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by Jwolf
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 3rd Annual Streetsville Mile
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: 3rd Annual Streetsville Mile

Wind-hater! Wow- blast from the past.

Race sounds fun- too bad I’m not closer.
by Jwolf
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Disqualified Triathlete Reported by “Race Buster”
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Disqualified Triathlete Reported by “Race Buster”

"She blames the tipster, Strava, the race director, and the State of California. Anita, you did not bike the entire course and you were caught."

She obviously has a very warped sense of reality. It's pretty scary.
by Jwolf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think about...
Replies: 25
Views: 2401

Re: what do you guys think about...

I came along after the great Wolf Island meetup which JoJo organized. I went to meetups in 3 cities, Ottawa twice. Fun times. Because of this, I know most of the people who are here now f2f. I understand about how people like fb and they are on there several times a day anyway and still following p...
by Jwolf
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think about...
Replies: 25
Views: 2401

Re: what do you guys think about...

All that said, RM (through you) has been a platform that's contributed a lot to my life through the friendships I've made here. I'd venture to say that many people on here wouldn't have accomplished a lot of their athletic success without the people they were inspired by and things they learned fro...
by Jwolf
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think about...
Replies: 25
Views: 2401

Re: what do you guys think about...

...And I'm just being honest here... As was I -- for me personally. I was not trying to speak for others who may value more of the larger community aspect. You're right that we have had a great community here and I've made some of my closest friends here-- but I'm just not sure how much effort I pe...
by Jwolf
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: what do you guys think about...
Replies: 25
Views: 2401

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 a...
by Jwolf
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Runners Knee Pain ( PFPS)
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Runners Knee Pain ( PFPS)

Physiotherapy would likely be better. Someone who does more than just give you exercises and walks away, though. Find someone who does a combination of manual therapy, things like ultrasound, TENS, maybe acupuncture, plus the exercises (stretch and strength) for home care.
by Jwolf
Fri May 25, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: IronColl runs a half in Red Deer
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: IronColl runs a half in Red Deer

Congratulations again. I am so happy for you. You worked hard and your journey was inspirational.
I was happy to be able to follow along and be there for the final show!
by Jwolf
Mon May 14, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: side stitches
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: side stitches

Welcome here! Side stitches (usually diaphragm spasms) are usually caused by over-exertion-- it's likely that she needs to slow down her pace a bit to go longer distances. Since she's so used to racing and training for the shorter distances, this is hard to get used to at first, but it will work, an...
by Jwolf
Sun May 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Volunteeer burnout (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: Volunteeer burnout (?)

I’ve had good experiences at most of the races I’ve volunteered at. Some are better than others. I should do more...
by Jwolf
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Boston 2018

2. Yuki, the men's leader, was so close behind Des. I noticed when he turned onto Hereford that's where he passed Krista. He passed Sellers (the 2nd place woman) along Boylston. They never even mentioned her name, though they did mention Krista coming in 3rd. It was her 2nd marathon ever, and she's...
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Boston 2018

Spirit Unleashed wrote:Linden won by half a mile

It was actually even more than that! Over four minutes - amazing. It’s hard to believe how much ahead she was at the end, as so many top runners were struggling.
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Boston 2018

Spirit Unleashed wrote:Whats up with Shalane! Take a 13 sec pee break and still get 6th!


Or Desiree who waited back with her at the port-a-potties to help her get back into the pack... then goes on to WIN THE RACE!!

We also don't know if it was just a pee break.
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Boston 2018

Wow Jesse!!!!! Amazing!!!! 3:28:44-- a PB on the Boston course in these conditions!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!
by Jwolf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Boston 2018

I was watching while doing my run on the treadmill-- what an exciting race! So happy for Des Linden-- I was crying watching her finish. Also really happy for Krista-- earlier in the race it didn't seem like she had a chance at the podium, and the announcers were never covering her-- I had no idea sh...
by Jwolf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: I need a speed work refresher!
Replies: 9
Views: 1408

Re: I need a speed work refresher!

She's changing it because of feedback she's received from past participants that they weren't able to pace themselves effectively for a 1-mile interval. Also, increasing by 1 mile every week was too much of an increase. I think we're starting with 6 and increasing to 8 (we only have 3 weeks of spee...
by Jwolf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: I need a speed work refresher!
Replies: 9
Views: 1408

Re: I need a speed work refresher!

The length of intervals and ratio to rest depends so much on what you're training for and what the desired effect is. For example, if someone says "mile repeats" they may be talking about something like 3 x 1 mile with 0.5 mile recovery at 5K pace, or they might mean a marathon workout lik...
by Jwolf
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Leadville 100 - good podcast race report
Replies: 0
Views: 1290

Leadville 100 - good podcast race report

I just started listening to a podcast called "BibRave" produced by two runners in Portland, OR and billed as covering "all things running and racing". It has been going for a couple years now, and I have been listening to some back episodes. Most episodes are one hour, and usuall...
by Jwolf
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Barkley Marathon 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2870

Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Gary Robbins' race report (well written) http://garyrobbinsrun.com/blog/2018/3/help-is-not-coming-the-2018-barkley-marathons If you are going to spend 90 min on a tm, Jamil Courey spent that long answering questions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fj9s-erirw Thanks-- good read for the race r...
by Jwolf
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Barkley Marathon 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2870

Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

A good article from Canadian Running:

https://runningmagazine.ca/2018-barkley ... finishers/
by Jwolf
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Barkley Marathon 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2870

Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

That's insane. The course that eats its young.

I just watched "Where dreams go to die." Highly recommended. Seems they will need to make a sequel now.
by Jwolf
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Barkley Marathon 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2870

Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

Wow, that's a huge difference between the two loops-- sounds like the conditions were really terrible. Interesting to follow, but the updates are pretty scarce-- and according to keith, "And there are many in camp who believe even Twitter is too much. The race is for the runners, not spectators...
by Jwolf
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Barkley Marathon 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2870

Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

jonovision_man wrote:Yeah the weather/conditions make it pretty bloody unlikely anyone finishes this year...


I wouldn't be so sure! Gary trains in conditions like that all winter.

He was first finishing loop! Go gary!!

#NoBugles2018
by Jwolf
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Barkley Marathon 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2870

Re: Barkley Marathon 2018

The weather sounds particularly nasty this year.
Hope Gary does well!
I'll be checking in with twitter #BM100
by Jwolf
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Garmin Forerunner Vs Garmin Vivoactive
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Re: Garmin Forerunner Vs Garmin Vivoactive

When you're ready to buy, I also recommend GPSCity.ca (assuming you are in Canada - I think .com is the US partner site) as their shipping is fast, their prices are competitive, and you can even get older/refurbished models from them if you don't want to drop a lot of $$ on your first watch. Anothe...

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