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mare giacalone
mare giacalone
toronto , ON Canada
Stuff About Me:

8 years of running
3 coaches
16,000 kms 
6 marathons , 5 half marathons, 1 -15kms , 5-10kms , 4-5kms
11 pairs of shoes
1248 gels ingested ( ugh )
20 new amazing friends


FEB 15

it has been a very cold , snowy and difficult season to train  here in Toronto .  Last year the city was very lucky to have such a mild winter , but this year someone really pissed mother nature off and she's come back with a vengence . 

Winter is always my strongest season to train. I do well in the cold ,  not so much in the heat , so my time / pace flucuates greatly between seasons.  Unfortunately with the amount of snow fall we've received , my training has not been stellar and two weeks ago while running an 8km race I PULLED my hamstring as a result of bad footing and an aggressive pace .  LISTEN TO YOUR COACH , he/ she is always right . 

As a result i've been sitting on tHE sidelines the last  14 days , and i'm going crazy !!!!! All im doing is thinking about distance NOT covered and 8 weeks to the race , 6 with taper . AHHHHHHHH! Try telling a runner to relax and take it easy . HA !

i'm also leading my own SPIN-A-THON to raise funds for Wake Up Narcolepsy on March 3 , in Toronto (  i'm a certified spin instructor , a past time i much enjoy ) and need to get the hammy better for that as well . 

It promises to be a ton of fun and when completed i'll post some pics . 


FEB 28 -

It' a beautiful Wednesday here in TORONTO .  A fantastic day to run , if i could . I continue to be plagued with injuries .  The hamstring,  which has worsened won't allow me to run long distance at my race pace .  So i've had to completely slow down and shorten the distance.   My most recent afflication associated to the hammy , is my big toe and continues to feel pressure when striking the paverment .  Worried ? who me ? Oh you know i am .   I waited a life time to get to BOSTON and this training season has just been so challenging .  Some would say , i'm being tested  before being 26.2 miles tested .   Some will tell me ,  " what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ."  I know once i arrive and am at the start line , i'll let adrenaline drive me .  Just a little hard to think about the start line being so far behind in training . 

regardless -  my WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY FUNDRAISER is this saturday,   WAKE UP TO SPIN , a morning of spining , with prizes , giveaways , food and drink .  Hope to raise a nice chunk of cash for the foundation . 

will document with pics , once completed .















 Boston .   Monday April 16 2018

It gives me great pleasure to be able to support such an important cause and to truly give back .  Help me reach my goal of $5,000 .


Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland    




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mare giacalone's Fundraisers

Wake Up Narcolepsy 2018 Boston Marathon Team Image

Wake Up Narcolepsy 2018 Bost…

Amount Raised:



123% Raised of$5,000 Goal