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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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This Is It!

Well, this is it. The last time I wrote a post, I had 6 weeks to go. Now, I have one. One week until I race in the Women’s Marathon at the Rio Olympic Games at 9:30 am (8:30 EST on cbc) on August 14, 2016. In mid-July I was gearing up to train for three of my highest mileage …

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Thank You!

For years I have thought about how to express my gratitude for the amazing support I’ve received in my running career.  It is terribly difficult to do so in one email, tweet or post so I can only hope that each and everyone of you know how thankful I am. Truly thankful.  Thank you for: your kindness and believing in …

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Weeks Away from the 2016 Rio Olympics Krista DuChene Is Ready

Since January, I have more or less built for three weeks then had a taper week that included a race. It is a pattern that has worked quite well, which I have quite enjoyed. So upon recovery from the Calgary Half Marathon I ramped up the kilometres again for a few weeks before decreasing to compete in my final scheduled …

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Getting closer …

I’m getting closer, much closer to that 2016 Olympic Marathon; 10 weeks (from June 5) to be exact. So what does it take to make it to the Olympics? This seems to be something that I find myself explaining to a lot of people. It’s not as easy as one might think but comes down to four steps: 1. Achieving …

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