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Feeling Fit and Fine.

Training is going quite well. Very well, actually. Again, I completed another “highest yet” mileage week of 164 km. It was also fairly intense with a 10 km hilly race, a decent 6 x 1.2 km speed session on the track, and a 44 km long run (with my buddy, Clayton). I’ve been taking one day off every two weeks …

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Hilly Speed Workout Race … New 10 km PB!

Coach Rick and I thought a 10 km race would be a great way to do a speed workout. Turns out the Ancaster Old Mill course is VERY hilly. BUT but I earned myself a new 10 km PB of 34:59! Not too shabby! Again, we enjoyed ourselves as a family and the boys loved the 1 km fun run. …

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Ready. Set. Go.

  Picture: Jana Chytilova, The Ottawa Citizen. Ready. Set. Go. Just finished meeting with Coach Rick today. Excited about our plans!

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What a great family weekend in Ottawa! The 6 hr drive w/ the (3) kids was amazing…only stopped once on the way (a few more times on the way back but no complaints). We thoroughly enjoyed our action-packed weekend. Jonathan and the boys had fun running the 2 km and enjoyed the amphibus ride. The kids loved the hotel and …

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Back to Ottawa…Two Years Later

It’s been two years since our family headed to the Ottawa Race Weekend. In 2010, we were a family of 4 and I ran a 2:39 to give me a National Champion title in the marathon. That weekend, Jonathan took our eldest on an amphibus ride, which was a huge hit while I stayed back at the hotel to nap …

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Running Along the Grand

A few weeks ago, the Globe and Mail sent Kevin to Brantford for a little photo shoot. It was a beautiful day along the trails beside the Grand. Boy, I love running along there. Pictures are property of the Globe and Mail and cant be reproduced or republished.

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Next step

So we heard, 16 days after our submission. The National Team Committee – Athletics Canada said “no” to our consideration for selection for the 2012 Olympic team. We can now appeal this decision. It will take some time as Lanni and I will have to speak with our coaches, plan and prepare a revised document. Thanks for your support. We …

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My mother’s day request

If you read the article (posted in the previous blog), you’ll know that for mother’s day I requested a hand-made card and hot breakfast after a morning run. Well, thanks to Jonathan and the kids, that’s exactly what I got. LOVED it! Thanks, Team DuChene! (fyi still waiting for word on our appeal)

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Still waiting but have a read anyway

Yes, we continue to wait for news on our appeal for the 2012 Olympic games. I’m going with, “No news is good news” and “Good things come to those who wait”! Patience. Patience. In the meantime, I’ve been keeping my mileage low with high quality, and doing lots of cross-training. I must say that the variety of swimming, pool running, …

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