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The HATC Food, Days 7-9, March 13-15, 2017.

One of the first things I ask when someone returns from travel is, “How was the food?”. I enjoy hearing about their experiences and embracing the local cuisine when I travel. I usually research the must-have dishes, which I enjoy after racing, such as waffles with ice cream and chocolate in Belgium after the 2015 Rotterdam Marathon, seafood chowder after …

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Wintery Races, Leaving for Kenya, and the big London plan

March 5, 2017 I must say I can hardly believe this day has come already. Back in early January I turned 40 and booked my first ever trip for altitude training. We had two local races on the schedule: the Re-Fridgee-Eighter (8 mile) in Waterloo on February 12 and the Chilly Half Marathon in Burlington on March 5. Then it …

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This is forty.

January 9, 2017.  Today I am 40. I’m in a good place. A great place. I’ve achieved some incredible goals, which makes it a good place. And I am ready for more, which makes it a great place. I believe in setting the bar high, achieving, and repeating. I believe I can set personal bests at 40. As I mentioned …

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Recipe for 2017 Happiness and Success

I’ve been at this marathon thing long enough, 13 in 14 years to be exact, to pay particular attention to what my body says in the off-season. After the Olympics I took 5 days off then transitioned into Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon training with both care and risk.  I wanted to properly recover yet quickly ramp up the workload because …

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2016. My Year. Our Year.

2016 Olympian and National Champion. My year. Photo:  Victah Sailer@PhotoRunVictah1111@aol.com631-291-3409 www.photorun.NET  October 17, 2016 A few days after racing the 2016 Olympic Games Marathon in Rio, I knew it was too early to call it a season. I was healthy, feeling relatively fresh and strong, and decided to race the IAAF Gold Label Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM), which would also …

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Reliving Rio

August 29, 2016. It has been two weeks since running the marathon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. While away, I frequently posted pictures of the race, my Olympic experience, and family vacation as it was much easier, and far less time consuming, than sitting at my computer to write.  I must admit that I have …

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