Mike Neill Riding Bike at 2017 ITU World Long Distance Triathlon Championship in Victoria

Lessons Learned From an Ex Pro

I had the great pleasure of training with some of the world’s best athletes when I moved out to Victoria, B.C. in 2002. Ironman World Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists and World Cup Winners were all part of our training squad back in the early 2000’s. A few things I learned along the way…

Two runners run into the shallow water to start their swim.

There’s No Transition Zone in a SwimRun

Swimrun is a multi stage race during which competitors alternate between swimming and running along a continuous course.  There are no transition zones.  Competitors must start with everything they need for the event and carry everything with them throughout the race.  This means swimming with running shoes and mandatory safety equipment; and running with goggles, pull buoys, paddles and/or swim fins…

Digital Distraction; Training Unplugged

Let training be YOUR time. Training and racing use to be one of the few times in life when you could get lost in time and space and connect with friends (if training in a group) or yourself (if training solo) without the interruption

Runners take off down the road in the Vancouver Island Running Series

Pioneer 8k – Racing to Fitness

This past weekend saw the racing of the Pioneer 8k, the first road race of the Vancouver Island Race Series. As always, this race drew a stellar field of athletes. The running community in Victoria and the lower mainland of B.C. really do gear up for these races…