November 16, 2015

Sport-Glo package contents from "unboxing" the delivery

Sport-Glo Reflective Decals Review

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As I mentioned in my post for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon expo, I was looking write my name on my shirt before the New York City Marathon, and I was fortunate to come across the Sport-Glo booth. Rather than a typical print-at-home iron on like I used for the Chicago Marathon in 2012, I wanted something a little better. The Sport-Glo booth impressed me enough that I ordered two decals from them. From what I understand, the decals are made of 3M’s “ScotchBrite” material, which is really, really reflective. Sport-Glo has formulated it to be easy to iron on. And they[…continue reading]

November 13, 2015

September 2015 nightly hours of sleep

October Review

This report is a little late, but an important milestone in the year, nonetheless. This one last month to prove to myself that I was a marathoner. This month was highlighted by some gruelingly long runs: 25km, 27km, then a half-marathon. I know other marathoners usually swear by having one or two twenty-milers in their season, but having lost several weeks to a foot injury, I had to back off a bit this season. I wrote a review of how much I enjoyed using myfitnesspal. I will probably continue to use it.   And of course, I ran the New[…continue reading]

November 6, 2015

Finish line in Central Park

New York City Marathon Race Report

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Last weekend I ran the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon! New York City, baby! It was my 10th full marathon! And my 3rd of the Abbott World Marathon Majors; I hope to do the remaining 3 someday. Before I go any further I want to shout out with A LOT of thank you’s! Thank you to my Mom who traveled to New York with me and put up with all my training. Thank you to everyone else who supported me and wished me luck! I could not have done it without you! And thank you to the volunteers and spectators of New York![…continue reading]

October 30, 2015

New York City Marathon Goals

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Start spreading the news I am leaving today I want to be a part of it New York, New York… It’s been a long road since I found out I got into the New York City Marathon back in March. It’s been a long, grueling summer with lots of ups and downs of training. At one point I wrote that I had 173 days until New York, but the countdown is finally ticking to an end. It will be my 10th full marathon. Many of you have sent me well-wishes and wished me good luck. Thank you! I’m going to need them[…continue reading]

October 24, 2015

Selfie at the expo with my race bib

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2015 Race Report

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Last weekend I ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon, again. This was a lovely, enjoyable race. 21 half-marathons down. And with a flourish of irony, my very first half-marathon was also the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon in 2010. As I mentioned in my previous post about my race goals, I wanted to beat my 2010 time of 2:35:20. I did it handily and it was a great confidence booster. Date Event Goal Time Chip Time Gun Time 2015/10/18 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon <2:35:20 2:22:17.3 2:43:48   Expo: I went to the expo on the Friday before the race. I was[…continue reading]