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The Healing Heel. Viewer Discretion is Advised.

Lanni and I are back to familiar surroundings again; resting and relaxing before a race. We’ve really enjoyed rooming together since Rotterdam. This morning we went for a short run then got ready for the press conference for the upcoming STWM. It went well as could be expected with the lead of Alan Brooks, and involvement from Paul Gains, Mihira …

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A(mazing) B(lister) C(alculator) D(arren)

Four weeks left. Time is flying! Training is amazing! So, I completed another 100 mile week (with one day off, 2 bikes and 2 swims) in preparation for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. I had a great 6x1200m workout on the track (each at 3:20/km pace) and 24 km tempo on the treadmill (9 miles at 3:38/km). Then, I ran …

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Five Weeks Left!

Recovery from the Virginia Beach Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon was much easier than that of the Rock n’ Roll 10 km. The shorter and faster races with hills and turns are much harder on my left foot (plantar fasciitis) so with the flat V.B. Half course, my foot was less sore. I was very diligent to keep it moving, …

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‘Great Atmosphere for a Run’

Krista DuChene of Brantford, one of Canada’s top marathon runners, runs alongside her four year old son Seth as they take part in a family fun run on Thursday evening at the Summer Night Road Races event in downtown Brantford. Part of the Brantford Tournament of Races series, the event also featured 5-km and 10-km road races, a mascot race, …

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Mission Accomplished and Enjoying Myself

(If you didn’t see the article in Canadian Running Magazine, here it is: http://runningmagazine.ca/2012/08/sections/feature/canadas-marathon-mommarathon-mom/) Mission Accomplished (well, for the most part) So back in July, Coach Rick picked the Virginia Beach Rock n Roll race because we wanted a speedy half marathon with a strong international field, six weeks from STWM (Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon). Reid and Eric ran it …

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Kitchen n’ Kids

This is how our dishwasher looked in our kitchen Saturday after a 40 km run, soccer tournament, and loading a few moving trucks for a friend in 30+ C weather. Thank you, Eload!   Another favourite food of mine, seen a lot in our kitchen these days….I call it Triple P.  Peach on Peanut Butter Pumpernickel toast. Sooo good!  Kid …

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Silvia Rueggar Story – A Great Read!

Silvia Rueggar – an inspiration for me! Canadian Marathon Record Holder, Christian, U of G Grad, and National Director of Start2Finish Running and Reading Clubs I finished another solid week of training this morning with a 40 km run for a total of 165 km. I did my intervals (6x1km) later in the week so as to recover from Sunday’s …

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A bit of this n’ that

Finishing the Rock the Road 10 km race in London. Race went well. Felt strong and steady but I gotta say, I don’t love 10 km’s (yet)! Seems that they hurt as much as a 5km but last longer! You just don’t get into a rhythm like you do in the longer ones. But, I was able to knock off …

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Taking it down a bit

Well, I successfully finished 3 weeks of 160 km/wk and all is well. Long runs were: 35, 42, 34 km and tempo and track intervals were bang-on. Today I enjoyed the day off, which started with me watching Dylan (20th), Eric (22nd) and Reid (27th) run a great race in London. Very proud of those guys! I’m now at my …

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