BMO Vancouver Marathon Report by Susan Ibach

Thinking of doing the Vancouver marathon? Here’s my take on the race! From the 2018 edition of the event. Perhaps it is not fair to write a race report when your feet still hurt from the race But I have 4+ hours to kill on the train to Seattle so here goes! When my friendContinue reading “BMO Vancouver Marathon Report by Susan Ibach”

2017 World Snowshoe Championships Race Report

The 2017 World Snowshoe Championships were held in Saranac Lake New York. I had been snowshoe running for a few years at Mad Trapper events but this was my first really big Snowshoe Running event. The race was originally supposed to start in downtown Saranac Lake right in front of the town hall. The townContinue reading “2017 World Snowshoe Championships Race Report”

Winter Traction Aids 101

Running outside in Ottawa in the winter can have it’s challenges and traction is definitely one of them. Here are some recommendations based on personal experience. There are other brands available in most of these styles. The brands listed below are the ones that I have actually tried. Regular Yaktrax and Yaktrax Pro Don’t buyContinue reading “Winter Traction Aids 101”

Snowshoe Running Basics

Slogging through the snowy streets of Ottawa over the winter can be a challenge. Wet feet, snowbanks in the middle of the sidewalk because they get cleared last, and the really cold days when your eyelids freeze together. A little cross training goes a long way to break things up. A few years ago, IContinue reading “Snowshoe Running Basics”

Tips for Outdoor Winter Running

Thinking about running outdoors this winter? Here is some basic advice to help you stay as warm and comfortable as possible. What to wear? Layers, layers, layers… several thin layers are better than one thick one. NO COTTON – cotton clothing absorbs sweat so you get cold and damp from the inside out. High tech synthetic and merinoContinue reading “Tips for Outdoor Winter Running”

Run K2J Monday Night Zwift Group Ride

Cycling is more fun with friends even if it’s virtual. Join us for a one hour, no drop, group ride on Zwift. Monday night at 5:30 pm, starting Monday November 29th. In order to start riding with the group you need to be added to the group invitation list on Zwift. Email RunK2J@gmail.com or JudyContinue reading “Run K2J Monday Night Zwift Group Ride”

Never Run a 10K in a Hazmat Suit. The Life and Times of a 60 Minute Pace Bunny.

It all started quite innocently. I  volunteered to be a pace bunny for Ottawa Race Weekend and when I discovered that I had to wear a shirt that was too big and a hat with ears on it, I decided If I had to look silly why not look really silly. I went to WalmartContinue reading “Never Run a 10K in a Hazmat Suit. The Life and Times of a 60 Minute Pace Bunny.”

Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Originally posted on Racing and Traveling over 50.:
The only way to get into the World Ironman 70.3 Championships is to qualify at another Ironman 70.3 race. Winning your age group qualifies you automatically and each race has a few extra spots which go to the top finishers in the age groups with the most competitors…