Last Thursday of Winter

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Last Thursday of Winter

Postby ian » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:21 am

Gentle 9K at sunrise along the boardwalk. Tip of the cap to Mother Nature for confining a torrential downpour to the overnight hours.

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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby Strider » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:35 am

Nasty morning out – Very cold and Very Windy with blowing snow (-21 windchill), not that I am not used to that, just was enjoying the warmer, dryer conditions. Good thing was that it kept it to an easy sheltered route. Not much to report, just an hour recovery run, 11.5km. Another 30-35 mins on the plan for lunch today. Hope it warms up just a little or the wind dies down
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby barebuns1 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:38 am

I'm enjoying my MacDonalds coffee and then I am off to the gym for a chest and triceps workout. I will run later today probably 5 kms. :)
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby La » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:47 am

The was just the faintest glimmer of daylight as I was arriving at work at 7:15AM. Soon we will have morning daylight again.

After a hard run last night, today's plan is to walk home from work.
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:48 am

The only thing on the schedule today is a swim in the early evening! :D
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby erinmcd » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:14 am

Nasty morning- cold, windy, and raw feeling. 15K done, with 11K tempo. Almost threw in the towel 6K into the tempo portion (it was feeling way harder than it should have for that pace) but I relaxed a bit, slowed down my breathing, picked up the pace, and got it done.
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby purdy65 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:43 am

Morning!

A great hill workout last night with the half and full marathoners. What a scene of about 25 of us running up and down Don River road :D 8K done in 52 minutes (all stops included).

Followed that up with my last tempo run before ATB. 10K with 30 minutes (just over 6K)@ tempo pace (7.5-7.6mph). Some stretch and strength after.
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby grimskot » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:27 am

6 km outside. -6C/-11WC, few clouds. Can't wait for this ice to disappear. :-(
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby runJrun » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:00 am

Cold and snowy outside today! Another 10-20cm expected to fall within the next 24 hours. Blech. I have spin on tap tonight :)
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:09 am

8 km on the TM at race pace
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby Jogger Barbie » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:30 am

Another day of good intentions for me, sigh... I worked late last night, and had dinner late, and this morning my stomach felt too "heavy" to run. Not to mention that it was SO hard to get out of bed. In the end I traded my run for 45 minutes on the elliptical. So better than nothing, but not as good as a 12 - 13 km run. These things happen, and I am trying not to beat myself up mentally for missing a run, but this hasn't been a stellar training cycle as it is. But no time to dwell on it, way too busy. Cannot wait for this particular year-end to end - it has been brutal and there are several hurdles to clear before it's done.
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Last Thursday of Winter

Postby QuickChick » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:03 am

First of all I LOVE the title of this thread!! 8)

After feeling really sluggish and lazy all week, I woke up this morning with the burning desire to get out and run! It absolutely poured yesterday and this morning the sun was out and everything just looked washed clean. I did probably 5k. :)
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Last Thursday of Winter

Postby IronGoddess » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:23 am

Off to Cabo. 12 sunny days!!
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby Strider » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:23 pm

Strider wrote: Another 30-35 mins on the plan for lunch today. Hope it warms up just a little or the wind dies down


Nope neither warmer nor less wind. 6.8km in 35min.
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:36 pm

Very enjoyable 12K done!
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby Jwolf » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:40 pm

Disappointed that Ian didn't call the thread "Pi day Thursday." :? ;)

11K done outside. Nice out there-- before the next hose-down starts.
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby bruyere » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:07 pm

Nothing for me today. I'm going for dinner with a friend arriving from Israel, and a former co-worker!
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby NMG » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:06 pm

Just a simple little 5K on the TM for me today.

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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby ian » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:11 pm

Jwolf wrote:Disappointed that Ian didn't call the thread "Pi day Thursday." :? ;)

Funny story (to me at least): when I was a university student, a classmate of mine made a big point about claiming that his birthday was on "e day". "e" is a fancy math number equal to 2.71828..., and this guy's reasoning was that 2.71 is February 71, which is March 43, which is April 12. I then pointed out that once you've allowed the precedent of wrapping around months, everybody's birthday is "e day" (or "pi day", for that matter) on account of the irrationality of those numbers. Anyway, boring story short: I can't make a big deal out of a holiday which only exists as a result of rationalizing the irrational. (Yeah, yeah, I know that it would be nice if someone rationalized me...)

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Last Thursday of Winter

Postby Jwolf » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:17 pm

ian wrote:
Jwolf wrote:Disappointed that Ian didn't call the thread "Pi day Thursday." :? ;)

Funny story (to me at least): when I was a university student, a classmate of mine made a big point about claiming that his birthday was on "e day". "e" is a fancy math number equal to 2.71828..., and this guy's reasoning was that 2.71 is February 71, which is March 43, which is April 12. I then pointed out that once you've allowed the precedent of wrapping around months, everybody's birthday is "e day" (or "pi day", for that matter) on account of the irrationality of those numbers. Anyway, boring story short: I can't make a big deal out of a holiday which only exists as a result of rationalizing the irrational. (Yeah, yeah, I know that it would be nice if someone rationalized me...)

I didn't say you had to make a big deal of it. ;)
Instead you chose to name the thread after a combination of the day of the week and its proximity to the spring equinox.
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby ratherawkward » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:35 pm

Pi Day, Einstein's birthday, and my hubby's birthday - I like to think of it as the science trifecta. 5k walk commute this morning, cold but sunny. Indian buffet tonight!
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby ChrisL » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:06 pm

Easy 7km tonight. Becoming cold in Ottawa.
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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby DougG » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:50 pm

Thought I'd say hello. :-H

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Re: Last Thursday of Winter

Postby Habs4ever » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:59 pm

16k done tonight.
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Last Thursday of Winter

Postby marymac442 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:27 pm

Couldn't face another soggy run so opted for a slow, hilly 5 km on the TM
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