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by scrumhalfgirl
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 7309

Re: Boston Monday

Thanks so much for the tracking and support everyone! This day was a decade or so in the making and it totally lived up to my expectations! Will come back with a race report soon. :)
by scrumhalfgirl
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Flying to Boston Thursday
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Re: Flying to Boston Thursday

hope your flight went well! we drive down tomorrow.
by scrumhalfgirl
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: scrumhalfgirl in Canadian Running mag :)
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: scrumhalfgirl in Canadian Running mag :)

Thanks guys! I missed this when it first came out, can't believe no one posted it here. :) http://runningmagazine.ca/stories-run-commute-ran-pregnancy-now-run-work-better-mom-get-time/ I think it might have been linked to on FB at the time. The author should have mentioned that not only is she train...
by scrumhalfgirl
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 39740

Re: Future of RM

Look at me logging in twice in one week! (largely because I'm working from home right now!) Agree that using SM would still need to drive traffic here to something. What I loved about RM back in the day was that is was big enough to have a fairly regular stream of new content but small enough that y...
by scrumhalfgirl
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 39740

Re: Future of RM

I'm guilty of not getting on here very frequently any more, and honestly it's because I'm rarely on a desktop other than at work, and I find forums clunky on mobile (even with an app). The only reason I check in to see how old friends are doing - both in training and in life - though I do keep up wi...
by scrumhalfgirl
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?
Replies: 19
Views: 7860

Re: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?

I am finding it harder and harder to find shoes online at a great discount because many many brands won't ship from the US which used to be my go-to For Canadian suppliers, I regularly check Sporting Life online, Sports4 online (LRS in Ottawa) and Running Free online. I've gotten some decent deals o...
by scrumhalfgirl
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Roll Call (too early?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Boston Roll Call (too early?)

I'm going and excited! Bib is 15440
by scrumhalfgirl
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: New Marathon...Fast Course
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: New Marathon...Fast Course

I've been following this one as the course is not far from our family cottage (well, the actual start is a ways away, but the path system is near-ish). I've biked some of the course and it's beautiful!
by scrumhalfgirl
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Size of your running shoes
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Size of your running shoes

I've got a wide wedge shaped foot so I have to try on literally every pair of shoes I buy to see if they'll work. There seems to be no rhyme or reason with respect to what size I'll need in any type of shoe, except that it usually ranges between 9 and 10.5 and regular width to EE, LOL. I have a wed...
by scrumhalfgirl
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: "The Secret Life of Fat"
Replies: 63
Views: 17934

Re: "The Secret Life of Fat"

I haven't read the book but I HATED the interview! I find that intermittent fasting stuff to be crap and I basically she was promoting totally unhealthy/abnormal eating patterns. I usually like the AMR interviews but was disappointed with this one.
by scrumhalfgirl
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 353546

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

I started at 4 months with C and 2 months with F - I used the car seat adapter and took it pretty easy on curbs. I have super smooth paved paths to run on though so I wasn't going up and down over sidewalks. I think the locked vs unlocked is a personal preference. I much prefer unlocked and use that...
by scrumhalfgirl
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Trends
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Race Trends

I think what's great about running is that we can all come to it for different reasons and with different perspectives and goals, and those can change over time. With the popularity of running now, there can be events that cater to different groups and that's ok! When I first started running, I had ...
by scrumhalfgirl
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Walking
Topic: Walking ... how do you keep from boredom
Replies: 15
Views: 10730

Re: Walking ... how do you keep from boredom

Podcasts are key for me - there are so many good ones out there now! I have ones I save just for working out as extra motivation. Can you walk to "run" errands? Sometimes having a destination makes the walk more enjoyable.
by scrumhalfgirl
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: THURSDAY
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: THURSDAY

Nicholas wrote:Isn't today Friday?


I wish! Short weeks always seem so long!

2 x 7.5 km run commute - Boston training is moving along. I also joined the gym in my new work building so today I went to a strength training class for the first time.
by scrumhalfgirl
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: OK, so it's Saturday
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: OK, so it's Saturday

I got out solo this morning for 15k since winter is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Beautiful foggy fall day.
by scrumhalfgirl
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Timing of a fall winter marathon
Replies: 9
Views: 6642

Re: Timing of a fall winter marathon

awesome - thanks for the update!
by scrumhalfgirl
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hump Day Wednesday
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Hump Day Wednesday

still resting! but my lost voice is almost back and my legs are starting to want to run again!
by scrumhalfgirl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Run Fast Saturday
Replies: 11
Views: 1331

Re: Run Fast Saturday

I ran the 9runrun half this morning and finished up with a 6.5 minute PB! I was a bit worried as I was fighting off a bit of a bug the last couple of days, but I guess all of that running in the hot summer paid off. It was a gorgeous morning and I felt pretty good the whole run. My legs started fad...
by scrumhalfgirl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Who's doing the Waterfront Marathon Sunday?
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Who's doing the Waterfront Marathon Sunday?

Belated reply but I did the full. The weather wasn't as terrible as it could have been, but it was certainly far from ideal. The short downpour at the start soaked my shoes which did a number on my feet (and made for some very slippery spots along the course with all the road painting and streetcar ...
by scrumhalfgirl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Timing of a fall winter marathon
Replies: 9
Views: 6642

Re: Timing of a fall winter marathon

Oh man, that is so disappointing! What a bummer! I think turning around and doing Hamilton in 3 weeks is a good plan. I'm not sure how much faster your half was than your regular training runs but I'd recommend taking maybe today and tomorrow off, then picking back up a bit and doing a long run this...
by scrumhalfgirl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Marathon Recovery Monday
Replies: 12
Views: 1284

Marathon Recovery Monday

Ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon yesterday - heading down stairs is a bit tricky but my legs feel surprisingly good. The rough part is that I got sick on Saturday night before the race and I have now totally lost my voice! Lots of whispering for me today. Race was a tough one, but I'm ...
by scrumhalfgirl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Trail running Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 1301

Re: Trail running Sunday

Ran the Scotia half this morning. My time of 2:03:50 does not reflect the strength of my run, but it does reflect my drastically reduced training levels. Still, I felt like it was a great race, and very much in line with what I could have expected. I felt great the entire time, and never stopped ru...
by scrumhalfgirl
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Fast Thursday
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Fast Thursday

Fast for me! Ran an unexpected 5K PB at a lunch time race today! 21:12 :)
by scrumhalfgirl
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help me get faster with full marathon :)
Replies: 12
Views: 5985

Re: Help me get faster with full marathon :)

Your times line up almost perfectly with where I was when I ran my first half (1:53) and full (4:15) back in 2007. Rather than focusing on increasing your longest run, I recommend increasing your weekly mileage though those shorter runs gradually. With time, a stronger base will help you run faster.
by scrumhalfgirl
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Waiting for Word Wednesday
Replies: 14
Views: 1509

Re: Waiting for Word Wednesday

Such an exciting day for CMMH! Happy for a Boston buddy!

Today was my final long marathon pace run before toronto waterfront marathon in 2.5 weeks. 16 km at 5:02 pace.

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