Archive for April, 2011

Racing: Getting Ready for the TC 10K

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Recently, on a sunny but blustery spring day I set off to preview the new Times Colonist 10K course. While the organizers have set the new loop course to deal with the increase in participants and subsequent congestion, I think that the new course also showcases the city in a wonderful way, while maintaining a […]

Peace

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

There are those moments of calm, at the end of a race, after the finish line. I feel content and peaceful. For the moment, the world is all right and things are as they should be. The best part of the Sun Run was just being there, being on the start line, performing an activity […]

Optimism Rules

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Optimism Rules! So, I have the Sun Run 10k coming up on Sunday. It’s the biggest running event in Canada, has the loudest starting line party, a smoking fast downhill start, and about 50 000 people participating in the party. I missed almost 2 months of training this winter because of that nasty pneumonia but […]

No Bad Days (yes, still doing the alphabet for anyone paying attention)

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Follow Through: Seven Practices of Happy Runners 1.      Set your Own Goals What do you want to achieve from your sport and what races excite you? 2.      Decide to be Happy And happy with your achievements big and small. There are no bad days, just good days and great days. (somebody else said that.) 3.      […]

Motivation and Success

Monday, April 4th, 2011

  Every footstep counts. Every time you train you have the opportunity to achieve. Whether is it something extraordinary or merely something good is largely up to you and how you feel about your training. Using this philosophy, I have maintained a commitment to training and racing that has endured for over 20 years. Because […]