Janelle Morrison optimistic for Ironman Canada

Janelle Morrison is adding another dimension to her budding triathlon career.
The Fort St. John native turned pro in 2009, after posting the fastest female amateur time at the Ironman Canada in 2008.
In an interview with Jon Zacks on Friday, Morrison recounted some of her experiences so far in the 2010 season, including getting sick from swimming in a river during ‘Ironman China’ and fighting through a mechanical snafu at the ‘Ironman St. George’ in Utah.
Click here to listen to Friday’s interview (runs 9:00)
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The 32 year-old bounced back with some strong finishes, including a victory at the Wine Capital of Canada Sprint Triathlon, in Oliver, B.C.
Morrison suffered another setback in mid-July, when she injured her foot while trail-running in Penticton. However, she remains optimistic that she will be able to compete at the Ironman Canada Triathlon, set for August 29th. If healthy, she’ll be looking to improve on her emotional third place finish from 2009.
But, as well as working to recover from injury, training for her races, and moving from Vernon to Penticton, Morrison is now adding another element to her career – professional coaching.
The former Blizzard Bike Club member is joining her own coach, Scott McMillan, to offer cooperative coaching for athletes of all abilities.
Using ‘Training Peaks’ software, Morrison is offering her services online, meaning she can work with clients around the world.
"A lot of coaching nowadays is done online" Morrison says. "It’s an extremely effective software" she says, adding "I use it myself with my coach."
For more information on her coaching services, or her career, visit www.janellemorrison.com

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