Power Up Your Swim: Strength Work for Triathletes

Many of us are joining the Team Atomica dryland sessions on Zoom, but for those who aren’t, here are Coach Darian’s suggestions for building swim-specific strength. No gym required!   Most athletes will swim faster if they develop more strength. However, most triathletes are already taxed with onerous training schedules and lead generally busy lives, so … Continued

Incorporating Mindfulness into your Swim-Bike-Run

by Celeste Merey  (This article originally appeared in our May 2020 Team Atomica Newsletter) With an intensified search for a means to quiet our busy minds, de-stress and reduce anxiety and depression, many have turned to Mindfulness Meditation. Groups such as the Insight Meditation community and apps including Insight Timer and Headspace have made learning … Continued

Team Atomica Solstice Swim

A dynamic and very daring group of swimmers dove in to Lake Ontario a few days before Christmas to mark the solstice in the most appropriate way any swimmer can! Bill Eadie documented the experience with some excellent shots. With temperatures hovering between 2 and 4 degrees, the crew of 11 swimmers swam between 20 … Continued

Enjoy the Holidays, Skip the Weight Gain

  Photo by @element5digital (The following article has been adapted from Coach Ayesha’s article in the December 2019 Newsletter) We may have less of an entourage this holiday season, but many of us are still celebrating within our households. But, indulging in festivities doesn’t have to result in weight gain. With a mindful approach to celebration, … Continued

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Triathletes in Your Life

    There is no shortage of gadgets and techie triathlon trends on the market, but coming up with gifts that stand to make a big difference in how triathletes train in a pandemic requires some careful consideration.   With less access to the treadmills we may once have taken for granted at our local … Continued

Power Discrepancy Troubleshooting Tips

The thing about training with power is that it’s amazing… until it isn’t. I have never encountered a rider who trains consistently with power who has not had a frustrating experience with power reading discrepancies and inaccuracies at least once. There are now so many options on the market with slick innovations such as Bluetooth … Continued

Recap: Live Interview with Dr. Greg Wells

In case you missed our joint Team Atomica and Toronto Harriers Happy Hour Zoom chat with Dr. Greg Wells, here’s a little recap. Dr. Wells is scientist and performance physiologist, whose research explores human limits. Dr. Wells is exceptional at making the science accessible and he is committed to bringing optimized living to all of … Continued

Prep Your Ride for Indoor Training

Until restrictions are lifted to ride in person at TTrain Cycling studio, we are going to have to train together virtually. Thankfully TTrain has classes just about daily including VO2 Max Fridays and longer weekend rides. However, this means we want to make sure your home setup is optimized for the most effective training possible. … Continued

lululemon Canadian Pro Triathlon Championship

Check out the exciting coverage (and pro athlete interviews) of the lululemon Canadian Pro Triathlon Championship race that took place earlier this month and watch Team Atomica’s Tamara Jewett take the first of her back to back weekend wins. Tamara also won the Old School C3 Half Distance race on September 19, demonstrating that the … Continued

Team Atomica Rouge Valley Training Day

Team Atomica athletes braved tough conditions on Sunday, September 13 to take on the second of our Rouge Valley Half Distance Training Days. What an inspiring experience to watch the athletes dive into those tumultuous waves for 2km under a light rain! While the weather was not on our side, the athletes went for it … Continued