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by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: National Capital Marathon (Ottawa)
Replies: 29
Views: 10468

National Capital Marathon (Ottawa)

I've run this event twice...2002 and 2005 (as well as the 1/2 marathon in 2004). I've always found this event to be smoothly organized and a lot of fun. Although the marathon field is only mid-sized, there are 6 other races this weekend (including inline skate races), so there is generally a nice hy...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Chicago Marathon
Replies: 1
Views: 1434

Chicago Marathon

I ran this one in 2003...can't wait to do it again! The Chicago Marathon is one of the 'megamarathons', with registration over 35,000. Despite the huge size, I found the whole organization - from the expo to the finish area - was extremely well organized and smooth. The volunteers were very friendly...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Orange Shoes
Replies: 35
Views: 3920

TheBman wrote:Dgrant.....oh man.....its all about the match!
Next time your up our way for beers we can go over the fine points of co-ordinating stuff!


Alright, but I draw the line at mascara!!!
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Abbreviations
Replies: 54
Views: 15381

IM - Ironman triathlon
MCM - Marine Corps Marathon (Washington)
NCM - National Capital Marathon (Ottawa)
ATB - Around The Bay Road Race (Hamilton, Ontario)
PF - Patellar Femoral Syndrome (knee injury) or Plantar Fasciitis (foot injury)
FFLR - Fast Finish Long Run
DNF - Did Not Finish :evil:
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My first race
Replies: 15
Views: 3043

The most commonly spoken rule for raceday is: Don't try anything new. No new breakfast. No new shoes. No new clothes. No new sports drink. Everything should have been tested and/or broken in prior to the day of your event, so that you don't have to deal with any surprises while you're trying to race...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Chip & Gun Time
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

At both of the 10km races I've done this month there have been timing chips, but no 'chip time'. There were no timing mats at the start line to record each runner's start, only mats at the finish to record each person's finish. So all that was measured was the elapsed time from the sound of the star...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: motionbased.com
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

motionbased.com

This one tkaes the waypoints from peoples' GPS units and plots their runs on maps (North America only). You can street maps, topographic maps, and satellite images. The section I've referred to most often has been the trailnetwork, where you can see other peoples' runs mapped out. I've done this whe...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Orange Shoes
Replies: 35
Views: 3920

Any of them Orange Brian? I want to get a cool max visor, I saw some at Sport Check that matched my marathon outfit, you know the one, the mini shorts and singlet...But it looks like it has too much cotton on it. Now this is why you need a moderator banning people. Are you dudes really discussing c...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wednesday First Official Thread.
Replies: 27
Views: 3648

Major rest day today. I conked out on my LSD Saturday, and have been doing the chump move of trying to "make up for it" the past three days. I'm not injured, but my legs are definitely screaming for an off-day. Hey Bman, cool to hear that Mrs. Bman has taken up the sport. Do you think she'll get int...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: marathonguide.com
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

marathonguide.com

I know most of you probably know this one, but for those who don't, it's an excellent resource. Among other things, there is an extensive race calendar with not only dates and weblinks, but user-submitted reviews of the race itself. This way you get info on a course's elevation, aid stations, crowd ...
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Orange Shoes
Replies: 35
Views: 3920

Orange Shoes

Anybody ever heard of such things? I wonder if anyone sells orange shoes.
by dgrant
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: w00t!
Replies: 43
Views: 13983

Looks good so far Holly. Good luck, it's great to have choices! A couple suggestions: - I really liked the race report section at "that other place", but always wanted another section where people gave accounts of the event itself, separate from their personal performance. That way someone 'shopping...

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