Last night our annual C3 (Canadian Crosstraining Club) banquet was part of a reunion weekend for the sport of triathlon, timed to coincide with Simon Whitfield's induction into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. A lot of interesting people were there, including one of the 15 men who raced in the very first Ironman in Hawaii in 1978. There were at least three Canadian Olympians and a bunch of elite and age group winners from sprint to Ironman distance.
One of the coolest things was watching the final few minutes of Simon Whitfield's Olympic gold medal race in Sydney in 2000 - with Simon in the room. It's just as exciting now as it was then, and he got a standing ovation from the crowd. This video isn't great quality but it shows the awesome final minute of the race.
Club awards were handed out too, and 'Bent and I received the "Run of the Year" award - which Barrie Shepley also called The Insanity Award - for Ultra Tour Monte Rosa. Club members have always been intrigued by and supportive of our adventure sports in spite of the fact that we can't swim very far and thus would make horrible triathletes.
Today Matt Fitzgerald gave a couple of talks as part of the reunion weekend. He's a writer, running coach and author of a few books including "80/20 Running", which talks about doing 80% of your training at low intensity, i.e. nose breathing. He also talked about the mental aspect of endurance, which is discussed in another book, "How Bad do You Want It?" Good stuff.
Running (Treadmill ) 40:00  5.42 km (7:23 / km) slept:7.5
Trying to go easy on my recovering foot by running on a flat surface. Last week’s rough terrain in Yosemite didn’t make it worse but it probably didn’t make it better. It isn’t feeling too bad so I’m hoping I caught it early.