Monthly Archives: June 2010

Who Watches the Watchmen?

Another week, another 5000m. This time, the race was in London. The goal was simple: break 17 minutes. Unlike last week where the goal was to win or place in the top three, this time I decided that I would … Continue reading

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When Plan A fails, you should have a Plan B, not Plan A recycled.

I ran the 5000m at the Athletics Ontario national qualifier on Saturday in an attempt to fulfill Plan B. Plan A is to qualify for the national championships by running under seventeen minutes in the 5000m. Plan B was to … Continue reading

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Racing Myself into Shape

On Sunday I ran the Unionville Festival 5k, a local race that I’ve run for the past three years. For years the race was known as the “Almost 5k,” since the course was about 4.7 or 4.8km. This year, the … Continue reading

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“Not bad for a distance donkey.”

On Wednesday I made my way out to London once again to hit the track. This time, I stepped down in distance to tackle the 3000m, or the “three bone,” as we used to call it in Markham Track Club. … Continue reading

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The thing itself is the absence of compromise.

“If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I am tired? That’s besides the point. It’s simply that I just have to.”                – … Continue reading

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