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Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of 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…

8 “runolutions” to try for the new year.

Here are the top 10 running resolutions.

A post about the importance of rest in marathon training.

Here are some strategies to help you stick to running.

Saturday Stories

20131123-083252.jpg

It is time once again for another edition of 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…

Some goalsetting tips for 2014.

Beer and running related resolutions.

Here are some easy food related resolutions.

A comment about the running community.

50 ways to run your best in 2014.

Here is a different take on resolutions and goals for the upcoming year.

2014 Resolutions

Last year around this time I post a series of resolutions for 2013. I was successful in keeping up with most of them. Following that theme it is now time for my 2014 resolutions. Many of them carry over from last year but I have made some additions and updates. Here are my resolutions for 2014:

  • Do regular yoga stretches .
  • Keep up with the mobility and strength exercises my coach assigns me.
  • Weekly speed intervals at the dome over the winter.
  • Regular hill workouts.
  • Get more sleep instead of staying up too late during the week.
  • Have at least one vegetarian day per week.
  • When the snow is gone, weekend runs with one of the girls in the Chariot.
  • Kick off the racing season with the St Patrick’s Day 10 km in March.
  • Run the Run for Reach half-marathon in April. I’ll add in my goal pace after discussing the plan with my coach.
  • Stick to the running plan my coach assigns me.
  • Match or surpass the amount I raised for the Ottawa Hospital last year as part of Ottawa Race Weekend.
  • Learn from my 2013 marathons and get my Boston qualifying time (3:10) at the Ottawa Marathon in May.
  • Help my wife plan meals so we have healthy food in the house.

What resolutions do you have for 2014?

Update on Resolutions for 2013

You may recall that earlier the month I posted a series of resolutions for 2013. Since we are nearly one month into 2013 I thought I would post an update on how I have been doing so far. 

  • Do regular yoga stretches and core workout, 4-5 times per week – so far I have been able to keep up with this and make it a regular part of my training.
  • Weekly speed intervals at the dome – I have managed to make it to the dome the past three weeks. It is a regular part of my training again.
  • Weekly hill training – this is still a work in progress. I do make an effort to include routes with hills but have yet managed to fit in hill repeats.
  • Have at least one vegetarian day per week – success so far. It actually been not been difficult to make this transition.
  • When the snow is gone, weekend runs with one of the girls in the Chariot – I won’t be able to work on this one for at least a couple more months.
  • Run goal marathon pace at Around the Bay in March, 4:30/km. Finish under 2:15 before cutoff for silver medals – I will report back in March.
  • Run 4:15/km pace at Run for Reach half-marathon in April. Aim for a repeat of last year’s finishing time of 1:29 – I will report back in April.
  • Have 2-3 weeks of 100 km at peak training – not there yet. This will come in April.
  • Lunch time runs at work to pick up extra mileage during peak training – not yet ready for this. I will be starting soon.
  • Run 400 km in April – I will report back in April.
  • Match or surpass the $600 I raised for the Ottawa Hospital last year as part of Ottawa Race Weekend – I just registered for the marathon and to raise funds. I will be starting my marathon training and fund raising campaign shortly.
  • Get my Boston qualifying time (3:10) at the Ottawa Marathon in May – I will report back in May.
  • Help my wife plan meals so we have healthy food in the house – we have managed to get more organized and cut down on eating out.
  • Avoid soccer injuries! – so far so good!

Saturday Stories

It is time once again for another edition of 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…

101 year-old Fauja Singh to run a last marathon.

How to set attainable nutrition goals.

10 most popular running resolutions.

Tips on making running resolutions.

Are you an associative or dissociative runner?

2013 Resolutions

Inspired by a post on the following page I decided to come up with a list of my running related resolutions for 2013. Here they are:

  •  Do regular yoga stretches and core workout, 4-5 times per week.
  • Weekly speed intervals at the dome.
  • Weekly hill training.
  • Have at least one vegetarian day per week.
  • When the snow is gone, weekend runs with one of the girls in the Chariot.
  • Run goal marathon pace at Around the Bay in March, 4:30/km. Finish under 2:15 before cutoff for silver medals.
  • Run 4:15/km pace at Run for Reach half-marathon in April. Aim for a repeat of last year’s finishing time of 1:29.
  • Have 2-3 weeks of 100 km at peak training.
  • Lunch time runs at work to pick up extra mileage during peak training.
  • Run 400 km in April.
  • Match or surpass the $600 I raised for the Ottawa Hospital last year as part of Ottawa Race Weekend.
  • Get my Boston qualifying time (3:10) at the Ottawa Marathon in May.
  • Help my wife plan meals so we have healthy food in the house.
  • Avoid soccer injuries!

What running related resolutions do you have for 2013?