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2024

  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 01/25

    February 14th, 2024

    I’m awake waiting for the clock to come around to 4 a.m. The Holiday Inn Express in Sacramento is quiet but soon the marathoners will be switching the coffee makers on for their first cup of java of the day.....

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 02/25

    February 21st, 2024

    Now all I had to do was return to Cochrane and find us a home. Eventually I found the perfect place, next to the Bow River, with a red-rock path near the backyard, perfect for running. In the meantime, my next.....

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 03/1-2

    February 28th, 2024

    In early February 2009, after returning from another 30 km around Middle Lake, I checked my email and found a message from an old friend, Michael. He and I had worked together at the Con gold mine.....

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 03/2-2

    March 6th, 2024

    2015 started off full of promise. The Quests were done and I was starting on my professional speaking career. My first engagement was in late February in Winnipeg at the Recreation Connections Manitoba.....

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 05/25

    March 12th, 2024

    Things were busy at the start of 2017. The 7th Annual Run/Walk fundraiser had gone well and this time we were supporting Free to Run in their efforts to introduce figure skating to the Afghan women.....

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 05/25

    March 20th, 2024

    Although my first official experience of running as a sport was at the age of 6, I didn’t really begin to take it seriously as anything more than a convenient means of transport until I was 10......

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 07/25

    March 27th, 2024

    Around the time that orienteering was fading, climbing was becoming my obsession. It started out initially like many pursuits for me, as a purely competitive endeavour. My school friend Rhys......

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 08/25

    April 3rd, 2024

    During my time at university and my time experimenting with training methods I had also had my first taste of coaching and helping others. The truth was that the culture around me, at that......

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 08/25

    April 10th, 2024

    In 2013 and 2014, a significant shift had occurred in the running technology game. Body-mounted sensors had evolved and were now starting to get smart and deliver some very interesting insights......

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 09/25

    April 17th, 2024

    I think in these times we live in media has a huge impact on us, and particularly in the area of age and ageism. We’re told how to act when we’re kids, teenagers, millennials, middle-aged......

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  • Martin Parnell The Ageless Athlete Blog Post 09/25

    April 24th, 2024

    The trip to Cuba had been amazing. However, I knew there were issues with my ankle. My first stop was Dr. Hanlon. How much damage had I caused with the hockey accident? Bill told me that I had......

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