November 25, 2014


Garmin Repair

by pyrad
Categories: General Running and/or Fitness, Reviews
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The strap of my Garmin Forerunner 410 running watch was breaking. After about 2000km, I’m not surprised. The strap of my old Garmin 405 broke twice, so I’m rather used to this. It seems to break at the place where it clasps with the other side of the buckle. It’s just wear and tear, butI hope they’ve fixed it in the next generation of watches.           The first time my watch strap broke, I contacted Garmin in the states to order a replacement. They very honestly told me to find a Canadian vendor because the shipping and[…continue reading]

November 20, 2014

Rockin' the bling from the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas race weekend

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5k and Half-Marathon Race Report

by pyrad
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I had quite an experience in Las Vegas during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Race Weekend. There were great races, Vegas Hospitality and Entertainment, a family reunion and a VIP race experience, rolled into a whirlwind of 4 nights! I’ll talk about the overall Las Vegas attractions and VIP experiences in another post.  The focus of this post will be the Expo and Races.   “Badge” for the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half-Marathon (really a picture of the medal)     As I mentioned before, my family heard about the Las Vegas race weekend when they traveled[…continue reading]

November 11, 2014

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas (image from their Facebook page)

Las Vegas Goals

As I’ve mentioned again, and again (and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again)… I’m running the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll 5k and Half-Marathon this weekend.     I’m travelling to the race with family. My family heard about this race when they came with me to Walt Disney World in January for the Dopey Challenge. It’s turned into something of a family reunion now, which is nice since Vegas seems to have something for everyone. I’m also meeting up with a group from the Square One Running Room. We plan to run the[…continue reading]

November 7, 2014

November 2014 Training Plan

November Training Plan

Although my results from the summer season weren’t great, I was still impressed by the Jack Daniels-style training program. I was so impressed that I purchased a custom training plan from Project Run S.M.A.R.T to follow until the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon in May.     My first priority in my schedule was to make sure I included the runs I have to do as clinic instructor for my upcoming half-marathon clinic (it’s not too late to register!). The half-marathon runs are shown in RED on the schedule. Then I added the distance distance the Marathon Training in BLUE. In many cases, the half-marathon[…continue reading]

October 31, 2014

These are the 'rules' to follow for the


September and October didn’t go so well for me: I flubbed my race in Ottawa, then my sleep habits went downhill, I missed the CN Tower Stair Climb because of work, and then I missed the Niagara Falls Half-Marathon because I was sick. I haven’t done a monthly review in a while and frankly I feel like I’ve simply been slacking. But, a new month starts tomorrow and there’s always the opportunity to start again. I found this THING on tumblr, and it seems as nice as any place to start.       So, I start the month at 202.8 pounds and[…continue reading]