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by ultraslacker
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Winter... To run or not to run?
Replies: 10
Views: 462

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

You can run on a treadmill or an indoor track.... orrrrrr.... you can run outside through the winter! Most people run outside all year round. :) The hardest part is the footing if there is fresh snow or slick ice. There are traction devices you can get for your shoes for those days, or just stay ins...
by ultraslacker
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Do you run in the rain?

I was thinking about this thread today as I was running through a torrential downpour and thought I'd come back to give this tip: Make sure your phone (and anything else that might be damaged by water) is enclosed in something waterproof. Do NOT (I repeat, do NOT) make the mistake of thinking ziploc...
by ultraslacker
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Super Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Super Sunday

I did 8km in a torrential downpour. Even with my rain jacket I was soaked. I was warm enough once I was going but drenched.

Need a hot shower now.
by ultraslacker
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Wow, 70 YO Lady's Goals
Replies: 16
Views: 3047

Re: Wow, 70 YO Lady's Goals

Similarly, someone posted this on QuickChick's facebook:
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-amer ... -7-n722551
by ultraslacker
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 10k in 57:30
Replies: 9
Views: 493

10k in 57:30

You could start a journal in the journals section to track your progress from week to week and month to month. :)


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by ultraslacker
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ME Monday
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: ME Monday

Yesterday I had a trail run with one of my running clubs... it was our annual anniversary run so it was a BIG group (I usually hate large groups on the trails, but it's only once a year!). Today... I went back to bed in the morning! Then to the office for afternoon/evening. Someone gave me an amazon...
by ultraslacker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Too many races ?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Too many races ?

I don't think there are as many in Vancouver as it's indicating in the article (are there? I don't really pay attention to road races). Sounds like it's a much bigger problem in the states than here. For trails, the demand is still outweighing the supply. Races are filled and sold out months in adva...
by ultraslacker
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Do you run in the rain?

But dark and rain are really not much fun at all.


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by ultraslacker
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Do you run in the rain?

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention visibility if it’s dark. Headlamp and reflective gear are a good idea.


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by ultraslacker
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Do you run in the rain?

Treadmills and indoor tracks cost money. Running outside is free. (And much more fun!)

As for the cost of the shoes, rain doesn’t shorten the lifespan (that I know of), though it might make them more smelly. You’ll have to replace them every 4-700km regardless.


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by ultraslacker
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Do you run in the rain?

I'm curious: why did you think people would say not to do it?
by ultraslacker
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Do you run in the rain?

I don't like running in the rain when it's cold and dark like we have for much of the winter in Vancouver. So I will opt for the treadmill indoors at the gym on those days. Warm rain in the summer is nice for running. I never wear a rain jacket while running. You never wear a rain jacket while runn...
by ultraslacker
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Do you run in the rain?
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Do you run in the rain?

I live in Vancouver. If I didn't run in the rain, I'd be missing half the year. :lol: It's not my favourite, but it's a necessity. With that said, the hardest part is getting out the door. Once I'm out and warmed up, it's great. The rain is refreshing and keeps you from overheating, and once you're ...
by ultraslacker
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Worn Out Wednesday . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Worn Out Wednesday . . .

I did 7.5km to start November on the right foot. It was a beautiful day and I stopped a couple of times to take pics. Walked the hills.


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by ultraslacker
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Halloween Tuesday
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Halloween Tuesday

I planned to run today but have been working non-stop from wake to bed so there will be no running for me... just chocolate and pie... :P
by ultraslacker
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunny Saturday
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Sunny Saturday

Spirit Unleashed wrote:Yipee!!!!

I did it! 12h26min including all the stops.


like there was ever any doubt! 8)
by ultraslacker
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sweat out the Sickness Sunday :P
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Sweat out the Sickness Sunday :P

After having the death plague for the past two weeks, I finally feel better today... just a tiny bit of cough and sniffle left... so I finally went for a run! Just 5km on the seawall in the run. It was a lovely morning for it, sunny and sparkling and warm.
by ultraslacker
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunny Saturday
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Sunny Saturday

Nothing but rest for me. I've been sick for the past week and a half, and haven't run for that whole time (!). Stress and sickness... they make me want to hibernate!! Today I managed to walk the dog and go to the grocery store, and then came home for a nap!! :)
by ultraslacker
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: are we back in business?
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: are we back in business?

I had to clear out a bunch of tables which included some things like the search index, subscribed topics, random things like that. It will rebuild again over time.
by ultraslacker
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: are we back in business?
Replies: 10
Views: 649

are we back in business?

you may notice some glitches on "topics marked read" on things like that... but otherwise I think we're back in business....? let me know if you notice anything weird.
by ultraslacker
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Steamy Sunday . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Steamy Sunday . . .

Negative split my way to a marathon PB today. Passed a lot of people and finished strong. That was fun. Awesome. :D You forgot to say you broke 3:20 and broke a PB from 3.5 years ago--by over a minute!! :) So awesome & inspiring!!! Huge congrats :). You rock!! Way to go ROB! Thanks, ladies! Ama...
by ultraslacker
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Fiery Friday . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Fiery Friday . . .

There was no Saturday thread! I guess I'm the only one who ran on Saturday. :) so I'll put it here: I just did 5km. But even with a short run I had to walk the last bit because I started feeling woozy and weak. I think it's due to my recent med changes. Will keep trying. Sent from my iPhone using Ta...
by ultraslacker
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Falling Wednesday
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Falling Wednesday

Lynn loop! 8km! Lovely morning. I needed that.


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by ultraslacker
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat
Replies: 16
Views: 1385

Re: Shoe Lace Tying... Whaaaat

not too tight, but I wouldn't want loose shoes on trails... I'd get too much dirt and other gunk in them.

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