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Survivor Saturday

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:27 am

I made it through Friday the 13th. Now, a hot and sweaty 26.2 today.
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby trixiee » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:04 am

Amazing Race Saturday for me!

w00t! I'll wish you luck, if you wish me luckLaura! :D
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby ceileigh » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:09 am

Just watched my niece and nephew live at the World Pipe Band competition in Glasgow Scotland via BBC livestream! Now we wait to hear if they advance through qualifiers to final and then ... fingers crossed!

Need to get out for a 16K. It is really humid here this morning ... just a typical day for this summer! Seriously thinking treadmill with the computer beside me to keep watching this. Final round starts 7:45 AM our time if anyone is a pipeband enthusiast!

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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby Annelizabeth » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:11 am

I just thought putting on the piping would be a good way to wake everybody up!! They would like it..however i'm on my way to a pool swim triathlon.

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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby ceileigh » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:21 am

They are between qualifiers and finals. The band my niece and nephew are in did not make it out of the qualification round :( Only one Canadian band did and my niece/nephew's band (PRPB) beat that band every single competition the entire summer! Even the commentators said that the qualifying band was out played by PRPB. I am really disappointed for them. It's hard when you put so much into something and get 3 minutes only to be told 'too bad so sad go home' (Literally they now pack up and leave the competition grounds). Even harder when a band you beat every single time, and seem to have beat again, gets to go ahead and you don't. However the world's are well known to be very very political and PRPB is a young upcoming band which did not bode well for them in terms of judge favouritism. They knew something like this could happen. This is one thing I do not miss from my days in the world of music performance.

However despite sitting here in full running gear I no longer have the heart to go run. Strange how that happens. I just really hurt for these 2 young adults that I love so much and have put so much into what they do and just had a big bubble of hope burst ...

Maybe tomorrow I run ... and maybe next year they get closer to their dream!

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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby Marg » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:25 am

Short run, finish packing and airport bound today.
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby HCcD » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:03 am

Rest day from running today, first time in ages that I slept in till past 6am . :shock: Did finally roll out of bed at 7am, however, for a quick 22K tune-up bike ride, in preparation for tomorrow's Brockville Sprint DU .. first outdoor ride in two weeks since the National Capital, as well as putting new tires on my wheels ...

Just resting up now and heading off to the early morning matinee of The Expendables ... :shifty: :mrgreen: :wink:
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby starflower » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:16 am

Sorry about your neice & nephew's band, ceileigh.

Rest day today, with a massage this morning.
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby Half-Mary » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:17 am

New milestone for me today. I have a 3 hour run on the schedule. I've never run more than 2.5 hours before! :shock: We're having a heat wave right now (by Victoria standards) so it will be pretty hot by the time we finish up.

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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby CinC » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:27 am

Have a great run half-mary! you'll do great!

about to get dressed and meet a couple of mochas for a run of about 60-90min along the river. Joc is tapering for IMC, so she gets to call it - Maureen and I are just along for the ride.

Hope it goes better than my run home yesterday - ooof - my tummy doth protested. good thing for the public park washroom. :oops:

new coach has started to load my calendar - getting excited to tackle it starting next week! this is good.
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby ultraslacker » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:08 am

rest day, which is a shame because I am going to have several hours to kill in Squamish today (work) so it would have been nice to go for a run. Had I known earlier, I would have saved yesterday's run for today. Oh well! Instead, I will take the puppy and the camera and just hang out. :)
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby Pat29 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:14 am

Just came back from a 12.5 km run with my nine month old in her chariot. It was hotter out than I expected. Glad I got in the run before it got any later.
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby La » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:39 am

11.2K done in 1:17. I had to walk the final 1.2K because my back was really sore. :(

Off to Orillia this afternoon. Seeing Tears for Fears in concert at Casino Rama tonight! :dance:
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby Run26.2 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:41 am

20km done this morn' in 1:55:24 ( 5:46/km).....another beautiful day in the nation's capital!
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:34 am

Good luck Laura and Trix and anyone else racing today!

Just over 6K done in gorgeous sunshine this morning.
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby ian » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:36 am

Easy 25K on a nice morning, nothing over an hour left until next weekend.

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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby CinC » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:39 am

La wrote:11.2K done in 1:17. I had to walk the final 1.2K because my back was really sore. :(

Off to Orillia this afternoon. Seeing Tears for Fears in concert at Casino Rama tonight! :dance:


we could have been running virtually together - Maureen and I got in 11.8k in 1:18. (minus the sore back - feel better!)
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby Half-Mary » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:04 pm

Knowing it was going to be hot out, I took it slow and covered 22.41km in 3 hours. Last week, I ran 21.11 km in 2.5 hours, so that isn't a great improvement in distance. I finished strongly though, which was nice, given that I've never run longer than 2.5 hours before in my life! We did part of the marathon route. Another week, we'll tackle a different section of the route. It's 27 with humidity now, which is pretty hot for Victoria. I foresee lots of water and beer in my future as I rehydrate. ;)

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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby kpoire » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:04 pm

A day of unpacking boxes and sorting the house a bit more. Also, tracking teams doing the Untamed NE Adventure Race (with envy)... I will go for a run later.

Have a great day everyone!

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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby ultraslacker » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:07 pm

Half-Mary wrote:Knowing it was going to be hot out, I took it slow and covered 22.41km in 3 hours. Last week, I ran 21.11 km in 2.5 hours, so that isn't a great improvement in distance. I finished strongly though, which was nice, given that I've never run longer than 2.5 hours before in my life! We did part of the marathon route. Another week, we'll tackle a different section of the route. It's 27 with humidity now, which is pretty hot for Victoria. I foresee lots of water and beer in my future as I rehydrate. ;)



slurpees are great for rehydrating! ;)
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby bruyere » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:10 pm

Had a GREAT trail run yesterday evening. I had been feeling so very very tired, and my legs were all achy. I started off feeling awful and sluggish. Then, as happens pretty much every time I run, I perked up entirely.

Worked really hard on running well over the many roots and roll-y rocks going up, and on staying relaxed running over them on the way down. I killed it! :D Then the trail flattens and smoothes out so I just ran fast for the last 2 or 3 km. Sweet. Found myself thinking "I like running fast too much to be a distance runner!" I guessI have to work on the speed over the long distances!

Very welcome rest day today, after the week I had. And Howe Sound Crest Trail tomorrow. CAN'T WAIT (well, except for that little heat detail.)
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby fingerboy » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:34 pm

A good 18 miles this am. Feeling stronger at the hills (13 hills + 4 stairs) so I'm feeling comfortable for the 30k race next weekend.

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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby barebuns1 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:10 pm

Travelling day. I have finally dragged my sunburnt :D buns away from Wreck Beach. I am stopping in Salmon Arm for the Raven Run 10km, maybe :)
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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby militarybrat » Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:30 pm

14.67 kms run this morning on the waterfront. Supposed to be at Marathon Pace but that ain't happenin' in this heat/humidity. Not even with Hubby pacing me, or his attempt at encouragement : "come on, Finish Strong". My reply: "ummm, this is strong" :lol:

Hoping tomorrow's run is better, I need a strong run, soon.

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Re: Survivor Saturday

Postby Kristen » Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:47 pm

Survivor Saturday indeed. I ran a 10K! And the right leg and hip seriously cooperated. 8)


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