Vancouver. Amazing.

The start. Check out our fancy and bright Saucony racing singlets. They are hard to miss (especially on our tall poster boy, David Jackson in the front row on the left!). Silent scenic stretching. Bike escorts – thanks for your efforts! Being a goof in the hotel room, morning of the race. Despite the surprise guest we had at 1:00 …

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Vancouver. Amazing.

The elite Q and A session at the expo. Taking a turn answering questions about life as a runner. John Stanton (Running Room) giving tips to first-time marathoners. Brian Torrance introducing guest speakers, organizing the elites, and the race (and much more). Thanks for taking such great care of us. This was a very well-organized race. George – super volunteer. …

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East to West. Montreal to Vancouver.

Two weeks ago, Jonathan and I had a great weekend away for me to run in the Cdn 1/2 Marathon Championships in Montreal. Now, we are in Vancouver for me to run in the BMO 1/2 Marathon. Last night we had a lovely dinner in Yaletown with Team Saucony. This afternoon we’ll be at the expo for the elite reception, …

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Runner-Up Canadian Half Marathon Champion!

Conditions were a bit cool and rainy but I still pulled off a PR! 1:15:55 at the Cdn Half Marathon Championships. I was 3rd overall and 2nd Canadian! It was a great race. I really enjoyed running with a pack of speedy ladies. Team Saucony (R to L): 3rd, 4th, and 5th overall (myself, Marilyn Arsenault, Kristina Rody). 1st, 2nd, …

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Click here for the Canadian Half Marathon Championships Elite Start List (location is Montreal).

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Gearing Up for The Next 7.5 Weeks!

Well, it is “go time”. Between now and May 30, I have 3 big races: the Montreal 1/2 Marathon Cdn Championship (Apr 18), the Vancouver BMO 1/2 Marathon (May 2) and the Ottawa Marathon Cdn Championship (May 30). Travel plans are made and I am looking forward to it!So, the next 7.5 weeks are key. Key to: stick with the …

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Around the Bay 30 km Race

Today was a great day to race. I did the 30 km in 1:53:10, which placed me 3rd woman overall. I am really thrilled with how I did. I felt strong and steady. A special thanks to Dale for the hill encouragement! Here’s an email I sent to coach Nicole Stevenson about the race. “As for the play by play, …

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Keys to recovery = emend + saucony AMP PROs + rest! New Recovery Products. After a 40 km run (including a few mile-hill repeats at the end) in crazy winds and rain, I immediately put on the new Saucony AMP PRO2 tights and drank some of the new Chocolate Emend. No better time to try them out than after my …

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A Red and White and Golden Day

Red and White and Gold.This a.m. I wore my red and white Saucony jacket to the Grimsby 1/2 Marathon where I won gold (well, first female) with a new personal best time of 1:18:14.This afternoon, I wore my red and white Canada jacket to our friends’ daughter’s hockey game where her team won gold at the Walter Gretzky tournament.Then, our …

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Arrival of the Saucony Goods

Well, it wasn’t the greatest start to opening the Saucony goods this time. Long story short = don’t grab scissors from a toddler, when they are using them! I had two crying boys (while trying to tend to myself). Micah felt bad for leaving the scissors out. And Seth kept saying, “Owie, Mommy, Cut-cut”. I just love this, “Loyal to …

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