Canadian 10K and Half championships

This weekend has two races to watch – the Ottawa 10K and Calgary Half Marathon, both of which are national championship races and can be streamed online (links below). Start lists are out and here’s who I’m watching for: Ottawa 10K — Start List | Stream | Results Eric Gillis (1:03:49 half in March) Thomas Toth…

The hamstring injury that wouldn’t quit

Following the Chilly Half, I made it through one run before my hamstring seized up out of nowhere during an easy run. That injury, which I suspect was some kind of strain, took about two weeks to heal. I got back into a training groove for a week before running Around the Bay 30K (since…

Not quite there yet…

This was supposed to be the post where I describe how—after making the tough call to take an extended, two-week break from running—that the tendon in my ankle was no longer an issue, I had made the right decision in skipping the races I was looking forward to, and I was happy to be back…

Week of May 19, 2014

This week started out great with a strong race at the Watford-Alvinston Optimist 10 mile Road Race but quickly eroded into a week of multiple days off and another annoying injury to battle. I’ve got a week to heal up for the International Bridge Race 10K on June 1. Monday, 18°C: Watford-Alvinston Optimist 10 mile Road Race. Ran…