Tag Archives: Paul Tinari

Runners’ Obsessions Part 3 (cont.): Training for the 1984 Olympic marathon trials

My immediate recovery from the Toronto Marathon was pretty good. I had no injury issues and was back to hard training in a couple of weeks. I do remember that I felt tired and performed at a slightly sub-par level … Continue reading

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Runners’ Obsessions Part 3: My marathon struggles begin with the 1983 Toronto Marathon

In my last blog post about runners’ obsessions, I expressed my view that the vast majority of beginning runners (especially those starting from a very low level of fitness) would do well to set modest running or triathlon goals, such … Continue reading

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My Olympic Training Blog: Reflections

What did I learn about blogging and memoir writing? What were my rewards? What was difficult? What’s next? Making a commitment to record my training log for over ten months, and to write an associated story or article at least once … 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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Sleeping with goats at the Voyageur Marathon

The Voyageur Marathon, Massey, Ontario, July 24, 1988 What? I did an obscure marathon while in the midst of my low-mileage Olympic preparation? Of course not. I was at the Voyageur Marathon with my husband Paul, who decided at the last minute … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to George Gluppe: a memorial celebration

George Gluppe’s Memorial Celebration On Monday, May 28th, a group of almost 100 of George’s friends gathered at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby (near Vancouver) to share memories and stories about a man who was loved and admired by many. … Continue reading

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Olympic Training Log Feb. 27-March 4 + Story of Nancy and Paul 1983-2012

I won’t be writing much in this blog for the next week or two. I’m moving out of my home of 22 years on March 1st; it’s a very busy time. I’m saying goodbye to my husband Paul after 25 … Continue reading

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Training in Brussels with Paul

Training in Brussels during the years 1986 to 1988, when I reached my peak as a distance runner, I had everything I needed to succeed: Wonderful places to run plus all the facilities I needed for my cross training A perfect … Continue reading

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