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by Lazagna
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Treadmill Accuracy question
Replies: 52
Views: 2270

Re: Treadmill Accuracy question

HCmD wrote:
Lazagna wrote:[....I'm an accountant, and I just tossed some numbers in and messed it up royally... ah well) :dance: :lol:


Hope none of your Client's read this Forum ... :shock: :lol: :lol: :wink: :shifty:


It's ok, I don't have clients, I work for industry, meaning I'm a Controller. :wink: :lol:
by Lazagna
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Treadmill Accuracy question
Replies: 52
Views: 2270

Re: Treadmill Accuracy question

So, if you set it at 10km/h, and you watch it for 5 minutes, and you're actually at 10.1km/h after all the calculations, you do it again at 5km/h to see if the same 10% variance exists. If it does, then you know the TM is 10% slow. (as an example randomly pulled out of my butt)... I'm not sure I ag...
by Lazagna
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Treadmill Accuracy question
Replies: 52
Views: 2270

Re: Treadmill Accuracy question

So, if you set it at 10km/h, and you watch it for 5 minutes, and you're actually at 10.1km/h after all the calculations, you do it again at 5km/h to see if the same 10% variance exists. If it does, then you know the TM is 10% slow. (as an example randomly pulled out of my butt)... I'm not sure I ag...
by Lazagna
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Treadmill Accuracy question
Replies: 52
Views: 2270

Re: Treadmill Accuracy question

If you google around, you can find a method of "calibrating" your treadmill. It involves measuring the tread, marking it with a white line so you can see if go by, and then setting a speed, watching it and counting the number of times it goes by in a set time, then doing the math to figure...
by Lazagna
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: GPS Watches: Timex T5B501 vs. Garmin 205?
Replies: 79
Views: 3927

Re: GPS Watches: Timex T5B501 vs. Garmin 205?

I have no need for a HR monitor either, but for 179 bucks (think it's less now) at Costco, it's worth the price. I just use the HR monitor so that after a run I can say HUH, that's interesting... just track it for fun. But if later you want to use the HR monitor for a purpose, you already have it.
by Lazagna
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Kids Races
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Kids Races

Are there any kids races around Calgary that I could get my soon to be 6 year old son into?

I know there are things like the Calgary Marathon that has a kids marathon, but I am looking for something that would just be a quick race for him to do on a race day.
by Lazagna
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Races: likes and dislikes
Replies: 58
Views: 1820

Re: Races: likes and dislikes

Likes: -Good flat course -A race kit that includes information about the race, tell me the expectation of parking, logistics of getting there etc. There are LOTS of new runners out there and the best way to keep them coming back is to tell them what to expect on race day. -I like Socks. We did the D...
by Lazagna
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2010 Weigh-in Support Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 5902

Re: 2010 Weigh-in Support Thread

Starting Weight Jan 1, 2009: 196
Goal Weight: 185

Jan 8, 2009: 195
Jan 14: 196.6
Jan 28: 192.4 (-4.2, Net: -2.6)
Feb 4: 193.4 (+1.0. Net: -1.6) Not bad considering most of the week I was up to 197....
by Lazagna
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 2010 Weigh-in Support Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 5902

Re: 2010 Weigh-in Support Thread

We're all doing a great job in slacking off on this... oops
Starting Weight Jan 1, 2009: 196
Goal Weight: 185

Jan 8, 2009: 195
Jan 14: 196.6
Jan 28: 192.4 (-4.2, Net: -2.6)
by Lazagna
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How do you use heart rate information (if at all)?
Replies: 33
Views: 1457

Re: How do you use heart rate information (if at all)?

I have the 305, only because at the time it was on sales for $20 cheaper than the 205. I use the HR monitor just to track it for interest sake. I upload all my data to SportTracks and then once in a while look at am my average HR per event over the entire time. I am usually seeing a steady decline i...
by Lazagna
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Mrs VDoTs Olympic Torch Run
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: Mrs VDoTs Olympic Torch Run

Just finished watching Mrs. Vdot carry the flame. What an awesome feeling knowing that it's being carried by someone I know (sort of)... lol still and awesome feeling to watch, and must be even move amazing to be actually there.
by Lazagna
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Calgary Marathon 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Calgary Marathon 2010

Did anyone notice that it's not HSBC anymore, this year it will be the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon... new sponsor for the Half too... last year it was Jeep, (I think) and this year it's Centaur Subaru.

I am only doing the Half again this year, and putting off my Full until 2011
by Lazagna
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 2010 Weigh-in Support Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 5902

Re: 2010 Weigh-in Support Thread

Starting Weight Jan 1, 2009: 196
Goal Weight: 185

Jan 8, 2009: 195
Jan 14: 196.6 (one bad day and it's on weigh in day..I was down to 194 yesterday..lol)
by Lazagna
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2010 Weigh-in Support Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 5902

Re: 2010 Weigh-in Support Thread

I was going to start this today myself...(the thread that is)

Starting Weight Jan 1, 2009: 196
Goal Weight: 185

Jan 8, 2009: 195
by Lazagna
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Calgary City Chase 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Calgary City Chase 2010

Certainly not looking to win, would like to finish on time, but certainly not win.

More for a good time... paint ball in the butt is not that great.. been out there and played it before, not fun.. But I'd do it if necessary.
by Lazagna
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Calgary City Chase 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Calgary City Chase 2010

My brother-in-law and I signed up for this over the holidays. Looks like it will be a ton of fun.

Anyone else competed in one yet, or know someone and can share their experiences?
by Lazagna
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Installing aerodrink bottle
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: Installing aerodrink bottle

My bottle has a black cap over the big hole with a rubber seal with flaps (like the kind of valves we have in our hearts). Is this a new thing that I use instead of the sponge or do I take it out and use the sponge instead? Thanks everyone for your patient responses to my silly questions. I think t...
by Lazagna
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Who wants a Christmas present?
Replies: 52
Views: 1645

Re: Who wants a Christmas present?

Nothing wrong with a leafs fan.... Is today opposite day? Did I miss a memo? Nope, I've just ALWAYS been a Leafs fan, and I am just waiting until one day when they actually figure out how to play the game, and then I can tell everyone.... I've always been a leafs fan.. That said, they do suck almos...
by Lazagna
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Who wants a Christmas present?
Replies: 52
Views: 1645

Re: Who wants a Christmas present?

HCmD wrote:
AirForceRunner wrote:
Habs4ever wrote:Put my name in there, please.


Only if you change your user name to 'Sens4ever'...LOL!!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


or, "Leafs4ever" :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nothing wrong with a leafs fan....
by Lazagna
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Who wants a Christmas present?
Replies: 52
Views: 1645

Re: Who wants a Christmas present?

Throw my name in too!
by Lazagna
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Old Adidas ads
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Old Adidas ads

Vaseline - precursor to Body Glide. Some races still give out vaseline. A couple years ago at the Calgary marathon, one of the medical aid stations at about Mile 20 was giving out vaseline on tongue depressors. One woman in front of me takes it and eats it, thinking it was a novel way of handing ou...
by Lazagna
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: How much do you eat?
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: How much do you eat?

I track infrequently, but consistently (i.e. I track for 2-3 days in a row every 2-3 weeks to make sure I stay on track). It keeps me on track in that I'm making conscious food choices in between tracking, and I find that I'm eating a small breakfast, a small morning snack, lunch, small afternoon s...
by Lazagna
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: and so it begins ...
Replies: 34
Views: 7078

Re: and so it begins ...

WOW, quite the haul.. we got 3 Christmas cards yesterday in the mail, that was the beginning. I'm not expecting too many gifts, but if all goes well I'll get 5k in tonight if it kills me. (and it just might). Meet us at the Y at 5. Mandatory. I would, but I have plans that I can't get out of for th...
by Lazagna
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: and so it begins ...
Replies: 34
Views: 7078

Re: and so it begins ...

WOW, quite the haul.. we got 3 Christmas cards yesterday in the mail, that was the beginning. I'm not expecting too many gifts, but if all goes well I'll get 5k in tonight if it kills me. (and it just might).
by Lazagna
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: and so it begins ...
Replies: 34
Views: 7078

Re: and so it begins ...

I've been using my gallbladder issues to not run lately, but I think I need to just suck it up and run.. oh and since we're in Calgary and it's -27 (without the windchill) I'll run on the treadmill too tonight...

thanks for that little boost, if one person can run, so can I.

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