This past weekend Lori and I ran The Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache, AB. CDR was our big race of 2019, and something that I was very anxious about completing. It’s a 125 km (77.7 mi) 5181 m (17000′) Ultra in the Canadian Rockies. It’s known to be one of the more difficult ultras in Alberta (or even Canada?). When I registered way back in December, I wanted something difficult, something that I could fail at. As the race got closer, I was questioning my winter sanity, failing sounded painful, and success equally so.
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”
2017 has been full of ups and downs in running. After starting 2017 injured, recovering and running Boston, I was coming into the summer feeling like I was on an up. I was working with my friend Melissa @ We Run the World Coaching, and exciting for a summer of trails.
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”
I think there are a lot of people who are happily giving 2016 a big ole shove out the door this weekend. While I am saddened by all the celebrity deaths, especially Carrie Fisher this week, personally, I had a really good year, and want to celebrate it. So here goes, I’ve got
12 13 photo’s for you, with 12 13 highlights through the year.
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”