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March 22, 2018

Chilly Half-Marathon 2018 Race Report

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It has been a LONG time since I posted on this blog. But, I guess it’s a good time to get back into the habit. On Sunday, March 4, I ran the Chilly Half-Marathon in Burlington for the 8th year in a row! Here are my previous race reports from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (this blog didn’t exist in 2011 so no race report from the first time…)   I had a pretty disappointing race in 2017, and this year I’m carrying 5 pounds more fat, so I wasn’t expecting to do much better. I was co-instructing a[…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]

May 2, 2015

Pre-Marathon Rituals

I’ll be running the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon soon. I talked about my race goals already, but I thought I’d share this post with some of my pre-race rituals.   Carb-Loading Dinner This is now a time-honoured tradition with Square One Running Room runners. 2 nights before the race we have the cheat meal to end all cheat meals! This was no different! It’s also an opportunity to share with the family and friends that have tolerated our running habit all winter long.   And it was Tracey’s birthday! Happy Birthday Tracey!!     And lots of other photos of the[…continue reading]

April 26, 2015

Photos from April 26 Training Run

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We had a lovely field trip to the Ontario Place parking lot this morning to practice the last 15k of the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon. Here’s a collection of many of the photos we took. As always, click on any photo for a larger version.  

April 18, 2015

Exercising During A Cruise

In 2012 I was on a cruise ship and had some interesting exercise adventures. On my most recent adventures on the Celebrity Century in South-East Asia, I had some new exercise adventures. I was busy during this vacation, visiting many ports. But sea days between the ports were genuine vacation. I could have just baked in the sun like most of the passengers. But, I had a moment of clarity during the first sea day: On vacation, I want to be exercising and improving myself. After all, I had a marathon coming up! And I ate a lot of really good food, so[…continue reading]