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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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Photo: Credit: Inge Johnson/Canada Running Series Boom. It’s a word that has taken on a whole new meaning for me this past month. “Boom” has resonated with me since reading Mr. Eriksson’s words in Paul Gains’ CBC sports story, “Canadian marathoners upset with Athletics Canada’s Rio qualification policy”, which was written shortly after the Around the Bay 30 km race …

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We’ve Still Got This

Prove it! A few days have passed since I raced the Around the Bay 30 km race in Hamilton so I figured I should write some sort of race report.  I’ll get right to the point in addressing what most people are wondering and asking. Did I “prove” my fitness in order to be named to the Olympic team? No, …

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When My Kids Need Me, They Need Me.

After writing, “Krista DuChene on the 2016 Chilly Half Marathon” I was really hoping to have an exciting post race report. But unfortunately it is not the case this time. Going into Sunday’s race, my training proved I was fit. The mileage was appropriate and I was hitting workouts close to when I ran my PB of 1:10:52 in 2013. …

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2016 Chilly Half Marathon

The 2016 Chilly Half Marathon is quickly approaching. On March 6, runners in Burlington will be racing for various reasons: a rust buster after holiday indulging, a training run in preparation for a spring marathon, a fitness test after time off from injury or illness, or in my case, a chance to make the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships …

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Love and Sacrifices are part of Team DuChene’s Olympic plans

February 14-15, 2016 Today is Valentine’s Day and I am sitting alone in my pyjamas in my hotel room after having dinner alone. It is the first February 14 I haven’t spent with my husband. Tomorrow is Family Day and I will spend most of it alone without my family, on my return trip home. After racing the Vancouver First …

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