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by alexk
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas Monday
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: Merry Christmas Monday

ultraslacker wrote:Merry Christmas!!!

I just did a slow and snowy 5km.


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Me too - very slow on messy/icy roads - on Canada's other coast :). Merry Christmas & happy holidays everyone!
by alexk
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Montreal marathon cancelled...
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

Re: Montreal marathon cancelled...

Read this news last night. I wonder if it might give a slight increase in participation in some of the October marathons in the maritimes this year (PEI, Moncton, Valley Harvest in Wolfville, NS). If this happened to me, I'd be looking for another race, for sure. The maritime temps are usually more ...
by alexk
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Steamy Sunday . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 2598

Re: Steamy Sunday . . .

Jwolf wrote:
RobW wrote:Negative split my way to a marathon PB today. Passed a lot of people and finished strong. That was fun.


Awesome. :D

You forgot to say you broke 3:20 and broke a PB from 3.5 years ago--by over a minute!! :)


So awesome & inspiring!!! Huge congrats :).
by alexk
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Beat the Heat Sunday . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Beat the Heat Sunday . . .

Beautiful & sunny day here, too! Spent the morning cheering on my strong & speedy daughter @ a duathlon, and ran the trails with some friends in the afternoon. Days spent outdoors are the best :).
by alexk
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Happiness Friday
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Happiness Friday

Very happy run done on the trails w/ my friend and her pup :).
by alexk
Thu May 11, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Getting it done at BMO, a tale of a new PB
Replies: 19
Views: 7290

Re: Getting it done at BMO, a tale of a new PB

Great race. Great report. Big congrats to you, Stampie :). And I love the pics - so full of fun!!!
by alexk
Wed May 03, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: New shoe Wednesday
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

Re: New shoe Tuesday

I got new shoes today :). If anyone wears Saucony Triumph ISOs, they're on sale now @ Sportcheck - $99 from $189. I got in a rare lunch time run today - 5.5 sunny miles! I love spring :)
by alexk
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: London Marathon Sunday 23rd April 4:30am kick off
Replies: 18
Views: 2872

Re: London Marathon Sunday 23rd April 4:30am kick off

If you haven't seen Krista D's post-race interview, or read her blog post, I recommend you do. It's worth the watch/read. She's a class act - so gracious, honest & such an inspiring role model. As my kids become more and more active in sport, I see how it can bring out the best and worst in a lo...
by alexk
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!
Replies: 40
Views: 11909

Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!

Huge, huge congrats!!! What a beautiful report from a beautiful person and runner :). I loved following your RE on Marathon Monday, Cheryl! It's infectious!!! Keep it coming :). I have no doubt you'll be back.
by alexk
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 7024

Re: Boston Monday

Awesome racing, ladies! Celebrate big :)
by alexk
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Flying to Boston Thursday
Replies: 8
Views: 1557

Re: Flying to Boston Thursday

Wish I was flying to Boston too - so exciting!

A gentle 7 miles w/ the sunrise, for me.
by alexk
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston 2017..elites are dropping like flies
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Boston 2017..elites are dropping like flies

That's too bad. Gillis represents Canada so well. Love that X ring - I'm a X grad, too :).
by alexk
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: scrumhalfgirl in Canadian Running mag :)
Replies: 11
Views: 2250

Re: scrumhalfgirl in Canadian Running mag :)

Yes - so cool. Love how you make it all work, J. Inspiring!
by alexk
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: "The Secret Life of Fat"
Replies: 63
Views: 17088

Re: "The Secret Life of Fat"

I listened to the podcast yesterday on my long run. While I couldn't imagine following her nutritional regime, I didn't find it offensive. It seemed like it took her a long time, and a lot of work, to figure out what worked best for her. I have a friend who shares a similar story. Maybe that's why h...
by alexk
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 348980

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

I started jogger running w/ all 3 of my babies @ 6 months. Sweet times ahead, RA. Have fun :).
by alexk
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Finally Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Finally Friday

Peaceful early morning run here. It was mild for February (6 degrees), and starting to brighten at 6:00 am! I love early signs of spring - so full of hopefulness :).
by alexk
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: went well WEDNESDAY
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: went well WEDNESDAY

Cold & wet here - the story of our spring! I did 5 easy miles on the TM this afternoon. I've got an unhappy lower back - maybe my SI joint .... The run was mostly pain free but not 100% :(.
by alexk
Fri May 27, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Thursday anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Thursday anyone?

Lunchtime 10k tempo in 46 minutes. Felt strong and could have gone longer but with wu/cd and showering it doesn't give me much time. 13.5k total Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Nice work. Speedy! I ran long today - a lovely 20 miles. My weekend will be spent in Saint John watching my swimmer at ...
by alexk
Fri May 13, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Already FRIDAY
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Already FRIDAY

I had a great run, too - also outside & warmer than it's been (about 12 degrees) but not humid :). 18.5 happy miles. I love being able to do my long run before the weekend. It's more relaxing to know no one is at home waiting for me!

Happy Friday :).
by alexk
Fri May 13, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Saucony Triumph ISO . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 9693

Re: Saucony Triumph ISO . . .

I just bought a pair of Triumph ISOs & I'm in love. I've been running in them for about a week. I love how light - but cushionie - they feel. I've been struggling to find the right shoe for about a year & I think they're a keeper. Today's long run will be the final test. I also wear the Kinv...
by alexk
Fri May 13, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Swimsuit
Replies: 5
Views: 4933

Re: Swimsuit

Have you looked at Team Aquatic or Swim 2000 (both on-line)? My girls are competitive swimmers & I buy most of their suits from Team Aquatic. Good luck & enjoy the swimming! PS. I see that you're from NB. If you're close to Saint John, there's a meet the 27 - 29 at the Aquatic Centre. There'...
by alexk
Wed May 11, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wednesday
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Wednesday

RobW wrote:Got in a good 8k tempo (12k total) at lunch. Tempo was sub 4:40 so at least I'm at my former GMP. Time to try and get some speed back.


Same for me today! I, too, am trying to build back some speed :).
by alexk
Tue May 10, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Magnificent Monday
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: Magnificent Monday

Magnificent because I turned 50 today :D , the sun is shining, and all is beautiful. I started the day with a one-hour run. Have a great day, everyone!! Happy birthday! I started my day w/ one last magnificent run in beautiful Bermuda. It's a lovely place to run and enjoy the sun. I hated to say go...
by alexk
Tue May 03, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?
Replies: 70
Views: 34241

Re: How Realistic is a Marathon Negative Split?

I'm getting better w/ the negative/even splitting. I think it has a lot to do w/ experience, or marathon maturity, setting a realistic goal, and practicing MP in training. Of course, factors beyond our control (like weather) also play a part. I've run TO twice - 2013, 2014. There was only a 1 minute...
by alexk
Sun May 01, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Day Sunday -confused tracking thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1781

Re: Race Day Sunday -confused tracking thread

So excited for Jesse. What an awesome race!!! Hello Boston :).

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