July 15, 2016 Leave a Comment
Running, Training, Travelling, Sharing
April 13, 2016 Leave a Comment
Hi all! You may have heard the good news!
The Beaches Jazz Run – now a Beaches Runners Club event!
Canada Running Series (CRS) is happy to announce that they have handed off the organization duties of the Beaches Jazz Fun Run to The Toronto Beaches Runners Club. With the addition of CRS’s new Waterfront 10k, assistance was needed to keep the Jazz Run going strong. That’s where I, along with The Toronto Beaches Runners Club (BRC) comes in.
March 11, 2016 Leave a Comment
Location: Collingwood Ontario
Distance: Marathon [4 x 4 relay]
Well, it’s been a while since we ran this race. But it was quite the event and has not been forgotten. There is no doubt that this was not an event to be taken lightly. But we did. At least I did. You see, I love to run trails and despite the fact I do not race on trails that often, did not impede my expectation as to how well I would do. Boy was I in for a surprise! Read more of this post
July 23, 2015 Leave a Comment
Canadian Running Magazine put a call out to runners whom enjoy running with their dogs. How could I resist when one of my best running buds is..well, Pre!
So here is the link to their opost. It’s part of a whole series and a well done one at that.
May 5, 2015 Leave a Comment
This was year 6 for us and I went it to it quite under trained and still battling some long-lngering butt issues so I had no expectatios for the race or to be fast, but was hoping some good weather and sheer determination would get me to a 3:23, the magic number in my estimation to earn my right to return. Read more of this post
April 15, 2015 1 Comment
I haven’t blogged in well over a year, for reasons I may get into another time. But for now, here’s my 2014 Boston marathon Report.
This story is a big one. Not in the newsflash, stock market crash, another politician lies kind of trash. But big to me, and to the people who know myself or Danny. And it stems from such a small gesture, during a brief interaction which to me, is what makes it so big.
The marathon is a beast in itself, anyone who has run one knows what I am saying. I’ve now run 36. The 36th time running a marathon may not seem like the beast that the first one is, but it’s still something big, and to me , each one has been significant. Boston 2014 was one for the books as it was the 1 year anniversary of the bombings and had a record number of participants. The city was unbelievably electric. The runners attending were wrought with emotions. Excited first timers, nervous and fretful runners who had been affected by the previous year’s tragic incidents, perhaps themselves having only barely avoided the bombs. And hundreds of thousands of spectators hoping to see a good, safe race. I, along with most, was as excited as ever.
November 5, 2013 Leave a Comment
After a summer of more ‘relaxed’ training, where I hemmed and hawed about whether to skip a fall marathon and just run a few shorter races, I decided to give it a go after all. For more on my summer of relaxed training read this.
The best part about this race was how good I felt in the final few days before the race. I not only trained with far less mileage, max long runs of 30k, and far fewer speed-work sessions, I tapered with more vigor (less?) that usual. I was perhaps, even a bit stale. But it was nice to wake up on race day feeling really fresh. Read more of this post
November 5, 2013 1 Comment
Well folks, I tried something new. I tried not to care too much about running. I stopped blogging, I stopped logging my runs and I ran all summer with no plan, no training regimen, and no balls.
That’s right. If I didn’t feel like running, I didn’t run. If I only felt like running easy on a hard day, I ran easy. If I felt like running hard, I ran hard. Only on the rare group runs, did I run harder (or easier) that I felt. And know what? I enjoyed the break. I enjoyed not always feeling beat up. I threw in some swimming, biking and a couple of Olympic distance triathlons (with a PB of 2:38:15). But there was something missing for a while, I missed the obsession. I missed the feeling like I was earning my way to a personal best marathon. I was devoid of the confidence that good workouts, consistent training and a regulated routine of eating and sleeping well all give me. Mentally and physically, it was a good reset but now I feel it is time to move back into ‘Eye of the Tiger’ mode. Read more of this post
June 12, 2013 1 Comment
The events of Boston made my usual Race Reporting become less appealing to me, and I imagine others, as the importance of the events surrounding the Boston Bombings seemed far more relevant.Between the multitude of interviews I did about what transpired there, and how it affected me and the ones I was with, left me not wanting to write a blog post about it. At least not at the time. I was just so talked out about the whole ordeal. I ended up doing 1 national (CBC) radio interview, 3 National TV interviews (2 for the National, only one of which aired, and CBC Montreal), 3 print and online interviews (National Post, Huffington Post, CBC online, Beach Metro News, and Globe and Mail) + I submitted my story to “The Shoes We Wore“. So I have said all I need to say about it. The Shoes we wore piece probably sums it up best.
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April 12, 2013 2 Comments
Since I haven’t blogged in forever, I am feeling a little rusty. But not in the running department. I feel great and for the first time in a long time I am heading into the marathon weekend knowing I am ready.
The training cycle for Boston 2013 was a step up from last year with the addition of a coach. Hey, I never said I was an expert. I figured why not enlist someone who has progressed from where I am to a level I would like to be at. The schedule was fierce and relentless and having a coach checking up on me to ensure I was following the plan definitely helped. I stepped outside my comfort zone in a few areas that I usually don’t. Like running when tired for one. Sure, in the past I have put serious effort into the speed workouts but this time I persevered and ran many more miles. Some people may call them junk but we’ll see if they have in fact built endurance and the ability to fight hard right to the end of the race. Read more of this post