have an enjoyable day.

1. Wave Starts by Predicted Finish Time to decrease passing on the Bike Course and have athletes of similar abilities competing with one another. Lowest (Fastest) predicted Finish Times will start in the earlier waves regardless of gender. Higher (Slower) predicted Finish Times will start in the later waves regardless of gender. Waves will still be spaced-out by 10-15 minutes.

2. Moved the run-up from the Swim to T1 back to the original location. This means more of the run-up is on the boardwalk section and not the sand. This also means that the swim will start a little further along the beach and be all left turns.

3. Now Two Loops for the Bike on Sunday to also decrease passing.

4. More signage on the Bike Course to improve awareness of upcoming turnarounds. For example there will be signs indicating – Turn-Around in 100m, SLOW at 75m, SLOW at 25m, and additional signs approaching the Lap/Finish Point to name a few.

5. A Race Marshall at each turnaround.

6. Run Course now largely on pavement for Sunday. Less than 15% of the run is on the grass and there is lots of shade. So you will run faster this year!

Toronto Island Finish7. New multi-loop course with lap counters and lots of aid station support. Run a Clockwise direction, racers will complete four loops (5 km) or two loops (2.5 km) and will pass an aid station four times. To help keep track of the laps, a timing mat will be placed 25m-30m before the end of each lap and there will be two marshals calling out the number of Laps each bib number has completed (e.g. “#123 you’ve done three laps”). Once you have completed all four laps on the road there will be signage directing you left and back on the grassy section to the Finish.

8. The Addition of Signage at the Queen Quay Ferry Docks indicating which Ferry to take “Triathlon Take Ferry to Hanlan’s Point.”

9. More “Race in Progress” signs along the route to inform other park users of the event.

10. Duathletes will also have Wave Starts at this event based on Finishing Time.  Starts will take place from the Finish Line and will be spaced-out to match-up as closely as possible with the Triathlon Swim Starts so that you are on-course with racers of like ability.

Register for the race or find out more details.


The Latest Episode of MSCtv – Toronto Island

What are the key ingredients to use when making a successful triathlon training program? We all know we need to include the usuals such as endurance miles, intervals and race pace tempo work. But a key ingredient missing from many self-coached athletes’ programs are race simulation workouts. The closer your training resembles your racing, the more prepared you’ll be on race day. Training for a hilly course? If so you’re probably doing some form of hill training, right? That’s an obvious one. The MultiSport Canada Toronto Islands triathlon has a flat, fast bike course, and in this episode of MSCtv, Ignition Fitness head coach Tommy Ferris provides a great workout that simulates the exact conditions you’ll find when racing there.

The key to this workout is the effort you ride at. The closer it is to the exact pace and effort you plan to use on race day the better! Try doing this workout three or four times in the lead up to race day. This is a fun workout that is also good to use when preparing for other flat courses.

MSCtv Toronto 2013

And don’t forget to check out all of the past episodes of MSCtv.

Please email us at info@ignition-fitness.com with any questions or feedback. Happy viewing!

Get your Retro Gear Ready for Bala Falls – Timex Marathon GPS Watches could be your rewardBala Retro Outfit Winners 2012

 Timex Marathon GPSWe had a fun and very successful inaugural Bala Falls Retro Day last year, and it coming back bigger and better on Sunday July 28.

This year you’ve even got a bigger incentive to dress up in your finest Retro Gear, and dust off your old bikes.

Prize winners this year will win the very cool Timex Marathon GPS Watch.

You can find out more about this long standing race at the Bala Falls Triathlon and hopefully we have enticed you to REGISTER if you haven’t decided to join us for this fun day already.

Race Recaps and Interviews on MSCtv

Make sure to check out our post-race video recaps and interviews on MSCtv. Become a subscriber and you will be notified when each new video is posted.

Meet the Recharge With Milk Development Team

100%Back for a second season, MultiSport Canada has joined forces with Recharge With Milk to form a development team for up-and-coming Ontario triathletes. We have selected our female and male triathletes/duathletes. These athletes will be given a minimum of four free races, a racing jersey and mentoring by professional coaches and athletes.

Our mentoring team is made up of Richard Pady of Healthy Results Training. Nigel Gray of NRG Performance Training and Cindy Lewis of Absolute Endurance.

“MultiSport Canada has always looked for ways to support athletes and the development of the sports of Triathlon and Duathlon. We realize that there are not a lot of opportunities for young athletes to obtain sponsorship and support so this is our small way to help. We will continue to look for and develop new ideas that will assist athletes.” – John Salt

This year’s team members are: Chris Balestrini, Cody Beals, Andrew Bolton, Karen Bravo, Lauren Heinken, Angela Quick, Derek Quick, Jordie Seaton, and Alex VanderLinden. View and learn all about the Recharge With Milk Development Team.

Race Shirts Designed by Apres Velo – A Hot Item!

Apres Velo

The Apres Velo Woodstock T-Shirts were a big hit and we expect more of the same for the other races this season. Make sure you don’t miss out on these great designs.

These are NOT your typical triathlon race shirt. Since the designs have been produced for specific races, they will only be available on a limited basis prior to the race for which it was designed. If you would like to buy a specific design your order must be made at least 14 days prior to that race. Your t-shirt will be ordered and shipped to you approximately one week after the race of your choice. Please note order and delivery dates are on order form. Please download an order form here. Please consult the sizing chart on the order form before ordering your t-shirt.

Get Your MultiSport Canada 100% Canadian Cycling Jerseys

New this year is our MultiSport Canada 100% Canadian Cycling Jersey made by Champion System.

The deadline has passed for ordering these beauties but a limited amount will be on sale at our races starting in August.

Look for them at the races and get them before they are gone.The price is $60 plus tax.

Champion SystemChampion System is the worldwide leader in custom apparel specializing in triathlon, cycling, and running gear. Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world’s top athletes has been the key to Champion System’s success. Our distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels.

Our goal is to allow the customer to be their own brand. We are known far and wide for our solid commitment to pioneering innovative, race-proven garments that can be customized with virtually any design. We have revolutionized sublimation printing, redefined garment construction and simplified the custom ordering process. For more information: http://champ-sys.ca/

Save the Date!

Wasaga Beach RunOn the weekend of September 7th and 8th MultiSport Canada is organizing their Annual Wasaga Beach Triathlon Series. Once again, the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation (CGMHF) is partnering with them to raise funds to the $10 Million Capital Campaign. The main goal of this campaign is to replace and upgrade crucial diagnostic imaging equipment and electronically link caregivers to ensure they have the most complete, accurate information instantly anywhere they might need it. Fast, accurate diagnosis leads to exceptional care.

How does this partnership work? And how can you get involved?

MultiSport Canada organizes many events throughout the year, which are attended by people like you, who love being outdoors and racing. By allowing the CGMHF to build a team for this event, MultiSport Canada opened up a new opportunity – it gives you a chance to help a cause you believe in while doing what you love. You can get involved by choosing to be a member of the CGMHF Team in the Wasaga Beach Triathlon. And the good news is you don’t have to do the three events. You can be a part of a team of 3 members (one of you will swim, one will bike and the other one will run). All you have to do is let us create an online fundraising page for you, so that you can send to your friends and family, asking them to sponsor your race.CGMHF thermometer

What does it mean to fundraise for CGMHF?

When athletes start preparing for the Triathlon, they start practicing to reach their personal goals – but when they make the commitment to also do it to help the Hospital, they are making it possible for so many other people to reach their goals as well – to become healthy again.

So far, with the $7.4 Million of the $10 Million raised, the Hospital was able to purchase state of the art equipment that help over 32,000 emergency patients every year, by giving our medical staff the ability to diagnose us quickly and accurately. But there is still $2.6 Million to go – and the equipment that will be purchased with that money is extremely crucial to all of us in our community.

We are very close to bringing a New Age of Care to our community, thanks to the generous donations we have been receiving since we launched this campaign. Please consider helping, by participating in a fun event and registering with the CGMHF to fundraise for our cause. All you have to do is let us set up a personal page for you to keep track of the donations you will receive from your friends and family. As your thermometer goes up, so will ours!

Thanks for your support,

The CGMHF Team

MultiSport Canada is The Largest Canadian Owned Triathlon Series in Canada!

We are very proud to announce that going into season ten MultiSport Canada is now the largest “Canadian owned” series in Canada. We would like to thank all who have raced with us and supported the series.

Sponsor Deals for MSC Racers 

Rudy Project

Through our Rudy Project Sponsorship, you can choose from 3 Rudy Project Event Special Offers until July 31st, 2013! To take advantage of these limited time offers click on the image above.

Apres Velo Limited Edition Riding Kits

ridinggear2013-avFBApres Velo’s new limited edition Riding Gear is now available on their website.

The designs come in both Classic and Quirky.

Available Now.

Have a look at the slick designs and get yours today.


Rock Tape – Save 20%

Rock Tape Deal

MSC Racers save at D’Ornellas MultiSport

Dornellas Multisport GearD’Ornellas MultiSport will be at our races with wetsuit rentals. You can contact them and reserve a wetsuit at 416-752-3838. If you decide to buy a new wetsuit they will credit the rental fee to the new wetsuit.

MultiSport Canada athletes also get an additional 10% – 15% off non-sale items.

Milton Half Marathon – MultiSport Canada athletes save $5 off the entry fee!

Milton half marathonOnly two months until the Milton Half Marathon. Only the second year of this amazing race and it will be even bigger and better. More entertainment on course, a new 1km Kids Fun Run (with medals!) and new product sponsors!

Join our free running clinics at the Milton store, visit www.runningfree.com for more information.

For all our Multisport friends, receive $5 off the race fee with coupon code ‘Multisport’ before July 31st.

Running Free Milton is now located on the upper level of 446 Harrop Drive, Milton, ON, L9T 3H2. If you haven’t been to the new location, come check us out!

CompuTrainer – Guaranteed to get you faster!

You can read the many testimonials but if you are still in doubt you surely can’t pass up in the CompuTrainer Performance Guarantee.Computrainer

“The regular use of CompuTrainer will increase your bike speed by 2 to 4 MPH. This is a bold statement which is backed up by the experiences of over 25,000 triathletes and cyclists of all ages and ability levels over a 20 year period! It is such a routine result that we unequivocally guarantee it! If your bike speed does not increase by at least 2 MPH over a 5 month period of regular use, you can return the CompuTrainer for a full refund of the purchase price.”

You can order a CompuTrainer with 0% Financing and lower cost USPS Shipping to Canada.

$460.00 Down and balance split into 12 equal payments. Down payment includes USPS Priority Mail International shipping ($110.00 total) into Canada. Average delivery time is 6 – 10 days. Call or email for faster delivery times and pricing.

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Training Articles

The Importance of Meal Planning

Recharge With Milk

Whether you workout in the morning, at noon or at night, planning meals to include the right nutrients before and after your exercise will fuel your body and help you achieve your fitness goals.

Wake up and work out.

There’s a reason why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After 12 hours without food, your body is in a fasted state. Sleep deprives your brain of glucose levels and depletes glycogen stores in your muscles. If you like to exercise bright and early, try an easily digestible snack before exercise, such as a cup of yogurt and berries or granola. This helps to provide enough fuel to keep muscles fed and blood sugar well balanced during your workout. If you’re planning another hard session tomorrow, be sure to grab a post-workout recovery snack or beverage like water, trail mix and a fresh orange or chocolate milk.

A lunch that works.

By lunch time, your breakfast has worn off and if you haven’t had a snack, your body is likely in need of some more energy. For those who workout during the lunch hour, plan a mid-morning snack that is light enough prior to the workout, but offers enough fuel for the exercise. Consider an apple and cheese, or half a bagel, peanut butter and a banana at least an hour before your workout. Once the workout is over, you can then have your lunch, which should include nutrient-rich choices like a salad with tuna and cheese, or a whole grain sandwich with lean meat and vegetables and a glass of milk.

Avoid skipping meals, as a well-planned lunch will not only give you the energy and nutrients you need to refuel after your workout, but it will also help you get through the rest of your day.

The after-work crowd.

If you prefer to exercise in the late afternoon, it’s a great idea to plan a light snack prior to your workout. By including protein and some carbs, such as a healthy smoothie made with white milk and fruit, or a hard-boiled egg and a glass of juice, you can help to bring up your blood sugar levels and provide enough fuel for a great workout. You can plan to bring these to work or enjoy on your way home before your after-work exercise.

The evening athlete.

If you are someone who likes working out late at night, be sure to fuel up about three hours before with a well-balance dinner. Dinner could include high protein foods like chicken breast, steak or fish and carbohydrate-rich foods like rice, potatoes or other veggies and water or milk to drink.

Since this may be the last food your body will get before morning, a recovery snack or beverage after your workout will help with tomorrow’s training by providing the nutrition your body needs to rehydrate, refuel and recharge. Try chocolate milk, cereal with milk or whole-wheat toast with peanut butter, as protein-carb-fluid combinations are the best for recovery.

The right kind of fuel.

Regardless of the time you choose to exercise, it’s essential to plan your meals and snacks around your workout to provide the amount of energy needed to fuel your body.

Recharge with chocolate milk after today’s workout to help make tomorrow’s even better. For more information, bookmark rechargewithmilk.ca for all the latest news, events and updates throughout the year.

Using training races to perfect your race strategy

By LifeSport coach Jessica Adam

Jessica AdamThe race season is underway and most of you may be getting close to the final phases of preparation for your goal event(s). If you haven’t already considered some training races in this preparation it may not be too late! Training races are an excellent learning tool and a way to gain fitness along your journey. Here are a few reasons why you should incorporate training races into your plan.

1. Getting the bugs out. The first races of the year are always a little shocking. Tough swim starts, logistics of transitions, running after a race pace bike effort are just a few things that you will be reminded of at the beginning of the season. It’s good to go through this during a race that is not as important as your “A” races so that if mistakes are made you can correct them now.

2. Gains in fitness. There is nothing like throwing in some competition to push your limits. Many people never try as hard in training as they do in a race. If this is your plan, make sure to have some recovery time to let this fitness take hold and be of use to you for your goal event.

3. Have a plan. Know what the purpose of your specific training race is. Is it to gain fitness, practice nutrition, test equipment, or a few of these things? Will you taper for it which may also be the purpose of the race (to test the taper) or will you train through it? Even though it’s just a training race it still needs to be part of your race season strategy.

4. Communicating with your body. The whole concept of training is to get your body to do what you want it to do at a specific time. Training races are a way to tell your body what you expect from it and like many things, this may have to be repeated a few times before it sinks in. This is why your key bricks, interval workouts, and training races play such a key role in getting you ready.

5. Test your equipment. A very common mistake is to try something new at a goal race which can end in a disaster. You should use some of your key training workouts for this but you can also use your training races. Race wheels, wetsuits, tri-suits, aero helmets, or even a new bike should never be tried for the first time at a goal event.

6. Test your nutrition strategy. As mentioned above, you will generally push your limits during a race more so than in training. This may throw a curve into your nutrition intake. You may find you need more calories or liquid due to the added exertion. Best to find this out during a race that’s not as important to you as your main event. You should also pay attention to your recovery. You may want to tweak your nutrition here a bit as well if you find you are not recovering as you’d like to.

7. Trying new things. Maybe you haven’t tried leaving your shoes clipped to your pedals before or if you have you haven’t done it in a crowd. Or maybe you want to try out a new pacing strategy. This list could go on and on and your training races are an optimal the time to figure these things out.

Use your training races as guinea pigs. They will build your confidence going in to your goal events which can translate in to a better performance just because you are prepared which will make you less anxious. They are a great way to get the competitive juices flowing, they are fun, and they will get you pumped for the rest of your season.

lifesport-coaching-logoLifeSport triathlon coach Jessica Adam has been a coach in Victoria, Vancouver and now resides in the Toronto area. She loves to share her years of experience with beginner triathletes and also experienced triathletes that are trying new distances like ½ IM or IM for the first time. She coaches athletes online all across the country.

If you are interested in working with Jess, write Jess@LifeSportCoaching.com

Periodized Training: What is it and why is it important?

By Alan Chud, Triathlon and Run Coach

Alan ChudPeriodization is defined as a systematic planning of training. In very simplistic terms it means to progressively, and with structure, set out various aspects of training, during very specific periods of time. Another simplistic way to look at it is that it’s a way of structuring training in order to facilitate the best possible performance at the best possible time!

Once again it’s important to stress that there are volumes written about periodization and my objective for purposes of this article is merely to highlight some of the salient points. Safe to say however that there is a real science behind structuring training such that an athlete can build and recover and progress in a safe and healthy manner!

For endurance athletes there is a normal progression of developing fitness whereby aerobic fitness or aerobic base is developed first. Methods to develop aerobic base are “overdistance and endurance training”. These types of training develop the long distance aerobic systems fitness as well as help create some specific muscular efficiency created when repetitive action occurs. (Note: I am a firm believer in combining functional strength training work with any endurance training).

Testing: there are many tests that we use to create benchmarks for our athletes (lactate threshold; bike time trials; 100 meter swim repeats, etc). A good coach will test regularly to monitor the athlete’s progress and more importantly set new and safe benchmarks for performance moving forward. Testing can and should be done through all phases of periodized training.

Following the aerobic base training comes a phase many of us are familiar with called tempo or high aerobic work. Once the body has developed a strong foundation of aerobic fitness and strength the athlete will then be subject to lactate threshold work and finally efforts of maximal efforts and intensity. These efforts are smaller portions of the periodozed plan but nonetheless they contribute to increased speed and strength dramatically if structured properly into a program.

For coaches working with athletes the planning typically starts with 4 phases of training. What I like to do once I have gotten to know and athlete, their goals, lifestyle, athletic background, injury history, “A” race or races, psychological makeup, and finally motivation for training, I prepare a plan based on the following 4 phases of training:

1) Annual Training Plan: helps direct the athletic training over a long period of time (yearly).

2) Preparation Phase: Usually broken up into general and then a shorter period called specific preparation.

3) Competitive Phase or Execution Phase: this phase typically will have a number of competitions each scheduled to create specific objectives all leading up to the main goal race.

4) Transitional Phase; helps provide rest and relaxation from a physical and psychological perspective

There are certainly different types of periodization that can all be effective depending on the athlete and the circumstance. An athlete of mine recently coined a phrase I hadn’t heard before but think is quite accurate and appropriate. As a coach we “prepare a recipe” to get the athlete in a healthy and safe manner to both the start and finish line. There are many great coaches out there and what I suggest is for athletes who want a safe and periodized approach to training that they consult with a few coaches first, making sure they understand the concept and take the time to answer your questions with the ultimate goal of getting that “recipe” correct!!

Absolute EnduraceAlan and the other coach’s at Absolute Endurance have coached many triathletes, runners and cyclists on the way to reaching their goals, creating plans that are safe, scientifically based, and that make sense for an athlete’s lifestyle.

For more information contact alan@absoluteendurance.com.

Athlete Profiles and Special Stories

Jim Hunter’s ALS Cycle for a Cure

Cycle for a CureLiving for the moment – most of us can only dream of doing that someday. But for people with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), living each day to the fullest and making each and every moment count is real and essential. With an uncertain future, every second is precious and needs to be remembered.  ALS has no known cause, no known cure, and no effective treatment.  It is a devastating life ending condition with a prognosis of 2 to 5 years of life.

On September 22, 2013,  YOU can become part of the solution by joining the FIRST  Jim Hunter ALS Cycle for a Cure starting at the scenic Angus Glen Golf Club and Conference Centre on 10080 Kennedy Rd in Markham. Participants can ride in either a 20 km or 70 km route to help raise awareness and funds for ALS research.  You can find out more about the ALS Cycle for a Cure by visiting www.alscycleforacure.ca.

ALS is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. Every day, two or three Canadians die of the disease. ALS Canada is the only national voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS and supporting those with ALS. Funds raised from both our upcoming events go directly toward funding crucial ALS research to find better treatments for ALS, and ultimately, a cure.

Ignition Fitness is growing and we’re looking to expand our coaching roster!

Ignition Fitness LogoAfter a successful launch in April 2012, Ignition Fitness has coached athletes to age group wins, overall victories, numerous podium finishes, and personal best times in events ranging from sprint distance triathlons to the Boston Marathon. Ignition Fitness is hoping to add to its coaching roster and may have an opportunity for the right coaching candidate(s) that can help build upon the success we’ve already had, keep the momentum going, and take the company to new heights! All of our athletes are coached online, so qualified individuals from all regions are encouraged to apply. For all of the details about the position and what we’re looking for from the right candidate(s), please visit Ignition Fitness – Triathlon Coach Needed.

To apply, please send an email to info@ignition-fitness.com with COACH APPLICATION as the subject. The first part of the application process is fairly informal, so please tell us about yourself, your coaching experience, and why you would be an amazing addition to our coaching roster! This position will start late 2013 and has the potential to carry on indefinitely. Application deadline is August 31st, 2013. Best of luck to those that apply!

Product Review

Philips Bodygroom Plus

By Roger Hospedales

Gentlemen, here is a product perfectly designed to take care of all your grooming needs and make you a bit more aero at the same time.Philips Bodygroom Plus

If you are not already shaving, trimming, clipping, yanking, plucking, or even waxing, the Philips Bodygroom Plus will make your job easier and ease your pain. And if you’ve only considered joining your training partners in the hair removal department, this product will make for a great introduction to all your hair removal needs.

When I first started in the sport close to 20 years ago, and I soon did the whole shaving of the legs thing. However, I abandoned that practice after too many misadventures. Any hair removal over the years was done with other types of hair cutters and trimmers but the Philips Bodygroom Plus is one perfectly designed for this kind of job. You will get pretty darn close to a traditional razor performance and not have to be concerned about cutting yourself.

To me the huge feature to this device is the pearl tips of the cutting edges. It makes for a smooth and irritation free shave. I tried as much as I could to force any kind of nick but to no avail. You can be fully confident that you can shave fairly close to any area of the body and not cut or irritate the area. This is not an issue if you make use of the 3, 5, and 7 mm comb attachments of course, but if you want to trim as much hair as possible, you need to make use of no attachments. If you have sensitive skin, the shaver’s foil cutters are also hypo-allergenic.

If you prefer to feel of a wet shave, the device is 100% waterproof and can be used in the shower. Cleaning is easy too. You can rinse it under water or if you are a dry shave person, you can simply open a compartment and shake or brush off the hair that has collected in the device. That is the only maintenance you need to do, you will not need to add oil to lubricate the cutters.

The size of the cordless Bodygroom Plus is fairly small and can be packed easily for travel. A one-hour charge lasts 50 minutes – you wont need that long because the shaver cuts efficiently. Just one pass of the shaver over an area is usually enough. The only time you might need to go over an area more than once are those tricky areas. If for some reason you forgot to charge the shaver, you can charge it very quickly to get in a quick trim. The amount of charging time typically yields the same amount of usage time.

For those of you with back hair issues, this device has you covered. There is a convenient back shaving attachment. This shaver truly is a total body grooming system and provides a excellent solution for triathletes, duathletes, and cyclists who want to make use of a problem free and easy way to get rid of body hair but not have to worry razors, shaving cream, and the potential for nicks and cuts. Find out more about the Philips Bodygroom Plus or get one today.

Camps, Clinics & Other Events

Aktiv Open Water Swim Series

Aktiv Swim SeriesImprove your open water swimming this summer by participating in one of our AKTIV OPEN WATER SWIMS. If you are training for an ironman or half ironman or simply need to get more comfortable in the open water, come out and race one of our 1.9km or 3.8km swim races.

The swim races are designed to provide participants an opportunity to improve sighting, develop swim endurance and fine tune open water swimming technique for your next triathlon race.

2013 RACE DATES – All races start at 6pmRace #3 – July 5, #4 – July 19, #5 – August 9, #6 – August 30

LOCATION:  Welland Recreational Canal Flatwater Community Center from 5pm to 5:40pm

Aktiv Trail Series starts September 2013!

Aktiv Run seriesJoin Aktiv Life this fall for a series of 6km trail races for adults, kids and teams. Series races take place on the Bruce Trail (end of Lockhart Dr., St. Catharines) near Brock University.  Races are chip timed and scoring is done by age-group, overall and NEW this year team rankings.

6km Trail Course: The race course is a mix of single-track, dirt path, and a short stretch of road. Click on the link to see the Race Site Set Up

Race Times:  All Kids Starts: 9:10 am / All Adult Starts: 9:30 am

Registration is now open: Register on-line via Events Online/ Register in store at Trysport Niagara.

  • Full Series = $135+tx
  • Full Series Team (6 people) = $100+tx per person*instore registration only
  • Individual Race = $35+tx

Visit AktivLife.ca or TrysportNiagara.com for more details.

Absolute Endurance’s “Tour De Muskoka” – August 10-12, 2013

Absolute EnduraceJoin Absolute Endurance for 3 days of riding in the beautiful Muskoka region.  Ride the rolling hills alongside lakes, waterfalls, and rock formations that encapsulate some of what makes Muskoka special.  One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of a place is to cycle through it and see it first-hand.

We welcome cyclists and triathletes of all ability to join us for this weekend.  Cycling routes and support will be provided along the rides.  All breakfasts and dinners are provided as well as sports nutrition products that can be used during the rides.  Accommodations are optional, meaning we encourage you to stay with us in our group cottage style accommodations, but you are also welcome to arrange your own accommodations and join us during the day.

Cost without accommodations: $350 + HST // Cost with (2 nights) accommodations: $550 + HST

Our accommodations will have lake access and those wishing to take advantage of the open water to swim as well are welcome to do so!

muskokapic1Saturday August 10th:
Cycle 90-150km
Dinner provided

Sunday August 11th:
Breakfast provided
Cycle 90km (Muskoka 70.3 bike course – 1 hour drive away)

Monday August 12th:
Breakfast provided
Cycle 70-90km

Call Absolute Endurance to book your spot! 416-483-2388

Discomfort Zone Triathlon CampThe Boulder Experience

The Boulder Experience, Boulder, CO
July 28 – August 3, 2013

Daily Swim, Bike, Run and Core Strength workouts in and around Boulder, Colorado

Boulder has it all: fantastic summer weather, countless pools, open water swimming at the Boulder Reservoir, flat rides and runs as well as big mountain training in the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. At 5200ft of elevation, Boulder also has altitude, and that is before you start climbing into the mountains. Simply put, Boulder is a triathlon training mecca, as is evidenced by the sheer number of triathletes that travel there to visit or live. So come join us to see what all the fuss is about, and get really fit while you’re at it!

$1195 including camp & accommodation  (Nearly sold out, limited availability)
$795 camp only (for local athletes and athletes with their own accommodation)

For further information or to register: email info@discomfortzone.com or visit our Discomfort Zone website.

Please Support our Sponsors

We extend our thanks to each and every sponsor. Race entry fees never cover the complete cost of a particular race or series of races and without the sponsors there is no race or race series that would survive without their support. We hope that you all take a moment to check out our Series Sponsors below or visit the sponsors page and see what they do and look at the products they sell. Please thank them for supporting the sports of Triathlon and Duathlon by trying and using their products. If you do visit them please take a moment to thank them for supporting Triathlon, Duathlon and Kids races in Ontario.

MultiSport Canada Triathlon Series

We are extremely grateful to have the support of our sponsors. The Series Level Sponsors contribute a great deal to help make our series successful.