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by markB
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Question about pronating
Replies: 13
Views: 554

I think figuring out shoes is trial and error for most people. The RR told me I was an over-pronator when I bought my first pair of shoes, so I ran in stability shoes for the first little while. They were ok, but I found them a little too clunky. Now I'm running in a neutral shoe with very little cu...
by markB
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Edmonton: First annual Run Until You Drop
Replies: 37
Views: 2112

If I'm not in Banff that weekend, and if I'm not totally dead from my race the week before, I'm in.
by markB
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The NCM Pace Bunny & Volunteer Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 712

hey volunteers- i look forward to seeing you there. im doing this race!!!
by markB
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: pondering...
Replies: 21
Views: 1998

Le Grizz 50 miler (montana) is in October... I think. It's supposed to be a good one.
by markB
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: who's doing blackfoot in 2008??
Replies: 29
Views: 2374

Still undecided. If i do register for anything it'll be the 50k though.
by markB
Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Trail Running Destinations?
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

Trail runner has a 'Destinations' section on their website with articles about different places: http://www.trailrunnermag.com/article_list.php?id=2 Last summer I got to run in Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona, and it was all awesome, but my favorite was Utah. SLC was a great jumping off point- man...
by markB
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Super Snowy Monday!
Replies: 48
Views: 1210

good morning!

if any of you in the storm zone has the time to post some pics, that would be cool. i love blizzard aftermath photos.

i'm up late studying for my last final. freedom comes in 8 hours! might go for an easy trail run this afternoon if i'm not too tired.
by markB
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: 5Peaks 2008 Schedule
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

RonPerth wrote:I wish you'd have some longer races, like 25km or so. If the driving will take more time than the race, its a no-go.
Ron


ditto.
by markB
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Winter Running Socks
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Jo-Jo wrote:I love Smart Wool :D


!!! i got a thicker-than-normal pair and they're awesome for winter.
by markB
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Vancouver Stanley Park Seawall
Replies: 22
Views: 1071

I didn't realize that storm had such devastating effects to warrant the closing of part of the seawall!
by markB
Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: problem solving
Replies: 138
Views: 11590

Hi. Nobody will like this suggestion, but it might help a lot.

Get rid of the NRR forum. If somebody wants to start their own RunningManiaSocial.com forum, then NRR conversations and arguments can stay there and keep this site free of it.
by markB
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Please help me win a new Tri bike
Replies: 9
Views: 641

you got my vote! very classy design.
by markB
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hey Edmonton!
Replies: 34
Views: 739

i'm too round to consider a halfM right now.
by markB
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: looking for a new goal...
Replies: 86
Views: 2003

how about this august 50k (or 50mi) in montana. I ran some trails around Butte last summer and it was amazing. I bet that race would be great.
by markB
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: the non-running club
Replies: 110
Views: 5983

i'm a member right now. my lazy arse hasn't made it out the door 3 times in the past month. :?
by markB
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: What do you eat when you're studying?
Replies: 20
Views: 1157

i'm all about sugar snap peas, baby carrots, and broccoli for study snacks. it's especially fun to eat them on the 'quiet' floors of the library.
by markB
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Wildlife on the trails
Replies: 18
Views: 1552

I think only 13 people have been killed by cougars in North America since 1910 so your probably fairly safe. :wink: but all of those are in the west, yeah? A few years ago a runner in Canmore was killed by a cougar. I looked into this stuff a while ago. Here's what I found: Grizzly: play dead. atta...
by markB
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Bandits - like 'em or loose 'em?
Replies: 94
Views: 4706

If the bandit doesn't use course aid stations and doesn't restrict anyone from running their race, then I really couldn't give a carp about them. I don't see anything wrong with it. But this is coming from a guy who sneaks into movies at the megaplex every week and actually feels good about it. :twi...
by markB
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: best way to get fast for a 5k
Replies: 6
Views: 769

i just came in from a 5k trial at what i figure would be close to race pace - coming in at 23:20 My dream goal is to crack 20:00, but I'll be happy finishing around 22:00.

thanks for the advice. I'll probably focus on 800s and tempos and do that workout you suggested. again, thanks.
by markB
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: best way to get fast for a 5k
Replies: 6
Views: 769

best way to get fast for a 5k

I'm reg'd for a 5k 8 weeks from sunday. At present I'm not fast at all, but I'd like to change that. One training plan I found was Hal Higdon's 5k intermediate plan ( http://www.halhigdon.com/5K%20Training/5-Kinter.htm ), but I really don't know whether it's gonna be any good for me. I guess I'm loo...
by markB
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: how to keep my insoles inside my shoes?
Replies: 8
Views: 683

i used a glue gun and my insoles didn't move at all during my 15km this afternoon. problem solved, thanks :)
by markB
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: how to keep my insoles inside my shoes?
Replies: 8
Views: 683

thanks for the kind offer, Andy, but I prefer NEW insoles. No offence... ;)

Shortie, I'm not sure how I'll be able to use duct tape to solve this one, but I do admit that duct tape usually solves my blistering problems. Thanks for the tips guys :)
by markB
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: how to keep my insoles inside my shoes?
Replies: 8
Views: 683

how to keep my insoles inside my shoes?

i got a new pair of shoes and the thin insole in the left shoe keeps coming out. As i run it slowly inches its way up behind my heel until it's high enough to rub my achilles. I'm then forced to take the shoe off and reposition the insole. Except for this little glitch, the shoes are great- best I'v...
by markB
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Gear Boy's Canadian Death Race
Replies: 17
Views: 1017

you're a hard man, Stuart. well done and great race report.

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