I might sound obvious to seasoned runners but I’ve only recently realized how true that is. I know I’m a slow learner but it’s really struck me this year that even when you’re doing the exact same distance, the same months of the year, even the exact same plan or even for the same race... Continue Reading →
Couch to 5K Companion Guide: Now available
A whole lot more support than just downloading an app!
Mind Tricks for Tough Runs – While They’re Happening
A super special runner asked me to write about moving past mental running barriers which I did. In writing that I thought it might also to look at tips and tricks for getting through a bad run as it’s happening too. I’m not talking ‘all recovery runs suck' here but a whole other level of... Continue Reading →
2018 Race Season Recap
I’m kinda excited to write this one because this year I can compare what I actually did to what I said I was going to do, hint it’s more. I think it’s pretty important to plan a race season so you don’t blow your budget (fail), stay injury free (check) and actually accomplish your main... 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 →
Weekend Motivation 56
Sorry about last week folks. Let's just say there was a lemonade/keyboard related incident that took me a few days and possibly my first grey hair to figure out. I haven't found the hair yet but I wouldn't be surprised. I know for a lot of you your biggest race of the season is just... Continue Reading →
Triathlon Freak Out Post (Free Training guide excerpt)
As this las week has ticked by I’ve been getting more and more amped up before my first olympic distance triathlon. I started writing down all the things that came to mind should I forget anything. My race day checklist has come in handy and so I’m sharing it with all of you for free... Continue Reading →
(Last) Half Update 13: Full Taper and I Miss Running!!!
I’m writing this one with an eye one the time to head out the door for the Lifemark 5k at Bluenose weekend! Zero more sleeps!!!! This week included exactly two runs which all of a sudden wasn’t nearly enough. That’s because the weather was amazing and work was really long and a bit stressful. We’ve... Continue Reading →
Half Update 12: Half Taper and I’ll Do it Later
Oh this week, 26 km four runs no problem right? Circle back to my first update when I decided to do a half at Bluenose and I had always said it’s too early to do a 1/2 in the year, I can’t since peak training is as my busiest part of the year and I... Continue Reading →
Half Update 10: Penultimate Hell Week, Trainee is Officially a Runner!
This week I’ve been trying to make the idea of something being penultimate a thing. It’s had some mixed success. In half marathon training plans there are a few (in my case 4) really hellish weeks before your taper off and rest usually. From past experience I’ve found that last week to be empowering, a... Continue Reading →