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by Jwolf
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Forerunner Vs Garmin Vivoactive
Replies: 4
Views: 4882

Re: Garmin Forerunner Vs Garmin Vivoactive

They Forerunner and Vivoactive both have several different models with a wide range of prices-- ranging from about $100 to $600 or nore. Many are very good-- the Forerunners are marketed mostly as running watches, and the vivoactives are marketed as "activity trackers", but both can be goo...
by Jwolf
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Kenyans looking for hosts for Vancouver Marathon
Replies: 6
Views: 5197

Re: Kenyans looking for hosts for Vancouver Marathon

Found a place for them! On a related note, if you're at a race or race expo, and you see any of the African elites hanging around, go say hi. I've met a bunch of Kenyan guys, and they are always super happy to chat and make a friend. I think our Canadian nature is to leave people alone and let them...
by Jwolf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Kenyans looking for hosts for Vancouver Marathon
Replies: 6
Views: 5197

Re: Kenyans looking for hosts for Vancouver Marathon

We are pretty tight here that weekend (if my kids ever actually move out, I could consider things like this ;) ), but I will put it out on my FB page to see if any locals can help out.

Erin- do you have this as a FB post that I can repost? Or should I just make a new one?
by Jwolf
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Cyclists boycotting these brands...
Replies: 17
Views: 10022

Re: Cyclists boycotting these brands...

Every little bit counts. And there are lots of companies that are withdrawing their support for the NRA. Boycotting these companies will put pressure of them to also withdraw their support. Ultimately its the money that matters, and the NRA needs donations from supporters and corporate partnerships....
by Jwolf
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Cyclists boycotting these brands...
Replies: 17
Views: 10022

Re: Cyclists boycotting these brands...

Wow- they did it! Gun-enthusiasts and hunters will probably still say it was a "knee-jerk reaction", but it seems it was far from that. https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/open-letter-to-mec-members-from-ceo-david-labistour Some parts of the letter: AN OPEN LETTER TO MEC MEMBERS FROM CEO DAVID L...
by Jwolf
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Cyclists boycotting these brands...
Replies: 17
Views: 10022

Re: Cyclists boycotting these brands...

Dick's Sporting Goods will no longer sell semi-automatic weapons at all and will stop selling any guns to people under 21.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/dick-s- ... -1.4555170

Nothing about whether or not they will stop selling products from companies that make the weapons, though.
by Jwolf
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Cyclists boycotting these brands...
Replies: 17
Views: 10022

Re: Cyclists boycotting these brands...

MEC is being very open with the public about their process in making the decisions whether to stop selling these brands. They are getting a lot of push-back from hunters who shop at MEC who don't feel that MEC has to stop buying from companies simply because they sell guns. But my question is: why d...
by Jwolf
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Quality vs. Quanitity (DIETFITS Study)
Replies: 1
Views: 3451

Re: Quality vs. Quanitity (DIETFITS Study)

Good points! I also read a comment on that blog post (on FB) that resonated with me, which is that if you're currently overweight and have a poor diet, focusing more on eating healthy foods WILL yield results. But if you're already eating well (more whole foods, less processed foods, restaurant meal...
by Jwolf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"
Replies: 9
Views: 5811

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. Yes. And really, simplest is best for many! The take-away from the article is that no matter what approach people have taken to get to the best mix of training for...
by Jwolf
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"
Replies: 9
Views: 5811

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 go...
by Jwolf
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"
Replies: 9
Views: 5811

"What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"

The title of the article is very click-baity, but it's a good article none-the-less.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2270151/w ... aign=tweet
by Jwolf
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Spirit's Snowdrop Ultra 55
Replies: 7
Views: 6155

Re: Spirit's Snowdrop Ultra 55

This is so awesome, Laura! So happy for you. You did it. It is definitely a lot more challenging for you to do this without a crew. The looped course makes the logistics easier than other ultras, but the psychological factor is so important. So many ultra reports I have read describe how the runner ...
by Jwolf
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Too many races ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

Re: Too many races ?

Isn't this a self-limiting problem?
by Jwolf
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 8723

Re: Do you run in the rain?

I don't like running in the rain when it's cold and dark like we have for much of the winter in Vancouver. So I will opt for the treadmill indoors at the gym on those days. Warm rain in the summer is nice for running.

I never wear a rain jacket while running.
by Jwolf
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: St. George Marathon
Replies: 2
Views: 3948

Re: St. George Marathon

Thanks for the report-- sounds difficult but satisfying.
Congrats on another marathon. Agree with what Sue said. :D
by Jwolf
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Re: Run in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse?

I thought I remember seeing a study about this before. Certainly there have been lots of articles over the years, including about some running groups for recovering addicts in big US cities like New York, Boston and Chicago. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/02/04/boston-bulldogs-running-club-drug-add...
by Jwolf
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Montreal marathon cancelled...
Replies: 11
Views: 3857

Re: Montreal marathon cancelled...

I was surprised that they cancelled five days before the race (doesn't weather change sometimes?) but it sounds like they got pressure from the city to cancel when they tried to increase medical staff, etc.

At least they have a decent cancellation/transfer policy for the would-be marathoners.
by Jwolf
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Steamy Sunday . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 3633

Re: Steamy Sunday . . .

RobW wrote:Negative split my way to a marathon PB today. Passed a lot of people and finished strong. That was fun.


Awesome. :D

You forgot to say you broke 3:20 and broke a PB from 3.5 years ago--by over a minute!! :)
by Jwolf
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 16
Views: 11747

Re: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

RobW wrote:Do people really tie their shoes that tightly? I like to wear mine loosely, leaving just enough lace to tie double knots.

If I don't do the heal lock I often get blisters because my heels slip up and down.
by Jwolf
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Cauliflower Pasta Sauce
Replies: 3
Views: 4968

Re: Cauliflower Pasta Sauce

Sounds great! I will try.
by Jwolf
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 16
Views: 11747

Re: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

That's the "heel lock" or "lace lock" tying.
I thought everyone did that on their running shoes. :)
by Jwolf
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Monday of the eclipse!
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: Monday of the eclipse!

The eclipse was very cool- I watched indirectly using my pinhole projector. Very cool to see the image, even though it was in a box. Also - I was mesmerized by the patterns in in the shadows. I got some great pics - posted a bunch on FB. 8) A good friend of mine also got some great pics with his SLR...
by Jwolf
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs
Replies: 4
Views: 5069

Re: Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs

If you've only worn them three times, the store should really take them back...
by Jwolf
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Environmental Friday
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Re: Environmental Friday

Good luck!!

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