I think one would be hard pressed to find a runner, especially long distance, who hasn’t heard Dean’s quote. In the ultra marathon world, that quote is pretty much mantra status. When one has slammed up against self-doubt that quote gives the spark one needs to keep on going. What does that quote really mean? […]
This past winter has been long, cold, and seemed to last more than forever. Even when temperatures warmed up, the wind kicked in driving the windchill into the frigid (-38C). And hey! Edmonton broke the record for having the most nights below the freezing mark, which is (now) about 165 days in a row. What
Two words that strike fear in the very heart of my soul: Group Run But why? Group Runs are fun, everyone has a great time, and it’s a great way to socialize! All paces are welcome!!! But, what is the reality? At the start the group forms, starts to run and then the obvious happens.
100 kilometers is a fair distance and attach the word “running”, it seems like an impossible feat. But, it’s not, it just may take a while. A few (or more) hours of a while. I recently completed my first 100K race, Javelina Jundred in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Yes, this Canadian Prairie girl was running her
Not long ago if you asked me if I’d run in a 100K race, I’d reply, accompanied by a version of stink-eye, by asking you if you thought I was an idiot. Run 100K?? Who does that? And why when there’s motorcycles for that. What type of looney tune runs that far? On purpose!! As