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by turd ferguson
Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Resolution Run
Replies: 14
Views: 1011

I'm doing Calgary as well - that's amazing that it's sold out. It wasn't that long ago that it was a relatively small number of fanatics trying to explain to our families our "new" new years eve plans. Running Angel - if you're near LAX I recommend hiding under a bed or desk. I've spend time in some...
by turd ferguson
Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Runners World or Running Times?
Replies: 37
Views: 15352

I agree with the posts so far - RW is more mass-market, beginner oriented. It's also very repetitive, in that if you read it continuously for more than a year or you won't read anything new. It reminds me of how Mad magazine used to cobble together old articles to do special "new" issues now and the...
by turd ferguson
Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Winter Marathoning Tips by Patrick McCrann
Replies: 17
Views: 1348

"Ice the Competition"

RW has some good tips this month - for temps dropping into the 40's and even into the 30's.

Such as: add hat and gloves to regular racing attire (5k)
or: half tights and polypropylene shirt (marathoner)

I guess their target audience is Houston and Atlanta.
by turd ferguson
Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What should I do?????
Replies: 28
Views: 1836

IRL I'm just a dull corporate lawyer, runner and father. I'm just a huge Sopranos and E Street fan (hence the Silvio Dante / Little Steven avatar).
by turd ferguson
Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Moe's Sunday Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2554

10 miles along the Bow River. It's 18 below now but sunny, high of -1 forecast.
by turd ferguson
Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Winter Marathoning Tips by Patrick McCrann
Replies: 17
Views: 1348

The highway's jammed with broken heroes...

I've seen Bruce about a dozen times dating back to Toronto in '84, and I saw The Rising tour three times (Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto)

I'm hooked on the Sopranos as well although like most people "Long Term Parking" shook me up.
by turd ferguson
Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What should I do?????
Replies: 28
Views: 1836

Let that be a lesson.
by turd ferguson
Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Winter Marathoning Tips by Patrick McCrann
Replies: 17
Views: 1348

I agree with Run26.2 When its cold, icy and/or dark I know that I'm a runner. Anyone can run on a warm day in May- character is built between November and March.
by turd ferguson
Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What should I do?????
Replies: 28
Views: 1836

If you use the membership then even at $50+ a month its worth it. If you've ever had a membership that you didn't use you know what I mean. I've been a member at a cheaper gym (e.g. no classes, long lineups for machines, no towels, no soap, broken machines) and it was money down the drain. Other thi...
by turd ferguson
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Catch The Elves - Pictures now added in last post
Replies: 28
Views: 1949

I caught two of the elves and I'm not sure what to do with them next. What do elves eat?

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by turd ferguson
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: vent - coworker that doesn't run but has a 10^6 excuses...
Replies: 61
Views: 7899

Let me be a complete contrarian here - why don't you invite him for a run. Either he declines, in which case you're probably no worse off, or he accepts, in which case you can show off your skills. There's a lot of people who say things like "I used to run" or "I could run" - one way to shut them up...
by turd ferguson
Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Glenmore Reservoir
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Thanks jgore - you wouldn't know today I had a job writing html code for four months once. Dstew - I agree that the downtown pathways are better in the winter but I like the reservoir so much that its too tempting on nice days. I haven't done as much Elbow running and never in the winter - is it cle...
by turd ferguson
Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Glenmore Reservoir
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Glenmore Reservoir

I mentioned in anothe thread that I was going around the Reservoir today. It turned out to be a very good run, beautiful sun the whole way and very warm. As always, finish at the *$ at Glenmore. The usual sections are iced up. From the 37th street parking lot, all through the weaselhead and up the h...
by turd ferguson
Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: So you want to be a marathoner
Replies: 3
Views: 759

I completely agree with Frank Shorter's comment on having to forget how it felt. When I finished Red Deer in 2004 (crampy but upright) I said "I have to remember how this feels!!" and within 15 minutes I was planning the next one.
by turd ferguson
Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Absolutely Sunday !!!
Replies: 40
Views: 1152

Nine degrees and sunny (nice change from the last week) - headed for the reservoir, 16k at least and a little longer if I'm feeling spunky and decide to go over the dam instead of the causeway.
by turd ferguson
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Welcome to our newest members...
Replies: 42
Views: 1687

I'm a new member as well. I posted a profile at ( http://www.runningmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2996 (hopefully that link works) Everyone here has been very friendly and welcoming - glad to be a member of the community. GammaJ - where are you located? I was in Atikokan for a long time and got to...
by turd ferguson
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Some advice required.
Replies: 31
Views: 5391

Of all the races I've been in I've never seen prizes for walkers. How would you police that? They get participation medals, food, schwag, etc. but prizes are for first across the line. One runner I know said that having a race for walkers was like having a contest for seeing who could whisper the lo...
by turd ferguson
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Manitoba Marathon
Replies: 17
Views: 4029

It wouldn't have been my first sub-4, but it was my first summer marathon. I knew to expect some trouble with the heat but had no idea.

Maybe I'll stick with my calgary advantage of running at altitude?
by turd ferguson
Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Stability Balls as a chair?
Replies: 28
Views: 2678

I'm using a 65 cm fitter ball (I'm 6') Our office manager can't quite understand why I'm giving up on my Aeron chair (which probably cost more than my car) for a $45 toy. Once you get comfortable with the ball, you can start doing things like rolling around, kneeling on it, doing little crunches. I ...
by turd ferguson
Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Manitoba Marathon
Replies: 17
Views: 4029

I ran manitoba for the first time this year (third marathon overall). I had a great 20 mile run and a really tough 6 mile walk. Not long after the water station on Lyndale, I just couldn't run any more. I was on track for a sub-4 time (my goal) but the heat was just too much. After the first mile or...
by turd ferguson
Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Need Help: MP3 vs Ipod
Replies: 25
Views: 2723

I have the MUVO for running. 256M is about right for a 2 hour run, I just pick the songs I want to hear on that run and I'm good to go. The next run, new songs. I can stick it in a pocket and ignore the controls (since I just picked the songs I don't need to forward it) I have an IPOD mini for ridin...
by turd ferguson
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Melissa's 22km
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

It's a great race and a fun day. The start and finish are at the Banff recreation grounds, just across the river from downtown. There's music, food, and fun all day. It's one of those rare events where you can bring the family and they can stay entertained while you're out on the course. Beer tent! ...

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