"One by one, I’ll face the tasks before me and complete them as best I can. Focusing on each stride forward, but at the same time taking a long-range view, scanning the scenery as far ahead as I can. I am, after all, a long distance runner"

H. Murakami 
"I’m out of your league, baby, Baby cause I’m ballin’"

"I’m out of your league, baby, Baby cause I’m ballin’"

Running in familiar grounds #Ottawa #nationalcapital #weareallmovingtoottawa

Running in familiar grounds #Ottawa #nationalcapital #weareallmovingtoottawa

"That’s part of being an endurance athlete. Who in their right mind wouldn’t find excuses to escape an hour or more of suffering? Excuses always lead to a reckoning. We find reasons not to take that first step out the door, just as we find ways to be - or not to be - our best. Weakness, doubt and fear are parts of the human condition. Facing them instead of fabricating an elaborate ruse to sidestep them - hoping to avoid them but ultimately carrying them in our hearts and minds and psyche until they whittle away at our being - gives us a direct route to hope and dreams. Along the way, we reap all those other by-products that make the suffering a tonic for our souls."

Martin Duggard
60 mins run w/ 4x5:00min intervals @3:30 min/per km pace. Get Some.

60 mins run w/ 4x5:00min intervals @3:30 min/per km pace. Get Some.

"Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up."

Amby Burfoot 

"Right before you head out running, it can be hard to remember exactly why you’re doing it. You often have to override a nagging sense of futility, lacing up your shoes, telling yourslef that no matter how unlikely it seems right now, after you finish you will be glad you went. It’s only afterward that it makes sense, although even then it’s hard to rationalize why. You just feel right. After a run, you feel at one with the world, as though some unspecified, innate need has been fulfilled."

Adharanand Finn,

Running Song of the Day

Recovery and hydration

Recovery and hydration

Heat acclimation

Heat acclimation

When I’m confused, when things seem to be scary and when I’m not sure what’s going to happen next, I can always count on a run to clear my mind and bring peace to my soul.

When I’m confused, when things seem to be scary and when I’m not sure what’s going to happen next, I can always count on a run to clear my mind and bring peace to my soul.

Finished first overall and a new PB in my second duathlon #getsome #running

Finished first overall and a new PB in my second duathlon #getsome #running

"If I ain’t the greatest then I’m headed for it" 

Hardrock 100: “Cause man it’s a mission, tryna fight to the finish, just to see if I’m finished…”
[Jornet for the Hardrock win] 

Hardrock 100: “Cause man it’s a mission, tryna fight to the finish, just to see if I’m finished…”

[Jornet for the Hardrock win] 

"There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul."

Kristin Armstrong