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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ajay Kohli was the INFINIT Nutrition/7SYSTEMS DO MORE contest winner from 2010. Given a year's worth of nutrition and supplements, Ajay challenged himself in 2011 with focused training, coaching, and nutritional awareness. We were lucky enough to catch up with Ajay to find out how his year turned out.

Question: What are you up to today?
I am an NRG PT athlete working on being stronger on the bike, efficient in the water and faster on the run. With JJ Neely as my coach, I am currently in the best physical shape I have ever been. I am happy with my results of last season, and I am excited to work hard to reach new levels in my upcoming season.

Question: How do you feel about your year of racing and training in 2011?
I am really proud of how far I have come. I have spent this season educating myself on the relation between exercise and nutrition. This lifestyle change has allowed me to maintain a high level of physical fitness. I feel stronger as an athlete and was able to make the transition to 70.3 distance triathlons this season. I am proud of my accomplishments and grateful for all the support from my family and friends outside and within the triathlon community.

Question: What are some of this year's accomplishments?
My focus this season has been training and completing longer distance races. I have had a great season and I have accomplished great achievements including a "PB" on the swim, bike and run at Revolution 3 Cedar Point 70.3 race this past September. My key focus was pacing and nutrition for this half iron distance triathlon. My consistent time in the pool, long rides, weekly runs, power training and countless kilometers with a combination of a diet, including 7SYSTEMS and INFINIT custom formula, have all been contributing factors to my success. All of my accomplishments could not be possible without the help of my coaches.

Question: Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
In the next few years, I am striving to become stronger in all 3 disciplines and a well-rounded athlete. My future aim is to qualify for worlds 70.3 and consider working towards the 140.6 distance while remaining just as passionate about triathlons as the day I started this journey. I am also considering getting my coaching certificate down the road and share my knowledge, dedication, and drive with other athletes.

Question: What are your goals for 2012?

My goals for 2012 are to be healthy and to maintain my current level of fitness with proper nutrition and exercise. My race-day nutrition and recovery will also be a focus this upcoming season. I plan to work on my bike strength, swim stroke and continuing to run to become faster! I tentatively will be competing in the following races next year: Rev 3 Quassy Half Distance (June 2012), Kingston Long Course (July 2012), Coburg Olympic (August 2012), Rev 3 Cedar Point Half Iron Distance (Sept 2012) and Ironman Miami (November 2012).

I am working towards completing sub 5 hour for the half iron distance races and to PB in all 3 disciplines.

Thanks, Ajay. Congratulations on a superb 2011. With big goals attained in 2011 and even bigger goals on the horizon for 2012 and beyond, give Ajay a high five if you see him out training or racing.

Friday, August 12, 2011

INFINIT Athlete Update, Olympian Rich Hortness

INFINIT Nutrition is proud to fuel swimmer Rich Hortness as he prepares to return to the Olympics in London 2012. Read how changes both in and out of the pool are paying off in blazing, fast speed.

So we just got back from Quebec Cup at the Olympic stadium in beautiful Montreal and things are looking up.

Since World Trials in Victoria, there have been some big changes that have taken place in and out of the pool. It took a couple of weeks to get a hold of and set up with the nutritionist that works with the Canadian Centre for Sport in Ontario but we finally got in touch and started a plan. Well after having a long talk with her we set out on the path that got me on track to lose some weight, and get back to the "shape" that I was in in 2008. Although I had lost weight and was at the lowest that I had been since I finished school in 2009 I was still not quite where we wanted me to be even though I have been eating better quality foods with better portions than I ever had before.

In 6 weeks on my new diet, I lost the last few pounds that I had wanted to lose as well as the few "recovery" pounds that I added in the 2 weeks after Trials. It worked out to 20 pounds over the six weeks and I am now holding steady at 185lbs. I also had a food allergy/intolerance test done and now know which foods I should be avoiding so that what I eat can be fully absorbed and not cause adverse reactions to my body.

As I said the pool has had some recent developments as well. I have completely revamped my stroke technique and am swimming with a "straight arm" recovery pattern. This stroke is not as pretty as the stroke that I built up since I started swimming, but it is modeled off of the stroke that has developed since the new suit rules have come into place and it seems to be the way that the fastest in the world are swimming.

Case in point, with the new stroke and the lighter body that is being pulled though the water, I had a great weekend in Quebec. I only swam finals in one event as our flights delayed our departure but I am happy to say that the times that I went this weekend are faster than the times that I posted in Victoria at the trials. I also did something that has rarely occurred in my swimming career which is swimming faster during the final then I did earlier in the day during the preliminary session.

So the end of the season is fast approaching (3 weeks) and Summer Nationals will be the last chance for me for this season to post a fast time. It is now time to relax and recover and get ready to go fast. Even with the "fast suits" gone after this weekend’s swim I think that personal best times are around the corner. I will keep you up to date with what is going on.

I will also be posting on YouTube and subsequently my website a video of my heats swim for everyone to see what "the new stroke" looks like. Feel free to check it out in the blog section of my site later this week.

Thank you always for the support and I hope to talk to you soon. Richard "Ability is what you are capable of. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jasper Blake Rides Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria

Though better known as an Ironman champion and triathlete, Jasper Blake grabbed his road bike to participate in the Victoria Cycling Festival during the last weekend of May. While Ryder Hesjadel's Tour de Victoria was the marquee event of the weekend, sounds like Jasper enjoyed Sunday’s Kid's Race the most!

This weekend I had the chance to be a bike racer and it was the most fun I've had on a bike in a long time.

The Victoria cycling festival was held Saturday and Sunday and it was a massive success. The first event was Ryder Hesjadel's Tour de Victoria which saw over 1200 people taking part in either a 140km or 90km tour of the best riding we have here on the island. I took part in the 140km event which was a mostly just a tour but a few timed sections to ramp things up. It was incredible to see how good Ryder is on a bike- when he wants to go it's truly incredible how much power he can generate. There was a bit of everything...hill climbing, sprinting and gutting it out for the last 20km along the waterfront. I was spent at the end for sure.

That same evening there was a 5km TT with one of the most spectacular backdrops in the world- ocean and the Olympic mountain range and beautiful clear sky. It was a full set up with starting ramp, TT helmets, skin suits and disc wheels- good fun! 5km as hard as you can after 140km earlier in the day was interesting. I got my ass kicked to be frank but when it's only 5km you can't really be that far behind at the end unless you look at percentages which I choose not to!

Today was the Bastion square criterium which I avoided save for the kids event that i did with my 3 year old on his run bike...great way to finish off the weekend.

Consider me a Tour de France contender come July!


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