Category Archives: running

Squamish Days 8km Race Recap!

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Whew what an amazing weekend! I had the opportunity to head to Squamish BC for the long weekend with the coach and a couple Island Striders teammates. Our trip started Thursday with a stop in Sidney for the grand opening of Be Unique Juice Bar. Owned by a friend and fellow Island Strider, Cris makes the most delicious ‘Nice-cream’ from… Read more »

Mileage Monday and MEC 10k Race Recap!

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What a week! I topped out at 50km for the week including a 10km race and two awesome workouts! Sunday: MEC 10km Race plus warm up and cool down – 14.5km Monday: Rest Tuesday: Easy 35′ – 5.6km Wednesday: Group workout – 13km Thursday: Hot Yoga – 75′ Friday: Easy 30′ – 5.3km Saturday: Group workout – 11.7km Total for… Read more »

June 2016 Goals!

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Holy moly! How are we already nearly halfway through 2016?? The sun has been shinning and it looks like summer’s here early! Taking a look back at May: Up my yoga practice to twice a week – not quite up to twice a week yet 🙁 but I am still going once a week and it has been a-maz-ing! I… Read more »

Mileage Monday – Adaptation Week

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So last week was an adaptation week which means lower mileage and sometimes shorter workouts. I find I am a lot less structured on an adaptation week and much more likely to cut a run short or skip it on those weeks. Last week in a nutshell: Sunday: Easy 90′ – 13.2km Monday: 60′ Weight Session (+stretching) Tuesday: Hot Yoga… Read more »

Mileage Monday – Summer’s Almost Here!

So after writing ‘Workout Wednesday’ posts for some time now I have decided to swap to Mileage Mondays. Of course today is Tuesday which makes it the perfect day to switch to Mileage Mondays 😉 It just makes more sense to me because I count my training weeks from Sunday through Saturday and it seemed silly to do a recap halfway through the next week…. Read more »

May 2016 Goals!

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Whoops this is a little bit late as we are already more than a week into May! There has just been a flurry of activity that I haven’t found the few minutes I needed to finish this post! I know it is completely cliché of me but I honestly cannot believe how fast this year is going! Where has the… Read more »

Five Things I Love About Training with a Team!

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Disclaimer:  I wrote this post last week but didn’t manage to get it posted on Friday before we went away for the weekend 🙁 So while it is a little late and some of it is dated (clearly those who were on their way to Boston have already been there and raced the marathon) I still wanted to post it for… Read more »

Workout Wednesday: Pace Control

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Pace control. It is something that I find really challenging and find it takes a while of running consistently before I feel confident in my ability to measure my pace and effort.  Knowing my body well enough to know what pace I am running without even looking at my watch tends to be when I am pretty fit and running regularly… Read more »

Workout Wednesday: Getting Stronger!

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Hope you had an awesome Easter long weekend! I know I really appreciated having the time off – I was able to get some extra stuff done at home and just really practice this art of relaxing.  Taking the time to rest can actually make you stronger as it gives your muscles the chance to really rebuild. I am so excited… Read more »

April Goals Bring May Fitness!

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April 2016 Goals! Whoa! Spring is definitely here! Well at least this week – it is the west coast/wet coast after all 😉 It was a gorgeous 19°C yesterday! I ran in shorts and it felt amazing! We have had some gorgeous weather this spring! March was a pretty great month and I must admit I am thrilled that summer… Read more »