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Just Run

Just Run

What does it mean when you not only run in your running clothes, but you also work, eat and sleep in them too? I find it’s easier. Think of it – you wake up and just run right out the door. No changing required! You return from your run, shower and then put on your … 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

It is What it Is (but do Enjoy it)

It is What it Is (but do Enjoy it)

I always get super nervous before a race. I wake up race morning and think, “Ohhhhh, why did I sign up for this race?” and, “Am I ready to suffer?”. Because when you race, you run fast… And when you run fast, you inevitably suffer a little bit (or a lot). I woke this morning … 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

Eat to Run Strong & Healthy

Eat to Run Strong & Healthy

I am intensely grateful to sit here strong and healthy, after 17 weeks of intense marathon training that by all conventional standards was ramped up much too quickly. I jumped from averaging 20km per week in December right into 70km the first week of January, then 90km, and then 100 and something per week from … 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