Calvin Zaryski

Calvin Zaryski

CoachCal has been coaching for over 30 years. Not just focusing on athletes, but on individuals whose goals range from climbing Mount Everest to recapturing the power of active living.

Monday, 19 November 2012 00:35

To BRICK or Not to BRICK

Back in 1994 my final project for my Masters Degree investigated the relationship between swim, bike and run individual time trials equal to the distances in an Olympic triathlon and what happens to these performance when you link them together. I found that there was no significant difference in the performances when comparing the swim and bike.

Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:59

Camps and Clinics

Criticalspeed is pleased to offer a series of amazing camps and clinics throughout the year.

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Push through a plateau and get to the next level in your endurance fitness.

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Come train on the Ironman Coeur D'Alene course for 4 days.

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Surfing, cycling and trail running in Maui, need we say more?

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Join us May long weekend to experience the Ironman Canada course.

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IRONSPIRITCAMP

This Camp offers the ultimate opportunity for event specific coaching and on-course training.

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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to take this time to thank all of you who came out to Janice's celebration of life. The formal proceedings were very well done but obviously sad. The saddest moments were watching their three young children and realizing that their mum would no longer be apart of their daily growth and memory. Her father's, Gary,  tribute was touching and caring. Cameron's version of their short but wonderful life together was humorous and heart felt. Just weeks before the accident, a wise man visited Cam, Janice and their family.

He witnessed the love and happiness and needed to share his observation... he leaned over to Cam and whispered that "he had it all"....

Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:56

Drop-in

All WinSport Drop In Activities and Prices

Public Prices:

(Priority Participation to Full Time WinSport Athletes)

  • 3-5 HOUR AEROBIC POWER BRICKS SESSION: $10.00/hr
  • SNOWSHOE/HIKING SESSIONS: $20.00, 30.00 with SS Equipment Rental
  • COMPUTRAINER MULTIRIDER SESSIONS: 30.00
  • FRIDAY NIGHT 3 Hr Video Rides: 30.00
  • POWERWATT Bike Training Session: 35.00
  • SWIM SESSION: $15.00 for 1 hr; 20.00 for 90'
  • TRACK RUN INTERVAL SESSIONS: $20.00
  • SIMULATED TRIATHLONS/MULTISPORT EVENTS: 30.00

All fees are to be paid at time of session. Fees include access to the facility except for Track Sessions at the Olympic Oval.

 

Personalized Program Client Prices:

(Any athlete receiving one on one program design or enrolled in other WinSport Programs)

  • 3-5 HOUR AEROBIC POWER BRICKS SESSION: $20.00
  • SNOWSHOE/HIKING SESSIONS: FREE
  • COMPUTRAINER MULTIRIDER SESSIONS: 20.00
  • SWIM SESSION: $10.00 for 1 hr; 15.00 for 90'
  • TRACK RUN INTERVAL SESSIONS: 10.00
  • SIMULATED TRIATHLONS/MULTISPORT EVENTS: 20.00

All fees are to be paid at time of session. Fees include access to the facility except for Track Sessions at the Olympic Oval.

 

Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:55

CSR Programs and Coaching Options

Choose your level of participation from the three programs available to Calgary athletes or learn more about CoachCal's Online Distance Coaching.  If you seek personalized attention delivered in a one on one setting (CoachCal will answer all your questions on health, wellness, injuries, nutrition and performance), with the option of dropping into any of the following group sessions, look into the Personalized Coaching Program!

CriticalSpeed for the Second Year in a row Won the 2015  70.3 Calgary Team Competition (Accumulated Time for 3 Males and 2 Females). CSR also won the Team Competition at the 2015 Wasa Olympic Distance Competition!

NEW for 2016/2017
CSR Daytime Triathlon Program

For all those Moms and Shift Workers, CSR offers a M-F daytime training option.

Training Schedule

Monday: 9:30 - 11:00am Group Computrainer Session at CoachCal's Studio
Tuesday: 9:30 - 11:00am Group OutDoor Training (Run, Ski, Snowshoe, FAT Bike)
Wednesday: 9:30 - 11:15am Computrainer Session / Group Swim 12-1pm MRU
Thursday: 10:30 - 11:30am Group Track Session with Resistance Training at MRU
Friday: 9:30 - 11:15am Computrainer Session / Group Swim 12-1pm MRU

Sunday BRICK Sessions available at 20.00 flat rate (regular price is 40.00)

Cost:  300.00 plus gst

 

 

CSR Evening Triathlon Program Schedule

Level of involvement may depend on your goals and approach to success. The programs are a 4 month commitment and are client driven. It is the athlete's responsibility to stay in contact with CoachCal weekly by reporting in via email or phone messages. This includes booking appointments and testing times.
  

Sample Monthly Training Schedule 

DAY PLACE ACTIVITY
Monday (Winter) SAIT

Swim at 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Conditioning at 7:00-7:30

Monday (Summer) SAIT Swim at 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Conditioning at 6:45-7:00

Tuesday

Crescent Hts / MRU

Outdoor at 6:00 pm / MRU Track 8:00pm

Wednesday (Winter) SAIT

Swim Session at 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Wednesday (Summer) MRU

Swim at 7:00-8:30 PM

Thursday (Summer)

Eau Claire Y

Outdoor Run / Stairs at 12 noon

Thursday (Winter)

Computrainer Performance Studio (Killarney SW)

Indoor Bike and Conditioning
Session 1: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Thursday (Summer) WestHills Church Outdoor Bike Session at 6:00pm
Friday (Summer) Lake Bonavista Swim at 6:30-8:00 PM

Saturday

Saturday

MRU

MRU

Endurance Runs 10am - 12 noon

Swim 12:30-1:30pm

Sunday

Mount Royal

Canadian Rockies

BRICK training (9:00AM - 12:00 in Fall / 1:00 - 5:00 PM in Winter)

10:00 AM start, Outdoor BRICK training, Road or Mountain Bike training and Hiking and Snowshoeing.

Cost:  275.00 plus gst per month


All prices are subject to gst. Payment must be either Visa or MasterCard. Information is distributed predominantly by electronic mail. It is the athletes responsibility to remain in contact and check their emails regularly for updates and important news. Read policies.


Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:54

Services

Choose your level of participation from the three programs available to Calgary athletes or learn more about CoachCal's online coaching.

Level of involvement may depend on your goals and approach to success. The programs are a 4 month commitment and are client driven. It is the athlete's responsibility to stay in contact with CoachCal weekly by reporting in via email or phone messages. This includes booking appointments and testing times.  

Sample Monthly Training Schedule 

DAY PLACE ACTIVITY
Monday (Winter) SAIT

Swim at 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Conditioning at 7:00 - 7:30 PM

Monday (Summer) SAIT Swim at 7:00-8:30 PM

Tuesday

YWCA /Olympic Oval

Run at 6:00 pm / Oval at 7:00pm

Wednesday (Winter) SAIT

Swim Session at 8:00-9:00 PM
Conditioning at 7:00 - 7:30pm

Wednesday (Summer) SAIT

Swim at 7:00-8:30 PM

Thursday (Summer)

Eau Claire Y

Outdoor Run / Stairs

Thursday (Winter)

YWCA

Indoor Bike and Conditioning
6:30-8:30 PM

Optional Earlier Start Times for Longer Sessions

Thursday (Summer)

WestHills Church OutDoor Bike Session at 6:30pm
Friday (Summer) Lake Swim at 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturday YWCA Endurance Runs 9am - 12 noon
Sunday

Mount Royal

Olympic Oval

Canadian Rockies

BRICK training (10:00 - 1:00 PM)

ENDUROBRICK Training 10:00 - 3:00pm

10:00 AM start, Outdoor BRICK training, Road or Mountain Bike training and Hiking and Snowshoeing.

All prices are subject to gst. Payment must be either Visa, MasterCard, or post dated cheques. Information is distributed predominantly by electronic mail. It is the athletes responsibility to remain in contact and check their emails regularly for updates and important news. Read policies.


Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:54

Contact Us

CoachCal's Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Office: 2628 19th Ave SW Calgary
Email: coachcal@criticalspeed.com

Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:53

Policies

Personalized Coaching

Travel Fee for Offsite Meetings: 0.65 per km

We require 48 hours notice for any rescheduling or cancellation of one-on-one appointments. A $50.00 administration fee will be levied if you fail to do so.

BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD Programs: There is a 4 month commitment in each program. After the 4 month period, you are required to inform CriticalSpeed by email or phone of your discontinuation in the program. A 1 month advance notice is required when discontinuing the program. Failure to notify 1 month in advance will result in continued monthly charges for the access to the website coaching, CSR Updates by email and other benefits.

If for some reason you can not utilize this coaching and group support service due to injury, the service can be transferred or a credit can be given.

CSR offers unique programs that provide the most indoor coached group training in Calgary. The majority of athletes can swim and run any time of the year, but off season biking remains the difficult discipline to develop. For this reason, we offer 2 coached swim sessions per week and more focus on longer indoor rides, brick sessions and snowshoeing, along with outdoor running and track sessions.

No need to do weight training as after most group training sessions, we do a series of conditioning for strength and power development. CSR offers the perfect blend of weekly training with mini or HA camps and EPIC training camps necessary to build that training volume.

Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:52

Published Work

Impact Magazine

2009

Nov/Dec - "Creative Marathon Training"

2008

Jul/Aug - "Trail Running Review"
May/Jun - "Off Road Triathlon Training"
Mar/Apr - "Train for Pain"

2007

May/Jun - "World XTERRA Champion Cover Story"
Mar/Apr - "Body Mass and Running Performance"
Jan/Feb - "Pre-Season Triathlon Preparation"

2006

May/Jun - "The BRICK Workout"
Mar/Apr - "Training for Off Road Triathlons"

2005

Nov/Dec - "How to Swim Faster"
Mar/Apr - "The Ultra Challenge"
Jan/Feb - "Formulas for High Intensity Training Part 2"

2004

Nov/Dec - "Formulas for High Intensity Training Part 1"
May/Jun - "Diary of a Bike Racer"
Mar/Apr - "Taking Your Speed Training to the Next Level"
Jan/Feb - "The Ups and Downs of Altitude Training"

2003

Nov/Dec - "Escape the Performance Rut"
Jul/Aug - "Beating Cancer with Exercise"
May/Jun - "Time Specific Training"
Mar/Apr - "Running as Cross Training"

2002

Nov/Dec - "Cold Weather Training"
Jul/Aug - "Cross Training to Total Fitness"
May/Jun - "Beyond Training and Racing"
Mar/Apr - "High-Performance Marathons"
Jan/Feb - "Racing as a Master"

2001

Nov/Dec - "The Mount Everest of Winter Training"
Sep/Oct - "Desire to Endure"
Jul/Aug - "The Recovery Room"
May/Jun - "Take Your Training Outside"
Mar/Apr - "Survival of the Fittest"

2002-2005 Published Work - Author

Research Journals

Training Principles and Issues for Ultra-endurance Athletes - Calvin Zaryski,
MKin and David J. Smith, PhD

Current Sports Medicine Reports 2005, 4:165–170 Current Science Inc. ISSN 1537-890x Copyright © 2005 by Current Science Inc.

Educational Conferences

  • 2008 SPIN and Sport Canada Sportif Conference
  • 2008 Alberta Aquatic conference
  • 2007 SICI Cycling Science Symposium
  • 2006 Ironman Hawaii Medical Conference (25 hours)
  • 2004 Ironman Hawaii Medical Conference (25 hours)
  • 2003: Alberta Coaching Symposium - Calgary
  • 2003: Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif - Vancouver appointed by the Alberta Triathlon Association
  • 2003: Attended Computrainer's "The Science of Speed Clinic"

Triathlete Magazine

2000

June "Determining Critical Speed"

 

2001

February No. 202 "The Mount Everest of Winter Training"
April No. 204 "High Tech Training"
June No. 206 "Time to Recover"
November No. 211 "End of the Season Recharge

Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:51

Criticalspeed

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Preparation for multisport can be very demanding. The sequencing of the exercise volume and intensity requires intricate planning. This plan must be challenging yet enjoyable, sensitive to life’s responsibilities. CoachCal is the most experiened Lifestyle High Performance Coach in Alberta, and has been awarded Triathlon Canada's Coach of the Year Three Times based on team performance, life balance and athlete satisfation. Whatever your goals maybe, CSR will provide the infrastructure to achieve and even exceed.



Criticalspeed provides a multisport training system that maximizes your time and stimulates improvements. The process includes a social and supportive environment to maintain consistency and motivation. The program is strategically designed incorporating a variety of activities and locations to account for our climactic challenges.

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Group training and camps deliver cutting edge training science centered around altitude, volume and intensity manipulation with constant technical advances. Regardless of your starting point this structure guarantees results.

Successive years in this program will take you to the next level. These programs allow you to be apart of the most complete multisport system in Calgary designed by the most qualified and recognized coach in the Province.

Learn more about CoachCal.

 

Top Athletes Coached

  • Emily Wagner (Top Canadian Junior Elite Triathlete)
  • Carol Montgomery: Triathlon Commonwealth Gold Medalist / Olympian
  • Chuckie V: 1999 Ironman Canada Champion
  • Tom Evans: Ironman Champion
  • Jill Savege: Triathlon Pan Am Champion, Olympian
  • Pauline Li: Top Female Amateur IMCan 2004
  • Kim Townsend: 2nd Female Amateur IMCdA 2005
  • Michael Gorman: 2nd Male Amateur IMCdA 2006
  • Catherine Brown: 5th Overall Amateur IMCan 2006 & 07
  • Rosemarie Gerspacher: Top Female Amateur IMCan 2006 and IMCdA 2007
    • 3rd Overall Amateur Hawaii Ironman World Championships 10:05.
  • Sheila Giles: 4th Overall Female Amateur IMCan 2008
    • 2011 Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Champion
    • 2012 Ironman World Championships 8th overall amateur
  • 2012 Ironman World Championships 8th Overall Female Amateur, Fastest Run
  • Jordan Bryden: Canada's Top ITU Under 23 Athlete in 2008
  • Bev Watson: World 50-55 Xterra Champion in 2008 and 2010
  • Danelle Kabush: 2nd Pro Female 2008, 5th Pro 2011 Xterra Worlds / Member of Luna Racing Team
    • 2012 Great White North Female Champion
    • 2012 XTERRA Beaver Creek Regional Mountain Champion
  • Myron Tetreault: 2012 Ironman Texas AG 45-49 Champion
    • 2012 Canmore Triathlon Champion
  • Suzanne Boyd: 2012 Ironman Canada AG 35-39 Champion, 3X Kona Participant

 

CoachCal and the CSR Program Outstanding Accomplishments

  • Rosemarie70.31 Guinness Book of World Records
  • 3 Athletes Summitting Mount Everest
  • 4 Mount Kilimanjaro Summits
  • 36 Athletes Qualified for Ironman Hawaii
  • 12 World Champions in Triathlons
  • 38 National Champions in Triathlons
  • 405 IRONMAN Canada finishers
  • 1 IRONMAN Canada Overall Winner
  • 2 ITU World Cup Victories
  • 2 Olympian Triathletes
  • 8 XTERRA World Championship Titles
  • 10 Marathon Des Sables Finishes
  • 3 Comrades Marathon Finishes
  • 45 Boston Marathons
  • 4 Leadville 100 Mnt Bike Finishes

 

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70.3 Ironman Calgary

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CoachCal's Toronto Adventure

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My trip to Toronto had its bumps. Because of lightening strikes, I was stuck on the tarmac in the plane for 1 hour at Pearson Airport, waited for bags for...

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Results for July 21st Weekend

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Congrats to Danelle Kabush who was 2nd overall Pro female at the Beaver Creek XTERRA! Also congrats to those athletes who completed the 24 hour Mountain Bike race. Heard the...

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Grand Fondo

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Fantastic weekend by CSR athletes! In the Grand Fondo HighWood Pass (Rocky Mountain House), CSRs Jon Firth won the 40km TT and the Overall 136km race. Tara Kabakoff was 2nd in...

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GWN Results

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June Update

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Chinook Triathlon

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Wasa Lake Results

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Some fantastic results from Wasa lake this weekend, wow. Congrats to all those people who participated. Some notable results:

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Kona 70.3 Report

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Police Half Marathon Results

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Simulated Triathlon Dos and Don'ts

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Xterra Canada

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Ironspirit Camp

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