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Ian Loughead
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In search of the fastest T2.
In search of the fastest T2.

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Bluenose Half Marathon 2017
So last year I focused on trying to improve my speed after having failed to better my Half Marathon time at the Bluenose. I tried and failed, running 1 minute slower than the previous year. So I entered the Bluenose 10km race and hoped that a focus on that ...

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MEC Race #2 - Citadel Highlander April 30, 2017
So I'm a little late getting to this blog post, but I was a little busy, so you'll have to excuse me. This has been a Spring classic race in Halifax for at least 6 years (maybe 7?) and I have been at all of them with a decent bit of success. Now while it is...

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That Time Ian Became Coach Ian
So a couple of weekends ago I took a course offered by the great Dr Jack Daniels, author of The Running Formula. Dr Daniels has been coaching for quite some time and before that was an accomplished athlete. His main focus has been on using the idea of VO2Ma...

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New Shoe Review - Saucony Zealot ISO
Not my actual shoe So I found myself this spring with a pile of mostly worn out running shoes. Some I had rather liked, some not so much. But I also found myself starting to really ramp up my weekly mileage as my half marathon training has taken off. With a...

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Moose Run 2017
Another year another Moose Run, the 25th edition at that! I wish I could say I have been to every one, but alas I have been to exactly 2 now, including this year. The 25km distance was never one I cared to do, even when racing half marathons. Last year I de...

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Final Speed Skating Race of the Year, 2017
So the final speed skating race just happened this past Sunday. Two weeks ago we had the chance of losing the ice completely due to heat and rain, but this weekend we had record low temperatures and high wind. Brrr. I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I sig...

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So far behind on this one why even bother - Speed Skating racing!
Dang, I am so far behind on this post that it is 2 posts in one and they are still both late. Initially I was waiting to see if any pictures showed up, but they didn't come, and then I got lazy and then..... So a few weeks back I entered the 25 km skate mar...

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Tri the Oval 5 - Winter Triathlon 2017
So after a year off, the Halifax Winter Triathlon was back. But this year we had a change. Instead of the bike ride there was a snow shoe leg in the middle. So Skate, Snowshoe, Run, with distances of roughly 5km/3km/5km (the skate was pretty much dead on). ...

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MEC PPP Race #1 Jan 2017
So yesterday I was wondering what my run fitness was going to be like when actually tested against others and today I found out. MEC's race #1 was finally here after being postponed previously due to a large snow storm. This time around weather was not goin...
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