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February 14, 2012

KOS Point Series

The Alberta Triathlon Association takes great pride in recognizing the young athletes in province and as such will be running the KOS points series for 2012…


 

February 8, 2012

Great Post Workout Meals to Replace Energy Stores and Enhance Recovery

One of the best things about being an endurance athlete is raiding the cupboards and refrigerator after getting home from a great workout…


 

February 1, 2012

Resolution Recipes: Omega-3 Training Mix

Between work, family, sleep and high volume training weeks it can be very difficult to find enough time to cook or prepare freshly made meals and snacks each day…


 

February 1, 2012

Stretch Your Way Aero

The ability to assume an aerodynamic position on the bike is critical for maintaining speed during long course triathlon. Tolerating an aggressive position not only takes time for the tissues of the body to adapt, but also requires adequate flexibility of key lower extremity musculature…


 

February 1, 2012

Early Season Check-in: Improving Your Run Game

Goals, objectives and targets have all been laid out, but what are you planning to do to get there? Let’s take a quick look at a few things you can improve on your way to becoming a run specialist


 

January 26, 2012

Resolution Recipes: Turkey Chili

Between work, family, sleep and high volume training weeks it can be very difficult to find enough time to cook or prepare freshly made meals and snacks each day…


 

January 19, 2012

Three Cycling-Specific Core Training Moves

A few years ago, a study was published that outlined the importance of core training for cyclists. The purpose was to determine whether cycling mechanics are affected by core stability…


 

January 19, 2012

The Triathlete’s Anti-Resolution: Stave off the Skinny

Five ways to keep the emaciated look at bay as you train hard this year…


 

January 19, 2012

Recipe: Recovery Popcorn

National Popcorn Day is as good an excuse as any to pass along our “recipe” for our favorite evening snack…


 

January 19, 2012

Resolution Recipes: Breakfast Wraps

Between work, family, sleep and high volume training weeks it can be very difficult to find enough time to cook or prepare freshly made meals and snacks each day


 

January 19, 2012

New Year’s REVolutions

Goals are the magnets of your personality, attracting the positive stuff that pulls you forward and makes you feel good about your sports passion…


 

January 18, 2012

PPT’s: Short-Course Repeats For Long-Course Athletes

Every decision you make as an athlete or coach is typically based on striking a balance between race specificity and what is in the interest of continuing physiological progress…


 

January 12, 2012

50-Plus Tri: 10 Tips for Injury Prevention

The universal joke in the cycling world is that there are two types of cyclists: those who have crashed and those who are going to crash


 

January 12, 2012

A Reflection on Kids of Steel Years

I have been racing triathlon for over ten years, but have been involved in the sport to some degree since I was a child…


 

January 10, 2012

Value of a Triathlon Club

Often the question asked by individuals is “Where should I start my training?” Don’t be fooled by the hype…


 

Monday September 26, 2011

Alberta has strong showing at Worlds

Alberta women have a very strong showing at the World Triathlon Championships in Beijiing as 33 Alberta athletes represented Canada…


 

Tuesday July 05, 2011

ATA Announces WCSG Team

Triathlon is part of the Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) for the first time ever in 2011. The race format is exciting with 3 races taking place over 5 days…


 

Wednesday June 29, 2011

Pennock takes first Career Win

Ontario’s Tristan Woodfine and Alberta’s Ellen Pennock captured their first-ever national titles at the opening event of 2011 Teck National Junior Triathlon Series in St-Malo. Manitoba on Sunday…


 

Thursday June 23, 2011

Burwash Dominates Chinook 119.1

Congratulations to Grant Burwash for shattering the Chinook 119.1 Triathlon course record on his way to winning the overall title as the Provincial Long Course Champion in 2011…


 

Friday June 17, 2011

Findlay wins 3 in a row

If there were any doubts about Paula Findlay‘s status as triathlon’s leading lady, the Canadian star officially smashed them in Kitzbühel when she became the most successful woman in the history of the…


 

Monday June 13, 2011

St. Albert Junior Elite

Alberta Triathlon saw a demonstration of the growth of our sport at the Junior Elite Provincial Championships in St. Albert on Sunday, June 12th…


 

Friday June 10, 2011

Fort Mac KOS Race Report

The Northern Lights Triathlon Club held an amazing KOS event on June 5 that saw more than 100 youth of all ages finish the day with a smile…


 

Tuesday June 7, 2011

WTC Launches New Events

The prestigious Ironman global series will now include 2 new choice destination: Ironman Mont-Tremblant and Ironman New York City/New Jersey. IM Tremblant was announced at a press conference today…


 

Monday June 6, 2011

Paula Wins 2nd Straight

Canadian Paula Findlay cemented her status as triathlon’s leading lady with another stunning win, this time in the Madrid round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series…


 

Thursday April 21, 2011

Race on the Safest Course in Alberta

The triathlon with one of the most challenging, but safest, cycling components, returns to Alberta this July, when Edmonton again hosts a World Cup race in Hawrelak Park and its surrounding roads…


 

Friday April 15, 2011

Top 10 Technique Tips for Every swimmer

1. Effective propulsive movements are SLOW to FAST. In swimming, effective propulsive movements are SLOW to FAST. In Fly, you reach long, feel the water, catch then accelerate through the stroke to recovery. Same in back. Same in breast (arms and legs)…


 

Thursday April 14, 2011

The Ten Myths of Swiming

myth (noun)
1. a traditional story of unknown authorship, ostensibly with a historical basis, but serving usually to explain some phenomenon of nature, the origin of man, or the customs, institutions, religious rites, etc. of a people: myths usually involve the exploits of gods and heroes…


 

Tuesday May 4, 2011

2010 Provincial Championship Races

The Alberta Triathlon Association is pleased to announce the final race selections for Alberta’s 2010 Provincial Championships. The categories, races and locations are as follows…


 

Monday April 18, 2011

Findlay Wins Monterrey Cup

Canada’s Paula Findlay won the first World Cup title of her career on Sunday, topping Japan’s Ai Ueda at the Monterrey ITU Triathlon World Cup. The 20-year old pulled away on the first of four run laps, building her advantage throughout the run.…


 

Sunday April 10, 2011

Findlay Wins Sydney

SYDNEY, Aus.—Canada’s Paula Findlay executed the opening race of the 2011 ITU Triathlon World Championship series to perfection by winning gold in Sydney, Australia on Sunday…


 

Tuesday March 8, 2011

My Metabolic Efficiency Journey

As I was driving to watch Ironman Arizona, I had a lot of time to think about my upcoming race season on the drive to Tempe from Colorado Springs. The 2011 Ironman Arizona is to be my key race. I'm not so concerned about the training (I have a great coach and am pretty disciplined in my own training) but I knew I needed to figure out something about my overall approach to nutrition…


 

Tuesday March 8, 2011

Story of a First Time Triathlon

I have always been an athletic and competitive person, and played competitive team sports all my life. However, coming out of high school, I found myself getting bored of the gym and not enough competition in adult team sports to keep me motivated to keep in great shape…