Sometimes Running Just Sucks

There, I said it. A short while ago, I was having a conversation with a friend. A non-running friend. He was telling me about his new (non-running) workout routine. After some time, the conversation turned to my ultramarathon training and how he could never do what I do. A big reason is how much he […]

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Eating for Endurance Running

Imagine cruising into an aid station and seeing a buffet of cookies, chocolates, pretzels, doughnuts, chips, pickles, perogies, fruits, sandwiches, gummy worms, brownies, and even soup. Salty, savory, sweet, sour, and any combination thereof! I used to think that “real” runners didn’t need to eat food on their runs. That pushing through the pain and […]

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The Humber River Trail

The Humber River Recreational Trail (or Humber Trail) is a popular paved and signed multi-use trail in west Toronto that runs north-south along the Humber River, from Lake Ontario in the south to Steeles Avenue in the north. From tip-to-tip it is nearly 25 km long. The Humber Trail (alternatively known as the William Granger […]

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The Importance of Recovery Days and How to Do Them Right

Hands up if you’ve ever done looked at that “rest/recovery day” on your program’s schedule, but decided to hit it hard anyways. You know how it goes. You feel okay so you decide to take that spin class or that bootcamp class. Or you feel that a day off from running will hamper your progress […]

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Running with Grief

I lace up my shoes and head out. It’s not like I haven’t run before. I’ve run so many times over the past years. It’s just that this time feels different. In fact, everything is different. And, for me, it will forever be different. As I run, I just want to run away. From the […]

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