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Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

On Sunday October 19 I completed my 6th marathon with a personal best time of 3:22:14 which I am very proud of and yet I feel as though my main goal of a Boston Qualifying Time has was not accomplished missing yet another great opportunity to run that prestigious race. Here’s a recap of how…

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July Training =Highest KM Count Ever.

7 weeks in to training for the Scotia Bank Toronto Waterfront Marathon with my new coach and there are a ton of firsts to celebrate. I am really happy with how the training is going so far.  Here’s a recap of few of my firsts:

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Ottawa Marathon Weekend

This was a weekend I’ll sadly never forget…the weekend started off in a tremendous way.  I arrived in Ottawa Friday night and was scheduled to teach at the Met Bible Church at 7:00 pm.  I walked in the doors of the church just after 6:30 pm ready to lead 50 people through an Inductive Bible…

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Around the Bay 2014

Sunday March 30 marked the opening of the spring races for this year, it also marked an opportunity for me to gauge whether I would be on pace for my goal race which is the Ottawa Marathon coming up in May.  Around the Bay is the longest distance race I have competed in since October….

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Chilly is an understatement

Race season has begun….this has been a very difficult winter to train.  The majority of my training has occurred on a treadmill, the indoor track and at Fundamental Fitness Conditioning.

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Toronto Waterfront Marathon

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has come and gone.  A great day to race as it was cool but the sun came out and made for an enjoyable day to run.  It was a great day to leave it all on the line.

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Long Run….Training

It has been a while since I’ve posted and will update on a regular basis as I get closer to the race on October 16, 2013. Since my last update I have partnered with a company called Run Coach to help with keeping me accountable to a running program to avoid injuries.  The program mixes…

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Good Life Fitness Toronto Marathon

Three steps forward two steps back for this one.  I was happy to be running in this marathon knowing that I had not trained near as hard as I did in October.  I was nervous about finishing the race in a good time seeing that I lost almost 3 weeks of training while in Israel…

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Race Weekend

It’s race weekend and I am as ready as I can be I guess.  We’ll be running the Good Life Fitness Marathon. Race starts tomorrow morning at 7:30 am. My goal for tomorrow is under 4 hrs. Hoping to run a 5:20/km We’ll see how it goes…

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Race Weekend

It’s Race Weekend as well as the taper week heading into the Marathon on May 5th.  This weekend is the Brantford Rotary Classic.  Looking forward to seeing how my body holds up for a 10 km under competition.  My hip has been holding out for me so far but there are still some small issues…

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