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by tgilpin
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Mississauga vs Toronto Marathon (May)
Replies: 49
Views: 9037

Re: Mississauga vs Toronto Marathon (May)

I ran toronto once and mississauga full 3 times (along with the half many times!). I prefer Mississaga over Toronto for one main reason....when the full marathoners are down running on the Martin goodman path at about the 27-28 km mark you run right by the finish and get to hear and see all the half...
by tgilpin
Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Marathon Sunday
Replies: 16
Views: 1040

Re: Marathon Sunday

Congrats to all those who had a great race today. Unfortunately not great for those of us cheering in front of the incident in Hamilton today. My thoughts go out to his family.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4956769-runner-dies-after-collapsing-at-road2hope-finish-line/
by tgilpin
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunday and sunny
Replies: 15
Views: 1316

Re: Sunday and sunny

15.5 KM run done. First long run in several weeks. It was way too hot/humid for me so it was extra slow...but it's done! Week 1 of marathon training done :)
by tgilpin
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The 8 Stages of Marathon Running
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: The 8 Stages of Marathon Running

OMG! So funny! I had to share on FB :D :D :D
by tgilpin
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Thursday's Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: Thursday's Thread

First time at the track since last fall. Ran 4 x 800 m repeats with 400 m rest in between, plus warm up, cool down.
by tgilpin
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What's up? Wednesday
Replies: 16
Views: 1013

Re: What's up? Wednesday

8 KM at 6:30 am...I'm really enjoying the cooler morning weather :)
by tgilpin
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Philly M...19 weeks and counting!
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Philly M...19 weeks and counting!

Thanks for the encouragement and tips. Jenn, the book has 4 hr, 4:10 and 4:25. The paces for 4:10 have the long runs between 6:23 and 6:32 which I already do. Then the 4 hr has them between a 5:41 and 6....So big difference! I figured I would use them as a guide but it is unlikely that I will hit th...
by tgilpin
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Isn't anyone running Monday?
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Isn't anyone running Monday?

8 km run at 6:30 am and it was a nice 15 deg C.
by tgilpin
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Philly M...19 weeks and counting!
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Philly M...19 weeks and counting!

Yikes! I'm trying to figure out a training program...although in the past I have never really stuck to one other than the obligatory long runs. This time will be different lol! I have the FIRST (run less, run faster) book which I will try to follow, the 4 hour finish program...although the paces loo...
by tgilpin
Sat May 03, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Mississauga Marathon - Anyone ??
Replies: 42
Views: 2411

Re: Mississauga Marathon - Anyone ??

If anyone wants their splits to show up on Facebook and Twitter here's how you do it http://chronos.sportstats.ca/chronos/event.xhtml?eventid=120" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; When your name shows up at the bottom and you click on the box (red) it will turn green...that's how you'l...
by tgilpin
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Mississauga Marathon - Anyone ??
Replies: 42
Views: 2411

Re: Mississauga Marathon - Anyone ??

I signed up last week to run the half marathon. After a winter of injury and little to know running and a dismal performance at the Chilly half I needed another spring half to somewhat redeem myself. It still will not be a PB, but it should be a much more enjoyable race. Let's just hope the weather ...
by tgilpin
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: STWM roll call?
Replies: 24
Views: 1710

Re: STWM roll call?

Marathon: ratherawkward (#4531, purple corral) canalrunner: 4 hour RW pacer-7th year Half: Purdy65 13669 AjaxRunner 8269 MrsAjaxRunner 8270 Phorunner 1214 - green corral (Though, I'm registered for the full, getting it changed at the expo) fingerboy 7540 - highly unlikely my coach will let me race ...
by tgilpin
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: So how old are you old people?
Replies: 207
Views: 14158

Re:

no_onions wrote:I will be 40 in March. I never thought of myself as a 'Master'. I guess I really am getting older. I feel the same as I did when I was 25 (except I never get a chance to sleep in anymore).

Mike


I will turn 40 on March 15th - however act and feel like a 20 something :dance:
by tgilpin
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sears Great Canadian Run and GoodGuysTri
Replies: 28
Views: 4028

Re: Sears Great Canadian Run and GoodGuysTri

I only just saw this post! good luck on your run this Saturday. I did the run from Bolton to Blue Mountain on Sept.21 in the pouring rain :D But the sun did come out at the end as we were preparing to finish at Blue Mountain. And thank you so much for raising funds for this great cause. My nephew ju...
by tgilpin
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Question about Calf Strain
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Question about Calf Strain

All from racing a 6 year old....duh! Did you at least win ??? :shifty: :lol: :wink: It was a "Tie" because I was hopping on one foot. If you ask her...she won :wink: At least I didn't pull up like Johnson did in the famous Bailey v. Johnson 100 m race.....i finished strong on one leg!
by tgilpin
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Question about Calf Strain
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Question about Calf Strain

Thanks Andy...it is the inner gastrocnemius and each day I am feeling improvements so it must have been a more minor tear. I am thinking of tapping for the run and/or using a compression sleeve. I just didn't know how effective they really are. I hear your warning too...I don't want to push it and e...
by tgilpin
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Question about Calf Strain
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Question about Calf Strain

Thanks Jen, that's what I thought....give it time (which I don't have much of LOL) I can walk without pain now but when I push off from the ball of my foot and can "feel" it. The swelling is all pretty much gone. My back up plan is to walk some of it and have my daughter run some of it. As...
by tgilpin
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Question about Calf Strain
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Question about Calf Strain

I need some advice from you all... I strained my calf on Sunday play racing with my niece. It was very painful so I went to the ER and they said nothing torn, achillies is fine but it could take 5-7 days or even a couple of weeks for a calf strain to resolve. I was icing the first 24 hours, now I am...
by tgilpin
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Muggy Monday
Replies: 27
Views: 1743

Re: Muggy Monday

got out for a nice 10 km run this morning - it was humid...but got it done!
by tgilpin
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: It's all starting to make (medical) sense...
Replies: 62
Views: 6708

Re: It's all starting to make (medical) sense...

It is amazing how much sleep affects your daily life. As a person who struggles with insomnia, I can relate!

My mom and cousin both have the CPAP machine and it totally changed their lives. I wish you many a well rested night, and look forward to seeing your running posts :D
by tgilpin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wake up! Wednesday
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Wake up! Wednesday

I'm going to the track tonight with a running group to do speed work. I have no idea what this will entail...but I am scared :help: I believe we will to a 1 mile time trial, then 400 m sprints. The leader is working out target times for us...I hope he is kind to me!!! I also did 1 hour weight traini...
by tgilpin
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Missing Monday?
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Missing Monday?

First time back to the gym/trainer in 3 months. Full body weight lifting + core work for 1 hour this morning. It was so tough...but good! I'm ready for a nap now though Zzzzzzzzz

Rest day from running today.
by tgilpin
Fri May 31, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Prancercise
Replies: 26
Views: 2428

Prancercise

New trend??? LOL! Happy Friday

http://youtu.be/o-50GjySwew
by tgilpin
Thu May 30, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Coolsaet to chase Drayton's record at STWM in October
Replies: 49
Views: 4794

Re: Coolsaet to chase Drayton's record at STWM in October

I was in the finishing shoot 2 years ago and watched Reid cross the line to qualify for the Olympics. It was pretty awesome :D I have been pondering my options for the fall and have decided to register for the half again and look forward to seeing the Canadian Record being broken. As Jenn said, I wo...
by tgilpin
Wed May 29, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Soggy Wednesday
Replies: 24
Views: 1170

Re: Soggy Wednesday

Hill workout tonight...hot, hazy, humid and HILLS....should be great :roll:

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