Articles written by: Chad Ronalds

Hiking and skiing the Rockies with my daughter — Colorado style
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Hiking and skiing the Rockies with my daughter — Colorado style

Traveling is not something I’m accustomed to, but my oldest daughter lives in Colorado.

Spartan race senior addresses naiveté and endurance
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Spartan race senior addresses naiveté and endurance

Even to call this a run is misleading: for many of us doing the race, the best that can be achieved is a steady walking pace up the slope and a cautious slow jog on the way down.

Spartan Race Montreal: Father and daughter are climbing toward victory
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Spartan Race Montreal: Father and daughter are climbing toward victory

Being on a ski hill on a nice summer day sounds idyllic until you realize you’re not there for the scenery but to complete a potentially gruelling five to seven kilometer run, up and down the hill and complete the obstacles, many of which will be located in mud.

Spartan Race Montreal: Hitting the halfway point
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Spartan Race Montreal: Hitting the halfway point

I am at the midpoint in my training towards the five-kilometre Spartan Race and its 20 or so obstacles with my daughter Bryn.

Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover
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Spartan Race Montreal: Senior spartan hits a wall, finds strength to recover

Chad Ronalds is preparing for a Spartan Race in Montreal this summer. You can read each installment in his journey by clicking here. As I prepare for my first Spartan Race event – a five kilometer run with 20 obstacles – I realize that thinking I’m in reasonable shape for […]

Chad Ronalds at the gym. (Photo: Caroline Ronalds)
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Spartan Race Montreal: The making of a senior spartan

So here we are, a brand new year, full of hope and promise, unblemished as is only possible at this early juncture, time to make some new habits. But who has the time?