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by ratherawkward
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: White Rabbit Thursday
Replies: 20
Views: 883

Re: White Rabbit Thursday

3.5k of fartlek, I guess - running along with DS who's still learning to ride his bike without training wheels, so the pace varied from walk to flat-out sprint. Hoping to get the chance to fit in another 5k or so later today.
by ratherawkward
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: August 2013 Training Goals
Replies: 24
Views: 4907

Re: August 2013 Training Goals

My August schedule says 217km; anything in the 200+ range would be by far my biggest mileage month ever, so I'll say my August goal is any 3-digit number beginning with a 2.
by ratherawkward
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: July 2013 Training goals
Replies: 19
Views: 4347

Re: July 2013 Training goals

Between birthdays (the little guy's and mine) at the beginning of the month and the heatwave in the middle, July was a bit of a bust, mileage-wise. 91.5km in total - less than half of what I'd planned.
by ratherawkward
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What's Up Wednesday?
Replies: 27
Views: 947

Re: What's Up Wednesday?

Going to bed last night, I felt so tired and beat-up that I didn't set my alarm, figuring I'd skip my run this morning. However, I felt much better on waking up, so managed to squeeze in 4.5 k of modest hills before DH had to leave for work.
by ratherawkward
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday...
Replies: 26
Views: 1283

Re: Tuesday...

6k first thing this morning, then walking around Centre Island all day with the little guy. I'm ready to put my feet up!
by ratherawkward
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Monday Mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 544

Re: Monday Mountains

NoQuit wrote:After such an inspirational first post, this is a little embarrassing but..... Uh.... Rest day. :oops:


Me too. But this week has a mountain ahead... the first time marathon training takes me into 'longest run ever' territory coming up on the weekend with a 23k long run.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Mixed emotions - newbie's Tely 10 milers
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: Mixed emotions - newbie's Tely 10 milers

at the 10k mark and was way ahead of my goal at 1:05. That's where it all fell apart


I think this might be part of it... maybe went out too fast? The unexpectedly warm weather probably played a part too. Either way, congrats on finishing!
by ratherawkward
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunrise Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: Sunrise Sunday

19k turned into 20 when my route wound up a little further from home than expected. Gorgeous morning for it!
by ratherawkward
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Saturday on the beautiful west coast
Replies: 24
Views: 885

Re: Saturday on the beautiful west coast

7k this morning, followed by some yardwork.
by ratherawkward
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tempo Thursday
Replies: 20
Views: 707

Re: Tempo Thursday

Shuffled the schedule around to take a rest day today, since yesterday's run wound up MUCH speedier than expected.
by ratherawkward
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wednesday
Replies: 20
Views: 738

Re: Wednesday

Glorious morning - 10k tempo, first time I've run fast in weeks. Amazing the difference a drop in the temperature makes!
by ratherawkward
Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 25
Views: 991

Re: Tuesday

6k this morning... trying to get back on track after being derailed by the heat wave last week.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Top 10 running fashion faux pas
Replies: 82
Views: 4278

Re: Top 10 running fashion faux pas

I am occasionally guilty of the loose-hair thing (see avatar), and I do wear a little makeup for races (photos). If I go for a run at lunch or after work, I'll be in full makeup, but hey, it beats skipping a run. I wear a water belt for long runs, too... it's not a fashion show.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The runners wave?
Replies: 56
Views: 3799

Re: The runners wave?

I try to at least make eye contact/smile. Very early in the morning, when there are fewer people about, or if the weather's really crummy, I'm more likely to go for the actual wave. In my experience, the least likely to reciprocate are women late 20s-early 40s who look very thin and put-together (an...
by ratherawkward
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunny Sunday
Replies: 28
Views: 1162

Re: Sunny Sunday

16k this morning, after having taken most of the week off due to the heatwave. Glorious out there today!
by ratherawkward
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wilting Wednesday
Replies: 25
Views: 871

Re: Wilting Wednesday

It was already a humidex of 35 when I got up at 4:50 this morning. Poked my head out the door and could hardly breathe with the humidity... scrapped the run plan for today and will do a strength workout after work instead. This is the kind of weather that makes me wish we had space for a treadmill...
by ratherawkward
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Monday Monday
Replies: 25
Views: 788

Re: Monday Monday

6km first thing this morning. Gross.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hot Sunday
Replies: 21
Views: 737

Hot Sunday

Nobody yet? I was planning on 6k today but couldn't face it when I stepped out the door - it was so muggy and still. Going to do an indoor strength workout instead.
by ratherawkward
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Rainy Saturday
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Rainy Saturday

16k this morning - decided to flip today and tomorrow on the schedule since tomorrow's going to be hotter.
by ratherawkward
Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Muggy Monday
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Muggy Monday

After a few days off, went out at 6am for what turned into only 6k, rather than the 8 I was aiming for. I felt like I was running through soup! There was a lot more walking involved than usual, but at least I got it done.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sunday, last day of June
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

Re: Sunday, last day of June

13k today, including a nice stretch down the middle of closed-off-for-Pride Church Street.
by ratherawkward
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Fitness Calculator - How Old Are You ??
Replies: 38
Views: 1223

Re: Fitness Calculator - How Old Are You ??

It doesn't like my waist measurement at all. I got 37, but seeing as I'll turn 43 in less than two weeks, I'll take it.
by ratherawkward
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wonderful Wednesday!
Replies: 24
Views: 609

Re: Wonderful Wednesday!

Got out the door around 5:45am for 10k before it got too hot/sunny. Turned into a tempo run for about the 4k-8k section... including 2k at just about 10k race pace, which I was pleasantly surprised to manage given the temps.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for keeping pace in check ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

Re: Tips for keeping pace in check ?

How many days per week are you running right now? I'm finding that adding an extra day is keeping my pace moderate, since I'm rarely running on fresh legs.
by ratherawkward
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Muggy muggy Sunday
Replies: 22
Views: 1299

Re: Muggy muggy Sunday

Stayed up too late to get up as early as I should have, so it was a muggy 10k by the time I got moving after 7am. Fortunately I hit some heavy fog in the Beaches the kept me cool till about the 7k mark. I was running on the boardwalk and I couldn't see the water - now that's foggy!

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