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July 18, 2018

Changing Trainers at LA Fitness

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I don’t think I mentioned this, but I stopped training at my local Goodlife Fitness location over a year ago, mostly because my funds and time were being sapped by the wedding planning. After struggling through the Chilly Half-Marathon in March, I started going to my local LA Fitness. I started training with a Personal Trainer, and it started well, but didn’t last. The first trainer I had at LA Fitness was a typical gym guy: Trains intensely, a body builder, says Bro and such a lot. At first, I was okay with the higher-intensity workouts. The idea of only[…continue reading]



April 5, 2018

DO NOT GIVE UP BECAUSE IT'S TOUGH. CHANGE WILL NEVER BE EASY

Marching back to a routine

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The Chilly half-marathon last month was very humbling. I can’t remember the last time I felt like such a failure, an impostor. I was ending the race surrounded by old people, who were race-walking faster than I could run! I felt I was unfit to be doing that race. I had not taken proper care of myself. I was wasting time and wasting away. I mean, I did finish, but it’s my slowest chilly half ever! The feeling reminded me of a quote from a TV show I watched a long time ago, “The Legend of Korra.” The quote goes:[…continue reading]



April 1, 2018

Technical Runnerd Merchandise Now On Sale!

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As mentioned in my last race report, I’m going to run the Mississauga 5k and Half-Marathon in a Superman costume as a fundraiser for the Trillium Health Partners Foundation. And, let’s be honest, I could use a couple of bucks to pay for races and travel. So, I’ve decided to cash-in ($$$) on my celebrity and start selling Technical Runnerd (trademark pending) merchandise! (And maybe some people mistake me for Paula Radcliffe…)   Yes, wouldn’t you like some memorabilia from this website? OF COURSE YOU WOULD!   Everyone loves t-shirts. Here’s a great one with my face from a guest review I[…continue reading]



June 29, 2017

First half of 2017 Reivew

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Well… look at this poor neglected blog! The last monthly review I published was way back in November. Oops. I’ve been a little busy, maybe too busy. But hopefully things will be settling down soon and I can get back to regular blogging and some sort of routine. I haven’t been recording my hours of sleep, nor my weight on a regular basis. But I will soon. So, what have I been up to for the last 6 months? Not too much… 😉 I ran four races: the Chilly Half-Marathon, Around The Bay 5k, Mississauga Marathon 5k, and paced the[…continue reading]



April 1, 2017

Training with the Ben N. Jerry’s How To Run!

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In 2014, I trained using a program developed by Dr. Jack Daniels. I was quite happy with the progress of that program and I have a number of posts tagged that indicate how much I enjoyed it. Some of my friends have also started incorporating parts of the Jack Daniel’s program into their speed training.   So, this year, I’m experimenting with a training program from another famous author: Ben N. Jerry’s How To Run.   I haven’t finished reading this yet, but I think it’s a very promising approach. It’s a radically different than anything I’ve ready before on[…continue reading]