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30 Things I Learned from Pine to Palm 100 Miler

News flash: 100 miles is a long fu%&ing way. News flash for everyone outside the USA: 100 miles = 160km = a long fu%&ing way. In honour of my first 100 Miler, the Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run, and the things I learned along the way, I present my race report in a […]

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Expert Race Preperation: Fresh Steps Style

There is an abundance of expert advice when it comes to preparing for a race. Especially when that race is intended to be 100 kilometers in length. In the days leading up to the race – go for short run to loosen the legs, water to stay hydrated, visualize and anticipate how your race will […]

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Canadian Death Race 2012 – Race Report

Ingrid Bergman once said “Happiness is good health and a bad memory.” This sums up the 2012 Canadian Death Race. It’s three days after the race as I write this. The bad memories and muscle aches from extreme suffering are starting to fade. This year was the 13th edition of the mountain ultramarathon in Grande […]

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Rundle’s Revenge – 50km (Ultra #2)

Ultra #2 is now under my belt. And wow, was it different from Ultra #1! By different I mean WAY WAY harder. Rundle’s Revenge is a TransRockies Event held every year at the Canmore Nordic Centre. I participated in half of the event (the first half required mountain bike skills. I’m not afraid to admit […]

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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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Fringe Benefits of Training

In the course of my running so far, I’ve found a few fringe benefits to this whole “give up your social life and run alot…and then run some more” plan. Significant moments and pieces that have made up for the rest, and that keep me going. 1 – Sleep. Glorious, glorious sleep. If you’re a […]

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Side Effects of Training

I didn’t intend on becoming a hermit, I swear. In the past when I trained for half and full marathons, I adjusted my workout schedule accordingly. Friday nights were usually chill nights in – long run Saturday morning. Then, because I had behaved myself so well the night before…Saturday night turned into a runaway (after […]

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