Lost in Translation

Posted by martin.parnell |


  • I need a School to run at on Thursday Feb 4th. Can anyone help?


Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #020
  • Date: Wednesday Jan 27th 2010
  • Course: Cochrane Foothills Marathon
  • Run time: 5hrs 50min 52sec
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 100 BPM
  • Temperature C: -25C
  • Distance covered to date: 844.0km (524.0m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Boise, Idaho, USA
  • Total number of runners: 2

My friend Mark owns Trailblazers, a camping and outdoor store in Cochrane. He sells lots of good stuff and has been gracious enough to help me out with some gear for the Quest. He's given me 2 boxes of handwarmers, a pair of gloves, 4 pairs of socks and a very special pair of sunglasses. These glasses are made by AXE a Japanese company that recently went bankrupt. The packaging on the product carried two very interesting motivational sayings; the first "One step forward, for victory in your hand" and the second "Superior technology to be sure of a great landing". If that doesn't put a zip in your step I'm not sure what will!

Back in the deep freeze for today's run. Three layers on the bottom, five layers on the top plus a balaclava and mask. The day itself was stunning, little wind and a crystal clear sky. I was back on the old route and that was just fine. I felt good and the km's just ticked by. At the 30km mark, runner John joined me. John's from England and is a sports psychologist. We discussed the importance of having goals within a race or event and building for success.

One day to go this week and it's off to Cambrian Heights School tomorrow.

Llama and Alpaca Humour

  • Q. What do you get when you cross Arnold Schwarzenegger and a Llama ?
  • A. The Llaminator

John Conner

Quote of the Day

"There is the truth about the marathon and very few of you have written the truth. Even if I explain to you, you'll never understand it, you're outside of it."

Douglas Wakiihuri (speaking to journalists)

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