September 2017/2018 Capital City Rec Hockey League


Sat 30th, (Game #3) 1 Assist
@ 8:30pm, Coronation arena Rangers vs. Admirals (L 3-2 O.T) They outplayed us tonight and our goalie was excellent. Boxscore 

Thu 28th, (Game #2) 2 Goals
@ 10:15pm, Tipton arena Rangers vs. Glorious Beavers (W 5-2) We battled hard for the win. My friend Larry M plays on their team. Boxscore 

Sat 23rd, (Game #1) 1 Goal & 1 Assist
@ 9:45pm, Michael Cameron arena Rangers vs. Toothworks Titans (W 6-2) We played a really strong game as we out skated and out shot them. Boxscore

September 2017 Training


Sat 2nd, MTB ride Capilano Park to Sunridge Ski Hill for 2hrs. Average heart rate =162 Max =193, Elevation gain 1,207 feet. Km's 16

2017 Mountain Bike XC Marathon & MTB XC Racing Season Recap


This was my eighth consecutive season of mountain bike racing, and fourth with coach Heather K.

This was my second consecutive year on the Executive with United Cycle Cycling Club as the Mountain Bike Coordinator and that included meetings with the other members on the executive and every Wednesday evening I was the MTB group ride leader.

I went a total of  km's training and racing on the road and trails along with indoor spinning and cross country skiing.

August 2017 Training


Wed 16th, MTB group ride UC to Alfred Savage Centre for 2hrs, Average heart rate =142 Max =186, Elevation gain 1,079 feet. Km's 30

Wed 9th, MTB group ride UC to Wayne Gretzky Bridge for 2hrs, Average heart rate =157 Max =194, Elevation gain 1,332 feet. Km's 20

Sun 6th, Road ride Colchester Hall to Antler Lake w/ parents for 3hrs (Zone 1/2) Average heart rate =122 Max =164, Elevation gain 928 feet. Km's 71

Wed 2nd, MTB group ride UC to Wayne Gretzky Bridge for 2hrs 20mins, Average heart rate =142 Max =190, Elevation gain 1,152 feet. Km's 20

Canmore MTB XC Race 2017 @ Canmore Nordic Centre (Alberta Cup) #1


Sunday July 23rd, I finished 17th out of 20 in Sport Results. It took me 1 hour & 27 minutes. It was five laps (I got pulled and only did 4 laps due to time allowed on the course before the Professional relay race) and a total of 15 km's long. The total Elevation gain was 1,775 feet. My average heart rate was 182 bpm and max was 193 bpm. Check out my Garmin data Here.

The day before the National MTB XCO race was held and I went with my mom to watch the men's and women's elite race with my mom. It was so great to see our professional Mountain Bike racers including the ones that represented Canada in the Olympics. We raced on the same course as them with a few things left out. I had an ok start and then my heart rate was pinned on the climb and there was a couple spots that I could not climb over and it broke up my rhythm. I was pretty tentative on some of the technical down hill sections because it was loose. I did wipe out on lap four and was not hurt. I tried my very best today and finished -1 lap and still get an official result.

The temperature was 26 deg C and sunny. I would like to thank all the volunteers and the Alberta MTB Race Association for putting on the race.



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July 2017 Training


Wed 26th, MTB group ride @ Terwillegar Park for 2hrs, Average heart rate =138 Max =183, Elevation gain 1,106 feet. Km's 20

Sat 22nd, MTB ride @ Canmore with Mom for 1hr, Average heart rate =106 Max =150, Elevation gain 561 feet. Km's 11

Fri 21st, MTB ride to Canmore Nordic Centre with Mom for 1hr 43mins, Average heart rate =127 Max =191, Elevation gain 1,109 feet. Km's 19

Wed 19th, MTB group ride UC to Groat Road for 2hrs, Average heart rate =159 Max =195, Elevation gain 1,152 feet. Km's 18

Sat 15th, MTB group ride @ Waskahegan Staging Area for 2hrs, Average heart rate =119 Max =151, Elevation gain 623 feet. Km's 20

Wed 12th, MTB group ride UC to Patricia Ravine for 2hrs 30mins, Average heart rate =142 Max =191, Elevation gain 1,066 feet. Km's 25

Sat 8th, Road ride to Ellerslie Road for 2hrs 7mins (Zone 1/2) Average heart rate =121 Max =149, Elevation gain 636 feet. Km's 50

Wed 5th, MTB group ride UC to Groat Road for 2hrs, Average heart rate =151 Max =190, Elevation gain 1,099 feet. Km's 22

Sun 2nd, MTB ride @ Mill Creek Ravine for 2hrs (Zone's 2 to 5) Average heart rate =136 Max =183, Elevation gain 991 feet. Km's 18

Fernie Lucky 7's MTB XC Marathon Race 2017 @ Fernie, BC


Saturday June 24th, I finished 2nd place out of 7 in Solo Open Men Results, It took me 6 hours & 50 minutes to complete 5 laps, I went a total of 72 Kms. Total elevation gain 6,519 Feet. My average heart rate was 168 bpm and max was 194 bpm. Check out my garmin data Here.

The race format is really simple: Complete as many of the 13.5km and 1,259 feet of climbing laps in seven hours. The trails are kept in excellent condition and are really fun to ride on them because they have great flow. They had cool long board walks to ride along. There was a really fun 5km long single track climb up the mountain with a reward of a great long down hill section that had my upper body a bit sore by my last lap. I did not do much training in the past two months due to a bad sinus infection. I was in pure grind and gut it out mode for laps four and five where I just dug deep and pushed through because my goal was to do five laps. I was so happy with the result and actually I was stunned to find myself on the podium.

The temperature was 25 deg C. A huge thanks to Fernie Trans Rockies Society  for putting on the race and to all the volunteers to help make this great event happen. I stayed at Park Place Lodge and it was great, especially with the restaurant on site.



Me Second place podium result, volunteer, first place and third place. Pic by Michelle E 

June 2017 Training


Sun 25th, MTB ride @ Fernie, BC for 2hrs (Zone's 1 to 3) Average heart rate =116 max =160, Elevation gain 1,148 feet. Kms 27

Thu 22nd, MTB ride @ Fernie, BC for 2hrs 15mins (Zone's 2 to 5) Average heart rate =137 max =191, Elevation gain 1,988 feet. Kms 25

Wed 21st, MTB ride @ Fernie, BC Alpine Resort for 1hr 38mins (Zone's 2 to 5) Average heart rate =144 max =191, Elevation gain 1,995 feet. Kms 15

Sun 18th, MTB ride UC to Groat Road for 2hrs (Zone's 2 to 5) Average heart rate =159 Max =193, Elevation gain 1,296 feet. Km's 25

Sat 17th, Road ride Colchester Hall to Northern Bear w/ parents for 3hrs (Zone 1/2) Average heart rate =120 Max =161, Elevation gain 984 feet. Km's 70

Thu 8th, MTB ride UC to Groat Road for 1hr 10mins (Zone's 2 to 5) Average heart rate =163 Max =190, Elevation gain 853 feet. Km's 15

Sun 4th, Road ride Colchester Hall to Cooking Lake with parents for 2hrs (Zone 1/2) Average heart rate =131 Max =191, Elevation gain 591 feet. Km's 51



21st @ Fernie Alpine Resort, BC

Corporate Challenge 2017 MTB XC Race @ Sunridge Ski Hill


Saturday May 27th, I did the technical single track course. It was two laps long and 6 km's in total. It took me 34 minutes. My Average heart rate was 169 bpm and max was 197 bpm. The total elevation gain was 1,969 feet. Check out my garmin data Here. With my training ride for 2 hours after the race to Gold Bar Park I road 22 km's today.

Our team Melcor finished fourth place. It is based on the size of your company. I tried to stick on the wheel of Paul I an elite level racer off the starting climb and I ended up blowing up after five minutes into the race. I did manage to recover a bit for lap two where I clawed back and passed four racers. I tried my best and had fun. Not going to make excuses however I had just gotten over a nasty sinus infection that lasted four weeks. On my team was Teresa M and she did the three laps non technical course and road great. She has a back ground in triathlons and is very fit. The third member on the team was Sinead O and she did the two laps non technical course and put in a solid performance. She has a back ground in running and is very fit. The temperature was 24 deg C. Thank you Kurt M and the team at Corporate Challenge for putting on the race & all the volunteers to make this happen.



Me, Teresa M with her kids and Sinead O