2 Weeks Later – Another Delayed Boston Race Report

Boston 2015 - the fabled stickered bib

Boston 2015 – the fabled stickered bib

Boston 2015 was a smashing success. Not time-wise, but definitely fun-wise. The atmosphere during this 2 year anniversary of the tragic events of the 117th Boston Marathon seemed to be more settled and jovial. Sad memories do linger and the devastation will never truly be forgotten, but people are moving on, including some of the victims that have gone though enough rehabilitation to actually run this year’s marathon.

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

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Is There a Road to Hope – Marathon Report

I kind of get quiet when life as a runner is not going well.  So it takes a while to gather up the motivation to put into words what is happening. But here it is.

I trained hard this Summer. I pushed myself, ran about the same mileage as my previous highest mileage period where I ran my PB of 3:18:20. I ate well, not perfect, but well. I cross trained, but not that often. I got more sleep than usual. I cut out alcohol, but not as much as I did when I ran my 2 PBs.

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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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I Beg Your Pardum – Boston 2011 Pt3

boston-marathon-celebration-jacket 2011The final word on Boston 2011 is wow. Yes, year 2 for me was a fantastic experience and I can’t wait to do it again. Next year, we are talking about going to London to run the marathon which is on the same weekend so my return to Boston may have to wait until 2013.

No problem, that will actually give me time to qualify in a new age group, where I will still need to run 3h 25m (or faster to ensure entry) but if my training goes as planned I will be well under that mark when the time comes. Read more of this post

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I Beg Your Pardum – Boston 2011 Pt2

Did you read Pt 1 yet?

Boston Marathon - Mile 25I want a ‘do-over’!

OK, before you all get up in my grill about how I should be happy I ran well in Boston, please keep reading and let me have my whine. Then it will be over and we can move on.

So, I have a bit of a obsessive-compulsive way to prepare for a marathon which is why travelling to one makes it difficult, and travelling with a group makes it even more so. Read more of this post

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I Beg Your Pardum – Boston 2011 Pt1

I have Marathon Post Pardum Depression. Just slightly, but it’s there. I’ll get over it. It’s actually a good thing because it makes me look forward to the next one.

The Boston marathon is an awesome race. There is no if and or buts about that. Great city, great people, great event. A pure joy to be a part of. Couple that with travelling with loved ones and great friends and you have the recipe for a stupendous weekend. Which it was. Read more of this post

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Boston Apparel

Boston Marathon Race ShirtWhat to pack? Well that’s a great debate. But one thing for sure, is this singlet, I have had custom made for myself and a friend specifically for The Boston Marathon.

It looks fast, don’t ya think?

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And Around The Bay We Go

2011 Around The Bay 30k Road Race

The coveted Silver Medal - awarded to sub 2:15 timesOne of the most coveted races, and most talked about, in Ontario is Hamilton’s ‘Around The Bay 30k Road Race’. For those of you who have run it, you know why. It seems no matter what the weather, rain or shine, hot (rare) or cold, people get something out of it and look forward to it year after year. Read more of this post

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It’s Not Just About The Chilli

2011 Chilly Half Marathon

It is a late report but as I have been busy, preoccupied or lazy, it is time to tell the tale.
The Chilly Half is a very popular event due mostly to the fact it is the only decent race of 21.1k or more at that time of year. The details like race entry and lousy shirts (as far as sizing goes anyway) are usually ignored and people who say they are going to take a pass on it, usually run it anyway. Like me. Read more of this post

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26.2 Days Until The Boston Marathon

Welcome to Jamaica, Have a Nice day

Well, actually, that was yesterday but it’s a neat thought and I am revisiting it today.

Am I ready? Well I was, I really was on track but Jamaica beckoned and we went. Vacationing in the Caribbean, at an all inclusive resort is a wonderful thing. Read more of this post

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