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Matt came to us in March with a helluva goal: stretch a 10k long run to an 88k, immensely technical trail run in just three months. Turns out that he was more than up to the challenge. Read on! Infinitus 88k, Vermont May 28, 2016 Written...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1743" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_separator icon="fas|star" show_line="1" line_width="default"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Finding another gear The brother of a good friend here in Toronto is a prominent family physician who produces some remarkable and engaging animated videos about health and wellness. One of my favorites is about getting...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1737" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_separator icon="fas|star" show_line="1" line_width="default"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Get some sleep First off, thank you to everyone who commented on my first post. It was really encouraging to get such a warm reception and I really appreciate it. I hope you’ll continue to...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1730" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_separator icon="fas|star" show_line="1" line_width="default"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Here we go.. This was me back in May. I just finished the GoodLife marathon (my second attempt and first completion) and felt amazing. I was a little more than six weeks from becoming a...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1707" align="center" size="full" link=""][us_separator show_line="1" line_width="default"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]I was teaching a two-hour indoor ride last winter. With maybe ten or fifteen minutes left in the workout, one of the athletes stopped pedaling, stretched, and hopped off her bike. Me: You okay? She: The heart says...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1579" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 11 – The Three Things Edward: 5 months old IM Muskoka: 10 days ago I spent many words during the IronDad project talking about the challenges of training and racing with a new, wee addition. I wrote about...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1565" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 10 – The Race Edward: 5 months (almost) IM Muskoka: 5 days ago THE MORNING I slept! I never sleep well the night before a race. Even so-called C races will often keep me awake: race strategy, transition procedure, and...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1556" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 9 – The Question Edward: 4.5 months old IM Muskoka: in 2 days The bike is tuned. The DI2 charge light is green. The Garmin is fully charged. The Stages has a fresh battery. My gear is ready. Am I? That’s a question...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1550" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 8 - The Management of Expectations Edward: 4 months old IM Muskoka: in 9 days Diana used to be a professional photographer, so when she wanted to take staged photos of Edward at his one-month-of-life-aversary (yes, this post...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1544" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 7 – The Wall Edward: almost 4 months old IM Muskoka: in 4 weeks Most of you who have trained consistently for months know about the wall. It’s that point in training where you just can’t keep doing...