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Michael Adams

Scotland, United Kingdom
After moving into triathlon at age 18 after 10 years as a swimmer it soon became clear that I wanted to make elite level sport the major part of my life. The triathlon world is truly a lifestyle that sucks you in and it's something I want to hold on to. I spend a lot of my time in Vancouver,... Full Bio
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Vive le Tour by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I am a triathlete, but like most of you reading this I stumbled into the sport from another area. For me it was swimming and deep inside, regardless of my love for triat ... Read on »
New Orleans, North Shore and the Escape from Alcatraz by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon A long time has passed since I last blogged, disproving the rule I mentioned earlier this year when I said that while injured, athletes tend to blog more. I suffered a prett ... Read on »
Racing open water by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I get quite a few emails each month, usually asking for advice relating to what people need to be doing in their lead up to their first triathlon. Every once and a while h ... Read on »
My first day by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Today in the gym as I was cooling down (lying on the floor...) my thoughts went back a few years, 14 in fact, to the day I went from a kid attending swimming "lessons" t ... Read on »
Race 1 - done. by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon First outing of the year today in Canada with the Bazan Bay 5km run on Vancouver Island. Went really well, the field was and always seems to be super strong at t ... Read on »
Slacking by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It is very VERY difficult to do multiple things at the highest level. To be truly great at anything requires 100% complete attention. Usually this is at the behest ... Read on »
Triathletes and swimming - the "feel"? by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Triathletes as a group seem to struggle with swimming. Unlike the bike and run elements of triathlon where you can nip out for a quick 10km during lunch or ride on y ... Read on »
2011 by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Ah what a time of year, I definitely love the festive period. Well I'm back in Canada, beautiful and snowy here and have enjoyed a lot of great family time over the ... Read on »
Train to stay young by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Now the title of this blog post may sound pretty menial as it is pretty widely accepted that training and leading an active and sporty lifestyle is good for overall health, ... Read on »
Just shut up and run Mike. by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon In the world of sport we are bombarded with advertising at every juncture. Television adverts, famous sportsmen and women covered in branded sportswear, title sponsors o ... Read on »
Graduation, Scotland and Winter by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Arrived back in Scotland 10 days ago now, the main purpose of my trip being my long awaited graduation ceremony last Thursday. I missed the traditional summer ce ... Read on »
Autumn by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Back to training it is then... After a few weeks of chill time I went into a crazed "planning" mode and set out the goals for next season and started working out ... Read on »
The joys of streaking... by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So last night was interesting... The plan was to head off for a boys night to the BC Lions game (American football) with my old UBC buddies, which was ... Read on »
2010 by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Well that was fun :) I always knew this was going to be a big year - more training than ever before, a heavier racing schedule, more travel all mixed in with my final yea ... Read on »
LA Triathlon pre race by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon So this Thursday I'm off to California for my last race of the year. It's been a LONG season and I feel like I've raced everywhere this summer, so being in LA for my las ... Read on »
Getting better... by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Whether it be at a skill, sport or in health the process of improving is always satisfying. Since the Vancouver Triathlon, now 2.5 weeks ago, things have been a ... Read on »
Vancouver triathlon by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Ah my favourite race of the year. The past 2 years, 2008 ( here ) and 2009 ( here ), have both been cracking days and it has quickly become the most anticipated race ... Read on »
ITU and Ironman by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I think my lack in blogging can be attributed to the immensely hectic nature of the past few weeks, scrap that, past few months. My definition of "being ... Read on »
France-London-Canada by Michael Adams Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Finally I can put together a half decent blog post after the last few weeks. It's difficult when you are from place to place, in between races, often in airports to si ... Read on »