Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cross-training is fun

One of the great things about running is that, logistically speaking, it’s just about the easiest sport you can do. Put on some shoes, step out the door, and go. You can make it more complicated – I like trails … Continue reading

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Winter – Take 2

Just when winter seemed to be over; the pavements were free of snow and ice, patches of grass were rapidly reappearing around town, and the thermals were being retired to the depths of the wardrobe, in favour of lighter layers. … Continue reading

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Hurts So Good

Running through downtown Montreal has its perks: people watching while running can be the ultimate distraction for a tough training day… You know those days when you get up with the best of intentions? The days where you say to … Continue reading

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Injury got you down … ask yourself why!

It’s been exactly 10 days today since I found myself laying in the Whistler Medical Clinic, following a HUGE ski crash, thinking that my life as an athlete was over.  Not just running, but skiing, biking, hiking, walking.  I was … Continue reading

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Intervals

Thursday was an important day in my (unwritten) training calendar. (I like to keep it unwritten. The more scientific it seems, the less fun it is. Unfortunately, it’s easier to ignore an unwritten calendar…) I’m planning on the Sun Run … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the fun!

When it comes to running, I’m a bit of a geek. I read every scrap of information on training methods, make meticulous schedules, keep track of my mileage by GPS, and every run is planned. In many ways this is … Continue reading

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A Real Fake ………Early Mornings

“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” -Bart Yasso I love this quote. Being new to the sport, I admit to … Continue reading

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