Saturday, in the park...

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Saturday, in the park...

Postby MrBond » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:26 am

Its a grey day, best get out for at least a bike ride before the weather turns sour...
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Saturday, in the park...

Postby horselady » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:26 am

Well the rain seems to be following me across the country. Home from Calgary where the rain and flooding is unbelievable. As it is raining here I think about the devastation that water can create. Praying for all of those affected.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby ratherawkward » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:28 am

Calling for rain, thunderstorms and heat here as well, which is a bummer since our annual street party is today. Got 6k in first thing while the weather was still cooperative (although heating up...).
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby Strider » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:08 am

5.7km walk in 50min with pup and now off to the treadmill run
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby Nicholas » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:28 am

Bailed on the run this morning as my hip was sore. Dr. Ho is doing his thing with it right now. May be guilted into going down to the Dragonboat races soon to provide spousal support....in the rain.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby purdy65 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:03 am

22k very slowly this morning. Could have easily gone further, but I ran out of time. Nice to beat the rain.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby La » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:31 am

In Coeur d'Alene. Going for a swim around 10am, then a run later on.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby runJrun » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:34 am

Going to hit the pool shortly for an hour swim.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby MrBond » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:29 am

MrBond wrote:Its a grey day, best get out for at least a bike ride before the weather turns sour...


Well, ended up doing 45+K on the bike, but not avoiding the rain.
Oh well, its only water, right ?
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby erinmcd » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:44 am

15.5K this morning- down to Presqu'ile Park, along the Owen Point trail, through the campground, and then home again.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby Sandra » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:48 am

Easy 10km for me this morning. Nice to finish before the sun got too hot and thankful for some cloud coverage this morning.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:57 am

15 speedy kilometres with a friend this morning.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby Robinandamelia » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:00 pm

26k (16 miles) outside for me today.

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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby lorei » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:07 pm

Boiled in the humidity during a 15K this AM, was slow going with lots of breaks :( only way to go is up from here.

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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby ian » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:46 pm

With tomorrow's race canceled, there's no need for a rest day today: easy 14K on the ring road.

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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby ngcaper » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:23 pm

29k in Gatineau, left Gamelin at 7am, up past McKenzie King Estate around Trail 6 and back. I haven't ran hills since Sulphur and really noticed it today. Even with that I was 9min faster than when I did the exact same run in Nov.

It was humid in the woods, and the mosquitoes feasted when walking any hills...but any day running in Gatineau is a GREAT day.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby Strider » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:34 pm

ngcaper wrote: Even with that I was 9min faster than when I did the exact same run in Nov.


That is because I slowed you down....and it was snowing that day.....
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:35 pm

20 km bike ride with Hubby and DS # 1 -- great ride, but Hubby and I both got flats are different spots along the route!! :shock:
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby ngcaper » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:46 pm

Strider wrote:
ngcaper wrote: Even with that I was 9min faster than when I did the exact same run in Nov.


That is because I slowed you down....and it was snowing that day.....


Haha...ya right, I think you pulled me through most of it that day.

I'm crediting it to the Hokas...I near took out a group of about 10 Chinese tourists bombing down a hill. I was going as hard/fast as my legs could take me and had to yell to them to move else it was going to be like bowling for tourists with me as the ball. When I looked at the garmin it had me at a 2:45/km pace at that point. I was holding on for dear life.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby timc » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:24 pm

A beautiful 15 km on the trail this morning before the rain and before the heat.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby Hammie » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:29 pm

Bittersweet 10k today. Sunshine, new (and very beautiful) route with lots of hills. But I was also only running there because all of my favourite routes are underwater, and got a view over downtown from Crescent Heights. Downtown is eerily deserted, with lots of sirens and helicopters. :( It really pains me to see a place that has been so good to me suffer so much.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby ultraslacker » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:42 pm

Hammie wrote:Bittersweet 10k today. Sunshine, new (and very beautiful) route with lots of hills. But I was also only running there because all of my favourite routes are underwater, and got a view over downtown from Crescent Heights. Downtown is eerily deserted, with lots of sirens and helicopters. :( It really pains me to see a place that has been so good to me suffer so much.


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I've been watching the photos/videos and listening to Calgary radio since Thursday... it's unbelievable. My cousin's place is underwater (I don't know details though). I can't imagine what it must be like for the people who are displaced.
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby QuickChick » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:04 pm

A bit over 6km today with JoggerBarbie (or at least that's what I mapped... Jacq what did your watch say?) It felt waaaaay longer than that due to the humidity that was like pea soup! We are heading up to Uxbridge to house-sit for some friends for about 10 days- I can't wait to do some running in the forest!
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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby alexk » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:32 pm

I had the nicest run this morning w/ my 12 year old daughter. We ran from our cottage to our favourite beach. We stopped a few times along the way to enjoy the sights, sounds & smells of the 1st Saturday of summer. We walked the beach, chatting about the year that passed & the year ahead (she's finishing elementary school & heading to junior high - sigh) while looking for sea glass. And then we raced the final mile home, climbing a big hill where she totally outkicked me!!! My little girl is growing up - funny how that happens :). It doesn't seem like too long ago that we were doing the same run, only she was in the jogger and I had to stop frequently to pick up rocks for her collection!

If today's run is a sign of what's to come, I have a feeling it's going to be a great summer :).

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Re: Saturday, in the park...

Postby NMG » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:05 pm

I did around 9K in the March Highlands. It was a great route with lots of ups and downs and not allot of stops because the mosquitos were INTENSE if you gave them the chance :shock: :shock: :shock:


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