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 Despite all preparation and planning to avoid injury it is still devastating to the race schedule and David has withdrawn from entry in Connecticut 70.3.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.
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
October 28, 2018
MEC Toronto Race SEVEN (5000m)
June 10, 2018
Ironman 70.3 Muskoka
Huntsville, ON, Canada
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
Cambridge, MD, USA
Result – Set personal bests in every discipline!
July 8, 2018
2017 Off Season
Objective: Target weaknesses in swimming and running
- Most room for growth
- Following workouts by Dave Luscan of Finding Freestyle
- Reduced cycling to offer more time to weakness in swim and run
- Improving bike fit
- Building endurance training at low intensity
- Finding balance between volume and not getting injured
2017 Ironman Muskoka 70.3
10th in Age Group
Bike 02:46:15 (94km, 950m elevation gain)
2015 Challenge Sardinia 70.3 Distance
- First ever triathlon completed with father and brother
Bike 02:59:52 (86km)