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Olympic Sunday

Postby HCcD » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:02 am

Headed out for an inspired 12K / 56 minute tempo run this morning after having watched the Olympic Marathon ... Was quite a pleasant 19C overcast above with a slight breeze throghuot ... Legs felt relatively peppy, even after yesterday's 30K lsd effort ... 8)

Hard to believe that the 2012 London Olympics is almost over .... I must admit to have spent a lot of hours attached to the tube over the past 2 weeks ... :shock: :shifty: :wink:
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby ratherawkward » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:15 am

Some Olympic inspiration over here too - 10k in 1:06 (reasonably speedy for a Sunday run for me) after watching the marathon. After 3 weeks on holiday with not much running but a lot of mountain hiking, it felt great!
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Olympic Sunday

Postby purdy65 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:17 am

Race day!

Not the greatest. I had a fantastic first half, but the humidity got to me a bit and I slowed.

10 miles in 1:26:45. Good for ninth in my age group!

Still trying to figure it out. It's all good though. :)
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby La » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:25 am

Just in from my 10-Miler. I'm really happy with my result: 1:35:19 (20/61 in AG). Time for some bacon now. :)
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby Jwolf » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:25 am

Congratulations La and Lisa!!
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:21 am

I moved my long run to Sunday this week because it was DH's birthday yesterday, so I was without my usual running buddies. I was still up early! 20 km and change, partially along the canal. My hip is bugging me a bit, so I need to baby it, I think.
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby DJHL » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:38 am

Been away for a bit trying to heal up. Finally got a 6km run in today without any problems. With a bit of luck, I am through this rough patch and can start to enjoy running again.

Congratulations to Lisa and La on their races today, I wish I could have done it with you - next time maybe!
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Olympic Sunday

Postby Joe Dwarf » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:41 am

River Run half marathon today - new PB of 1:37 flat (by my watch, no official time yet). I was just hoping to break 1:40, very happy. This was also the provincial 10k road championship - my 10k split would have won me the AG!

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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby Hammie » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:00 pm

Congrats to all the racers today - those are some nice results!

25k for me this morning - perfect weather for running!
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Postby ultraslacker » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:49 pm

Rest day, as I recover from yesterday. Turns out my blisters are preventing me from wearing shoes... Good thing it is sandal weather!

With that said, I have already run a bunch of errands today and have a lot of housework to do, so the day is a little less restful than I would like!

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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:59 pm

7km done in rain.
It was fine...and meant I could send some vibes to our Canadian Marathon Men while I was out there running.
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Olympic Sunday

Postby marymac442 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:55 pm

8 km done with the Bonsor group. I voted for our usual route with frequent street lights because I was tired and sore from yesterday's run. Naturally perverse circumstances intervened to ensure that every light turned green just as we approached it :(. Oh well, I survived and can spend the rest of the day on the couch watching the Closing Ceremonies
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby IronGoddess » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:29 pm

Just in from 130km, ouch!!! Everything hurts and wow it was hot by the time we finished. Now for some RR in a quite house. DH took the kids for the day up to the lake house!! Yeah for me!!
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby Sandra » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:35 pm

No run for me today, just 1 1/2 hours of mountain biking. so much Fun! Decided to cut it shore due to the rain making the trails really slick.
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby DLS » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:43 pm

Running Goddess wrote:Just in from 130km, ouch!!! Everything hurts and wow it was hot by the time we finished. Now for some RR in a quite house. DH took the kids for the day up to the lake house!! Yeah for me!!


130K?! Was this an ultra race you were doing?

21k LSD run completed today -- the heat has finally broken, so it was a relatively cool 25, with a slight breeze. And Ruby the Wonder Dog joined in. She was so zoned in and tired at the end that I didn't even have to leash her -- she just stayed at heel.

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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby Ken B » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:43 pm

Jwolf wrote:Congratulations La and Lisa!!



Ditto!!!! :)

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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby RobW » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:59 pm

1:38:21 half today. Course PB by about 2 mins but off the mark of my June half by about 2 mins.

Nice to chat with Jump145 afterwards. It's too bad the 5k ended up being a bit of a gong show.

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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby Jump145 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:35 pm

RobW wrote:1:38:21 half today. Course PB by about 2 mins but off the mark of my June half by about 2 mins.

Nice to chat with Jump145 afterwards. It's too bad the 5k ended up being a bit of a gong show.


It was good to see you Rob.

The cyclist leading the 5k didn't know the course (I heard him say so when we were at the start line) and there was no course marshalls to be seen until about the 3k mark. We noticed we were off-course about 2.3k. I ended up running 6.1k, though I slowed my pace once I knew the distance wasn't going to be accurate.

Still had fun, good pancakes afterwards, and got a 3 pack of socks in the draw. :)
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Olympic Sunday

Postby Jwolf » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:37 pm

Jump145 wrote:
RobW wrote:1:38:21 half today. Course PB by about 2 mins but off the mark of my June half by about 2 mins.

Nice to chat with Jump145 afterwards. It's too bad the 5k ended up being a bit of a gong show.


It was good to see you Rob.

The cyclist leading the 5k didn't know the course (I heard him say so when we were at the start line) and there was no course marshalls to be seen until about the 3k mark. We noticed we were off-course about 2.3k. I ended up running 6.1k, though I slowed my pace once I knew the distance wasn't going to be accurate.

Still had fun, good pancakes afterwards, and got a 3 pack of socks in the draw. :)

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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby ceileigh » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:40 pm

Rest day for me today. My back is still not quite right and my whole body just aches, almost like a flu. Figure it's a good day to take a rest day and told my body to enjoy it, it isn't getting two in a row :evil: Did manage to vacuum up the hair of five dogs, one of whom is blowing coat, and otherwise worked on the computer most of day while watching olympics.

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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby ChrisL » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:41 pm

30km this morning. Got wet from rain, got bake from the sun, so much hoping for good weather.
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby BJH » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:06 pm

11k pace run yesterday and just over 2 hours on the trails at Hockley Valley this morning in my new Brooks Cascadias. Plus some Dirty Girls volunteering and some family visiting. It's been a good weekend. 8)
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby Jogger Barbie » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:11 pm

No rest day or race day for me, just 31 km starting around 7:00 a.m. Nice to have some cooler (although of course nowhere near what I'd call "cool") weather after all that heat and humidity. This was my first 30+ km run for the NYC training cycle and it felt tough towards the end. That always happens, and with luck the next one will feel just that little bit more "normal".

Congrats to the racers today - some great results!
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby Pat29 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:40 pm

Bike ride to and from Mill St, 18 km run and a soccer this afternoon for me today.
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Re: Olympic Sunday

Postby La » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:14 am

DLS wrote:
Running Goddess wrote:Just in from 130km, ouch!!! Everything hurts and wow it was hot by the time we finished. Now for some RR in a quite house. DH took the kids for the day up to the lake house!! Yeah for me!!


130K?! Was this an ultra race you were doing?

I think it was a bike ride. ;)
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