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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...