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New blog address

Saturday, May 10, 2014      1 comments

My blog is now located at runningskirtsandmanicure
s.blogspot.ca/ ... Read more

I am a sub 4 marathoner

Monday, May 05, 2014      2 comments

Pre race goals: base: upright and smiling stretch: PB (4:10:28) reach: sub 4 In the weeks leading up to the race, all I could think about was my TFL issue, considering there was quite a bit of pain even in my little 3.5K shakeout on T... Read more

Around the Bay 2014 race report

Tuesday, April 01, 2014      3 comments

race goals - base: sub 2:50 (equivalent to marathon pace) stretch: sub 2:48:56 for a PR reach: sub 2:45 to qualify for corral placement for next year's ATB. After 3 consecutive crappy races to start out 2014, combined with the nev... Read more

2013 roundup

Saturday, December 28, 2013      4 comments

as of today - 2466.9K run - still have about 12-15K planned. I hit 2400K about 1.5 weeks ago and deliberately planned my schedule so I would not end the year 249x, that would drive me NUTS. 248:06:31 time spent running 14 races (1 mar... Read more

Richmond HM race report

Monday, November 18, 2013      2 comments

This story starts with a forgotten Garmin. We had just started our 1000 km trek to Richmond (literally just went around the block) when I realized I forgot it. Turned around, got it and shoved it in the front pocket of my suitcase. The fo... Read more

Road2Hope HM race report

Monday, November 04, 2013      2 comments

So doing 3 half marathons in 6 weeks (4 total in fall 2013) seemed like a good idea at the time.. After all, I was only racing 2 of them! Except that those 2 were 2 weeks apart. Fresh off my Scotia non-PR, I got caught up with a lot of... Read more

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront HM race report

Monday, October 21, 2013      2 comments

I feel like I've come full circle, STWM was my first half, waaaay back in 2008. This was the first half I've actually trained for since that one, all of my other HMs have been part of full marathon training. I noticed that the weather pat... Read more

Fall racing season is upon us!

Thursday, September 19, 2013      1 comments

In the next 8 weeks, I will be running half marathons #12-15. I actually had to check my training log - somehow my brain is stuck on 10 HMs. Goals for each race: 9/22 - Oakville HM - I am the 2:15 run/walk pacer. Hopefully I will not ... Read more

Run. Nerd. Math.

Monday, September 02, 2013      2 comments

I don't own a pedometer, but I keep seeing the "conventional wisdom" of 5 miles = 10000 steps. So..let's crunch some numbers here. I run at the generally accepted ideal cadence of 180 steps/minute. 6 min/km pace x 180 = 1080 steps pe... Read more

Georgina 10 miler race report

Sunday, June 16, 2013      8 comments

My friend Erin told me about this race, and since I was already planning on being in the area, decided to go for it. Sam J. came along to keep me company. It was an early morning and a LONG drive (130k). We got to the start and there's no inflat... Read more

Moon in June 5K race report (as requested)

Sunday, June 09, 2013      2 comments

I wrote a nice long race report but Spark ate it and I am NOT retyping it! The Cliff notes version: I PRd. I got an AG award. I beat my husband, who was running his first 5K. I coughed violently and spit all over the place at the finish a... Read more

2013 Mississauga Marathon race report

Monday, May 06, 2013      3 comments

This PR was a LONG time coming. Almost 2 years and 4 marathons ago, I set the goal to break 4:15. A short history: Chicago Marathon (fall 2011) - extremely hot conditions on race day forced me to abandon my PR attempt. Goodlife Toro... Read more

Around the Bay 30K 2013 race report

Monday, March 25, 2013      2 comments

Where did we leave off last year? www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4804542 A drug-addled 2:50:49..fell short of my ultimate goal of sub 2:50, although I did manage a 4 minute PR. ... Read more

Sleep, or lack thereof

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      3 comments

Every time someone posts on the boards about how they can't get up early enough to exercise, I wonder "why not?" I simply do not believe that 8 hours of sleep, like the 8 cups of water, is the be all and end all of good health. I believe ... Read more

2012, by the numbers

Sunday, December 30, 2012      3 comments

2628.2 km/1633.09 miles run (the equivalent of over 62 marathons) 4 PRs (8K, 10 mile, 30K, marathon) 274 hours, 26 minutes, 50 seconds running time 18000+ total fitness minutes (including strength training)... Read more


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