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Noel Paine Has Run All the Distances–From the 100m to the 100k!


Today I’m joining fellow running dad Noel Paine for a few easy miles.

Noel Paine

Noel Paine

At one point or another, Noel has run races of every distance from 100m to 100k. And while he hasn’t competed on the track in many years, the 1500m is still his favorite distance to race.

Noel is toying with the idea of getting back on the track and competing again.

His reasoning?

Why the heck not?

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Jenn Walton

Jenn Walton Kicked Her Smoking Habit and Started Running Marathons


Today I’m going a few easy miles with my friend and coaching client Jenn Walton.

Jenn Walton

Jenn Walton

Marathon Seeds Were Planted Early

As a kid, Jenn’s family lived in a house that was on the route of the Manitoba Marathon. Jenn can remember sitting in the window and watching the race, and thinking to herself that it would be amazing to run a marathon one day.

Jenn wasn’t an athletic kid and as an adult the marathon goal was seemed as far fetched as the childhood dream of flying.

But when her brother lost a lot of weight and ran the marathon, she revisited the idea of whether or not running could be possible. Read more

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Suzy Slane Isn’t Afraid to Be Real About Running and Life


Suzy Slane is an open book.

She’s open about the good, the bad, and the ugly of daily life and running, and our chat today covers all of that and then some.

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Running an Ultra With Nary a Clue

Suzy has fallen in love with the 50 mile distance, even though she’s only raced that distance once.

The fact that she’s only run 50 miles once (and only one other ultra distance event in general) and she loves the distance was a bit of a surprise to me, but her reasoning makes sense.

When she ran her 50 miler, Suzy finished as the 3rd female and qualified to represent Canada at the Commonwealth games.

With that type of success in a race, I can see why 50 miles has a special place in Suzy’s heart.

The other reason that she enjoyed her 50 mile race so much is the different vibe that is present in the ultra running community. Suzy felt at home with the ultra runners, whether she’s raced lots of ultras or not. Read more