Third Place Finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon

  Ever create a crazy story in your mind that race conditions will be so bad that it will work to your favour and you will get a podium finish at the Boston Marathon? Moments from realizing I had a podium finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon. Credit: Getty Images. The manager/agent. I woke up around 4:25 am, just 5 min …

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Around the Bay 30 km. Hamilton, ON.

Sunday, March 25 was the 124th Around the Bay 30 km Road Race in Hamilton and my 9th time completing the event since my debut, 15 years ago when I ran it in 2:12. Between 2012 and 2018 I finished the race five times with either a first (x2) or second (x3) in a time of 1:47 (x3) or 1:51 …

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When You’re 41 (and can still snag the win)

Photos: Edison Yao, VR Pro Chilly Half Marathon. What do I like most about this marathon build? Well, I’m not crossing every t and dotting every i. I’m not doing busy work, feeling the need to supplement my training with excess pool running. I’m not counting every minute of core, stretching and rolling nor am I even doing it every …

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On the Road to Boston

We are seven weeks out from the 2018 Boston Marathon and everything seems to be running smoothly, so to speak. Four weeks ago I took to the start line of the Robbie Burns 8 km in Burlington for my first race of the year. The Robbie Burns is a popular race for the local runners to test fitness when starting …

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Chilly Half Marathon(s)

When choosing races, the most important factors for me to consider often include: race distance and calendar timing for season goal race, travel, course lay-out, time away from family, and potential financial winnings. The Chilly Half Marathon has always been a perfect choice to include in my marathon builds. On March 4 I will be returning to Burlington to run …

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Spring Plans 2018

Our Ontario winter has started in typical fashion with some days snowy and mild, others bitterly cold in the -30’s, and even a few with bright green grass in view. Other than training camps of 2.5 weeks in Texas/Florida in 2015 and 4 weeks in Kenya in 2017, I have toughed it out like the thousands of other runners. We …

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2017 Reflections

When lacing up those racing shoes for that final race of the year, one can reflect on how the year began. My first race of 2017 and first as a master, having turned 40 in January, was the Refriger8er (8 mile) in Waterloo in February. I quite enjoy racing with Run Waterloo  but that particular morning had the poorest conditions …

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Tannenbaum 10 km

This fall I celebrated 15 years since completing my first marathon, a 3:28 at the Niagara Falls International Marathon. Who would have known where it might take me? I also celebrated 15 years since writing my Canadian Dietetic Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. I am so grateful that, since elementary school, …

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A New Season

Since withdrawing from my favourite marathon, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) I have successfully given myself enough to do to keep busy, contribute more financially to our family, and use that extra energy not spent logging kilometres on the road. I am back to a balanced off-season routine with some time in the pool, weight room, and on the …

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