Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fenel Bulbs

Last night Noa cooked up quite a treat for her club foot boyfriend. Roasted, stuffed Fenel Bulbs accompanied with a great salad. I don't know the details of the meal, I just ate it, so she will go into the specifics of the prep and method on her blog.

However I do have the evidence of the meal which I can take credit for:

Looking to go faster this year? Get a nutrition plan worked out with her, very good investment!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Words from Triple T

Just when things were going really well and I had made the goal of contributing consistent training something flares up.

Tuesday morning during swimming i noticed a little cut on the left sole. By that night it was infected. The infection lingered and I decided to keep training wednesday. Things got worse, much worse, after a run Wednesday. The infection had spread and was creeping up my ankle...

To the doctor first thing Thursday and right on to anti-biotics. It is controlled now and slowly regressing but has me sidelined a part from swimming lightly.

I found myself saying this phrase from TTT this morning while limping around.....(starts at 2:20 in)

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Bandwagon

My friend Blair and I would always scramble eachother over 'jumping on the bandwagon' when playoffs or large sporting events came about. Your team/player got knocked out, you had to cheer for someone else and doing that was jotbw.

Recently the hoop-la surrounding barefoot running has made me jotbw yet again. When my family lived in Yellowknife, NWT I was too young to remember much. However, stories of Yellowknifer and such were passed on and when visiting my Dad in February I came across something that brought back a memory and allowed me to jotbw of barefoot running.

Sometimes my Dad would treat in very remote communities in the Arctic. Often families didn't have the funds available to pay for Dentistry so they would offer exchanges. Local art, and clothing are some examples. One family made a matching set of four parkas for us to shield the Arctic cold. These Parkas were the warmest jackets you could find. However the item that I will refer to in this post is a set of Mukluks . Truly Canadian footwear, Mukluks are worn by the inuit to provide warmth as well as excellent grip on snow and ice. A set was made for my family in exchange for some tooth fixing.

So, last week when it snowed slightly here I was secretly hoping it would dump and stay to try these babies out. However the snow didn't materialize, so no dice.

Maybe I can persuade the guys to do a high altitude running camp at Mt. Washington?

AMac has his five toe vibrams but lets be honest comparison!

Past and Present - Mukluks and Saucony Sinisters Both are beauts!

The Tempo run I spoke of in my previous post went well yesterday. 30 minutes building with AP to a good clip near the end. Nothing beats the staple tempo run.

Email from Phil last night quoted MAJOR fatigue to be felt over these next couple of weeks. Consistent training throughout is the goal; focusing on contributing as much as I can to benefit both my teammates and I hit our first races of the season in full stride.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Running Affair

This year i've come to love running. I look forward to each week anticipating the runs we'll do and the company and coach I am fortunate to do them with. The runners high is truly rewarding after a good hard session.

This weekend most of the Centre athletes raced in the Bazan Bay 5k out of Sidney. Great conditions welcomed 800 runners to a flat/fast course. Great results and PB's all round made it a great benchmark for everyone to build from. Fast running by all the Centre athletes has me very intrigued to see the results unfold throughout this year. Results

Steve Osadiuk has been a runner i've always admired while running the local running series on the island. He recently raced a big marathon in Japan (Lake Biwa), placing 16th. Here are a few videos of some of his training runs. Watching them really makes me want to run that tempo run tomorrow instead of waiting until Sunday!

SUNDAY 20 MILER from Steve Osaduik on Vimeo.

Lake Biwa Marathon 10 Mile Simulation Run from Steve Osaduik on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

NBC Comes to Victoria

My roommate and very good friend Marty had the amazing opportunity to work for NBC during the Olympic Games in Vancouver. Not only did he get to show NBC guest like Vince Vaughn and Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys Owner) around to events but he got tickets to all of Canada's Hockey games, Snowboarding, ski jumping you name it. Very jealous...

Here is a little clip he showed me when some of the NBC hosts came to Vic for a day visit. Seems like all they did here though was eat! They visited one of my favourites, red fish blue fish. A must do if visiting Victoria.

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