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by kpoire
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Best song to finish a race to
Replies: 51
Views: 2648

Re: Best song to finish a race to

Smokin' - Boston (more for the tempo and beat than the lyrics... unless you up for a 'toke' near the finish...)
Kick it Out - Heart
by kpoire
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: AFR's 'quick and dirty' Army run report.
Replies: 21
Views: 997

Re: AFR's 'quick and dirty' Army run report.

Tough day. Hard core - like it!
by kpoire
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: mas_runner's Army HM
Replies: 14
Views: 749

Re: mas_runner's Army HM

Congrats! 8)
by kpoire
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Robbie-T @ 5Peaks Hilton Falls Enduro
Replies: 11
Views: 2105

Re: Robbie-T @ 5Peaks Hilton Falls Enduro

Nice racin' Robbie!!
by kpoire
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Silverton Running Adventure
Replies: 178
Views: 6305

Re: Silverton Running Adventure

:clap: Awesome. Sounds like an amazing journey. Congratulations!
by kpoire
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

How did you find racing with people you weren't able to train with regularly? Would you do that again, or pick a team of people who live closer together? For the most part it worked okay. Less than ideal but having regular Skype calls and tracking one another's training on AttackPoint helped althou...
by kpoire
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

Thanks all for the commiserations. Sometimes, we feel bad for not having "finished." But I am usually proud of what I do accomplish. Like if I run 44 miles but the race is 50, I'm still pretty darn happy with 44 miles. So don't dis yourself. Look at what you did and remember all the experi...
by kpoire
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

What a great adventure to read. Sorry about the finish but you accomplished some major stuff. Do they race in the same place each year or does it move around? Yes, after 5-3/4 days of racing, can't help but feel we did some pretty cool stuff - even if it wasn't all the cool stuff we wanted to do. T...
by kpoire
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

Jo-Jo wrote:And I really liked how teams cooperated with each other. How sweet for that team to "pay" your team with some chocolate. :D


One of the many things I like about ARs. If someone is in trouble, teams just inherently help out because one day/race it could be you...
by kpoire
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

Wow, leaves me sad too. Great read and totally in awe of all you guys did accomplish. Sad about the ending though. :( Still coming to grips with it but trying to look at the positives and take away some lessons learned from this - which there were many - and use those so we will finish next time. I...
by kpoire
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

Hi Kpore, Very cool read! I'm from the Pontiac too (I live in Petawawa, but my family is all still in the Pontiac). Just out of curiosity, why the kayak paddles? I'm assuming its considered faster but I'm just surprised so I'd be interested in the details. Christine ref Pontiac... Cool! Yes, we use...
by kpoire
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

We were about 5km from CP 10 when we see a team walking towards us (Check Point Zero)... strange... they must be lost. We stop and check and they didn’t have map 4 with them and were going by memory to get them from the road out of Valhalla to CP10. Unfortunately they turned left at the end of the r...
by kpoire
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

By the time we hauled the filled up canoe out of the water and got to shore, I was getting a bit chilled so pretty much stripped the top layers off and everything on my feet to help dry it all out while we were getting ready for the ‘big trek’ - the saving grace was that it was sunny and fairly warm...
by kpoire
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

surprisingly it was a climb (we figured about 11,000 ft of climb for the total bike leg... more roads that weren’t on the map that were on the ground and vice versa caused a bit of delay. We got to a road that appeared to be the road on the map that we needed to take us to CP 4 but it sort of petere...
by kpoire
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Re: Raid the North Extreme Race Report

Jo-Jo wrote:...it's going to be hard to be patient waiting for the next chapter :D
Was it tough only have one pole so early in the adventure?

It was a bit of a pain 'being a tripod' but eventually got used to it. More so on the steep downhill sections where I had to switch hands if we were switchbacking.
by kpoire
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Raid the North Extreme Race Report
Replies: 30
Views: 2476

Raid the North Extreme Race Report

Really late posting but here it goes.... Raid the North Extreme 2011 - a 6-day expedition Adventure Race in the West Kootenays of BC. I have been preparing for this event since last October. Everything I did from that moment until 23 July was to get me ready for this race. This was the only race tha...
by kpoire
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Army Run
Replies: 359
Views: 15010

Re: Army Run

Got this at work this morning... With two months to go, organizers of the 2011 Canada Army Run – acknowledged by running gurus as “the fastest growing run in Canada” – are ramping up to deliver what is expected to be a sold-out event. The half marathon is 85% sold out and the 5 km is not far behind ...
by kpoire
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Warrior Dash - 47, out of condition and LOVED IT!
Replies: 21
Views: 1215

Re: Warrior Dash - 47, out of condition and LOVED IT!

Awesome report!! Love it.
by kpoire
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Brownsville Blast! 13.1
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Brownsville Blast! 13.1

Okay, a bit late.... congratulations on your race... arggh! Just a warm-up for you! Nice schwag in the AG.
by kpoire
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: HCcD's Utica Boilermaker 15K
Replies: 22
Views: 1214

Re: HCcD's Utica Boilermaker 15K

Nice job, Andy! Sounds like a fun event. You could perhaps enter in some 'boat races' to train for the post-race activities.
by kpoire
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Advice on hydration packs/camelbacks
Replies: 20
Views: 3317

Re: Advice on hydration packs/camelbacks

PL, I'm at work and bladders are at home. I don't have the same nathan as you. I think the camel bak 70 is what I got. Anyway, it is so much better than the nathan bladder. Thanks, HP! Grrr, still having no luck finding Camelbak bladders on MEC or RR online. Don't want to mail order until CP is act...
by kpoire
Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: How did you get started and tips
Replies: 26
Views: 2232

Re: How did you get started and tips

http://www.trailpeak.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has a lot of trails listed (among other sports - climbing, down hill skiing, etc) Specifically for Victoria: on the map: http://www.trailpeak.com/widgets?location=Victoria,%20BC" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ......
by kpoire
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: How did you get started and tips
Replies: 26
Views: 2232

Re:

Forget about racing, forget about clinics, forget about books, forget about it all. The next time you're out for a run on pavement, keep your eyes open for a trail. When you see one, take it. See where it goes. It might only be a couple hundred yards. Don't overthink it. Just turn right and go. +1 ...

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