Token Talks : Luc Morin

Luc Morin Side

“I grew up in a small town in northern Canada. We had snow 6 months a year.
Winters were very difficult with very little daylight.”

We are doing a series of interviews called ‘TOKEN Talks’ with people in the Token family. Today we are talking to our Sponsored Hero, Luc Morin who hails from Canada. Luc has been a dominant force in triathlon for a while now, and is well known for his strength in running and cycling. Luc is the Head Coach and Lead Consultant at ePerformance in North America. ePerformance offers personalized training and consultations to help you achieve your athletic goals. Luc and his team put on training camps for athletes and in a nutshell, this phrase sums up the aim of the camp and Luc’s attitude pretty clearly.

“We are not here to show you how fast we are…We are here to show you how fast you can get!”

Here’s Luc in his own words…..

LucThe Basics

Name : Luc Morin

D.O.B. : 16.10.1970

Nationality : Canada

Height & Weight : 184cm / 72kg

Team : TRISONOMA/EPERFORMANCE

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

“Professional, Passionate, Demanding.”

Which Token products are you currently using?

“Token C50 and T50 Wheels.” 

Family Life

Canada

Tell us a little about your family life.  What things do you enjoy doing with your family when you are not racing or training?

“Skateboarding with my boys.”

Tell us about your childhood and where you grew up.

“Grew up in a small town in northern Canada. We had snow 6 months a year. Winters were very difficult with very little daylight.”

What are your hobbies and interests outside of cycling?

“Cooking – I love cooking for my family and friends. I like to have people at the house and see them enjoy the food.”

Inspiration

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What or who inspires you?

“People that make things happen.”

What’s your favorite quote?

“Form follows motion!”

Who is your hero? Why?

“Superman. He has no ego!”

What is your dream?

“To have a house in the Swiss Alps.”

Something Different

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What’s your favourite colour?

“Blue”

What’s your favourite movie?

“Braveheart.”

If you won US$20,000,000 what would you do with it?

“Most likely reinvest it.”

What makes you angry?

“People that are not professional.”

If you could be any super hero, who would you be?

“Superman because I want to go fast!”

If you could be an animal which animal would you be?

“A gorilla. They are strong.”

Tell us something embarrassing that happened to you.

“Oh God, I have so many!”

Tell us a joke.

“Earl and Bob, both obsessed with baseball, never missed their favourite team’s game. They promised whoever died first, and went to heaven, would come back to earth and tell the other if there was baseball in heaven. One day, Earl died. Bob waited for him to come back. Finally Earl did. He said to Bob. “I have good news and bad news. I’ll tell you the good news first. There is baseball in heaven.” Bob said, “That’s the best news!” Then Earl said, time for the bad news….”You’re pitching tomorrow night.”

Tell us something embarrassing that happened to you.

“Ripped my cycling short and I crossed the finish line bare skin.”

Tell us about a really happy moment in your life.

“Birth of my boys.”

Have you ever done anything crazy in your life?  Tell us about it.

“Cliff diving.”

What kind of cell phone do you have?

“iPhone.”

Training & Nutrition

“Spicy food… never before an intense session!”

What does your training schedule look like?  Tell us how often you train, how you train and where you train.

“Training schedule varies according to my travel. When at home I train between 15-25hrs (build up)… when on the road coaching, it is very difficult to plan anything ahead… my focus is on the athletes.”

55-Gummy-bearWhat’s your favourite food?

“Gummy Bears.”

What’s your least favourite food?

“Tofu.”

What’s your favourite drink?

“Wine.”

What do you eat before a big race?

“Rigatoni Bolognaise.”

What do you eat after a race?

“Sushi and Sashimi.”

Have you ever made any mistakes with your nutrition?  If yes, what was it and what did you learn from it?

“Spicy food… never before an intense session!”

What do you eat/drink while riding?

“Powerbars and gels.”

Do you have any tips on nutrition or training that you would like to share?

“Recovery…20g liquid protein (100ml) + 5g l-glutamine 0-10min after a long/hard session, Liquid carbs with electrolytes (15-30min) after workout.”

Token North America

Thanks to Luc for talking to us today.  If you are living in Canada and want to find out more about Token products in North America please contact our distributor, Tufo International, who will be happy to assist you.

North AmericaTufo North America Inc.

618 Fairway Lane
Nelson, BC
V1L 5V1, Canada

Tel: +1-250-352-3266
Toll free: 866-869-5285
Fax: +1-250-352-3247
Web: www.tufonorthamerica.com
Web: www.tufonorthamerica.biz

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