Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
The long-distance joggler understands better than most that the race is not always to the swiftest.
Joggling, juggling while jogging, requires a hand as sure as a foot is fleet. But for some well-coordinated multitaskers, there's nothing quite like it.
"Once I get in a good joggling groove with a nice, relaxed stride and a perfectly timed cascade juggling pattern, it's pure poetry in motion," competitive joggler Michal Kapral said in an interview.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This Sunday, I'm going to race the 5K, without joggling, at the Bread and Honey Road Race in Streetsville, Ontario.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I dropped a beanbag right at the start line and probably lost about a minute after kicking the ball off the side under the barricade. I had to ask one of the spectators to hand it back to me and by the time I jumped back into the race, I was behind a huge mass of slower runners. In the end, it probably helped me, since the slow start allowed me to finish strong. I dropped once just past the 10K mark and that was it. Much of the route is ont the Gilles Villeneuve F1 circuit, which makes you feel like a race car as you cut the tangents over the red-and-white stripes.
Congratulations to Tara Quinn-Smith for setting a new Canadian half-marathon record of 1:12 and change, and to Matt Loiselle for winning the men's half-marathon championships it 1:04.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Here I am climbing out of the cave checkpoint.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
And here's a new clip of Tyson Gay demonstating his race start.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
The Adidas Super 7: Gebrselassie, Vlasic, Wariner, Gay, Campbell-Brown, Ohuruogu, Felix
How often do you get the chance to interview seven of the best athletes in the world, and watch them train up close? I just returned from the Adidas Running Camp in Santa Monica, California, with Tyson Gay, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Allyson Felix, Jeremy Wariner, Christine Ohuruogu, Blanka Vlasic and Haile Gebrselassie. Between them, they have 16 Olympic medals. The event kicked off with a run with Haile near the Santa Monica pier. Can you say thrill of a lifetime? I'll be writing an article about the running camp in a future issue of Canadian Running magazine.
Haile and me
Running with Haile by the Santa Monica pier
Haile running 4:00/mile on the treadmill (and still talking!)
Jeremy Wariner and Tyson Gay coming out of the blocks
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Hanging out at the bar.
The view from our hotel room at the San Juan Marriott.
Team Marriott and the running travel reporters.
The start of the World's Best 10K in Puerto Rico.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
We're also here on a mini-vacation, staying at the San Juan Marriott, a resort hotel right on a gorgeous strip of beach. Not too many Canadians vacation in Puerto Rico, but I think they should. It's full of characater -- and there's a party atmosphere everywhere you go.
Vivian Cheruiyot won the women's race in 31:12 and fellow Kenyan Sammy Kitawara ran an incredible 27:26 to take the men's title. Considering it was hot and a bit windy, these times are surreal.