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by UltraQueenga
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: How to be a pacer
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Re: How to be a pacer

A lot of great advice here. The main thing is to focus on what matters most: getting the runner to the finish. The rest are details and you may or may not be able to work them out with your runner in advance. If you can, ask for what the main goal is (finish under a goal time or under cutoff). It is...
by UltraQueenga
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 33625

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

I was shocked to hear what happened in Boston. I was driving home when I heard it on 680News. They had CNN coverage by a reporter who was waiting for his brother to finish. All I kept thinking was "I wonder who from the people I know might be there?" I'm relieved to hear that Ken and other...
by UltraQueenga
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Robbie-T @ ATB 1013
Replies: 27
Views: 5059

Re: Robbie-T @ ATB 1013

Way to go, Rob! Still a fast dude. :D
by UltraQueenga
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Sulphur Springs 2013 - Who's In??
Replies: 49
Views: 13688

Re: Sulphur Springs 2013 - Who's In??

I was hoping to keep my streak and get my 5th Sulphur buckle, but it ain't happening this year. :( I'm away in May for a couple of weeks and then 2 weeks after Sulphur I'm signed up for Laurel Highlands 70 miler (my third time there). I will still come out and pace someone overnight. I'm dog slow th...
by UltraQueenga
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Trail Races in the Ottawa/Gatineau Area ...
Replies: 10
Views: 5152

Re: Trail Races in the Ottawa/Gatineau Area ...

It's sad to read such stories, honestly. I'm jealous of all the nice trails in the eastern part of the province whenever I chat with people from the Ottawa, Kingston, Napanee area. I would love to run an ultramarathon there! I look around the GTA and I see trail running as a growing trend. We are fo...
by UltraQueenga
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: HURT
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Re: HURT

Exciting race to follow, for sure. Gary Robbins ran an amazing race and so did Jason, but he hit a rough patch. It's a PB for both of them and a smashing new CR! Sub-20 hr :shock: :shock: :shock: I'm curious to see if the women's CR will be sub-24. Hannah Roberts is in the lead and she has a chance ...
by UltraQueenga
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Getting Past the 21st Mile - Spirit's 51.6k
Replies: 10
Views: 1532

Re: Getting Past the 21st Mile - Spirit's 51.6k

Good job, spirit. I know how you felt... going through the different phases and asking all the questions. Sometimes ultrarunning can be a mental exercise. Cool picture of Liz and Scott. I was following their blog all year. What an impressive woman she is! Inspiring for all... I love your reports and...
by UltraQueenga
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Good Luck Cody
Replies: 67
Views: 11568

Re: Good Luck Cody

I would like to see some guy named Morgan or perhaps a Dale or even a Kinga give a crack at the record! I cant help but wonder if one of the more "Elite" Ultra Runners were to take it on what the results would be... 8 days. How about an unsupported run, holy drop bags! I wish I had the ti...
by UltraQueenga
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: injinji
Replies: 37
Views: 4786

Re: injinji

I love my Injinji! I bought a pair many years ago at an expo and had been meaning to try them on a long run. Every time I put them on, I'd take them off because they just felt weird. I'd say to myself, "oh, I'll try them out next time". Years went by and then last year when I grew tired of...
by UltraQueenga
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Good Luck Cody
Replies: 67
Views: 11568

Re: Good Luck Cody

West Grey Runner wrote:I offer to help him out from Owen Sound to Blue!

Cody has done his homework and if he has good support and stays healthy I think there is a very good chance he could be successful.


Ron, did you end up running with Cody?
by UltraQueenga
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Good Luck Cody
Replies: 67
Views: 11568

Re: Good Luck Cody

I've been following his blog and his facebook page. I'm very impressed with the running he's done. I imagine he is in a world of pain, but he is very determined to finish what he started and has endured a lot of pain. Looking at his progress and barring any accidents or acts of God, he has a pretty ...
by UltraQueenga
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Coming Soon: Creemore 100 Mile Challenge!
Replies: 35
Views: 13831

Re: Coming Soon: Creemore 100 Mile Challenge!

I'm in... all signed up and untrained. I hope I finish the whole thing this year. Last time I got to 82k and had to bail due to bronchitis, so I ended up volunteering for the remainder of the time and listening to runners tell stories of a pet rat they kept seeing on one of the roads. How's that for...
by UltraQueenga
Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: The sloppy Haliburton 100 miler report
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: The sloppy Haliburton 100 miler report

Thanks for the feedback and congrats. Number 13 is in the books and excited to see what no.14 will be like. Wandering through a forest at night not knowing how you make it to sunrise is a strange situation, but I wouldn't call the experience horrible, just occasionally frustrating. I just need to fi...
by UltraQueenga
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: The sloppy Haliburton 100 miler report
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

The sloppy Haliburton 100 miler report

I have always been wondering what it's like to run a 100 miler in the rain, and there, I got a lesson last Saturday. I had also wondered what it's like to run 100 miles with little to no training, fueled by excitement and memory. Done and done. This year was low key for me after HURT and the summer ...
by UltraQueenga
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Doonst on the rocks: 5 Peaks Terra Cotta Half Marathon
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Re: Doonst on the rocks: 5 Peaks Terra Cotta Half Marathon

Good job finishing another crunchy trail race, doonst. I'm sure your knees are going "wtf is up with all these technical courses?" But it's hard to resist a race on the Bruce, especially when it is so close to home. Heal up and enjoy what's left of this fall season.
by UltraQueenga
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: No Freaking Way 50 Miles+ (pics added)
Replies: 34
Views: 1136

Re: No Freaking Way 50 Miles+

Great report, as always, Spirit. I love your introspective style. So many thoughts going through your head when you're out there for so many hours. Nicely done! Don't beat yourself up about finishing 2nd. The best award is to finish uninjured and walk away with the thought that you can do more the n...
by UltraQueenga
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Run Woodstock - DNS Race Report
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Run Woodstock - DNS Race Report

Great report, Ron and a fine pacing and mentoring job you did on the trails!! :clap: :clap: Pacing and helping others reach their goals can be so rewarding. It makes you forget about your own body and needs and keeps you focused on your runner. It's a great experience. Thanks for sharing!
by UltraQueenga
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Run Woodstock - Thanking WestGreyRunner
Replies: 8
Views: 1753

Re: Run Woodstock - Thanking WestGreyRunner

Thanks for posting a report, Chris. So sorry to hear you had a tough time at both the Beast and at Woodstock. There is not much control you can have over some factors like weather and race organization, but you can always play it safe and BYOG (bring your own grub) to some events. The aid stations u...
by UltraQueenga
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Dirty Girls 2012 - 48 Hour Race Report - Ultraqueen Pic Adde
Replies: 19
Views: 2213

Re: Dirty Girls 2012 - 48 Hour Race Report - Ultraqueen Pic

Now, that picture makes look like it's all fun and games, eh? Mmm, I love the smell of iodine early in the morning! :lol: :lol:
by UltraQueenga
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Iroquoi Champ: UltraQueen!
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: Iroquoi Champ: UltraQueen!

Oh, geez. Thanks, guys. I've been offline and out of touch with things running, but I did manage to get in a 50k at ITT. It was a good day, but not my fastest race. I was about 17 minutes slower than last year and with the smaller field this year, I ended up in first place. I have not been training ...
by UltraQueenga
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Dirty Girls 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 7313

Re: Dirty Girls 2012

Was Kinga using idoine or tincture of benzoate. The benzoate is what hurts like he!! but seals off the blisters. The two liquids are the same color. Spirit, I was using povidone-iodine after popping his blisters, which is the very stingy part. Considering the conditions I work in and considering th...
by UltraQueenga
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Dirty Girls 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 7313

Re: Dirty Girls 2012

Taking our names off the 48 hr list... :| :cry: Maybe next year, if there will be another 48hr DG :pray: :pray: :pray: 30k 6hour OrleansRunner Chainsaw Baby Curly 12hour 24hour 48hour West Grey Runner Pacing UltraQueenga the viking Cheering UltraQueenga the viking Volunteering Chainsaw Baby UltraQue...
by UltraQueenga
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Dirty Girls 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 7313

Re: Dirty Girls 2012

Good luck to everyone running this weekend!! As much as I would have loved to run the 48hr event, this season has shaped up to be a less competitive one for me and I realized the 48hr is not in the cards this summer due to serious lack of training and trail deprivation. ;) A few weeks ago I was thin...
by UltraQueenga
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Laurel Highlands 70 mile trail race
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: Laurel Highlands 70 mile trail race

BJH wrote:Great report! I can visualize how tough those trails are!

Do you know what place you came in?


I finished 4th female out of 17 and 21st overall out of 85 who finished under the allotted 22 hrs. A lot of guys got chicked. ;)
by UltraQueenga
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Laurel Highlands 70 mile trail race
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Laurel Highlands 70 mile trail race

I'm going to try to make this race report reasonably short (short, yeah, right... I can't promise anything at this point, haha), as I am pressed for time at the moment. I know that if I don't write this now, I won't get around to sit down and do it later. So here it goes... This is my second time at...

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