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by ngcaper
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Downtown Ottawa
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Downtown Ottawa

I moved along the canal in February and I couldn't be happier with the running location! I'm actually between the canal and the river, so I have two great options. Unfortunately, my schedule doesn't line up with yours, but there always seem to be folks out running! Keep me in mind regardless Scrumh...
by ngcaper
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Downtown Ottawa
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Downtown Ottawa

You could always do 25-50 laps in and around the Arboretum if you want it to feel sort of like a trail, in a "not really but maybe almost close" or "at least part of the run was on dirt" sort of way :mrgreen: BTW, how are the trails in the Gats right now? It seems like all the l...
by ngcaper
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Downtown Ottawa
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Downtown Ottawa

Would love to, but, but, your shortest races appear to be only 50K's ?? Ha!!! :shock: :lol: :shifty: :wink: and I didn't even run that, went down under that week instead, so the shortest was 55k. Umm, don't think we could even fit in your runs in the morning, let alone a day? Ha !! :) :P What start...
by ngcaper
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Downtown Ottawa
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Downtown Ottawa

HCcD wrote:Would love to, but, but, your shortest races appear to be only 50K's ?? Ha!!! :shock: :lol: :shifty: :wink:


and I didn't even run that, went down under that week instead, so the shortest was 55k.
by ngcaper
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Downtown Ottawa
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Downtown Ottawa

It's been quite a while since I've posted...still lurk at times, but my training has intensified and turned almost completely to trails the past few years. I've since moved downtown along the canal...and I mean very recently (week ago Sunday). As I'm not in a focused training cycle now I'm looking f...
by ngcaper
Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: USADA bans middle-aged recreational runner
Replies: 26
Views: 2260

Re: USADA bans middle-aged recreational runner

Sounds like a group with a little authority overstepping their bounds...or they had budget to burn!!!
by ngcaper
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin 620 on Amazon
Replies: 7
Views: 2042

Garmin 620 on Amazon

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004XC3MXI/ref=gb1h_img_m-4_4642_0ec1e3f3?smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=05YA1Q40STTQ25SCR5K8&pf_rd_i=6054206011&pf_rd_p=1990424642" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Just notice...
by ngcaper
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: SL10K comes to Ottawa
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: SL10K comes to Ottawa

Very cool, and come on NMG you'll learn to love the heat someday, although I still despise the cold.
by ngcaper
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Salomon Snowcross
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Salomon Snowcross

Hey MTBlanc, I've not ran in these exactly but have tried no less than 4 pair of Salomon. While many like the brand I'm not one of them. I consider Salomon shoes for people without toes. They're typically much too low volume, and narrow forefoot. I've also struggled with the the location of the zigz...
by ngcaper
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Eastern Ontario Dion Snowshoe race 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 4500

Re: Eastern Ontario Dion Snowshoe race 2014

I'm planning on being at the Ignite the Night race- looks really neat! I'm helping to organize the one in Brighton. Last year was supposed to be the first year for it, but we get so much snow the night before we had to cancel it since the road into the park was impassable.......... Plan to run it a...
by ngcaper
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Race Advice

Interesting info DStew...I didn't know that about the Banff marathon, its a bit cheeky of the race organizers and I see why it didn't sell out with that approach. Banff is beautiful, but if I lived in Calgary that would really tick me off and I'd skip it. The big city marathons I've always felt are ...
by ngcaper
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Race Advice

Rant start... So I decided maybe I should look at winter man for kicks and to give me a goal. My rant is the price of races. Currently its $122 tax inc for this race. There is nothing special about this race except the cold. Its a 5k loop on the parkway that you do 8x + a kicker 2k. We're DINK's wit...
by ngcaper
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Routes in Lugano Switzerland?
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Routes in Lugano Switzerland?

I just spent a few weeks in Switzerland but nothing in Lugano. Check for a Hashhouse. Despite not joining them for any runs, when I pinged the group they responded in typical Swiss fashion, which is incredibly friendly and helpful.
by ngcaper
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Race Advice

Maybe not too early but definitely too cold. The Missesran it last year, I was a spectator. That was an insanely cold day.
by ngcaper
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: Race Advice

Thanks Scrumhalf I was just hopping I had bad tooling abilities for Ontario races. I'm thinking Waterloo or into May is too late as I'll need full trail/long pack carrying focus then. Well maybe ATB it'll be or I'll just train for it and not race.
by ngcaper
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Race Advice

It's been a while folks...been lurking but not much to say lately. Just running/travelling/running/travelling working and sleeping. Speaking to coach tonight he suggested running ATB. I've ran it 2x already and pretty sure that's enough for now, I may reconsider but still thinking. He wants me to fo...
by ngcaper
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Limberlost challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 6341

Re: Limberlost challenge

Inov-8 Terrafly, didn't think I'd like then nearly as much as I do. 6m drop, light weight, and a decent bit of traction on trails. Very well put together shoe. Just got a 2nd pair as back-up Sunday, and plan to start Vermont with them.
by ngcaper
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 161/204 Tuesday
Replies: 13
Views: 731

Re: 161/206 Tuesday

Mmm should that title not be 161/204 or are we in some sort of 2 day leap year :-)

1k repeats on order today. Fantastic weather again...love it.
by ngcaper
Tue May 27, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: ORW for NGCaper
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

Re: ORW for NGCaper

Thanks everyone, I will take food the next time. I'm certain I'll get odd looks running a race eating a sub, but so be it.

@JWolf, roads are evil...pure and simple. Nobody has ever been run over on a trail, or at least I think not :)
by ngcaper
Mon May 26, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Limping around on Monday
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Limping around on Monday

10k at a moderately slow pace. Better than the 20k on schedule.
by ngcaper
Mon May 26, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Jwolf's "Run for Water" Marathon
Replies: 24
Views: 2121

Re: Jwolf's "Run for Water" Marathon

This report comes back to the sign I keep seeing...if it was easy everyone would be running these. I'm way more impressed when someone puts their head down and says to hell with quitting I'll will my way to the finish crawling on all fours vs those who have no trials/tribulations during a run. Great...
by ngcaper
Mon May 26, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Sulphur Springs 50 Miler
Replies: 24
Views: 2292

Re: Sulphur Springs 50 Miler

That is friggin awesome!!! Way to show that trail what your made of, and glad nothing is broken.
by ngcaper
Mon May 26, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: ORW for NGCaper
Replies: 17
Views: 2023

ORW for NGCaper

Ottawa Marathon Race Report: I had been in Orlando all week returning home Thursday night late. I slept well Thursday but had a horrible 2 nights sleep leading into the race. I pinched a nerve in my neck Saturday evening loading dirt into/out of the truck. Why I would do that the night before a race...
by ngcaper
Sun May 11, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunny Sunday . . .
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: Sunny Sunday . . .

30k yesterday in the Gatz, 45k today back in the Gatz...tired, but feeling strong. Will run the 45 again Friday hope the weather holds.
by ngcaper
Fri May 09, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Another exciting trail race...
Replies: 0
Views: 1045

Another exciting trail race...

http://ultratrailma.com/sky/?lang=en

Not this year, but awesome area and nice to have choices.

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