The Slog: Sometimes you just got to keep going…

(Note: if you're looking for motivation, TURN BACK!) It's been a tough go since I last wrote this. Last week was particularly rough training wise. On Monday I struggled with a 10K loop of Elk Lake, both mentally and physically. Throughout the entire, easy loop, I mentally just wanted to quit, but I didn't and … Continue reading The Slog: Sometimes you just got to keep going…

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Bringing out the Big Guns For Training

Hello readers! So I've got about 12 weeks left before the big 50K. I am roughly two weeks into full-on training and I've decided to bring out the big guns. The big guns being my new trainer: Nick Patenaude. I met Nick last year - he was one of the MEC leaders for the fall training … Continue reading Bringing out the Big Guns For Training

25K “Run Ridge Run” Part 3: Perseverance and a high-five

PART 2 The next 5K was a meandering, beautiful bit with amazing views of Buntzen Lake. Eventually I was able to settle into a descent rhythm, temporarily ignore the alternating pain in both my legs and was actually able to enjoy both the running and scenery. Looking back, it was personally my best and most … Continue reading 25K “Run Ridge Run” Part 3: Perseverance and a high-five

25K “Run Ridge Run” – Part 2: A hobbled man and his “Braseer”

PART 1 I stayed the night in the lower mainland at my friends house (the very same one who adoringly compared my running vest to a men's bra, and of course, upon entrance to his domicile,  unscrupulously, pointed out that I had not forgotten this piece of equipment). Usually when I visit Vancouver my nights … Continue reading 25K “Run Ridge Run” – Part 2: A hobbled man and his “Braseer”