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by jonovision_man
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Montreal marathon cancelled...
Replies: 6
Views: 147

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: 6
Views: 147

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: 6
Views: 147

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: 15
Views: 534

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: 15
Views: 534

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: 618

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...
by jonovision_man
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 15
Views: 534

Re: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

I've only ever had problems on trails (with the steep hills/etc), and mostly I just let my toenails go to toenail heaven and shrug it off...

... but I'm doing a 50k this fall, and that seems like a bad strategy. :lol:

I'll have to try it next run.

jono
by jonovision_man
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 15
Views: 534

Re: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

Jwolf wrote:That's the "heel lock" or "lace lock" tying.
I thought everyone did that on their running shoes. :)


I had no idea! :) I've only been running for a decade haha.

jono
by jonovision_man
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 15
Views: 534

Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

My toes were hammering against the front of my shoe on trail runs (downhill!), found this on the internets claiming to fix that problem! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=n3Du71GEH6s Anyone try this? Long story short: you use the extra holes at the top of the shoe to make crazy loo...
by jonovision_man
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?
Replies: 23
Views: 1181

Re: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?

The white collar point is more interesting. Maybe the correlation is that white collar workers have more time to partake in sports? Maybe they work more regular hours? Maybe they have steady schedules? Weekends off? Maybe that type of employment is just more conducive to being able to schedule regu...
by jonovision_man
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

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 to...
by jonovision_man
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?
Replies: 23
Views: 1181

Re: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?

I don't think it is about the pursuit of pain. I think it is time and money availability; plus I didn't work with my body all day. Of course it is. It provides an artificial and additional sense of meaning and purpose on top of the objectivity of a race result. Would you possibly be able to admit t...
by jonovision_man
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?
Replies: 23
Views: 1181

Re: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?

I was drawn to running to lose weight. That's it. I stuck with it because I was seeing results. After a while, I realized that I enjoyed it so I still do it Weight loss for me too originally. I'm not sure how my income factored into it... maybe if I was lower income I'd have other more pressing con...
by jonovision_man
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Jogger shoves woman off sidewalk, in front of bus!
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Jogger shoves woman off sidewalk, in front of bus!

Whaaaaat the heck??

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/sh ... 06216.html

Seems crazy random. Calling him a "jogger" instead of a runner will sting, though. :wink:

jono
by jonovision_man
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?

Sulfur Mtn is more of a hike rather than a run from what I recall. It is doable as a run, but I would suggested arriving early as it can get rather crowed & busy on the trail. There were some good trails to mtn bike on that were off the access road to the Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course and the...
by jonovision_man
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?

I mountain biked in Canmore a few years ago - it was really awesome, took some pics, blogged: http://www.marshmallowman2ironman.com/2013/08/mountain-biking-at-canmore-nordic-centre.html I didn't fully appreciate the bear risk at the time so foolishly took a pass on the bear spray... $5 to rent, real...
by jonovision_man
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?

This sulphur mountain loop looks really good...
https://www.strava.com/activities/952189729

I'll probably hit that. :dance:

jono
by jonovision_man
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?

Hmm found this... seems like a good starting point. :)

https://www.banfflakelouise.com/blog/7- ... ional-park
by jonovision_man
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!
Replies: 4
Views: 470

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

Dstew wrote:A grand total of one such race that is within driving distance so something that has not really taken off around here.


That seems to be a problem everywhere... we have a handful in Ontario and we're lucky we have Storm Racing, otherwise it'd be similarly niche.

jono
by jonovision_man
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!
Replies: 4
Views: 470

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

I will be doing Bruce Peninsula Multi sport race this summer http://www.brucepeninsulamultisportrace.ca/ Doing the long course Although it it a marked course and not check point. I am very much stressed about the unknown distance for the paddle, my ability to complete it with in cut off and my abil...
by jonovision_man
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Banff Trail Running - any suggestions?

Going to be in Banff in a few weeks, anyone do any trail running and have suggestions? Looking to maximize the opportunity, so 20-25km would hit the spot....

jono
by jonovision_man
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!
Replies: 4
Views: 470

The Even Darker Side... Adventure Racing!

Anyone else around here partake? :dance: I've done a bunch of the Storm Racing events, they're really awesome and well done. Their website: http://www.stormevents.ca/ Did Rockstar on Saturday: http://www.marshmallowman2ironman.com/2017/07/race-report-2017-rockstar-adventure.html It's a great format ...
by jonovision_man
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: 2017 Tour de France (SPOILERS)
Replies: 21
Views: 1010

Re: 2017 Tour de France (SPOILERS)

Ho hum, Froome won. TT was a bit anti-climactic, unless watching Bardet put in a horrific time-trial floats your boat! Almost dropped himself right off the podium, just barely saved it by 1 second..... :dance: Final Standings 1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 86:20:55 2 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannon...
by jonovision_man
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: 2017 Tour de France (SPOILERS)
Replies: 21
Views: 1010

Re: 2017 Tour de France (SPOILERS)

1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 78:08:19 2 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:23 3 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:29 4 Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky 0:01:36 5 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:55 6 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors 0:02:56 7 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott ...
by jonovision_man
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: 2017 Tour de France (SPOILERS)
Replies: 21
Views: 1010

Re: 2017 Tour de France (SPOILERS)

My friend and her dad were on the Galibier yesterday, 2K from the summit. I saw them on TV! :) It wasn't hard to spot them because I knew where they were going to be standing and their group was dressed in costume. They weren't the bare bums, we're they?? ;) Froome should have this in the bag, pret...

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