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A Door Closes, A Window Opens - The Long Track Long Shot Journey Comes to An End

December 21st, 2013
As many have noticed I have not put up a post in a while as the beginning of my fourth season has gotten underway. Hoping a health situation would pass, days became weeks and soon months as I sought some conclusive findings. In the hopes of being able to skip over what I hoped was a blip in the radar I am sadly forced to address what has come to be.

In February 2011, I wrote a post about ...

Guest Post: A Lot Can Happen Between Two GranFondos

August 20th, 2013

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My wife Jacynthe shares some thoughts ahead of this weekend's RBC GranFondo Banff. This will be her 2nd GranFondo having taken part in the 2011 edition of the Whistler event. 

As I’m training for the 2013 RBC GranFondo Banff, cycling along the long rural roads of Alberta, I reflect on the last couple of years and remind myself how much has changed since my first experience in a mass cyclin ...

GranFondo Training: Hill Repeats

July 29th, 2013

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Long Track Long Shot has been selected as a Blog Ambassador for the 2013 RBC GranFondo Banff on August 24, 2013.

One part of my off-ice speed skating training that I think really has helped me on ice is the volume of hill sprints training I do in the off season. It trained my alactic system as well as taught me how to recover faster and prepare for multiple 100% efforts with limited rest i ...

Climbing Alberta's Mt. Yamnuska

July 8th, 2013

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Katie Babich navigating one of the trickier parts of the Mt. Yamnuska hike

Every summer our weekends are filled with long runs, bike rides and hikes. With the weather starting to resemble a season similar to summer here in Calgary the team headed out to Alberta's Kananaskis country to get a hike in on a beautiful day. As is pretty much always the case, the day was filled with plenty of ...

Lending a Helping Hand at the Floods in Calgary

June 27th, 2013

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Getting some water after a long Day 4

By now I am sure you have heard about the devastating floods that have ravaged much of Southern Alberta including my original and re-adopted hometown of Calgary, AB. There are countless news sources who have been covering the floods; however, I wanted to share a personal story and the impact the floods have had on us. 

For starters, our house was fine. We ...

What to Pack When Heading Out for a Long Ride

June 20th, 2013

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Heading west out of Cochrane

Long Track Long Shot has been selected as a Blog Ambassador for the 2013 RBC GranFondo Banff on August 24, 2013.

Getting out for long rides can sometimes be a bit of a logistical nightmare. Coordinating schedules, packing food, planning a route and packing gear for possible weather shifts all take time and effort and thats when things on the ride go smoothly. This ...

My First Half Marathon: 100m Too Long, Apparently

May 29th, 2013

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With this year's RBC GranFondo Banff event a couple of months away I wanted to get in another sporting event over the summer to tide me over until the racing season began again in earnest in September. While wanting to avoid injury while still taking part in a large, fun and competitive event I decided on a half marathon. Why? That is a great question.

Luckily I had plenty of time to prepar ...

Tour De Vancouver; Both Cycling & Visiting

May 10th, 2013

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Taking a breather on the Lion's Gate Bridge looking West

This has been my first summer staying in Calgary for off-season training. My wife and I officially relocated full time to the Heart of the New West (e.g. Calgary) in September and have been absolutely loving it! I have not been back to Vancouver since our wedding in July so had been looking for a chance to get back. This weekend I to ...

Generating Opportunities - Its All About Widening The Net

May 7th, 2013

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"Opportunities are multiplied as they are seized" - Sun Tzu, author of the Art of War | Image Credit: Loopy Loop Creations

There are more opportunities that arise each day than we can count, the question is whether we recognize them and pursue them. As the military strategist, Sun Tzu, said "Opportunities multiply as they are seized."

When I speak to athletes, students or businesses on the ro ...

Photo Shoot With Neil Zeller

May 5th, 2013

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Last week I posted a couple of photos from a shoot I did with Calgary photographer Neil Zeller. Neil sent me a few more photos so wanted to share. I have gotten to know Neil over the past few years after initially meeting over Twitter (@KevinJagger & @Neil_Zee). Neil has an incredible talent and is very willing to share those talents as well as continually experiment which makes for a great ...
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