Tri Bike vs Road Bike: What’s the Difference?

As a coach, I often get asked if racing on a tri bike is an absolute must or if a road bike (even for long course) will be comparably effective. The short answer is: it depends. It depends on who is asking and why. It depends on one’s budget (not to mention bike storage capacity). … Continued

Plantar Fasciitis: What is it and how can you get rid of it?

Made of collagen, a relatively inflexible protein, the plantar fascia is the connective tissue that runs from your heel to your toes. The fascia can become inflamed resulting in heel pain. A sharp pain or deep ache can also appear along the arch of the foot. Most athletes will notice discomfort through the foot first … Continued

Tackling Your Transitions

You’ve been training up a storm all winter/ spring, but the chances are, you’ve spent significantly less time thinking about your transitions than you have about the swim, bike, and run. If so, you’re like most busy, over-committed triathletes. But, T1 and T2 are enormously profitable opportunities to gain free speed and can shave minutes … Continued

Cleaning Your Ride

Despite the hail we saw (if only momentarily) this week, outdoor riding is almost here! But first, we need to get our bikes ready for the road. Part of this means getting rid of the sweat, dust, and spills that may have left our frames, drivetrains and headsets in need of a good scrub. The … Continued

CN Tower in the distance

Spring Clean Your Training

While many Atomica athletes have already sprung into racing action with their impressive results at MSO Provincials, it is not uncommon for triathletes to feel a little less spring in their step this time of year despite the longer days and the (in theory) increased sunshine. There are a number of reasons for this including … Continued

Thanks by Tara Norton – Ultraman Champion 2018

It most certainly does take a village!  Since becoming Ultraman Champion (still feels crazy to write that), I have been thinking about all the people I would like to thank. [As I wrote my thanks below, I realized this has become a blog entry in itself, there are so many people to thank!  So, thanks … Continued

Coach Tara’s wonderful World Championships

There really are no perfect words to describe all that has transpired over the last week! On Sunday I crossed the finish line of the Ultraman World Championship as the World Champion. This was my first big career win, and it happened at 47 years of age as a full-time working Mom (not as a … Continued

Meet the Team: Dana Boehling

What’s your name and what do you do? My name is Dana Boehling and I work as a data scientist. I use statistics and programming to analyze data for the retail industry. How did you choose Team Atomica? I googled masters swimming clubs after I moved to Toronto and I liked that TA was both … Continued

Meet the team: Katrina Brightling

What is your name and what do you do? Katrina Brightling. Operations Director for a Corporate Event Company. Aspiring age group triathlete:) How did you get into swimming or triathlon? While never in a competitive manner, I’ve been swimming as long as I can remember. Swimming in the lake at my cottage, playing inntertube waterpolo … Continued

Triathlon Ontario’s Long Course Female Triathlete

Team Atomica is thrilled to share that after a breakout season for Tamara Jewett, the cross-country runner turned triathlete has been named Triathlon Ontario’s long course female triathlete of the year. Overcoming an injury last season, Tamara worked hard with Team Atomica coach Suzanne Zelazo and a strong team around her to get her running … Continued