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November 27, 2019

This one is a blast from the past taken off our old website. The race is still held each year but they no longer have a full Iron distance. 

The Canadian is Ottawa’s Biggest Triathlon and Ottawa’s only Iron Distance race. Over 1200 people competed this year and K2J was there. We volunteered in the transition zone and raced all at the same time! A very speci...

April 10, 2019

K2J Fitness runners will be back in Hopkinton for the 2019 Boston Marathon.

 Here is a little K2J  Fitness Boston History.

We start 16 years ago, pre-K2J Fitness but these were all K2J runners they just did not know it yet!

Boston 2003

Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot was the men's winner in 2:10:11. The women's winner was Svetlana Zakharova in 2:25:20. The race star...

March 12, 2019

A few tips, collected over the last 15 years on running the Boston Marathon

The 2018 race guide is posted here

PRE-RACE

The Expo

The expo is big. This year's expo is in the usual location the John B. Hynes Convention Centre , 900 Boylston. It's just up the street from the finish line and can be reached by subway on the Green line from Hynes or Copley Stat...

February 7, 2019

Running outside in Ottawa in the winter can have it’s challenges and traction is definitely one of them. Here are some recommendations based on personal experience.

Regular Yaktrax and Yaktrax Pro

Don’t buy them! They don’t work that well on ice and they make running on clear pavement more slippery. The regular ones (without the toe strap) also fall off when runn...

November 29, 2018

Looking for a great way to cross train this winter?  Try snowshoe running.

Here is what you need to know to get  started:

  1. There is a difference between Run Snowshoes and regular snowshoes. The binding system on run snowshoes is designed for the twisting and turning of running and the snowshoes are  both smaller and lighter. If you can find somewhere to rent o...

October 10, 2018


Back in February while sitting at the Barley Mow, on a usual Thursday night over a couple of beers, a few of us were trying to figure which fall race we should do next.....and we came across “The Steamtown Marathon” https://steamtownmarathon.com

We checked out the elevation, the size of participants (capped at 3,000), the location (close to home), time of year...

May 15, 2018

Perhaps it is not fair to write a race report when your feet still hurt from the race 😊 But I have 4+ hours to kill on the train to Seattle so here goes!

Why do it?

The Views!

When my friend Christopher suggested Vancouver marathon as a spring race, I was all in. The route finishes on the Seawall one of my favorite places in the world to run 😊. In terms of beaut...

October 30, 2017

One of the great things about travelling is the opportunity to run races in interesting new places!  You never quite know what to expect!

This weekend I ran the 8th Kokyo marathon in Tokyo Japan. Before you are too impressed, I should explain that in Japan the term marathon is used to refer to any race of any distance. My Kokyo marathon was 21.1 km so it was in...

October 30, 2017

This was the first year for the Marathon du P’tit Train du Nord. They had a marathon and a half marathon distance both of which had relatively small field caps, 1200 for the marathon and 800 for the half. The races sold out very quickly.

Both races are run completely on the P’tit train du Nord, a multi-use stone dust/paved trail which was once a railway line. Th...

October 4, 2017

This was our return trip to the Peak 2 Brew Relay. The six of us in our van had previously run this in 2016 as well (with an additional member – Anita – who had decided not to participate this time). The race itself is a 220+ mile relay from the top of Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid (The ‘Peak’) to the Saranac Brewery in Utica (Where they kept all the ‘Brew’...

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