We are finally getting our act together and will be adopting a new/more sophisticated check-in system for our workouts via MINDBODY.
We ask that everyone; both drop-ins and personal coaching athletes setup a Mindbody account HERE. Even if you have an existing account, click on the link to activate yourself as a client with Mile2Marathon.
For drop-in athletes:
Your current drop-in passes will carry over onto this new system. Once you setup the account, we will go in to the Mindbody system and credit you with the # of workouts that remain on your current pass. No need to purchase anything new right now.
Future passes will be purchased through the Mindbody site/app. You can do so by clicking on any of the scheduled workouts. You’ll then have the option to buy a 10-pass, 5-pass or single class pass.
This system should be much easier for you (and us!) to track your attendance and remaining workouts on your pass.
For personal coaching athletes:
You will still attend workouts free of charge. Once you have created an account we will assign you credits for the workouts. The credits will either automatically reload or we will assign you a billion credits, for the duration of time you are receiving personal coaching.
Check-In process at workouts:
This is going to be a bit of a work in progress. Please be patient with us as we find the best system to roll this out. But it should look something like this:
  1. You go onto the Mindbody app to sign-up for a workout, sometime prior to the start of the workout. This step is likely optional. We don’t have a cap on # of people at practice currently, so it’s not all that important for us to know if you’re going to be there in advance.
  2. When you get to practice you find the coach who is in charge of check-in and have them check you in OR you check-in yourself on your own mobile device, all on the Mindbody app.

 

This seems pretty straight forward. We are concerned about everyone showing up at once and it taking forever to check-in everyone. So, if you’re able to show up a bit earlier than usual and be proactive in seeking out one of the coaches to check you in it would be appreciated.

Chicago Marathon
Kate Gustafson 2:40:06 PB, 19th OA!
Eoin Craigie 2:50:36
Kerri Andres 2:55:24 PB
Kat Mylvaganam 2:58:54 PB!
Dana Henson 3:18:42 PB!
Alanna Goobie 3:43:11
Tammy Pigion 3:44:38
Marc Dowdell 4:23:35
Erica Kim 4:40:00 PB!
Victoria Half Marathon
Meg Lewis-Schneider 1:15:31 PB, 3rd OA!
Bri Hungerford 1:20:01 PB
Karen Thibodeau 1:20:43 PB!
Liam Baird 1:21:31 PB!
Lee Kennett 1:21:35
Anthony Buonassisi 1:24:12 PB!
Kat Moore 1:24:17
Steph McGregor 1:25:34 PB
Kash Bogart 1:26:48 PB!
Walter Downey 1:27:07 PB!
Thom Green 1:30:18 PB!
Aaron Carveth 1:32:05 PB
Gemma Slaughter 1:34:25
Shannon Banal 1:35:32 PB
Kim Bennett 1:40:04
Mark Soo 1:52:34
Chris Atkinson 1:52:53 PB!
Rose Cass 1:55:28
Allison Ribaux 2:06:19
Sandra Sukstrof 2:11

Victoria Marathon
Adam Buzinsky 2:36:12 PB!
Colin Kerr 2:40:09
Andrea Lee 2:48, 3rd OA!
Farid Muttalib 2:50:47 PB!
Tadashi Yamaura 2:56:08
Asita Perera 3:02:23 Debut/PB!
Ellis Gray 3:02:38 PB!
Graham Colby 3:06:59
Mark Dawson 3:09:07
Brent Webb 3:11:35 PB!
Ami Yamaura 3:22:10
Johanna Hudson 3:23:33 PB!
Lisa Dinh 3:24:56
Eileen McPherson 4:07:22

Victoria 8k
Josh Potvin 24:59 2nd OA!
Neasa Coll 29:31
Phil Finlayson 31:17

Okanagan Marathon
Shannon Dale 3:13:11
Brandon Hillis 3:40:50
Gary Franco 3:54:28 PB!
Lei-Lani 4:05:56 PB!

Okanagan Half Marathon
Megan Brown 1:27:58 PB, 2nd OA!

Granville Island Turkey Trot
Fergus Kung 38:55
Colton Higgins 39:42
Colin Brander 41:02
Katie Bowyer 41:31
Mark Topacio 43:12
Mat Zielinski 44:36
Shirley Wood 49:11 PB!

World’s Toughest Mudder Sonoma
Michelle Ford 3rd OA!!

MEC Belcarra Trail Race
Jill Delane 1:06:25
Jenna Nutting 1:17:34

Race day is fast approaching for many big races across the world. If you’re traveling to a marathon, you best be prepared and pack appropriately. There is nothing worse than getting to your hotel and realizing you forgot your lucky race socks at home.

Check out our suggested packing list below

Important!
Passport
Wallet (with credit cards)
Mobile
Airbnb or hotel information
Race registration info on your phone or printed out

Race Day Gear
Pro Tip: pack race kit in your carry-on luggage, just in case…
Running shoes
Shorts, bra, socks, and long sleeve for shakeout run
Shorts, bra, socks and tank for marathon
Throwaway clothes for race morning: toque, old sweatpants, water-resistant poncho, old warm long sleeve, old cotton sweatshirt (older and warmer the better – you’ll never see this stuff again)
Racing hat in case of rain or heat
Racing gloves or arm sleeves in case of cold weather
Garbage bag (big one) to sit on in the athletes village
Kleenex pack to bring to the athletes village
Water bottle for before the race
Racing sunglasses (bring to race start only if planning to wear them)
Post-race layers: jacket, poncho, mitts, toque (give these to your family members)
Small tub of vaseline or body glide
Aleve or other pain/inflammation relief

Food
Snacks for flight: bars, bananas, etc.
Oatmeal packets
Gels, gummies, etc. *exactly what you need for race day, plus a few extra

Clothes
Comfortable travel/walking shoes for all non-running related activities
All-weather jacket
Sunglasses
Underwear (can never have too much underwear!)
Compression socks for flight (we know, so stylish right!)
Non-running clothes – it’s okay to be a bit inconspicuous once in a while and walk around in regular clothes
Essential makeup, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, deodorant (gotta look good out there too!)