2018 was to be a comeback year after suffering a few injuries in 2017 that forced me to take more time off running than I wanted (really anything more than a few days is more than I want…) I was also determined to learn from 2017. I was going to be stronger, and more importantly, smarter. This meant, taking days off or cross training more when I had a niggle. It also meant a focus on Strength work. Continue reading “Lost Soul 100k 2018 aka, Less really is more.”
Training leading up to Squamish had actually been ok. Well it had been lousy for so long, and things had started to improve, and my body was responding, which felt good. I ran the Powderface 44k “marathon” on June 30th. After this my left foot was a bit sore, which meant more recovery than I had wanted, but if nothing else, I’ve learned over the last year and a half to give my body whatever recovery it asks for. We went on vacation to my in-laws in July, which coincided well with recovering from Powderface. I took it easy, took a week off running, and got fat (j/k). Continue reading “Squamish 50k Recap”
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”
This past weekend I ran the Ironlegs 60k in Kananaskis. It was my second official ultra (my first was the Grizzly 50k last fall). It’s a little strange to think of it as my second ultra. I trained all last summer for the Grizzly, it was a big deal, and it was hard. Ironlegs was definitely hard, but my thoughts going into it were much more nonchalant. I purposefully tried to not take it too seriously. Continue reading “Ironlegs 2016 Recap”
A year ago, Lori and I ran the Powderface Half Marathon, it was one of the hardest trail races we had run thus far. Fast forward a year, and a lot has changed. We’ve run an ultra, a trail marathon, and countless training runs all over this general area. Sometimes you feel like you’re getting stronger, but you don’t really believe it until you have some solid evidence.
A few months ago, at a Brain Training Seminar by local ultra-runner and now Guinness record holder, Dave Proctor, I won an entry into Rundles Revenge. I was at the time, already registered for the Powderface Marathon (actually 44.4 km’s – bonus!) the following weekend. That combined with the fact that this race was only 4 weeks after the Calgary Marathon, meant that I didn’t think I would/should race a 50k, but the 25k distance seemed doable, especially if I kept the effort easy. Continue reading “Rundles Revenge Race Report”
I get lots of questions about my training, so I thought I’d summarize my training over the last few months, and reflect back on what I did, why, and what I might do differently. I feel like it would be a good exercise in growth for me too, so here goes. Continue reading “Calgary Marathon Training”