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by Liam01
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Report: Lance considering confession
Replies: 202
Views: 12687

Re: Report: Lance considering confession

Does this also end the "brand"/career of Chris Carmichael ? Coaching both LA and Hincapie, one can only assume he was involved to a certain point.. maybe at the other end of the syringe ?
by Liam01
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Friday: We survived the end of the world!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1319

Re: Friday: We survived the end of the world!!!

Just a 5km walk to work and chinups today. On the walk to work, passed a group of Indian women standing on the break wall overlooking Lake Ontario chanting, singing and banging drums in a circle. Something to do with the solstice ? The waves were crashing pretty good and there was a large (200/300) ...
by Liam01
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday before Christmas
Replies: 28
Views: 1675

Re: Tuesday before Christmas

7k on a trail in Oakville this afternoon. Got attacked by a Doberman that was off leash. Had to stop and warn the thing off. Got the usual "he wants to be friends speech" from the moronic owner. Briefly considered picking the dog up and wrapping it around his neck. On my way back I could h...
by Liam01
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Spin vs. Run Saturday
Replies: 27
Views: 1089

Re: Spin vs. Run Saturday

Just 6K in the face of a nasty wind off Lake Ontario. Right hip still hurts since the Tannenbaum 10k but is slowly getting better. Hope the wind dies down by tomorrows 16k. Some of it is on a trail away from the lake though so that helps.
by Liam01
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Big, Fast, Strong
Replies: 29
Views: 4487

Re: Big, Fast, Strong

Could you elaborate a little more on your schedule and maybe on the actual exercises you found most beneficial ? I want to incorporate some weight training in December/January while I am slacking off on the running a little... Well, my routine was geared towards 3 sports at the time (judo, kendo, s...
by Liam01
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: May 12, 2013-Sporting Life 10K--promo gift card again!
Replies: 18
Views: 3464

Re: May 12, 2013-Sporting Life 10K--promo gift card again!

For anyone who has run both, would you prefer the SL10K or the Yonge Street 10K (CRS) ? reasons, etc.. I'm leaning toward the CRS one because it is earlier in the year and seems smaller(ish). They really are the same race. I did them both last year, and am doing them both again this year. If you ca...
by Liam01
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: May 12, 2013-Sporting Life 10K--promo gift card again!
Replies: 18
Views: 3464

Re: May 12, 2013-Sporting Life 10K--promo gift card again!

For anyone who has run both, would you prefer the SL10K or the Yonge Street 10K (CRS) ? reasons, etc..
I'm leaning toward the CRS one because it is earlier in the year and seems smaller(ish).
by Liam01
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Big, Fast, Strong
Replies: 29
Views: 4487

Re: Big, Fast, Strong

Conventional wisdom is that low reps is for strength gain. When I was lifting I did 3 rep sets of everything, and periodized with number of sets. So a normal week would be 5 sets of 3, an easy week 3 sets, a hard week 7 sets. Worked like a charm for me. This was advice I got from a guy who did S&am...
by Liam01
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Rainy race day Sunday
Replies: 26
Views: 1455

Re: Rainy race day Sunday

Brrr. I was out at the Tannenbaum helping out this morning. I got soaked and was very cold. Couldn't feel my feet by the end. I loved handing out medals, though! That's a first time I've done that job as a volunteer. Holy carp some of those runners were FAST! 31:20 was the winning time! Since I'm s...
by Liam01
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Super Sunday
Replies: 23
Views: 1420

Re: Super Sunday

Slept in and had to pump the tires on the 29er so no 4 hour bike ride for me. Did the usual 2 hour ride along the lake to the Humber Bay bridge and back. Beautiful morning and they've opened up a new section of the waterfront trail in Mimico so that is nice. Less time spent on Lakeshore dodging stre...
by Liam01
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wake up - Saturday!
Replies: 20
Views: 958

Re: Wake up - Saturday!

Decided to go out and explore and ended up running 1 hr 45 mins. Beautiful fall weather, warm wind blowing off Lake Ontario. Amazing to still be running in shorts and a tshirt in November. Tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer so am planning a 4 hr bike ride into Toronto, to the Leslie Spit and bac...
by Liam01
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wednesday's Daily
Replies: 20
Views: 841

Re: Wednesday's Daily

11km around the hood today in 68 min or so. Not feeling the running love today. Cold morning, mix of concrete and muddy trails. Last nights overindulgence in andouille sausages weighing heavy... lol
by Liam01
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Since it's 8:30 and there's no Friday thread.....
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Since it's 8:30 and there's no Friday thread.....

Little 45 minute jaunt along the lake and up the river and back this morning. Stopped at the end to do a few sets of chinups in the park.
Good luck to those running in NYC this weekend.
by Liam01
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: David's Tea
Replies: 587
Views: 122792

Re: David's Tea

Can also recommend the Bear Trap (many, many mixed berries) Herbal, no caffeine.
by Liam01
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunday from Germany
Replies: 35
Views: 1660

Re: Sunday from Germany

10k along the lake, ending literally just as the rain started. Set a PB in the 10k for the second week running, which also included a PB for the 5k. The more I think about it I am convinced I was tired out by the training before the STWM half and also tired from fightingthe head cold I had too. I'm...
by Liam01
Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunday from Germany
Replies: 35
Views: 1660

Re: Sunday from Germany

10k along the lake, ending literally just as the rain started. Set a PB in the 10k for the second week running, which also included a PB for the 5k. The more I think about it I am convinced I was tired out by the training before the STWM half and also tired from fightingthe head cold I had too. I'm ...
by Liam01
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: It's MONDAY: Wake-up and smell the coffee!!
Replies: 20
Views: 811

Re: It's MONDAY: Wake-up and smell the coffee!!

New PB (during training) in the 10K yesterday so to celebrate I took the afternoon off work today.. lol 2.5 hour bike ride into Toronto on the Lakeshore Trail... stunning colours... 19 degree temps. Love autumn.
by Liam01
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Three Things on Thursday
Replies: 35
Views: 1188

Re: Three Things on Thursday

1. Go on 6.5k trail run at lunch. Done. Including obligatory face plant at 5.5k
2. Finish the pushup sets I forgot to finish yesterday.. :oops:
3. Meet out of town buddy at local craftbrew resto for meatloaf and pilsner dinner...
by Liam01
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: STWM Sunday
Replies: 27
Views: 1199

Re: STWM Sunday

A mediocre day for me. Just missed my B goal but did get a PB by about 5.5 minutes but didn't run anywhere near to my training times. Woke up with sore legs, had the lingering cold, yadda yadda. Really though, every day can't be your best and overall it went okay. Trying to decide what to do next. N...
by Liam01
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: NB 1080s
Replies: 38
Views: 6795

Re: NB 1080s

NB has good deals on at the STWM expo. Lots of $99, some $89 and even one $79 I saw. They had the 1080sbut not the 890s. Minimus as well and some other models I didn't recognize.
by Liam01
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: STWM roll call?
Replies: 30
Views: 1390

Re: STWM roll call?

Par for the course for me..fighting a wicked head cold all week and am having to skip the last three runs in the program. Three months of pretty damn good training (by my standards) and bam.. sigh. Still, looking forward to it and even if I have a mediocre day I think it is pretty much a guaranteed ...
by Liam01
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: October 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4078

Re: October 2012

Hope to hit the A goal at the STWM, maybe even the A+ If not, have the Downsview Half in my back pocket as an alternate a month later. Probably going to stop using the RR training plans after this one. I feel they "peak" a little early and don't include enough running at goal pace.
by Liam01
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: WOW! Wednesday
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: WOW! Wednesday

8k this morning at half marathon pace. Surprisingly warm and foggy out. Skived off work this afternoon and went mountain biking at Albion Hills for two hours. Perfect fall weather and the trees changing colour nicely.
by Liam01
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Long time lurker....
Replies: 9
Views: 7751

Re: Long time lurker....

Thank you all very much. Purdy65 it would be nice to meet but based on your times, you'll have to wait around for me for about 20 mins.. ha Actually my goal is to run really hard for 20K and then dog it for the last KM and come in just before the marathon winner and bask in the reflected glory... ki...
by Liam01
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: NB 1080s
Replies: 38
Views: 6795

Re: NB 1080s

For those in the GTA, was at the RR Outlet store two days ago and noticed they had the 890V.1on sale for $60 (just paid 120$ on "sale" at the NB store for 890V.2). Lots of sizes but only regular width, so I didn't get any (damn my duck shaped feet). I notice little difference between V.1 a...

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