Training Blogs

Blogs hosted on this site:

Pricey Runs Chris is a recent convert into the world of health and fitness, whose passions include running, biking, circiut and weight training and nutrition.

The Running Diva trains and races with the Island Road Racers in Victoria, BC. She uses this blog to document her training and day to day happenings. Archived Postings

Jarhead’s running journey, the blog of Donald Peterson. Donald’s running resume is extensive, highlights include competing in the 250km Gobi March, soloing the 24 hour relay, racing the Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica and running a marathon a day for seven days to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria.

BC Athlete Blogs: Running

  • Doris Blanchet – this past year Doris ran 8 marathons for the Make A Wish Foundation and worked through hyponatremia with the Knee Knacker. One of Doris’s goals for 2012 is to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Woman on the Run – Denise Helm is an online news editor and mid-pack runner in Victoria who believes training takes persistence, denial and a sense of humor.
  • My run spot. – the blog of Julie Bertrand, an Eastcoaster at heart and a Westcoaster at life. Julie is a marathon runner, personal trainer and Lululemon Run Ambassador living in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Malindi Elmore – Running, training, travelling and the good life –  Malindi is a five time Canadian National Champion in track, cross country and road racing and been on  many National teams including the 2004 Olympics.  She is currently training for the 2012  Olympic Games in London.
  • Broadway Run Club – the blog of Dave, a marathon clinic instructor who organizes an informal group of runners who train and race together wearing matching singlets much like a real running club.
  • Alanecdotes – about lots of stuff, including running.
  • Eat, Run, Travel – a blog about my running, eating and travel adventures around Asia.
  • “Runners Hi” – a blog about a guy’s running adventures…
  • Meals and Miles: Carolyn’s Brunch Blog.
  • The Road to Boston – join me as I train for the 2011 Boston Marathon.
  • Runner’s Gut – the tasty ramblings of a food fascinated runner
  • The Long Road – the blog of former Olympic marathon runner and Pan Am Games Silver Medalist Bruce Deacon, who now resides in Coquitlam. Bruce is currently rehabbing from injury and is using his new blog to document the process.
  • West Coast Runner – the blog of Nanaimo runner Erin Burrettrace, who uses it to post race reports and updates on training and other life events.
  • Rain City Runner – Musings from the mid-pack, the blog of Vancouverite Tim Adkins.
  • Adam Campbell – the blog of Adam Campbell, who lives in Victoria. Adam specializes in mountain running and shares his insights on racing, training and gear.
  • Running Man – the blog of Chad Teigen, a runner from Oliver who will soon be competed in his first marathon.
  • Running Gay – the blog of J. D. MacDonald, who lives and trains in Vancouver. J started racing when he was 21 and over the years has run the National Championships, won team championships and has kept getting faster. He hopes his blog will bring a different voice to running from a gay perspective.
  • Steve’s Trek Across Canada – we don’t really know what’s this blog is about but Steve is a runner who appears to want to run across Canada.
  • Running Tough – The blog of Shane Ruljancich, a runner and adventure racer from Victoria.
  • Steve Osaduik – Running For My Life – Steve is one of Canada’s top middle/long distance runners and has been a fixture with his chihuahua at lower mainland races for a number of years. Steve was attempting to qualify for the Olympics in the marathon until injuries sidelined him.
  • Just. Running. The Road to New York… – the blog of Campbell Willis, an ‘average’ Kiwi now living in Vancouver. Campbell is training for this year’s Knee Knacker and New York Marathon.
  • In the Arena: The Adventures of a Runner… his Dog and… her Monkey – the ramblings of three time National Canadian titlist Mark Bomba who refuses to quit the sport and has somehow moved from an 800m runner to take on the challenge of the marathon before age catches up.
  • Run for One Planet – Matt Hill and Stephanie Tait, both from Vancouver, recently completed a 11,000 mile (17,700 kms) run across North America for one year, determined to inspire environmental action. They finished their journey spring 2009.
  • 11 Weeks to Ottawa – the blog of Ryan Day, an elite runner from Vancouver who uses this blog to keep track of his training leading up to the Ottawa Marathon – Canadian Championships and perhaps Olympic Trials.
  • Bruce Bunn – Bruce was training for the New York City Marathon.
  • The Crinson Chronicles – the blog of Scott Crinson, an endurance athlete from Victoria who is specializing in marathon-distance running and who hopes to one day complete an Ironman-distance triathlon.
  • 3:10 to Boston – a runner from Cloverdale who has been talked into training to qualify for Boston.
  • Betty’s Blog – a runner from Vancouver.
  • Lies, Stats, and Interesting Facts – Lawrence Behan’s training blog.
  • Dirge Rhetoric – Chris Kelsall, from Victoria.
  • Madly Running Around – Brad Cunningham, a high school teacher now living in Vancouver.
  • NomadRunner – Ased, from Victoria.
  • A Runner’s Tale – Michael Lord, from Victoria.

Trail Running

Triathlon

  • NEW! Ellen Pennock – Ellen is a triathlete and is currently training with the National Team in Victoria.
  • Amy Kirkham – a professional triathlete and PhD student living, training and studying in Vancouver. You can also find Amy on Twitter at @amyakirkham.
  • run.driven. – a former ex-varsity soccer player and now triathlete from Vancouver who will be a part of the Canadian AG team (W30-34) for Long Course Triathlon in Spain in 2012.
  • No Fooling Me – a cyclist, ultra runner and ironman athlete from Vancouver.
  • Red Wheels and Ramblings – the training journal of Eva Gifford, a SFU student who has recently caught the triathlon bug.
  • Kelownagurl’s Blog – a triathlete from Kelowna who uses this blog and her Kelownagurl Tris Podcast to document her training trials and tribulations and inspire other people to do the same.
  • Van Jangles – another member of Noa Deutsch’s PT Performance Training team… who is Von Jangles??
  • Emma Lujan – a member of Noa Deutsch’s PT Performance Training team, Emma is a 19 year-old UVIC student from Penticton.
  • PT Performance Training -the blog of Noa Deutsch, head coach and owner of PT Performance Training in Victoria.
  • Adam O’Meara – a triathlete from Victoria who has been at the sport for a few years.
  • Derek Westra-Luney – a 22 year old triathlete living, training and working out of Victoria.
  • Jairus Streight – from Victoria.
  • Tyler Duncan – a Victoria Physical Education student.
  • Kerry Spearing – an elite triathlete living in Victoria.
  • Jasper Blake – elite Ironman-distance triathlete, among many accomplishments Jasper has won Ironman Canada.
  • Alison Hooper – a grade 12 student and triathlete from Victoria.
  • Alex Coates – a triathlete and Uvic student from Victoria.
  • Martina Wan – Martina’s goal is to become an international elite level triathlete while pursuing a career.
  • Kyle Jones – Canadian Triathlete
  • Journey to my first half ironman not updated since Jun 09) – a triathlete from Ladysmith
  • Vincent’s Ramblings – a triathlete and cyclist from Vancouver.
  • Triathlete Tim – the blog of Timothy Moore, a recreational triathlete from Port Moody.
  • Triing in Victoria – the blog for Mike, an amateur triathlete living in Victoria BC and hoping to qualify for Kona in the next 4 years as an age group level triathlete.
  • Endorphins 2.0 : The Healthy Pursuits of a Web Geek – a web professional and recreational athlete from Vancouver.
  • Runninggunner – a runner from Surrey who has recently begun participating in triathlons.
  • She’s Right Fit – Joanne Fox, a triathlete from Vancouver.

Triathlon Canada Team Members

National Triathlon Centre Junior/Development Squad

Offroad Triathlon

  • Racer Girl – Melanie McQuaid, 3 time Xterra champion, mountain and road biker. Quasi blog, personal website, Melanie calls Victoria her hometown.

Adventure Racing / Multisport

  • Sean Verret – a world champion endurance athlete, trusted coach/mentor and dynamic speaker.
  • Whister Running Experience – the blog of Whistler athlete Munny, who is a self proclaimed endurance junky.
  • SleepMonsters – a Canadian-based adventure racing news site.
  • Andrew in BC – multisport athlete living in Vancouver.
  • Sandra Yaworski – a competitive athlete in a variety of sports, Sandra is also involved in coaching.
  • Gettin’ Ugly Out There – the blog of Penticton resident Jeff Symonds.
  • The Insouciant Athlete – the blog of Kevin Frisch, a Vancouver Island resident who has started blogging in order to keep himself modivated in his pursuit of fitness.
  • Playing Outside (not updated since Jul 09) – the blog of Justin Mark, a high school teacher from Nanaimo.
  • Meyrick Jones Racing – the blog of Meyrick Jones, an endurance sports enthusiast from West Vancouver with big dreams – to represent Canada at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver.
  • What’s up with ELM? – the blog of Sarah Seads, owner and founder of Equilibrium Lifestyle Management, a fitness and lifestyle management group based in the Comox Valley.
  • Team Fitness Blog – the official blog of Team Fitness, a personal training studio in North Vancouver.
  • Team Helly Hansen Vancouver Island
  • Jen Segger – professional endurance athlete, coach and personal trainer from Duncan.
  • Canuck Place Adventure Challenge – the blog of Malcolm, a teacher and family volunteer at Canuck Place Hospice in Vancouver, BC. Malcolm writes about what’s going on at Canuck Place and what he does there and will also share details of his training for the Canuck Place Adventure Challenge happening this September.
  • Live, Love, Laugh,…Dream! Lina’s Adventures – the blog of Lina Augaitis, an adventure racer from North Vancouver.
  • Endurance Athlete – the blog of Gary Robbins, on of Canada’s top ultrarunners.
  • Mind Over Mountain Adventure Racing Blog – official blog of MOMAR by Brian Tasaka.
  • Human Powered Adventure Racer – Todd Nowack, now living in Norway.

UltraRunning

  • Adventures of a Girl Named Jude – Jude was born in Quebec and currently resides in the Okanagan. Jude has a passion for trail running which has grow into an obsession.
  • Dan Crockett Ultra Runner – Dan started running at the age of 50 and at 63 already has 34+ marathons and ultramarathon under his belt. Dan is also the co-race director of the Scorched Sole Ultra in Kelowna.
  • Ellie Greenwood – a transplant from Scotland and now resident of Banff, Alberta, Ellie is one of the country’s top ultra runners.
  • What makes me tick – the blog of Peter Watson.
  • Heather Runs – new to the ultra community, Heather is a physiotherapist living in Vancouver.
  • Nicola Gildersleeve – An Ultra Runner’s Blog – Nicola grew up in North Vancouver and is currently one of Canada’s top female ultrarunners.
  • Back to the Edge – Rob Mackay is back and better than ever. Check out his new site where he writes about training, ultras and other topics.
  • Myke LaBelle – Myke, a political science student, hails from Victoria and has recently switched his focus from trach and road running to trail and ultra running. Welcome to the good side Myke!
  • The Adventure Runs of Jeff Hunt – Jeff is an ultrarunner and teacher from Victoria and has run all in one go the North Coast Trail, the Juan de Fuca Trail and the West Coast Trail.
  • Carlos Castillo’s Blog – what can we say about Carlos? A mainstay in the Victoria ultrarunning community.
  • Bill Dagg’s Blog – a fixture in the lower mainland trail running community, Bill recently completed his first 100 miler.
  • Baldwin Lee’s Blog
  • ULTRASBC – Centre for trail running and training for Ultramarathons. Reports and results from Canada and the Pacific N.W. The ‘Jackal’, from Victoria.
  • Ultra Run Canada Blog – Dom Repta, an ultarunner from Vancouver.
  • Ean Jackson’s Blog
  • Sybylle Tinsel’sBlog
  • Daniel Probst’s Blog
  • ARCHIVED BLOGRob Mackay

Cycling

  • Team Tinhorn Creek Rocky Mountain Bikes – follow Matt and Rumon as they prepare for the 2010 edition of the TransRockies mountain bike race.
  • Mical – the blog of Mical Dyck, an elite cyclist who races for Team Trek.
  • Trail Tales -Colin Wilson’s blog contains a wealth of information for the Comox Valley mountain biker. One of his currently projects includes mapping the local trails.
  • My Mountain Biking Adventures – Teresa Edgar is a Comox Valley mountain biker who writes about her mountain biking adventures.
  • Momentum Magazine Blogs – a series of cycling blogs published on the Momentum website. The blogs cover a wide range of topics related to cycling.
  • Cycling // Vancouver (not updated since Aug 08) – the blog of Luke Woolliscroft of Vancouver who uses it to document his cycling and Canadian adventures.
  • Vancouver to Jasper 2008 – Raising Money for Cystic Fibrosis (not updated since Nov 08) – the blog of James Zlosnik, a post-doctoral research microbiologist who studies cystic fibrosis (CF) pathogens and who also raises money for CF through cycling.
  • Cape Town or Bust! (not updated since June 08) – the blog of Chris Wille, an athlete from Victoria who recently cycled 12,000 kilometers along Africa from Cairo to Capetown.
  • Vegan Cycling – Dave Noisy, a vegan bike racer and athlete from Victoria.
  • Steed Cycles Blog – a well-known North Vancouver bike shop offers its take on all the latest cycling gear.
  • Catharine Pendrel – currently residing in Kamloops, Catharine is now racing for the world’s top women’s MTB team and is poised to race the World Cup Series, NMBS, and qualify for the Canadian Olympic MTB Team.
  • Alison Sydor – The legendary Alison Sydor is known around the world. She won her first MTB World Cup and placing fifth at the MTB Worlds in 1991. Since then she has won three MTB World Championships, MTB silver at the 1996 Olympics, 13 MTB World Championship medals, three MTB World Cup Series titles and 17 MTB World Cup victories. Alison lives in Victoria.
  • Randomly Generated – Doug Walsh, a mountain biker and video game strategy author from just south of the border who occasionally races in BC.
  • Tall for a girl…… – Wendy Simms, a professional mountain biker and cyclocross rider from Nanaimo.

Paddling

  • Victoria Kayaker – the blog of Gordin Warner, a kayak enthusiast from Victoria.
  • Surfskibc’s Weblog – a blog/resource site for surfski enthusiasts. The site includes listings of events and commentary on the events from race participants and stories of local paddling.
  • Kayak Racer – the training diary of Darrell, a kayak racer from Delta whose goal is to compete at the World Masters Games in Sidney, Australia in October 2009.
  • Kayaking: A connection with Nature and Self (not updated since Mar 08) – a blog about kayaking along Canada’s West Coast in British Columbia.

Gear

  • The Goat – from backcountry.com. A blog that reviews outdoor gear and occasionally talks about industry happenings and athletes.

Other

  • NEW! CoreRunning Blog – the personal blog of Curb Ivanic, a strength & conditioning coach and runner/endurance athlete with a Master’s degree in Exercise Science. Curb has worked with hundreds of runners and triathletes over the years and his Core Running method is the culmination of his work to help runners run better, run faster and stay injury free. Highly recommended!
  • Fueling Endurance Performance – a nutrition blog from the folks at PT Performance Training.
  • British Columbia Magazine Blog – visit this blog weekly for fresh stories, B.C. facts, travel tips, and insider knowledge from the editors of British Columbia Magazine.

Other Great Blogs (although not BC based)

  • The Climb – One day on the Tour de France, how hard can it be? – a blog by Robert Mackey, an amateur cyclist who will ride a mountain stage of the Tour de France in July.
  • Riding the Wind – the blog of Anton Krupicka, an up and coming talented ultrarunner who does 100 mile trail races in his Slingshots (10 oz racing shoes), no shirt, and with his long hair flowing in the wind.
  • Lisa Smith-Batchen – one of the best known female ultrarunners in the world.
  • Ray Zahab’s Blog – arguably Canada’s best known ultrarunner, Ray has raced all over the world and his next adventure involves running an ultra distance (80 kms) per day in each and every Province and Territory of Canada.
  • Run Hilary Run – an elite middle distance runner from Ontario.
  • Runonearth.com – a trail running blog that includes news, articles, new product releases and product reviews.
  • The Adventure Blog – news, commentary, and insights on adventures, and adventurers, from around the globe.
  • Dean’s Blog – Dean Karnazes, mega-endurance athlete and bestselling author, blogs about ultra running, life, and the human spirit.
  • A Trail Runner’s Blog – Scott Dunlap’s blog of trail running, ultrarunning, and triathlon racing in the Western United States. This blog contains interviews, research, original fiction, new product ideas, and all things trail running.
  • Back of the Pack – Peter Hadzipetros, CBC News Online’s consumer and health producer shares his take on trends in fitness and health.
  • Ultra Marathon Paddling – Heather and Brandon Nelson, ultra-marathon distance kayak racers and adventurers, published writers and photographers and regular contributors to Sea Kayaker Magazine. Their resume includes overall wins in the 316-mile WaterTribe Lake Michigan Challenge and in the 460-mile Yukon River Quest. They live in Bellingham, Washington.
  • Scott Jurek – ultramarathoner, seven-time champion of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, course record holder and defending two-time champion of the Badwater Ultramarathon, and defending Spartathlon champion.
  • Les Stroud’s Blog (aka ‘Survivorman’) – catch Les’s latest adventures while filming his popular series Survivorman.
  • Trail Running Blog – this blog is dedicated to the sport of trail/mountain running. The author attempts to blog about current happenings in the sport, gear, training, races etc.