The Canadian Olympic trials were recently held in Calgary, Alberta. My training buddy Hilary Stellingwerff
was coming into the meet with the Olympic A standard and had to make a top three finish in the final heat of the 1500m to secure her selection to the Olympic team. She did just that and, needless to say, she is pretty relieved and ecstatic as are all of her friends, family and coaching team. Hilary ran to second place with Malindi Elmore
securing the National title. I was thrilled for both of them and can’t wait to cheer Hilary on next month as she fulfils her lifetime dream of competing in the Olympic Games. How inspiring! See the video here
of the women’s 1500m women’s Olympic Trials and note Hilary’s lovely form.
Turnout for the regular Saturday morning Mindful Runs at Beaver Lake (and coffee afterward) has been fantastic, despite less than stellar weather and individual summer holiday plans. The 9:30 a.m. session is a great opportunity for Mindful Striders to practice drills, meet people from different clinic groups and levels and –always– to enjoy some hilarity on the trails. A reminder that we meet at the lower parking lot closest to the picnic area. It looks like summer has finally arrived! Hope to see you there.
Saturday Morning Mindful Run Gang
My coach Trent
and I met a couple of weeks ago to discuss my personal training plan in preparation for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October. I learn a lot about training and sports nutrition each time we connect. I still have more to learn about coaching and feel lucky to have Trent as a mentor in this regard. I have been getting back into the swing of the regime. We have brought the volume back up and the workouts have progressed well. It’s early days, but I’m pleased to be heading into a new training block feeling fit and strong.
Tempo Run Along Lochside TRail