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Book Giveaway: 4:09:43 Through the Eyes of the Runners

On May 25th I will run my sixth Ottawa Marathon. For the past five years I have also raised money for the Ottawa Hospital as part of Ottawa Race Weekend. In conjunction with my efforts to raise money for the Ottawa Hospital I have decided to hold a book giveaway.

This year I’ll be giving away a copy of 4:09:43 by Hal Higdon.  The book is a look at the 2013 Boston Marathon through the eyes of runners who ran the race with the title obviously referring to the moment the bombs went off.

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To enter the giveaway you can any of the following and leave a comment for each below to indicate you have done so (1 entry per comment).

  • Follow me on Twitter, @PatRuns
  • Like The Courage of Lungs on Facebook
  • Tweet about the giveaway

As an added bonus, I will provide two entries to anyone who helps me help the Ottawa Hospital by making a donation.  Click here for more details. Once again this year the money I raise will be directed to neurology at the Ottawa Hospital. This cause became important to me after my father passed away in 2012 as a result of a stroke.

The winner will be announced on May 22. Good luck!

Saturday Stories

Once again it is time for Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Here is another helpful article about nutrition for runners.

A father and daughter who have run 100 marathons together.

Here is a blog post about the benefits of running solo.

Here is a running related tribute to a family member.

The next #runchat takes place on Twitter tomorrow night.

Finally, in case you missed it, there is still time to enter my book giveaway.

Week 5 of Training for the Ottawa Marathon

Another week of my 16 week training program is nearly complete. Week five will come to an end with tomorrow’s run. Although marathon day is still a long way away it is hard to believe I have nearly completed five weeks of training.

This week’s training schedule called for 61 km (38 miles). So far I have completed 42.5 km. A 10-12 km run tomorrow will leave with approximately 52-54 km for the week which is still a good week considering I went skiing Tuesday night instead of getting in a scheduled run.

The highlights of the week this week were my 8.8 km tempo run Wednesday and last night’s series of 2 km repeats at the dome. Tomorrow I plan to end the week with some hill repeats. I am not sure if it will end up making a difference on marathon day but my weekly speed interval sessions at the dome have me feeling more confident about my training.

Week six kicks off Sunday with a 24 km (15 mile) run on the schedule. Week six will also see my first race of the year with the St. Patrick’s Day 10 km race next Saturday. Only 12 more of these recaps to write before marathon day!

In case you missed it, there is still time to enter my book giveaway.

How did your training go this week?

Book Giveaway

This will be my fourth straight year running the Ottawa Marathon. For the past three years I have also raised money for the Ottawa Hospital as part of Ottawa Race Weekend. In conjunction with my efforts to raise money for the Ottawa Hospital I have decided to hold another book giveaway on here.

This year I decided to give away a local book that most of you located outside of Ottawa will not have heard of. The book I am giving away this year is Why I Run by Mark Sutcliffe. I quite enjoyed reading it. You can read my review of it here.

To enter the giveaway you can any of the following and leave a comment for each below to indicate you have done so (1 entry per comment).

  • Follow me on Twitter, @patruns
  • Like The Courage of Lungs on Facebook
  • Tweet about the giveaway

As an added bonus, I will provide two entries to anyone who helps me help the Ottawa Hospital by making a donation. Click here for more details. This year the money I raise will be directed to neurology at the Ottawa Hospital, an issue that has become more important to me over the past couple of months.

The winner will be chosen next Tuesday, March 13.

Good Luck!

Book Giveaway Winner!

As you are aware I launched my first giveaway here last Tuesday. The giveaway consisted of a copy of either Run to Overcome by Meb Keflezighi and Run: 26.2 Stories about Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes with the winner choosing which book they wanted.

 

 

 

I just made the draw using random.org. The Winner is Thomas Cort. Congratulations Thomas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe you already indicated a preference for the Dean Karnazes book. Contact me at patrick at thecourageoflungs.com and let me know how I can get the book to you.

Thank you to all who entered and supported me by following my blog and supporting my efforts to raise funds for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.