Been awhile

Well, it has been a while since I have posted here. Maybe a couple of years?

So, hello.

Also, since I last posted, I have had several friends and acquaintances have total hip replacements. So, I have gone from patient seeking advice and sympathy, to expert dispensing advice and empathy.

On a personal running level, I cannot seem to get my mileage to where I like it. I have had weeks of 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100K, but nothing consistent. Life gets in the way as do calf pulls, abductor things and COVID. Going to build an aerobic base (attempt number five million) for the rest of summer, then work on quality training again. See how this goes.

Just spent three weeks in Spain. If you want to go for a running holiday, don’t go there. Especially the big cities, Barcelona and Madrid are nothing but concrete, asphalt, granite, slate and masses of humanity. But beautiful cities, to be sure. Very enjoyable holiday around wine, food and warm weather, also went to San Sebastian, Alquezar, Toledo, Biarritz, France along the way.

If you are heading toward Vancouver Island in Western Canada in the future, let me know. I am the elite athlete coordinator for the stunning Royal Victoria Marathon and the TC10K, which happen in October and April, respectively. I am also president and GM of the Vancouver Island Race Series, which hosts eight road races over 16 weeks from January to April.

Also, I started a Substack column, which has some running content but is for creative writing like satire, absurdist comedy and first-person narrative shenanigans you can view/subscribe for free: https://christopherkelsall.substack.com/p/trail-therapy-where-running-in-the

This link goes to a story where I was running at a local lake. Excellent trail running environment.

Update on hip: No update. It seems fine, I seem fine, I just need to be consistent this summer with volume.

 

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