I'm Yuri and I'm in a hurry to lose weight, get fit, and have fun doing it! This blog is a chronicle of a once fat guy's journey to fitness while training for a marathon—and beyond. You'll also find running-related gear review, links and inspiration.
At Tuesday night’s Running Room ‘Club Cambie’ Marathon Clinic, our guest speaker was Larry Abbott from Mizuno. Not only is Larry a Mizuno “brand building specialist,” and a mental performance consultant, he is also a crazy fast half marathoner, with a PR around 1:08:29.2! In addition to talking with us about how … Continue reading
“The magic of a marathon isn’t in the 26.2 miles on race day; it’s in the nearly 500 miles of training that happens in the months before. It’s in the countless feelings, frustrations, and fears I have worked through while running down those desolate, tree-lined roads. You see, I wasn’t supposed to be a runner. But I am. And my life is better because I chose to be one.”
Stanley Park Loop—22.78 km in 02:08 | 05:37 pace This Sunday’s long run was a marathon pace 23K. It was our ‘drop back’ week, so our coach encouraged us to run at our marathon pace. I’m aiming for a 4 hour finish, so tried to keep slightly below a 5:40 pace … Continue reading