Army Run in memory of Ishman Jack

Picked up an army run half marathon bib today (Sept 18 2015). I am running in memory of a friend Ishman Jack, who recently passed away in a battle with cancer. This run is dedicated to him. He was a great person who I learned to know through Phase 2 Infantry training for officers in […]

Jay Peak trail running festival

The Jay Peak 25KM trail race was awesome. They changed up the course this year. There was some humbling elevation – I could feel my heart beating in my chest. The pack of 5 runners that I was running with (15-20th place overall) got 1.2 miles off course, which took us up to the top […]

The skinny on new supplements for my 2015 running season

Please keep in mind that not every supplement is meant for any specific individual. The National Teams have order supplements such as (as observed by Peak Centre who work these teams): Super Strength Oreganol Vitamin D3 Curcumin Protein Krill Oil Astaxanthin Black Fermented Garlic DIM As I found out from Peak Centre, these supplements have all been popular […]

Give Me 5 or 10 Minutes After Your Run

Five minutes before, then five or 10 minutes after you run. If you do these routines the chance that you’ll get injured won’t go to zero, but it will decrease. And if you can do something that keeps you running, allowing you to continue building your aerobic engine, why wouldn’t you invest a small amount […]

New trail race for 2015

I am officially signed up for another race in 2015, the Limberlost Challenge.  A friend of mine lured me in ;-).  I am a sucker for trail races, especially one that is in the area where I grew up (in Muskoka). Now I need to find some more fun races to attend.  I won’t be aiming […]

New running training approach

I have been running at least 3 times a week since my first marathon (Ottawa Marathon 2010 – 3:26).  I was happy running for the first 3 years on my own, which lead me to 5 fun and memorable marathons.  I was happy with my training and results.  I do a lot of reading so […]

Arnprior to Burnstown Half

Really happy with my results from the Arnprior to Burnstown 25 KM time trial. Nothing liking running a half marathon to assess training needs for the spring. Some race highlights: – having fun – achieving a finish time better than the training plan asked for. – epic scenery – great rolling hills – herd of […]

Preparing for Ottawa Marathon 2015

It is that time of year again.  I get to pull out all the running books I have to redesign my marathon training program.  I have taken some time to think about my goals.  My goal is to qualify for Boston.  My requirements are that my training program be: stress free – no daily research required, […]

Learn the 15 laws of training proposed by Tim Noakes, MD

As I prepare for a new training season of running, I tend to review my theory first.  Then layout my training for the year and potential races.  My bible for running is the Lore of Running by Tim Noakes, MD.  In Ch. 5 of this book, he lays out the fundamentals to developing a good […]

Retrospecting. The lack of running goals.

It was with great regret that I didn’t run the Army half marathon.  It was a very tough decision, but it was an obvious decision.  Didn’t train consistently, wasn’t well rested and just got back from a red-eye flight from California. This was the second race in 2013 that I had signed up for but […]

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