The Blue Nose Marathon: Team Myles

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Yesterday in my post I mentioned that I’m going to train to run the 10k this year in the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon.  As you know I’m big in to healthy living, fitness and sports but what I’m not is a long distance runner.  I ran the 100m, 200m and 400m in high school, but I’ve never learned how to run further than 2 or 3k at a time.

Last year I tried to train for the SBNM half marathon but because I didn’t know how to train for it properly I couldn’t even get 5k done and unfortunately I had to withdraw.  I’m also dealing with lingering hip and back issues from my motorcycle accident that I had 2 year ago and this causes me to be in a lot of pain when doing long distance running… Actually I’m still in pain daily, but it’s something I just suck up and deal with.

For my training this year I’ve been fortunate enough to have been asked to join Team Myles.

Team Myles is a special part of the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon that brings focus to the average Nova Scotian’s participation.  A Team Myles member is someone who chooses to establish a training goal and participate in one of the Race Weekend events as a runner or walker in the 5k or 10k.

We’re receiving specialized training on how to run from Kris Andrews at Push Fitness which started last Saturday and goes right up until race weekend and we’re also receiving specialized nutrional and training help and advice from the great folks at LifeMark.

Throughout the course of our training, as Team Myles participants, we will share our stories and blog about our experiences. We will share our personal perspective on everything from goal setting, to proper nutrition, to how to stay motivated when the weather isn’t cooperating.

I’m really looking forward to being a part of Team Myles this year and learning how to run properly.  There are 18 Team Myles members and we’ll all be blogging about our experiences from beginning to end.

It will be a great adventure for us all as we have all kinds of people in our group.  Some of whom have never run a step in their lives, others that were active 20+ years ago and want to get back in to it and a few of us that are rebounding from injuries and trying to do it all over again.

It’s going to be a great experience and I’m really looking forward to sharing it with you all from the highs to the lows that lead all the way up until race day.

This is my first marathon race and I don’t know what to expect so any and all support, stories or whatever is VERY welcome.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations on deciding to run the 10K and for training well for it! I ran the SBNM Half last year. About a month before, I was sidelined by a tight IT band and had to go to physio. I could only afford 5 or 6 sessions, and after that I just kept doing the exercises (which I still do to this day). I was able to run the half and complete it in less time than I had anticipated! It was great!
    I think you will love the 10K – I imagine running across the bridge will be fantastic. The cheering spectators and water/Gatorade/gel candy stops are very encouraging, and the chocolate milk at the end will never taste so deserved! 🙂

    • Thanks for the well wishes and congrats to you on the Half last year. I unfortunately, I won’t be running this year. It’s for a great reason as I’m moving to Yellowknife for a new job and career that I’m very excited about. Are you running this year?

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