Two Eighteen

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) was this past Sunday. I ran the best race of my life – so far! This was the third straight marathon build that I was able to survive and that was a big deal because I haven’t been healthy at the start line of even two marathons in a…

Robbie Burns 8K and Chilly Half 2018

I guess it’s been a while—two months—since my last post. This leisurely pace of releasing blog posts kind of mirrors the more relaxed approach to training I’ve been adopting over the last year. I’m trying not to sweat the small stuff too much (at least until a race is right around the corner) and to…

STWM 2017

I improved my marathon personal best from 2:28:12 to 2:24:39 in Toronto last weekend after failing to survive training for a fall marathon the last three years. I’ve been wanting to run the Toronto Waterfront Marathon for a while because it attracts such a strong field of competitive runners, many of whom are vying for…

Ottawa Marathon 2016 Recap

The short version… I ran 2:28:12 at the Ottawa marathon yesterday. That’s three minutes faster than I’ve run a marathon in the past but several minutes slower than I thought I’d be capable of. In fact, 2:28 was my target in the fall of 2014 so I’m a little disillusioned with this result (and my…

Week 3/18 for Hamilton Marathon (race: River Run 10K)

Here’s my training for week 3 of 18 for the Hamilton marathon.  I had a goal of 112 miles which may have been too aggressive.  I felt a twinge in my shin on an easy run on Thursday so I took Friday off completely to avoid any major issues like I had in March.  I…

Week of June 9, 2014 (race: Boys’ Home 10K)

This week featured the Huron House Boys’ Home 10K race in Bright’s Grove, ON on Father’s Day. I like to support local races, especially ones that benefit organizations in the community. This event had so many awesome sponsors and almost a thousand people come out to Mike Weir Park to enjoy a run, walk, skate,…

Waterloo Marathon

I ran 2:41:39 at the Waterloo marathon this morning! That’s a 12-minute PB for me which I’ll take gladly. I was hoping for under 2:40 but the course had never-ending rolling hills that really took a toll on my quads.