Monthly Archives: July 2012

Read it, run it: PEI Marathon

The race: BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon Location: North shore of Prince Edward Island to Charlottetown When: Second week of October Distance: 42.2 km Why do it: Relatively flat course with generally good weather that is kind to first-timers and at points very … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Olympic dreams – and dollars

Another week, another Sunday Read. I apologize for all the long links this week. But the link shortening service I normally use, bitly, has become increasingly unreliable since they went to a subscription model; this week, after I inserted the … Continue reading

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In which I run fast(er)

So there’s a Greek, a Scot, a Brit and a couple of Canadians…. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Well, it was no joke. This run was serious from the get-go. Bloody Halifax and its hills and its … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Olympians. They ain’t no Tough Mudders

I’m pretty certain the Tough Mudder series is going to eclipse the Olympics. After all, no one’s ever heard of the latter and, besides, Olympians don’t get zapped with electricity or anything like that. Wimps. Read on. Obstacle racer Hobie … Continue reading

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In which I add endurance

With a couple of months of consistent running now completed, I feel like I’m starting to regain my legs. As you know, in mid-winter a bad bout of plantar (“Oh, here he goes again,” you say, “back to his endless … Continue reading

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In which I return to Halifax and run

I know, I know: All of you are expecting a Sunday Read. Well, you’re all spoiled. Really. Seriously (for a second), I’m sorry, folks: but I’m in the middle of moving cities and it’s been hectic. I expect by this … Continue reading

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The Sunday Read: Trash talking, fleeing felons and more

It began as a piece about Dusty Olson, a super-talented runner in his own right and a nationally ranked Nordic skier. And then things just sort of spiraled out of control. Outside just published a fascinating interview with Olson. Who’s … Continue reading

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