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Missed My Mark (oh the marathon)

Missed My Mark (oh the marathon)

The marathon. Forty-two point two kilometres. Twenty-six point two miles. It’s a long hike, no matter how you look at it. It’s a great accomplishment, no matter what time you complete it in. One that deserves huge congrats upon crossing the finish line. But wait. What if you cross the finish line in a time … Continue reading

Reality Check

Reality Check

I worked with a coach when I was training for my Boston Qualifier marathon. I’m a bit of a stubborn gal and I had it in my head I needed to run at least 140km per week as my top mileage weeks with the remaining weeks anywhere from 100 to 126 (I’d been reading a … Continue reading

Making the Best of It: CIM Race Report

Making the Best of It: CIM Race Report

Make the best of it… No matter what. That’s what was going through my head as I jogged towards the start line, hugging my warm-up pants and sweater in my sweats bag to my chest in a desperate attempt to keep them dry. A useless attempt really, as the heavens let loose torrents of rain … Continue reading

Qualify for Boston? …Check

Qualify for Boston? …Check

You can achieve anything you want in life. I wanted my Boston qualifying time. I really, really wanted to qualify. That was all I could think of as I turned another corner and left Stanley Park behind. So darn close now. I tried to check my pace band to see if I was on track, but I … Continue reading

Time to Taper

Time to Taper

With two weeks to race day, my major quality workouts are now behind me. The last, my run yesterday, was better than awesome. It was my 3rd of three marathon-paced training sessions… I got to run 24km at my marathon race pace. My coach asked me to run it progressively, with a 5:10/km for the … Continue reading