Sunday, 1 May 2016
So I ran a half-marathon this weekend.
I didn't tell a lot of people. Kinda kept it on the down-low.
Because I was really, really scared.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
In 2007 I was volunteering with the Salvation Army at the Vancouver Sun Run, a local, and very popular 10km race. It was here I was first exposed to the running culture. I knew nothing of races or paces, or even what distances were far. In my mind 10km seemed like a marathon distance, however, after seeing the wide array of people who were running this race, I knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to be a runner.
Friday, 8 April 2016
Time is flying by and my training cycle is half over. Nine weeks left to give everything I have over to the process. Nutrition, weights, running workouts all on point, all given 100 percent effort.
This is the first time where I really let myself lose my running base/fitness before a training cycle. In the past I always felt comfortable going out on a 20km run, and that was not the case in January. I knew I needed to do everything I could to get back into shape so I can hit my goal pace.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
It is no secret that the Vancouver Marathon was my best race experience I have ever had. I PR'd by 31 minutes, and never hit a wall. Some of it I attribute to race magic and luck, but the rest I attribute to a lot hard work and many hours spent on the road.
Thursday, 10 March 2016
Sunday, 6 December 2015
"The only good pace is suicide pace, and today's a good day to die" – Steve Prefontaine
I was extremely lucky. The weather was perfect, the course was a route I had run many times before, and the really speedy girls stayed home.