I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


giving it my best Seb Coe!

Do any of ya EVEN remember Sebastian Coe? Steve Ovett? Anyone? No? Ok, I digress. Looking at all my running accomplishments, all achieved in such a short period of time, I noticed I never attempted shorter distances. It got me thinking … I should try for a respectable 1500 meter/mile time. Today was officially my first full run ‘n gun at the mile distance. Funny, before I even challenged myself, I was envisioning a 6 minute mile. In retrospect … WHAT WAS I THINKING, lol?! I fool myself ’cause I feel like the proverbial invincible teenager, but I still have to keep reminding myself; not only am I a 50 year old dude, but I’m a 50 year old dude who just became a runner 3 1/2 months ago, lol!!

All things considered, 6:39 ain’t shabby … I’ll take it. AND, I know I’ll be able to whittle it down (realistically) to 6:25 … 6:20 on a good day, and hopefully soon. Stay tuned!


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My Canada Day 10K!

… been on a roll of late – 4 consecutive record runs, culminating with this PR 10K, bettering the old mark by 50 seconds. I know I (my body) still have more to give … and I will, but today … I’m Canada Day chuffed!!

forty seven minutes, twelve seconds …


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Redrum Redrum! I Effing Murdered Today’s Run!

A few thoughts, a few numbers. I obliterated my previous 8K record by a whopping 1 minute & 12 seconds. That’s a HUGE improvement! I think because I’m usually trying for a great halfway split (4K), or a fast 10K time, neglecting running as hard as I can trying to improve on my 8K time … but today I did. Maybe it has something to do with my Saturday runs, lately they’ve all been PR’s. Funny, it wasn’t till later (at home, after my shower) that I thought to myself I could have annihilated my previous 10K PR as well (sub 46 minutes was def attainable), but like I said, I can only attempt one record at a time, and I’m happy I accomplished this one. I was at 4K in 17:50 (only 5 seconds slower than my fastest time), and I finished (the second 4K) in 18:37 – a very fast time in itself. And, I’ve never run (or timed) a 5K race … but adding my first five kilometers totals 22:26 … for those who have finished a 5K run, lemme know what you think – please (and thanks)!

I think was really amazes me, is my continual improvement. Whenever I achieve a new benchmark, I say to myself, “that’s it, that’s the best I can do” … and I mean it, but you know what? It never is, I eventually do better, and it seems like leaps and bounds better!

Also, I should provide a bit of background. I’ve never been a runner. I’ve never considered myself a runner. I’m a 50 year old dude who recently decided to take up running. I’ve also started to become smarter about what I put into my body – I’m talking healthier eats, if it’s beneficial – I’m eating/drinking it! Uhm, I know my body weight, my BMI (21.8) has worked in my favour (oh, and that’s another story … that was through hard work as well), perhaps providing me with a bit of a head-start. Also, my youthful athletic prowess shouldn’t be discounted, despite the great distance separating the what was, and what is, I still know the most important part of what makes a top athlete is … NEVER SAY QUIT … above and beyond everything else, THIS is it! And it’s still a part of me, who I am … Intestinal Fortitude y’all!! But, I’m curious, and for those runners who may read this, REAL runners (hardcore runners) … I would love any thoughts/insight/opinions you may have on my progression/my accomplishments to date … and on anything I should/need to do to keep advancing further … muchas gracias!

thirty six thirty …


quick splits …