8:26.55…. only a mere 1.6 seconds faster than I had run previously but unquestionably the biggest 1.6 seconds of my life, taking me under the Olympic Standard of 8:28.0. This “breakthrough” happened this past weekend in London’s Olympic Stadium – and what a venue she was! A sold out stadium (2 days in a row), … Continue reading Achieving Your Goals
This track season has flown by in a hurry. After running 8:29 in mid-May I was left in an unfortunate situation of being just 1 second shy of the World Championship Standard, forcing me to continue to chase the standard in hopes of hitting it prior to the Canadian Championships on July 3rd. As a result, … Continue reading After The Dust Settles
Man does time fly! It’s an often overused cliche but with 2 races already under the belt the season is moving along in a hurry. There’s been some good things, some bad, and some downright ugly! Here’s a quick update: The Bad After a month at altitude I, along with what seemed to be half the … Continue reading The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
An update from up high! Every March and April there is a great migration of some of the world’s best athletes to Flagstaff, Arizona. Known for it’s dry, warm condition, great trails, and access to tracks at lower altitude in Sedona and Cottonwood – Flagstaff it is about ideal as an athlete could ask for. I’ve … Continue reading 400’s at 7,000ft
Yesterday was the first big track specific session of the year. There were hurdles, spikes, and a whole lot of lactic acid. It was great! When I woke up this morning I was tired and I was sore. My motivation was…low. Luckily I have a good friend who was willing to accompany on his bike … Continue reading An easy 10 miler through Stanley Park
After a great holiday season with a little too much good food & drink I was really looking forward to heading down to Austin, Texas for a week and a half to hook up with my teammates and coach and get the ball rolling for the 2015 season. While Vancouver is about as good as it … Continue reading Austin Top 8!
As some of you may have seen, today Athletics Canada announced the teams headed to the Panamerican Cross Country Cup in Barranquilla, Colombia on February 21st and to the World’s in Guiyang, China on March 28. If you did you’ll see that my name is missing from the list. Let me explain why. Ask anyone close to … Continue reading World XC Champs Decision