Globe and Mail Training Log Update

Halfway! For those of you whom have been following my training for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, I thank you for you continued support. It is greatly appreciated.

For those who may have missed an article or 2 along the way, here is a recount of the first 8 weeks.


A runner’s diary: Running’s not a cheap sport – but worth it

Sep 04, 2011 – For it to be safe, convenient and exciting, we need to dip into the savings for a few items that will make the whole experience much better

A runner’s diary: My watch is my coach on cottage-country runs

Aug 28, 2011 – It’s hard to stay on track with training during vacation. Here’s one strategy

A runner’s diary: 8 weeks to go

Aug 21, 2011 – For runner Dave Emilio, the Oct. 16 marathon is creeping up fast

Goals and competition can make cross-training more fun

Aug 14, 2011 – Runners run. But mixing it up has benefits for overall health and fitness

A runner’s diary: Why I’m getting more shut-eye

Aug 07, 2011 – Night owls beware. A shortage of sleep and rest can turn your performance sluggish – and make you vulnerable to injury

A runner’s diary: How to persevere in the heat

Jul 31, 2011 – Dave Emilio is documenting his training for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Oct. 16.!

A runner’s diary: Why being competitive can hurt your training

Jul 24, 2011 – Despite a 28-km trail race being perfect for training, I let myself get caught in the moment, running out of steam and taking a nasty fall

A runner’s diary: The secret to completing a marathon is mileage

Jul 17, 2011 – Ask any fast marathoner how much they run and you are sure to get a response that seems nutty

A runner’s diary: Nutrition is not to be taken lightly

Jul 10, 2011 – The reality is, 42.2 K is a long way to carry extra pounds

Can you skip out on long runs during marathon training?

Jul 03, 2011 – Shorter races can be beneficial in terms of improving speed. They’re a foolproof way for me to get into the groove of running faster by stepping outside my comfort zone.

A runner’s diary: more focus, less ice cream

Jun 26, 2011 – Toronto runner Dave Emilio wants to run the ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3:10:00, a personal best


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Crazy mad runner, wanting to be fitter and faster but too busy to do it right. Still, I keep trying.

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