As a Mechanical Engineer, understanding aerodynamics, energy, power, properties of materials, strength and moving systems is my specialty.
The human body is no different from any other system. Your heart behaves like a pump, your tendons act like springs and your body generates and dissipates heat. For optimal performance it is necessary to keep all systems running smoothly. Just like any machine, if the stress on any one component is too high the whole system will fail.
In 2011, after several years racing competitively, I retired from both triathlon (and engineering) to move on to my next two careers – firefighting and coaching. In March 2013 I was hired by Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and also began working with Kits Energy Training, coaching cyclists of all levels. I still coach the 2 advanced groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- 113th place OA – 2016 Boston Marathon (2:38:30) – 3rd Canadian
- 1st place OA – 2015 Whistler Gran Fondo (3:22:26)
- 3rd place OA – 2015 Ryder Hesjedal Tour de Victoria (3:48:11)
- 31st place OA – BMO Vancouver Marathon (2:48:25)
- 3rd place for 800m Freestyle in the 2010 World Master Games in Sydney
- Represented Canada, in the 2009 and 2010 International Triathlon Union Pan American Cups
Hard work, consistency, attention to detail and strong technical skills set the foundation for my training program.
I enjoy going through the process of training as much as I enjoy results. Every day comes with small victories that we must celebrate, and defeats that we must learn from in order to improve.
I believe that with the proper training, nutrition, sleep, state of mind and injury prevention there are no limits to what anyone can achieve.