Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Race Weekend - 6/23&24

As per Coach Tyler Lord's tweet...

"Great HiPerformance Weekend! 2 Overall wins! 6 Half Ironman finishes and 9 Athletes racing. Good job team!!!"

So far I have seen the following...

*Terry L (Smith Falls Sprint Du - 1st OA)

*Aaron M (Mont Tremblant 70.3 - 115 AG, 489 OA)
*Maciej W (Mont Tremblant 70.3 - 25 AG, 337 OA)

*Lisa G-J (Welland Half Ironman Tri - 4th AG, 18th Female OA)
*Jeff B (Welland Sprint Tri - 18AG, 152 OA)
*Larry B (Welland Half Ironman Du - 1st OA)

Anyone else want to share???

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New poster...

Team HiPerformance would like to welcome Jeff Bera to the blog.

It is nice to have some of the members reading the blog and it would be great to hear from more.

If you have anything you would like posted, please let me know.

Train Safe!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Welland Race Weekend

Hey Folks,

This is the weekend many of us have been training so hard for. It is going to be a busy Saturday (Sprints) and Sunday (Half Iron) in Welland so I hope we can help you prepare for the rush of the race.

There are many things you can do in advance of the trip down to the event to set yourself up for success. Here is a list of duties you can check off to help ease the nerves before the race.

-prepare your driving directions early in the week and slip them into vehicle right away.

-study the course set up and maps from the Multisport Canada website ( ). Individual details and maps are in the links under the "Race Information" section of the page.

-buy all your nutritional products during the week and place them into your tri bag or cooler.

-try to have your tri bag completely packed at least the day before driving to the hotel or race so you are not rushing around before hopping into the car.

-print out a check list of all the items you need for your race and make sure they all get packed as early as possible.

-more is better, especially when the forecast is calling for light rain and cooler conditions (as of Monday).

-make sure you pack your sun screen, shades and hats as you never know how the day may turn out.

-get your race kit cleaned up and packed.

-try to use back up items for the next few workouts and save your race gear for the weekend so it is nice and dry before packing (cycling shoes, running shoes, helmet, wetsuit, etc.).

-check over your bike to make sure everything is clean, secure, rolling smoothly and ready to race.

-make any bike changes (new tubes, tires, tape, cassettes, bottle cages, etc.) early in the week so you have a couple rides before the race.

-don't forget to pack a few towels, dry warm clothes and footwear for after the race and the drive home.

-leave your post race clothes near the fence in transition so you can get a change in before they open it up for the finishers.

-get to the race site with plenty of time to register, set up transition and warm up. Being late creates more nervous energy than needed. Avoid it by being prepared!

*Note - if you are staying in a hotel/motel before the race, do not leave anything in the vehicle as these are easy pickings for thieves. Place everything in your room and make sure to do a triple check before leaving in the morning.

Also, I know a few of our team members are heading to Quebec for the Mont Tremblant 70.3.
Good Luck Team HiPerformance!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Upcoming Recharge with Milk Races

Binbrook (Hamilton) - June 9

Welland - June 23 - June 24

Huronia - July 7 - July 8

Gravenhurst - July 14 - July 15

Cobourg - July 28 - July 29

Bracebridge - August 11 - August 12

Bala Falls - August 19

Toronto Island - August 25 - August 26

Wasaga Beach - September 8

Lakeside - September 15 - September 16

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

HiP in the News

LB discusses the Woodstock Super Sprint Duathlon and HiPerformance Training Day with Roger Hospedales.

Monday, May 28, 2012

LB Showing off HiP Gear in Woodstock

Welland Training Day - June 10th

Welland Half Iron Distance Training Day

Attention HIPerformance Athletes:

In preparation for the June 23/24 Welland Triathlon Weekend, Coach Tyler would like to invite you to an on-site scouting mission. Tyler and his experienced HIP Crew will be instructing/guiding the group through a mini Half Iron Distance simulation the week before the big race.

Come out and receive valuable tips for all four aspects of this race, or triathlon in general. This FREE Training Day is an amazing opportunity for HIP racers to see the course in person and interact with a number of veteran triathletes/duathletes.


Date: Sunday June 10th (8:30AM to 1:00PM)
Location: Welland Arena (see below for map)

Swim Briefing: 8:45 AM (at swim start area)

Swim Start: 9:00 AM

Bike Start: 9:40 AM

Run Start: 12:00 PM

Q&A Session: 12:30 PM

Make sure to RSVP to Tyler before midnight on May 31st so he can prepare for the correct number of athletes.

Also, Kane Picken of Team Clif ( ) will be on site to run us through the Clif product line and sample some amazing nutritional items!