Posted by: ttoffelmire | October 19, 2014

1 week off Running, why I don’t Streak…

Today is 1 week post marathon, and it’s also been a full week off running.  I know that a lot of people have no problem sitting back and relaxing for a week, but there are also some of us who get caught up in it all.  I know myself and I definitely get caught up in things, I get stuck on the numbers and logging the miles.  I think it’s important to take a step back every once in a while and take both a physical and a mental break from it all.  After the Calgary marathon last spring, I really didn’t take any time off.  The day after the marathon I was on my bike, and within a couple days I was back out running.   Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | October 14, 2014

Stubborness is my Superpower (my Okanagan Marathon Race Report)

We all have some sort of superpower don’t we?  Something that we are really good at.  My daughter Maiya has an amazing imagination, not just a typical 4 year old imagination, but a super fantastic, amazing imagination.  One of my friend’s sons’ superpower is empathy, he feels really deeply for others.  Well mine is stubbornness.  Is this a good quality?  Well, it worked out in my favor this past weekend… Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | October 6, 2014

Taper Madness Indeed!

I am sitting here right in the middle of taper.  My marathon is on October 12th, (less than a week away – EEEEK!!!).  The last week has been a bit crazy to say the least.  Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | September 24, 2014

Queue the Marathon Pace Obsession Post…

Soooo the BAA (Boston Athletic Association) released the final group of people who are accepted into the 2015 Boston Marathon today.  They also set the cutoff time for those accepted at BQ-1:02.  This has prompted a bit of obsession from me… If the time remains similar for 2016 (there is obviously no way to know this, but I’ll assume that it is so that I can continue my over analysis and obsession, mkay?).  So assuming next year is similar, I’ll have to run a 3:44 or faster marathon to have a chance of getting into Boston. Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | September 22, 2014

Okanagan Marathon Update: it’s Taper Time!!

First off, I actually registered for the race, HA … True story, I wasn’t registered until last week sometime.  We’ve had our accommodations booked, and everything else organized but I just hadn’t gotten around to registering, but now I am, so I guess there’s no turning back now.  Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | September 8, 2014

Marathon Training Update!

Two days in a row, I must be on some sort of a blogging roll!! :-) Well, I figured it had practically been forever since I had last updated you on my marathon training progress… so here goes!  The last time I posted an update on my training I was just finishing week 4.  I’m now finished week 7 of the Pfitz 12-55 schedule, and feel like I’ve hit the home stretch! Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | September 7, 2014

Two Race Reports!

I’ve really fallen behind in keeping up with updates here, my summer has been busy, and I’ve hardly had time to keep up with my running, let alone blogging about my running.  I’ve done a couple of races over the last few weeks, and they both have gone really well.  I hope it is indicative of how in shape, and ready for this marathon that I’m becoming!  I’m focusing on believing that I am ready and going to rock it, because when I step back, I’m a little scared to death about trying to finish with what I feel is an ambitious time goal.   Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | August 7, 2014

Pfitz Week 3 & 4, and an Announcement!!!

Life has been busy lately to say the least, my fall marathon cycle is starting to ramp up, so that’s taking a bit of time, plus family, and work, etc.  Between everything, blogging has taken a back seat, and I’m ok with that.  I do have a super exciting announcement to make, and though I’ve already shared it on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, I wanted to share it here also, because I’m just thrilled to be able to make it. Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | August 1, 2014

An Update and a Review!

Alright, it’s been a VERY long time since I’ve blogged.  I’ve been BUSY, with many things, including running.  Since my races in early July, I’ve started into my fall marathon schedule, Lori and I are both using the Pfitz 12-55 plan.  If you’re not familiar with Pfitzinger, I highly recommend checking out his book, Advanced Marathoning.  It has a TON of awesome information in it, and some very challenging plans. Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | July 6, 2014

2 Races, and 2 new PB’s!

Well, it’s been a good running week to say the least!! I’ve run 2 races in the last week, one on Canada Day (a 5k) and then today I ran a half marathon. Both were great, and I managed a PB (PR) in both races! Read on for all the gory details :)
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