Calgary Stampede 5km
Kim Bennett – 0:19:25, 2nd female OA

Limestone Mile
Tammy Pigeon – 0:07:06
Mark Kerr – 0:05:41

Edmonton lululemon 10km
Breanna Cotton – 0:47:58
Melissa Raven – 0:43:13
Lee Kennett – 0:36:54
Carla Kramer – 0:43:16
Kim Doerksen – 0:39:28
Rose Cass – 0:49:20
Meaghan Murray – 0:51:49
Laurel Richardson – 0:39:01
Dania Spillet – 0:41:40, PB
Allison Peterson – 0:43:17, PB

Wolfe Island Classic 5km
Mark Kerr – 0:20:59
Annie Riel – 0:22:21

Tynehead Race – 8 Hour Ultra
Chen Li – 73.7km

KneeKnacker
Craig Fowler – 2nd OA
Miriam Trotscha – 6th female

5 Peaks Cypress
Justin Yan – 1:24:10
Harrison Glotman – 1:04:46, 8th OA
Hope Moir – 1:32:05
Fainne Martin – 1:20:54

Farm 5km, Ottawa
Stephen Andersen – 0:18:36, PB

Summerfast 10km
Jan Duzinkiewicz – 0:38:49, PB
Richard Kirk – 0:35:58
Ross Cass – 0:49:06
Thom Green – 0:42:58
Fainne Martin – 0:43:44
Chris Atkinson – 0:46:10, PB
Lawrence Buchan – 0:38:21
Sean Del Ben – 0:49:38, PB
Mark Nelson – 0:42:38
Fiona Jackson – 0:46:42
Katie Gordon – 0:47:55
Kyle Bryce – 0:51:53
Kim Nguyen – 0:56:33
Matt Murdoch – 0:37:38
Liam Baird – 0:40:17
Andrea Chambers – 0:46:53
Melissa Rave – 0:44:03
Felix Yu – 0:42:28, PB
Fergus Kung – 0:38:25
Lissa Zimmer – 0:37:04
Ellis Gray – 0:39:50, PB
Kathryn Williamson – 0:43:52
Patrick Swadden – 0:38:18
Nadine Robinson – 0:41:29
Nic Huang – 0:36:54, PB
Andrew Geiger – 0:34:01, PB
Ryan Hobson – 0:39:49, PB
Aaron Carveth – 0:39:39, PB
Matt Deiderichs – 0:42:30, PB
Shirley Wood – 0:46:11, PB
Gary Franco – 0:47:32
Russ Esau – 0:36:11
Rob Watson – 0:31:23
Emelyn Ticong – 0:54:48, PB
Natalie Ivanova – 0:50:34, PB
Tony Tomsich – 0:32:56
Dayna Gerson – 0:57:58
Kara Naish – 0:51:37

Totem to Totem 10k
Shae-lynn Pearson – 0:49:48, PB

Firefly Trail Race
Steve Mahood, 12km – 2:01:21
Kelsey Hunter, 12km – 1:28:02
Neil McCallum, 18km – 2:27:13, 3rd OA

Lindsay Milk Run 10km
Julie MacDonald – 0:43:41

Beaches Jazz Half Marathon Toronto
Jon Minkarious – 1:17:53, PB & 5th OA
Esther Lee – 1:34:31
Kyla Wilkinson – 1:37:24, PB
James Watkins – 1:16:34, PB & 3rd OA
Ben Gustafson – 1:12:28, PB & 1st OA
Ali Crandall – 1:49:51, PB
Linda Quinteros – 2:02:55
Tyler Ashurt – 1:21:55, PB

Fast Days of Summer 5km
Jill Emery – 0:21:20, 2nd female

National Capital 5km
Victoria Asikis – 0:22:57, 3rd female

NYRR Team Champs 5 Miler
Kate Gustafson – 0:28:46, 8th OA

Ironman Canada
Katherine Lavoie – 12:11:48, First Ironman!

Ironman Canada 70.3
Mark Dawson – 5:23:57

Jack and Jill Marathon
Jim Novotny – 3:44:00, PB
Craig Roy – 3:04:00, PB
Chris Atkinson – 3:53:36, PB
Tommy Cheng – 3:05:03, PB & BQ
Sarb Kaler, half-marathon – 1:36:36, PB

Buckin’ Hell 50km
Rhys Hill – 6:38:32

Buckin’ Hell 30km
Chen Li – 4:27:46
Justin Yan – 4:24:47
Dante Luciani – 3:45:24
Fainne Martin – 3:48:45
Genevieve Martin – 5:10:56

Tely 10
Joel Clarke-Ames – 1:01:57
Fraser Clift – 0:59:29
Kerri Andreas – 1:07:10

15mile Trail Run
Caitlin Wood – 3:50:00

Terrace Half Marathon
Brent Webb – 1:37:00

 

If you’re a coached athlete you know this cycle well. Your coach writes you a workout or a block of training in TrainingPeaks (TP), which you upload after completing (or you forget, but at least you did the workout, right?). Your coach reviews the training gives you some feedback and writes the next block of training. And on and on the cycle goes.

While the GPS data gives insight into paces, distance and the quantitative side of training, it often only tells part of the story. What about the fact that you were running on four hours of sleep, or got a killer cramp on the second repeat? The point is, your post-workout communication is an important piece of the puzzle and there is a lot of qualitative information that makes the coaching experience far more complete. Without context, we only have half the story.

In our experience as coaches and athletes, communication, or lack thereof, is often the number one factor in injury and poor performance.

Post workout communication is one of the keys to making the coach-athlete relationship successful, keeping you injury free and progressing towards your goals.

Post-activity comments are an awesome communication tool that allows you to tell the story of your training. With each workout, long run, or pre-race nervous breakdown, your post-activity comments weave the pieces of your training journey together.

So, what are we looking for in your comments? 

1. Be yourself

We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly from your workouts. The more real information you are willing to share, the easier it will be for us to get to know you and build a strong coach-athlete relationship. Similarly, don’t try to twist the story to “impress” your coach. We won’t judge you for missing your paces or calling it quits on a bad day. This is all valuable information for us to use in planning your training.

2. Be consistent

You don’t need to write something every day, but a comment once a week tells a much better story than 3 comments one week and none for the next 3 weeks. The hard workout and long run days are most important. So if nothing else, give us something to work with on those days.

3. Be concise

You don’t have to write 3 paragraphs after a 30-minute easy run. A couple of quick thoughts go a long way, or you can use the scale in 1-10 scale in Training Peaks to describe your effort and how you felt. This is quick and easy to use and provides a whole lot more information to your coach than you might think. 

Leaving comments in TrainingPeaks can also serve as your personal training log. These can be helpful later on when you wonder how you felt the last time you did a specific workout or what went well in your last marathon build up. 

Finally, these comments reflect your personality and help us get to know you as a person. Whether it’s something funny that happened on a run or a humorous reflection of the pain that the workout put you through. These can be equally as important to building a strong relationship with your coach because at the core running is a journey that we all enjoy and we want to be able to share those unique memories with someone who can relate.