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Asses At Altitude

I’ve never been to altitude before, so I had no idea what to expect. I assumed headaches and difficulty exercising. I also kicked in to worst-case-scenario mode and assumed I’d end up with a Pulmonary Edema. Then Tom started going … Read more


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Listening To Myself On Howe Sound Crest Trail

Everyone always says “listen to your body”. You know, if you’re tired take a day off, if you’re injured take a day off, if you’re hungry eat a burrito. I’ve been getting a lot better at that since my last … Read more


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5-Peaks Cypress

I wasn’t planning on doing any more races until TransRockies, but lately I’d been craving a bit more intensity in my runs. So I decided that Saturday’s run would be moderately long, but hard. Then on Thursday I found out … Read more


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Why The Oatmeal Runs

I have zero interest in explaining why I run. If I tried, the people that would understand my explanation would be the ones that didn’t need to hear it; and the people that didn’t understand in the first place still … Read more


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Sweeping Up After Knee Knacker

For those that don’t know, the Knee Knacker(ing North Shore Trail Run) is the iconic Vancouver area ultramarathon. It’s roughly 50km from just above Horseshoe Bay across the north shore mountains to Deep Cove. Sorry, did I say across? I … Read more


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Seek the Peak 2013 or “Koyaanisqatsi”

If you’re here looking for a typical style race report, you’re going to be disappointed. The things that I think are important to talk about from this race have nothing to do with the race. In case you’re here looking … Read more


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The Four Facets to TransRockies Prep

The way I see it, there are four fundamental differences to the TransRockies course compared to any other race I’ve ever tried to wrap my head around: distance, elevation gain, heat and altitude. Let’s talk about my plans to address … Read more


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I Went To The Woods

I haven’t posted since directly after BMO, so let me sum up the last three weeks of my running. Everyone recommends a gradual, gentle build-up after a marathon (everyone except for Dean Karnazes in “50/50”, who recommends going for a … Read more


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2013 BMO Marathon

I’ve been thinking a lot about taper recently. In part because all I’ve been doing in my free time is lying on the couch trying to not move. But also because a friend said they didn’t like tapering. And I … Read more


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Vancouver Sun Run 10k

I don’t even know how to write this… It went well. I’m so used to writing these things as self-deprecating memoirs that I have no idea how to write a race report were I felt good and never wanted, nay, … Read more