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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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Catching up and enjoying the moments.

It has been just over a month since my disappointing London Marathon and once again I am back up on two feet. The weekend following my return was scheduled with three out-of-town speaking engagements so once I got to my computer, I added another slide to my message of blessings and trials. The kids had a P.A. day so they …

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Kenyan Diaries, The Finale.

Volume VII. Kenyan Diaries – The FinaleHATC (High Altitude Training Centre), Iten, Kenya.Days 22-30. March 28-April 5, 2017. I have quite enjoyed journalling for iRun.ca while at the High Altitude Training Centre in Iten, Kenya. Here’s a list (with links) of my seven “diaries”, including this final one: Volume I  “My Worthwhile Struggle of Daring to Dream” Arrival to the HATC. Days …

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Training at the HATC, Kenya. Days 18-21. March 24-27, 2017.

Training at the HATC in Iten, Kenya. Days 18-21. March 24-27, 2017. I purposely saved the topic of training for one of my last Kenyan Diary posts so that I could share some numbers and have more to write about. I have two major benefits to my four week stay at the High Altitude Training Centre in Iten, Kenya: 1) …

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