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!

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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.

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.

 

 

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

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.