Category Archives: training


Thirty five years ago this July was the last time I lined up for nationals and it was the 1985 edition in Hamilton. The 85 road course was brutal and with the first climb up Sydenham Hill, now know as … Continue reading

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You still have a couple of years left…

While one light begins to shine brighter the other begins to fade. I’ll come back to that later. This past year my friend Jeff mentioned, off the cuff of course, “you still have a few more years left to improve.” … Continue reading

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Cycling off the grid: Bici Bucerias part 1

Cyclists are inherently selfish or at least we can be perceived that way. Masters racers (blasters) are even more so with a fear that if we stop training or take a beach vacation we will loose everything (fitness) and the … Continue reading

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Belgian Up!

Two months ago I started to write this post but I put my virtual pen down after the title Belgian Up was finished with 10 key strokes. Belgium up means harden up and put your head down. Writing about training … Continue reading

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hitting the wall

It donned on me that there is a time to work and a time to rest and as November came to an end I realized that I haven’t taken enough time off from training. When the racing season concluded I … Continue reading

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the bonk

In endurance sports such as cycling and running, hitting the wall or the bonk describes a condition caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, which manifests itself by sudden fatigue and loss of energy. Yesterday we set out on a four hour ride through the spectacular surroundings of Banff … Continue reading

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Input: (inpt) n. 1. Something put into a system or expended in its operation to achieve output or a result Having a professional life in the food and wine industry can make moving forward athletically difficult to say the least. At some point you … Continue reading

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