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Start of the 2011 race season - Chilly HM goals
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      3 comments

base: 2:00-2:05. This should be a walk in the park for me, even without much speedwork. stretch: 1:57:26-2:00. Sub 2:00 would be really nice, and quite doable, just not sure if I feel like pushing myself that hard, this is not an "A" race ... Read more
Rant about passing walkers/slower runners
Friday, February 25, 2011      18 comments

They act like you're yelling AT them if you come up from behind with a clear "on your left!" Once, during a race a woman actually called me some choice names because I apparently yelled, "on your left!" in a rude and loud voice. DURING A RACE. ... Read more
How do less fit moms survive?
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      3 comments

When I'm chasing after Bryden, carrying him upstairs to change his diaper for the millionth time, and most difficult of all, making him stay STILL while putting on the new diaper, I wonder how moms who are less fit than I manage. Seriously,... Read more
Why don't you exercise?
Thursday, February 03, 2011      11 comments

Every single day, when I'm finished my workout, I am glad to have done it. I feel refreshed, energized and healthier. About once a month I take a day off completely, and I'm grouchy, lethargic, and feel flabby. Which is why I don't take total... Read more
Boxing Day 10 miler RR/Obligatory 2010 in review post
Monday, December 27, 2010      5 comments

"Warmed up" by heading to lululemon for some Boxing Day shopping. The store opened promptly at 9. They sort the sale stuff with each size on a different rack, so the trick is to head straight for the proper rack, elbow your way to the front an... Read more
'Twas the day before Christmas
Friday, December 24, 2010      1 comments

original post: www.irun.ca/blog/index.p
istmas/ On the day before Christmas I thought it’d be fun To meet with my brother and go for a run. So in our neck warmers and big Santa hat... Read more
Boxing Day 10 miler - goals
Thursday, December 23, 2010      6 comments

Featured race in December 2010 RW: www.runnersworld.com/cda
9-283-284-0-0-0-0-1906186,00.html Base: Don't walk after that damned hill. Goal pace: 6:00/km, ~1:35 finish. Stretch: 5:40 pace... Read more
Official results finally
Monday, November 22, 2010      5 comments

Official gun time: 24:43.7 Field Placement: 55 / 176 (31.3%) Age group: 30 – 34 Group Placement: 6 / 16 (37.5%) Gender Placement: 16 / 97 (16.5%)... Read more
Hannukah Hustle 5K race report - 1st race wearing Vibrams
Sunday, November 21, 2010      5 comments

1st km (4:36) - downhill. Stood just behind the speedsters wearing shorts/singlets/racing flats at the start. I asked a woman who was right behind me her goal time and she said 28 minutes, but I still got shoved once. 2nd km (5:00) - 40-4... Read more
Motivation found in random places
Saturday, November 20, 2010      4 comments

"You know the difference between a winner and a loser? A loser keeps hoping for that one magical thing to happen that is going to save him or her (like winning the lottery). A winner figures out a plan to make it, even if things continue a... Read more
At long last, sub 2:00 HM!
Sunday, November 07, 2010      7 comments

ity/55846426 As I said in my previous blog, I wasn't particularly feeling the race mojo - still mentally recovering from the marathon. Pre-race: I got to Confederation Park, a little worr... Read more
Road2Hope HM GOAL. Singular.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      8 comments

1:59:59 or better. That's it. My mind is not in the best place post-marathon, part of me is exhausted and ready to close the book on the 2010 fall marathon season and switch into winter base building..but obviously part of me still rea... Read more
Guess my costume!
Sunday, October 31, 2010      4 comments

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GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon/RW Challenge race report
Monday, October 18, 2010      6 comments

- passed 4000 lifetime kms run during the marathon. - passed 1500 kms run in 2010. - passed 30000 Spark lifetime fitness minutes - celebrating my ... Read more
Less than a week to go - MARATHON GOALS!
Monday, October 11, 2010      10 comments

Base: 4:45 (current PR 4:47:15). With my improved running fitness, there is NO reason why a 2 minute PR isn't possible. Stretch: 4:30-4:45. Reach: sub 4:30. Based on my current HM PR of 2:00:45, McMillan running calculator predicts a... Read more

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