Important lessons learned – Half Marathon Training – Update Four

Today I experienced my first outdoor race in sub-zero temperatures. It was -12 at the start of the race with a windchill of -22. Needless to say, I learned a lot today.

The race in question was part of the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) series of runs and was a beautiful 10km out and back (twice) course at the shore of Lake Ontario. Which was frozen, I might add. MEC is a members-only store which sells camping and outdoor equipment and run many different events as well as running clubs.

Continue reading


New Year, New Gear. Half Marathon Training – Update Three

Lots of things have kept me busy and stopped me sitting down to write a blog update for pretty much 4 months exactly. That includes turning 30, going to the UK for my brother’s wedding, going to Las Vegas for Christmas, starting a new job, volunteering, the list goes on. The good news is that I haven’t been too busy to actually run though and the training is still on track…”phew, that IS good news” I hear you say!

Continue reading