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by Joe Dwarf
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: New to running!
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: New to running!

Hi, Erin. I run in Saskatoon, so similar conditions but generally colder. I wear the same shoes (Brooks Adrenaline) summer and winter. If it's icy I will add some spikes, the pull-on kind. Normally on packed snow or cold pavement I don't have traction trouble. You might like trail shoes better but t...
by Joe Dwarf
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 6363

Re: Boston 2018

Yeah, when I read the initial story I thought she truly came out of nowhere, but in reality she had a spectacular college career and was flying under the radar here due to all her time off for injury and school. Still an incredible accomplishment.
by Joe Dwarf
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 6363

Re: Boston 2018

2. Yuki, the men's leader, was so close behind Des. I noticed when he turned onto Hereford that's where he passed Krista. He passed Sellers (the 2nd place woman) along Boylston. They never even mentioned her name, though they did mention Krista coming in 3rd. It was her 2nd marathon ever, and she's...
by Joe Dwarf
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Good running store in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 3403

Good running store in Toronto

Hi, everybody, long time since I've dropped by. My daughter is in the market for a new pair of shoes. She lives in Oakwood Village and doesn't have a car. She's pretty handy with the TTA though. I'm looking for a store to recommend her that would do a good job of fitting her with some new shoes. She...
by Joe Dwarf
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto area bra shopping
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Re: Toronto area bra shopping

Thanks for your help, everybody. I have passed all the info on to Emy.
by Joe Dwarf
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto area bra shopping
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Toronto area bra shopping

Hi, everybody. I haven't been around much lately but I have a question for the Toronto area women here: where are some good places to get a sports/running bra for a young lady with a very large chest? My daughter says she is a size 32FF these days and is having no luck. She's already tried Lulu.
by Joe Dwarf
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Adding a run
Replies: 9
Views: 10314

Re: Adding a run

You also might think about keeping the 3 run/week schedule for now and working towards making one of your runs longer.
by Joe Dwarf
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin forerunner 10 and FR25
Replies: 20
Views: 5275

Re: Garmin forerunner 10

The Forerunner 25 is out. Addresses all the 10 and 15 flaws. Better band design. 10 hour battery. Waterproof. Bluetooth connection gets rid of all the cradle/cord activity retrieval, it happens with Bluetooth. 2-way process - all the popup notifications on your Smartphone go to your FR 25. Recommen...
by Joe Dwarf
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sad story
Replies: 33
Views: 4911

Re: Sad story

My wife gave me a Road ID and I wear it for every run. I think it's especially useful if you are on vacation.
by Joe Dwarf
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: You daily running route
Replies: 11
Views: 2168

Re: You daily running route

One of the things that helped me vary my routes was getting a GPS watch. I was/am quite anal retentive about tracking my runs, so before the watch I would stick to a few planned routes of known length. Now if I feel like taking a different route, I just go for it and my watch lets me know how far I'...
by Joe Dwarf
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Awesome new bike tail light for safety
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

Re: Awesome new bike tail light for safety

For when you live in Calgary and can't afford an oversized truck?
by Joe Dwarf
Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunday
Replies: 14
Views: 2545

Re: Sunday

Air quality index here is in the toilet again, strenuous activity outside strongly discouraged. I'm at work anyway.
by Joe Dwarf
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 70 y.o. woman finishes Western States, 29:59:54
Replies: 2
Views: 2031

70 y.o. woman finishes Western States, 29:59:54

That's 6 seconds to spare on the 30 hour limit, and the course AG record. I'm thinking, "there's a 70+ record to break for a 100 mile ultra?" Story here.
by Joe Dwarf
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Saturday on Boylston
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Re: Saturday on Boylston

Windy 8k done, around 9C and gusts to 60 kph. Yuck.
by Joe Dwarf
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Relative speed between runner types
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Relative speed between runner types

Found this on Quora:

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by Joe Dwarf
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Scotia Marathon: Top 10 Big City Marathon in NA
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: Toronto Scotia Marathon: Top 10 Big City Marathon in NA

I'm a little surprised the field size is so small (4000), I always figured it was bigger than that.
by Joe Dwarf
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: balaclava - recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Re: balaclava - recommendation?

Is there a more calorie-dense food than that, aside from pure lard?
by Joe Dwarf
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: balaclava - recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 2967

Re: balaclava - recommendation?

Dang. That Gordini balaclava looks exactly what I need! I have the CTR Mistral, and the problem with it is that it has frosts up when you cover your mouth & nose so that you can't breathe. Here it is in action, paired with a 2nd polar-fleece open-faced balaclava (it was a -30 day): http://i1217...
by Joe Dwarf
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Snowy Spring Saturday
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Snowy Spring Saturday

11.5 km in -6 and a miserable March wind, with a great topper of wiping out on some ice with about a km to go. Luckily unhurt.
by Joe Dwarf
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Moose Jaw Running Clubs?
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Moose Jaw Running Clubs?

A quick google shows the Moose Jaw Horizon running club, although the website referred to in that link is gone. It's a small town, no doubt you can find them pretty quickly if they are still around.
by Joe Dwarf
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Bread Machines>> Kitchen Gadgets
Replies: 130
Views: 45572

Re: Bread Machines

The only complaints I have about ours is that the loaves are pretty small and they always have a hole in the bottom from the dough hook. But they turn out really well. Anyone have a recommendation for a toaster to use on the bread? We replaced a broken toaster with one from KitchenAid and it sucks, ...
by Joe Dwarf
Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Imperial Friday
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Imperial Friday

I was a little slow getting off this am due to drinking last night with one of your countrymen.


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by Joe Dwarf
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Imperial Friday
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Imperial Friday

Bet I was up before most of you today - 5 miles in London UK this morning, mostly along Regent's Canal. Very nice!


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by Joe Dwarf
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What was your most memorable training run?
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: What was your most memorable training run?

In 2011 I was staying in a hotel in Burnaby for the Canadian Kendo Championships. I was scheduled that weekend to do a 3 hour run as part of training for my first marathon, and I was determined to do it despite it being a very busy weekend and being away from home. It was memorable for a number of r...
by Joe Dwarf
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Final Monday
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Final Monday

Temporarily warm here, +1 and windy. Will do 11 or 12 k after work.

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