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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]



February 5, 2016

Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge 2016 Race Report

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As in previous years, I want to start this report with a HUGE thank you to the thousands of volunteers that make this race weekend magical. They’re there even earlier than the runners and doing important work like directing traffic, working at bag check, manning water stations, working medical, and handing out medals! There was even one guy volunteer I recognized from my last Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend who was in the same spot every morning greeting and directing runners! As I mentioned in my Goofy Challenge Goals post, this was my fourth time coming to the Walt Disney[…continue reading]



November 16, 2015

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 6, 2015

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 24, 2015

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]