My 2015 Boston PW

I started this blog when I fell running and broke my elbow in 2012… I live in the great white north and the winter of 2015 has probably been the toughest winter I have ever run through. It got cold in January and it stayed cold. I don’t recall another year where I did multipleContinue reading “My 2015 Boston PW”

Boston Marathon Tips

A few tips, collected over the last 15 years on running the Boston Marathon The 2019 race guide is posted here PRE-RACE The Expo The expo is big. This year’s expo is in the usual location the John B. Hynes Convention Centre , 900 Boylston. It’s just up the street from the finish line and can be reached by subwayContinue reading “Boston Marathon Tips”

The Kentucky Bourbon Chase

Although I have run many a marathon, up until now I had never run a multistage relay, so it did not take a lot of convincing to get me to head for the hills of Kentucky with the Canadian Club team for the 200 mile Bourbon Chase. Our highly organized leader Dave Morton had everythingContinue reading “The Kentucky Bourbon Chase”

The 2014 Boston Marathon Part 2- The Non-Running Part #Boston Strong

After the tragic bombing in 2013 we all went back to Boston knowing that it would be different, an additional 9,000 runners, security and media everywhere and emotions running even higher than usual. In 2013,  I was in a hotel a couple of blocks from the finish line when the bombs went off. I heardContinue reading “The 2014 Boston Marathon Part 2- The Non-Running Part #Boston Strong”

The 2014 Boston Marathon- Part 1 the BAA 5K

In order to avoid putting everyone to sleep I thought I would break the Boston Marathon weekend up starting with the BAA 5K on Saturday. If you are old like me you will remember the Freedom Run it was a FREE run around part of the Freedom trail in Boston held the day before theContinue reading “The 2014 Boston Marathon- Part 1 the BAA 5K”

Rock and Roll Las Vegas Marathon Race Report

Running down the Las Vegas strip at night sounded amusing so when my sister, Susan Ibach, suggested we run the half at Rock and Roll Las Vegas Marathon I jumped on a plane, which sat on the tarmac for 90 minutes, and eventually took us to Las Vegas. We landed Friday and went to theContinue reading “Rock and Roll Las Vegas Marathon Race Report”

Chicago Marathon 2013 Race Report

Chicago Marathon Race Report The short version Great race, great city definitely put it on your to do list. The long version Twenty runners from K2J Fitness made the trip to Chicago for the marathon. The flight was uneventful and we got lots of help with our first hurdle figuring out how to buy aContinue reading “Chicago Marathon 2013 Race Report”

Tips for your First Running Race

Race Season is here! This is pretty basic but if you are doing or thinking about doing your first race you may find something useful . Registration Almost all races have pre-registration and the easiest way to register is on-line. Although there is often a processing fee for on-line registration.  If you are not comfortableContinue reading “Tips for your First Running Race”

Boston 2014 – Let the Sqeakers Run

It’s been an eventful  two weeks since the Boston Bombings (a pretty dramatic understatement for the citizens of Boston).  I went to Boston with a big group of runners, some were closer to the finish line than others, some were inconvenienced, some saw some things that will stay with them, but none of us wereContinue reading “Boston 2014 – Let the Sqeakers Run”

Boston 2013 A Sad Day for a Great City

Let me start by saying my heart goes out to everyone affected by the tragic events that occurred at the finish line. I was not at the finish line when the bombs went off. I was in a hotel a couple of blocks away. Most of our group including myself had already crossed the finishContinue reading “Boston 2013 A Sad Day for a Great City”