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by HCcD
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Kenyans looking for hosts for Vancouver Marathon
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: Kenyans looking for hosts for Vancouver Marathon

Found a place for them! On a related note, if you're at a race or race expo, and you see any of the African elites hanging around, go say hi. I've met a bunch of Kenyan guys, and they are always super happy to chat and make a friend. I think our Canadian nature is to leave people alone and let them...
by HCcD
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Park Run Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Park Run Canada

Hola Peeps, I just joined Parks Run Canada at http://www.parkrun.ca/ this passed weekend .. it is a Free Global Running Group all over the globe that offers a Free 5K event on Saturday mornings ... It is a grass-roots organization, non-profit. Check out to see if there is a local club near you. All ...
by HCcD
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?

If I recall, in Ottawa, back in 2008 or so, Phil Marsh from Running Room led a group of residents at the Ottawa Mission House to kickstart a running program for recovering addicts, etc .. I believe that at least 8 of the participants completed the marathon? Not sure if the program is still continui...
by HCcD
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?

If I recall, in Ottawa, back in 2008 or so, Phil Marsh from Running Room led a group of residents at the Ottawa Mission House to kickstart a running program for recovering addicts, etc .. I believe that at least 8 of the participants completed the marathon? Not sure if the program is still continuin...
by HCcD
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs
Replies: 4
Views: 3062

Re: Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs

Jwolf wrote:If you've only worn them three times, the store should really take them back...


Unless, from the price point, they were clearance shoes and unfortunately, not eligible for refunds, as a result ??? :?
by HCcD
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?
Replies: 23
Views: 4858

Re: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?

I would actually dispute that running is expensive, at least compared to other sports. What are the basic requirements? A pair of shoes, a t-shirt, some shorts? Say $150 to $200? What's golf cost? You have clubs, shoes, clothes, balls, green fees, etc. Tennis? Shoes, racquet, balls, etc. Hockey? Eq...
by HCcD
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Good running store in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 3139

Re: Good running store in Toronto

Hope JS doesn't see this or I may get fired, but ... just get her to go to the local RR and get fitted for the proper shoes then buy online? Ha !!! There are a number of online sites these days offering both current and previous versions from 25-50% off ... :shifty: :wink:
by HCcD
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 12682

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

:shifty: :lol: You know what they say about assumptions...you should probably quit before you continue to make an *** of yourself :wink: You are derailing the thread. You recall wrong. I don't run to BQ, there are other interesting/adventurous/challenging races out there . I've done Boston twice in ...
by HCcD
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 12682

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

You recall wrong. I don't run to BQ, there are other interesting/adventurous/challenging races out there . I've done Boston twice in the past, and don't feel the need to keep going back there. I'm NOT American, don't live there or have family there. Like I said, I always finish strong regardless an...
by HCcD
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 12682

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

+100 They can expect the Juggernaut train spring run right into they daisy chain. My finishes are always a sprint from 100m out, and I finish strong. The daisy chain ladies... I mean, as long as they only joined hands in the last 4 or 5 strides before the finish line, who are they bothering? It's p...
by HCcD
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 12682

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

No you didn't steal..but you could have done the right thing i.e. return the item. Imagine if everybody did that eh..just saying. As far as the thief part, if you've overstayed a downtown parking meter by 20 minutes, you've stolen way, way more than this guy did. The other day I got home from the g...
by HCcD
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: WOW...Utter BS
Replies: 26
Views: 4224

Re: WOW...Utter BS

...are women asking for female only races, or is it an assumption / ploy on the part of the organizers? I get demand-supply aspect, how low self-esteem might drive some to only run in those races. I mean this is apparent when it comes to gyms e.g. good life fitness v gym that caters to plus size cl...
by HCcD
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Woman Collapses at Half Marathon
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Woman Collapses at Half Marathon

This video plays even at work. Sad story, may her soul rest in piece and condolences go out to her kids, husband and family. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=woman+in+a+half+marathon+in+Philadelphia+collapses&view=detail&mid=C06CCABB91753CBFB02DC06CCABB91753CBFB02D&FORM=VIRE Woman Di...
by HCcD
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Woman Collapses at Half Marathon
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Woman Collapses at Half Marathon

This video plays even at work. Sad story, may her soul rest in piece and condolences go out to her kids, husband and family. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=woman+in+a+half+marathon+in+Philadelphia+collapses&view=detail&mid=C06CCABB91753CBFB02DC06CCABB91753CBFB02D&FORM=VIRE Woman Di...
by HCcD
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?
Replies: 19
Views: 7214

Re: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?

Ottawa / Kanata area has several outlets nowadays that I frequent regularly and have found great deals up to 50-75% off ... And, yes mainstream brands of Asics, Saucony, NB, Mizuno, Nike, etc ... Outlets in terms of actual stores that have an online presence but using these as a brick and morter loc...
by HCcD
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Ottawa treatment for crackly knees?
Replies: 13
Views: 4963

Re: Ottawa treatment for crackly knees?

Francine Eastwood at Evolution Physiotherapy http://evolutionphysiotherapy.com/about-us/bios/ ...
by HCcD
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Pressure cooking
Replies: 30
Views: 10326

Re: Pressure cooking

I bought an instant pot on Black Friday and still haven't used it! I need to take some time to sit and figure it out, and I just haven't. My dad saw something about them on tv the other day (I didn't realize it was a Canadian product!) and said there were so many safety mechanisms that it's almost ...
by HCcD
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Swimming...
Replies: 203
Views: 40575

Re: Swimming...

The pull buoy is great for getting the body rotation down. To practice breathing, I used a kick board and just kicked with my face in the water and breathing side to side (arms straight out with the board). It helps you simplify things and concentrate on your breathing (and helps conserve some ener...
by HCcD
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: New Trail Race - Sticks n' Stones Trail Race
Replies: 14
Views: 8108

Re: New Trail Race - Sticks n' Stones Trail Race

^ I maintain my initial stance that laziness on the part of the organizers plays into it Knowing both of the race directors personally, I know that this is not the case.... Loop courses very popular in ultras for a variety of reasons. So, you coming back to Ottawa for the 24 hr Transcendence Ultra ...
by HCcD
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)
Replies: 29
Views: 10758

Re: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)

I thought you said they were $225 at RR? Oh, I was assuming earlier in the week/month that it would be, based on last couple of years ... actually got the weekly email and it is also $199.99, which leads me to figure that it is a Garmin Sale and not a retail thing ... I was actually going up date t...
by HCcD
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)
Replies: 29
Views: 10758

Re: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)

Don't be surprised to see if your local RR Black Friday email sales comes out on Tuesday/Wednesday offers a similar discount? But, based on past experience, probably will be around the $225 range? And, they will not match online sales ?? I suspect that this is an across the board sale from Garmin d...
by HCcD
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)
Replies: 29
Views: 10758

Re: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)

Don't be surprised to see if your local RR Black Friday email sales comes out on Tuesday/Wednesday offers a similar discount? But, based on past experience, probably will be around the $225 range? And, they will not match online sales ?? I suspect that this is an across the board sale from Garmin d...
by HCcD
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)
Replies: 29
Views: 10758

Re: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)

Don't be surprised to see if your local RR Black Friday email sales comes out on Tuesday/Wednesday offers a similar discount? But, based on past experience, probably will be around the $225 range? And, they will not match online sales ?? I suspect that this is an across the board sale from Garmin di...
by HCcD
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)
Replies: 29
Views: 10758

Re: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)

If you have not bought one yet ... GPS Central is having an earlybird Black Friday sale on right now for $199.99 :shock: :shock: :shock: http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/garmin/vivoactiveHR.html Damn. Bought it on sale through Amazon last week.$269.99. It hasn't arrived yet, so maybe I can return ...
by HCcD
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)
Replies: 29
Views: 10758

Re: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)

If you have not bought one yet ... GPS Central is having an earlybird Black Friday sale on right now for $199.99 :shock: :shock: :shock:

http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/garmin/vivoactiveHR.html

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