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Five years later: Victoria again!

In about one month I’ll be running the Victoria Marathon again.  This will be my fifth marathon.  Since I returned to running I’ve covered a lot of miles. Most of them in Vancouver (see heat map below). But in a … Continue reading

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Back on track

The 2015 Fall Classic snuck in between rainstorms.  We had a great morning around 7C with a light breeze. With this run I seem to be back on track.  The 1:50:16 time was by no means a record for me … Continue reading

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Mid-year Review

Six months into 2015.  Two half marathons, one full marathon, one five k race.  The new year began with having to scale back on the volume of running as I allowed my body to catch up to my training.  An … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve running wrap up

2014 came to a close with a great 9.7km run through Pacific Spirit Park at UBC. A modest fun run to cap a great year of running.  This year I put in 3,536km with 325 individual runs (last year was … Continue reading

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1391: days on the run!

1,391. The number of days running since the end of what I jokingly refer to as my two decade anomaly. That is, the decades of my 30’s and 40’s when my focus and life shifted toward career and children and … Continue reading

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Four years later!

Four years back on the running path.  I jokingly refer to my 30s and 40s as my two decade anomaly. Since August I’ve chalked up two more half marathon personal bests with my First Half run in February taking my … Continue reading

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Trust your coach, trust your training!

Trust your coach, trust your training, trust yourself! A nice sentiment from a Canadian Olympic runner.  In teaching, something similar could be said: trust your teacher, trust your learning process, trust yourself.  At the start of any process, academic or … Continue reading

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