Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2019- looking back & makin planz

so, It's Boxing Box 2018- I'm sitting at my uncle's place in Saint John waiting for the World Jr to come on. Team Canada are defending Champs. My Dad and my cousin Ali are here. I ran with Ali today, Run 112 of 2018 - just over 500 miles. I've had over 500 miles every year since 2005 now all logged on Garmin. I had a few 500 miles plus before that but it was pre-garmin. This was my lowest mileage year however in the past 15.

Was not able to find the time, motivation, or the drive to train properly for Ironman Tremblant. Deferred due to injury then have given up on that dream. I don't think this is something I can do without swim training like I was able to do for the half ironman. One swim a year on raceday just isn't enough training :)

A couple new developments: one being adding a new virtual trainer and ZWIFT to my training. I have figured out how to link Zwift to my Garmin so this should reflect nicely on my 2019 totals. Also, Strava, which I resisted, is a nice add to the training.

Plans for 2019:

Hypothermic Half in February
Lorneville Loop in April
Fredericton Half in May
Father's Day Race in June
Campobello Marathon - June 23, 2019
Marathon by the Sea in August
KVC Memorial Marathon in September
or Legs for Literacy in October

Monday, December 25, 2017

Looking forward to 2018

Christmas Day 2017

Sitting in my sister's kitchen in the Kootenays, overlooking the lake.

It's minus 11 degrees. Going for a run in a bit.

133 days running this year - should be close to 140

Big goals for next year - really just 1 - Ironman Mt. Tremblant

Just need to survive the swim ....

Friday, December 15, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

2017... the plan

2017 - Let's go!

January #30in30 x
Hypothermic Half  - Feb 19x
Pete's Pub Dash - March 19x
Lorneville Loop - April 9x
Fredericton Half Marathon - May 14 yes
Ottawa Marathon - May 28thx
Lubec Marathon - June 25 yes
Rev Half Iron Triathlon - July 9 yes
Marathon by the Sea -  August 13 yes


2016 - Wrap Up ~ Statistics


All Time:

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Challenge St Andrews 2016

Fourth Challenge Tomorrow

2103: 6:18:26 swim  44:38 bike 3:07 run 2:18
2014  6:00:06 swim  41:11 bike 2:52 run 2:19
2015  6:33:33 swim  44:12 bike 3:18 run 2 :21
2016- 6:23:11 swim  41:47 bike 3:12 run 2: 18

updated new years day 2019- with tos

got my legs shaved for tomorrow.. will see if that makes me faster...

188th place
2016: 6:23:11  swim 41:47 bike 3:12 run 2:18

6:18, 6:00, 6:33, 6:23.... swim times all within 4 minutes.. run times all within 3 minutes

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Fredericton Half Marathon

pretty pumped with this result since I havent been loggin as many miles as other years ~ 64th place in the half marathon

64 1841 Kurt Gumushel Chamcook NB CA M 17/65 M4049 1:43:29 1:43:20 4:56

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Olympic Ttri

really need to work on transition

1. figure out watch/ reset
2. KY Jelly on ankles
3. leave shoes in clips and go barefoot into T1
4. shoehorn for T2
5. gum T1
6. Cliff bar T2

also, no spicy food the night before

overall a fun day

thanks Verne

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Fredericton Half Marathon 1:48

Friday, March 21, 2014


just looking over my finish time for the Challenge Half Iron Triathlon from last year... not going to beat that time if I can't get by this injury

Saturday, February 1, 2014

2014 - Run 7 - LSD 3 - 16K by gumushel at Garmin Connect - Details

2014 - Run 7 - LSD 3 - 16K by gumushel at Garmin Connect - Details

ok.. I was sick. Ok, I have been going to the gym most every day. Ok, I have been spinning there for 30 minutes each visit... but, after January, I'm only at 7 runs, 3 of which were long? I need to run shorter, more often and log more miles.

the next day- much soreness in the back of my calf- lower and some sore ness in the outside of my left knee area

was planning to bike today- will see

one thing that I hadn't realized since I haven't been using blogger was that i had my PB in the half only a few weeks before New York. I wonder if that contributed to my not having the best run in new york?

Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 - the plan - whatyathink coach?

The Plan: 
Until Dec 1st
Until Dec 31st
Until Race Day
Half Marathon Run
Half Marathon Walk
Additional Brunch Tickets
Note: The above fees are in Canadian $, 13% HST will be added to the event registration fees
Each registrant rec

Lorneville Loop 13K - 2014
Saint John, NB
Sunday, April 13, 2014
36th Annual Fredericton Marathon
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Queen Square Park
Fredericton, NB, CA

Challenge St.Andrews
Sunday, July 6th, 2014
St. Andrews, NB, CA

BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Charlottetown, PE, CA

2013 At A Glance
My Motion Based Runs for 2013 - 121
1391 KM- 864 miles

So, 2013 is almost over. I'm out here in Nelson BC visiting my sister with my Dad.

I've put on a few pounds over the holidays and during the last month due to a nasal infection. I was on 14 days of antibiotics, taking the last one on Christmas Eve. I flew out here Christmas morning and my luggage arrived three days later.

I had a good year, 121 Runs for 864 miles.
50 bike rides for 1422 km

I completed a half Ironman and the New York Marathon. It was quite a year. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

KV Challenge Half Marathon- PB *

KV Challenge Half Marathon: 

After missing my PB the Sunday before by 3:27 seconds, (I made a mistake thinking it was only 20 seconds somehow... looking at wrong year in the motion based archives)

I still  managed to get PB last Sunday by 34 seconds... and did the half marathon in  KVC  3:01 faster than the week before at Indulge...

Indulge: 47:29 for the first 10K

15th place  #1736 Kurt Gumushel St. Andrews NB M 4/6    M3039   17 1:45:14 3:34:56   5:08
16Kurt GumushelM 40-49St AndrewsCA 1:42:38
my best half marathon time...
1:43:12 (Fredericton 2008)  1:45:39 (Indulge 13)  1:42:38 (KVC 13)... New Personal Best by 34 seconds

KVC Half ----  46:10 for the first 10K, 56:30 for the second 11K

Indulge half - 47:29 for the first 10K, 58:00 for the second 11K

(Thanks Verne)

KV Challenge Half Marathon Results - 2013-10-13    
PositionAge PositionFirst NameLast NameSexAge End of YearCityCountryTimeClub

11JeffQueenM33Saint JohnCA 1:21:29
21RobertBennettM45NauwigewukCA 1:23:05
32RemiGuitardM33MonctonCA 1:23:38
41BrendaGuitardF47Saint JohnCA 1:28:01
52CathyJeffreyF40FrederictonCA 1:29:33
62MichaelLynchM47Saint JohnCA 1:30:30
73BillWoodM38QuispamsisCA 1:30:46
81DonMurrayM58Saint JohnCA 1:31:32
91AdamMcIllwraithM27QuispamsisCA 1:33:46
104SteveHanlonM39Saint JohnCA 1:33:57
115EvanDoucetM31QuispamsisCA 1:34:58
126Jonathan "140.6"ClarkeM37Hatchet LakeCA 1:35:51
131StephanieChaseF34OromoctoCA 1:39:52
143StephenHickeyM42RothesayCA 1:41:52
152PeterCoakleyM57MintoCA 1:42:26
164Kurt GumushelM 40-49St AndrewsCA 1:42:38
171RichardFolkinsM60Saint JohnCA 1:42:44

Sunday, October 6, 2013

12  4006 Kurt Gumushel       Chamcook        NB   CA      M   3/6    M4049 1:45:39  5:02 

the first Indulge half Marathon in my home town meant get the lead out and run as fast as I could, and that's what I did!

47:29 for the first 10K

 15    1736 Kurt Gumushel            St. Andrews     NB    M   4/6    M3039   17 1:45:14 3:34:56   5:08

my best half marathon time...
todays time:
25.. seconds