Hey, so now that I’m running again, I thought I’d do an update on how I’ve been training over the last couple months. I know for some runners, it’s running or nothing, but I would have lost my mind if I wouldn’t have had other activities to fall back on. Continue reading “Training Update, injury addition”
Gosh it’s taken a lot of time to get here. And I’m not home free yet. But I’m running again.
I was hoping that by now I would be writing a post about how I came out of the other side of this struggle, stronger, faster, and in better shape, that I was better off for having gone through this. I was putting off writing a post until I was on the other side. I realized though, that there might be as much, or more value in sharing this spot in the middle, where I’m waiting for the after to come.
A year ago I posted that 2016 was going to be a year for risk taking, and setting big goals. My big goal was to run the Lost Soul 100k. I was really nervous going into it, but it turned out really well, and I am really glad that I decided to push myself past my comfort zone and into the longer distance. I want 2017 to be another year of going past my comfort zone, but in a different way. Continue reading “2017 Goals”
If you live in Alberta, or know people on line who do, you’re probably aware, it’s cold here right now. It’s winter, and we almost always get a few weeks here and there through the winter of truly cold weather. What is truly cold? I’ll let you decide, it’s all a matter of perspective. Continue reading “Winter running hacks”
MEC (or Mountain Equipment Co-op for my American friends) puts on a series of races in most major Canadian cities, they are in expensive, no frills races, and until this weekend, I had yet to run one. I’d been eyeing them for a while as I’d heard that they are good races, well organized, and of course cheap. Until this weekend, it had never really worked out, I’d always had family commitments, been training for a different race, or had a big trail run planned. This past weekend, finally the stars aligned, it was their last race of the season, and there was a race on, it consisted of a 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon. I knew I didn’t want to race a marathon, and ever since the spring when I was forced to DNS for the Calgary Police Half, I’d been itching to race a half and see if I could PR. I waited until the last minute to register so that I could check the forecast and make sure there wasn’t a blizzard or heat wave forecasted, this is Calgary after all!
I hope you like Ultra’s, Ultramarathons, and Ultra-Race Reports. I have a feeling that this one is going to be lengthy. I had registered for this race many months ago, back in January. It seemed at the time to be an eternity away. I was focused on training for the Calgary Marathon, and it was easy to mostly ignore the looming goal that I had set for the fall. Continue reading “Lost Soul 100k 2016”