If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

My previous post and the comments that I received (thank you everyone who commented which makes this whole blogging thing so much more fun) got me to thinking.  Kit is one thing, but what about the other things?  Like what would I do differently or what went well?  I am not an expert.  I have… Continue reading If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

Some of the kit

I’ve spent a lot of time going over that last ultra marathon and I think it goes without saying, I have been bitten.  I think I was bitten that same day when I crossed the finish line: tired, muddy, sore and thought “huh I think I could do another 20 kms…” So was I happy… Continue reading Some of the kit

The Aftermath

Huh.  I just realized this was still sitting in my draft folder.  A little late but never I suppose… And now we rejoin our tale on September 11, 2016, the day after I completed my first ultra marathon: When I woke up the next morning…well that implies that I was actually sleeping.  To be honest,… Continue reading The Aftermath

And Here. We. Go.

So here is my report on the Ultra Trail Harricana which I ran on Saturday September 10, 2016.  It’s going to be real and gritty: the good, the bad, and the shitty.  It was a pretty surreal experience and took me a few days to try and make sense of it all. When the alarm… Continue reading And Here. We. Go.

Tick Tock Goes the Clock

Well I’m sitting in a B and B in La Malbaie, Quebec, a small town just over an hour outside of Quebec City.  Tick tock goes the clock…But first a little bit of information. This week I have barely even had time to look at the treadmill never mind get on one but I’m not… Continue reading Tick Tock Goes the Clock

Summary August 29 – September 4

I was still feeling wiped from my Saturday run so Monday I took it easy to recoup. Then Tuesday I was all set to go for a run once the heat died down but a massive thunderstorm swept in to kill that plan so I spent an hour on the elliptical and did some weights. … Continue reading Summary August 29 – September 4

It’s Not What it Looks Like…

  This sight made me stop as I was dosing out my homemade drink while I was preparing for a run.  The large bag of white powder, the scale, baggies, spoon… I guess some might say it’s how I’m fuelling my addiction, although I don’t really think running is an addiction for me.  I would never… Continue reading It’s Not What it Looks Like…

Summary – August 22 – 28

Life has a tendency of getting in the way it seems.  All I wanted to do was get in some serious training and usually during day shift, I’m able to get in two workouts: a short one over lunch and then a longer one after work while I waiting for traffic to die down.  Well… Continue reading Summary – August 22 – 28

Shut up Brain – Thoughts on the Long Run

As you’ll see in the summary, there was next to no running this week (bloody work).  As much as I know that a long run with no prep runs beforehand doesn’t go well, I picked Saturday for it because it was supposed to be the coolest day for a while. And when I took the… Continue reading Shut up Brain – Thoughts on the Long Run