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Hi, Remember Me?

Wow, has it really been August since I updated my blog?  Looks like it!

What have I been doing since August?

  • Well, I volunteered at Ironman Canada and signed up for IMC2011
  • Ran a PR 1/2 Marathon at the North Shore Half Marathon of 1:51:29
  • Ran a PR Marathon at the Rock N Roll Las Vegas Marathon of 4:16:35
  • Hired a new coach - Calvin Gehlen of Finish Line Coaching 
  • Ran the Pacific Road Runners First Half Marathon (not a PR but a good early season run)

My training is right on track and going really well.  Knock on wood, I am fitting it all in.
This past weekend, I was on the Run Tri Chat podcast by Kelownagurl (Barb) chatting about my training this time around.  Click here to listen to the audio.  


Loved the show with the 3 of you on it. :)

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