Trail running in the beautiful sun.

Back running the beautiful trails in Ottawa (55 mins in 7:20 min/mile pace)

Killian Jornet with the win at Transvulcania. Doin work!

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Killian Jornet with the win at Transvulcania. Doin work! Source:irunfar.com

"It’s my meditation and my sanity. That’s what my trail running is - something I do each day to be happy."

Danelle Ballengee,

2012 Highlights. Time to Crush 2013 Summer. 2 weeks left. 

Mad Missing Summer!

Flashback Friday to some beautiful trails and finding a way around a waterfall. @adrianneconlin

Flashback Friday to some beautiful trails and finding a way around a waterfall. @adrianneconlin

THE running song of the hour; I’ve got this track on repeat. It just makes you want to run faster, run farther, run stronger. It makes you want to run through pain. It has the vibe to drive you through the elements and through the low points. Just keep this on repeat. Swag. 

An Open letter to Pre.
PRE!
I came across this photo today and I immediately felt the need to write something about it. Three and a half years ago, I used to run predominantly when it was embedded within another sport. Not saying that I never ran, it’s just it was always a phase. I ran in high-school because I wasn’t really good at other sports, but once I got better at basketball and football, I immediately quit. I started up again in 2006 when I met my partner. She is a swimmer and used to run to cross-train, so I decided to join her whenever she went out. I really did it with her because I just wanted to spend some extra time with her, but she used to kill me at it. I barely could last 3 kilometres and it’s not that I was overweight or anything. I really just didn’t have it in me or the necessary fitness requirements.
Along came 2009. I bought the Nike plus pod and the accompanying footwear then promptly decided to go on a 10km run with my friend J. Immediately after I decided I wanted to run a half-marathon. Well that Half marathon came and went. I dropped out at the 9km mark and my new obsession quickly faded; that is until I came across Mr. Steve Prefontaine. His mustache, bravado, ignorance of pace, abrasiveness on the run, it was everything I loved. I loved that about other sports icons. Pre made me fall in love with running. I remember reading everything in sight about him. I gobbled it all up. I wanted to know everything about him. His regimen, eating habits, his training plan, his turnover rate, his shoe preferences, eating preferences, I wanted to seriously be just like him. I was gushing. When I watched Jared Leto play Pre I became more in love. I just wanted to run. He continues to be my inspiration. I try to bring his swagger to the ultra scene. I tend to do things my own way and I feel it was all inspired by the original running trailblazer. 
I run every workout. I don’t even care if it’s good for ultrarunning. I’ll do speed work, fast tempo workouts, crazy back to back runs, and it’s this confidence in my methods that I thank Pre for his influence. 
Hail to the chief. I will continue to be just like Pre. 
"Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts."

An Open letter to Pre.

PRE!

I came across this photo today and I immediately felt the need to write something about it. Three and a half years ago, I used to run predominantly when it was embedded within another sport. Not saying that I never ran, it’s just it was always a phase. I ran in high-school because I wasn’t really good at other sports, but once I got better at basketball and football, I immediately quit. I started up again in 2006 when I met my partner. She is a swimmer and used to run to cross-train, so I decided to join her whenever she went out. I really did it with her because I just wanted to spend some extra time with her, but she used to kill me at it. I barely could last 3 kilometres and it’s not that I was overweight or anything. I really just didn’t have it in me or the necessary fitness requirements.

Along came 2009. I bought the Nike plus pod and the accompanying footwear then promptly decided to go on a 10km run with my friend J. Immediately after I decided I wanted to run a half-marathon. Well that Half marathon came and went. I dropped out at the 9km mark and my new obsession quickly faded; that is until I came across Mr. Steve Prefontaine. His mustache, bravado, ignorance of pace, abrasiveness on the run, it was everything I loved. I loved that about other sports icons. Pre made me fall in love with running. I remember reading everything in sight about him. I gobbled it all up. I wanted to know everything about him. His regimen, eating habits, his training plan, his turnover rate, his shoe preferences, eating preferences, I wanted to seriously be just like him. I was gushing. When I watched Jared Leto play Pre I became more in love. I just wanted to run. He continues to be my inspiration. I try to bring his swagger to the ultra scene. I tend to do things my own way and I feel it was all inspired by the original running trailblazer. 

I run every workout. I don’t even care if it’s good for ultrarunning. I’ll do speed work, fast tempo workouts, crazy back to back runs, and it’s this confidence in my methods that I thank Pre for his influence. 

Hail to the chief. I will continue to be just like Pre. 

"Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts."


On the run after the wrath of Nemo (Vol. 2)

Trail/Snow running through Nemo. 

Jez Bragg Killin it on his Te Araroa Trail expedition

Source: irunfar.com

"The pain of training is nothing compared to the pain of not reaching your potential."

Josh Cox

"Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Running long offers a dress rehearsal. Running long teaches the stress of lifting feet 5,000 times per hour. Running long builds confidence.

(Run Long this Weekend folks!)

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Hal Higdon