Archive | May, 2012

Blackfoot 50km – A Running Mantra

I’m officially an ultrarunner. Before the Blackfoot 50km, I defined success as a finished race. As long as there was not a DNF beside my name, I’d be happy. As long as I left the race course on my own two legs (as opposed to a stretcher…or upside down being dragged by a Moose), I’d […]

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Here Goes Nothing

Tomorrow is my first ultra race. I will be winding and weaving my way through the Blackfoot 50km race near Edmonton and I’m pretty stoked about it. Since getting the idea to run the 2012 Death Race (in December 2011), jumping into training in the middle of Canadian winter (in January 2012) and signing up […]

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Commuter Cyclist Soap Operas (and other things I think about when I run)

I’ve learned through ultra training that the time I spend running is no longer motivated by music. As a road runner (and as someone usually training for a shorter race…a 10k or 1/2 marathon), my ipod was my crutch. I could not fathom running without a meticulously planned out playlist, which refreshed and rotated on […]

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Injured (Sminjured)

I’ve got a leg injury right now. I’m not sure how it started, but I’m going to guess my three month transition from fairweather runner to ultrarunner-in-training has something to do with it. I’ve had IMS treatments and dialed back the running considerably. I really miss the head-clearing long runs. More than I expected. In […]

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