The Low Down On Boston Qualifying

The 115th Running of the Boston MarathonSince the world has been turned upside down (The Running World that is) I thought I would post a brief recap of what has changed. As much for myself as I am alsways forgetting exactly what’s different. So now I have a place to refer to. Hope it helps you too.

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Niagara Ultra 2011

Beaches RunnersAs much as I would have loved to run the 50k Ultra Marathon in Niagara again this year, I had to say no. Well, nobody made me say no, I didn’t have to, but I felt it was a good decision as I need more short distance speed training and less body breaking long runs. This is of course if I want to improve my marathon performances, in particular, this Fall at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM). So we opted for the 10k, and in the end, I ran it alongside Cam not wanting to pass up the opportunity to accompany him on his quest for a sub 50 minute 10k. Read more of this post

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Ottawa Race Weekend 2011

The Ottawa CrewAnd so you have it, the final marathon of the Spring. That brings me up to 5 for the year and 24 total. This one was neither the easiest nor hardest but it was interesting. Interesting in that it was a tell tale sign that I need to reassess my running goals. By the time I crossed the line, again as a Pace Bunny for the Running Room, I felt relief, for two reasons… Read more of this post

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New Look For Beaches Runner

New Site Design for Beaches RunnerIn lieu of a new blog post, I sat up late last night trialing some new themes and I liked this one. I altered a few things, spent some time Photoshopping a new header image and voila. I have a few of my own designs in mind but there’s no time to get to them. For now, you get this one.

Photos in the header are all from a beach run morning in Australia earlier this year.

Enjoy. Now, maybe tonight I will write again :)

~ D

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New Watch – Garmin 610

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It was time for a new watch. Yes, the old Garmin 305 is still functioning, but it is showing signs of no-life and I want to be ready. And yes, I like to be the first on the block with new toys. After my brief stint with the Nike+ GPS Watch, which I adored the look of, and feel, but not the characteristics – and wrote about – I waited patiently for the release of this newer Garmin model and jumped on it, in time before my Clinic Instructor discount ran out. So the $399 price tag was a more manageable $320. Still a hefty price tag I know and I owe my better half some extra chores this summer for sure. Read more of this post

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Toronto Goodlife Marathon

Well, uh, it was a rainy day …

Dave The Bunny. Pacing Duties #4The Toronto Goodlife Marathon, my 24th, was actually a few weeks ago but my blogging delinquency has been criminal, so here we are now – catching up.

After running Boston, followed two weeks later by the Sporting Life 10k where I ran a personal best 40:49 I had 2 weeks to get ready for the Goodlife Marathon where I’d be running my 4th official Pace Bunny Race. This time at 3:40. The getting ready part consisted of some maintenance running and some resting. Read more of this post

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