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SPRING!!

SPRING!!

Spring is finally here! I managed a very fun 85km ride yesterday and a much shorter but still very fun 23km ride today. I am actually a bit sunburnt! Cycling tan lines are the best. Pink arms but white shoulders. Nice. It is so awesome to be out on my Blade Carbon Wheels again!!! #tanlines A post shared by Chris Brunskill (@chris_bskill) on May 5, 2018 at 4:27pm PDT Run I’ve managed to get running again, though I am still…

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The Winter that Never Ends…

The Winter that Never Ends…

I’m jonesin’ to get outside and ride. My Blades are not meant for a turbo trainer… But, I’m a pretty significant cold weather wuss and as a result have not ventured out into the cold just yet. It snowed again overnight, which means I’m probably still at least a few weeks away from getting my bike out of the cave. I’m ok to get out in the cold and run, if I have a guarantee of no ice. My wife…

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The Super Terrific Happy Hour!

The Super Terrific Happy Hour!

This morning I had a super terrific happy hour! AKA an FTP Test. This was the first FTP test of 2018, and second since I’ve started working with a coach. The first being just a baseline test of my fitness, this was the first real opportunity to see how the change in training, going from self-“coached” to actual-coached, is going. Did not disappoint! As mentioned, the 215 I had been training at was based on an almost-completely-untrained-after-winter-break test. That break…

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Ironman Muskoka 70.3 Race Report

Ironman Muskoka 70.3 Race Report

It’s officially in the books. A great race for me and a fairly impressive feat of logistics from the IM crew. I really enjoyed this event from start to finish, despite a bump or two along the way. In the lead up to the race I had decided to shorten my taper fairly significantly. With the recovery from Guelph taking way longer than anticipated (a full week before I felt that I had power on the bike), I wanted to…

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Pre-IM Muskoka 70.3 Update

Pre-IM Muskoka 70.3 Update

Well, I’m starting to feel good. Starting to get excited for IM Muskoka 70.3 this weekend. The race is Sunday, and the forecast looks great. The last two weeks have been somewhat of a blur. Flying by, lots going on both in my triathlon life and in my not-triathlon life. Personal stuff aside, recovery from Guelph took longer than I expected. I wasn’t really feeling back to my normal self again for 8-10 days following the race. My legs were…

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Guelph Lake Olympic Triathlon Race Report

Guelph Lake Olympic Triathlon Race Report

Well, my season has officially kicked off. On Saturday, I participated in the Guelph Lake Olympic Triathlon at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area in… you guessed it… Guelph. All in all, it was a pretty good day for me and I’m generally happy with my results and with the event itself. I managed to take advantage of the increased training load this season and drop a few new PRs, test out some new equipment and skills, and still have some…

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New Set of Blade Carbon Wheels First Impressions!

New Set of Blade Carbon Wheels First Impressions!

My new set of Blade┬áCarbon Wheels showed up today. I’m pretty excited to hit the road with them! The weather tonight disagreed, but I’ll have a better chance over the next few days to get some time with them. It is hard to write about new wheels that haven’t been ridden on yet, but I’ll include some photos of how things looked as I unboxed and installed the wheels. This isn’t a formal review, just some photos and some quick…

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Tandems, Polo, Carbon, and a bikes, bikes, bikes!

Tandems, Polo, Carbon, and a bikes, bikes, bikes!

On Sunday I went down to Toronto to the Toronto International Bike Show. I won’t lie, I have no idea what makes this show “International.” Seemed like it was all in Canada to me! Lots of neat things to see. Well worth the trip, in my opinion. I even had the chance to cross something off my bucket list – running through the Go Station, literally, and stepping onto the train with just seconds before the doors closed. Workout completed….

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