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Taylor Reid preps for Ironman 70.3 Oceanside

In this episode of Taylor Time, Taylor Reid is back in Caledon, Ontario from a training camp in California. His prep for the first race of the season, Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, continues. Last year, Reid placed sixth at the California race behind the likes of Jan Frodeno, Andy Potts and Canada’s own Lionel Sanders. He’s been training all winter with a podium finish for this year in mind.

Reid doesn’t shy away from the harsh winter during his training and embraces the snowy trails around his hometown for his runs.

“The wind is really biting,” he says. “It’s a real change from California.”

Training has changed now that he’s back in Canada and the emphasis has shifted as he narrows in on the first two big races of the season.

He’s cut back on the swimming to make more time for the other two disciplines. In the last episode of Taylor Time, he mentioned that having eight sessions a week with a double swim day on Tuesdays was providing major benefits in overall fitness as well.

He’s also focusing on short, intense sessions right now. “There’s lots of time right now,” he says, acknowledging the season at large. “I need to push hard at the right points.”