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Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby West Grey Runner » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:59 am

Its anywhere from 2K to 6 hours. There are still a few spots left for this weekend’s event. It’s a fundraiser with a noble cause, it would be nice to see it sell out.

Registration https://www.onlineregistrations.ca/run4rkids/

Event Details http://www.run4rkids.com/

See you there.

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Cupcake Girl » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:38 am

Pulled the trigger for the 30K. Good prep for Florida marathon next month.

Thanks for the reminder Ron. I had this on my to-do list, but forgot about it :oops:

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Double Bellybuster » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:39 pm

Cupcake Girl wrote:Pulled the trigger for the 30K. Good prep for Florida marathon next month.

Thanks for the reminder Ron. I had this on my to-do list, but forgot about it :oops:


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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby West Grey Runner » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:21 pm

Awesome Cupcake Girl and Double Bellybuster

Looks like we will be painting York Orange.

I hear we are in for some good weather , 18C is the predicted temp :D

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby purdy65 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:09 pm

Uhm.. are spectators allowed?
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby deerdree » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:39 pm

purdy65 wrote:Uhm.. are spectators allowed?

yup! under "race day details":

Spectators are welcome and seating is available in an upstairs gallery. However, we ask that runners do not allow friends, etc. to run with them during the marathon due to space limitations.

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Mid_Packer » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:02 pm

I'm not attending but there is one runner from my group in Chatham.
Look for Jenni, short dark hair, about 5' 6". Age, not saying but it rhymes with niffty.
She is on her own trying first ultra.
Introduce yourself, and tell her Dave is just trying to make sure she has lots of friends to run with :)


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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Double Bellybuster » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:00 pm

West Grey Runner wrote:I hear we are in for some good weather , 18C is the predicted temp :D


Silly question - but will this seem extremely warm? Some of my worst distance races have been in similar temps but have involved unexpected sunshine in cool weather. I always attibuted performance impact to the sun not the temperature, hope that is right...

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby West Grey Runner » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:06 am

+1 on extremely warm

If your racing a short one the “heat” could come into play. I would prefer 10-12C but 18C is OK, I just factor it into my race plan.

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Annelizabeth » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:08 am

Well I would be doing this event but the weather outside looks too nice.
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby West Grey Runner » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:12 am

Come on Anne , I know you want too.

Sorry , I am out of line suggesting that you do a race that perhaps you didn’t really want to do. Oh the insight we have into reading Blogs :D

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby West Grey Runner » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:14 am

By the way the bus leaves Durham at 5:40 am ...

Not that I am suggesting that you may want to do this race or anything like that :wink:

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Annelizabeth » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:54 pm

ohhh anybody else on the bus?

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby West Grey Runner » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:07 pm

Not yet!

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Double Bellybuster » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:09 pm

West Grey Runner wrote:By the way the bus leaves Durham at 5:40 am ...


Do it up Anne!
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Double Bellybuster » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:16 pm

West Grey Runner wrote:+1 on extremely warm

If your racing a short one the “heat” could come into play. I would prefer 10-12C but 18C is OK, I just factor it into my race plan.


This works out OK for me. I am preparing for a warm weather marathon in February where it could fall anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees. After I blew up in my hot debut marathon a few years back, I read that marathon times slow 3% for every 4.5 degrees over 10 degrees. If I run 5% off goal pace Saturday due to temperature it will give me a good idea how much temperature-related fade I need to account for in February.

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Annelizabeth » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:41 pm

Damn it I will be getting on the bus!
I am too much a sucker for peer pressure.
You can thank your neighbour for this as I picked up some shifts thus it is paid for.

Might not be pretty as the longest I have done since Las vegas half and that was slllooowww will be around 13-14k tonight.

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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby QuickChick » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:51 pm

The 5K would be fun, but I still have to get my "wheels" back. :) Anything longer than that on a banked track seems like a recipe for IT band disaster to me... but have fun! Good luck!
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Double Bellybuster » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:45 pm

QuickChick wrote: Anything longer than that on a banked track seems like a recipe for IT band disaster to me... but have fun!


My understanding is that 30K and up is on a flat track.
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby QuickChick » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:56 pm

That's good- someone was thinking! :D

How would one count laps for a half marathon or 30K?
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Double Bellybuster » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:22 pm

QuickChick wrote:How would one count laps for a half marathon or 30K?


There are timing chips for official count. But for in-race knowledge for the runner, I don't know. I plan to hit my watch every lap to get splits as I need them and track distance traveled but I see myself forgetting to keep up at some point...
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby QuickChick » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:41 pm

I say you run with a magic marker, and make a tally mark on your arm for each lap, like you're counting the days in jail. :lol:

Seriously though, I guess taking it 1km at a time would mean you're only counting 5 laps at once (it's a 200m track, right?). The few times I've run significant distance on a track, I used a bit of a mantra for the first part of each lap, till I felt like it was drilled in- "mile 1, #1, mile 1, #1, etc". That was only for 5 miles or so though. I think it would be tough to maintain focus once you got past 20K or so (and damn boring up to that point, haha).
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby Double Bellybuster » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:55 pm

QuickChick wrote:Seriously though, I guess taking it 1km at a time would mean you're only counting 5 laps at once (it's a 200m track, right?).


232.49m laps. Perhaps because it is in an outside lane.

If you do hit your lap button each lap, at least you get extremely frequent splits - every 70-90 seconds.

I would imagine I'll see the first 2-3 splits then only measure a lap time every 15 minutes or so. A clock will tell me how how much of the race is complete. Not being precise means I can socialize and have fun instead of the usual pace OCD. :lol:
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby QuickChick » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:11 pm

Will your watch record that many splits?

Good plan re: the fun social run. :)
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Re: Indoor event this weekend at York U

Postby West Grey Runner » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:17 am

9 spots left ... almost sold out!


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