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by La
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Quality vs. Quanitity (DIETFITS Study)
Replies: 1
Views: 3402

Quality vs. Quanitity (DIETFITS Study)

The headlines read: "The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds" (NY Times) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/well/eat/counting-calories-weight-loss-diet-dieting-low-carb-low-fat.html The reality: "Yes, Calories Counted (Literally) In The Recent #DIETFITS...
by La
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Cyclists boycotting these brands...
Replies: 17
Views: 9786

Re: Cyclists boycotting these brands...

I saw that on Twitter yesterday (and re-tweeted it). I had no idea! It will inform my purchasing decisions, but if I already own any of their products it doesn't make sense to stop using them. I have an old Giro helmet that I don't use anymore. Good thing there are alternative brands for all those t...
by La
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"
Replies: 9
Views: 5692

Re: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"

so to simplify it for the average joe, if we were to make an 80/10/10 rule--80% low, 10% medium, 10% high, that'd work for most people. Sounds reasonable. I think it would need to be further qualified to say: 1) That you need to define how you're measuring intensity - is it by HR? Pace? Something e...
by La
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"
Replies: 9
Views: 5692

Re: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"

Ah, OK. The way he referenced the article didn't indicate that it supported more than just this claim, "examined the actual distribution of training intensity used by elite athletes across the full spectrum of endurance sports. The conclusion: The best in the world complete about 80 percent of ...
by La
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"
Replies: 9
Views: 5692

Re: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"

Good article. My only criticism is that he failed to cite his sources for the claims he was making about why his approach is the right one. he linked to one Norwegian study, but that was about the breakdown of workouts by elite athletes (not the science behind why they train that way). If you're goi...
by La
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Frigid Friday
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Frigid Friday

2 miles done on the treadmill. That is all.
by La
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Trivia Day Thursday
Replies: 1
Views: 1615

Re: Trivia Day Thursday

I was expecting a trivia question! :-W
by La
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: First Tuesday of 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2615

Re: First Tuesday of 2018

La wrote:I'm starting a half-marathon clinic tonight.

5.7K done with BaldGuy. :)
by La
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: First Tuesday of 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2615

First Tuesday of 2018

I'm starting a half-marathon clinic tonight. Hopefully this will kick-start my motivation to run again.

It just occurred to me that I took my very first clinic at the RR in January of 1999. That was NINETEEN YEARS AGO!! :shock:
by La
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ottawa jogger in condo ad wins precedent-setting privacy fight
Replies: 2
Views: 1682

Re: Ottawa jogger in condo ad wins precedent-setting privacy fight

"The fundamental point is we should all have a right over the control of our image. And if someone is using your image for some commercial purpose, anyone would feel offended by that." There are exceptions to the law in public spaces in which footage is allowed to be broadcast, such as fo...
by La
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ottawa jogger in condo ad wins precedent-setting privacy fight
Replies: 2
Views: 1682

Ottawa jogger in condo ad wins precedent-setting privacy fight

At trial, Waterbridge testified it wasn't the photographer's intention to capture individual people, rather the "environment, river, and geography." However, the judge didn't buy it. "The photographer was not just filming a moving river, he or she was waiting for a runner to jog alon...
by La
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Winter... To run or not to run?
Replies: 10
Views: 5066

Re: Winter... To run or not to run?

Bad footing will keep me indoors, so I generally play every run by ear, depending on that. I think your question is whether you can maintain your fitness level through the winter running on a TM (as opposed to outside): Yes! The TM might feel a bit easier because you're not fighting wind and hills, ...
by La
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 10k in 57:30
Replies: 9
Views: 6073

Re: 10k in 57:30

Keep it up, you're doing great! Hills - the more you do them, the better you get at them. Don't worry about pace, just maintain a steady effort. Intervals - you don't need to do any all-out running, especially not every workout. You could pick one workout per week (maybe 5-6K distance) where you foc...
by La
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 8558

Re: Do you run in the rain?

I agree with Spirit. It depends on my mood or if I’m meeting people. Also, I don’t like starting in a heavy rain, but if it starts raining while I’m running then I’ll just keep running. Ditto. It's tough to get out the door when it's pouring rain. It's a bit easier if I'm meeting someone. If it sta...
by La
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: are we back in business?
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Re: are we back in business?

you may notice some glitches on "topics marked read" on things like that... but otherwise I think we're back in business....? let me know if you notice anything weird. When I clicked on the icon to take me to the most recent unread post in the NET it took me to a post from 2015. :lol: Hon...
by La
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: are we back in business?
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Re: are we back in business?

Thanks, Holly!

Though I was amazingly productive at work during the times the site was down... ;) :lol:
by La
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Montreal marathon cancelled...
Replies: 11
Views: 3775

Re: Montreal marathon cancelled...

For people who are traveling to the event, they'd want to be notified ASAP while there's still time to change their travel plans. Remember what happened in NYC in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy when they waited until late Friday to cancel (and everyone had already traveled to NYC).
by La
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Cauliflower Pasta Sauce
Replies: 3
Views: 4907

Re: Cauliflower Pasta Sauce

I would like to try this. I do wonder how nut milk would affect the taste of the sauce though. You could add flour to the sauce to thicken it before adding the cheese. i actually made mac and cheese from scratch last night! Great creativity! Although I respectfully disagree about adding pesto. :lol...
by La
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 16
Views: 11515

Re: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

That's the "heel lock" or "lace lock" tying. I thought everyone did that on their running shoes. :) It's probably more common for women with narrow heels. Yup. All my shoes are laced that way. My feet go numb if I tie my laces too tightly, but for running on trails I don't want ...
by La
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Cauliflower Pasta Sauce
Replies: 3
Views: 4907

Cauliflower Pasta Sauce

In search of a low-cal, creamy pasta sauce I came up with the following recipe. It's totally flexible. Basic sauce: 1) Boil a bunch of cauliflower* (I cooked about 2+ cups worth) along with 2-3 cloves of garlic in well-salted water. 2) Once boiled to a really soft consistency, drain it and put it (a...
by La
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?
Replies: 23
Views: 7214

Re: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?

I don't think anyone addressed this point, which occurred to me just now: "Rich" people also play golf and tennis; these are sports are also beyond the financial reach of "poor" people. Are golf and tennis players also motivated by pain? Well, besides the point that golf isn't a...
by La
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Four things the fitness industry can stop arguing over
Replies: 3
Views: 4626

Re: Four things the fitness industry can stop arguing over

Yes, I read that a while ago. I saw a comment on another post similar to this one that talked about having a caloric deficit on a weekly basis (as opposed to worrying too much on a daily basis). That said, you have to track daily to know whether you are meeting the caloric deficit you desire. But th...
by La
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?
Replies: 23
Views: 7214

Re: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?

They talk about the main things being: having the time to exercise, having the money to buy equipment and enter events, but the more interesting thing (to me) is more about it being attractive to people who are in white collar jobs. I think that's a more valid correlation than simply income.

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