For the first time given that the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Canada will be represented in the men’s Olympic marathon at this summer’s games in London. With three professional athletes en route to the UK, it’s thought about the largest guys’s marathon contingent Canada has sent to the games given that 1996.

Last week we captured up with one of these men, Eric Gillis, to see exactly how he is really feeling about the upcoming games.

Q: What’s been your inspiration in receiving the London 2012 Olympics?
A: I entered 2008 for the 10,000 metre, as well as I didn’t perform in addition to I ‘d really hoped. At the closing events, when they were handing it over to London 2012 as well as Jimmy Web page hopped out and began playing, I knew I had to exist. This Olympic thing had attacked me in the butt and also I understood I should obtain back to the Olympics to contend well, to leave understanding that’s the most effective I can do, that’s the fastest I can run.

Q: What recommendations do you have for Canadians in their pursuits to remain encouraged with fitness?
A: On the top-notch side, we transform up our runs a great deal. That works well for recreational operating and sports, also. Do not seem like you have to run the same ranges constantly. It’s regarding getting it in, going out the door, venturing out also in the rainfall. But try tough on your own a minimum of when a week and also work as hard as you could that day.

Twelve weeks of their August 12 Olympic race, the last occasion of the Olympics, Eric will certainly be running a standard of 200-210 km a week leading up to race day.

Their instructor, Dave Scott-Thomas clarified, “When you check them on August 12, that’s 0.0001 percent of exactly what they’ve reconstructed to that point.”

How do you remain inspired to get out and run?