2019 Injury recovery, prevention, and changing race schedule

In late December David suffered a hip injury while running. Injury is difficult and something he has struggled with particularly while running throughout his triathlon career. In 2018 he was running only 30km a week leading into his personal best performance at Muskoka 70.3 that was closed off with a 1:36:54 half marathon run. Despite all preparation and planning to avoid injury it is still devastating to the race schedule and David has withdrawn from entry in Connecticut 70.3.

The next few months will continue to be focused on being healthy with more emphasis on cycling. If all goes well he plans to choose a late season race. David is not giving up his daily training routines, only adjusting the mind set.

2018 Season

David hit his goal of breaking 5h in the half ironman. 2018 was an amazing season were he truly became contender for the top of his age group. It has been exciting and there are still many big areas to improve upon in the quest to have that perfect training build and race execution.

December 2, 2018
Tannenbaum 10k
40:21

October 28, 2018
MEC Toronto Race SEVEN (5000m)
19:13

June 10, 2018
Ironman 70.3 Muskoka
Huntsville, ON, Canada
Swim 00:33:48
Bike 02:22:35
Run 01:36:54
Total 4:37:35

Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
Cambridge, MD, USA
Result – Set personal bests in every discipline!
Swim 00:31:21
Bike 02:14:44
Run 01:47:47
Total 4:44:41

July 8, 2018
2017 Off Season

Objective: Target weaknesses in swimming and running

Swim.

Bike

  • Reduced cycling to offer more time to weakness in swim and run
  • Improving bike fit

Run

  • Building endurance training at low intensity
  • Finding balance between volume and not getting injured

2017 Ironman Muskoka 70.3

10th in Age Group
Swim 
00:53:24
Bike 02:46:15 (94km, 950m elevation gain)
Run 01:52:35
Overall 05:36:48

3 Month Training Volume

2015 Challenge Sardinia 70.3 Distance

  • First ever triathlon completed with father and brother

Swim 00:48:48
Bike 02:59:52 (86km)
Run 01:57:08
Overall 05:50:31.10