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Getting ready for Muskoka 70.3( September 8,2013)

Posted by nancy on August 31, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (714)

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Ironman Mont Tremblant Training Camp weekend 2013

Posted by nancy on July 14, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (768)

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Interview with IronCanuck Laurence( AKA eggs)

Posted by nancy on July 14, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (375)

Why do you do it? What makes you want to go out and train 6 or 7 days a week, often while everyone else is still in bed?


These are the sort of questions I get asked by people who are just curious and don't have a training regime themselves.


I answer in different ways. Sometimes I will describe the simple joy there is to be had in running – not a long distance necessarily, but just running across the lawn as you might to catch a Frisbee. You just have to watch a group of little kids having fun together – they run everywhere because hey, why walk when you can run?


Other times, I'll mention the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a certain distance in a time that you're happy with. A goal set and a goal reached. Now what else can I set my mind to? One achievement invariably leads to another.


If these answers pique people’s interest, then the conversation often turns to one about time management. People will mention how they would love to be able to train or workout, or might have done this before when life was less busy, but that now they simply don’t have the time.


This is something that I battle with too, raising three young girls together with my wife who works full time and running a business. At times I feel guilty taking big chunks of the weekend to train while the rest of the family does their own thing. The payback for this though is when I see their enthusiasm for what I'm doing and how eager they are to participate as well. I believe this eagerness can be nurtured into a love for an active lifestyle now while growing up and which will last into adulthood. Hopefully with their participation, these small physical achievements will bring a confidence which will carry over into other aspects of their young lives.


I'm now training for the Mont-Tremblant Ironman in August, which has effectively cut my television watching hours to zero (no great loss there)! It’s also cut my junk food intake and my waistline while improving my sleep and energy levels – a great trade-off I think! Training ramps up to 15-20 hours/week for the next couple of months and I can honestly say I haven’t looked forward to any other part of my life so far with more enthusiasm.


Thanks Coach Nancy for providing the spark to get this going, and for the flood of positive energy that you are always sending out. Training like this is worth it for so many reasons and I hope I would have the drive and determination to do it all alone, but boy, is it ever fun doing it with a bunch of crazy IronCanucks!

Tom Schopf helping out the team

Posted by nancy on April 7, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (337)

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Team in training for Brian Smith Charity Bike Ride 2013

Posted by nancy on February 7, 2013 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (427)

Follow us in Facebook as we training for Brian Smith Charity Ride on May 26th.

Our team is doing 140km!

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We are so pleased to announce....................!!

Posted by nancy on January 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (519)


We are very proud to announce IronCanucks Triathlon Team is part of an international Triathlon club. How is works is more team participation, more points!

Its will take time to grow but we are involved right from the conception. At races, you will hear and see others teams also involved. Keep reading for more details.Note Muskoka 70.3 is on the list!




Having regional club spotlights on

•Club spotlights in Athlete and Spectator Guides for IRONMAN North American races (min 10 athletes)

•Direct mail program that will pair unaffiliated athletes with clubs located in their training area

•Provide special “club only” discounts and promotions through our partners to help build value to club membership



There are eight races that are IRONMAN TriClub Regional Championship races.

•The races were selected because of their family friendly atmosphere, the location and quality of the venue and the opportunity for creating a fun festival weekend including a club social event hosted by IRONMAN.

•When a club member races at an Regional Championship their Age Group Ranking points count 1.5 times for the club championship

•For example the club has an athlete that wins their age group at Syracuse 70.3. The athlete earns 3,500 AGR points, the club earns 5,250 (more points than if they won an IRONMAN.

•Regional Championship races are:

–IRONMAN 70.3 Texas (Galveston Island) – April 7, 2013

–IRONMAN 70.3 St George, UT – May 4, 2013

–IRONMAN 70.3 Florida (Haines City) – May 19, 2013

–IRONMAN 70.3 Kansas (Lawrence, KS) – June 9, 2013

–IRONMAN 70.3 Syracuse – June 23, 2013

–IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Stevens – July 21, 2013

–IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead – August 4, 2013

–IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka – September 8, 2013

What a fantastic year so far!

Posted by nancy on January 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (467)

We are on a roll..........

Education is power and we got some help for Training Peak

ambassador Rodney and Ryan from Hammer Nutrition



Ready for your January 2013 challenge?? Lets go, 90 day iron core challenge!

Posted by nancy on December 18, 2012 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (433)

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Did you know about this new facility in Oakville? Check it out.

Posted by nancy on December 15, 2012 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (1404)

Cordis’ CrossFit Endurance is a training program dedicated to improving performance, fitness and endurance potential.  Click here for more information!

Program Overview:  

Learn to train more efficiently for Bike, Run, Tri, Endurance races and eventsImprove your technique and mechanics which will help you become a more efficient athleteIncrease your work capacity and pick up “free speed” without adding more training hoursGain an edge on more than 40 million people training for these eventsLearn about factors impacting performance such as biomechanics, training, nutrition, recovery, mobility, injury prevention and care.A skill based approach to endurance training


Sunday (beginning Sunday, December 16) from 8:00am-10:30am



Intro/First Session – $15

Drop in – $25

10 class – $200


Class Breakdown:

45 min CrossFit15 min Mobility based warm up15 min Skill lesson15 min WoD (workout)10 min Bike set up90 min Interval session on Bike with Coaching/HRM/Music

Equipment Required:

Gym/workout clothesRoad bikeIndoor trainer (magnetic recommended)

2013 IronCanucks target events

Posted by nancy on December 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (338)