I’m starting to feel like it’s almost time for another triathlon in my life. Believe it or not an olympic distance requires a racecation from Halifax as a home base, at least for a night or two. If it’s a half iron I’m after it’s all the way to Quebec at a minimum. For many... Continue Reading →
Can you reuse a training plan?
Short answer is yes you can and sometimes you should but only to a point. For reasons beyond performance and fitness though you might not always want to either. So that’s an answer but it’s a very complicated one. So the bad news is sometimes you really should go out and find a whole new... Continue Reading →
Remember training doesn’t happen in a vacuum
If you’ve been hanging around here for very long you already know that I am mostly a runner and occasional triathlete. So that’s what I’m talking about for me when I talk about training. But for you that could be lifting, cycling, dancing or anything else you do to move your body. When we talk... Continue Reading →
When to register for a race
To be honest there really isn’t a wrong time to register for a race but is there a perfect time? I would say yes there is. Of course it depends what race and what year you’re talking about and it could even vary from person to person. How can something so simple also be so... Continue Reading →
Are you sore or injured: How to tell
It can be a fine line ya’ll. I wish the human body came with some sort of light or alarm to let you know but alas evolution hasn’t provided us with a sure fire way to tell just yet. Running especially and working out generally, can lead to all sorts of pains and aches but... Continue Reading →
Dealing with ‘what’s next’ as an athlete
This could also be called where my head is at right now. Here’s the thing though now I’ve been here many times before. I want this to be generally helpful to everyone but I will be using my experiences as guide posts along the way. Basically it outlines a process of deciding what direction to... Continue Reading →
The magical powers of sleep for athletes and 9 hacks if you’re not getting enough
Sleep is something I struggle with and lately it’s been a tad worse than usual. I never really know why but it tends to ebb and flow with time. As I’m writing this post we’re getting our first winter wind storm (thankfully it’s rain) but it’s not looking good for tonight either! One thing athletes... Continue Reading →
Why is winer running so hard?
Winter is coming, dare I tempt fate with the fact that it’s not here yet though? Which means winter running is just around the corner. Here’s the thing winter runs are still great runs they are just a little less great than other times of year. You might find that you are slower in the... Continue Reading →
Guest post: Gifts from my daughter
Forward: A few years ago my mom ran her first fun run on a whim and it went totally okay, mostly. After that she didn’t have the running bug though. I still managed to twist her arm into a couple more 5k’s, and then she did. Soon after that I invited her to do a... Continue Reading →
What is a reverse taper?
Race season is finally behind us for another year or it will be very soon. You might be thinking what comes next? How much rest do I need after this? How much should I run now? Or you might even have a hard time remembering what it feels like to run a ‘normal’ amount. First... Continue Reading →