Tag Archives: PoCo Trail

Specificity of training in running

Last week I did two workouts that reminded me yet again of the #1 rule of training: specificity. You become good at exactly what you practice. The first workout was my longest bike ride in a while. During the winter, … Continue reading

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A crushed bike helmet and exploding garlic can’t ruin my day

Two days ago I woke up to the second cloudy morning in a row (after July’s unbroken sunny streak) and knew the day would be a struggle. I had slept badly and my brain was crying out for caffeine. Luckily, … Continue reading

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Swimming at Sasamat Lake on Canada Day

I only spent about half an hour of Canada Day at Sasamat Lake, but that brief time encapsulated, for me, all that we celebrate on Canada Day: our freedom, our mixture of peoples from all over the world, and most … Continue reading

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