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by BJH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Wind briefs
Replies: 1
Views: 2461

Wind briefs

Hi guys (and I mean guys here),

MrBJHv2.0 has taken up running. Yay! He is gearing up for winter. I’ve explained that a thing called wind briefs exist, but I actually don’t know the temperature range where they become critical.

So, how cold is it when you pull them out of the drawer?
by BJH
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 5592

Re: Do you run in the rain?

I'm curious: why did you think people would say not to do it? I thought that there might be a safety issue. Maybe the ground would be too slippery. I suppose if you're wearing good shoes, your traction will be good enough. Another thing is that there is most of the time another option like a treadm...
by BJH
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)
Replies: 29
Views: 10970

Re: Garmin Vivoactive HR (thoughts?)

You've bought it so this is kind of irrelevant now, but in case someone is searching, I'll add my two cents. I like my Vivoactive in general, however, it doesn't allow me to set up the watch for cues for specific workouts, such as warm up, set of timed intervals, cool down. My 305 had that and I kno...
by BJH
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto area bra shopping
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Re: Toronto area bra shopping

Hey Joe, sorry for the late reply. Secrets from Your Sister does fitting and sells sports bras. I would recommend trying there.
by BJH
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: PanAm Games - Spectators? Volunteers?
Replies: 65
Views: 8665

Re: PanAm Games - Spectators? Volunteers?

I went to watch some of the Parapan cycling yesterday. It was pretty awesome watching the tandems fly up the Ellis Park hill and watching the hand cyclists crank up it. I have a question that Googling hasn't helped with. How does the sighted rider on a tandem get chosen? Are they restricted in any w...
by BJH
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!
Replies: 193
Views: 11395

Re: Boston Marathon - KenB vs LisaP - It's on!

This is great! :)

I also agree that you should start together.
by BJH
Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Mississauga vs Toronto Marathon (May)
Replies: 49
Views: 7926

Re: Mississauga vs Toronto Marathon (May)

i want to feel like i'm running with other people. i tend to prefer bigger races with more excitement, if that makes sense. I'd give slight edge to Toronto in that case. There are just more people around, so you get a more out cheering. The start at Mississauga is a bit more fun. Toronto starts on ...
by BJH
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Mississauga vs Toronto Marathon (May)
Replies: 49
Views: 7926

Re: Mississauga vs Toronto Marathon (May)

What do you like in a race? Are you planning on combining some visiting and where do those folks live? I've run the half, multiple times, at both and I find it comes down to what I'm in the mood for. I live a few blocks off the Goodlife course though, so logistics are easier (TTC bus to start, drop ...
by BJH
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sportinglife 10k "Big News"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Sportinglife 10k

Does starting at the store really make a difference for such a big race? Not starting at the store or changing the downhill nature of the course would change the character of the race. I'd speculate in a similar fashion to fingerboy that the announcement will have something to do with charity, spon...
by BJH
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Easy Beef Recipe Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 8549

Re: Easy Beef Recipe Wanted

I make this Beef Bourguignon. I've done it with the pearl onions, but also with just extra sliced onions.
by BJH
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: starting off with a 10km run
Replies: 7
Views: 6319

Re: starting off with a 10km run

To add to Jwolf's point, distance running is about optimizing efficiency. It's more efficient to move less weight over a given distance. You can eat at a deficit and still build leg strength. There is a point at which dropping weight will result in diminishing returns, but that point is on the light...
by BJH
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: starting off with a 10km run
Replies: 7
Views: 6319

Re: starting off with a 10km run

How many times a week are you running? How far each time? Good shoes are important, so well done there. To improve your time, you can run more, do speed specific drills and/or lose weight. The general guideline for increasing your training volume is no more than a 5% increase in distance or time per...
by BJH
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tight Hamstrings
Replies: 17
Views: 1062

Re: Tight Hamstrings

purdy65 wrote:Three words. Downward facing dogs. Great for the hammies :)


This. I find that doing sun salutations semi-regularly really helps out with tightness all down the back of the legs.
by BJH
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Silent Lake Prov Park
Replies: 2
Views: 2104

Re: Silent Lake Prov Park

Thanks for that report. :)

What was the camping like?
by BJH
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Lisa P on the Limberlost Trails!
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Lisa P on the Limberlost Trails!

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it!!
by BJH
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Limberlost challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 8172

Re: Limberlost challenge

I find they are a smidge heavier, but if I don't think about it, I won't notice. I run about 3 km each way to get to trails and that is fine.
by BJH
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Limberlost challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 8172

Re: Limberlost challenge

You'll be happier with them.

You might want this, too, just in case you want to run some more.
http://www1.toronto.ca/city_of_toronto/ ... rs_map.pdf
by BJH
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Hammie's Wild Rose 50k
Replies: 28
Views: 5194

Re: Hammie's Wild Rose 50k

Awesome! Congrats. :) :) :)
by BJH
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Question for Toronto people
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Question for Toronto people

This may be a bit late, but if you google your way to a street called Boulton (not far), on the west side is a park entrance to the Cedarvale Ravine. There is a path there that goes almost to Eglinton (and connects to the BeltLine via side streets).
by BJH
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Maniacs: Can you help out?
Replies: 8
Views: 1507

Re: Toronto Maniacs: Can you help out?

There aren't unsafe areas in Toronto. Well, I don't know that I'd say that. I wouldn't suggest they stay at rooming houses in the downtown core like on Jarvis or Sherbourne. ;) Areas in general. ;) Yeah, there are rooming houses that we weren't allowed to go into when I was a meals on wheels volunt...
by BJH
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Maniacs: Can you help out?
Replies: 8
Views: 1507

Re: Toronto Maniacs: Can you help out?

Have they searched the usual things like YHA and Backpackers? Ryerson http://www.ryerson.ca/conference/accommodations/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Neil Wick Co-op Residence near Ryerson University of Toronto http://www.ncsummer.utoronto.ca/rates/" onclick="window.open(this.href);r...
by BJH
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Limberlost challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 8172

Re: Limberlost challenge

That is an awesomely gorgeous course. You are going to be sad you are only doing one loop. ;)
by BJH
Sat May 03, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Fall 2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2671

Re: Fall 2014

NYCM. On my birthday.
by BJH
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Seaton
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Seaton

I'm in for 25km.
by BJH
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: garmin communicator problem
Replies: 38
Views: 6077

Re: garmin communicator problem

I'm still using the ANT agent for mine, but I'm curious about the Garmin Express software that Nick mentions. The ANT agent seems a bit flakey and I haven't had a lot of time to investigate.

Which Garmin do you have?

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