Woody’s RV Half Marathon 2016 Race Report

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Leading out the pack at the start of the race. Photo by JEFF STOKOE / Red Deer Advocate.

My first race of 2016 (and only running event of the season) kicked off in Red Deer at the Woody’s half marathon. Woody’s marathon, half marathon, and 10 k is held every May Long weekend. My wife and I decided to come home for the weekend and visit family all over Alberta. Of course, I couldn’t come back to Alberta and not race Woody’s, so I Continue reading

Woody’s RV Half Marathon Race Report

Holding up my sweet beer stein!

This is easily my favorite half marathon. The Woody’s 10k, half marathon and full marathon all take place along Red Deer’s beautiful trail systems and the volunteers and crowds are always fantastic. Going into this race I had a few goals but my top two were to set a new personal best and to win. The week leading up to the race I had put in one of my biggest training weeks yet. I had done 5 rides, 5 swims, 3 runs and a very much needed hot yoga yin session. With triathlon season coming up so fast, I didn’t want to taper too much and give up the opportunity to get in some Continue reading

First 2015 Race Report and First Injury

Happy to be back racing!
Happy to be back racing!

This past Sunday I had my first race of 2015. It was the hypothermic half marathon put on by the Running Room here in Red Deer. It’s not a competitive race but I was excited to be in a race environment again, regardless of how competitive it was. I knew the footing was probably going to be bad and slippery in Continue reading