Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nutrition Quiz

Aidan, Myles and Sasha enjoying their post race meal in Lindsay.

Here are the 11 foods that Denis Collier said swimmers should eat:
blueberries, tomatoes, watermelon, salmon, all bran cereal, soy milk, lentils/beans, spinach (matey!!), sweet potatoes, probiotic yogurt and whole grain/whole wheat bread. I'm sure they are good for triathletes too.
Apparently, the watermelon is great at swim meets as a quick fuel between races. It might be a good option for those triathlons where you have to put your bike in transition early but then don't race for a couple of hours. As with any food or energy drink, try it well ahead of race day so that you don't have any tummy surprises.

How many of the 11 foods made it to the post-race table in Lindsay?

Great Weekend of Racing

Congratulations to the fun2triers who raced this weekend. Kyle placed 2nd in the 12-13 age group and Nolan placed 4th in the 10-11 age group at the Healing Cycle Kids4Kids Triathlon in Mississauga.

Sasha's great form in Lindsay.

At the Lindsay KOS, Sasha led wire to wire to place on the top of the podium in the 14-15 age group while Myles placed 1st and Aidan placed 3rd in the 12-13 category.

All the hard work you have been doing is paying off. Be proud of yourselves.

See you Thursday.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Race reports and a quiz

Congrats to those fun2triers who raced at the Newmarket Cycling race on the weekend. Great results in both the timetrial and the road race. In the GC, Jessica placed 1st in the squirt girls, Aidan was 4th, Ben 6th and Jordan E. 15th in the peewee boys and Jade came 3rd in the minime girls. This is a great way to polish those cycling skills and to get used to riding in a pack. Great job! Jordan T - hope the road rash is healing - since you are at soccer now, you missed my speech last week about how I don't like blood - please, no more blood!!

Other fun2triers produced some fast swim times at Central Regions. Special mention goes to Sasha as she posted best times for all her events including the 200 free final on Sunday night. "Closest call" award goes to Myles who missed his provincial 800 free time by 0.33 seconds. Don't worry, you'll get it in Thunder Bay.

And now the quiz... Last month the Dorado Stars hosted a nutrition seminar. The speaker , Denis Collier, listed 11 foods that swimmers should eat. How many can you come up with? I'll post the answers at the end of the week. Dorado kids, how many have you actually eaten in the past month?

See you Thursday.
PS Only one more week of school. YIPEEE! (no more lunches to make for 2 months)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Back to Training

It seems like a long time since the group has met (thunderstorms tend to be disruptive on many levels). However, we are back on track tonight. Some members will not be attending as they are off to Central Region Swim Champs. Good luck Sasha, Kyle, Bjorn-Ole, Freya and Myles.

I also need to catch up on a few things...
Congratulations to Jade (1st minime girls), Jordan E. (7th peewee boys) and Ben (2nd peewee boys) on their racing at the Malvern Bike race. Next up on the bike circuit is the Newmarket race this Saturday. Good luck to those attending.

Some of the younger fun2triers raced last weekend at Lakeside. A hot day for racing but our pink shirted triathletes did a great job! Congratulations to Harrison (7th in boys 8-9), Trisha (4th in girls 8-9), Julia (6th in girls 10-11), Hannah (7th in girls 10-11) and Ellen (8th in girls 10-11). Also congrats to fun2tri cousins Dana and Andrea on their races at Lakeside.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Team Success at Caledon KOS Race

What a great day at the Kinetico Caledon KOS race. Lots of great performances by fun2tri team members. Some of the highlights were a first ever KOS finish by Jessica, Ontario Games team birth by Sasha, first ever win by Connor and medal performances by Myles and Aidan. Best of all were all the smiles on kids wearing our new pink team shirts. I wasn't too sure about the colour when the team picked it, but seeing a sea of pink on the day was definitely cool. So cool, that the blog is now pink too.