Training Buddies

Posted by | September 26, 2013 | Why I Run | No Comments
Training Buddies

I would not be the runner I am today without great training partners to keep me motivated, interested and out on the roads and trails at crazy hours like 5:30am this morning for example.  We are there to support each other, train together, laugh together.  I have to introduce my awesome training friends –

Dashing Dave – He is a strong runner, always beating me up the hills.  Dave is a multiple time sub-three hour marathoner and has helped me train for the Boston Marathon, purely out of the kindness of his heart. Who knows what is next on his training plan – maybe a duathlon, maybe a sub-30min 8km race….

Nate the Great – she is awesome at swimming, cycling and running and is introducing me to the world of triathlons.  We had a great summer with some open water swimming in Lake Ontario.  A highlight was our 4km swim from Port Dalhousie to Municipal Beach, St. Catharines.

Great Scott – he is a world class runner, having gone to worlds as a masters runner and now this past summer made it on the worlds team for his age group in triathlon (and did I mention, he just started training for triathlons this past year).  Scott gives us all lots of training advice, as he is a kinesiologist and has lots of experience in track.

On our training run this morning I finally received my nick name:  Janine, the lean, mean running machine.

Janine Moffett

About Janine Moffett

I am a mother of three incredible children, work full time as an instructor therapist, and love to run. I have run 11 marathons, with a personal best of 2:57. This past April I ran my third Boston Marathon. I love challenges and began exploring the world of triathlons in 2014. I completed my first half Ironman at Muskoka in fall 2014 and came first in my age group. Now I am taking on the challenge of a Full Ironman, which I am planning for September, 2015. I believe we need to keep trying new things and embrace life to the fullest. I hope I can provide inspiration and insights to others.

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