Injury

The past decade has seen an explosive rate of people take up running, many for health and fitness goals. A large proportion of new runners will join the sport with the hope to complete a race. I think it’s a huge accomplishment to run any race no matter what distance it is and what your background is.

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Mental challenges during running – part 1

In this three-part set of posts, I’m going to be touching on some unique areas that can affect our mental performance and attitude when running.  Whenever putting extreme emphasis on training, there is a lot of psychological pressure that influences our thinking and performance. In sport, it is common to undergo pressures that we put on ourselves to perform our best and when challenged with difficult obstacles.

Whenever placing extreme emphasis on training, there is a lot of mental pressure that influences our thinking and performance. In sport, it is common to undergo pressures that we put on ourselves to perform our best and when challenged with difficult obstacles. Continue reading

My first half Ironman

It’s just past midday on the 12th June 2016, and I’ve crossed the finish line at the Victoria half Ironman.   A comfortable 1.9km lake swim, 90km bike ride, with just over 800 meters of elevation gain and a 21km trail run. Yup, a friggin half marathon after all that cycling! This race was on my horizon for over eight months and would be a new benchmark and chapter to my racing.

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Running my first marathon

I came to Vancouver in the summer of 2012 with a short-term contract at a VFX Studio I had previously worked for in London. I couldn’t pass at the opportunity. British Columbia had always been a destination I was interested in visiting, and it was a bit of a dream to be able to have an extended period to travel while I was working. Within a few weeks of arriving in Vancouver, I fell in love with the city, the landscape and lifestyle. Continue reading