About Yuri

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.

Friday Five: Reading About Running

Photo courtesy of Numo Cruz on Flickr

Photo courtesy of Numo Cruz on Flickr

My weekly curation of miscellaneous article on running:

I Never Thought I’d Be a Runner, Runner’s World
[T]he 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.

Why Magnesium is good for runners, Runner Unleashed
How many of you have magnesium daily? Did you know it is an important mineral all runners should have a healthy supply of?

A Message To Non-Runners, Medium
This is a message for those of you that have always wanted to run.

The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of High Mileage Training, Predawn Runner
One of the bigger areas of debate among runners and coaches is the tradeoff between quantity of miles (or kilometers, of course) and quality of miles.

The Everyman: Confessions Of A Runner, Competitor
Do any of these sound familiar to you?

The 2013 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is a Month Away!

My first marathon is a month away!

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon 2013 – A Promo Video thanks to CHEK! It’s our 34th Annual Year! Next registration deadline – Sept 15th, 2013. 4 events to choose from: Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K, and Thrifty Foods Kids Run.

Register or Volunteer today! www.runvictoriamarathon.com

Mizuno Wave Sayonara Review

Mizuno Wave Sayonara

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

Inspiration: The Magic of a Marathon

I Never Thought I'd Be a Runner
“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.”

— Stacy Lucier
I Never Thought I’d Be a Runner, Runner’s World

Long Run Report: September 8, 2013

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