Matt Sharpe 2nd in Montreal World Cup – Epic Triathlon Podcast

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast, Matt Sharpe talks about his first World Cup podium in Montreal.

Matt’s been having a great season. He also came 3rd at the Ottawa American Cup and raced well in several World Triathlon Series events, including an 11th place finish in Edmonton.

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Sharpe sprinting past Lagerstrom to come 2nd in Montreal World Cup.

Sharpe sprinting past Lagerstrom to come 2nd in Montreal World Cup.

Henri Schoeman Bronze at Rio Olympics – Epic Triathlon Podcast

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast, coach Patrick Janukavicius chats with Henri Schoeman, bronze medalist at the Rio Olympic Games.

Schoeman had a strong swim and bike in Rio to set himself up for a great finish on the run.

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South African triathlete Henri Schoeman at swim start in Abu Dhabi.

South African triathlete Henri Schoeman at swim start in Abu Dhabi.

Dominika Jamnicky Wins Drummondville Triathlon – Epic Triathlon Podcast

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast, coach Patrick Janukavicius chats with Dominika Jamnicky about her win in Drummondville, a race previously won by Simon Whitfield and Chris McCormack.

Jamnicky has been a dominant force in women’s triathlon, including winning the Pan American Cup in Toronto. This year she’s raced in several ITU World Triathlon Series events, including a 9th place finish in Hamburg.

Dominicka winning the race in Drummondville.

Dominicka winning the race in Drummondville.

Nationals in Ottawa.

Nationals in Ottawa.

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Alexis Lepage ITU World Triathlon Series Racing – Epic Triathlon Podcast

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast, we chat with Alexis Lepage about his ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) racing.

Alexis Lepage is bloody fast. He won the Canadian Junior Championships in 2013. In 2015, he raced in his first WTS race and finished 8th in the U23 World Championships.

Join me in wishing Alexis good luck in his World Cup race in Montreal this weekend!

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Alexis Lepage crossing the finish line in Drummondville, Quebec.

Alexis Lepage crossing the finish line in Drummondville, Quebec.

Erin Dolan - U.S. 1st and 4th at Tiszaujvaros ITU World Cup

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast U.S. triathlete describes her amazing 4th place finish at the Tiszaujvaros World Cup in Hungary.

Dolan was scouted as a potential triathlete after competing at college as a swimmer and a runner. Those American scouts sure know how to pick great athletes!

Join me in wishing her luck in her pursuit of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team.

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Erin Dolan at the Tiszaujvaros ITU World Cup.

Erin Dolan at the Tiszaujvaros ITU World Cup.

Sarah-Anne Brault Rio Olympics Bound With Team Canada

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast, Sarah-Anne Brault talks about making it on the Canadian Olympic team heading to Rio. Qualifying has been a hard fought battle ever since she was selected as an alternate for the London Olympics.

She’ll be going to Rio with teammates Amelie Kretz, Kerstin Sweetland, Tyler Mislawchuk and Andrew Yorke (who we interviewed last week).

Next on the race calendar, Sarah-Anne Brault will be competing in Hamburg this weekend as part of a relay team.

Join me in wishing Sarah-Anne Brault good luck in Rio!

Froome video from the tour de France.

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Sarah-Anne Brault Cycling.

Sarah-Anne Brault Cycling.

Sarah-Anne Brault barefoot for a photoshoot.

Sarah-Anne Brault barefoot for a photoshoot.

Andrew Yorke Rio Olympics

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast coach Patrick Janukavicius talks to Andrew Yorke about qualifying for the Rio Olympics.

Yorke struggled through a number of injuries to make it to the games. He had back surgery in 2008 and was told he would never be able to race again. After a chat with Barrie Shepley, famous triathlon coach, Andrew decided to continue training.

He’s been on team Canada since 2013 and had a strong 2015 season. However, he was hit by a car in the fall of 2015. That slowed the end of his 2015 season, forcing him to skip out on the Cozumel race.

No obstacle is too big for Yorke. He just keeps coming back. One might say he was destined to go to Rio.

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Running Following Childbirth With Misia Kowanda PhD Candidate, Runner, Mother - Epic Triathlon Podcast

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast coach Patrick Janukavicius chats with Misia Kowanda about training after childbirth. Lucas is now 1 year and 1 month old. We originally had Misia on the podcast when Lucas was only a few months old.

In this episode, Misia talks about her training, her PhD thesis, jogging strollers and, of course, about Lucas!

Misia smiling with Lucas.

 

 

How To Get Off The Couch - Featuring Comedian Rick Rowley - Epic Triathlon Podcast

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast, Coach Patrick Janukavicius talks to professional comedian Rick Rowley and they both share tips on how to get off the couch.

My running coach in high school always said that the hardest part of training was getting off the couch. Make sure that you have some strategies in place to get and stay fit.

Enjoy!

Proper Pedal Stroke - Epic Triathlon Podcast

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast we discuss the proper pedaling technique. Now, contrary to what is often boasted as correct technique, the upstroke shouldn’t be a power generating part of your pedal stroke. Attempting to do so could, and likely will lead to injuries in the knees, hips, and lower back.

The main force of the pedal stroke comes from pushing down at the front using the quadriceps and gluteus muscles. Smooth out the pedal stroke by pulling back along the bottom of the stroke using the hamstring.

When your foot is at the back of the stroke, take it easy. Your hamstring is in a contracted position and is unable to generate adequate force.

Isn’t it good to generate as much force as possible in as many different ways as possible? NO! In fact, focusing on pulling up on the pedals negatively affects your ability to push down.

I hope you enjoy this episode, please like and share if you find it helpful!

Coach Pat

How to Select Races - Epic Triathlon Podcast

Hi everyone,

In today's episode I explain how to select races for your season. Basically, you want to choose one "A" race per season. So, only once per summer will you try to have your top performance. You may however, choose some "B" races where you still want to be competitive, but these are also preparatory races for your main "A" race. You can have a couple or a few "C" races. These are really for training purposes. Beginners can even use "C" races to practice things like open water swimming and transitions.

I'll keep publishing episodes every week!

In this week's book club, I recommend "Simon Says Gold", a biography about Simon Whitfield, who won the first every Olympic triathlon event in 2000. Remember, it is an Olympic year, with the Summer Olympics coming up in August 2016.

The episode ends with "Ocean Liner" by "The Riktah".

Happy training!

Patrick

Allysa Seely World Champion in Paratriathlon - featuring Rick Rowley - Epic Triathlon Podcast

In this episode of the Epic Triathlon Podcast we talk to Allysa Seely World Champion in Paratriathlon. She won the race in Chicago this year and hopes to qualify for Rio in 2016. Humour is provided by Rick Rowley.

You can check out Allysa's webpage at http://allysaseely.com/. She's raising funds for Rio next year!

Music in today's episode is provided by The Riktah. Some more of their songs are available at https://myspace.com/theriktah/music/songs. It's my cousins band.

In coming episodes we should have Andrew Yorke and Kirsten Sweetland.

Enjoy!

Lionel Sanders Pre-Kona Video

Hi everyone,

Canadian triathlete and Kona favorite Lionel Sanders is getting a head start on his heat acclimatisation. He was kind enough to post a video of his training on YouTube.

That's a pretty tough workout so close to Kona! He almost did a full IRONMAN!

It's too bad he ruined his rim! I hope his sponsors will pull through for him. Best of Luck Sanders!

Did you know he's coached by Barrie Shepley??

Leave a comment below. What place do you think Sanders will finish in Kona?

Epic Triathlon Podcast - Episode 3 - Pregnancy and Exercise With Misia Kowanda (PhD Candidate)

In this episode of Epic Triathlon Podcast, Misia Kowanda (PhD Candidate) talks about running while pregnant and getting back into training after pregnancy. Lucas, now 3 months old, helps his mom out with her squats.

She's even back into racing already, having competed at the McGill Cross-Country Open.

Misia and Lucas are on the right.

Misia and Lucas are on the right.


Epic Triathlon Podcast - Episode 2 - ITU - 70.3 Triathlon - Interview with triathlete Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches

Hi Triguys and Trigirls, IRONMEN and IRONWOMEN, beginners, elites and seasoned veterans! You'll enjoy this episode of Epic Triathlon Podcast. I interview Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches, elite triathlete, racing IRONMAN 70.3 as a professional. He was LEADING the race at IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant 70.3! Listen to this episode to hear all about it!

You can check ouy Antoine's website, http://nutritionforperformance.com/ or his personal blog, leblogdutriathlete.com/.

Left: Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches, right: Brendan Gribbons at a training camp in Lake Placid. Photo by: Patrick Janukavicius

Left: Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches, right: Brendan Gribbons at a training camp in Lake Placid. Photo by: Patrick Janukavicius

Here's a photo taken a few years ago in Lake Placid, New York. We did some really hard training on the IRONMAN course in Lake Placid. Antoine's strong lean frame makes him an excellent climber.