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 →
Navy 10k 2019: Race Recap
I talked just a little bit about this race in my last half training update but that was just a little teaser to get you to read this post. And it worked! See I’m really smart. I signed up for this one way, way back when I was feeling all itchy to race. I was... Continue Reading →
Bluenose 10k Race Recap 2019
This year I did the Bluenose 10k, my regular Bluenose race with my stepdad. It looked like this was going to be my volunteer year but next year, I mean it. For a while it looked like I might not participate at all and that made me unexpectedly sad. I think I can say now... Continue Reading →
Why the 10K is Best!
Putting it out there right off the bat, I haven’t done every distance out there. Doesn’t matter because this isn’t that serious a conversation. That said the 10k distance is clearly superior than any other distance you could possibly choose to run. Which is to say in a lot of ways the 10k is my... Continue Reading →
P.E.I. Marathon 10k: Race Recap
Want to know a secret honey and I haven’t been away for two nights or more for fun since the year we met 15 years ago. Sure we have gone away for fun once this summer for one night for my triathlon at Melmerby Beach but we brought my mom and step dad, buzz kill!... Continue Reading →
Guest Post: I’m an Old Guy and I Just Ran My First 10K!
Regular readers will remember that Alliy has been coaching a couple of trainees for the last seven months. So here I am, the 68 year-old stepfather, the stroke survivor, the guy who figured that running — and its cardiovascular benefits —might just be the missing ingredient in my lifestyle. And just to be clear, I... Continue Reading →
Valley Harvest 10k: Race Recap
I don’t have a whole lot of running friends and I’m okay with that, for me the best runs are solo runs. But one of my favorite running friends says Valley Harvest is his favorite and he’s even done the full there three times! So when the perfect opportunity to run the 10k there presented... Continue Reading →
Long Overdue: 10k Training Plan Now Available!
The 10k could it be the core of a runner’s options? I think it’s my favourite distance to run in a race and I know a few other lifetime runner types that agree with me. My yoga teacher, a local plumber and the guy that works at the building supply store all love the 10k... Continue Reading →
How to Prepare to Tackle a Training Plan
So you want to tackle your first race or a new distance, that’s great! Maybe you’ve already completed one but the whole thing seemed like a disorganized mess or you skipped a lot. Almost all of the work for race day and accomplishing your goals is done in training, after that the race is the... Continue Reading →
Longest Training Run By Race Distance and Why
Recently someone bought one of my training plans specifically the realistic 1/2 marathon plan but life happens and instead she’s working on a 10k. We’ve been going back and forth a bit on adapting one plan for another race (and I’m working on a 10k plan in my mind at least). But it got me... Continue Reading →