Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Garrett Belanger named to Team Ontario for the U19 Canadian Road Championships

The last year for "Junior" to show his stuff at the 2016 Junior Canadian Nationals!

Garrett has continued to improve on a steady incline over the pass 2 years and is starting to surpass us senior racers. He has shown dedication to cycling by competing in many stage races in 2015/2016 seasons such as Joe Martin stage race, Killington Vermont stage race and Tour of Abitibi. This year in the spring he also race down south at the Speed week crit series.

This will be Garrett's last season as a junior, bringing him to the 2017 season racing the Pro 1/2 class!

Here is a link to the official announcement by the Ontario Cycling Association:

Keep up the great work son, your making your community proud!

~ Coach Russ

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Dave Rivelis at Boston

David Rivelis (Father of High School running Champion Maddy Rivelis) scorched the Boston Marathon course on a schorching hot Patriot's day this passed Monday.
Congratulations Dave!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Athlete Profile: Jason Chiasson

Jason "Chaser" Chiasson is 36 year old run specialist that joined us at INPUT OUTPUT at the beginning of 2015.  He began the year with a solid race resume of 1/2 marathons and below, and has used his racing as his way of seeing the world, racing in such places as Florida, Scotland, The Yukon, and currently training for the Volkswagen Prague Marathon in May.

Jason is able to do what few of us are able to; he is able to tax his body day after day with a high mileage program without breaking down.  He attributes a lot of his ability to recover and work hard day after day to his modest weekly workload increase, as well as maintaining a cross training program that consists of some light cycling, swimming, and following many hard workouts with a short routine of "runner's yoga."

2 days after Around the Bay, Jason is back on
the track focusing on the "Big Picture" in Prague

On April 3rd, Jason opened up his racing season at the Around the Bay road race, accomplishing there once again what VERY few runners are able to do (and if you've run this race, you will agree with me).  He had descending 10km splits throughout the race.  Jason was able to negative split the 30km by about 90 seconds, and set a 1/2 marathon PB en route to his finish, shedding about 8 minutes from his current PB set in 2015 after taking 10 minutes off his PB in that race

When asked, What year did you begin running? This is what he had to say:

I began running when I was five, running with my mom in parking lots from the car to the doctor's office. I have been running competitively since January 2012 when I finally decided to sign up for my first half marathon which was the
Detroit International Marathon.  I thought the opportunity to run on the ambassador bridge, and in the Detroit/Windsor tunnel was cool.

What are your serious running goals?

My long term running goal is to qualify for the world series version of our sport which is the Boston Marathon.

Why do you run? And, what do you enjoy most about running?

I run because it is fun. It is fun for me because I get to explore new areas that I would only briefly see if I was driving. I also get a level of satisfaction when I run a long distance.  I am able to say "Wow, I ran that far!?" I enjoy running because it is a sport where the true competition is really against yourself. Even though there is definitely some joy in going out and competing with friends, to me it is more satisfying when I am able to complete a PB (personal best) time or distance.

Jason taking over 2 minutes of his 5km PB
at the 2016 Running Factory Spring Thaw in Windsor

Jason is currently training for the  Volkswagen Prague Marathon on May 8th in the Czech Republic where he is sure to destroy his PB, but at the very least, have a some fun "exploring the scenery."  Good Luck Jason!

Jason completing 1 of many hill workouts with the INPUT OUTPUT
group at Blue Heron Hill in Windsor

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Tecumseh Triathlon Weekend

Another Tecumseh Triathlon weekend has come and gone and INPUT OUTPUT Athletes were out in full force.  Some huge results from all who participated.  Thanks to the McKibbon family for continuing this great tradition and giving us all a place to do what we love around Windsor and Essex County!

2015 Tecumseh Triathlon Champions Lionel Sanders and Blaire Kniaziew Gervais

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Thank You 2014!

2014 comes to an end, and a new year is upon us.  Thank you to all our supporters who made the year so great!  Here are some highlights from the 2014 season from the INPUT OUTPUT athletes!  Crank the volume and check it out!
Looking forward to a great year ahead!

INPUT OUTPUT 2014 from Matt Gervais on Vimeo.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Man Who Lived on His Bike

Winter is officially here.  Time to figure out what you're going to do to make 2015 better than 2014.  I know my plan is to train less and suck more (but that's according to the contract).  No better time than now to make sure you've got your goals figured out, and you have a plan to get there.  The biggest gains are made in the off-season.  This means, THERE IS NO OFF-SEASON!

The dates have been set for the Winter Ride Challenge Series: http://cycle-culture.tumblr.com

We are continuing to run on Tuesday nights at Blue Heron Hill at 5pm.  Watch the Facebook page for updates.

There is also a gorgeous pool downtown that maintains excellent hours!

The only way to improve this Off Season, is to put in the hard miles. Frequency is the number one tool to improve performance over any discipline.