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Keeping It Real

    This blog post is about keeping it real. Being honest. Encouraging others. Yes, I am a 2:32 marathoner but I’m also a mom who doesn’t always succeed at keeping all the balls in the air!  The last few weeks have been incredibly busy; I went to Europe to run the Rotterdam Marathon, we moved (and we lived between …

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Rotterdam – A Week Later

I’m finally getting some pictures posted from Rotterdam. Lanni and I had a great time as roommates. And hanging out with Dylan and Rob made for a great weekend. I’ve taken a whole week off  with no training and lots of eating. Moving houses has kept my mind and body occupied but I’m ready to get back some training (easy, …

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London 2012 ?

There’s a lot of buzz going on amongst a lot of people about how Lanni and I should be on the team for London 2012. Here’s a few links:1. Brantford Expositor, “DuChene’s 2012 Olympic dream up to COC.”2. Letsrun. “Canadian Women in Rotterdam.”3. My Next Race.“Should the COC make an exception for DuChene and Marchant?”And here’s Athletics Canada’s 2012 Olympic …

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Pleased, very pleased.

Hello from Rotterdam! What a great race. Although I did not make standard for 2012, I am quite pleased with my new pb time of 2:32:05 and 7th overall (7 min faster than my last one in Ottawa, 2:39:08). Going into this I knew I had a good shot if the weather was ideal. I gave it my all and …

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Rotterdam Marathon

For those of you who would like to watch the race, here is the link. The race starts at 10:30 am, which is 4:30 am our time!

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Departure is tomorrow!

Well, tomorrow is my departure day and I am thrilled. Bags are packed and yes, I am READY to go! I’m so glad we booked a Wed-Tues trip; should give me lots of time to settle before, and relax after, the race. I look forward to meeting fellow Canadians, Lanni Marchant and Rob Watson, also going for that Olympic standard …

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Taper Time!

Well, it’s that time…time to taper! Many struggle with this stage of the training. It’s hard to adjust to changes in your diet and mileage but it’s necessary. I finished an easy 100 km week and feel good. I’m getting some work (massage, etc) done on my leg (shin/calf) but it should be ok.Typically in the week leading up to …

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Silvia Ruegger

(Photo: Kaz Novak, Hamilton Spectator).Today was the first slow day since all the buzz from the ATB race. Getting into a marathon last minute, to try to make the Olympic standard, is quite the experience yet consuming! My week couldn’t have ended any better; the news of Rotterdam, a steady 40 km long run w/ friends (total highest mileage of …

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Rotterdam …. so exciting!

Well, much has happened in the past week. After last week’s 1:47:03 at Hamilton’s Around the Bay Race, coach Rick and I had one of those, “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” conversations. And, after nearly a week of numerous phone calls and email messages with Athletics Canada and several marathon elite coordinators, I was accepted into the Rotterdam Marathon. …

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