Running

Check your speed

I ran 24k last night and I ran it too quickly. I don’t know if it was the fact that it was darker than normal as there was no moonlight and I ran through a few good stretches without streetlights, but I managed to keep up a 4:32/kilometre pace. Maybe it was my active imagination/fear […]

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Running

Rise

I’m a little over half way through my marathon training and am floored by how challenging it has been. I am beginning to think that the training may be more of an accomplishment than the race. Maybe. But I haven’t risen to where I need to be in order to accomplish either the training or […]

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Long weekend love

Long weekends are where it’s at. I can run in daylight hours, we eat amazing meals since we have time to prepare them, we do lots of fun family activities like this weekend’s hike along a spectacular coastal trail, and we drink lots of wine and beer while we read books or magazines! Long weekends […]

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Surfacing (not the song)

Just holding on to the air above the ocean’s salty surface were these pier posthole relics from time gone by. I feel their struggle. In week 9 of eighteen in marathon training, I am just holding on to whatever air I can breathe. My head just above drowning in the rigor.

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Lifting the unrun fog

I ran today. Success!! It’s been a week without pacing over pavement, listening to lyrics, trying not to think but thinking til the thinks are well thought out. And then, today, with the sun beaming and the wind screaming, I ran. With the pent up energy and anxiousness of losing the hard earned endurance gains, […]

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She’s come undone

My running is grounded. My marathon training routine is unhinged. The entire effort the past 56 runs have been undone because of a stupid rolled ankle. I tried to run last night and failed. The pain still sharp. I’m not going out there today either which means a full week of un-running right in the […]

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De-icing the joints

My Runners-Anonymous (RunAnon for those in the know) meeting intro: “My name is Trevor and it’s been 4 days since my last run.” In the thick of my marathon training I have missed a lot of mileage and time this week thanks to my wonky ankle and, if I am confessing here, a bit of […]

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