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by jonovision_man
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Team Sky, British Cycling in doping trouble
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Team Sky, British Cycling in doping trouble

There's been something fishy there from when Wiggins climbed his big old butt up mountains with the featherweight little dudes... Track cycling at the Olympics was fishy too. Glad something is finally coming to light.... maybe. First few drips. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/new-details-emerge-abou...
by jonovision_man
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Too many races ?
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Too many races ?

For trails, the demand is still outweighing the supply. Races are filled and sold out months in advance and as a result the prices have ballooned. That is a different problem from what he's describing, but it frustrates me. :/ Why is that? Not enough RDs willing to set up races, or are the Conserva...
by jonovision_man
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Too many races ?
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Too many races ?

Jwolf wrote:Isn't this a self-limiting problem?


Yeah exactly. It's like asking if there are too many restaurants - if there are today, there won't be in a few months. The market will decide which are viable.

jono
by jonovision_man
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Park Run Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Park Run Canada

I'm in Whitby! :dance:

I know some people who've done it, they said it was great. I haven't got out yet, figure I'll join them sometime, someday...

jono
by jonovision_man
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Vulture Bait 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Vulture Bait 2017

Aaaanyway enough about me... :) The race itself was really great. Course was tougher than I had remembered, though - definitely needed trail shoes, especially in the wet. I had it in my head that the first ~6km was pretty representative of the first half, but it really isn't - it's easy and mostly d...
by jonovision_man
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Vulture Bait 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Vulture Bait 2017

Annelizabeth wrote:dosn't hurt at your annual physical to get a ECG done, just for a baseline.


Yep I'm on top of that, fit as a fiddle.

jono
by jonovision_man
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Vulture Bait 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Vulture Bait 2017

In short, :lol: I don't think it's heart condition related - was checked out by paramedics at race finish due to paranoia, but all normal. Ran yesterday, all was fine, heart was fine, responded normally to increases and decreases in pace. Suspect a combination of humidity and lack of sleep, maybe f...
by jonovision_man
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Vulture Bait 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Vulture Bait 2017

Suckage Just curious, if you had not known what your actual heart rate was during the race, just known that you felt you were working to hard do you think you would have gotten as scared? Probably! I was really hitting a wall every time I'd try any kind of exertion, so it would have still been clea...
by jonovision_man
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Vulture Bait 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Vulture Bait 2017

I DNF'd. I don't know what went wrong - just felt completely off, barely managed 25km, let alone 50km! Heart rate was going bonkers and crashed completely. More blah blah blah here if anyone's interested: http://www.marshmallowman2ironman.com/2017/10/race-report-vulture-bait-50km-trail-run.html Too ...
by jonovision_man
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: I don’t know whether to put this here or in the ultra section
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: I don’t know whether to put this here or in the ultra section

There's always some crazier, isn't there? ;)

jono
by jonovision_man
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Vulture Bait 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Vulture Bait 2017

I'm doing Sticks 'N Stones tomorrow (50K) How'd that go? I checked it out - loops a'plenty, eh? :) Forecast for Saturday going a bit sideways... http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-137_metric_e.html At the moment it's saying high of +19C and sunny. :help: I can't deal with that kind of heat for 50k....
by jonovision_man
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Vulture Bait 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Vulture Bait 2017

This is one race I haven't done yet but want to try. The weekend never works for me. Good luck though, I'm sure you'll have a great time. I know it's a great event and a fun course. Let us know what you think! I'm doing Sticks 'N Stones tomorrow (50K) Nice! I did the 25km back in 2009... it was gre...
by jonovision_man
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Vulture Bait 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Vulture Bait 2017

Anyone else doing it? I'm in for 50k... not sure what I was thinking (but it went something like "I'll lose a bunch of weight and will be in great shape for this, it'll be awesome!"). Pretty nervous about the temps! +26C this Saturday - what's going on . :? Hoping for single-digit highs ne...
by jonovision_man
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!

http://postdink.blogspot.ca/2017/10/wilderness-traverse.html Thanks, you asking made me write this. It was hard, so so hard. Awesome! :) On the running being your strength - this is indeed the big challenge of team racing, you're only ever as fast as the slowest person, so it's less about people's ...
by jonovision_man
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!

Annelizabeth wrote:So I was asked to be on a team for wilderness traverse.. we are completely unmatched.
Will I See you there?


Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!? How'd it go?

jono
by jonovision_man
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Montreal marathon cancelled...
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Montreal marathon cancelled...

This was my favourite overblown news feature related to the Montreal Marathon. "Runners flock to Rimouski after Montreal marathon cancelled over heat concerns" The registration for the Rimouski Marathon saw a "surge" in registration as Montreal marathoners looked for a replaceme...
by jonovision_man
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!

So I was asked to be on a team for wilderness traverse.. we are completely unmatched. Will I See you there? No. No you won't. :lol: I spoke with someone after Rockstar about it, he did it... sounds pretty wild (metaphorically and literally). But make sure you tell us allll about it! We did the Musk...
by jonovision_man
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Montreal marathon cancelled...
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Montreal marathon cancelled...

How'd it go?? I went for a 15k run early morning thinking I'd beat the heat - I didn't. Even at +18C in the a.m. sun it was so hot, steamy. Was thinking of y'all. :)

jono
by jonovision_man
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Montreal marathon cancelled...
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Montreal marathon cancelled...

Toronto Waterfront Marathon used to be end of September... they had some gross hot sticky ones before they moved to the old Toronto Marathon timeslot (late October).

It's a risky time of year for a marathon in these parts.

jono
by jonovision_man
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Montreal marathon cancelled...
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Montreal marathon cancelled...

For people who are traveling to the event, they'd want to be notified ASAP while there's still time to change their travel plans. Remember what happened in NYC in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy when they waited until late Friday to cancel (and everyone had already traveled to NYC). There are worse thin...
by jonovision_man
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Montreal marathon cancelled...
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Montreal marathon cancelled...

Hot weather. 1/2 is still a go. https://runningmagazine.ca/hot-humid-weather-approaching-montreal-marathon-gets-cancelled/ "Marathon runners will have the option of running the half-marathon, transferring to another open Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event or receiving a registration refund&quo...
by jonovision_man
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 16
Views: 1114

Re: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

Tightening up my shoes helped, even without fancy laces. I like loose shoes but I guess for downhill it isn't the right way to go. :?

jono
by jonovision_man
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 16
Views: 1114

Re: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

Do people really tie their shoes that tightly? I like to wear mine loosely, leaving just enough lace to tie double knots. If I don't do the heal lock I often get blisters because my heels slip up and down. I got around that by using double-layer socks... I like my laces loose, otherwise I seem to g...
by jonovision_man
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?

I did the Sulphur Mountain loop. It was tough. I ran maaaaybe 15% of it on the way up, rest was a fast hiking pace. The way down killed my quads, couldn't believe how hard that was actually! But it was beautiful and cool. Oh and by cool I mean literally cool - there was ice on the walkways at the t...

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