Tagged with training

It’s All Good (Weeks 8 & 9 of 30)

It’s All Good (Weeks 8 & 9 of 30)

I didn’t blog last week. I had just finished week 8 and it was my toughest week to date. In short, I’d struggled every single day and even though I’d managed 100km, it wasn’t fun. I began to question what I was doing. When you don’t have anything good to say… Today? I’ve just finished … Continue reading

Fun… And Food (Week 6 of 30)

Fun… And Food (Week 6 of 30)

No way. Another week down already?!! Yep, 90km down. Haha,  and posting this as I’m well into week 7 – so much exciting stuff going on – and so many talks!!! But back to week #6… When I first outlined these 30 weeks, I was a little hesitant to begin so far out. I mean, … Continue reading

Let’s Get Racing! (Week 5 of 30)

Let’s Get Racing! (Week 5 of 30)

It’s funny… I’m almost surprised to say I feel great! Especially because I ran the Steveston Icebreaker 8km race today, after running 22km yesterday, and at the end of my highest mileage week thus far in my 30-week schedule. I’d wanted to hit 105km this week, and I easily hit 108km. You might think I’m … Continue reading

Too Much Fun (Week 4 of 30)

Too Much Fun (Week 4 of 30)

Boom. Another week down – just like that. 77 kilometres (48 miles) – covered in 7 days and I even took Friday off. My favourite run of the week? Oh man, that’s a tough one – there were a bunch I really enjoyed… Fun Run #1 It’s early. Monday morning. My alarm hasn’t even gone … Continue reading

Go Time (Week 1 of 30)

Go Time (Week 1 of 30)

I think I was hoping for fireworks and applause. At least a few sparklers. I mean, after all, it’s the launch of my new training season! But Monday morning dawns with only a loud BOING BOING BOING. Which is the sound of my alarm. I’ve always thought about getting a kinder alarm – you know, … 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

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