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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It Won’t Be Pretty, But I’ll Give It My All

Today is our children’s first day back to school. Back in late July and early August when I was injured and only cross-training, I knew that if I was fairly consistently running by the beginning of school I would have a decent chance at completing the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM). But I also knew I would have a lot …

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The Future That May Come.

With less than eight weeks to go until the October 22 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, I am cautiously optimistic that I will get to the start line for a decent race. What I mean by decent, I have no idea at this point.  I have been consistently cross- training, six days per week at an average of 2.5 hours/day. Coach …

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Summer of Adversity and Faith

In my last post I shared my quote from Canada Running Series’ announcement that I would be running the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM): “I feel like this is where I am giving 100% one last time. And, I am not saying I am retiring or giving up on a chance to make a world championship team, but this …

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And I Keep Keeping On

One Last Push by Paul Gains, re: 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Adapted by iRun.ca “This is probably my last attempt at a PB (personal best),” Krista DuChene told Paul Gains, about the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. “I feel like this is where I am giving 100% one last time. And, I am not saying I am retiring or giving up …

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