JF Houpert seems to be enjoying the workouts so far!

TTS is now 3 weeks into our outdoor training workouts at Murray Hill Park in Montreal. If you’re interested, send me an email: scott@toguritraining.com

Last night was a glorious fall evening, the kind where the day just seems to settle in the trees and linger, before the night falls through the branches.

Richard Tardif and Lucas Pellan took us through a well-paced hour of training and I was getting tired so I pretended to have to take photos for the blog! Here they are–though we were missing Deb, Daniel, Louis, Max…

Some of us ride our bikes to the workout... William Goodfellow proves he is a hipster with his fixie...but is it a bit too clean?


Murray Hill Park is a beautiful place to workout at the end of the day

TTS Strength Coach, Richard Tardif, writes a haiku while leading the workout. "I have a clipboard cuz I'm doing it like a boss!"

TTS Coach Lucas "the Policeman" Pellan. "My beard signifies that I would survive longer than you in the woods... just sayin'"

The state of some of these planks reminds me of the state of Montreal’s bridges:

Triathlete Marie-Pier Scott-Boyer caught mid-action during reverse lunges. Daniella Schwartz moves so fast in the background that she's a blur!

Policeman Pellan (in white) watches for any row violations while Seb Lacroix drafts off of Goodfellow during stationary reverse lunges

Anik Mercure rows across an ocean of pain with a smile! In the background, Goodfellow, Seb and Mark Sexsmith look funny tugging on bands.


JF Houpert, aka "Monkeyman", lines up his upper lip with all the other lines in the photo! What a pro!!

Robert Ralph struggles to keep up

Here’s William Blackburn doing the first minute of a 3-ish minute set. Low walking lunges for half the soccer field–10 push-ups–sprint back to the start:

And here’s Will battling to do the next part of the set: plank variation–reverse lunge walk for half the soccer field–sprint back to the start. No footage of the reverse lunges etc as I jumped back into the workout:

The point of this post is that we’re just getting going with off-the-bike stuff. We’ve got friendly groups that joke around while being led through efficient, well-paced workouts targeted for our current level of fitness and the muscular imbalances produced by cycling hard all summer. We’ll kick it up a notch when we move indoor. We’re running close to capacity right now, but if you’re interested, send me an email and we’ll make it work: scott@toguritraining.com

About Scott Toguri McFarlane

Scott Toguri McFarlane is a former Elite racer, and the founder of Toguri Training Services. For more than a decade, his approach to training has helped aspiring professional racers, provincial team members, and recreational cyclists of all ages and ability achieve their goals, including gold medals at National and Provincial Championships.

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