There is always room for improvement

Today is day one of my 15 week Fall marathon training plan and I have some serious work to do if I want to achieve my goal time. In a previous post, I discussed my plan to race the Erie Marathon on September 11th in an attempt to improve my BQ time for the 2017 … Continue reading There is always room for improvement

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Race Report: 2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half

After three years of running and 15 races all taking place in Ontario, I finally made it back to my hometown of Brooklyn for the Airbnb Brooklyn Half! I couldn't decide how I wanted to prepare this race report because the truth is, this wasn't a race; it was an experience. So much happened in the … Continue reading Race Report: 2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half

How the Runner’s Academy built a better runner out of me

By the end of 2015, I had been running for 2 1/2 years and really had my heart set on qualifying for Boston. Unfortunately, the improvements I had made up to that point were marginal at best and I couldn't complete a marathon training plan without sustaining some sort of injury that would sideline me … Continue reading How the Runner’s Academy built a better runner out of me

Ever have that Erie feeling about a marathon?

When I crossed the finish line at the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, I accepted the fact my finishing time likely wouldn't be enough to earn me a trip to the 2017 Boston Marathon (I finished in 3:13:42 for a 1 minute and 18 second BQ buffer); I was elated with my 20 minute PB and … Continue reading Ever have that Erie feeling about a marathon?

Race Report: Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon

If races had movie titles, yesterday's race would be "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." The outcome of the race was beyond something I would have ever imagined accomplishing when I first started running (The Good). Yesterday's race was also a textbook case of, "How Not To Run A Marathon (The Bad)." Finally, the … Continue reading Race Report: Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon