(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…
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
Technically there are 108 days until I tackle the Squamish 50K race. That means I have approximately 100 days of solid training remaining. I started my serious training yesterday - I ran about 6K - I felt OK. It was a mix of trail and pavement with a few decent hills. The run wasn't terrific, but … Continue reading So It Begins – TRAINING – 100 Days Until 50K!
It's been almost a month since I updated this thing, and today I had my very first run in almost 3 weeks! While on vacation in paradise I didn't work out at all. I actually stepped on a conch shell on my very first day and gashed the bottom of my foot pretty good. I … Continue reading Back at it, or, at least, taking a break from Cheetos
So, it's been a little over three weeks since my 25K race and I wanted to give a bit of an update. In all honesty, there's not a ton to talk about other than I've been struggling with what I HOPE is a minor injury. For those of you who read my three part series … Continue reading Recovering From Injury 101: Chips N’ Dip and Fat Tug
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
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”