I was shocked to be inducted into my high school’s hall of fame on June 6, 2019 along with the 1977-1978 boy’s basketball team. Thank you so much to Glenn Johnson and Gunnar Myhrer for the honor. As much as I always wanted to be an athlete, I don’t think any ability was evident in […]
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This bike-skills focused coaching minute discusses taking a relatively common drill – one leg pedaling – and adds some functional challenges to it. When you ride the trainer and pedal with one leg, your bike is stable. This means the stabilizing muscles of the opposite (not pedaling) leg do not have to fire to keep […]
The second iteration of Tri The Dirt Bear Mountain is coming April 27-29, 2019! We are again partnering with Adam Walker and The Cycling Co to bring you world class technical coaching for all of your offroad skills!
The 2018 XTERRA Maui World Championship will be remembered for the epic muddy course conditions. Separation Is In The Preparation
Signup is open for TRI THE DIRT XTERRA Victoria and our second edition is going to be EVEN BETTER! This camp is specifically focused on the XTERRA Victoria course and athletes who have signed up for XTERRA Victoria race save $25 and alumni from Tri The Dirt Bear Mountain save an additional $25! We are […]
I kicked off 2018 by jumping into the elite race at the Bear Mountain Canada Cup on Saturday. It was a lot of fun for every minute of racing I had. I was happy to see my old pals from mountain biking out racing at Bear Mountain Canada Cup either in the elite or masters […]
Go Camping with 3X XTERRA World Champ, Melanie McQuaid From www.xterraplanet.com by Pamela Hunt Close your eyes and imagine your ideal coach. Tough, kind, incredibly knowledgeable, totally trustworthy, and maybe a bit of a badass. If you just imagined three-time XTERRA World Champ Melanie McQuaid, you are in luck. This year, McQuaid will be […]
Off-road Triathlon Technical Skills (Previously published in the print edition of Triathlon Magazine Canada) Working on technical skills is important if mixing some off road triathlon in an otherwise paved season is in your race plans Off road racing technical skills are important as the course is a challenge in itself. Once you have the technical […]
Inaugural TRI THE DIRT triathlon camp – Bear Mountain Resort April 27-29, 2018 After 22 years of racing mountain bikes, road racing, triathlon and XTERRA/offroad triathlon I am super excited to offer a triathlon training camp dedicated to the off road discipline. I am drawing from my experience as former Canadian National team cross country mountain […]
What is the MelRad Multisport Coaching Program MelRad Multisport Coaching is the evolution of Mel’s RAD RACING TEAM which was the FIRST triathlon age-group team dominating the US and Canada back in 2009. MelRad Multisport is the evolution of my experience in the sport. I am offering a personalized training service for athletes pursuing goals in […]