The reality is that what we are doing is entirely different to what an able-bodied athlete is doing. So we set out to find a way to get a better comparison of our data!
Category Archives: Training
Accessible Triathlon: A How-To Guide
One of the things we’ve found challenging about doing this triathlon is how little information there is out there in terms of the how-to’s. … So our plan is to try to change that!
Why Triathlon? (Or ‘How Disability Helps Me Tap Into the Essence of my Humanity’)
If you’ve been following along this week, you may be wondering why we would go to so much effort to do something so few people even attempt?
So what exactly does it mean for us to compete in a race like this?
There are actually very few athletes out there competing in tandem triathlon of this nature. … There isn’t even a category for this type of triathlon racing because there are so few of us.
Triathlon Here We Come!
So we’ve been gearing up for a while now, but the big day is now just one week away!
Living a Yin Life in a Yang World
There is this concept in eastern religions of yin and yang. It’s this idea of finding balance between two opposites: things like dark/light; work/rest; tense/release; hard/easy; do/be. And just like we understand that we need muscle pairs to, for example, lift our arm up and then bring our arm back down, these eastern knowledge traditions understand that there can be no dark without a light; no work without rest; no tension without release; no hard without easy; no doing if there is no space to simply be.
Deep Breaths and Baby Steps
When we train, we do a lot of base training – training at a pace slow enough for Trevor to be able to engage in conversation with me. Aside from turning training into date-time, this builds up his cardio and his endurance over weeks and months, and we’ve seen quite significant improvements using this technique.
Since I can’t see Trevor running, I use my ears to listen to the rhythm and cadence of his footfalls, and to listen to his breath to help him dial back or pick up the pace accordingly.
And when we get to the hills, we have a little mantra, “deep breaths and baby steps”.
The race season in Ontario takes a bit of a break over the summer if you’re not ready for triathlons (hoping to do these next year, but still waiting for the stroller that will allow us to bike). We’ve got two 5K races coming up in September, but our new goal race is the October 22Continue reading “Training Days”
Barrie Food Bank – RoundUP Training Run
This morning’s training run with the Barrie Runninjas coincided with the Barrie Food Bank’s RoundUP, so we decided to do our training route from MEC across to Ardagh Bluffs School and then back again down Ardagh to MEC. We had a great crowd out, with lots of people happy to push! I have been amazedContinue reading “Barrie Food Bank – RoundUP Training Run”