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My First Marathon!

My marathon plans took a slight detour on Wednesday when I received a phone call from my Running Room coach, to the effect that a CBC Toronto reporter wanted to run the marathon with a first-timer, and would I be … Continue reading

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Taper Madness

I made a reference earlier to taper madness, and I can say one thing: I’m so glad that I spent most of the first week of the taper in Vancouver and was busy at work last week. This taper is … Continue reading

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On Personal Training

Having lived in California for a long time (and Los Angeles in particular), I am, to be charitable, ambivalent about personal trainers. I think a lot of personal trainers are just going through the motions at best, or trying to … Continue reading

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Mental Benefits of Running

If you’re writing a blog that hasn’t been updated in almost a month…bad, bad kat. Between my training, a (completely amazing) trip to Vancouver, work and other social engagements, I’ve been neglecting to update this. But now that taper madness … Continue reading

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Marathon Training

Sorry that I’m jumping all over the place here, but between work, my social life, and my marathon training, my posts are much more sporadic than I’d envisioned (and therefore ad hoc). In December or so, I had decided that … Continue reading

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Motivation

I’m frequently asked about how I stay motivated to run. I have to admit, at the beginning it’s tough. I was slow, heavier (therefore slower), and much more prone to being out of breath. In one sense, I was fortunate, … Continue reading

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Travel and running

Most people I know who spend some time travelling tell me that they don’t work out while they’re on the go. There just isn’t time. My approach wasn’t any different until I decided to overhaul my life while travelling the … Continue reading

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