Ah, the first goal race of the season: the 2014 Chilly Half Marathon. Like a lot of my runner friends, I find the Chilly Half fits nicely into a spring marathon training program. It’s well organized and a lot of fun, but when you run a race in Canada in March, you’re taking your chances with the weather. This winter has been particularly brutal with extreme cold and lots of snow, so I wasn’t too surprised when I looked out my window on Sunday morning. I was a little disheartened and figured I may as well just run for fun (and post-race beer!) I didn’t think that I’d be able to safety achieve my goal time (sub 1:38) with the slippery roads and -20 C wind chill, but I was determined to stay positive. Maybe conditions would improve for the 10am start? Continue reading
These are my official 2013 stats from DailyMile. Looking back on 2013 I’m amazed to see that I accomplished so much. I achieved every one of my goals, shattered personal records, and was healthier than ever.
- I ran over 2700km (almost 600km more than in 2012)
- Averaged over 50km of running per week
- Logged 270 workouts on DailyMile
- Set PB’s in the half marathon (2 times), 30k and marathon
2013 was an excellent year for me in general. Here’s to what awaits me in 2014. Training has already begun.
I’ve never been so ready to run a race in my life than I was for the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon. When I last ran the Scotia Half back in 2011, I had such a terrible experience (i.e. bag-gate) that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to run it again. They must have listened to the complaints because this was one of the most organized races I’ve ever been a part of, and the changes to the course made it even more enjoyable. I’ve ran three races this year and set three new PBs, and with this race I was looking to make it four in a row. Here is my Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon 2013 report. Continue reading
What an incredible year 2013 has been for running. I’ve run further, had more fun and set PB’s at all three of my races. Tomorrow I’ll be aiming for another PB at the 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon – my fourth and final race of the year. I feel really confident going into this race and right now I’m really anxious to get going. Continue reading
This was my second time running the Chilly Half Marathon and the first since transitioning to barefoot running. I was really excited to see just how far my running has come in the last year. I’ve been rocking all of my training runs in Vibram FiveFingers, logging more mileage and eating like a real athlete. Without further adieu, here is my 2013 Chilly Half Marathon race report. Continue reading
This Sunday I’m going to be running the 2013 Chilly Half Marathon, my first race of the season! My marathon training has really ramped up over the past three months so I’m really anxious to get out on the course and see how it goes. I’ve come up with three pretty realistic goals for the race. Continue reading