Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the air, time to come out and Play!!

I love March!  For me, March represents the ‘new year’ more so than September, or even January.  March marks the transition from indoor workouts to outdoor, as well as the beginning of a brand new race season.  I’m super excited for MANY awesome things that I get to be a part of this spring, from the first session of the North Okanagan Youth Triathlon Team, to a bunch of cool clinics that I’m hosting, as well as weekly workouts that I get to coach for both local triathlon clubs, AND on top of all of that, I get to race my favorite distances & races, for my last time in the 30-34 age group, on a brand new Trek Speed Concept from Sun Country Cycle!!  This is my race calendar for 2014, what are you signed up for?

  • BCMSA (Masters Swimming) Provincials – Kelowna April 25-26 
  • Wine Capital of Canada Triathlon – Olympic Distance – Oliver May 31 
  • KalRATS Sprint Triathlon **20th Anniversary** – Vernon June 22 
  • Peach Classic Triathlon – Olympic Distance – Penticton July 20
  • Apple Triathlon – Olympic Distance – Kelowna August 17

Come Join In!

Regardless of whether you train under the guidance of a coach, or on your own, sometimes it is nice to meet up with others for a group workout.  Some of the benefits of training in a group include: learning from the experience of those around you, sharing your experiences, pushing yourself to keep up, camaraderie, and practicing skills and techniques you might not on your own.

With clinics and group workouts for ALL ages and abilities this spring, there truly is something for everyone, so come give it a try.  In date order, here are some of the group workouts I will be coaching this year, so come out and play!!­­­

Endurance Health and Fitness

  • March 20Advanced  Indoor Cycling Workout – 6-7:15pm, at Paradigm Studio

Appropriate for anyone who has been spinning throughout the Off Season, and is looking for one more Indoor Thursday session to keep that fitness up while we await the street sweepers. 

  • March 27Beginner Indoor Cycling Workout – 6:00-7:15pm, at Paradigm Studio

Appropriate for new cyclists, or those who have not been spinning regularly over the off season.  This workout will get you ready for the road.

More Info at: www.endurancehealthandfitness.com, contact Mel Spooner to reserve a spot. Must bring your own trainer, limited space, $10 for EHF members, $12 non-members.  Must be TriBC member.  I will also be coaching a Tuesday morning open water swim workout for EHF in the summer, so keep an eye on the website for those as well! 

North Okanagan Youth Triathlon Team

Open House. Spring Session Starts Apr 24!


April 3rd, 4:00-5:00pm

Come meet us, ask questions,

and see what we are all about!

At: Paradigm Naturopathic Medicine

#100 – 2802 30th Street 

Now accepting registrations for spring session at:



April 5Club Rides begin.  First club ride is usually 60-90min, starting from Performing Arts Centre Parking Lot at 8am, heading out towards Lavington.   Free

April 10 Thursday Night Coached Bike Workout – Every Thursday at 6pm, meet at Kin Beach.  Workout includes warm up, drill/skill component, then either hill or time trial focus.  ($40 for a 10x pass, $5 drop in).

KalRATS have a great team of coaches, in addition to these workouts, the club also offers a track (run) workout, mountain bike workout, and will add swim workouts later in the spring/summer.  Info at www.kalrats.com.  Must be a TriBC member to join.

Sun Country Cycle

Ladies Clinics – not sure about joining a group?  Then this is definitely the group for you!  Casual, fun, social ride, and learn a few things along the way.  Contact Sun Country Cycle, or me, to sign up.

scc ride clinics

Laura Medcalf Coaching

I’ve already had a few swimmers ask me about some open water skill coaching, while it’s too early to get in the lake, it’s not too early to plan for it!  Email me to reserve a spot.

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