This time around Fitspeek heads back into the basement and catches up with the guy who shocked the triathlon world by; placing third in the world at the 70.3 World Championships in 2011, winning Ironman Melbourne in 2015, and finishing the 2013 Challenge Penticton after a bike crash going down Yellow Lake (yeah) he also … Continue reading "Triathletes in Basements Riding Trainers: Fitspeek 101 with Jeff Symonds & Zack Neufeld"
Fitspeek celebrates episode 100 with BC’s King of Shortcourse Triathlon, Robert Johnson. Johnson dominated every race he did last year and had a perfect track record, most impressively scoring the overall win at the National Championships in Kelowna. In our conversation we examine not only his wins but also we reflect on how he approached … Continue reading "Fitspeek 100: Robert Johnson’s Undefeated Season"
One of the groups of people in the fitness community hit hardest by the Covid-19 crisis is the race directors. In Fitspeek 99 we speak with a guy who has been a race director on Western Canada’s triathlon scene for decades. Penticton’s Steve Brown has darn near done it all, the owner of a running … Continue reading "Fitspeek 99: Steve Brown"
Ramon Lopez-Mendizabal is a civil engineer and an elite ultra-endurance triathlete from Barcelona, Spain. As you know that iconic Spanish city is one of the places hardest hit by the Covid-19 virus. In Fitspeek 98, we speak with Ramon about how he & his wife are leading their day to day lives while living under … Continue reading "Fitspeek 98: Report From Barcelona with Ramon Lopez Mendizabal"
As we continue our Fitspeek series called The Olympians, we are in conversation with Joanna Brown. Tokyo 2021 will be her first ever Olympic Games. In the meantime, she is in self-quarantine in her parent’s basement (sound familiar) in Carp, Ontario. Joanna had an amazing start to her season this year, with a win at … Continue reading "Fitspeek 97: Joanna Brown Looks at Tokyo 2021"
Fitspeek continues its series with the Olympians. This time it’s our turn to talk to Tyler Mislawchuk. At age 26, Tyler will be lining up against the best short-course triathletes in the world at the 2021 Summer Olympics. In our half-hour conversation we talk perogies, Zwift, and Super-League. We also ask Tyler THE Fitspeek question. … Continue reading "Fitspeek 96: Tyler Mislawchuk"
With the postponement of the Summer Olympics, we decided to check in with what the members of our Olympic Triathlon team were up to and how they were dealing with the news. First up on our series that I’m calling “The Olympians,” is Calgary’s Stefan Daniel. In addition to being a star runner on the … Continue reading "Fitspeek 95: Stefan Daniel"
In his over 25 years as a triathlon coach, Victoria’s Lance Watson has been helping athletes become faster and more consistent. He’s also part of the story for one of the greatest moments in triathlon ever One of the keys to Simon Whitfield’s success in the inaugural Olympic Triathlon in Sydney, back in 2020, was … Continue reading "Tapering 201 = Fitspeek 94: A Conversation with Lifesport’s Lance Watson"
Staying true to our promise of “delivering the goods” we present Fitspeek 93 a Catching Up With Nathan Killam. We have something to get your mind off of the current state of affairs and keep you grounded. Our conversation with one of our country’s fastest long-course ranges from time management skills, to what he learned … Continue reading "Spend Your Sunday With a Coffee & a Nathan"
Yes, we all know that Soul Brother Number One, James Brown was the hardest working man in show business. But we also know that James Brown is Dead (don’t pardon the pun). On the other hand, Vancouver’s Natham Killam is very much alive and is well on his way to earning the title as Canada’s … Continue reading "Coming Sunday to Fitspeek"
The annual duathlon at UBC in Vancouver was held today. After hibernating a bit over the past months, I pumped up the tyres on the Softride and went racin’. Here’s the race report! Well THAT didn’t Suck Sato Hydrosloth’s 2020 UBC Duathlon Race Report Doing a “traditional” (not snow-based) multisport in Canada in early March … Continue reading "Race Time!"
Fitspeek 92 is all about running. We start of the program with Mikey Ross and his top five list. He’ll be telling you about his top 5 spring trail races. After that we feature an in-depth interview with Phil Ellis from Peninsula Runners. We find out the details about Phil’s past as an elite runner … Continue reading "Phil Ellis and the Heritage to Hatzic: Fitspeek 92 is the running edition"
Coming this week to Fitspeek a fun philled half hour with local running guru Phil Ellis. In addition to being the race director of the Heritage to Hatzic race in Mission next month, Phil is a tireless running coach, business owner, and is the only guy I know personally who WON the Sun Run! We … Continue reading "Nice Guys Finish First!"
Coquitlam’s Jim Winter knows how to throw a party! Whether that’s a hiking trip to the Grand Canyon, cross Canada cycling adventures, or something more local, Freestyle Fitness strikes a balance between high-performance athletics and fun. On Fitspeek 91 we speak with Jim about his upcoming St Patrick’s Day Race in Port Coquitlam, as well … Continue reading "That perfect blend of fun & fitness: Dragonfly Racing’s St. Patrick’s Day Run: Fitspeek 91"
This week on Fitspeek, we are pleased to give you part two of our interview with Jordan Bryden. After suffering a crash in an Olympic qualifying race in Australia a few years back, Jordan set his sights on long-course racing and is enjoying great success. One of his biggest successes, however is motivating his dad … Continue reading "2019 Ultraman World Champion Jordan Bryden Part Two: Fitspeek 90"
Fitspeek Christmas Edition (#87) Featuring Dean Scherbey, Jen Burns, & the rest of the Fitspeek gang.
What better way to segue into the festive season than with some stories of motivation & gratitude. Fitspeek 87 is here and our main course is a heaping helping of the Ironman roundtable. Over the past year, Abbotsford’s Jen Burns has been in training for the Whistler Ironman triathlon. On the program we hear about … Continue reading "Fitspeek Christmas Edition (#87) Featuring Dean Scherbey, Jen Burns, & the rest of the Fitspeek gang."
What better way to get into the New Year’s spirit by reminiscing about some of our big athletic accomplishments of the year. For the past year, we have been tracking the progress of Abbotsford’s Jen Burns. Her main goal for the year was to finish her very first Ironman triathlon. Well, she succeeded in a … Continue reading "Coming soon to Fitspeek: Ironvegins Roundtable"
With the Christmas season fast approaching, Fitspeek 86 presents a feel good story about a kind hearted overachiever. As a youth and young adult, Abbotsford’s Greg Ould was a top ranked wrestler and competed in Canada and the USA. After his career as an athlete ended, Greg gave back to the athletic community as a … Continue reading "From wrestling mats to warming blankets, the Greg Ould story. Fitspeek 86."
New Captain at the helm of Ironman Canada: Meet Susie Ernsting
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Not only is Ironman Canada returning to its original home of Penticton, BC, there’s a few other changes in store for this iconic Canadian sporting event. For starters, there’s a new race director, Susie Ernsting from North Vancouver
Not only is Ironman Canada returning to its original home of Penticton, BC, there’s a few other changes in store for this iconic Canadian sporting event. For starters, there’s a new race director, Susie Ernsting from North Vancouver. For the past dozen or so years, Susie & her husband Mark have been responsible for managing … Continue reading "New Captain at the helm of Ironman Canada: Meet Susie Ernsting"