Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Running Canada

Just back from a fabulously fun trip to Toronto. John and I were speaking at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and we turned it into a fun adventure.

We had a little extra time on our hands and decided to take advantage and ride our motorcycles to Toronto. We took it easy and broke it into two days and stayed with our running friends Therese and Gary Grondin in Michigan. BTW, T, good luck this week in Maine!

We hit Toronto Thursday night, enjoyed dinner with our friend and owner of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Alan Brookes [pictured: John, Me and Alan] and settled in for race weekend. It is a lovely race that is flat and fast. So fast in fact the Canadian marathon record was shattered! A record that held for 31 years! The women's course record was also broken and you'll be amazed to read the "juggling while marathoning" Guinness World Record was broken too! Can you imagine running a 2:50:13 while juggling? I can't even imagine doing one at a time!

I ran the half as a training run for the ultra next week and had a great day. There is nothing like getting into your tempo and feeling strong on a great course on a great day!

This week is the Chicago Marathon. Chicago Endurance Sports has over 400 marathoners running on Sunday. Can't wait to cheer them on!

Happy Trails,


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