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by La
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Across America (RAAM) - done in 5 days, 18 hrs 20 mins
Replies: 15
Views: 3386

Re: Race Across America (RAAM)

They are in SW Kansas right now. The graphic pins on the tracker shows them in first place, but the leader board shows them in second, so not really sure right now. If I look at the leader board they're only 9 miles behind the leaders.

1431 miles covered so far.
by La
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)
Replies: 15
Views: 3838

Re: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)

I'm leaving first thing tomorrow morning from MB/ON border and driving all the way home. Where should I be looking out for the guys? They had a "short" day yesterday (85K) from Portage La Prairie to Winnipeg because they had to have some work done on their bikes at MEC. So, they're headin...
by La
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Across America (RAAM) - done in 5 days, 18 hrs 20 mins
Replies: 15
Views: 3386

Re: Race Across America (RAAM)

The race started on Saturday and Team TPL is currently in 2nd place!! :D That's pretty good for a rookie team. From what I read, the lead team is very experienced and racing like a well-oiled machine. http://www.teamtpl.com/race-tracking They're currently in south-western Colorado at mile 1,021. The...
by La
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)
Replies: 15
Views: 3838

Re: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)

They made it to Moose Jaw (Day 14) with mostly a tailwind. 174km, Net downhill.
by La
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)
Replies: 15
Views: 3838

Re: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)

Today's destination: Moose Jaw. About 180K.
by La
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)
Replies: 15
Views: 3838

Re: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)

They rode 220K from MH to Swift Current yesterday in the driving rain and wind. :shock:
by La
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)
Replies: 15
Views: 3838

Re: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)

Two of my friends are riding across Canada to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital / Meagan's Walk, which raises research funding for pediatric brain tumours. They left Vancouver on June 2 and just left Brooks, AB today (11 days into their journey). They're riding to Irvine, AB today, and they'll be ...
by La
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Across America (RAAM) - done in 5 days, 18 hrs 20 mins
Replies: 15
Views: 3386

Race Across America (RAAM) - done in 5 days, 18 hrs 20 mins

While we're on the topic of riding long distances to raise money, another friend of mine (and 7 of his friends) are participating in the Race Across America from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD. The race starts on June 17. They are called Team True Patriot Love and they are 8 guys (and a support crew...
by La
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)
Replies: 15
Views: 3838

Bike for Kids 2017 (Vancouver to St. John's)

Two of my friends are riding across Canada to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital / Meagan's Walk, which raises research funding for pediatric brain tumours. They left Vancouver on June 2 and just left Brooks, AB today (11 days into their journey). They're riding to Irvine, AB today, and they'll be i...
by La
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Stitches
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: Stitches

Maybe something like Second Skin? It's a liquid bandage.
by La
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: World Running Day Wednesday
Replies: 8
Views: 2814

World Running Day Wednesday

Rode my bike to work. Plan on a quick 5K after work.
by La
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?
Replies: 19
Views: 11491

Re: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?

My new shoes arrived on Friday and they're great, but... I inadvertently ordered the Gore-Tex model and they're going to be too hot for running in the summer. :? Gah! :roll:
by La
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Good running store in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 4877

Re: Good running store in Toronto

There's a new-ish pace at King & Bathurst called Black Toe. They seem to cater to more experienced runners (as opposed to RR). I've never shopped there. They also have a pretty good run club. That's not particularly close to where she lives, but it's very accessible by TTC. http://www.blacktoeru...
by La
Fri May 26, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?
Replies: 19
Views: 11491

Re: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?

I'm late to the show here, but I've had success getting shoes thru eBay. I've purchased two pairs of shoes (Brooks Glycerins 9 & 10) from this seller, TONEDZONE with great success. The shoes are listed as used when sold, but they are hardly that. This seller gets shoes returned to the manufactu...
by La
Fri May 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Where are people buying discount shoes these days?
Replies: 19
Views: 11491

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. Just saw ...
by La
Thu May 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Red Deer and Medicine Hat Trip Report
Replies: 13
Views: 8233

Re: Red Deer and Medicine Hat Trip Report

Oh, and I'm not correcting you. Just curious as to word choice since there's so much variation (even within Canada).
by La
Thu May 25, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Red Deer and Medicine Hat Trip Report
Replies: 13
Views: 8233

Re: Red Deer and Medicine Hat Trip Report

Is "porch" an American/Texan thing? Habs always calls it her deck. ;) :lol: I say, "front porch" and "back deck." Porch is probably a California thing. To me, a porch is covered (and sometimes enclosed) whereas a deck is not. ETA: porch (noun) 1. an exterior appendage ...
by La
Thu May 25, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Red Deer and Medicine Hat Trip Report
Replies: 13
Views: 8233

Re: Red Deer and Medicine Hat Trip Report

Thanks for the report. Habs, your hair is long!!

Is "porch" an American/Texan thing? Habs always calls it her deck. ;) :lol:

I say, "front porch" and "back deck."
by La
Tue May 23, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Favourite Apps for running, health, etc?
Replies: 6
Views: 2469

Re: Favourite Apps for running, health, etc?

I still use http://www.milermeter.com/ to map out routes ahead of time.

For food tracking I use the WW Mobile app, but you have to be a member to use that.

I also use Strava and Garmin Connect.
by La
Tue May 23, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: IronColl and the "10K"
Replies: 17
Views: 9995

Re: IronColl and the "10K"

Congrats, friend! You really did nail that race. I hope you're as proud of yourself as we all are of you for being so dedicated in your training and getting it done on race day. Sucks about the course being long, though. :evil:
by La
Thu May 11, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Getting it done at BMO, a tale of a new PB
Replies: 19
Views: 11070

Re: Getting it done at BMO, a tale of a new PB

Bravo! :clap:
by La
Thu May 11, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tailwind Thursday
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Tailwind Thursday

Today was my first bike to work in more than 2 weeks. Some of that was because of weather, but some was due to back pain. My back is still sore, but it's not keeping me from my daily activities. The tail wind help me break 17 minutes for my commute. I got two silly red lights that slowed me down. Si...
by La
Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 54882

Re: Future of RM

Instagram account is: @runningmaniacanada (has two followers, I am one of them)
Twitter: @rmnation (has 134 followers)
by La
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 19196

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

jonovision_man wrote:... and if I were sprinting I wouldn't hesitate to view their linked arms as a finishing line as I barged through.

"Red rover, red rover, we call Jono over..." :lol:
by La
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Meandering Monday
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

Re: 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. Had to cancel my computrainer workout as my back has seized up on me. :( Will make for an interesting ride home...

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