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by dgrant
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Are colour runs are a faux-charity scam ??
Replies: 52
Views: 6403

Re: Are colour runs are a faux-charity scam ??

Honest question: Is it bad for you to inhale all that airborne powder? I read one article that said it was coloured corn starch. From a H&S standpoirnt....have you ever lit a match to a airborne flour? In an outdoor environment, would the concentration be high enough to be combustible? I was th...
by dgrant
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Are colour runs are a faux-charity scam ??
Replies: 52
Views: 6403

Re: Are colour runs are a faux-charity scam ??

Honest question: Is it bad for you to inhale all that airborne powder?
by dgrant
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Are colour runs are a faux-charity scam ??
Replies: 52
Views: 6403

Re: Are colour runs are a faux-charity scam ??

Thank goodness there are bloggers out there to get indignant on behalf of the specified charities who say they are thrilled and looking forward to participating next year. :roll:
by dgrant
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Summary of my weekend- Pace Bunnies and a Kenyan
Replies: 30
Views: 2598

Re: Summary of my weekend- Pace Bunnies and a Kenyan

Man, that's really cool. I hope you stay in touch with him.

Congrats to him, but congrats to you too on an exactly perfectly paced bunny gig.
by dgrant
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to Master the Pullup
Replies: 6
Views: 2195

Re: How to Master the Pullup

Totally agree that pullups are among the best compound exercises out there, but not so sure about those tips. Tips #1 and #2 - isometric exercises - won't build pullup strength whatsoever. Isometric exercises only build strength at that very specific position/angle . They're not very effective, but ...
by dgrant
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Nutrition and depression
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: Nutrition and depression

Frequent, achievable goal setting has dopamine-related effects. I try to make new recipes (or innovate a standby recipe in some way) basically everyday. Beyond the nutritional benefits of cooking healthy food, I find a tremendous satisfaction in bringing an idea (mine or someone else's) to reality. ...
by dgrant
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson
Replies: 22
Views: 2112

Re: "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson

I have no doubt she'll finish a marathon.

I've seen her "home movie" and she can most definitely handle things that are hard and long.
by dgrant
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: New Marathon World Record
Replies: 22
Views: 4123

New Marathon World Record

Wilson Kipsang ran 2:03:23 in Berlin this morning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/24322574
by dgrant
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Runners and racers
Replies: 32
Views: 1791

Re: Runners and racers

Between getting older and being set back by a very long injury hiatus, I don't think I'd ever be able to race for personal bests anymore so I don't see myself entering any races. (Exception for the Utica Boilermaker, because it's the Utica Boilermaker.) I'm running 5 or 6 days per week now just bec...
by dgrant
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Runners and racers
Replies: 32
Views: 1791

Re: Runners and racers

Between getting older and being set back by a very long injury hiatus, I don't think I'd ever be able to race for personal bests anymore so I don't see myself entering any races. (Exception for the Utica Boilermaker, because it's the Utica Boilermaker.) I'm running 5 or 6 days per week now just bec...
by dgrant
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Runners and racers
Replies: 32
Views: 1791

Re: Runners and racers

Between getting older and being set back by a very long injury hiatus, I don't think I'd ever be able to race for personal bests anymore so I don't see myself entering any races. (Exception for the Utica Boilermaker, because it's the Utica Boilermaker.) I'm running 5 or 6 days per week now just beca...
by dgrant
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ooops ... Marathon win a surprise
Replies: 82
Views: 3501

Re: Ooops ... Marathon win a surprise

purdy65 wrote:I thought it was a light hearted happy story. No crime committed, the RD accepted her run. Gee Whiz.... :?


+1. A fun, quirky story about a recreational endeavour. It's jogging, it's not real life.
by dgrant
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: News of the weird - 10K edition
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: News of the weird - 10K edition

http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/251077-News-from-the-Track-and-Field-World/article/22352-Italian-Athlete-Attempts-to-Dodge-Doping-Test-with-Fake-Penis An NFL player got busted with this a few years ago. You can even get them to match your natural skin tone. I got one on sale, but I don't use drugs...
by dgrant
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Fresh20 - Meal Planning Service
Replies: 56
Views: 27667

Re: Fresh20 - Meal Planning Service

toobusy wrote:http://simmerandboil.cookinglight.com/category/sunday-strategist/

here is a similar thing - I am cooking one of the plans this week - so far so good!


That looks good too. Bookmarked, thanks.
by dgrant
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Getting Better With Age - Ed Whitlock
Replies: 23
Views: 2216

Re: Getting Better With Age - Ed Whitlock

The thing about Ed is that he's a front of the pack runner with a middle of the pack attitude. Running seems to be something that keeps him busy and happy but he's almost embarrassed by some of the attention it brings him. Accomplishments aside, it's that mindset that inspires me, especially when c...
by dgrant
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The Beer Run -- Ottawa -- October 20, 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2877

Re: The Beer Run -- Ottawa -- October 20, 2013

Fun idea. Isn't Big Rig way out by Ikea? That's a long way to go after already hitting 4 breweries!
by dgrant
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Getting Better With Age - Ed Whitlock
Replies: 23
Views: 2216

Re: Getting Better With Age - Ed Whitlock

At that age, having the ability and desire to come back from injuries and get to where he was 4 or 5 years ago... astonishing. I wish I could do that, and I'm much less than half his age. He's very inspiring.
by dgrant
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Old man haile gebrselassie can still move
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Old man haile gebrselassie can still move

Video of last mile and the finishing sprint to the line .... http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Articles/watch-farah-vs-mekele-vs-gebraselassie-at-the-bupa-great-north-run-live/11395/ https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1175416_10151865592939445_221638815_n.jpg Very cool photo. I c...
by dgrant
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Struggling Sunday
Replies: 32
Views: 1354

Re: Struggling Sunday

Robinandamelia wrote:Milton Half Marathon today. 1:42:59 for a 2 minute PB. Amazing what a low mileage week and a couple of days of rest can do!


Nice!

Beautiful running day again in Ottawa... 6km through the Experimental Farm.
by dgrant
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: SATURDAY Racing and Flying
Replies: 28
Views: 1452

Re: SATURDAY Racing and Flying

Ideal running conditions in Ottawa today. Sunny, cool, no humidity. Just gorgeous. A nice 7km on the Gatineau side of the river, with 6x50m of walking lunges once I crossed back to the ON side.
by dgrant
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Fresh20 - Meal Planning Service
Replies: 56
Views: 27667

Re: Fresh20 - Meal Planning Service

Cool idea. At that price I'll bet it would more than pay for itself many times over. I'm always buying stuff to use for one meal and the rest goes bad.
by dgrant
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Bike stolen at the "The Canadian" in Ottawa
Replies: 69
Views: 7733

Re: Bike stolen at the "The Canadian" in Ottawa

Thankfully this was just a bike - are the unsanctioned events insured if you get injured or worse? In my experience, you can't get an event permit for either private or public spaces without $5 million liability insurance. I never read my insurance policies close enough to see if it covered loss of...
by dgrant
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Mo vs. Bolt
Replies: 24
Views: 10318

Re: Mo vs. Bolt

Seriously - I don't disagree with your list, I wouldn't have put Hakeem so high, I would have found a spot for Abdul-Jabbar. I also wonder how to rank a guy like Mikan. I have an irrational disrespect for Kareem. I started watching the NBA in the mid-to late-80s when he was a starter on a marquee t...
by dgrant
Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Mo vs. Bolt
Replies: 24
Views: 10318

Re: Mo vs. Bolt

As you say, there's no definitive way to resolve this, but insofar as there is a general "consensus" for all-time basketball rankings, Wilt tends to be in the 5-10 range (behind Jordan, Russell, Magic, and Bird for sure, along with perhaps Kobe, Duncan, Kareem, Robertson, Shaq, and West)....
by dgrant
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Mo vs. Bolt
Replies: 24
Views: 10318

Re: Mo vs. Bolt

Wilt dominated Bill Russell season by season and head-to-head. The Celtics dominated the era, but I didn't think the question was who was on the best TEAM. Meanwhile, I'm confused as to whether you're arguing that Wilt was the best basketball player ever or just the best athlete who ever played bas...

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