Several awesome conversations today with Kyle Boorsma. We talk about his running experience as an elite, as a coach and as a researcher looking at Beet-Root Juice. Several other discussions about his transitions to cycling from running and really useful and thought provoking back and forth on RPE (perceived exertion) and finding that ‘OH SHIT’ moment in the middle of a race as a GOOD thing. Hope you like it!
=> Watch Kyle’s Interview after a 1500m win ! LINK
1) WHO ARE YOU !?!?Kyle is the assistant coach to well-known, and very successful, coach Dave Scott Thomas with Speed River Running Club. He is also a Varsity Champion in team events and individual events including – 2010 CIS Cross-Country Champion for teams and individuals, Part of Guelph’s 5 consecutive Team CIS and OUA Cross-Country Championships. Numerous CIS indoor champion for 1500 and 3000 meters.
When off his feet he found time to get a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and follow that up with a nutritional focused masters with exercise physiology focus. His thesis was on the use of Beet Root Juice (Nitrate) in Elite middle distance Runners. Finally he has taken up road cycling in a big way over the last couple years racing for the Devinci professional team out of Quebec this past season.