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by O Z D
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Shoe Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

Re: Shoe Question

Eta: how did you get your hands on a pile of 30% coupons?? :shifty: I have been a group leader for the 10k clinic for the past 2 years and get a coupon at the end of the clinic, because you have to spend $50 I don't usually use them only for shoes. I thought there was an expiry date on the coupons ...
by O Z D
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Music While Running
Replies: 53
Views: 4462

Re: Music While Running

I don't always listen when I run, but when I do I am picky. Not only am I picky about what songs I use, I often try to order my songs on purpose. Songs than slow build at the start, pump up songs, a few motivational kinda ones etc in the middle. My Run/Workout playlists ALWAYS include: Lots of Beast...
by O Z D
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: May 11, 2014-Sporting Life 10K
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: May 11, 2014-Sporting Life 10K

After last years race I swore I would never run another Glassman race again. He is out as race director, but the press release said he was still advising.... I will wait and see if the new regime can fix the massive problems they had last year before I give them my money. Hope it works for them this...
by O Z D
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Salt Sugar Fat
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

Re: Salt Sugar Fat

This book helped to strengthen my will power, especially with so called 'healthy' snack foods i.e. granola bars. They are marketed as healthy, but are really no more healthy than a chocolate bar. It's called "health washing." Basically, if a product has to tell you how great it is through...
by O Z D
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: SL10k Gets new Race Director!
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: After the 2013 fiasco, SportingLife 10K replaces RD!

I ran the first non-CRS year (2012). It was my first 10K, I was full of adrenaline, I paid $45 and got a $50 SL Gift Card.....I overlooked/didnt notice the problems. By the time I ran 2013, I had run enough races to realize that not closing off intersections, not having medical staff, letting the fi...
by O Z D
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: SL10k Gets new Race Director!
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

After the 2013 fiasco, SportingLife 10K replaces RD!

http://run.sportinglife10k.ca/sites/default/files/2014pressrelease.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This was the only possible outcome that would convince me to give it another try. Based on last year I will never run a Glassman race again. I will still await more details about the...
by O Z D
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: question
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Re: question

It is illegal in the sense that its probably private property.
by O Z D
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: If the Pros are promoting it, then ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: If the Pros are promoting it, then ...

This reminds of the article I read yesterday about the fact that Nutella is not a healthy part of breakfast. They quoted a ton of people who they portrayed as genuinely surprised. How about a little common sense. Just because Lebron James is fit and he endorses McDonalds, does not mean you can eat M...
by O Z D
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Are colour runs are a faux-charity scam ??
Replies: 52
Views: 6421

Re: Are colour runs are a faux-charity scam ??

Playing a little devils advocate here, but its sort of ironic to see all the "oh no someone is making money" sarcasm, because I am sure in a couple months when SportingLife and YongeSt 10k registrations open we will be back to the good old "Who cares if Sportinglife10k is a disaster, ...
by O Z D
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin’s new FR620 & FR220 GPS running watches
Replies: 30
Views: 8817

Re: Garmin’s new FR620 & FR220 GPS running watches

They look pretty smart.
by O Z D
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Canadian runners who rely on apps like Nike+
Replies: 5
Views: 5902

Re: Canadian runners who rely on apps like Nike+

As a Canadian who uses the Nike+ system, I am pretty sure you will find ALOT more Daily Mile folks :)

I use it, but not so much for the community features, but I'll get in touch anyways.
by O Z D
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Runners and racers
Replies: 32
Views: 1797

Re: Runners and racers

I don't race for the sake of racing much right now, but I do run "unique" races or ones that I have a history with. I run a couple races with a group of friends that we do every year, doing a couple odd distance trail races, a country road 8k up by my folks place....stuff a little out of t...
by O Z D
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Head Lamps
Replies: 17
Views: 3868

Re: Head Lamps

I bought an Engergizer one, similar if not the same as the one from the race, at Home Depot. Seems fairly cheap to me. Under $20 if memory serves.
by O Z D
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ear buds
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Ear buds

Personal responsibility. Banning them because a few people have them so loud they cant hear the outside world is heavy-handed. I run with music periodically and I hear everything that needs to be heard. I hear bike bells coming up behind me, I hear "on your left" runners passing me, I LOOK...
by O Z D
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Best running magazine
Replies: 35
Views: 6407

Re: Best running magazine

Maybe it's just me, but the OP seems like spam disguised as a poll. :? But it's raising money for a school, so that's a good cause I think. Except for the fact that their kid will get the 40cent monkey keychain for selling 3 subscriptions :D /sarcasm For the record, the link just takes it to the Sc...
by O Z D
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Missing Dog-Taylor Creek Park area
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Re: Missing Dog-Taylor Creek Park area

One of my usual routes. Just added the # to my cell just in case.

Hope this turns out well :)
by O Z D
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Feed Zone Portables
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Feed Zone Portables

I have seen a couple of sample recipes from this book and they seem interesting. I love the idea of using real food instead of gels etc.

http://feedzonecookbook.com/portables/

Anyone tried this book out?
Opinions?
by O Z D
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Agave Syrup and Stevia- better than sugar?
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Agave Syrup and Stevia- better than sugar?

I am pretty sure sugar/sweetner is one of the most contentious arguments out there when it comes to nutrition. The article you linked about "sciencebasedmedicine" implied that Truvia = Stevia, and that is simply not true. Its like saying that chicken breast and a tofu-based chicken-shaped ...
by O Z D
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Agave Syrup and Stevia- better than sugar?
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Agave Syrup and Stevia- better than sugar?

Wow. I wonder if this article was paid for by the sugar industry. Truvia is NOT a highly purified Stevia extract. Its an sweetner made with stevia extract (0.5%) and sugar alcohols (90%) and added flavours. http://www.dietitiancassie.com/the-truth-on-truvia/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return f...
by O Z D
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Vasectomy
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Re: Vasectomy

My guy at the Gentle Vasectomy Clinic (yup) said 2 weeks.

I followed the advice and it was fine.
by O Z D
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tri Gear For Beginners
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Tri Gear For Beginners

Great article, but is there no end to the gibberish and nonsense of the comment section on any article on CNN. Sheez! Far be it for me to defend CNN, but that goes for pretty much any comment section on any article on any major newspaper that has a website. The Toronto Star comments section is vile...
by O Z D
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Hornet Juice
Replies: 4
Views: 1872

Re: Hornet Juice

I am far from an expert, but I do know that Stevia is a leaf (natural), that is ground//powdered and used as a sweetner. It does not spike blood sugar like sugar AND sucralose. Some people find Stevia leaves a bitter aftertaste and don't like it, but I am fine with it. I tend to only buy whey protei...
by O Z D
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Hornet Juice
Replies: 4
Views: 1872

Re: Hornet Juice

From the website "Hornet Juice does not contain stevia. Stevia is an artificial sweetener that is widely used in Japan but not FDA-approved as a sweetening agent and food additive.Hornet Juice contains Sucralose instead which does not have the bitter after taste that Stevia has." So Stevia...
by O Z D
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands
Replies: 67
Views: 5390

Re: Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands

Route looks nice and scenic, but I have a hard time picturing how there will be enough room for the runners with that many loops, and turns

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