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by Mid_Packer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon -- New Cap Perhaps ??
Replies: 15
Views: 2219

Re: Boston Marathon -- New Cap Perhaps ??

I think Boston 2015 will be another tough year to get in. For 2014 there were say 5,000 or so that got the entry since they didn't finish last year. Then there were say 6,000 more due to the deisre to be there. So with typcial 25,000 or so about 11,000 extra this year. Keep in mind that the time cut...
by Mid_Packer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston by the Numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 671

Boston by the Numbers

Often we don't pause to consider the magnitude of the planning and infrastructure behind the scenes. Here are some indicators for Boston Source: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/event-information/by-the-numbers.aspx As I read the list, little stats had me thinking... wow ..600 sheets plywood...
by Mid_Packer
Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Freeze spray?
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Freeze spray?

Thanks for the input. Apparently he did it 3 weeks ago, and the bruising had almost gone away within a week. Then, he was fine to run on it, but the pain has returned in the last couple of days so he has rested and iced it. He plans to rest again today and go out for a run tomorrow to see how it fe...
by Mid_Packer
Thu May 23, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time
Replies: 41
Views: 4454

Re: An update on Rick Ball - he's having a tough time

Thanks for sharing the update, I've ben wondering why we haven't heard anything from him or about him.
Sending you good vibes Rick.

Dave
by Mid_Packer
Wed May 08, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sportstats/Timing question
Replies: 35
Views: 2146

Re: Sportstats/Timing question

Somewhat related...,. are the interval times gun or chip? I recall one time checking my split time in a race (not this one) against what was posted on the site (Sportstats or some other I don't recall) and it was not what I had on my watch but was pretty close to watch plus difference between gun an...
by Mid_Packer
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 2013 Mississauga Marathon
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: 2013 Mississauga Marathon

Marathon
RobinandAmelia
toobusy
cbaker1
AlfiefromPickering (just registered Monday night)

Half Marathon
Getfit
Mid_packer & daughter

Relay

10K

5K
by Mid_Packer
Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Birthday present for runner
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Birthday present for runner

A simple idea. A mouse pad with a memorable photo. Lots of places do them. Might consider a photo that woudl be of you/your family with him at the end of a race that he has completed. It can be motivating since a mouse pad is usally ihn use quite a bit (I never could get used to using a touch pad ) ...
by Mid_Packer
Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Runners with Pacemakers
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: Runners with Pacemakers

I'm ok, but I will be getting checked out. My resting HR keep dropping and I'm getting some skipped beats. I used to be pretty steady with resting rate of 44 but it is trending down to about 38-40 and sometimes dips to 30-32. While that might be ok if I was in tip top shape from training, I'm not ri...
by Mid_Packer
Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Runners with Pacemakers
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Runners with Pacemakers

Do any of you have any experience with a pacemaker? Any runners you know that have one? Implications, stories good bad or otherwise?

Dave
by Mid_Packer
Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Marine Corps Marathon
Replies: 11
Views: 1121

Re: Marine Corps Marathon

Sold, what does that mean? I'll bet the Canadians get squeezed on the exchange rate. The credit card exchange surcharge is a bit less than 3% for each transaction. So if you buy they add the 3 and when you get a credit they deduct 3 so about 6% charge. I've had this happen in US stores at the checko...
by Mid_Packer
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Lisa's Suprise PB at ATB
Replies: 26
Views: 1788

Re: Lisa's Suprise PB at ATB

Well done Lisa, should give you lots of confidence going forward.
Nice that you didn't get caught with the train (I'll bet there were 3000 of us by the time it finally passed), would be shame to spoil your PB if you got it

Dave
by Mid_Packer
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Time Trial Saturday
Replies: 22
Views: 1162

Re: Time Trial Saturday

I am envious of those who can put 20-30K. I am stuck back at about 14-16 and still running on empty after that,
Oh well, its a long road back (literally)

Dave
by Mid_Packer
Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ATB Training Option?
Replies: 18
Views: 6009

Re: ATB Training Option?

Doonst wrote:When I hit 2:30 at ATB (5 minute pace) I had been running 1:42 halfs the previous fall.



Last time I hit 2:30 at ATB (2011) I wasn't finished yet ! :lol:

However a review of my signiture line shows that in 2008 I was 1:42 at the chilly half and 2.31 at ATB, same figures as Doonst
by Mid_Packer
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Waterloo Marathon
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Re: Waterloo Marathon

Robbie-T wrote:I've done this marathon 2x, and it is very lonely at the front too. The course is nice, the roads aren't closed, met up with a horse and buggy one year, but you are mostly on country roads, only busy part was at the end.



You raced against a horse and buggy? :lol:
who won?

Dave
by Mid_Packer
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: If you don't mind...
Replies: 28
Views: 2038

Re: If you don't mind...

Done, was it a test, did I get the right answers :)
by Mid_Packer
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Dirty Girls 2012 - 48 Hour Race Report - Ultraqueen Pic Adde
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

Re: Dirty Girls 2012 - 48 Hour Race Report - Ultraqueen Pic

Well done Ron, Iwatched the video as well, that adds some more to the imagery, thanks for sharing.

Dave
by Mid_Packer
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: "Toad" Practice Session Saturday, July 28
Replies: 18
Views: 3613

Re: "Toad" Practice Session Saturday, July 28

readysetgo wrote:I missed the practice day. Does anyone know if i can still run around that trail if i pay for a day rate at Pinehurst?

Thanks

Its a public concervation area, pay your adminission fee and you have the whole park to explore.
by Mid_Packer
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Thursday @LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 1900

Re: Thursday @LHR

Running wioth LTR clininc after work, TBD if I do some miles and or gym at noon as well.

Dave
by Mid_Packer
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Remembering the First Running Boom
Replies: 24
Views: 1449

Re: Remembering the First Running Boom

Started about '79-80 to mange weight, never a runner in high school as all those events were for the fast people--100's' to 800's. No one really mentioned that running shorts were, well....short. Today generally a longer inseam, vs those days when it was cut right up there. Still see a few views of ...
by Mid_Packer
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey
Replies: 18
Views: 2492

Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

atta boy Bryan !

Dave
by Mid_Packer
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Sulphur Spring 100 Race Report (my 1st 100)
Replies: 36
Views: 2114

Re: Sulphur Spring 100 Race Report (my 1st 100)

Awesome, and from what I see in the pics, despite the heat your are dry man, how'd that happen? Half of an everest climb is huge. How does Sulphur compare to other courses? I found that start/end hill to be too much for me to climb, but I only have Run for Toad to compare as I'm not familiar with ot...
by Mid_Packer
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Heed vs Perpetuem for Ultra Races
Replies: 12
Views: 2497

Re: Heed vs Perpetuem for Ultra Races

Last time I order S!caps I got them from
http://www.runjunk.com/electrolytes.aspx

The price with shipping was lower than from

http://www.succeedscaps.com/

Shippping is $4 vs $ 23

Dave
by Mid_Packer
Sun May 27, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Sulphur Springs Trail Run
Replies: 112
Views: 17238

Re: Sulphur Springs Trail Run

Great results everyone. I did a 1 lap as the relay and was suffer'n from the heat, don't know how you are able to run for hours. I did have the benefit of a few beer and other fluids later on to hydrate. Then decided to run a few more miles since we dont have any hills here. Got 2 miles in, did a do...
by Mid_Packer
Tue May 08, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 4 Dark Suits, 3 Strangers, 2 Paramedics and 1 Fire Truck
Replies: 46
Views: 2455

Re: 4 Dark Suits, 3 Strangers, 2 Paramedics and 1 Fire Truck

Susan, sounds like quite a day. I have the same problem of light headedness after stopping so I can relate. In you case you already fully stressed from 26 miles so it can add up quickly. Glad you made it through withou the exra trip to the hospital.

dave
by Mid_Packer
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Finish Line crowd for 3rd Wave finishers- Boston
Replies: 17
Views: 791

Re: Finish Line crowd for 3rd Wave finishers- Boston

A general observation is that is easier for you to find a specators, (provided you know where to look) than it is for them to find you--too many people going by and you have an unknown arrival time at any point unless they have live tracking and they are near one of 5km increments. So the the words ...

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