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by La
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Meandering Monday
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Meandering Monday

I had a lovely ride to work this morning (though my back is quite sore today). After my ride home, I'll switch bikes and ride over to the indoor cycling studio for a computrainer workout.
by La
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Freezing Foggy but Fabulous Saturday
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Freezing Foggy but Fabulous Saturday

Went out a bit later than usual and it was quite warm. Ran 8.7K in 58 minutes. Now that I actually have a race goal of running 10K in under 60 minutes, I'm going to have to ramp up my training.
by La
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 16284

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

dgrant wrote:It honestly bothers me that the marathon investigations man is extending his scope to publicly shaming someone for a benign, well-intentioned picture.

Valid point. Public shaming has gotten out of hand.
by La
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Overcast Friday
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Overcast Friday

The sun is desperately trying to come out here. Just a bike commute day for me.
by La
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!
Replies: 40
Views: 16465

Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!

Will you keep in touch with Tom and Kathy? So cool how you had founds some support on the course. I plan to. I tracked down their full names using their bib numbers and I knew where they were from so I have managed to find contact info for them both. We formed quite a bond during those tough miles ...
by La
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 16284

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

Is there even a question here? I can't see how any runner would say that either of these things are cool at all. Well, obviously the people who did it thought it was cool otherwise they wouldn't have done it! ;) In the first example, my opinion is that they were being selfish by only thinking of th...
by La
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 16284

Cool or Not Cool?

I saw these two stories on that Marathon Investigations site: https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2017/04/human-chains-medal-thievery.html Cool or Not Cool? 1) Runners forming a human chain while crossing the finish line in Boston? 2) Runner taking an extra medal at the finish line and giving it t...
by La
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!
Replies: 40
Views: 16465

Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm

La wrote:You need to update your profile photo!! ;)

Waiting for the full report... :!!

Worth the wait! :clap:
by La
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!
Replies: 40
Views: 16465

Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm

You need to update your profile photo!! ;)

Waiting for the full report... :!!
by La
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Velofix
Replies: 3
Views: 4738

Re: Velofix

I just used them recently. Good basic tune-up (my bike didn't need anything replaced). In my case, I did it with a group through the indoor cycling studio I go to, so they didn't actually come to me, I had to take my bike to the studio since they were working on several bikes that day. That also mea...
by La
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 8898

Re: Boston Monday

chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:Thanks for tracking and cheering. The heat got me in the first half. Wheels fell off at bout 20K and everything else followed. Hardest thing I've ever done but I am so thrilled with the experience. The finish on Boyston is like nothing else.

Congrats! Now go write your race report!! :!!
by La
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Good Friday, Friday
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Good Friday, Friday

A little over 6K done in the beautiful sunshine this morning. There was a cold breeze off the lake on the way out, but it was very warm with the tail wind on the way back.
by La
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Motivation
Replies: 7
Views: 1796

Re: Motivation

I've lost my motivation, even for slow, easy trail runs. I'm hoping the spring weather will help, but its hard to make that first step out the door. I've been at this a long time, and over the last few years cycling has helped. Someone give me a boot in the *ss, please ? Dave posted that he was out...
by La
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: scrumhalfgirl in Canadian Running mag :)
Replies: 11
Views: 2866

Re: scrumhalfgirl in Canadian Running mag :)

I missed this when it first came out, can't believe no one posted it here. :) http://runningmagazine.ca/stories-run-commute-ran-pregnancy-now-run-work-better-mom-get-time/ I think it might have been linked to on FB at the time. The author should have mentioned that not only is she training for her ...
by La
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Woman Collapses at Half Marathon
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

Re: Woman Collapses at Half Marathon

This video of a woman in a half marathon in Philadelphia is somewhat sickening to watch. Her knees buckle so 2 runners grab her arms, but she still can't stand so another runner carries her across the finish. The news commentators seem very dense by saying how loving that is when it is actually a m...
by La
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

Re: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?

Thanks for the tips. We also have a RR warehouse outlet in the west end, so I might check there, too. It doesn't have to be online - I don't mind driving to stores in the greater GTA - I just don't want to pay more than $130 (tax included) for shoes! I'm fine with past years' models, too.
by La
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

Re: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?

Habs4ever wrote:I have your cell number. Next time I'm in I can look and if reasonable, I can text you to see if I should purchase and ship to you.

:-BD
by La
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

Where are people buying discount shoes these days?

My current shoes are a year old (don't have a ton of mileage, but I'm still due for a new pair). I bought my last pair (Asics Kayano) for $75USD at an outlet mall in Arizona, but since I don't have any plans to travel to the US anytime soon*, where are people buying their shoes at a good price here ...
by La
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunrise Wednesday
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Sunrise Wednesday

6K done right after work (from home). Rain is coming... :/
by La
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 49522

Re: Future of RM

So when a poster eluded to the fact that someone is a "creep", where was the clique at that time to call this particular poster out on that? But if you don't stand up for people and call them out on bad behaviour, isn't that just letting people get away with it? Our kids are taught in sch...
by La
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 9687

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

It was great to read Gary's short report and hear again in his own words what happened. Looking forward to Gary's full report in a few days. Also a big shout out to John Kelly (a triathlete!) who became Barkley's 15th finisher. Meantime, this article includes a statement from the race director abou...
by La
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 49522

Re: Future of RM

I'm a big girl, and can fight my own battles. I also gave up caring about what other people thing of me quite a while ago, so I can take pretty much anything. And I'm not afraid to take a stand when I think someone has been picked on unfairly, or treated in a disrespectful way, especially if they ar...
by La
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 49522

Re: Future of RM

There are plenty of spaces available for people who want to get into p!ssing contests. Every space (virtual and physical) where people meet has a culture. That culture develops based on what is and isn't accepted by the majority of members of the community. RM's culture has developed into on where w...
by La
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 9687

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

I wonder, though, if he's as heartbroken about it as we all are for him. I guess it depends on what his motivation is for doing it, and how he defines success.
by La
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"
Replies: 74
Views: 9687

Re: "The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young"

Well it sounds like he also didn't cover the actual course, so even if he had made it under 60:00:00 it wouldn't be official? He approached the gate from the wrong direction so he wasn't on the right trail at the end. Then again he had all the pages from the checkpoints so I'm not sure. Heartbreaki...

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