Author Archives: Tanis Smith - Road Racer

VLOG: Hamilton Trail Adventures

Hey everyone! Thanks for tuning in! I’m feeling much better since my last post with the help of some awesome trail runs. It’s about time for another video blog! Check out today’s adventure on one of the many trails in … Continue reading

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Climbing out of the dark hole

I just wanted to write about my experience. Partly for others, partly for myself if I find myself in that unfortunate place again. Over the last few weeks I’ve been quiet, and for good reason. I’ve been trying to climb … Continue reading

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Debuts all around!

Looks like some of you were right! It was in fact the 10,000m on the track where I made my debut in last weekend! I’m not quite sure exactly where the idea came from, but as I created my racing … Continue reading

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The Art of Pacing

How fast should I aim for? Always the big question before a race. We don’t want to go out too hard and die but, we also don’t want to go out too slow and have more left to give at … Continue reading

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Mississauga 10k Recap

Life stress. It’s an important factor in racing performance that is often overlooked. Since December I have been working on my application for physiotherapy school which included having to retake a course because mine didn’t “count.” After a few stressful … Continue reading

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Thank you Krista!

History has been made today at the Boston Marathon! I like to think of this as the year where the grinders won! Desi Linden won the Marathon so amazing! She is always the runner-up so it’s great to see her … Continue reading

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Spring Run-Off Race Recap

I’m going to keep this week short and just recap last week’s race! Last week I ran the Spring Run-off 8k at High Park in Toronto. Being a Canadian Running Series event, I was especially looking forward to this one. … Continue reading

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The Story of T

Where does resilience come from? Is it a part of who we are at birth? Is it something we learn that is shaped by our experiences in life? It’s hard to say for certain, but here’s a short story of … Continue reading

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Spring Race Recap

I hope everyone is recovering well from ATB 30k this weekend! I don’t know what hurts more my calves or my ego but I will get over both of those ;). I haven’t done any race recaps yet this year … Continue reading

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The Grind: How to Get Through Tough Workouts

Whether you are lifting weights in the gym or running hard intervals on the road, you need to be able to focus yourself when things get tough and you start to become tired. I have several tricks that I use to keep myself focused and I try to add to these constantly to improve my mental game. Continue reading

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