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Kenyan Diaries, The Finale.

Volume VII. Kenyan Diaries – The FinaleHATC (High Altitude Training Centre), Iten, Kenya.Days 22-30. March 28-April 5, 2017. I have quite enjoyed journalling for iRun.ca while at the High Altitude Training Centre in Iten, Kenya. Here’s a list (with links) of my seven “diaries”, including this final one: Volume I  “My Worthwhile Struggle of Daring to Dream” Arrival to the HATC. Days …

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Training at the HATC, Kenya. Days 18-21. March 24-27, 2017.

Training at the HATC in Iten, Kenya. Days 18-21. March 24-27, 2017. I purposely saved the topic of training for one of my last Kenyan Diary posts so that I could share some numbers and have more to write about. I have two major benefits to my four week stay at the High Altitude Training Centre in Iten, Kenya: 1) …

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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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