Running to Ethiopia

Ethiopian footpath. Photo by Greg Pressley 2005

Hello. This is my first blog. I have been posting a lot about my marathon running on Facebook and I’d like to share with you some of the experiences I have been through to become a world athlete.

Ethiopia 2005 Photo by Greg Pressley

In 2005 I flew to Ethiopia for the gruelling training which allowed me to run a marathon there. Training in Africa was so different than training in Canada. Even resting was totally different than back home. Training, some mornings meant getting up at one a.m. to run 40 or 50 kilometres in the mountains listening to the hyenas cackling in the darkness while we pushed ourselves to reach our personal bests. Everything was so different – different exercises, different running styles, and all at 10,000 feet above sea level.

Ethiopia 2005 Photo by Greg Pressley

It has been quite a journey, which I will share in these blog posts. I’d love to hear about your running regime and where you are at in your training.