Sport BC Master’s Athlete of the Year!

Friday March 9, 12

EAS and RTC triathlete Stephanie Kieffer won the Sport BC Master’s Athlete of the Year award for 2011.

Steph had a great season winning BC, Canadian and World Championships titles in 2011. These were the icing on a multi year campaign where she collected two more age group Triathlon World Championship Gold medals, an age group Triathlon World Championship Bronze and an overall Canadian National Age Group Championship win.

Congrats Stephanie.

Here is a special athlete ProD video for you; 


Allergy season and the athlete

Saturday June 18, 11
As spring moves into summer, allergy season begins for many athletes.
The Weather Network has pollen forecasts that can help you identify potential allergens in your region that are affecting you. Better yet, obtain a referral to a MD specializing in allergies.
If you are suffering from allergies (or taking other medication) and subject to Doping Control, you have to be very vigilant as to what you ingest. Many allergy medications contain ingredients on the WADA banned list. Check with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport “check your medication” resource or go directly to the Global DRO for Canada (or your country as ingredients may vary based on where the product was purchased).
Alan

medioFondo program featured

Friday June 17, 11

My MedioFondo training program was featured in Canadian Cyclist‘s June-July issue on training for a 100k ride!

This free program is available on their site!

A more detailed version with weekly goals and objectives as well as a detailed GranFondo plan is available through my Training Peaks programs and plans link.

Enjoy!


Triathlon Canada: Regional Training Centre | Vancouver

Sunday June 5, 11

The planning for the Triathlon Canada regional training centre has begun!  Right now I am collecting data from the various stakeholders such as Triathlon Canada, Triathlon BC and the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific.  I have also held some informal meetings with community stockholder, junior and youth coaches and Vancouver based high performance triathletes.

There are a number of topics that are common to each group and intertwined themes viewed from different perspectives.

Managing these into a viable project will be the main challenge!

If our Regional Training Centre is of interest to you, please feel free to drop me a line and share your thoughts.

Alan


Triathlon Canada: Regional Training Centre | Vancouver

Wednesday June 1, 11

June 1, 2011

Today, I start my new job as the Triathlon Canada Regional Training Centre coach for Vancouver. My main tasks are centred around developing up and coming junior elite and U23 elite triathletes! To do this I will be building community ties with the triathlon community in metroVancouver and the extended communities needed to support these athletes.

If you are interested in buying into this project as a supporter in some capacity, please contact me.  Who knows, I may be contacting you very soon!

Alan


This week on myTwitter

Thursday May 19, 11

CanoeKayak Canada Dragon Boat coaching module

Saturday May 14, 11

Exciting new for Dragon Boat coaches in Canada!

As of May 9, 2011 you can now get full NCCP Dragon Boat coaching certification under CanoeKayak Canada’s new Entry Level Competitive Coaching (ELCC) program! The Dragon Boat program is one of two new big boat modules offered to canoe-kayak coaches; dragon boat and war canoe.

If you already have ELCC certification from CanoeKayak Canada, you can add on a four hour big boat module.  For coaches without any CanoeKayak Canada ELCC certification,  you will need to take the NCCP Part A theory course as a prerequisite then take the big boat module of your choice as a two and half days (19 hours) stand alone course.  For coaches interested in pursuing “advanced gradation” you will also need NCCP Part B theory to earn this recognition.

In BC, visit CanoeKayak BC for more information on these courses

Alan