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October 14, 2011

Before I go off the grid (well i”m not going completely off the grid, but I like that saying) I’ll leave you with a couple of jewels.

First off, John, our farmer training partner, started a blog, JWM Blog.  Of course my normal rules will apply before adding him to the blogroll (content seems good so far, time will tell about consistency).  A little lacking on accuracy as John has the impression CBC will be replacing Coronation Street with the live marathon coverage…  live marathon coverage in the morning is going to be on CBC.CA.   John cannot watch videos over the internet where he lives because with “dial-up” it takes him three times as long to watch anything because of load time.

The second present I offer you is a 45 minute version of the 1987 World Championships marathon featuring (and I mean featuring) Peter Maher (Canadian legend). The cool part about this marathon is that people come and go and come back. As inspiring as I found this video you don’t have to worry about me taking a particular tactic to heart this weekend, you’ll know what I mean if you watch.  John, here’s 2hrs and 15min of viewing pleasure for you.

STWM Sunday morning at 8:30 (race starts at 9am) on  Lots of coverage available through 




  1. Derrick permalink
    October 14, 2011 8:51 am

    Maher was a Beast. I remember at Around the Bay once (1987 maybe?), he showed up with two right shoes. He ended up borrowing a pair of beefy Avia training shoes (these things were boats) that were too small for him and went on the win the race…and get some pretty nasty blisters in the process. Another time, I remember seeing him run a long warmup, race the Billy Taylor 15km, then do the full course solid again as a cooldown. Tough as nails.

    Good luck on Sunday!

  2. Shannon Sinclair permalink
    October 14, 2011 12:38 pm

    I am so excited for your race on sunday…..I will be watching and cheering you on. You are the most exciting thing that has happened to Canadian Marathon running in a LLLOONNNGGG time.

    I will leave you with my personal running saying…” Run Hard, Be Strong and Dream Big!!!!”

  3. October 14, 2011 1:23 pm

    Good luck this Sunday Reid!! Will be rooting for you and probably finishing about 1.5 hours after. 🙂

  4. October 14, 2011 2:44 pm

    Good Luck Reid! Thanks for the autographed picture!

    ps. how do I get my blog on your blogroll?

  5. D MacDonald permalink
    October 15, 2011 11:05 am

    Been following your blog for this entire training cycle. Good luck tomorrow!

  6. Danielle permalink
    October 16, 2011 10:47 am

    Great race today! So inspiring!

  7. slice permalink
    October 16, 2011 10:55 am

    Greeeeaaaaat run today reid. Booooya

  8. Delilah permalink
    October 16, 2011 1:02 pm

    Amazing race today Reid – Congratulations!!

  9. Rob permalink
    October 16, 2011 4:55 pm

    Awesome race! Good luck in London!

  10. October 16, 2011 8:13 pm

    Sort of funny the way Bordin came bounced back and forth from the leaders, gutting it out whenever a gap opened to eventually finish 3rd, was pretty much foreshadowing your own fantastic effort. Who doesn’t love a fighter, especially one who can take a few punches and still come out swinging beyond 30k?

    Well done! An inspiring run to say the least.

  11. October 16, 2011 9:54 pm

    That was an awesome race today Reid!! Way to represent!

    -Travis (2B)

  12. Ray Will permalink
    October 17, 2011 7:38 am

    Hi Reid:
    We met at national x-c in Moncton a few years ago – I was the coach from Newfoundland who walked back to the hotel with you after the race (white haired old geyser with a Brit accent).
    It’s great to see you have such a fine performance. I was particularly impressed with your ability to come back after dropping off – not easy to do -especially at that point in the race and at that pace.
    Well done
    Ray Will

  13. Shannon permalink
    October 17, 2011 10:43 am

    EEK You DID IT!!!!! Congratulations, you made Canada so proud today.
    I hope you are resting and basking in your amazing accomplishment .

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