First Full Ironman race!

First Full Ironman race!

Wow Ironman is another kind of beast, entirely different from any other kind of race I have done. Ironman Florida did not hold back any of the experience even with a flat course.

June a month of racing! (race report Victoria, Tremblant, Steelhead)

June a month of racing! (race report Victoria, Tremblant, Steelhead)

June has truly been a month of racing. I raced three times this last month (June 2, 23,30) putting together some great results and finding the will to fight to the very end. I struggled last year, whenever I was not in a good position I would just give up. This year I am back to my old self, fighting to the bitter end. Finally this mentality has paid off over the past few races.

Pucon Race Report

Pucon Race Report

This was my first race in South America. I have been fortunate to race all over the world and it was very nice to go to a completely different place this time. I was blown away by the natural beauty of Pucon, Chile and hope to go back there again.

Race Report Challenge Daytona

Race Report Challenge Daytona

After a tough few races I am finally feeling like everything is starting to get back on track. So I thought it would be a good time to do a race report and get back to blogging.

Hitting the Trails! Here are some things to remember.

Hitting the Trails! Here are some things to remember.

If you’re anything like me, you love trail running. Although I end up doing a lot of road running during races, I really do love getting back to nature, hitting the dirt of a forest trail. I’m not quite sure what it is, but there’s something about the forest that speaks to me. So, of course I’m out there every chance I get.

Race Report 70.3 Victoria

Race Report 70.3 Victoria

Summer doesn’t truly start until June 21, but warm weather at the end of May and into early June almost always signals the arrival of Canadian summer. With it comes Canadian race season. This year, I kicked it off with Ironman 70.3 Victoria on June 3.

Race Preview: Victoria 70.3

Race Preview: Victoria 70.3

There are ups and downs in a race season. You win some, you lose some. While I’d  all like to win all the time, sometimes things just do not workout. When the race is said and done, all you can do is try to walk away at least somewhat wiser than you were when you went in win or lose.

St. Anthony's Race report

St. Anthony's Race report

St. Anthony’s Triathlon was the first race in 2018 where I was making a return appearance. It really is a nice feeling returning to a race venue that you have been to before. I find everything flows much more easily. I already know the course so I can visualize it much better, and I know the area around the race. All of these things really do make things a lot smoother going into a race.

Ironman 70.3 race report

Ironman 70.3 race report

Another race under my belt this year, with some ups and downs. Surprisingly, it was cold in Galveston, Texas. It seems to be a trend lately that races in Texas are cold, with last year’s Austin 70.3 being cold as well.

Press Release Ironman 70.3 Texas

Press Release Ironman 70.3 Texas

Professional triathlete Taylor Reid participated in his second race of the season on Sunday, April 8, in Galveston, Texas. Reid, 27, has been racing professionally since 2015. Reid made a name for himself on the half circuit with good results in 2015, including his first win at Silverman 70.3. He seemed to suffer from a sophomore slump in 2016, but started 2017 in an explosive way by winning his first race of the season in Puerto Rico.

Ironman 70.3 Campeche Race Report

Ironman 70.3 Campeche Race Report

Now that the race season has started for me, I can begin to test my fitness and knock off all the rust from the winter. I went to Ironman 70.3 Campeche with some high goals but really did not know what would happen. Every race is a roll of the dice and a chance to push yourself even further than last time.

Press Release Ironman 70.3 Campeche

Press Release Ironman 70.3 Campeche

Professional triathlete Taylor C. Reid kicked off his season on Sunday, March 18, with a ninth place finish in the Campeche 70.3.

Race Preview: Campeche 70.3

Race Preview: Campeche 70.3

It’s that time of year again! Race season! I’ll be kicking off my 2018 race season in just a few days. This year, I’ve selected the Campeche 70.3 as my first race of the season.

6 Tips for a Successful Training Camp This Season

6 Tips for a Successful Training Camp This Season

Have you been daydreaming about escaping the dreary Canadian winter? I know I was going crazy on the treadmill before I was able to head down to Arizona for a winter training camp.

Winter training camps are a great cure to the repetitive indoors workouts for months on end. Riding inside and running inside every day, week after week, month after month, tends to get a little … dull. A winter camp can break up the long Canadian winter and let you get back to outdoor training.

How to Stay Motivated during the Off-Season

How to Stay Motivated during the Off-Season

Off Season music to my ears. After the gruelling grind of training and racing for however many months or weeks of the year, you finally get to take a well-deserved break. For some people, the off-season is a week or two. Personally I like a month or more.

Racing in the Rearview Mirror: Reflecting on My 2017 Season

Racing in the Rearview Mirror: Reflecting on My 2017 Season

Off season is great. For three weeks of the year, I can finally set triathlon aside. I’ve hardly thought about it since I ended my season in Los Cabos on November 12.

Right at the end of the season, however, it’s actually a great opportunity to think about triathlon. And I mean really think about.

A race in Spain

A race in Spain

One thing I like to build into my schedule is racing outside of North America at least once a year. Why? There's a couple of reasons. The first is travel puts additional stress on me. You have to contend with jet lag, a certain degree of culture shock, and a different climate. It's not easy to adjust to all that, especially not in a short time.

Race Report: Mont-Tremblant Ironman 70.3

Race Report: Mont-Tremblant Ironman 70.3

Mont-Tremblant is an event I look forward to all year long. It’s probably the best Canadian event on the circuit, with an almost-circus like atmosphere of fun and spectacle. The race organization is always top-notch, and everyone is into it. I made sure I returned in top form this year.