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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Double Bellybuster » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:30 am

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Eta: Sure is going to feel weird next year, as the race falls on April 3rd in 2015 ..... and, not in the month of March ... : :what:


That is strange! Is it because of where Easter falls?


My understanding is that the race is scheduled for the last weekend before the lift bridge at 17K opens to nautical traffic.
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby La » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:01 pm

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La wrote:...I have no idea what 9mph wind is like.


9 miles is approx. 14.5K - forecasted wind of 14.5 kph.

But why go to the trouble of converting when web sites are perfectly capable of giving forecasts in metric?
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby HCcD » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:06 pm

La wrote:
Double Bellybuster wrote:
La wrote:...I have no idea what 9mph wind is like.


9 miles is approx. 14.5K - forecasted wind of 14.5 kph.

But why go to the trouble of converting when web sites are perfectly capable of giving forecasts in metric?


Think that is a recent feature that I have noticed as well on both AccuWeather and TheWeatherNetwork .. by default it shows it in Imperial, but you can change it to Metric, at the drop down menu ....
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby HCcD » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:11 pm

Jogger Barbie wrote:
HCcD wrote:As far as I am aware, they have only posted this on FB and have yet to inform the 10, 000+ participants in the 30k and Relays ... I suspect that they are just waiting to the last minute before sending out the final email update next week, and hoping to have finalized some sort of logistical option to this issue ...

Andy, maybe the email went to your spam folder or something. I received one about the shirt issue on Friday afternoon.


Just received the email this morning ... I guess their email system doesn't send/deliver on the weekends ... :shock: :lol: :wink: :shifty:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby purdy65 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:29 pm

I think the one I was looking at - weather.com is American - hence imperial.

ETA - I see a conversion button on weather.com now.
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:29 pm

Double Bellybuster wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:
HCcD wrote:
Eta: Sure is going to feel weird next year, as the race falls on April 3rd in 2015 ..... and, not in the month of March ... : :what:


That is strange! Is it because of where Easter falls?


My understanding is that the race is scheduled for the last weekend before the lift bridge at 17K opens to nautical traffic.


interesting! I never thought about that element.
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby La » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:34 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:
Double Bellybuster wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:
HCcD wrote:
Eta: Sure is going to feel weird next year, as the race falls on April 3rd in 2015 ..... and, not in the month of March ... : :what:


That is strange! Is it because of where Easter falls?


My understanding is that the race is scheduled for the last weekend before the lift bridge at 17K opens to nautical traffic.


interesting! I never thought about that element.

Me, neither. Though the move from last Sunday in March to first Sunday in April in 2016 is due to Easter. I seem to recall in years past that when that happened they moved it ahead a week (e.g., March 24-25).
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Double Bellybuster » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:53 pm

La wrote:
Double Bellybuster wrote:
La wrote:...I have no idea what 9mph wind is like.


9 miles is approx. 14.5K - forecasted wind of 14.5 kph.


But why go to the trouble of converting when web sites are perfectly capable of giving forecasts in metric?


I converted because you had no idea. :wink:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby La » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:09 pm

Double Bellybuster wrote:
La wrote:
Double Bellybuster wrote:
La wrote:...I have no idea what 9mph wind is like.


9 miles is approx. 14.5K - forecasted wind of 14.5 kph.


But why go to the trouble of converting when web sites are perfectly capable of giving forecasts in metric?


I converted because you had no idea. :wink:

Thanks, but no need. My weather app is in metric already. ;) I only made the comment because I was confused as to why people would consult (and then post) weather in imperial measures, then have to go to the trouble of converting them when the metric numbers are readily available.
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby deerdree » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:34 pm

I did wonder about the Fahrenheit but I know a lot of people can understand it so I didn't comment...

My race (5k) is going to be purely for the "get out and enjoy the sunshine" aspect, so I'm glad there will be sunshine. My only goal is to get back to copps before Marg's shuttle bus.

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Marg » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:00 pm

deerdree wrote:I did wonder about the Fahrenheit but I know a lot of people can understand it so I didn't comment...

My race (5k) is going to be purely for the "get out and enjoy the sunshine" aspect, so I'm glad there will be sunshine. My only goal is to get back to copps before Marg's shuttle bus.



It's on Dee! ;-)

So it really does look like I'll finally experience this race. I should buy a lotto ticket! :lol:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Irongirl » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:57 pm

Marg wrote:
deerdree wrote:I did wonder about the Fahrenheit but I know a lot of people can understand it so I didn't comment...

My race (5k) is going to be purely for the "get out and enjoy the sunshine" aspect, so I'm glad there will be sunshine. My only goal is to get back to copps before Marg's shuttle bus.



It's on Dee! ;-)

So it really does look like I'll finally experience this race. I should buy a lotto ticket! :lol:


I think it's a tad early to be that smug about this, young lady!

(I have an issue with a certain group for work that I've never met - due to illnesses or burning my house down - I was "this" close to meeting them a few weeks ago - flew into Toronto and everything....when IB called to say Delilah had had a seizure and I turned around and came home.)

So, that's what came to mind when I read your post.......it's a tad early to be that smug about making it to the race! ;)
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Jogger Barbie » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:34 am

Would anyone care to share their goals for this race? I am feeling completely unmotivated and looking for something to make it fun and keep me going. Possible options are lining up with a pace bunny, or finding someone to run with. :) With Boston on the horizon and the gaps in my training, this is definitely not a race for me. More like a long run with water stations.
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Double Bellybuster » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:24 am

Jogger Barbie wrote:Would anyone care to share their goals for this race?


Approx. 2:25:00.
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Annelizabeth » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:50 am

Anything less than 3hours would be fantastic!

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby purdy65 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:21 am

Annelizabeth wrote:Anything less than 3hours would be fantastic!


+1 I have done a lot of running this winter, but not much in the way of speed, so I don't know where I'm at actually.
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Postby HCcD » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:25 am

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Jogger Barbie wrote:Would anyone care to share their goals for this race?


Approx. 2:25:00.


1:10:xx :shifty:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby purdy65 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:26 am

Are you doing the first or second half Andy?
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby HCcD » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:06 pm

purdy65 wrote:Are you doing the first or second half Andy?


First leg, Lisa ... Want me to pace you for the first 15K ?? :shifty: :P :wink:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby purdy65 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:11 pm

HCcD wrote:
purdy65 wrote:Are you doing the first or second half Andy?


First leg, Lisa ... Want me to pace you for the first 15K ?? :shifty: :P :wink:


4:40 pace? Your joking right! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby purdy65 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:11 pm

HCcD wrote:
purdy65 wrote:Are you doing the first or second half Andy?


First leg, Lisa ... Want me to pace you for the first 15K ?? :shifty: :P :wink:


4:40 pace? Your joking right! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby La » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:17 pm

I'm running the second half so won't really be able to pace anyone (especially not JB). My goal is sub-1:30.
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Postby Irongirl » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:51 pm

I'm in the "not quite enough training" camp - so, my goal is 3:30ish....
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby HCcD » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:53 pm

purdy65 wrote:
HCcD wrote:
purdy65 wrote:Are you doing the first or second half Andy?


First leg, Lisa ... Want me to pace you for the first 15K ?? :shifty: :P :wink:


4:40 pace? Your joking right! :lol: :lol: :lol:


I've been following your training, Lisa .. :P :wink:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby purdy65 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:10 pm

HCcD wrote:
purdy65 wrote:
HCcD wrote:
purdy65 wrote:Are you doing the first or second half Andy?


First leg, Lisa ... Want me to pace you for the first 15K ?? :shifty: :P :wink:


4:40 pace? You're joking right! :lol: :lol: :lol:


I've been following your training, Lisa .. :P :wink:


Just fixed my grammatical error! Yikes! I can't believe I made that one (your-you're)

Uhm.. Andy, if you've been following my training, you know that I really have never run 4:40 for any distance - EVER! :lol: :lol:
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