TMC‘s January/February 2016 issue recently hit news stands and in case you haven’t received your copy yet, we’re breaking down some of the great stories inside this issue.
Stefan Daniel as our Triathlete of the Year
Our cover shot is of Stefan Daniel, our Triathlete of the Year. For the first time in our history, we’ve partnered with Triathlon Canada to showcase our country’s finest triathletes. On page 56, you can read all about 18-year-old Stefan Daniel’s stellar year, during which he won three of the four world cup races he attended and took the world championship. Daniel shares his thoughts on what it took to qualify for Rio and reach the level he’s at in the sport.
Triathlete of the Year Awards
We don’t miss any category with our triathlete of the year awards, covering everything from Cross Triathlon to Duathlon and including elites and age-groupers. Twenty-one-year-old Severine Bouchez wins Age Group Triathlete of the Year for her first place performances in the standard and sprint distances at the ITU Grand Final in Chicago just a few months ago. There’s plenty of Canadian talent to celebrate this year.
Loreen Pindera shares some tips for making every workout count and ensuring that triathlon training doesn’t take over everything. For the age-group triathlete with a job, family and other commitments, it can be hard to balance everything especially if your goals go beyond just completing a triathlon. As you plan your upcoming season, this is a great story to draw on to make 2016 your best year yet in triathlon and everything else.
As always, we have a great training plan for you. This one focuses on building strength for running with hill and stair work. Not only are these types of plans provide a great workout and break from pounding pavement, they work on correcting your form and avoiding running-related injuries.