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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Posted by: ttoffelmire | June 27, 2014

Listening on the Run!

FACT: When running 80 + km’s per week training for a marathon you spend a lot of time running. About half of that time I generally am running with my awesome running partner, Lori, and she is responsible for entertaining me. Luckily she’s pretty chatty and entertaining! What do I do for the other 4 ish hours a week of running? Usually I’m listening to either podcasts or audiobooks. I used to listen to music, but found that it got repetitive, and I really suck at changing up my playlists. Ever since I’ve started listening to podcasts and audiobooks, I have grown to prefer them over music. Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | June 21, 2014

Mental Toughness

I was listening to a podcast on my run this morning from Trail Runner Nation on Mental toughness.  It got me thinking a bit…. this is one of the aspects of running that I’m actually pretty good at, and it spurred me to think about why.  I also had a huge compliment this week when a friend said that she often thinks of me when she’s pushing through a hard workout. Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | June 12, 2014

Lori’s Calgary Marathon Race Report!

I was chatting with Lori (and by chatting I mean texting… :) ) last week, and she was saying that she hadn’t decided whether to write a race report or not.  I told her she totally should!  First of all I love race reports, love reading them, and I like writing them.  It feels good after a race to reflect on your training, the race, the experience, all of it.  So she did, and when she sent it to me, it made me cry!!  If you know me, I’m a bit like a robot and rarely cry, but her report is awesome, and she agreed that I could post it here!  Soooo, get some Kleenex, and read on! Read More…

Posted by: ttoffelmire | June 8, 2014

The Underwear Affair Winners, and Race Report!!

First of all I want to thank EVERYONE who donated!!  I raised over $600 (and our team over $3000!!!), and really appreciate every donation!  Next I will announce the winners of the prizes.  I’m going to let the winners pick their prizes in the order they were drawn, so here are the winners, if you’re on the list, I’ll email you once the people above you have picked and let you know what’s left… Read More…

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