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Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Galloway's Run/Walk/Run Method
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

Re: Galloway's Run/Walk/Run Method

I started running in the days of Runners World and George Sheehan (I actually met him once.) and in a sense I am a product of that school of thought. It isn’t easy to teach a stubborn old dog new tricks but sometimes life forces change upon us. I have to keep telling myself that at my age, 72, it is...
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Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Galloway's Run/Walk/Run Method
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

Galloway's Run/Walk/Run Method

I haven’t posted since July of last year because I have not been running much the last couple of years due to recurring health issues as a result of complications from kidney stones. I’ve tried to get back to it a few times but was unable to sustain my efforts. Since I started running in 1977, my ap...
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Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think about...
Replies: 25
Views: 7759

Re: what do you guys think about...

Major health concerns over the last two years have really impacted my running. I've had to stop for extended periods and I am struggling to get back into it yet again. I don't post very often but it check in pretty often. The site still helps keep my interest alive. I wish some of the other veteran ...
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 6023

Re: Boston 2018

Best Boston I've ever watched!

So glad that Desi won. Yuki (the citizen runner) was unbelievable.

Huge congratulations to Krista and Reid. Go Canada!
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Spirit's Snowdrop Ultra 55
Replies: 7
Views: 3755

Re: Spirit's Snowdrop Ultra 55

Congratulations!
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Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: 2017 Tour de France (SPOILERS)
Replies: 21
Views: 5833

Re: 2017 Tour de France (SPOILERS)

It's really too bad about Porte. I'm glad he's going to recover but with him out of the Tour and Sagan gone and Contador not looking good and Valverde out who's left to challenge Froome?

The rest of the Tour might be a snooze fest.

PS I agree, Aru's attack was bad form.
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Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 39159

Re: Future of RM

Something to think about: there are undoubtedly a few members of the forum, myself being one, who choose not to use Instagram, Facebook, etc. While we may be viewed as being luddites for not embracing "social media," we do so by choice. Participation rates on a number of sites such as Runn...
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Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ed Whitlock
Replies: 24
Views: 6190

Re: Ed Whitlock

I was in the starting chute for the Robbie Burns Run this past January, only a few feet away from Ed Whitlock, when he acted as the race starter. I remember thinking he looked quite frail, but never having seen him in person, I didn't suspect that he was not well. I looked for him after the race but...
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ed Whitlock
Replies: 24
Views: 6190

Ed Whitlock

I'm sad to say that I have just heard that Ed Whitlock has died.

He passed away at Princess Margaret Hospital of prostate cancer. He was an inspiration to a lot of us and will be greatly missed.
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Size of your running shoes
Replies: 14
Views: 2461

Re: Size of your running shoes

I buy my shoes with a finger's width of space beyond my big toe when standing. I don't like my toes touching the end of the shoe when running and it also helps prevent "black toe."
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Frosty 5K - Burlington
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

Re: Frosty 5K - Burlington

Thanks guys! Good job on your Frosty 5k! I was doing the chilly half which saw both groups take off at the same time, and considering I was still dealing with glute / IT band issues...managed to pull a 1hr 38 mins. Damn it was cold though with the windchill and all that :shifty: Congratulations tayk...
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Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Frosty 5K - Burlington
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

Frosty 5K - Burlington

I ran in the Burlington Frosty 5K this past weekend. It was a well-organized fun event with over 700 participants. The weather was sunny but surprisingly cold. I hadn’t run this race since 2009 and the weather had been sort of nasty the last couple of years. So I waited until last week to enter hopi...
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 38th Robbie Burns Run – 8K - Burlington, Ontario
Replies: 7
Views: 3240

Re: 38th Robbie Burns Run – 8K - Burlington, Ontario

Habs4ever wrote:Congratulations.
You and Ken must have been close together.


Apparently, but I didn't see him there.
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 38th Robbie Burns Run – 8K - Burlington, Ontario
Replies: 7
Views: 3240

38th Robbie Burns Run – 8K - Burlington, Ontario

I missed last year’s race due to a serious health issue, so I was eager to run the race this year. As luck would have it, I injured my foot in a non-running incident and couldn’t run for about two weeks in December. I trained as well as I could in January, running 84 kilometres outside and on the tr...
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Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ed Whitlock
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Ed Whitlock

He's very inspiring for "young guys" like me.
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Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Minimalist Shoes for Half Marathons
Replies: 4
Views: 3945

Re: Minimalist Shoes for Half Marathons

I ran in Asics Hyperspeed 5's in 2013. I currently run in Hyperspeed 6's. They have just enough cushioning for me without a big heel-toe drop and are light weight.
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Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: St. John's Tely 10 -no fog!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: St. John's Tely 10 -no fog!!

Congratulations!
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Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de France 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 6690

Re: Tour de France 2016

La wrote:To me, "dull" means that that the eventual winner is a foregone conclusion before the last week of racing is done. Sure, there's the race for 2nd & 3rd, but that's not as fun as when there are only seconds separating the top 3 and anyone could win it.


+1
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Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de France 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 6690

Re: Tour de France 2016

Dull? Yesterday was gangbusters! Sure Froome recovered after dumping it, but just him going down added to the drama, not to mention the massive battle for the rest of the podium. Today should be awesome too, so much climbing and ends with a descent - sketchy. Hoping Bardet holds on to 2nd jono True...
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Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de France 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 6690

Re: Tour de France 2016

Last chance tomorrow for anyone to shake things up.
So far it's been pretty dull. The scenery is nice but except for Froome's get away down that mountain, it's been a bit ... meh.

Contador retired. Richie Porte keeps having bad luck. Where's Qintana when we need him?
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Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de France 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 6690

Re: Tour de France 2016

Should be big days for the GC boys today and tomorrow. I'll say! Froome's downhill attack was friggin' awesome! jono That position on the bike was insane, especially when he was pedaling while stradling the top tube. :lol: I've never seen anyone pedal that much while riding in that position ... sca...
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Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Tour de France 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 6690

Re: Tour de France 2016

Should be big days for the GC boys today and tomorrow.
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Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 25th Annual Burlington Moon in June 5K
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

25th Annual Burlington Moon in June 5K

Over the past six months, my running had not been going very well, to say the least. Major and minor health concerns had interfered with my running and even completely stopped it for extended periods. I had registered for the Robbie Burns 8K in January but was unable to participate due to illness. T...
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Sat May 21, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Hoka Shoes
Replies: 24
Views: 9620

Re: Hoka Shoes

Thanks for the advice. The arch is important, eg. I can't wear Nikes because the arch is just wrong for me.

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