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by k8
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: New to running!
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

Re: New to running!

my fave for winter running https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5017-316/MICROspikes-Traction-Device A nice running down front vest is helpful, I got one on sale last year from Eddie Bauer, then you can layer the long sleeves underneath that. I think in Calgary in the winter you might want a balaclava at t...
by k8
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Trail shoe replacement suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: Trail shoe replacement suggestions

Thanks NIcholas! I have been eyeing pair of sauconys on thelasthunt site.. goretex and $84.. I had a look at mec a few months ago, should go back now that I'm looking more at shoes than camping stuff. :) and typically, it is rooty, not lots of verticals (I'm anti-hill haha) but certainly uneven terr...
by k8
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Trail shoe replacement suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: Trail shoe replacement suggestions

Thanks for your thoughts! I might be the same since the only shoes I bought for "trail running" actually didn't seem to work well. :roll: We do have a running store in town (guelph) but they don't have great trail shoe options, more road shoes. I'll keep looking though!
by k8
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Trail shoe replacement suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Trail shoe replacement suggestions

Hi everyone! Past few years I've been running trails in Merrell Siren trail light hiking shoes. Doesn't make a lot of sense oerhaps, but they seemed to work well, and they had sticky soles that were nicely grippy (vibram soles). They were perhaps a tad narrow as they split eventually at the ball of ...
by k8
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Spartan Race!
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Spartan Race!

Wow - I thought the tough mudder looked intense but the video on the page for this makes it look harder (although I guess it's a shorter race). Ottawa is sold out, anyone running Toronto or Montreal?
by k8
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Free Trail Running Canada e-mag
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Free Trail Running Canada e-mag

sweet!
by k8
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Asics and Mizuno
Replies: 55
Views: 16690

Re: Asics and Mizuno

anyone know if there is a difference between width D and width B in mizunos? i would imagine that D is actually wider.. i'm looking at getting either the cabrakan 2 http://www.holabirdsports.com/m/Shoes-Women/Trail-Running-Shoes_Women/Mizuno/p1/Mizuno-Wave-Cabrakan-2-Lady/044545.htm" onclick="window...
by k8
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Warrior Dash - Looks like a Blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 1935

Re: Warrior Dash - Looks like a Blast!

I'm hoping to do this with a group of a few friends. It looks like so much fun, and for me is a feasible distance also. I did the mudrun last year and had a great time, even though the route got messed up somehow. Only downside is that weekends in July are competitive.. with all the different things...
by k8
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Storm Tuesday
Replies: 46
Views: 1346

Re: Toronto Storm Tuesday

gym today for some mini strength class at lunch.. it was kind of boring, but i am already having muscle soreness kick in (although, realistically it's probably from yesterday when i decided to try ab ripper x). i am thinking of trying a boxercise class tonight, we'll see what my legs think about tha...
by k8
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Snowshoeing
Replies: 23
Views: 1410

Re: Snowshoeing

pts where are you renting from? mec?
by k8
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Confusing Tuesday
Replies: 33
Views: 989

Re: Confusing Tuesday

Great trail run today with the exception of my trax breaking ( a wire coil popped off of one of them) and me falling like a doofus. Luckily no one saw :oops:
by k8
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Run with new friend FRIDAY
Replies: 44
Views: 1101

Re: Run with new friend FRIDAY

so i went running on the trail a bit later today, it was getting rather dark amidst the cedars. i started thinking to myself, wondering what time packs of coyotes start to become active. then i kept hearing the jingle of a zipper tag on my vest and thinking it was a dog tag on a collar; but of cours...
by k8
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Mizuno Ascends trail shoes
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Mizuno Ascends trail shoes

this is so helpful right now as I think I will finally need to get some trail shoes. Are any of these Mizuno ones ok for pronators? I currently have Mizunos and love them, although I can't remember what model they are right at this moment..
by k8
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Priformis syndrome
Replies: 11
Views: 1509

Re: Priformis syndrome

just a second vote for pigeon pose from yoga.. there are a few seated postures also that are helpful for stretching this area, although i can't remember their names and my description would be laughable.. so i recommend a good yoga google search. :)
by k8
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Raining Thursday
Replies: 56
Views: 1002

Re: Raining Thursday

i may regret this, but i'm driving into town and going for a trail run.. belly full o' coffee included. hopefully i can outpace the mosquitoes.. it's a bit muggy out there!
by k8
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 348959

Re: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...

i'm only popping my head in because when i read the title of the thread my initial thought was "hot running" as in "hot yoga" and i thought this was a new crazy regime or something! and pts, you can always book a run date with me.! as long as we find a trail or path somewhere, i'...
by k8
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Woke Up Early Wednesday
Replies: 64
Views: 1376

Re: Woke Up Early Wednesday

lovely jaunt through orangeville at lunch.. i couldn't force myself to the gym with the promise of +15 degrees outside! i really wish this particular town had some more trails, however. i hate hate hate sidewalk/street running. the day started off questionably as i could not sleep from about 3:30 am...
by k8
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday Test Day
Replies: 67
Views: 1127

Re: Tuesday Test Day

Size5 wrote:7.5 miles which made me moderately happy. I think I need new shoes, that or a pedicure but maybe both :lol:


Both sound good to me!
by k8
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday Test Day
Replies: 67
Views: 1127

Re: Tuesday Test Day

awesome dinner time run in the sun around work. no trails around here unfortunately but there were some pretty old victorian houses to run by. lovely!
by k8
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Lululemon for Running
Replies: 512
Views: 33111

Re: Lululemon for Running

what are compression socks for??
by k8
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Lululemon for Running
Replies: 512
Views: 33111

Re: Lululemon for Running

I picked up the Run: Team Spirit Long sleeve top the other day. I am so in love with it!!!! Haven't run in it yet but I love it!! So silky smooth, has a larger neckline (to allow the heat to escape) and has that thumb hole that I love. :) Did you get the yellow one? there is one on the website i th...
by k8
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: running/sport shirts for long torsos
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: running/sport shirts for long torsos

hey thanks for the opinion. i found a nike shirt yesterday at winners that was a bit longer.. we'll see what happens after i wash it. i like the lulu shirts a lot but they're just so much money.
by k8
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Another grey THURSDAY
Replies: 61
Views: 1348

Re: Another grey THURSDAY

lovely if somewhat disjointed run this morning down by the river in guelph.. it was a bit too mucky yet (perhaps i was too optimistic in my hopes that the trail would be tolerably dry). had a few stops and starts as hasan the dog and i attempted to negotiate the obstacle presented by a woman with a ...
by k8
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: running/sport shirts for long torsos
Replies: 4
Views: 377

running/sport shirts for long torsos

Any suggestions on brands or shirts for people with longish torsos? I have a hard time finding workout or running wear that is long enough for me.. and I don't think I'm freakishly out of proportion. I am happy with a lulu runtech tank during the summer but long sleeved and short sleeved coolmax typ...

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