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by ratherawkward
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Restart Sunday
Replies: 19
Views: 814

Re: Restart Sunday

After a sporadic (at best) winter, I didn't have high hopes for the Yonge St 10k today, but I completely surprised myself with a big PR at 55:25 chip time (previous best was 56:57).
by ratherawkward
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Crazy deals at MEC
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Crazy deals at MEC

I was at MEC on Saturday for things completely unrelated to running, but checked the clearance rack on a whim. Picked up a nice singlet for $5 and a Nike running skirt with a smartwool liner for $12! Not sure what the original price was on the latter, but the bottom layer of the 'reduced' stickers s...
by ratherawkward
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Go Canada Go Sunday
Replies: 24
Views: 1908

Re: Go Canada Go Sunday

Just under 10k in between the hockey game and the rest of the day's business.
by ratherawkward
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Saturday at the Track
Replies: 21
Views: 1348

Re: Saturday at the Track

Fun run at the Zoo with my 6-year-old. I was so proud of him! I expected him to run like... well, a 6-year-old (sprints and slow walking at random intervals), but he ran the whole 3 km without stopping. He's planning to wear his medal for the rest of the day.
by ratherawkward
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto: Indoor Track Meet this Saturday (Feb 22)
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: Toronto: Indoor Track Meet this Saturday (Feb 22)

That's right around the corner from me - but I'll be at the zoo, doing a 3k with my 6-year-old.
by ratherawkward
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Still cold Sunday
Replies: 17
Views: 1061

Re: Still cold Sunday

A fairly peppy 9k this morning - I think this is the longest distance I've gone since the marathon in Oct. :shock: I'm finally starting to enjoy myself again, although this winter is really a drag.
by ratherawkward
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Beatles Sunday thread
Replies: 25
Views: 1718

Re: Beatles Sunday thread

About 7.5k with no watch of any kind. I could have so easily skipped it again (snowing, cold, got 4 hours sleep last night), but talking running with a few people last night helped me find my motivation for the first time in weeks. Most enjoyable run of this winter so far.
by ratherawkward
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Yet another frosty Friday
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: Yet another frosty Friday

I feel like I'm never going to run outside again at this rate! Okay, not really, but this winter it seems like every time I get into a groove and start getting back on track, we get hit with some combination of heavy snow/ice/polar temps. I just need to suck it up, I know...
by ratherawkward
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Map of where people run in Toronto (and around the world)
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Map of where people run in Toronto (and around the world

There's a good point in the comments on the BlogTO post - the routes of major marathons (the commenter notes this re the NYC map) skew the results somewhat.
by ratherawkward
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day
Replies: 29
Views: 2186

Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Seeing the ice, I opted for a 6k walk instead - plus some vigorous shoveling.
by ratherawkward
Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Finally Warm Friday
Replies: 23
Views: 988

Re: Finally Warm Friday

Finally got back out today, after a lot of "runs replaced by cross-training" lately. 5k, nothing earth-shattering, but felt good.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Hello all

Welcome! I'm just about to sign up for the Achilles 5k as well - I've been in a running slump since having a tough slog in my first marathon in the fall. I need a nice brisk 5k to perk my motivation back up!
by ratherawkward
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunday,Sunday
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Sunday,Sunday

I felt wimpy about the cold this morning, so went to yoga instead. Tried an Ashtanga class for the first time - it was more of a workout than I expected. Think I'm going to have wicked sore arms for the next day or two.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Gosh, I miss running...
Replies: 25
Views: 2428

Re: Gosh, I miss running...

Spring will be so nice because I have run this winter Imagine had I not run outside how ordinary that first warm spring day would seem Sent from my SM-N900W8 using Tapatalk Wow. This really resonates with me. I've been using the weather as an excuse to skip a lot of runs lately - doing crosstrainin...
by ratherawkward
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Changing Temperature Sunday!
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: Changing Temperature Sunday!

You know it's windy when you run a 7.5k out-and-back with a 4 or 5 minute negative split!
by ratherawkward
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: FRIDAY!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 960

Re: FRIDAY!!!

Rest day for me, after a week of mostly cross-training. (Ran yesterday, power-walked Tues/Wed, yoga Mon).
by ratherawkward
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tae-boxe Tuesday!
Replies: 18
Views: 818

Re: Tae-boxe Tuesday!

These are the times I wish I had a treadmill - this ice is a serious pain. I barely managed to stay upright just walking my son to school this morning, so no running for me. However, I had a challenging yoga class last night (illustrated that I REALLY need to continue with yoga - my flexibility is r...
by ratherawkward
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: January 2014 Training Goals
Replies: 14
Views: 3644

Re: January 2014 Training Goals

Just want to get back to a regular running schedule. Aiming for 3x a week this month - hopefully conditions permit.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: SUNDAY bluster
Replies: 31
Views: 1066

Re: SUNDAY bluster

Just shy of 5km this morning on a couple of centimetres of grainy, slushy, slippery crap. Even given that I'm just getting back at it after a couple of months of minimal running, that felt way harder than it should have been. Is it spring yet?
by ratherawkward
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year !
Replies: 14
Views: 974

Re: Happy New Year !

6.25k this morning, ready to get back on track!
by ratherawkward
Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Christmas Day!
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Christmas Day!

I haven't run much in the last few weeks, but felt the urge to get out today despite cold temps, lingering ice and the fact that I couldn't find my 'good' hat (aka, the only one that fits well enough to cover my ears). Less than 2km, but it felt good to get out and do something.
by ratherawkward
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunny Sunday
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: Sunny Sunday

Good luck, racers!

No run for me today, but got the day started with 20 minutes of strength & stretching. I'm trying for a rest-of-the-holidays streak of doing minimum 20 minutes of SOMETHING every day.
by ratherawkward
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Santa Shuffle Saturday
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

I've been really struggling to get back into any kind of running routine, so I decided I was just going to get out for 20 minutes today. And then I decided that if I was only going for 20 minutes, I might as well run faster. 22 minutes at about 10k race pace. After spending most of the year on marat...
by ratherawkward
Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Frosty Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: Frosty Sunday

6k outside this morning - my longest run since STWM.
by ratherawkward
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Three in a row Thursday
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Three in a row Thursday

Well, my first time running since the marathon! Only a km total, in street clothes, keeping up with my son on his bike on the way to swim lessons, but still...

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