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New site for Canadian Ultra Running

I started a new site to keep track of the Canadian ultra scene. I will discuss athletes, races, nutrition, trails, injuries and everything ultra running and more.


Are you Going Deep or Going Home?

Just one week before the Go Deep or Go Home 20/40/60/80 km. 

We have 4 pair of Montrail shoes up for grabs, a Vancouver Yoga  4 pass and some other goodies.

training week of Jan 30-Feb 5

Here it is. Not a bad week overall. Felt good and starting to shed some much needed pounds.

Monday Jan 30-1 hour run, easy pace. 45 min spin, core


Tuesday-35 min tempo run (15 min warm up, 20 min cool down). Weights

Wed-1 hour recovery run, 1 hour snowshoe run


Thurs-1:05 snowshoe run, weights and core, 45 min easy spin

Fri-Interval spin session-50 min total, 1:25 snowshoe run (40 min climb)

Sat-3 hour run Diez Vista course, 2 hour snowshoe run Mt. Seymour

Sun Off

Dom's Jan 2-8 training

Time to start thinking of the spring/summer ultra season. Had a good week, but my achilles and heel is still sore. I need some acupuncture.

Monday: 1 hour easy False Creek, 1 hour spin on bike at gym

Dom's '06 goals

These are my goals for 2006.

1) No injuries-This means implementing a stretching regime and yoga into my weekly workouts

2) Running with Team Snowrunning.com Snowshoe Racing Team

b) Yeti Snowshoe Race Series-Mt. Washington, Mt. Seymour, Cypress Mountain and Whistler.

100 mile course from Whistler/Pemberton to Squamish

Has anyone ever thought of running or creating a 100 mile trail race from Whistler (or area) to Squamish?

What would this course be? Trails, route, places for aid etc?

I'm not thinking about being an RD for this, but I am thinking about running if a course existed (next summer). I was thinking something like Comfortably Numb (25km), some Lost Lake trails (??) connecting to the Cheakamus 50 course if possible (50-60km) and then Stormy course (67km) which is close to 160. Does this make sense and could this all be connected?

Tired of ACU-OUS

Is anyone else completely tired with the ongoing bickering of the OUS/ACU?

I guess in BC we'd rather actually run than just talk about running, which I guess is also why BC is Canada's trail running mecca (that's right, I said it). I guess it is fitting for those living in the centre of the world and close to Ottawa to remain political and fight for democracy.

If the issue is who runs for Canada in 100km championships, it's not hard to figure it out. If you want to run in the Worlds, do a qualifying race. Maybe we need more qualifying races? If CZ (I just used CZ because he is the fastest Canadian in my opinion) does not want to bore himself to death on a 5km out and back course or a 10km round about then he can enter as an open runner. However, I would like to see a course ratings. I know if anyone runs sub 9 or 9:15 at Miwok, that is bloody fast and I think faster then an 8:15 on TUR or BC100km courses. I have no plans on running a 100km road event anyways, I'm just tired of the talk.

Think Your Bad Ass is a Fat Ass?

November 19 is your chance to prove it. Of the 200 or so members, I expect to see at least 50 for Nov 19, Go Home. It's 20km of pure satisfaction so get your ass off the couch and come out for a fun run. I know of a couple runners that want to run close to 2 hours or faster. A few special awards for this event which will be revealed at the after party!


See ya there and happy trails

Runner's in Banff Friday?


I'm in Banff for work on Thurs and Fri, but have some time on Friday to hit some trails if anyone in that area is interested? Looking for 2-3 hours-casual.

I know the area and have a ride if we had to get out of town a bit. K-Country, Spray, Hoodoos, Cascade, Canmore. I'm pretty open. I'll be heading out somewhere but company is nice. Hopefully the bears are gone to bed for the winter!

I was originally thinking of hitting Cascade and Rundle on Friday but probably not as I hear the weather has been turning, so I'm opting for something shorter.


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