Posts in the "Endurance" Category

  • Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

    Watch our video of a 4 day hike on the beautiful Juan de Fuca Marine trail on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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  • Adventures of Greg and Helen

    We have a new YouTube Channel! Join Helen and I as we hike, we run, we bike, we paddle, and we adventure all over the world! Please subscribe here: Adventures of Greg and Helen channel trailer: Our recent 120 mile TransRockies ultra marathon adventure video series:    

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  • 2015 MR340 race report

    Helen and I had an absolutely fantastic spring and summer training on Special K putting in well over 650 km on our new tandem pedal powered boat which Rick Willoughby named “Special K’s”. Our season started with a 5 day training vacation in early April at Brentwood Bay Resort in Victora, BC. We docked Special […]

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  • 340 miles down the Missouri river. Race report.

    It’s zero-dark-thirty at some unknown ungodly hour on Tuesday night somewhere on the Missouri river, some 18 long hours after the race start in Kansas city at 8:00 am earlier that morning. I was doing pretty well –  In 1st place men’s solos, and 3rd place over-all out of 235 human powered boats. Navigating on […]

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  • Self-transcendence 24 hour ultra marathon race report

    Self-transcendence 24 hour ultra marathon race report The idea to run this crazy race which is around a 400 meter indoor track in Ottawa resulted from the San Francisco One Day ultra being cancelled at the last minute. Helen and I had spend the entire summer training to get ready for for the SF1D. I […]

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  • New shop / new me

    Wow – it has been a while hey? And it’s not like I haven’t been busy – just not the kind of busy you would likely be interested in hearing detailed blog posts about. No ocean crossing expeditions, no ultra marathons, no new world record attempts. I’ve listed WiTHiN for sale, but I am seriously […]

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  • I ran 100 miles!

    Well I finally did it! After 3 failed attempts at running 100 miles I was successful at the San Fransisco One Day ultra on Saturday Oct 23 – 24th. It’s unbelievable and completely unexpected and I have no idea how this happened, but I actually tied for 4th overall out of 52 runners with a […]

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  • Jacked on carbs

    Yeeeee-owza! I’ve just come off of a 7-day fat loading diet and I’m enjoying my first day of a 2-day carb loading period prior to my 24 hour ultramarathon in San Fransisco on Saturday. After my waffles with maple syrup breakfast with a fresh pineapple and toasted bagel with jam for lunch, I can feel […]

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  • Spain bike trip and another ultra

    Helen and I just got back from our longest vacation yet: 21 days. Our trip started with the Virgil Crest ultra marathon on Sept 25th. Helen successfully finished the 50 miler and I dropped out of the 100 mile race at about 70 miles due to some bad stomach issues where I resorted to ‘trotting’ […]

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  • Lost Sole 1, Greg 0

    According to Wikipedia, a “Coulee” is: Coulees are generally deep steep-sided ravines formed by erosion, commonly found in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. If you try to run across Coulees, they will destroy you, crush you, and you will hurt. And they will make you cry like a baby. (OK – so maybe […]

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  • Be careful what you wish for

    The photo above is from July 4 (almost 4 weeks ago) near Frank slide shortly after the start of a VERY long trail race – the 147 km Sinister 7 ultramarathon. My first attempt at running this distance resulted in having to drop out after about 19 hours and 120 km with severe blisters. It […]

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  • Hamburger Feet – the Sinister 7 ultramarathon

    “No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.” ~ Charles Kettering There was a storm and I got off my ship. It was my second dreaded DNF (did not finish) in my athletic career – the first was the 24 hour human powered distance record […]

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  • My back yard

    If you don’t live here (Calgary), I am sorry and I don’t mean to rub this in your face or anything, but check out the pictures from my Saturday training run with my buddy Bryon. Bryon Howard and me at the 9100 feet summit of Mount Allen in Kananaskis It has been a long-time goal […]

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  • My first ultramarathon – race report

    The Northface Endurance Challenge Gortex 50 mile ultramarathon race report To say I was having a good day would be the understatement of the year. I was on fire and after 9 hours I was flying through the mountainous course feeling WAY too good. Something bad just HAD to happen… My first triathlon coach gave […]

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  • Well, we have the cabin top assembled! This is pretty cool because it’s the first thing we’ve made that actually looks like Ocean WiTHiN! We’re also pretty psyched to see that Stuart Bloomfields design magic works like a charm. After building the cabin top jig and fitting the 3 cabin top carbon panels into position, […]

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  • I seem to blast through iPods as fast as I blow through sneakers. Last summer during training for the 24 hour human powered boat record I purchased a totally water proof enclosure for my iPod from OtterBox because my previous iPod got wet and eventually died. I was sick of buying new iPods so I […]

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  • After only 2 days into my Peru trip, I got a text from Ken with the bad news that we got kicked out of the hanger that my friend Steve so kindly offered to us as to build the new ocean crossing human powered boat – Ocean WiTHiN. I guess the owner of the Citation […]

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  • Machupicchu

    Machupicchu – training vacation

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  • Peru trek

    Backroads Peru Trekking Trip Helen and I just got back from a 9 day, lodge to lodge trekking trip in Peru from Cusco to Machupicchu ( Machu Picchu ). It was a seriously incredible experience. We stayed in these amazing lodges by Mountain Lodges of Peru – top comfort accommodations in the middle of nowhere […]

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  • I just finished a 100 km running week. I’m not sure if I have ever run that much in one week previously, but I didn’t find it that tough. I think the most difficult part was running INSIDE around a track for two, 2-hour runs and one, 3-hour run. The weather here is still cold […]

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