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by jgore
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Pancake Tuesday
Replies: 23
Views: 1158

Re: Pancake Tuesday

erinmcd wrote:I set my alarm clock for 4:45pm instead of 4:45am, so I missed my run this morning. I'll have to go out tonight......


Time to switch to a 24-hour clock.
by jgore
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Crazy deals at MEC
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: Crazy deals at MEC

trixiee wrote:Nice! I wonder if they have some on-line deals too!?


There's a "clearance" link on their homepage. As of right now, 1000+ items. A small selection box at the top of the page for different sorting options.
by jgore
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: New Balance Replacement model numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 7169

Re: New Balance Replacement model numbers

Ask at a Running Room or other running-specific store. New Balance used to go through a sequence with each model when they did their yearly "updates"; 760, 761, 762... 769, then drop back to 760 and start over again. However, a couple of years ago they changed model numbers on a lot of the...
by jgore
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Hi Guys. 5 year layoff may have worked.
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Re: Hi Guys. 5 year layoff may have worked.

Hi Maniacs! Ages since I was on here. Really bad ITB problems progressed from 07 to 08 then early 09 I severely tore my groin in the gym in a way they call a 'career ending injury' in soccer. I tried a few times but always had really bad pain after a couple of weeks, but last year I got up to 8 mil...
by jgore
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sports Drinks - useless or worse? (TV alert: Marketplace)
Replies: 100
Views: 5509

Re: Sports Drinks - useless or worse? (TV alert: Marketplace

Spirit wrote:I know people who sit in meetings and drink Gatorade.


Those must be tough meetings.
by jgore
Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Yukon Arctic Ultra
Replies: 20
Views: 4710

Re: Yukon Arctic Ultra

That's unfortunate. It sucks that it was equipment failure that stopped you, but you made the right choice. Nice surprise birthday gift for Kim. :wink:
by jgore
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Music While Running
Replies: 53
Views: 4430

Re: Music While Running

dgrant wrote:Love
White Fence
The Dirtbombs - no man alive can listen to this song without wanting to go out and fistfight a goddamn rhinoceros


You been hangin' out with Timothy Leary?
by jgore
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Music While Running
Replies: 53
Views: 4430

Re: Music While Running

I rarely listen to music outside, even on long runs. I prefer to be aware of the surrounding sounds and lose myself in my thoughts. BUT today I'm going to pass the miles w/ Jim Cuddy and Blue Rodeo because I'm going to see them in concert tonight! Can't wait!!! I've had the biggest crush on Jim sin...
by jgore
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Teacher missing after run
Replies: 116
Views: 10417

Re: Teacher missing after run

But you know mothers... they think a road race of any distance is a "marathon." ;) :lol: Plus, I don't think my husband (who has been at every single one of my races, either racing or spectating) could tell you how many marathons I've run. Never mind my mother. One thing that makes me thi...
by jgore
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 1/2 Training Plan Question . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: 1/2 Training Plan Question . . .

That looks like a 'To Complete' plan because you never actually run half-marathon distance until race day. Why not follow the schedule, but if your long runs are already longer than what is on the schedule, keep them longer throughout. That way you'll have run farther than 21.1K before race day, pos...
by jgore
Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Exercise during the holidays.
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Exercise during the holidays.

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by jgore
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Your Favourite Winter Running Jacket
Replies: 33
Views: 10000

Re: Your Favourite Winter Running Jacket

I just wear a light shell and change up the layers underneath. +1 Even "light shells" can be tricky. They need to block the wind and yet breathe. So suggestions for brands would be great. North Face? Mine is Adidas. It is not waterproof, just a windshell targeted for running. Waterproof-b...
by jgore
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Your Favourite Winter Running Jacket
Replies: 33
Views: 10000

Re: Your Favourite Winter Running Jacket

Avis wrote:In a unisex/mens' top, I can usually wear a small, if it's got plenty of room in the hip area. :wink:


This is Andy you're talking about. Big hips aren't the first thing that come to mind.
by jgore
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Perth Kilt Run 2014: registration is open.
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Perth Kilt Run 2014: registration is open.

It's a fun event. Looks like they have raised the cap to 3000 runners this year.

Perth Kilt Run
by jgore
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ragnar Relay Ontario
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Ragnar Relay Ontario

I don't know if anyone has posted this yet.

May 30 - 31 (That's a Friday & Saturday.)
Cobourg to Niagara Falls.

You can tell it's an American group putting it on as all distances are listed in miles.

Ragnar Relay Ontario
by jgore
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Need some advice
Replies: 14
Views: 2937

Re: Need some advice

HCcD wrote:
Irongirl wrote:I see some great massage therapists downtown (so, during/before/after work) at Metcalfe Massage therapy.


Ask for Angela and tell her that I sent you .... :shifty: :lol: :wink:


Why would they want to pay double?
by jgore
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: Carpal Tunnel or...?
Replies: 17
Views: 3182

Re: Carpal Tunnel or...?

Miss*Smiles wrote:You should book an appointment with Terri... ;)


Yup. See a therapist or doctor. Don't let it get worse.
by jgore
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 58
Views: 24676

Re: Cadence

Pat Menzies wrote:Apparently counting steps or trying to land on a beat is a good way to get injured. People subconsciously stamp down with the foot they use to keep time.


Are you being facetious? I've never heard/read that.
by jgore
Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 58
Views: 24676

Re: Cadence

One caution with this: We all have a tendancy to run downhill with big, long strides, because it feels fast (and fun). +1, first race I ever ran was a 10k that had a steep downhill and I ran it with big floaty strides. Buggered up my knee for months. I'm the opposite. My very short stride was alway...
by jgore
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 58
Views: 24676

Re: Cadence

Unfortunately, the Running Room discontinued a watch they made that had a cadence timer - basically, a built-in metronome - but they mislabeled the function as "Pace". ( I've told them for years that they need an editor who actually knows the English language. ) A small metronome would wor...
by jgore
Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Kenyans chase and catch cheetahs
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Kenyans chase and catch cheetahs

jonovision_man wrote:... Cheetahs are especially easy, since they sprint for 20 seconds then spend the rest of the afternoon recovering.


You run down a lot cheetahs in Whitby, do you?
by jgore
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: tight quads
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: tight quads

A runner in a clinic I taught years ago turned out to have compartment syndrome and he had no pain. His lower legs would feel numb and you'd hear a slapping sound as his feet hit the ground. He wound up quitting the clinic, which, I think, was training for a 10K. This was in his first year of runnin...
by jgore
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: From the heart
Replies: 21
Views: 1960

Re: From the heart

I'm glad to you see that you came through it and are healthy enough to run again. It does serve as a cautionary tale and a good reminder to make sure we get check-ups regularly.
by jgore
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: tight quads
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: tight quads

Hi. Welcome to RunningMania. I had a similar problem - on-going back pain - for almost 20 years until a massage therapist diagnosed a problem with my left hip-flexor. Her prescription was different from that you were given and worked like a charm. However, I've never had the super-tight quads feelin...
by jgore
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Why Marathoners (Especially Men) Are "Irrational" Runners
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

Re: Why Marathoners (Especially Men) Are "Irrational" Runner

jonovision_man wrote:What's rational about running when nothing is chasing you?


:D

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