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by Vic
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Runners Knee Pain ( PFPS)
Replies: 7
Views: 5178

Re: Runners Knee Pain ( PFPS)

Habs4ever wrote:This is a pretty good video about runners knee. There is also part 2, but I can’t seem to link to it, only part 1.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Er7HFJ1AUBM

Thank you! :D
by Vic
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Runners Knee Pain ( PFPS)
Replies: 7
Views: 5178

Re: Runners Knee Pain ( PFPS)

Thank you all for your feedback. This actually helps :D
by Vic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Runners Knee Pain ( PFPS)
Replies: 7
Views: 5178

Runners Knee Pain ( PFPS)

Hi all. Few months ago ( March) I developed bilateral knee pain/tenderness right knee, assessed by sport doc, xray done which was normal. Diagnosed with SIJ Dysfunction (Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint) with leg descrepency ( right shorter than left) causig PFPS (Patellofemoral pain syndrome ),i...
by Vic
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Treadmill speed workouts
Replies: 10
Views: 11331

Re: Treadmill speed workouts

Thank you all...these details are very helpful. I suppose the best workouts for the TM are tempo, intervals, progression runs but not farteks and strides. I've never done consistent speedwork due to chronic injuries but I wonder how long in general it might take to see an improvement in speed? I kno...
by Vic
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Treadmill speed workouts
Replies: 10
Views: 11331

Re: Treadmill speed workouts

I like doing intervals on the TM as it makes the time go by faster. The link Lisa posted above is a good starting point to get some ideas. Personally, I prefer to do time-based rather than distance-based intervals, simply because it's easier for me to schedule a certain amount of time on the TM, ra...
by Vic
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Treadmill speed workouts
Replies: 10
Views: 11331

Treadmill speed workouts

Hi to all, My goal for this year is to improve speed/pace and now that the unpredictable weather is upon us - I will be using the treadmill for some of my mid-week runs , specifically for speed work. I wanted to start with farteks and strides but I don't think these would be the best workouts for th...
by Vic
Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions for first 1/2 marathon in Toronto/GTA
Replies: 15
Views: 13053

Re: Suggestions for first 1/2 marathon in Toronto/GTA

congrats on the halfM. :) When I was in your position, I found that each halfM was faster than the last simply due to consistency and adaptation. You may not need to make big changes yet, just keep doing what you're doing until you start to plateau, and then look at changing things up. Thank you ul...
by Vic
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions for first 1/2 marathon in Toronto/GTA
Replies: 15
Views: 13053

Re: Suggestions for first 1/2 marathon in Toronto/GTA

Thank you all :) I will soon start asking questions about how to improve my pace/speed :wink: Stay tuned....
by Vic
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions for first 1/2 marathon in Toronto/GTA
Replies: 15
Views: 13053

Re: Suggestions for first 1/2 marathon in Toronto/GTA

So I did! I run MEC HM. Very Slow but completed it. Now on to the next goal...speed :roll:
by Vic
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 8008

Re: Women running and safety

Very interesting discussion. I run in a safe neighborhood but a while back I read this article about woman runner who was brutally attacked close to her house in broad day light and so this can happen anytime and anywhere. I think dog or bear spray is a good idea ...as well as a self defence course.
by Vic
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 8008

Re: Women running and safety

Thank you all for your replies. I did lots of research before asking this question and I know that even carrying a bear spray in the area where there are no bears can pose a problem legally. I guess I can carry a "dog spray" (??) because I was already attached by a dog while running. The k...
by Vic
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 8008

Women running and safety

I wanted to ask if there are any women runners who can suggest devices/tools to use for safety while running ( especially in the dark) which would be legal in Canada. Obviously pepper spray and stunt guns are illegal but is there anything similar I can carry to feel safer ( but hopefully never use!)...
by Vic
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Podiatrist in Toronto/GTA
Replies: 4
Views: 10392

Re: Podiatrist in Toronto/GTA

You may want to try Olympus Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, http://olympusphysiotherapy.ca" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, 647-345-8008, they have helped 3 of my friends, 2 of which had similar problems to yours. Good luck and continued running, nothing like running. Thank you!! ...
by Vic
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: balaclava - recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3870

Re: balaclava - recommendation?

Ironboy wrote:Image


My favorite:) How long do I need to run to eat one small piece..I wonder....
by Vic
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: balaclava - recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3870

Re: balaclava - recommendation?

Dang. That Gordini balaclava looks exactly what I need! I have the CTR Mistral, and the problem with it is that it has frosts up when you cover your mouth & nose so that you can't breathe. Here it is in action, paired with a 2nd polar-fleece open-faced balaclava (it was a -30 day): http://i1217...
by Vic
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Yonge Street 10K or Sporting Life 10K
Replies: 21
Views: 5082

Re: Toronto Young Street 10K or Sporting Life 10K

I am doing the Yonge St one just because of the timing- I plan to run a half on May 3. Otherwise I normally choose sporting life because $20 goes to Camp Ooch for kids with cancer. Canada Running Series, who runs the TYS, does a stellar job. Sporting Life tends to have a few more slight hiccups, an...
by Vic
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Yonge Street 10K or Sporting Life 10K
Replies: 21
Views: 5082

Re: Toronto Young Street 10K or Sporting Life 10K

Course is the same. Only difference is the race organizer (and associated charities) and the date. Most of that will be personal preference. There are no absolutes in terms of which is better. BTW, it's Yonge, not Young. ;) Thank you! Excuse the spelling ... I was typing this before I had my mornin...
by Vic
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Yonge Street 10K or Sporting Life 10K
Replies: 21
Views: 5082

Toronto Yonge Street 10K or Sporting Life 10K

Hi to all,
I would like to register for one of the races but not sure which one? The course seems to be the same. Any comments ? Pros/Cons?
Your feedback is much appreciated.
by Vic
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: balaclava - recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3870

Re: balaclava - recommendation?

I have a Gordini Lavawool balaclava similar to this one . The thing I like about it is that it has both the opening for the nostrils and the opening for the mouth. I have another one that has the mouth opening only and it is annoying. The Gordini comes in 3 different sizes. This looks good. Will ch...
by Vic
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: balaclava - recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3870

Re: balaclava - recommendation?

Picked up the CTR Mistral Multi-Tasker Pro and was worth every penny during my morning run on Saturday .. in that -20c / -30c windchill ... :) http://www.mec.ca/product/5016-880/ctr-mistral-multi-tasker-pro-unisex/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.ne...
by Vic
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Podiatrist in Toronto/GTA
Replies: 4
Views: 10392

Re: Podiatrist in Toronto/GTA

I don't know any podiatrists but you might want to try what I did. I had pain in the ball of one foot and treated it by applying anti-inflammatory cream after running and placing foam metatarsal pads (taped in place) in my shoes. The pads should be placed behind the balls of the feet to take the pr...
by Vic
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Podiatrist in Toronto/GTA
Replies: 4
Views: 10392

Podiatrist in Toronto/GTA

Would anyone recommend a good podiatrist in GTA/Toronto who specializes in running sport injuries? I have issues with metatarsalgia..
Thank you!
by Vic
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: balaclava - recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3870

Re: balaclava - recommendation?

yes- the 1st place I checked is MEC. Thank you.
I need to get there...but its been too cold lately :D
by Vic
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: balaclava - recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 3870

balaclava - recommendation?

Hi to all,
I am looking for balaclava with thin, wind resistant, breathable moisture wicking material. It has to be made for a small head, i.e. snag fit (women’s or unisex)
Any recommendations? Thanks
by Vic
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Suggestions for first 1/2 marathon in Toronto/GTA
Replies: 15
Views: 13053

Re: Suggestions for first 1/2 marathon in Toronto/GTA

Bear in mind that most beginner half plans top out around 18 km for the long run. I would be more concerned about being recovered from your injuries before ramping things up. Thanks Joe.This is so try for me. Because of my chronic injuries I always sign up for races at the last minute because I nev...

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