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by Avis
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Winter... To run or not to run?
Replies: 10
Views: 1902

Re: Winter... To run or not to run?

I'll add my two cents. I generally continue to run through the winter. I use sturdy trail shoes, and they work on most wintery conditions, except sheet ice. I'll stay inside on sheet ice days and do alternative workouts. I don't own a treadmill, and never really got used to running on one in the gym...
by Avis
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 3151

Re: Do you run in the rain?

I'll run in the rain. I used to wear a rain jacket, but like ultraslacker said, you're going to get wet no matter what, so usually I just wear a regular long sleeve top that will keep me dry long enough to warm up, and a hat to keep the rain out of my eyes. As others have said, it's not that bad as ...
by Avis
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 16
Views: 3764

Re: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

I've tried that heel lock method and never got to like it. It seems like the laces are often too short to do that and make a good bow. However, sometimes I run the laces through the extra pair of holes in the regular way--seems to help lock down the heel, too.
by Avis
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Fiery Friday . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Fiery Friday . . .

Yes, some glorious warm weather here this week--owed to us from the lousy summer we had. I covered 6.5k today, some of it was running. Have a great weekend, all you Maniacs!
by Avis
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Brand New Day Wednesday
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Brand New Day Wednesday

It's from a song we sang last year in my choir: "...the sun is a-shining and the rain isn't falling like it was just yesterday...it's a brand new day!" And that thought is especially for my sister in Houston, who's brand new house weathered the floods unscathed. Anyway, I covered just over...
by Avis
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunny Sunday
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Sunny Sunday

MEC 10k Race this morning. :) It was actually a little short. Strava says 9.5km, and Bryan said that he measured a tiny bit short too, but close enough. I came it at 1:04:xx, which I was happy with, all things considered. Shout out to Mary for cheering and providing watermelon and gatorade! Congrat...
by Avis
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Super Saturday . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Super Saturday . . .

barebuns1 wrote:10km roadrace in Trophy Club, Tx. 2nd in my age group 60-64 age cat. The race was called Military Heroes 5/10km run.

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Congratulations!

Just a walk for me today, which I haven't even done yet.
by Avis
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Gym Thursday
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Gym Thursday

Perfect running conditions here, too. Covered 8.3k today, walking and run/walking.
by Avis
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Monday of the eclipse!
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Monday of the eclipse!

We got about 60% eclipsed here; I watched it with my pin-hole camera. Before that I went on a nice run/walk in the woods (8.43k). I felt good today, maybe because the forces of the universe were aligned!
by Avis
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunday, Bloody Sunday!
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Sunday, Bloody Sunday!

I did a little over 7k walking, with a little running thrown in. I hope to try for a small increase in running tomorrow.
by Avis
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Steamy Saturday . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: Steamy Saturday . . .

I walked 8.34k this morning, with a few running steps thrown in here and there. I walked another 3 or 4 kilometers this evening. It wasn't hot today, but very humid.
by Avis
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?
Replies: 23
Views: 3342

Re: Why are rich people drawn to endurance sports?

I don't think anyone addressed this point, which occurred to me just now: "Rich" people also play golf and tennis; these are sports are also beyond the financial reach of "poor" people. Are golf and tennis players also motivated by pain?
by Avis
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Environmental Friday
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Environmental Friday

ultraslacker wrote:They're saving the best for last! Good luck, Spirit!

+1
Rest day for me. Screwed up my back again. Love the garden; it doesn't always love me. :(
by Avis
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Warmer Wednesday
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Warmer Wednesday

One of the warmest days we've had here all year, finally, summer has arrived in Sherbrooke. I ran 4.22k in the woods early this morning.

edited to correct a silly mistake. :wink:
by Avis
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tepid Tuesday . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Tepid Tuesday . . .

Treatment Tuesday for me, as I had my physio appointment, My back is a little wonky, but I can keep running. "Within reason," he said. :)
by Avis
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Mellow Monday
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Mellow Monday

Gosh, today just seems like one of those perfect storybook summer days: warm, a little humid, sunny, but with an early evening thunderstorm brewing up. I ran 4.5k in the woods this morning, before the temperature got too high.
by Avis
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Another Hot Saturday
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Another Hot Saturday

Mild, sunny weather here, absolutely beautiful. Did my short run to finish up my week of running everyday. Feeling better now than I did at the start of this week! :)
by Avis
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Finally Friday . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Finally Friday . . .

I was a very achy Avis this morning, so today I did an hour of stretching and foam rollering. Have a great weekend, all you Maniacs!
by Avis
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Muggy Monday
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Muggy Monday

Yup, muggy here, too (it said 100% humidity on the weather channel). Ran a sluggish 5¼ in the woods today.
by Avis
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunny Saturday
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Sunny Saturday

We had a beautiful sunny day here, and I ran a slow, slow 5.5k on the gravel path at the high school. It was just what I needed. :)

And I did almost a half-marathon of running this week, too!
by Avis
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Brutal, just brutal Thursday
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Brutal, just brutal Thursday

Come to Sherbrooke, if you like cool and cloudy weather. It's only 17 degrees here right now. July? Haven't seen it much. Rest day for me today.
by Avis
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Warm weather Wednesday
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Warm weather Wednesday

Rather cool for July here today. I ran for almost an hour today!
by Avis
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: (Not so) Melting Monday
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: (Not so) Melting Monday

A little over 5k today. It was only 24 degrees, but oh so muggy...
by Avis
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: This happens right?
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: This happens right?

Ok, I'll respond first! Good on you for finishing that race, no matter what. I've had a couple of instances where I suddenly peed, and like you, I didn't feel like I had to go. It was just a sudden little leakage, which didn't continue on to a full-out drainage of the bladder. It happened only a cou...
by Avis
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Made it out of bed SATURDAY
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Made it out of bed SATURDAY

Made it out of bed by 6:15 this morning, had my cup of coffee, then fell back to sleep! Will get my run in later; temps only topping out around 20 today, but we're having heavy thunderstorms and the humidity is very high. Have a great weekend, all you Maniacs!

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