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by JSmitty
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: running bra too big??
Replies: 27
Views: 3808

Re: running bra too big??

OMG too funny. Yes, Running Free without a rash. Anyway, I may wait a bit until I go to the states.Thanks for the informative and humorous comments.
by JSmitty
Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: running bra too big??
Replies: 27
Views: 3808

Re: running bra too big??

Hah, sounds like me for sure. The other thing, Does Lululemon only sell smaller sizes? I remember going into the store and nothing was bigger than size 12. Mind you, I am smaller now but I have a tendency to buy bigger especially in the rear area. I am getting more comfotable with more fitted items,...
by JSmitty
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Spirit's Erie Story
Replies: 13
Views: 1518

Re: Spirit's Erie Story

Your title is anything but "Eerie". It is about a caring, unselfish human being. Your report brings emotion and warmth.

I have met you only once and hoping to met you again in the future Laura.
I hope that surgery will allow you to continue in your athletics in whatever shape that brings.
by JSmitty
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: running bra too big??
Replies: 27
Views: 3808

Re: running bra too big??

Wow, I guess I do need a proper fitting for a running bra. I couple of years ago, I realized I wasn't wearing the right size for my regular bra. I first thought there was no way I was a D cup. But who wants your girls spilling out the sides and over the top. I thing I will go to Running Free in Mark...
by JSmitty
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: running bra too big??
Replies: 27
Views: 3808

Re: running bra too big??

Seems I have it all wrong!!! I am assuming that none of you wear just plain bra tops without clasps in the back. That would be my problem.
I think a visit to a website is in order, then I will to in person.
Any opinions on Moving Comfort bras?
by JSmitty
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: running bra too big??
Replies: 27
Views: 3808

running bra too big??

So, any run over 30 minutes and I get a rash/burn under the bra line. I tend to buy my clothes larger but would a more "fitted" top erase the chafing? Sometimes the elastic feels like it is moving away from the skin. Otherwise I don't feel uncomfortable in the bouncing category, lol. My si...
by JSmitty
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Muskoka 70.3
Replies: 19
Views: 1809

Re: Muskoka 70.3

Very interesting read and congrats on a job well done!
by JSmitty
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Longest training plan
Replies: 14
Views: 2903

Re: Longest training plan

thanks for the input. My 2 cents" Do not be afraid to have cut back weeks or extra rest days or not add those miles when the program tells you to do so. I would treat any program not as the bible but as a guide. FOR SURE When I was first returning, I was using the time method for the "long...
by JSmitty
Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Longest training plan
Replies: 14
Views: 2903

Re: Longest training plan

Building slowly is a good idea, and worrying about pace later. Your time frame seems fine. One caveat though-- sooner rather than later, I would try to get your short runs up to about 30 minutes. Shorter than 20 minutes and you really aren't building all that much fitness. Even at a fairly slow rat...
by JSmitty
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Longest training plan
Replies: 14
Views: 2903

Re: Longest training plan

I want to SLOWLY increase mileage by running 4 times a week. Currently I am doing 1.5 miles and the long run was 4 miles. Eventually I want one of the mid-week runs to be longer than the other two, probably Friday's run. I should be at 19 miles going very conservatively with 3 runs of 3, 3 and 5 mil...
by JSmitty
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Longest training plan
Replies: 14
Views: 2903

Re: Longest training plan

OK, now I'm confused-- are you looking for a long plan or a short plan?

I don't understand the confusion... being that I generally go by distance, i asked how to gage the type of runs, and how this relates on race day if done based on timed runs.
by JSmitty
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Longest training plan
Replies: 14
Views: 2903

Re: Longest training plan

Jim, interesting plan.
Do you vary the type of runs, or just go on the basic, tempo, long run. How do you gage your time for the race day?
I assume it would be run by perceived exertion?

Thanks
by JSmitty
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Longest training plan
Replies: 14
Views: 2903

Longest training plan

What is the longest length in weeks for a training plan for a half. In other words, how many months before embarking on a plan?
Is 12 weeks enough after a base building phase of 4 months?
by JSmitty
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Coconut Water/long run prep
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: Coconut Water/long run prep

I CAN eat anthing, however I have found certain foods bother me. I will save this for another discussion. How long can you go without anything but liquid? I am assuming that elites still take a sip of water. If I eat sweet potato with coconut oil, salad and fish the night before will that sustain me...
by JSmitty
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Coconut Water/long run prep
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Coconut Water/long run prep

Tried this yesterday with 3/4 coconut water and 1/4 cranberry juice for my 4 miles. I didn't need this for fueling purposes, but would normally take water regardless of the distance. What do you guys use/do in preparation for a 2 hour run? Not anywhere there yet and won't be for several months but c...
by JSmitty
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Monday!
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Monday!

Nice running and nice to catch up in person rather than by email. What a great way to start the week. I agree, nice one! I didn't post yesterday, but got a "long run" in outside. Nice weather, not too hot. Did 4 miles while hubby did some loops on the path. What is really strange is I real...
by JSmitty
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Frigid Friday
Replies: 23
Views: 1088

Re: Frigid Friday

Day one done. Seems so short but must resist for now. 1.5 miles on TM followed by 1 mile on stationary bike. Felt extra happy at work. TGIF. Pet Peeve: The changeroom (and more specifically the women) at the gym is gross. I hope they don't act the same way at home with there belongings. The gym need...
by JSmitty
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hi, Good to be back...
Replies: 25
Views: 1890

Re: Hi, Good to be back...

Ok, regarding the ogling. I could "pretend" there is more to it, but this is STill a family forum? Despite my layoff, I love to see everyone progress, continue or encourage others in sport. That is the reason this community dominates over other forums. Day I starts tomorrow. BTW, I have be...
by JSmitty
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hi, Good to be back...
Replies: 25
Views: 1890

Re: Hi, Good to be back...

Hey Lisa, Lesley....
Great accomplishments ladies!
by JSmitty
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hi, Good to be back...
Replies: 25
Views: 1890

Hi, Good to be back...

It's been a year since my last posting, but a year ogling and playing online games with some of you. Many have achieved their goals which is totally awesome. I have missed running so on with it. OTTAWA HALF here I come. I hear it is their 40th year, so what a better city and race to train for and Ru...
by JSmitty
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: SNOWY Sunday!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1249

Re: SNOWY Sunday!!!

I love shopping in the US, though I should support the Canadian economy. Hoping for good results for the Angus Glen people and anyone else running today.I still have bits of my pneumonia floating in my system so I gave up my bib. Chilly and crisp here in TO. Glad that I finally cleared up the backya...
by JSmitty
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: On the shelf
Replies: 23
Views: 5366

Re: On the shelf

Sounds like a reasonable, intelligent goal Doug. I, too am in the 50 group (52.5) and have been told that strength training will help me through the aging process. Though, I have different problems, I miss running with regular goals and have signed up with hubby for the relay at ATB. Maybe we will m...
by JSmitty
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Wrapping up the Journey of 50's with a 50-miler
Replies: 29
Views: 1059

Re: Wrapping up the Journey of 50's with a 50-miler

Wonderful report from an accomplished and dedicated runner. Very happy for all of your accomplishments.
by JSmitty
Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 10K training after a layoff
Replies: 8
Views: 2780

Re: 10K training after a layoff

I have had further complications due to illness. The first two weeks of September I was ill with "walking pneunomia". Last week, I ran five days, four runs were between 1.5 and 2 miles. My Saturday "long run" was 4 miles with a couple extra stops to be safe. I think I can still g...
by JSmitty
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 10K training after a layoff
Replies: 8
Views: 2780

10K training after a layoff

Hi All: I have been away from training for a while. My new goal is the Angus Glen 10K. It is 11 weeks away. I do not have any time goals but want to be somewhat prepared. I haven't run longer than 3 miles in forever, and haven't run a regular routine since last year. I have begun a new journey where...

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