Ego is NOT the Enemy. EGO is the Vehicle.

To remind myself. So important to remind myself to slow down, look in the rear mirror and give yourself compassionate smile; to pat myself on a back and say “Good job partner!”; to shut down my mouth and open my eyes.  Three months to think, to reflect, to dig deep into myself. Physical pain is … Continue reading Ego is NOT the Enemy. EGO is the Vehicle.

Wake up the Animal: Cycling VO2 Max Test

Winter is coming and all Canadian Bears submerge in their caves. Me too. Me and Blake decided to shuffle around several things in our lives and cut out unnecessary things. To spend the winter I found a dark, cozy cave for us - a pain cave. Unlike bears, I won’t have time to sleep this … Continue reading Wake up the Animal: Cycling VO2 Max Test

Followup Appointment: Back to Business

Today I met with my surgeon to see how the recovery is going. I was secretly hoping to hear it goes better than expected and I can return to my training. X-Ray pictures, then range of motion assessment... impressive! What? October 29 (4 weeks later) October 1st Indeed, I’m healing really fast and haven’t lost … Continue reading Followup Appointment: Back to Business

Argon 18 E117 Tri+ | Does it worth the money?

Sport of Triathlon is expensive AF. Triathlon bike is probably one the biggest expenses that you will have to make as it may give you the most advantage on the course. People often spend ridiculous amounts of money on their two-wheeled buddies, but totally forget about the main component of getting faster. I believe that … Continue reading Argon 18 E117 Tri+ | Does it worth the money?

TIME TRIAL Bike. How Much? Shopping, testing and buying.

The past two years I've been training and racing on my 2003 Specialized Allez. I bought it for $300 from Craigslist, while in Phoenix. It got me through a lot. People laugh at me and keep on saying that I should throw it away and get a normal bike. I believe that the only thing that … Continue reading TIME TRIAL Bike. How Much? Shopping, testing and buying.

IRONMAN 70.3 | Muskoka

PRE-RACE Instead of staying at hotel or Airbnb, me and my brother Stepan, who is visiting me from Ukraine, decided we will more enjoy camping. The tent was set up at the Arrowhead Campground, which is about 15 minutes driving from the race venue. This is a huge campground and the campsites are not cheap. … Continue reading IRONMAN 70.3 | Muskoka

FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES: LOWER EXTREMITY

All the stretches I’m going to show, are the basic stretches that you need to maintain on a regular basis. Ideally this routine will be done at least twice a week. Start on all fours with hands directly under shoulders, knees under hips.Walk hands a few inches forward and spread fingers wide, pressing palms into … Continue reading FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES: LOWER EXTREMITY