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by ratherawkward
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Saturday, in the park...
Replies: 30
Views: 2279

Re: Saturday, in the park...

Calling for rain, thunderstorms and heat here as well, which is a bummer since our annual street party is today. Got 6k in first thing while the weather was still cooperative (although heating up...).
by ratherawkward
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Crappy weather = no Sunday thread?
Replies: 37
Views: 2037

Re: Crappy weather = no Sunday thread?

Nicely done, mas_runner ! ETA: And robinandamelia , too! 10km for me at the peak of the pouring rain, since I only had one window to squeeze it in between Father's Day breakfast for DH and a kiddie birthday party this afternoon. It was alright - within about 2 minutes I was so wet I kind of forgot I...
by ratherawkward
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Its a sunny Saturday
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Its a sunny Saturday

Absolutely glorious. 5k this morning, then spent most of the day outside with DS and his friend.
by ratherawkward
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands
Replies: 67
Views: 5163

Re: Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands

On the STWM site, the last I checked they're saying the eastern half of the course is subject to change due to construction - they don't have it finalized yet.
by ratherawkward
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Don't make me start the THURSDAY thread!
Replies: 27
Views: 1490

Re: Don't make me start the THURSDAY thread!

4.5k at 5:30 this morning - managed to get it in before the worst of the rain set in. Also walked Pottery Road hill twice later in the day (once at lunch and once going home... always opportunities for hill training when you work at the bottom of one!).
by ratherawkward
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands
Replies: 67
Views: 5163

Re: Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands

Actually, all the signs in the neighbourhood say the construction goes until December 2014. :shock:
by ratherawkward
Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Terrific Tuesday
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: Terrific Tuesday

Tuesdays are a tricky day for me at the moment, so I'm considering it a major win that I squeezed in 4km before dinner.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Jamix's Super Sprint Triathlon (2nd place!)
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Jamix's Super Sprint Triathlon (2nd place!)

Fantastic result!
by ratherawkward
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Slept-in Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Slept-in Sunday

Missed my usual window of opportunity for an early-morning run since we stayed up late playing Cards Against Humanity last night. Run will now have to be in the afternoon by the time we get DS's swim lessons out of the way. Hoping I can turn this bug into a feature and see if my sister can run with ...
by ratherawkward
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands
Replies: 67
Views: 5163

Re: Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands

Anybody have anything good to say about this race? :o Actually, I was well aware of its mixed reviews when I signed up - it just falls right when I'd be running my first 30k in marathon training anyhow, so it seemed like a fun way to do a training run. With it moving to the island, it'll be more fun...
by ratherawkward
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands
Replies: 67
Views: 5163

Midsummer Night's Run moves to Toronto Islands

Interesting... apparently due to the construction around the Leslie St/Cherry St areas, the Midsummer Night's Run is moving to the island for "at least the 2013 race year". I've never done this event before, but I have to say, apart from crowding on the ferries, this seems like a potential...
by ratherawkward
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Terrific Tuesday!
Replies: 24
Views: 1087

Re: Terrific Tuesday!

4k this evening... the day got away from me a bit!
by ratherawkward
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: May 2013 Training Goals
Replies: 21
Views: 5382

Re: May 2013 Training Goals

Schedule shows 156km, but I'll settle for less - just want to stay healthy as I work towards the TO Women's Half on the 26th. Also trying to be more diligent on strength training on my off days. Failed big on the strength training - I really, really need to get my act together on that - but otherwi...
by ratherawkward
Mon May 27, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Ottawa Marathon 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 934

Re: Ottawa Marathon 2013

Fantastic result and congrats on the PB! Sounds like that BQ is right on the horizon for you.
by ratherawkward
Mon May 27, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Saskatchewan (half) Marathon 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: Saskatchewan (half) Marathon 2013

Nice run! And any time an "ungodly hill at the finish" is eliminated, that's a good thing.
by ratherawkward
Mon May 27, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Sulphur Springs 50k
Replies: 14
Views: 958

Re: Sulphur Springs 50k

Amazing job, especially considering you were dealing with IT issues. Congrats on a great first ultra!
by ratherawkward
Mon May 27, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Lisa P earns her bunny ears!
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Lisa P earns her bunny ears!

Great job, and great report! It sounds like so much fun... inspiration to work on my own pacing so that maybe one day I can do something like this.
by ratherawkward
Mon May 27, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 2013 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend:Pace Bunny Team Report
Replies: 33
Views: 2417

Re: 2013 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend:Pace Bunny Team Report

I'm blown away by how accurate the bunnies were! Well done, all!
by ratherawkward
Mon May 27, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Toronto Women's Half - what a difference a year makes!
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

Toronto Women's Half - what a difference a year makes!

I ran the Toronto Women's Half yesterday; this was my third half-marathon, and I ran this event last year as my first-ever half. There were several differences leading into the race between last year and this year - some good (better trained, despite having missed a lot of April to sickness this yea...
by ratherawkward
Mon May 27, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 100 miles -- OrleansRunner's report
Replies: 61
Views: 4406

Re: 100 miles -- OrleansRunner's report

Amazing job! What a huge accomplishment.
by ratherawkward
Sun May 26, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race day Sunday
Replies: 45
Views: 3465

Re: Race day Sunday

New half PR of 2:10:53 for me today - race report to follow!
by ratherawkward
Sun May 26, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race day Sunday
Replies: 45
Views: 3465

Race day Sunday

I'm up and getting ready to head out for the Toronto Women's Half. Sun is rising, day will be cool: it's PR conditions, but we'll see if I'm in PR condition or not. Looking forward to a fun day either way! Good luck to all those racing in Ottawa, and elsewhere.
by ratherawkward
Fri May 24, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Fast Times Friday
Replies: 19
Views: 2464

Re: Fast Times Friday

Hectic day to cap off a busy week - no running today, as I get ready for the TO Women's Half on Sunday (thankfully no travelling involved for me). Weather report is looking just right!
by ratherawkward
Mon May 20, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Monday Holiday!
Replies: 19
Views: 2095

Re: Monday Holiday!

Got in a peppy 10k yesterday; rest day today but I've got some yardwork to do. Starting to obsessively check the weather report for next weekend's half!
by ratherawkward
Sun May 12, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunday to run and say Happy Mother's Day
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: Sunday to run and say Happy Mother's Day

Celebrated Mothers' Day by getting to sleep in before my run - 20k while DH took DS to swimming. A little rain, a little sun, a LOT of wind, but made it back to my own porch about 30 seconds before the hail started.

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