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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

Lessons from the Ground

Lessons from the Ground

I’m back. With some new scars, to say the least, but I’m back with a few solid weeks of training now under my belt. Where did I go? Well, after my BMO Vancouver marathon May 6th, I couldn’t seem to stop falling. Maybe my legs were tired and that was their way of telling me … 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

For the Love of Racing

For the Love of Racing

2012 Vancouver Sun Run 10km Race Report I woke this morning with more excitement than I’d anticipated. It was still dark, but I figured it was nearly 5am and my alarm would go off any second. When it didn’t, I got up to check on the time… 2:00am… Geesh. Back to bed but sleep eluded … Continue reading

Enjoy the Journey

Enjoy the Journey

I was recently reminded to “enjoy the journey”. It was meant in the context of my running a lot in an attempt to qualify for the Boston marathon. As in, my life revolves around running to the greatest extent possible while still: Working Going to school and completing my client case studies Giving speeches at … Continue reading