Loaring Personal Coaching
Loaring Personal Coaching e-Newsletter, August, 2008
LPC at the Races
Team LPC`s Upcoming Events
LPC Swim Lessons
Loaring Physiotherapy
LPC Merchandise
Quote of the Month
LPC Support
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"Take your conditioning to the next level."

LPC at the Races: July in Review

July was another successful month for Team LPC. The Loaring Triathlon saw several LPC athletes compete in the Double Triathlon. It was an excellent speed workout for all, which also served to work on transitions and race sharpening for upcoming races. Other LPC athletes graciously donated their time in being champion volunteers over the entire race weekend. While there were many incredible stories, one that stood out was the inspiring efforts of Breanne Loaring and Janet Sharratt. Breanne is expecting a baby girl (Coach James will be a very proud daddy in three months!), and Janet completed her first ever triathlon.

LPC was well represented by Jane MacLeod and Tim Zippel at IMUSA. All competitors had to endure torrential down pour, combined with cold temps. Jane will be a name to look out for at November's 70.3 World Championship. Tim successfully completed his first Ironman, smashing his pre-race expectations. Tim, you are an Ironman!

Margaret Wojtowicz had a great race at the Peterborough Half-Ironman. Margaret will be competing at the Muskoka 70.3, along with several other LPC athletes.

Jim Cooke continues to lead his age-group in the series point standings of the HSBC Triathlon Series. A win at Gravenhurst certainly helped strengthen his position at the top of standings.

The Running from Cancer half-marathon saw PB's from John Savoni, and Kathy Henry. Dawn Van Vlack flew during the 10k, winning her age-group, and finishing 2nd overall.

LPC Head Coach James Loaring placed 2nd Canadian and 7th overall, at the ITU Geneva Pan American Cup Triathlon. Coach James then went on to win the Bluewater Triathlon at the end of the month, finishing over 3 minutes ahead of the closest male, and making up the 16 minute deficit on the ladies, in the "Battle of the Sexes" Chase Race.

This past weekend saw Margaret Wojtowicz podium in her age-group at the Ontario Provincial Olympic Champs in Owen Sound. As a result, Margaret qualifies for the 2009 ITU World Olympic Triathlon Champs in Brisbane, Australia. Shauna Carter also had a big day and completed her first Olympic distance triathlon.

Steelhead 70.3 was changed to a duathlon due to choppy waters and high winds, but that didn't stop Dennis Masse, and first-halfers Helen "Rocket Robbo" Robertson, and Keith "Parker" Henry, from having excellent races.

Team LPC now enters the heat of the racing season. A solid LPC contingent will be present at the Windsor Triathlon Weekend on Aug 9-10. Shelley McKee, Ralph Iannitelli, and Rob Wojtowicz will soon begin their taper, as Ironman Louisville is on the horizon. While the eyes of the athletic world will be very focused on the events occurring in Beijing, Kelowna, B.C. will steal some limelight as it will feature the Canadian Junior, Age-Group, and Elite Triathlon Championships on the Aug 16-17 weekend.

Below lists the competitions that Team LPC members will be participating in for the month of August.

Team LPC's Upcoming Events

Aug 3 Whirlpool Steelhead 70.3
Aug 3 Canada Summer Games Test Event
Aug 4 Provincial Olympic Triathlon Champs
Aug 9-10 Windsor Triathlon Weekend
Aug 16 Canadian Junior Triathlon Champs
Aug 17 Canadian Age-Group Triathlon Champs
Aug 17 ITU Kelowna Pan American Cup Triathlon
Aug 17 Toronto Island Triathlon Weekend
Aug 17 Orillia Triathlon
Aug 23 Crim 10 miler
Aug 24 Bulldog Triathlon
Aug 24 Cobourg Triathlon Weekend
Aug 30 Guelph Lake II Triathlon
Aug 31 Ironman Louisville

Team LPC Caught on Camera

Tim Zippel at 2008 Ironman USA Janet Sharratt and Breanne Loaring at the 2008 Loaring Triathlon Shelley McKee at 2008 Ironman USA
LPC Swim Lessons

LPC Swim Coaches Jeff Cowan and Mike McWha are available for 1-on-1 and/or small group technical swim lessons.
Jeff Cowan - Windsor
Coach Jeff is available in the Windsor area for 1-on-1 technical swim stroke correction and/or video tape analysis.  Jeff went to Colgate University on scholarship and captained the team in his final year.  Jeff is the assistant coach of the Windsor Essex Swim Team and brings a wealth of coaching experience to the pool.  Jeff is a distance freestyle specialist and has tremendous coaching experience.  He has swum competitively for 23 years, and has numerous awards and achievements.

Mike McWha - Toronto

Coach Mike is available in the Greater Toronto Area for 1-on-1 technical swim stroke correction.  Mike is the assistant coach of the Scarborough Swim Club.  He has several years of coaching experience and 25 years of competitive swimming experience.  Mike swam on scholarship for the University of Michigan Swim Team, and also served as co-captain in his senior year (on a varsity roster containing world record holders and Olympic gold medalists). Mike is a former Canadian record holder in the 1500m freestyle, and has represented Canada at all major games, including the Pan American, Commonwealth, and Olympic Games.  

Coach Jeff and Coach Mike bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Mike and Jeff both have a friendly, laid back approach, that has been proven to be very effective. They specialize in helping beginner to intermediate swimmers/triathletes improve their efficiency and biomechanics in the water.

If you would like to book a technical swim session, or would like more information, please email LPC or call 519-562-5231.
Loaring Physiotherapy & Health Centre

Watch out for Team Loaring Physio in the women's relay division at the upcoming Windsor Triathlon this Sunday, August 10. Charlotte "The Shark" Loaring will start things off with the swim, followed by Kelly "Hardcore Wattage" Krahn on the bike, and Mary "only 6km - no problem" Brannagan running them to the finish line!

"Take your health to the next level."


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The Loaring Chronicles is CJ's blog--filled with helpful morsels of training and racing info, cool links, new trends, breaking news, and random thoughts.

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LPC Merchandise

LPC Windtex Jacket by Louis Garneau
LPC Raglan Pro Cycling Jersey by Louis Garneau
LPC Cycling Short by Louis Garneau LPC and Loaring Physio Water Bottle
Louis Garneau Rocket Air Aero Helmet by Louis Garneau

Above is a sneak peak of the LPC Merchandise that is now in the production phase. LPC Merchandise will become available for sale at Loaring Physiotherapy in early September. Items can also be picked up at LPC headquarters in Guelph. Items can also be shipped to your doorstep. More info and pricing will be available in next month's e-newsletter.
Quote of the Month
Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't", but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.
~ Edgar A. Guest

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