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See Mike Run

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I'm a 55 year old male runner in search of a sub-four hour martahon.  I run two marathons a year in addition to about 4 or 5 half martahons.  Much of my running is done in cold weather.  My record cold-weather run is ten miles in -52 degrees celcius (no, that isn't a typo).... Full Bio
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Day 7, 54.6 miles by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Tough run today!  More later... gotta lay down.  :>)  M ~~~~~~~~~~ Later that day sipping a very nice 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley ... Yes, a tough ... Read on »
Day 4: 36.6 miles down, 13.4 to go. by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today's run was a repeat of yesterday's.  Drop car # 2 off at Regent Toyota and retrace yesterday's 10 mile journey through River East, Transcona.  The conditions were much ... Read on »
Day 3: 26.6 miles down, 23.4 to go. by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today's 10 mile run involved dropping my vehicle off at Regent Toyota for a tire change-over and an oil change.  I was told this would take about 1 1/2 hours.  Perfect, just ... Read on »
Day 2: 16.6 miles down, 33.4 to go. by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I logged 10.6 miles today. There's still some nasty icy spots on the trails where the sun don't shine, but aside from that, the conditions are sublime. The sun actually has ... Read on »
Day 1: 6 miles down, 44 to go. by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Aside from some treacherous icy patches, a few huge puddles, and one irresponsible driver who splashed me at mile 5, it was a pleasant run. My legs are still a little plank ... Read on »
50 miles in 7 days by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My goal this week is to run 50+ miles between Monday, March 28 and Sunday April 3. I usually have at least one or two 50 miler-weeks per marathon. I started d ... Read on »
Hypothermic Half 2011 by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My friend, Guy, sent me this picture of Bernie and myself at mile 10 of the Hypo. I like the photo because it shows heat 1 homebound and heat 2 outbound. It's ... Read on »
The Memory of Running by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have read a dozen or more books on running, but this one stands out. It speaks to me of the journey of life, of broken dreams, and new beginnings. It's about an o ... Read on »
Skins Compression Wear by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thought some of you might be interested in this event sponsored by City Park Runners.  Tell Erick or Cheryl that Mike sent you!   Cheers,  Mike ... Read on »
The Dysevolution of Man by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Great run today.  Great run yesterday.  Warm weather coming next week.  Had a nap.  Babysitting my niece's girls. Ahhh, yes, it's a good day to be alive. >) ... Read on »
Optimism by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Good luck to all you runners participating in the Winnipeg Hypothermic Half Marathon, 2011.  You're all winners in your own right.  Enjoy the endorphin high as it gushes th ... Read on »
Running Eyes Wide Open by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Runners are are a focussed lot.  This is good, for focus brings sharp minds and disciplined schedules. Runners need to be focussed.  Today's run was not ... Read on »
Frankenfood by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There's three possible reasons for you reading this blog; 1) you're bored and are trolling the net for untold reasons, 2) you're looking for Mike's Pastry joint, or 3) you ... Read on »
Still haven't found what I'm looking for... by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running ... but this helps. Watch closely for the Canadian flag at minute 5.49 to 5.51. It's a good day. M Read on »
Hypothermic Half Marathon course by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hypothermic Half Marathon February 27, 2011 Click here for course.   Click here for a letter to the race directors.   Good luck ev ... Read on »
Aren't we lucky? by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My new running partner Jan sent an email the other day after a gorgeous 8 mile run.  She mused over how running is such a simple act and how it makes one feel centere ... Read on »
The Last Post by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This blog has become tired.  It was originally intended to chronicle a 6 month marathon training program starting on January 1, 2008.  That original blog posts reads: ... Read on »
Running in Ireland Post #1 by See Mike Run Posted in: Blog Posts in Running At last, I've finally found some time to post some Running in Ireland stories.  This is one of many little videos I took of my adventures.  I'll post morre over the next co ... Read on »