As I’ve said before in the podcast, we in the Lower Mainland are truly fortunate. Not only do we get to be part of this amazing country called Canada, we get to live in an area where the climate is (usually) un-Canadian. We know that white stuff that has been falling will be gone in … Continue reading "Mark Ernsting: Super Guy Super Week"
Sign of the Times? Chilly Chase 15 K podium. And Brentwood Bay’s Robert Johnson. Fitspeek 60 is Family Friendly! We here at Fitspeek are always doing our best to notice trends developing in endurance sports and in fitness. And whether this is the start of a trend or just a blip, we couldn’t help notice … Continue reading ""
We’re trying something new here at Fitspeek, our first feature-length interview, and we dive right in with a piece on one of the most influential people in the sport of triathlon, Dan Empfield. You’ll hear about Dan’s beginnings as a runner and a junior lifeguard in Huntington Beach, California, and then his life-changing experience at … Continue reading "Triathlon Wetsuit Inventor, Triathlon Bike Inventor, & Slowtwitch website creator Dan Empfield: The Fitspeek Interview"
Fitspeek 58 is all about raising your heart rate. In his regular feature Between The Ears Zack Neufeld reports on how to use anger as a positive force in your training and racing. Also on the show, we let you know about a way to raise your heart rate and raise money for local health care at the … Continue reading "Stairway to Fitness: Fitspeek 58 with Liz Harris"
In Fitspeek 57 you’ll hear about Day Five of Chad Bentley’s experience at the Epic Five Triathlon in Hawaii. Chad will also speak about what he learned from completing such an epic event. He also has some training tips and motivation for you, if you’ve ever considered going long. Also on the program we finish … Continue reading "Fitspeek 58: Anatomy of an Ultra Guy (Chad Bentley part two)"
Happy New Year from Zack, Kevin W, and myself at Fitspeek. We kick off the year with a field goal from the 50 yard line, as we snagged the ever popular and ever motivating Chad Bentley for an in-depth interview. Chad is originally from Abbotsford, and now from North Vancouver. His story is one we … Continue reading "Fitspeek 56: Time to renew your vows with fitness, here’s some help"
It’s time to indulge in all this special season has to offer and if that means a few extra calories and a few less workouts so be it! Fitspeek 55 will prime you with ideas and motivation to carry you over Christmas. First off we have your upcoming events schedule to do some Resolution Run … Continue reading "Fitspeek 55: Our Christmas Edition"
If you have never represented Canada at the Olympics, you are not alone, however Campbell River athlete Matthew Sharpe is well on his way. In our interview we hear about how a guy who was too small for hockey and not quite fast enough to make it as a competitive swimmer found his niche in … Continue reading "Fitspeek 54: Olympics Bound With Matthew Sharpe"
The 11th annual Santa Shuffle is about to roll out their new route this Saturday in Abbotsford. In Fitspeek 53, we speak with Marie Lashley about some of the challenges and successes in her role as race director. Also in the program we help beginning runners by introducing them to simple and effective run intervals. … Continue reading "Shuffling Our Way To Fitness and Goodness"
What happens when you take 4 leaders from our local sporting community, put them in a room, and turn on a microphone? Valley Synergy 2018. In this not-so-ordinary podcast Phoenix Velo’s man of steel – Geoff Oram, Freaks on Peaks’ beacon of zen – Sara Elias, Fraser Valley Mountain Biking Association’s erudite yet humble – … Continue reading "Fitspeek 52: Valley Synergy 2018"
Usually Fitspeek features things like triathlon and swimming but this time we are featuring a sport that has been played by more Canadian children then those two sports EVER will be – DODGEBALL. Coming up on Saturday November 24th at the Heritage Park Middle School Gymnasium is the 4th annual Mission Firefighter Movember Dodgeball Tournament. … Continue reading "Fitspeek 50: Dodgeball Night in Canada"
If you’ve ever had a crappy race or workout, chances are, if you think about why things went wrong, you’ll learn a lot more and improve as an athlete more, than if things went wonderfully and you don’t give your race or workout a second thought. Our brains are hardwired to focus on the negative … Continue reading "Fitspeek 49 – Jen Burns Returns!"
In this Fitspeek Express interview, I speak with Alistair Kealty, he is the race director of the Mission Half Marathon. The race is in its second year and will be held at 11 on Saturday October 27. In the interview we talk about a few of the changes that he has made this year, Lionel … Continue reading "Mission Half Marathon Fitspeek Express Interview"
Unless your name is Craig Premack you’ve probably never seen more than a dozen or so sunrises while riding your bike, and doing your best to dodge owls while riding through Saskatchewan, Vancouver Island, or Finland. Come to think of it, Craig, although he has done Paris – Brest, has probably never came face to … Continue reading "She writes, she rides, she Fitspeeks, she is Meaghan Hackinen"
No Zack and Kevin H are not experimenting with acid but what they are doing is exploring the mental side to help you achieve your best performance, come race day. First off in Between The Ears, they take a page out of the Chris McCormack book, I’m Here to Win to examine what it means … Continue reading "Mind Games, Purple Tigers, and the Kona Coast: Fitspeek 47"
Fitspeek’s Kevin Watt is not only our social media shout-out guy, he is also responsible for spreading our podcast via Instagram. Through the connections he’s made, he has Fitspeek listeners in New York City and in Washington, DC. One of the folks is Diego Paul Yepez. Diego is an aspiring professional cyclist and in our mini … Continue reading "Fitspeek Goes Mini – Goes Global"
Fitspeek 46 picks up where Fitspeek 45 left off, in a room full of Ironman finishers and Jen Burns. In this laugh and wisdom packed 45 minutes you’ll glean pearls of wisdom and silliness as our Iron Panel of Zack Neufeld, Kevin Watt, Leigh Ann Parker, Elise Reeh, and myself, answer a series of tough … Continue reading "Fitspeek 46: Advices from the Ironvets"