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by runshorts
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: PSA: Free Nike 10K run (Toronto)
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: PSA: Free Nike 10K run (Toronto)

Excellent, see you there!

p.s. Good call. The Santa suit might cross the creepy line.
by runshorts
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: PSA: Free Nike 10K run (Toronto)
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: PSA: Free Nike 10K run (Toronto)

You definitely won't be the only creepy guy ;). About half the run leaders are men and I do know of many men who have already registered, so you won't be the only one (but you will be in the minority). The registration form does ask if the registrant is male/female, but I'm not sure what that means ...
by runshorts
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon who is running 2011?
Replies: 219
Views: 13718

Re: Boston Marathon who is running 2011?

Good luck everyone - if you are at the 10am tea party brunch look for me, I'll be the one in the Boston jacket ;).
by runshorts
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: PSA: Free Nike 10K run (Toronto)
Replies: 4
Views: 824

PSA: Free Nike 10K run (Toronto)

Just sharing an event notice with you* - the Nike 10K run in Toronto. The run is a free event but you will still get the usual race swag and post race perks (note, this is a low key run and not a formal chip-timed race). The event is geared to women, but men are also welcome/encouraged to run. Frida...
by runshorts
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Chilly Half - Protest Expected
Replies: 14
Views: 1220

Re: Chilly Half - Protest Expected

Humm, I ran the half (and 10K along the same route before the race) and didn't notice a single protesting senior ... but I often miss spotting happenings along race routes.
by runshorts
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Around the Bay 2011
Replies: 223
Views: 10705

Re: Around the Bay 2011

5K b_squared fe.sweetpea (considering, but not registered) ironboy (considering, but not registered) 30k mcshame Dr. S +Husband (update his status to hubby!) Nick RobinandAmelia Emtmdaddy anners mid_packer 4th yr in a row Jogger Barbie Terrific Whatzit holymoly purdy65 - of course! tortoise UltraQue...
by runshorts
Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon who is running 2011?
Replies: 219
Views: 13718

Re: Boston Marathon who is running 2011?

I'm not around much anymore, but I'm running the 5K and the marathon (the 5k just as an easy run).
by runshorts
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Stress Fracture - what does it feel like?
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Re: Stress Fracture - what does it feel like?

with both of my stress fractures I could pinpoint the exact spot of the fracture on the bone with my fingers (it may take a little exploration the first time since the pain tends to radiate up and down from the fracture, but when you find it you'll know). I could also definitely feel that the pain ...
by runshorts
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Nike Lunar Racer 2 and Lunar Elite
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Nike Lunar Racer 2 and Lunar Elite

A lot of people feel (me included) that the Elites are too high in the ankle. I didn't notice it when I tried them on, but after about 1K of running I could really feel it. I definitely recommend spending time in them before shipping a pair in from the US. I was hoping they could replace my lunar tr...
by runshorts
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Ultras 2010
Replies: 84
Views: 4318

Re: Ultras 2010

I want to run my first 50-miles in the fall ... but haven't picked a race yet. Suggestions for a good "beginner" 50-miler are welcome.
by runshorts
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Around The Bay 2010
Replies: 273
Views: 7786

Re: Around The Bay 2010

Roll call: 30km Jo-Jo Dr. S & the beau (yep we're running together! =) West Grey Runner Robbie-T Purdy65 Mid_Packer UltraQueenga the viking gnu RobinandAmelia jgore Ironboy treadlightly joggerbarbie Mr.joggerbarbie FishHog LadyJ Framboisine Annelizabeth Runnginwild casual-runner - planning to br...
by runshorts
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: What fuels your marathons?
Replies: 28
Views: 1108

Re: What fuels your marathons?

My exact answer wasn't in your list of choices. I bring my own gels, but use the race course's water and sports drink. Ditto. Water and gatorade (mouthful of each) every 2 miles/3k or thereabouts, depending on the aid stations. At the aid station closest to 12/22/32K I substitute a gel for the gato...
by runshorts
Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The Toronto Marathons - Math Fun?
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: The Toronto Marathons - Math Fun?

Thanks to you and your lightening quick skills! So of the ~1900 folks who finished Toronto, over 8% had just run Waterfront. Interesting.
by runshorts
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Picking a marathon race pace
Replies: 57
Views: 2543

Re: Picking a marathon race pace

Does anyone consider that an adequate base for beginning marathon training? The real question is what to do now, amp up big or switch to half and try again later? I would tend to agree. Or go at it with really no expectations of time-- if only a small PB or none at all would really be such a disapp...
by runshorts
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Where's your running log?
Replies: 49
Views: 1942

Re: Where's your running log?

I am lazy and old school. Lazy because I just started keeping a log in 2009. Old school because I use a paper log - a friend gave me a runner's log last Christmas and to my complete surprise I've kept it up. My log consistents of the date and distance/run type. Not pace or weather or shoes or anythi...
by runshorts
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The Toronto Marathons - Math Fun?
Replies: 32
Views: 744

The Toronto Marathons - Math Fun?

I am hoping that someone with speedier spreadsheet skills or more time on their hands :) than me can find an answer to this question .... In 2009 how many people ran BOTH the Toronto Waterfront and Toronto marathons (just the full marathon)?
by runshorts
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Closed
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Boston Closed

Doonst wrote:Woa, I just saw a few days ago on the Runner's World forum that it was at 17,000. I figured I had another month to ponder. Oh well.



I was expecting a December sellout, so I was taking a bit more time to decide as well. So much for procrastination. 2011 it is.
by runshorts
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Looking For Input On Marathons
Replies: 45
Views: 1451

Re: Looking For Input On Marathons

If you've run both of the races (marathon distance only) in the following sets, I'd like to ask you a few questions for an upcoming magazine story. Please send me a PM or email at dgtemporun at gmail.com if you'd like to participate. Thanks in advance! Both London and Waterloo All three of Mississa...
by runshorts
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ING NYC Marathon 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1054

Re: ING NYC Marathon 2010

I won't decide till closer to the deadline. I may consider entering with Team Fox next year, now that they have set up charitable status in Canada. 8) Although I got in through the lottery I ran with Team Fox this year (as did my husband who did not gain entry through the lottery). Great experience...
by runshorts
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Registered for Boston!
Replies: 29
Views: 801

Re: Registered for Boston!

I've already got the flights booked as well. Porter Airlines (flies from downtown T.O.) was already all booked up. Air Canada had some cheap seats available if you are willing to leave early on Saturday (6:25 a.m.) and return late on Monday. I am so pumped! Seriously, Porter is out of seats?? I jus...
by runshorts
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Registered for Boston!
Replies: 29
Views: 801

Re: Registered for Boston!

The BAA recently sent me an email warning that registration is well ahead of the 2009 pace - it was a register soon to avoid disappointment email. It may be just good marketing, but I'm going to register this week.
by runshorts
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ray Zahab - an amazing story
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Ray Zahab - an amazing story

I liked the movie, but loved the supplemenatry footage -- I wish the two had been integrated better, but that's because I like geeky details that the movie omitted. In both the movie and his book Ray comes across as a really likeable guy - I'd love to listen to him speak about his experiences.
by runshorts
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ING NYC Marathon 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1054

Re: ING NYC Marathon 2010

I won't decide till closer to the deadline. I may consider entering with Team Fox next year, now that they have set up charitable status in Canada. 8) Although I got in through the lottery I ran with Team Fox this year (as did my husband who did not gain entry through the lottery). Great experience...
by runshorts
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: The Big apple takes a bite outta Run26.2...with pics
Replies: 43
Views: 1035

Re: The Big apple takes a bite outta Run26.2...with pics

Congrats! I regret not signing up for that billboard thing, it sounded much more confusing when the woman at the booth explained it (her explanation invovled texting) so I said no thanks. Next time.
by runshorts
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: HCmD Struggles Through the 34th Annual MCM
Replies: 33
Views: 1172

Re: HCmD Struggles Through the 34th Annual MCM

Wow, I didn't even make it to the beer tent start line, nevermind setting a PB. I glanced over and my stomach said no thanks, so I listened. Congrats on the race. I too would highly recommend running MCM - I loved it.

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