Tag Archives: Joseph Kibur

Remembering George Gluppe: Thoughts on lifelong friendship

At this time of year I always think about my lifelong friend and coach, George Gluppe, who passed away on April 21, 2012. This year I am feeling the loss of him from my life more keenly than ever before: … Continue reading

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The house at 936 Thermal: a story about the disintegration of a home and a marriage

This blog post is the first part in a series of personal, interconnected stories that are about loss and new beginnings. It’s not about running, other than the fact that tearing my ACL and losing my ability to run was … Continue reading

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The friends who got me to the 1988 Olympics + Olympic Training Log Aug 27-Sept 2

As I’ve copied my Training Log here over the past few weeks, I’ve realized again how incomplete memory can be. I had forgotten just how much a few people helped me get ready for the Olympics during that crucial summer … Continue reading

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Racing into shape: Two 3,000m races in seven days

Notes on my Olympic training for this week As I look back over my Olympic Training Log for this week, I’m amazed at the workout load I could handle 24 years ago. I ran a 3,000m race and followed it … Continue reading

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I’ll always be a summer girl: Olympic Training Log May 14-May 20

May 14, 2012 I don’t care what the date says: it’s summer today. The proof is the early light, the strength of the sun, and the state of my post-run trail shoes! Summer is my favourite season and running is … Continue reading

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George Gluppe’s Bio: Fast times and good times

Early years George Gluppe was born in the small city of Hawkesbury, Ontario, in 1933. His father worked in the local paper mill—when he could. It was the Depression and times were tough. The family home had no indoor plumbing … Continue reading

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