Runners Not Running: The Off Season

the offseason

Here’s a fun fact for you – taking an off-season is vital enough that if you don’t take one every once and a while, you will be forced to. Trust me on this one, I am in the last camp. There are some people who can recover from race seasons faster than others, but something… Read More…

6 Ways to Stay Injury-Free In Marathon Training

6 ways to stay injury-free in marathon

Welcome to FRIDAY! I am really excited for this weekend. I am competing at the Lululemon Track & Roll and spending some time with Toronto friends as well as putting in another solid long run, this time WITHOUT chocolate pudding! This week has been my highest mileage week before the marathon and I am HURTING…. Read More…

Book Review – Health Food Junkies by Steven Bratman

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Alright friends, we are finally back to regular blogging schedule! On Wednesday, I try and touch on something nutrition related and this week, we are chatting about my book review for March. For those of you who are new readers, one of my goals for 2014 is to read a book relating to the blog… Read More…

Dealing with Hunger after a Long Run

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It seems to defy all science, but most runners who complete a long distance run or complete an endurance race such as a marathon are not hungry after the run.  There was a particularly bad scenario in 2010, when I raced a 30 KM in Toronto. I finished, checked my time and curled into the car… Read More…

CEP Compression Winner and an Off-Season Begins!

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This past weekend, I completed my final race of the season. I have never said that sentence with absolute certainty before, but after a year of solid training, racing and physical gains, I know it is time to take a rest before tackling another huge year or racing. 2014 is the biggest athletic year for… Read More…

Why Running Helps if You Dine at Eigensinn Farm

More info on the project to be seen on my upcoming post for A\J. Don't worry, I will be sharing!!

One of the best things about being an athlete is the appetite that is attached to it. It merits texts from friends along the lines of “I need to know if you are planning on camping this weekend so I can make sure we have enough food.” Or like this weekend after completing a 100… Read More…

Half Marathon: The Endurrun – Stage 1

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Ok. So we have looked at what to expect while preparing for a half marathon, but what happens the morning of the race when your alarm goes off and it is GO TIME? I have decided to frame the discussion around a race that I did last weekend, Stage 1 of the Endurrun. Although large… Read More…