I spent the weekend canoeing in Algonquin with my sister @eriaderso. We didn’t get eaten by bears.

I spent the weekend canoeing in Algonquin with my sister @eriaderso. We didn’t get eaten by bears.

Runner’s Den Sunset Series #1 & Setting a new 5k standard

Two weeks ago I set a new 5k PR- 19:35. I hope to knock at least another 36s off that this summer. My local Runner’s Den shop is putting on a 5k&10k race series this summer. Races go every other … Continue reading

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Weekly Summary 6/16/2014-6/22/2014

My original goal for this week was to ramp back up to 85km. But the previous Sunday’s 20km left my leg a little beat up and I had to make revisions. I just wanted to get some mostly pain free milage … Continue reading

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June 2014- Battling Flukey Injuries

Since notching back to back 85km weeks in early May I’ve run 86km total. That’s less than 20km/week, a long way from the 100-120km/wk I want to run in the peak weeks of training for my first marathon this fall. … Continue reading

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Weekly Summary 5/19/2014-5/25/2014

Goals (from last week): It’s kind of a taper week, so just take care of that leg and don’t do anything stupid. Well I sure messed that up… Monday, 5/19: 9km pavement, Recovery Felt fine in the morning, when I got up to … Continue reading

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Sulphur Springs Trail Run Preview and Strategy

On Saturday I’m running the Sulphur Springs Trail Run put on by Burlington Runners. The race has distances of 10k, 25k, 50k, 50mi, and 100mi. Awesome. I wanted to do the 50k, but after some sober thinking I decided the … Continue reading

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Weekly Summary- 5/12/2014-5/18/2014

Goals (from last week): At least 2 trail runs, one over 25km. 6+3. More mobility work and foam rolling. Monday, 5/12: 12km mixed, Easy. Upper body at gym. I hit some trails in the RBG territory and Princess Point on the way out … Continue reading

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Bannister, Landy, and the Mile

60 years ago today Roger Bannister broke 4:00 in the mile when he ran 3:59.4. 6 weeks later Australian John Landy shaved a second off Bannister’s time. About 2 weeks later Bannister and Landy squared off in Vancouver at the Empire … Continue reading

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Weekly Summary- 5/5/2014-5/11/2014

Goals (from last week): 3 weeks till Sulphur Springs. That means 2 good weeks of training to go. Let’s get big milage on the trails: 50km+ of trails next week, 80km+ overall, and a long run over 25km. 1 hill workout. 6+3. … Continue reading

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Weekly Summary 4/28/2014 – 5/4/2014

Goals (from last week): more trails, hill recovery, 6runs+3lifts. Long run on trails of at least 25km, hill reps/speed workout, and a tempo run. Back to my Around the Bay schedule: 3 key workouts, 2 easy, 1 easy/recovery. Monday, 4/48: 12.5 pavement, Easy, … Continue reading

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