Bio : Originally from Northern Ontario, I studied history then education at the University of Ottawa. I now live in the Niagara region where I teach phys ed and health in a small French language elementary school. Having met my running objective of qualifying for the Boston marathon on several occasions, I now focus on racing my friends on Strava segments around town.
- I grew-up playing hockey and baseball in Northern Ontario. Then switch to running xc in high-school. I only became a focused runner in my early thirties as a way to stay active after leaving the men’s beer league hockey team I played for. Qualifying for the Boston marathon became my goal at that time.
- No real adversity, it can just be difficult at times to juggle a running schedule, work and raising active kids.
- As an elementary school phys ed teacher, running permits me to lead by example, as well as the obvious effects of being fit and energetic. It also gives me a personal sense of purpose, other than being a dad and a school teacher.
- Training really depends on where I am during a marathon cycle. I normally try to run between 45 and 50 kms a week when not training for a race, but that goes up to 90-95 kms a week when I focus on an event. During the summer, I might replace easy runs with time on the bike just for a bit of variety.
- #1 fitness tip? Consistency!