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by rundmc
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Winter Running in Schools?
Replies: 26
Views: 1046

This is in China. Students in grades 5 and 6 will run a kilometre each day. Older students will run 1.5 or 2 kilometres. This started at the end of October and will continue until the end of April, for six months. This is, at the very most, about 12 minutes of daily activity for high school students...
by rundmc
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Store suggestions - Sunnybrook Park area
Replies: 5
Views: 570

The closest store is the Running Room on Yonge between Eglinton and Lawrence. They have the largest selection by far. If you're looking for a store with knowledgeable staff or flats or spikes, however, try The Runners Shop at Bloor and Avenue (180 Bloor Street West). That'll be on your way back to t...
by rundmc
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Danny Kassap Fund
Replies: 48
Views: 2379

Jwolf wrote:I don't doubt he's a great guy, but... it still bothers me. I also don't doubt he'll raise the money he needs.
Exactly what part of poor people's medical bills being paid off bothers you?
by rundmc
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What's your favourite training plan?
Replies: 28
Views: 2892

Training does matter, but after the first marathon. So training doesn't matter for the first marathon? On this logic, a guy who has run a 1:10 half marathon is going to run 2:37 if he doesn't run a step for the 16 weeks preceding his marathon, or if he runs 90 miles a week. I can't even begin to te...
by rundmc
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Jwolf's Royal Victoria Marathon
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Good effort and good race Jennifer. You have lots of speed for a sub-4 marathon, but you came up short on the endurance. A 20-minute improvement in two years is pretty good, and you have a long way to go still. The next one will be under 4, I promise.
by rundmc
Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: SWTM Elite race: what happened?
Replies: 6
Views: 687

It looks like they went out at 2:09 pace chasing the additional prize money for a new course record, and couldn't hold it. It happens. If the 10k split is accurate, then they went out really fast in 30:19, at 2:07 pace, and paid for it a little bit. Mungara and Kiprotich only lost about 90 seconds o...
by rundmc
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Getting to the TO Waterfront startline without a car
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

the rest of your examples aren't quite in the same class. You really have no idea what you're talking about. Cairo, Shenzhen, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles all have more people than Ontario (about 12-20 million) and smaller subway systems than Toronto (68 km of track). That's a good example of a pat...
by rundmc
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Getting to the TO Waterfront startline without a car
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

Toronto's subway is pathetic. And with King David Miller it ain't going to improve. For all the taxes we pay, we don't get much back (unless you happen to share the kings love for his pet projects and over-paying all unionized staff. Then we continue to waste so much cash retrofitting old streetcar...
by rundmc
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Getting to the TO Waterfront startline without a car
Replies: 26
Views: 1554

Why not take the Dundas streetcar from Dundas West to Chestnut (first stop after University) and walk south from there? I've taken the Bloor night bus many times. I really wouldn't rely on it to get me anywhere I really, really needed to be, like a marathon. It might be mostly empty and take 15 minu...
by rundmc
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The Official 2008 Thread Of Champions
Replies: 48
Views: 2353

In chronological order: 2008 Chilly Half Marathon Men Who Ran No Faster And No Slower Than 1:21 And Drove There In A Blue Compact Division Champion 2008 Harry's Spring Run-Off 8k Men 20-24 With Three Consonants in Their Last Name Champion 2008 Sudbury Marathon Men 20-29 With Dark Skin But Not So Dar...
by rundmc
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Way to Go Adeel!
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Doonst, you got me with Around the Bay. I should have mentioned that. I don't know why I didn't. I'm pretty sure the statistics are correct. Yes, sometimes I use the city name to refer to the marathon and other times I use the city name to refer to all races on that weekend, but I think it's clear f...
by rundmc
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Way to Go Adeel!
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Thanks trixie! It's going well here in Korea. I'm not running as much as I'd like, but I'm still in pretty good shape. I have a 10k and a half coming up next month where I hope to be close to my bests. I'll get more serious starting in November for the Seoul Marathon in March. There are probably abo...
by rundmc
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ATD checking in... Salam
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Long pants, really? Ismail Ahmad Ismail was showing a lot of leg in Beijing last week: http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/82523701.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19368FFB0B613D6DEB06CDCC36D001E57B7E30A760B0D811297 I think in most Muslim countries you'd be okay wearing long shorts d...
by rundmc
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: What do you do when the magic is gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 679

I'm in the exact same position, down to the same race (I was 3 spots ahead of you tonight). I was on fire all of last year through April of this year, but I haven't felt like training as hard since, and the times have been so-so as a result. If you haven't been doing the workouts, you know what to d...
by rundmc
Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hill training...
Replies: 24
Views: 1716

I don't think he means the same pace that you'd run a mile repeat, but the same level of effort. So it'd be a slower pace but feel as tough as mile repeats. I still don't think I'd do hills that hard (but maybe I don't do them hard enough!). No, I mean the pace for one mile, all-out. A workout of 8...
by rundmc
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hill training...
Replies: 24
Views: 1716

It should be much harder than a tempo run, and I'm sure you'll automatically make it harder. Like I said, it should be the effort you can maintain for just about one mile, or 7-8 minutes.
by rundmc
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hill training...
Replies: 24
Views: 1716

I think I do hill repeats at about mile effort, but I've never really thought about it. If you don't know what that feels like, run them slow enough to make sure you can finish the workout. There's really no way to do hill workouts at a particular pace since each hill is different. The pace is not i...
by rundmc
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: the stupidest running stunt you've pulled
Replies: 122
Views: 3984

I have many, here are a couple I can remember: In 2004, I went for a run wearing shorts on what was probably the coldest day of the year. I ran about 4k in a wind chill of -30. Later that same winter, I went for a run on a frozen creek with a friend. We made it about a kilometre before we got sick o...
by rundmc
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Marathon pace runs
Replies: 25
Views: 2453

It's my reply that you're talking about, and I stand by it. To give you another example, I'm not sure what sort of shape I'm in these days. My training has been inconsistent lately and my last race wasn't a good one. I'm running a 5k on Thursday. I could run anywhere from 17:00 to 19:00, and I would...
by rundmc
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Marathon pace runs
Replies: 25
Views: 2453

Run the workout at the pace that feels right. The idea is to get in a hard 20k run that gets you prepared for a hard 42k. If you feel like you're hustling a little bit at 4:06, then back off the pace a little bit. If 4:15 feels too much like a jog, then speed up a bit. The workout is where you find ...
by rundmc
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: PR's Revisited
Replies: 29
Views: 1961

Gebrselassie 20km. Road. 55m. 48s. ,, 20,000m. 56m. 26s. Gebreselassie 30km. Road 1h. 28m 01s Toshihiko Seko 30,000 1h. 29m. 18s Kenensia Bekele 10km. Road 26m. 17s. Gebrselassie 10,000m. 27m. 02s Bekele has never run a road 10k. He ran 26:17 in Brussels in August 2005, it was definitely on the tra...
by rundmc
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Rayman sighting in T.O.?
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Hey Michal, was that your rocket ship parked on the north side of King at Jordan? I saw it at about 4 pm.
by rundmc
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: PR's Revisited
Replies: 29
Views: 1961

If you want to get technical about it, as far as I know, you can't set a world record if you run the fastest 800m as part of a 1500m race which would mean it can't be a PR if it's part of a longer distance. Since World Records are managed and "policed" by someone and your PR or PB isn't. It would b...
by rundmc
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Pride and Remembrance 5 km
Replies: 2
Views: 537

She didn't run a 15:28 5k. There are probably 5 women in the world who can run that alone on the road. She probably ran one less loop of Queens Park or she somehow managed to cross the line without running the entire course.
by rundmc
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Port Union Waterfront 5k - Photos Added!
Replies: 27
Views: 3190

Nice race, Ray. You get taller and taller ever year, it seems. You could probably run a 10k at that speed by the end of the summer.

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