Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Dissapointments and Making Plans

My goal race was cancelled, and I am devastated. I love running the Mogathon, I've done it four times. Last year the course was amazing and I was ready to just rock that race. I am bummed out.

Yes I just ran a PR race, but honestly I feel like I ran the police service half conservatively. I ran it, yes, but I didn't race it. It wasn't the all out hard effort that I was saving for my original race date. I have more in the tank, and I want to prove it to myself.

So what is next.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Race-Report: The Police Service Half-Marathon

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

Becoming a Runner: My Running Story

I was never a runner, until one day I was.

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

How to Become Your Fittest Self (Training Update)

I am officially 9 weeks out! from my goal race!

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

How I PR'd My Marathon Time by 31 Minutes and Ran My Dream Race

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

A New Road

I know it has been a very long time since anything has happened here. In fact I took my blog down for a few months because thinking about running no longer made me feel as passionate as it once did, it made me feel sad, and despondent.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Race-Report: The Santa Shuffle

"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.

© Grey Robin
Maira Gall