Search found 2025 matches

by gwnorth
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ohh this is tough getting back!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

I'm in the same boat. Today was my first run since my last race in June. I swam 2-3x a week for the entire summer and managed spin classes 3x a week until mid-July but I've basically been vegging for the past month and a half. I have never taken off that amount of time before. I managed 8k/1 hour on...
by gwnorth
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Busy Busy Tuesday
Replies: 56
Views: 2084

Sorry this is a little long, but this is my first time posting probably since the beginning of July. Training went well until mid-July when dh went on vacation for 2 weeks and after that I just couldn't get myself back in the groove. At that point I was spinning and swimming 3x a week each but no ru...
by gwnorth
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: 305 Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

I was having a bit of a similar issue with my 301 lately. The data would upload to Training Centre and I could view it, but as soon as I closed the program the data was gone. It wouldn't save it. The next time I uploaded data it would have to re-send all my activities back to that point. This starte...
by gwnorth
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Your white-knuckle speed
Replies: 35
Views: 2147

I like the feeling of speed, but my comfort zone is mid-50's. I wiped out at around 30 kph after hitting a speed bump last year and it's still in the back of my mind. Plus the roads I ride are back country roads and they tend not to be in the best of repair.
by gwnorth
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: What shades do you use?
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

I'm a heavy sweater and I find that my lenses tend to fog. Any recommendations for lenses that won't fog? I've seen some Adidas ones that have vents at the top of the frames, but they are way expensive. On the other hand, since I'll also be wearing them for riding I should probably go for prescripti...
by gwnorth
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Meet Suzi
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Congrats on your new purchase. Very pretty. Enjoy.
by gwnorth
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: My First Tri (pics added)
Replies: 27
Views: 1348

Congrats on completing your first race. A really good result too.
by gwnorth
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Anyone doing Gravenhurt - Sunday, July 13th, 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1187

Why not come to Grimsby on July 20th (Trisport Subaru series)? It's closer than Welland. I am told that with the exception of one hill (possibly monster cough cough but I haven't seen it), the bike is flat as is the run and the water is shallow and the swim course runs parallel to the shore. I'm pla...
by gwnorth
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: When not to wear bike shorts
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

I'v swum in my tri shorts in a pool tri and had no problems. I also have no problems running in my bike shorts. While the furthest I've ridden in my tri shorts is 40k I don't feel a difference on the bike between them and my bike shorts. As for lubrication, I've recently discovered that Chamois Butt...
by gwnorth
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Police ticket thousands in bike blitz (GTA)
Replies: 26
Views: 1414

I wish there had been a cop around the other evening at dusk to ticket the cyclist dressed in black and riding with no lights, reflectors, or helmet. She was barely visible. To me, that's just a death wish.
by gwnorth
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: First Open Water Swim
Replies: 21
Views: 1399

Re: First Open Water Swim

Congrats on conquering your first open water swim. So glad it went well for you. I too love my Blue Seventy Reaction wetsuit. . Only problem I really felt it in my lower back, Andrea said that does happen due to the changes in body position, I noticed that to, so I need to engage my core more to cha...
by gwnorth
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Wet-suit purchasing
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

I got mine at Ironman Canada last year - a Blue Seventy Reaction. I paid $300 for it - maybe I got hosed, but given this sport is so expensive, at this point, it's a mute point! It's good. That's about all I have to say about it - that, and oh, it was HELL to try on - in a tent, on a hot day - I ha...
by gwnorth
Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Racing In The Rain
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Racing In The Rain

It looks like I will most likely be doing my race on Saturday in the rain unless it gets called for thunder showers. Any logistical or racing advice for handling the rain? I mostly concerned about keeping me and my gear dry before the race starts and how I'm going to manage to get my wetsuit on stan...
by gwnorth
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: I am the proud new owner of my very own...
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

that's the same one I own and for what it's worth, it's a good one! (like I know any different! HA!) Congrats! It's what they rented out last year so I have swum in it before though there have been some updates to it for this year. Despite how difficult it was to put on, I was really happy with the...
by gwnorth
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: I am the proud new owner of my very own...
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

I am the proud new owner of my very own...

wetsuit! No more rentals for me. I guess that means I better continue doing tris to justify the purchase. Dh presented me with a home made coupon redeemable for a wetsuit for my birthday this week. I had already arranged for a rental for my race this weekend so when I went in to pick it up today I d...
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Muskoka 70.3 Roll Call
Replies: 19
Views: 1613

Re: Muskoka 70.3 Roll Call

Registered : BJH La scrumhalfgirl cinc cinc's DH, Dave 1triatatime Registered but won't be doing it since I am moving to another province TriJenn I'm officially out. I sent my request to cancel my registration. Unfortunately all I will get back is $75.00 US but I guess it's better than nothing.
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 2 sweet chicks and 1 crabby Broad - FULL REPORT - w/pics p2
Replies: 62
Views: 2083

Great work ladies. It sounds like you all had a lot of fun. Great work.
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: ironboy's first triathlon - Riverkeeper Olympic 2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4223

Congratulations on a really strong race.
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Binbrook - Try-a-tri - June 15th, 2008
Replies: 18
Views: 861

Way to go Annette. You raced smart and that's a big accomplishment considering all the different components to the race. Great work. I look forward to reading more of your race reports.
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Muskoka Chase: Oh, the HILLS! (photo p. 2)
Replies: 39
Views: 1610

Congratulations La on a really strong race. You really rocked the run but that's no surpirse to me with how well you've been running this year. Great work.
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Binbrook Triathlon - final test before Guelph Oly
Replies: 15
Views: 4666

Congrats on a strong race. Great work and it looks like you learned a lot of lessons that will help you during your next race.
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Jo-Jo, I don't know whether to...
Replies: 28
Views: 1134

That took guts conquering the swim. Good for you. Congratulations on sticking with it and not giving up. Great work.
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: My First Olympic Tri - Wasa BC
Replies: 18
Views: 869

Another WOW from me. What a fantastic result, sub 3 in your first Oly tri. That's amazing and it looks like your training is right on track for Muskoka. Congratulations on a really strong race.
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Riverkeeper? I barely know 'er!: JLA's first Oly tri
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Wow what an impressive debut for your first Oly tri! That's a fabulous result. Great work.
by gwnorth
Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: FishHogs - Muskoka Chase Race Report
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Congrats Fish on a strong race. All that training you've been putting in is starting to pay off. Hills are also my fear but at least I have plenty around here to ride on if I want to. Does your computrainer have a hills profile?

Go to advanced search