Jeff Symonds: How to know if you are race ready

May 25th, 2017 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in News, Racing | No Comments »

How am I going to perform on race day? That’s a question that we as triathletes ask ourselves during training and countless times during our taper. My race day success, or lack thereof can […]

Jeff Symonds: Training tips to survive the holidays

December 24th, 2016 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in Personalities, Profiles, Racing, Training | No Comments »

The holidays are great for a break and little down time from triathlon but let’s face it, for most of us, we are just not the same when we aren’t training. It is also always […]

Tips to avoid paying airline bike fees

December 5th, 2016 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in Bike Apparel, Bike Gear, News, Profiles, Races & Travel, Training | No Comments »

Airline bike fees can really add up! I have had to pay anywhere from $175 one way to nothing round trip. Here are five tips to keep your money in your pocket while travelling… or at […]

Jeff Symonds on the importance of the B race

April 27th, 2016 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in Blogs, Feature, News, Racing, Training | No Comments »

Lead up races or, B races, are a great way to prepare us for key events. I recommend doing multiple shorter events in the months leading up to your A race. The pressure. You just […]

Five ways to make your indoor trainer sessions more effective

April 11th, 2016 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in Profiles, Racing, Training | No Comments »

1. Avoid the “staring at your speedometer slump” Bad posture can really affect power production. While coaching, I noticed that most athletes ride in a slump. Literally. Especially when they’re going at it out of […]

How to race if you’re not totally prepared

February 16th, 2016 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in Feature, News, Racing | No Comments »

Let’s be honest – we’ve all been there. Recently, it was at Ironman 70.3 Panama for me. Whether it’s due to illness, injury, work, or family, there are plenty of things in our day-to-day […]

2017 ITU Multisport World Championships: Jeff Symond’s Tips

January 29th, 2016 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in Feature, News, Races & Travel, Racing | 1 Comment »

  When I first heard the news that Michael Brown (of Great White North triathlon and Challenge Penticton) was bringing the first ever ITU Multisport World Championship Festival to Canada, I was stoked. Then I heard that […]

5 Common triathlon resolutions and how to keep them

January 21st, 2016 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in Feature, News, Personalities, Training | No Comments »

We are three weeks into the New Year, which means that more than enough time has gone by for you break your New Year’s resolution. I recently asked the Get Ugly community what their triathlon […]

The Worst Cycling Advice I’ve Ever Received

December 10th, 2015 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in News | No Comments »

I’ve received some pretty interesting advice over the years (especially starting out in triathlon) so I thought I’d compile a few of the more interesting pieces of advice I got when it comes to […]

One-hour trainer workout: Kona Edition

November 12th, 2015 by Jeff Symonds | Posted in News, Training | No Comments »

One of my favourite ways to mix up an indoor ride is to do a session that simulates a big race that I have done, or plan to do. It can be extremely motivating […]