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March 13, 2017

Chilly Half-Marathon 2017 Race Report

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It’s been a very quiet few months on my blog. I’m hoping this post is the start of a turnaround and revival! The training season leading up to this race has been one of my worst. I declined to be an instructor leading to this clinic because I suspected I’d need time flexibility with everything else going on in my life. I really needed that flexibility because I was even busier than I expected! I missed a lot of runs because of work and other commitments. And I even missed some runs because I felt too tired, or the weather[…continue reading]



December 31, 2016

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon 2016 Race Report

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This race report may be over two months late, but better late than never! I mentioned in my October Review that I successfully paced the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon. It was quite a relief that it went successfully because I would have felt bad letting down the people who were relying on me to pace. As has been discussed in several monthly updates this summer, I did not have a great training season: I had a number of injuries including my knee, back, and ankle. The ankle injury was particularly debilitating. I guess I was also not quite so motivated. I’m[…continue reading]



May 20, 2016

Mississauga 5k and Half-Marathon 2016 Race Report

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The weekend of April 30/May 1, I ran two events during the Mississauga Marathon weekend: The Novo Nordisk® “Hazel” 5km and Half Marathon. Doing both races earned me the distinction of calling myself a “Race Weekend Warrior.” I’ve been talking about this half-marathon as the target goal for a long time. I talked about my goals in this post. EXPO I didn’t expect much from the expo, but I was pleasantly surprised. From what I was told, there were very few giveaways at the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon Expo this year: In an effort to be eco-friendly they weren’t even[…continue reading]



March 16, 2016

Chilly Half-Marathon 2016 Race Report

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I’m happy to report another Chilly Half-Marathon is in the books! This is my 6th year in a row doing this half-marathon and one of my most enjoyable!   In the leadup to this race I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what to wear. The forecast said it would be a high of +4C, but with a 15km/h wind, but the day started around -8. Should I have brought a jacket? Do I need a thermal layer? Is this shorts weather? Based on a run the week before I decided to go with 2 layers, and that[…continue reading]



February 11, 2016

Tannenbaum 10k Race Report

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Apologies for this VERY tardy race report. I’ve had a particularly busy holiday season and then busy January, but I’m looking forward to getting back on track with blogging and documenting. But, it’s almost like a Throwback Thursday to publish this now. First in the chute is my race report for the Tannenbaum 10k which was held on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Date Event Goal Time Chip Time Gun Time 2015/12/06 Tannenbaum 10k 1:10:00 1:09:48 1:11:10 The Tannenbaum 10k is a local race organized by the Toronto Beaches Runners Club in the “Beach” neighbourhood of Toronto. The Tannenbaum 10k in 2010 was[…continue reading]