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by dgrant
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Chicago goes Lottery
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Chicago goes Lottery

Interesting. I still think it would be better for the sport to have these races drastically increase the registration fee (>$400) rather than use a lottery to thin the herd, but delay registration until a three or four months before the race.
by dgrant
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Situps or pushups
Replies: 7
Views: 2539

Re: Situps or pushups

I would think that for distance running, the answer would be neither. Strong chest and triceps from pushups are not useful for running (and may detract due to added weight). For strengthening core, an isometric exercise like planks would be more appropriate for the demands of running, without the ri...
by dgrant
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Trail Running Getaway . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 5178

Re: Trail Running Getaway . . .

And if they're to far Gatineau is as nice as anywhere in the world to run in...and I'm not from here and travel a tonne so it says alot. Just camp up near Lac Phillips or Taylor. You can run for 100's of km just there. I agree 100%. For anyone outside the Ottawa area, Gatineau Park should be at the...
by dgrant
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Trail Running Getaway . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 5178

Re: Trail Running Getaway . . .

And if they're to far Gatineau is as nice as anywhere in the world to run in...and I'm not from here and travel a tonne so it says alot. Just camp up near Lac Phillips or Taylor. You can run for 100's of km just there. I agree 100%. For anyone outside the Ottawa area, Gatineau Park should be at the...
by dgrant
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Trail Running Getaway . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 5178

Re: Trail Running Getaway . . .

Lake Placid will be a great choice. I'm planning a summer trip there as well. Another option for another time would be the northern periphery of the GTA. Albion Hills Conservation Area (lots of campsites here), Terra Cotta/Silver Springs, Forks of The Credit Provincial Park... that's a full long wee...
by dgrant
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boxing Day!
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: Boxing Day!

An hour and a half of snowshoeing at Calabogie. That trail definitely hadn't been used yet this year... even with snowshoes on we were sinking knee deep (waist deep in spots). What a workout.
by dgrant
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Gatineau Park & Ottawa area trail runs - Add yours!
Replies: 172
Views: 118112

Re: Gatineau Park & Ottawa area trail runs - Add yours!

NMG...come join any weekend. The Gatz are fun...much better than the doldrums of the road. I consider the road barely a step up from the TM. dgrant...I have no idea where that area is, but am now interested. Could I get a good hr of running, snowshoes and no snowshoes there? I'm looking for anythin...
by dgrant
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Gatineau Park & Ottawa area trail runs - Add yours!
Replies: 172
Views: 118112

Re: Gatineau Park & Ottawa area trail runs - Add yours!

I snowshoed (snowshod?) trails 64 and 65 out of Relais Plein Air yesterday. They are super accessible and have enough ups and downs to give you a really good hourish-long workout.
by dgrant
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: UCI Cover-up of Lance doping
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: UCI Cover-up of Lance doping

Wu wei wrote:
dgrant wrote: for ten+ years, nobody would believe anything bad about Armstrong despite all the publicly available facts.


Nobody?


The broad, hive mentality "nobody". Like nobody drinks Fanta. Nobody believes Peyton Manning can win the Superbowl.
by dgrant
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: UCI Cover-up of Lance doping
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: UCI Cover-up of Lance doping

He's just the gift that keeps on giving. This one was often rumoured about, interesting that it saw the light of day. http://nypost.com/2013/12/13/lance-armstrong-bribed-foe-with-100k-in-cake-box/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; jono Armstrong is really in the Tyson Zone here. There'...
by dgrant
Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Pictures across the top...
Replies: 51
Views: 22381

Re: Pictures across the top...

turd ferguson wrote:Image


Wow, that is a great picture. You both look like a million bucks. (Each, not combined... so two million bucks.)
by dgrant
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...
Replies: 62
Views: 4229

Re: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...

So how much longer until the "secondary market" for some of these races is controlled by opportunistic scalpers? (Specifically, buying one or more bibs with no intent to run and then reselling above purchase price.) I don't know anything about concert ticket scalping, but in sports the wh...
by dgrant
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...
Replies: 62
Views: 4229

Re: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...

So how much longer until the "secondary market" for some of these races is controlled by opportunistic scalpers? (Specifically, buying one or more bibs with no intent to run and then reselling above purchase price.) I don't know anything about concert ticket scalping, but in sports the wh...
by dgrant
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...
Replies: 62
Views: 4229

Re: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...

Yes, that would have the effect of having people sign up well in advance, but that's actually better for the RDs. It sucks for people who want to secure their spot, though. Do we know that to be true, or might it have the opposite effect? If people know there are later (and official) opportunities ...
by dgrant
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...
Replies: 62
Views: 4229

Re: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...

Yes, that would have the effect of having people sign up well in advance, but that's actually better for the RDs. It sucks for people who want to secure their spot, though. Do we know that to be true, or might it have the opposite effect? If people know there are later (and official) opportunities ...
by dgrant
Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...
Replies: 62
Views: 4229

Re: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...

Race directors are members of the running community, and should really feel an obligation to allow and actively aid in the transfer of entries. It's bad for the sport/hobby to have people showing up at the start line (or completing the final stages of training) when they ought not due to injury, si...
by dgrant
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...
Replies: 62
Views: 4229

Re: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...

Race directors are members of the running community, and should really feel an obligation to allow and actively aid in the transfer of entries. It's bad for the sport/hobby to have people showing up at the start line (or completing the final stages of training) when they ought not due to injury, sic...
by dgrant
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Interesting article on emerging injury treatments
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Interesting article on emerging injury treatments

Here's an interesting article on new devices and treatments being used by athletic trainers in the NBA. Obviously in pro basketball money is no object, but some of these things are pretty interesting... inflatable massage boots, reduced gravity treadmills, cryochambers, etc.
by dgrant
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Kenyans chase and catch cheetahs
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Kenyans chase and catch cheetahs

Interesting that they elected to catch them live rather than kill them. Are cheetahs protected/endangered? Is their market value more alive than dead? I wonder if one day soon there will be an adventure-tourism market for rich endurance enthusiasts to head to Africa to chase down gazelles for sport....
by dgrant
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Recent injury need new shoes please help
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

Re: Recent injury need new shoes please help

Good luck with your shoe shopping and continued running. Two observations: 1. I wouldn't say what you're describing is a common running injury, and I definitely wouldn't count on a shoe (any shoe) solving that for you. You'll hear anecdotes though about people suffering painful inflammation in the f...
by dgrant
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Greg McMillan's GPS rules
Replies: 25
Views: 6007

Re: Greg McMillan's GPS rules

Right now I'm just waiting for Garmin to come out with a blue-tooth enabled watch so it will send the data right to an app on my smartphone. :) I need someone to make a GPS watch that is the size of a normal watch, will hold and play music playlists or radio, and transmits wirelessly to really comf...
by dgrant
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Greg McMillan's GPS rules
Replies: 25
Views: 6007

Re: Greg McMillan's GPS rules

I definitely agree with #1. Often I'll glanced down at my watch at the beginning of a run and the pace is very slow, and I just ignore it. I then let my body ease into the pace. I agree as well, and I think I've come to realize it's also why I often find treadmill runs harder than outdoor runs. Goi...
by dgrant
Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Ham roast dinner?
Replies: 30
Views: 6485

Re: Ham roast dinner?

Vichy carrots are just sweet enough to balance a salty ham.
by dgrant
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: SL10k Gets new Race Director!
Replies: 17
Views: 1423

Re: SL10k Gets new Race Director!

jonovision_man wrote: Or was their role with CRS minor maybe?


:shifty:

A race of this size is a colossal endeavour. Fingers crossed for everyone involved.
by dgrant
Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: If the Pros are promoting it, then ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Re: If the Pros are promoting it, then ...

Do we know for sure that the public makes a "Food X helps make that guy a great athlete" inference, or do advertisers just use those athletes because they are super-recognizable and attract eyeballs to a logo? Lebron James happens to be the most famous and most athletic basketball player, ...

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