6438 total / 1091 in 2014

2015 races and goals: Sub-2:30 Around the Bay 30km (March 29, 2015) // Sub-3:45 Ottawa Marathon (May 24, 2015) // Niagara Ultra 50km (June 2015)

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  • 13 miles
  • 01:48 time
  • 1692 calories
  • 4 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 18 5.01 km 00:31 10:01 pace

    Ran with Ginny again and pushed her a bit to see if we could get close to 31:00 for the 5km. Almost did it! She'll hit that goal in a few weeks no problem. Onwards to sub-30 minutes for her.

    ... read more

    • Ginny
      Ginny You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Thanks for coming out and motivating me!

      about 7 hours ago

  2. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 17 5.01 km 00:26 08:16 pace

    Thought it would be cold, snowy, windy and dark. It end up being not that cold, with pretty snow, breezy and well lit by festive Christmas lights.

    Day 17 of the Advent streak, day 19 overall. Onwa... read more

  3. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 16 5.01 km 00:24 07:43 pace

    The old Garmin was mightily confused at the start, suggesting it was 1km to the corner (not true) and that I ran that kilometre in 38 seconds (also not true). So I restarted it, hence the weirdness... read more

    • Ginny
      Ginny Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      nice job!

      2 days ago

  4. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 15 5.62 km 00:27 07:50 pace

    A little different route today to mix things up. I went out thinking I'd just do the usual loop in reverse, but then added in a couple of hills up Birchmount and along Danforth for fun.

    Just ... read more

  5. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 14 15.4 km 01:21 08:30 pace

    Really nice run with Jeffrey N. today. So much for taking it easy...he's no slouch in the pace department.

    Just a bit of drizzle and a lot of puddles to jump, otherwise a decent day for mid-D... read more

  6. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 13 5.05 km 00:31 09:48 pace

    Ran this with my beautiful runner wife. She had a 90 second headstart, but once I caught up at about 750m, I decided to run with her for a change.

    Day 13 is in the books, and day 15 of the runstre... read more

  7. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 12 3.01 km 00:15 08:05 pace

    Ran the 3km minimum tonight after a longer work day, longish commute and dinner out with Ginny and the kids.

    Much better conditions tonight - mostly clear, dry sidewalks. Thanks City of Toronto fo... read more

  8. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 11 5.04 km 00:28 09:04 pace

    20cm of snow makes for some tough running. My legs feel like I ran 15km after that. What a workout.

    Super glad I went out though. There's something nice about the quiet that comes with a heav... read more

    • Linda B.
      Linda B.

      Sounds absolutely perfect. Love running on nights like this. But what a workout on your legs!

      7 days ago Like

    • Kenny Y.

      Totally agree -- it was a little slushy by the time I went out.

      7 days ago Like

    • Heather H.
      Heather H.

      Kudos. Not easy running running out there today!

      7 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 10 5.01 km 00:25 08:07 pace

    The run before the storm. The weather people say 10cm tonight. We'll see. Right now it's just cold and windy with some snowflakes here and there.

    After a busy and stressful day at work, ... read more

  10. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 9 5.03 km 00:24 07:33 pace

    Another one in the books. There was a bit of light drizzle, the kind of weather that used to push me to Variety Village for a treadmill run. But not this year. I'm embracing the winter, and al... read more

  11. RUN
    alright Advent Runstreak Day 8 5.01 km 00:27 08:32 pace

    Into week two of the Advent runstreak we go. I felt kind of tired and a a little lacking in the energy tonight and so I didn't push it. I should probably have paid better attention to what I a... read more

  12. Excited to be a part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend Team Awesome. It's 20 runner/bloggers that are sharing their training journey leading up to the Ottawa Race weekend. You can follow alo... read more

  13. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 7 15.37 km 01:24 08:47 pace

    Already a week? Time is flying. Day 9 overall of the latest streak.

    We ran up University all the way to Eglinton and then down Yonge back to the store. That's a real up and down route - the f... read more

  14. RUN
    good Advent Runstreak Day 6 5.05 km 00:25 08:02 pace

    After much procrastination, I geared up and got out for a run. I should have gone out in the morning as the weather was much nicer then. But it was still a good run, even with a fairly strong north... read more

  15. RUN
    blah Advent Runstreak Day 5 5.01 km 00:28 08:56 pace

    Pan bread and pasta at Jack Astor's, including a big glass of Coke is not a good pre-run meal.

    Still, 5km done.

  16. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 4 5.01 km 00:26 08:14 pace

    Indoors tonight at Variety Village. The kids did their thing in the fieldhouse while Ginny and I both hit the treadmills at the same time. This is an exciting development.

    Day 4 of the Advent stre... read more

  17. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 3 5.04 km 00:25 08:03 pace

    A bit chillier tonight, but still good to get out for a night run. Getting used to the cold weather running a bit early this year.

  18. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 2 5.02 km 00:27 08:38 pace

    Back to the old neighbourhood loop. I thought it would be colder than it ended up feeling, maybe because I added a couple of layers more than yesterday.

    Randomly met up with another runner (Chris)... read more

  19. RUN
    great Advent Runstreak Day 1 3.58 km 00:17 07:34 pace

    Why not? An Advent one today (technically day three of the streak since I ran Saturday and Sunday as well). I'll run every day until Christmas Eve. Nothing special, just one mi... read more

    • Sam J.
      Sam J.

      Fun! Do you get a chocolate at the end of each run?

      17 days ago Like

    • James K.

      The run is the reward! But that would be good too. No chocolate until you run.

      17 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    great Parkdale, High Park, Dundas, ... 17.23 km 01:34 08:45 pace

    Shorts on November 30? I'll take it! Lovely day for a run, just a bit windy, but no complaints considering the time of year.

    I ran with Tara and James so the pace was fast, but reasonable. We... read more