Christopher Sproule

PossAbilities Represented at Nexus Endurance Training Camp

In April, I had an opportunity to spend a week in Tucson, Arizona, with fellow handcyclists who are being coached by the coaching staff at NEXUS Endurance.  It was a week of tough training and evalaution with some great athletes in weather that could not have been more perfect.  Most days were spent riding in the morning and afternoon followed by an educational session after a group dinner.  It is so interesting how much I continue to learn about [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: June 10, 2019

Five Tips for Flying with your Handcycle

Always travel with a doorstop in your carry on bag. When lugging a handcycle around an airport or hotel, I don’t know how many times I’ve found myself needing to prop a door open so I can get myself and my handcycle through it.  A doorstop is a cheap and simple solution to this common problem. Always break your handcycle down and travel with it in a protective case. While, it’s easier to maneuver and travel with a bubble wrapped [...]

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Speech

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. Annually, almost 110,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.  This past year, I was asked [...]

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Marathon Weekend

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to race in the St. George Marathon on Saturday in Utah and the Long Beach Marathon on Sunday in California. After winning the St. George Marathon the last two years, I felt the pressure to come up with a victory again this year. It was dark, cold, rained, and even hailed but I managed to come away with the win again. The competition was tough and we hit speeds in excess of [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: October 16, 2018

Work Hard, Work Smart

As competitive athletes, we are constantly striving to be stronger, faster, and better. We train 5-6 days a week and are often pushing our bodies harder and harder to achieve the results we want. When I first got into handcycling, I thought that the more miles I put on the bike, the faster I would be. I was doing 40-60 miles a day, every day. What I learned, with the help of my coach, was that this was not [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: September 4, 2018

When is the Off Season?

Many people have often asked me when my off-season is? My answer…never! I have two seasons…the racing season and the training season. If you are not working hard in the training season then you will not have the results you want in the racing season. I always get a nervous feeling in my stomach during the training season when I think that someone may be doing more than me or working harder than me. If they are working harder [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: August 20, 2018

Cycling Lingo: What is the Difference?

As Team PossAbilities paracyclists, we compete in events all over the country. Some of them are one-day events, like marathons, and some are 2-4 day stage races. A stage race is a combination of some or all of the road events: road race, criterium, time trial, hill climb, and team relay. Ever wondered what exactly these things are? I know I did! So here is a brief explanation of the types of racing we do:   Road Race – These are [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: July 12, 2018

2018 Criterium National Championships – Wisconsin

After a tough week of racing at the Time Trial, Road Race, and Team Relay National Championships in Georgia, it was straight to Wisconson to do the Tour of America’s Dairyland for the Criterium National Championships. The week consisted of four crit’s located all over Wisconsin with the National Championship being crit race number three. I had a great week in Wisconsin, partly because the temperatures were cooler and the weather I prefer to race in. My performance was [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: July 12, 2018

2018 National Championships – Augusta, GA

This year, the Paracycling Time Trial, Road Race, and Team Relay National Championships were held in Augusta, GA. There was an excellent turnout with all of the top athletes in attendance. We faced hot and humid weather in our quest to top the podium and the quality of the athletes and the racing was excellent. One of the most exciting things to happen at the event was the official introduction of the team relay to the United States. Team [...]

Category: Christopher Sproule, PossAbilitiesComments: 0Post Date: July 12, 2018

When You’re Off, You’re Off: 2018 RBC

After a new personal record (PR) at the Fiesta Island Time Trial two weeks ago, I had an off week at the 2018 Redlands Bicycle Classic (RBC). There are days when you feel strong and fast and are able to be on the top of the podium and there are days when your body just doesn’t have it. This last week at the RBC was one of the latter. There are ways to limit the number of off days [...]

Category: Christopher SprouleComments: 0Post Date: May 7, 2018