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by ultraslacker
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: LGS buys Sugoi/Sombrio
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: LGS buys Sugoi/Sombrio

oh.... I hope they don't change Sugoi. :/
by ultraslacker
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think about...
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: what do you guys think about...

it's not about money (it doesn't cost much to maintain). It's about needing more than just me taking initiative. If I'm the only one putting in effort, then it won't work, and we'll just sit here stagnant for another 5 years. Like Rob said, we need a collective group to put in some time and effort. ...
by ultraslacker
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think about...
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: what do you guys think about...

A Vancouver-based meet-up group wouldn't be of any value to me for obvious reasons. You could perhaps direct some of the members from that group over here if you're trying to get people to contribute more. Through my account I have the ability to set up as many groups as I want. We could have meetu...
by ultraslacker
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think about...
Replies: 22
Views: 929

Re: what do you guys think about...

What I find most valuable about this forum right now is the Log section. I'm not using it as extensively as I used to, but I do like that I have a place where I can write about what I'm doing. I like following others that are logging. So combining this group with the meet-up group would likely not ...
by ultraslacker
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think about...
Replies: 22
Views: 929

what do you guys think about...

So, I have this meetup group that has been sitting inactive for awhile. It's a hiking and trail running group that I inherited when the old organizer stepped down. There are a bunch of assistant organizers but none of them have been posting any events. It's like pulling teeth to get anyone but mysel...
by ultraslacker
Sun May 06, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Volunteeer burnout (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Volunteeer burnout (?)

I find it totally depends on the race and on the organizers and the volunteer organizers. There are some races I would never volunteer for again... but others have been great! And around here, sometimes volunteering for a race will get you early access to races that sell out early, so that’s always ...
by ultraslacker
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: I need a speed work refresher!
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: I need a speed work refresher!

by ultraslacker
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: I need a speed work refresher!
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: I need a speed work refresher!

There was an old classic thread here where Michael and ian taught us all the details and theory of speed work... maybe dee could find it for us?? It was an incredible thread.
by ultraslacker
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Barkley Marathon 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2019

Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Spirit Unleashed wrote:News about Barkley being sponsored by Ultimate Direction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdFPWv86jB8


:lol:
by ultraslacker
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Forerunner Vs Garmin Vivoactive
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: Garmin Forerunner Vs Garmin Vivoactive

I agree that MEC is the best place to buy, simply because they will help you out if anything goes wrong down the road... With that said, I bought my Garmin Fenix from Best Buy simply because I got a killer deal on it. The newer model had come out and I got the older model for $99. :) I loooove my Fe...
by ultraslacker
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Downhill Training
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Downhill Training

hey I don't have an answer for your question because I'm no pro and a month isn't a long time... but welcome to RM! (and I'm sorry no one responded sooner!)

How steep is the downhill?? That's a long downhill.
by ultraslacker
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Cyclists boycotting these brands...
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Re: Cyclists boycotting these brands...

I was reading a lot of the comments yesterday and the pushback MEC is getting is from the people who don't understand the difference between selling hunting gear and supporting the NRA. It's a massive distinction that's being overlooked by a bunch of people in kneejerk reactions. As well, a lot of p...
by ultraslacker
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Cyclists boycotting these brands...
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Cyclists boycotting these brands...

apparently a bunch of cyclists are now boycotting Camelbak, Giro, and Bell because their parent companies make firearms and support the NRA: https://singletrackworld.com/2018/02/wo ... eady-have/
by ultraslacker
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Got out early THURSDAY
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: Got out early THURSDAY

I did not get out early! In fact I'm having a hard time getting out at all! I think I will go do quarry rock... I just want to go back to bed... I have no meetings today so I thought I would work at home but I confess I have not gotten any work done... instead I have accomplished one nap and two cup...
by ultraslacker
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Happy Valentine's WEDNESDAY
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: Happy Valentine's WEDNESDAY

I don't celebrate valentines or ash wednesday. But I DO celebrate chocolate. :lol: Maybe I will treat myself to something nice... 3 miles done on the dreadmill this morning.... I went to a gym I've never been to before and even though I was careful to sign up on the board, I think I might have signe...
by ultraslacker
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: "What everyone gets wrong about endurance training"

so to simplify it for the average joe, if we were to make an 80/10/10 rule--80% low, 10% medium, 10% high, that'd work for most people.
by ultraslacker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Thursday is a Birth-Day (Deerdree)
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: Thursday is a Birth-Day (Deerdree)

I wished her a happy birthday on facebook, though I don't know how often she's actually on there! So happy birthday here too!
by ultraslacker
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Thursday is not forgotten
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: Thursday is not forgotten

I had a nap. :lol:


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by ultraslacker
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Soggy Sunday
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Soggy Sunday

It took until today (!) for me to get in my first run of 2018. Not a great start to the year, but work has been crazzzzzy with lots of overtime, etc.

Anyway, I did 10k today in the rain. It felt good when I was DONE. Now I'm showered and warm. :)
by ultraslacker
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year Monday
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Happy New Year Monday

Go Spirit!!!

rest day for me today. I'm tired from snowshoeing yesterday (!) and also from late night last night. I wasn't partying or anything... NYE is my brother's birthday so I was spending time with family, but was still out late and tired today. So a nap is in order today!
by ultraslacker
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas Monday
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Merry Christmas Monday

Merry Christmas!!!

I just did a slow and snowy 5km.


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by ultraslacker
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Gels?
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Gels?

eme wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:MEC has the best prices.

My favourite are Clif shots, usually.


I never think of MEC for gels. I love the store, but we only have one and it not close to me.


It's worth a trip to stock up. The prices are dramatically better.
by ultraslacker
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Gels?
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Gels?

MEC has the best prices.

My favourite are Clif shots, usually.
by ultraslacker
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Winter... To run or not to run?
Replies: 10
Views: 1892

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: 3143

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...

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