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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Shamisen Vs. Shamisen

Stevo and Neil.. this one is for you!! Shamisen: a three stringed Japanese traditional guitar that requires extreme concentration!!

the new improved &#@*%# stroke

thoughts! a powerful novel and Jasper!

Very good work this week.. just a few more key training sessions before the regeneration period!

Ponder this quote for a few minutes and before your next hard session:

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

Pick up this book for some reading in Tucson (if you haven't read it already). The Power of One

Jasper read this when he was contemplating retiring from the sport of triathlon.. after reading it he set out to train like never before and won Ironman Canada.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kyla and Alex setting a new junior women's course record. Nice work!

Gaby, showing the men how to run fast.

Sharpie and Kirsty taking care of business.

Stevo and JP making that hill look small.

Hatley Castle hilly 8km, February 24,08

Sunday Feb 24th, was the much anticipated Hatley Castle 8km at Royal Roads University. This is one very hilly run. NTC athletes displayed some fine running despite being in the middle of a training block. New course records by Kirsty Smith in the overall women and Kyla and Alex Coates in the junior women's field. Everyone attained best times.. some by minutes: Matt Sharpe - 2min11sec faster than last year. Full results and pics at:

Andrew: fine performance at the Whistler Loppet 30km. Too bad about the broken pole.

Great job guys and girls. Let's keep it rolling. Just a few weeks to the Tucson Camp. Mount Lemmon awaits!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Train Hard, Win Easy. The Kenyan Way.

no shortcuts, if you want to win.. train hard (and smart)! some cool footage of the Kenyans training and racing. They kind of look like JP running so effortlessly.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Kerry on her way to winning the women's overall and setting a course record in 16:42 at the Bear Mountain Summit Challenge, Feb 17, 2008.

2008 ITU Season Promo

Something to get you fired up.. if you aren't already!!
Let's get ready for fast and furious racing in 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Men's 15km Skate - Canmore

Andrew's pretty stoked to skate ski race at Whistler so I though I'd get him even more revved with this World Cup clip in Canmore, Alberta.

The Art of Cycling

Bravo! Bravo! Kirsty Smith's 1/2 win in Vancouver.

Congratulations Kirsty on your 1/2 marathon debut win on Sunday in Vancouver (1:16:42) Nice work!!! Those 70.3 girls won't know what hit them!!!

day 3, Blackcomb.

day 3 whistler, PK, Kerry and Ruth making some big turns on the big mountain.. Very impressive mountain (Blackcomb) and even more impressive skiing by Kerry and Ruth. Wow. they sure can turn those boards! Stevo and Scotty passed on the downhill to eye up the local scene in Whistler Village.. ohhh those ski bunnies!!!

pics from Day 2 Nordic Camp.

day two pics at Callaghan Valley.. this is one very impressive nordic ski area. can't wait to see the 2010 Olympic races.. Scotty is going to try out for the Canada's Nordic ski jump team.. he likes the skin suits they wear.

Chez Ruth

Fun times at Kerry's second home at Whistler!

Nordic Camp, Whistler.

A few pic's of the senior guys at the nordic camp, whistler in January. First day we skied the Lost Lake cross country ski area near Kerry's place, 2nd day consisted of several hours of skate skiing at Callaghan Valley near Whistler (site of the 2010 nordic events). Beautiful spot. Third day, PK and KS skied with Ruth on Blackcomb, A-Russ skate skied at Lost Lake and Stevo and Scotty checked out the ski bunnies in Whistler Village.. Thanks Ruth for putting us up and putting up with us at your sweet accommodation. We'll be back.. if you'll have us!!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

NTC Strength Part 2

He is a sneak peak into the second phase of our strength program designed by Trevor Millar. Explosive power is what we're after here. Big muscles at work, PUMP IT!

I wanted to embed the video but it wasn't going to work, sorry.