Run. Eat. Drink. Run.
Long runs can be challenging for a number of reasons - time, distance, boredom and fitness are all important factors to consider. Hydration and nutrition durant your run is one that should not be forgotten. General rule of thumb, if you’re heading out for a run that will last longer than 90 minutes, water and food (many like to use gels) are super helpful. For starters, hydration pre-run...
Arctic Front. 88 Days 'til Boston.
So it’s Thursday. And my total mileage for the week is currently 10k. I’m supposed to run 53k this week. Yikes. I know we are spoiled here in Vancouver in regards to the weather, but the last 5 days have been a great reminder of why I live here and not in Ontario/New Brunswick. It’s freaking cold! It makes me wonder how I ever trained for a marathon in this type of weather -...
Holy Moley. Last weekend, I went away on a quick getaway and of course, made sure to bring all my running gear with me. It was only when I was gearing up to head out for a beautiful afternoon run that I realized I had forgotten my trusty sports bra. All I had was my bathing suit top. Yikes. Every single girl that I know that runs has a favourite bra. Mine is my Pink Champion 360 Max Support...
Mizuno's My Precision Fit →
In the market for a new pair of runners? Try this. Mizuno has launched a new running shoe testing system - very interesting how it analyzes your gate and running style through a dozen questions to give you the result for your best fit!
It is so common these days to hear about how exercise can improve your mood because of the release of endorphins. But, does anyone really stop to wonder - what the heck’s an endorphine? And how the heck does it work?! Read on, my friend. Definition: any of a group of hormones secreted within the brain and nervous system and having a number of physiological functions. They are peptides...
Homemade Energy Gels →
This is such a great idea - one of the guys I ran with in Hawaii had made this for his long run and said he really enjoyed them. I’m going to try and keep it all natural this year. Molasses, honey and salt.
set (and achieve) big run goals →
Thanks to lululemon and all the staff at lululemon on Robson for all the support! xo
Marathon. Training. Plans.
As I sit here with a glass of wine, I’m having a hard time keeping my eyes open. I think I’d forgotten how much marathon training really does take out of you. As my first week back in Vancouver, I ended up running 4 times this week - 10 miles on Monday (my long run from week 1 was postponed one day due to the holiday), speed work on Thursday night (6 X 800m), an easy 5 miles Friday...
Boston Marathon Qualifier Training Plan →
Want to qualify for Boston 2013? Try out this bad boy. I would consider adding in one extra rest day in each week - but up to the runner’s preference.
My top 5 routes of 2011.
Of the countless miles that I ran in 2011, I definitely had some favourites. Behold, my top 5 faves of 2011. 1. Vancouver Sea Wall/Vancouver First Half Marathon - Starting in False Creek near Science World and heading West, run alongside the the path that will take you all the way around Stanley Park. At then end of the loop, cross over (through the path at Lost Lagoon) and make your way back...