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by redhead
Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Crisis of running faith
Replies: 34
Views: 6881

Arlene - your husband seems to have really bad luck with work, didnt he lose his job in the winter as well? Andrea - Despite the good fortune that we have in our lives, or maybe because of it, we are allowed the luxury of dwelling on the small things. :? No. My husband has worked at the same place ...
by redhead
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Crisis of running faith
Replies: 34
Views: 6881

<hijack>Andrea, just for a little perspective... A week ago (July 3rd) the company that my husband worked for closed. No severance, no pension, no nothing. Three days later my husband's 82 year old mom was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured bowel. The doctor's couldn't save her and she passed aw...
by redhead
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Walking
Topic: can't remember :(
Replies: 12
Views: 5543

CdnArtyWife wrote:
Calculated Pace 133 Meters Per Second

133 Meters per second?

That's really fast! :wink:


:shock: :lol: Hey, who stole the decimal point???

huh-hum, let's make that...
Calculated Pace: 1.33 Meters Per Second

(my copy/paste function turns into a pumpkin around midnight)
by redhead
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Walking
Topic: can't remember :(
Replies: 12
Views: 5543

Karen, this calculator might help you figure out your next walk... Walk, Jog Or Run Pace Calculator http://www.csgnetwork.com/runracepacecalc.html You enter your distance in km or miles, and your time (3.03 km / 38 minutes) and it gives you the following... Pace Per Mile 20:11 min/mi Pace Per Kilome...
by redhead
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Retiring in style
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Very nice article indeed.
Thanks for sharing ...
congrats to your friend!
by redhead
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Crisis of running faith
Replies: 34
Views: 6881

Andrea - I'm sad that you're sad. :cry: But you know, and I know, (and many others know), running is tough. Some days are MUCH tougher than others, and it has nothing to do with our speed (or lack thereof). Some of the hardest days are when we are struggling and doing our best, but end up being slow...
by redhead
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Size5 and the half iron
Replies: 47
Views: 1469

Why Try-a-Tri when you can Try-a-Half Iron ... and then kick its a$$?

Huge congratulations Krista. You've got guts lady. :dance:
by redhead
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Beginner Senior(55) looking for training help
Replies: 29
Views: 1735

Who the heck would start running in their 50's?? That's just silly ... you'll wreck your knees. :wink: Just kidding... that's what I was told three years ago when I started running at the age of 54. The doubters were wrong. You have an exciting road ahead. Enjoy the journey... and welcome. :D
by redhead
Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Cross Border Challenge - NB to NS
Replies: 8
Views: 683

No rain? How the heck did that happen? :D
Congratulations on your 3rd race of the season Christiana.
Glad to hear you had a good turnout in support of the Y.
by redhead
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: I hit 5 K!!
Replies: 56
Views: 11400

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by redhead
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Yoga and/or Pilates
Replies: 68
Views: 4981

The heels are the worst place for pain for me, so no. Even things like chair pose were causing problems. But even when I put pressure on the front of the foot, it causes problems because everything over-stretches and then tightens up. As for three-legged downward dogs and planks-- um, I don't think...
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: A short report for a short race
Replies: 27
Views: 923

Holy consistency Jesse
(except for that darn water break in lap 4)
Congratulations Lady!!!
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: post-injury run log
Replies: 31
Views: 1656

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Grrreat news indeed Trish!
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: From my journal, 3 years ago today...
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

Emma, I always added a note to each run I logged. It does make it fun to look back. This was from my 5th "run"... Date: 7/13/2006 8:00 AM OMG - it's HOT and sooooo steamy, soupy, muggy. After all that rain we had yesterday, torrential at times, we woke this morning at sunrise to dense fog. By 8:00 A...
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Thinking ahead to 2010............
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Re: Thinking ahead to 2010............

Sir Crashalot wrote:
run4life wrote:thinking, just maybe, it's time to plan for my first marathon :shock:

Did I just type that out loud????????????? :shock:

Yup!

... so you don't edit the post :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

People don't edit their posts, do they? :oops:

Happy marathon training!!! :dance:
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Yoga and/or Pilates
Replies: 68
Views: 4981

Wow, thanks Brian. What a great post. "Check your ego at the door"... very apropos with yoga. I started practicing yoga in the ‘60s because it was the hip(py) thing to do back then. I've been an "on and off" practitioner even since. Lately I've been a lot more consistant and it HAS helped me physica...
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Lisa's first 5K... not bad, not bad
Replies: 48
Views: 2047

Peachbud was pretty flat. I was a bit freaked out by the elevation profile online, but I didn't notice any hills. SL is actually only downhill for the first half (the half I ran really fast), with a couple minor inclines in the first half- it's pretty flat for the last 5K. It's still really fast an...
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: From my journal, 3 years ago today...
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

Thanks. :D
(I'm glad blogs were invented.)
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Lisa's first 5K... not bad, not bad
Replies: 48
Views: 2047

Congrats Lisa. If I recall - the Peachbud course isn't completely flat - and isn't Sporting Life sorta downhill? :think: You are a very speedy QuickChick!
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Reality check at the Canada Day 10k
Replies: 24
Views: 1203

Doug - I'm sorry to read how hard the race affected you (mentally & physically). I know this won't help, but I'd be doing virtual back flips if I ran 10k in 1:03:12. That's faster than my 5k race pace. :D You said, "Why waste my time and money if I cannot compete?" I struggle with that sometimes...
by redhead
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: From my journal, 3 years ago today...
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

From my journal, 3 years ago today...

July 1, 2006 Beautiful morning, not too hot (18°C), fresh breeze blowing. I went for my usual 3 mile walk, but in the middle I incorporated some intervals of jogging. OMG! It's hard!!! I could only run for about 30-40 seconds at at time, and then I'd have to walk for a couple of minutes to catch my...
by redhead
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: June Monthly Mileage
Replies: 38
Views: 2002

Run: 162.1 km (easy peasy pace) Yoga: 8:56:00 Bike: 24.6 km (1 time) Strength: (1 time) On June 1st I made a promise to myself to do at least 20 min of Yoga/day, 6 times/week. Done! I feel great and to my delight I have not needed to make any ART or RMT appointments all month (which is really good n...
by redhead
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: I am completely unmotivated right now...
Replies: 17
Views: 3529

abhainn wrote:Did 15min on the trainer. First time on road bike since December. And then 1 circuit of my gymstick workout.

Oooohhh, a fitness gadget that I DON'T own! :lol:
Congrats on doing something exercise-wise!
Yay for you...and Seussy too!
by redhead
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Crazy From the Heat–Tater’s First Marathon (addition pg 2)
Replies: 92
Views: 3262

Congratulations DT!!! :dance: Your report was definitely worth the wait. Those conditions were so tough!!! But you did it, and in VERY respectable time. http://b2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01526/24/96/1526166942_s.gif You're one special spud Tater! Happy celebrating Marathon-Man!!
by redhead
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: I remember when...
Replies: 58
Views: 2602

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