Friday Five: Reading About Running—Oct 4, 2013

Grumpy Cat Tapering

Via “A whole lot of soles”

A ‘marathon taper’ edition of my weekly curation of miscellaneous articles on running:

5 Pre-Marathon Mistakes (and how to avoid them), Runner Academy
One way to help make sure you don’t jeopardize your race at the end of your preparation is to have an awareness of common pre-marathon mistakes that are often made during the taper period before your marathon, and how to avoid them.

It’s taper time: What that means for you, Canadian Running
For many of us training for a fall marathon, the arrival of October means it’s taper time. This is when we scale back training and rest up for the big day.

Let explain this taper madness and marathoning thing, A whole lot of soles
Taper madness, that two to three-week period when marathoners look to pass without major incident, is already starting to hit.

Don’t Race Like An 8 Year Old (no offense, kids!), Fix Your Run
5 pacing tips that you need to know.

Peaking for Performance: Two Weeks to Go, Running Shoe Guru
In the last two weeks before your marathon, you will need to cut your volume and intensity a bit to bring about an optimum peak. This is the time to get extra sleep, plenty of good nutrition, and run as relaxed in your workouts as possible.

Why Does My GPS Say the Race Was Long?

SeaWheeze GPS Route

Anybody who has run a race with a GPS has probably noticed that their device says that they ran longer than the ‘official’ length. This has led many people complain to the race director that their course was poorly measured. In fact it is one of the most often complaints … Continue reading

The Marathon Monster in Me

BMO Vancouver Marathon In Training 2014

I think I’ve created a marathon monster. I haven’t even completed my first full marathon yet, and I just signed up for a second!  Registration opened this afternoon for the BMO Vancouver Marathon—taking place on May 4, 2014—and I was one of the first hundred or so people to sign … Continue reading

Inspiration: Comittment


“When you’re interested, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed, you accept no excuses; only results.”

– Ken Blanchard
via Strength Running

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.

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