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by bruyere
Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: West Highland Way and/or other UK/Ireland running adventures
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

West Highland Way and/or other UK/Ireland running adventures

Hey folks... I did a quick search here and saw that Chainsaw Baby has hiked/run part(s) of the West Highland Way, so I know there's at least one person who can provide info, but thought I'd also post in case there might be others! In a couple of weeks, I'm heading out on a 6-week vacation. It does i...
by bruyere
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: This isn't funny Thursday
Replies: 16
Views: 679

Re: This isn't funny Thursday

Thankfully not this far west. I'm not sure I could handle that. Today I will be doing about 10K with my friend mike downtown. We might get rain. But not much. :) Hope you got out this morning as it got pretty ugly this afternoon and evening. 7k with 5k of hill repeats on a windy, drizzly evening. I...
by bruyere
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: When is DQ not a DQ ???
Replies: 13
Views: 1280

Re: When is DQ not a DQ ???

sounds like after their race. but i'm confused by this sentence: The people who really run the sport had prevailed upon the people who nominally do to change a result in their favor. Basically, there are those whose titles and job descriptions say they are in charge. But the people with the money a...
by bruyere
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Wednesday Workouts
Replies: 23
Views: 704

Re: Wednesday Workouts

Good morning! Checking back in after almost two weeks. DH and I got home from Ottawa on Monday afternoon, went back to work yesterday, and life is slowly returning to normal. Thank you again for all the condolences on my mother-in-law's passing. As for running... It was difficult to keep to a sched...
by bruyere
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Goals vs. Systems
Replies: 25
Views: 923

Re: Goals vs. Systems

This makes me think of a link that BaldGuy posted on FB the other day about "Why procrastinators procrastinate" . I found the accompanying piece, "How to beat procrastination" and I latched on to the key item: laying bricks. No one “builds a house.” They lay one brick again and ...
by bruyere
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Goals vs. Systems
Replies: 25
Views: 923

Re: Goals vs. Systems

He's not saying to ignore your goals. Did you miss this section? ;) If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your systems, would you still get results? For example, if you were a basketball coach and you ignored your goal to win a championship and focused only on what your team does...
by bruyere
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Music While Running
Replies: 53
Views: 4236

Re: Music While Running

I mostly listen podcasts while running. Lots of mindless sports ones (Bill Simmons, etc) because they're not too distracting and if I zone out I won't really be missing anything important. The beauty of podcasts is that you can go back and relisten if you miss something. :) I don't usually have to ...
by bruyere
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sports Drinks - useless or worse? (TV alert: Marketplace)
Replies: 100
Views: 5359

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

I saw the ad for this, too, and am curious about it. I'm also in the non-sports drink camp if I'm choosing my own fluid and fuel. I'll go for water and Nuun and/or salt pills and other food, depending on how long the outing. I did drink the sports drink at every second or third aid station in the la...
by bruyere
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Music While Running
Replies: 53
Views: 4236

Re: Music While Running

What an image to start my day :). He didn't disappoint - it was an awesome show. I was just 3 rows from the stage and had a perfect view. I was grinning the whole time. His son Devin's band opened for them. Must say, he's pretty cute too! I can relate! When I was in university (or just after, I can...
by bruyere
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Gosh, I miss running...
Replies: 25
Views: 2668

Re: Gosh, I miss running...

Get back out there! If you do honestly miss it, get back out there! The cold can be managed, and you don't need "top end" (read: overly pricey) gear for it. Dress in layers. The key is to avoid cotton. Start off feeling a little bit cold, because you WILL warm up (especially if there's lit...
by bruyere
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Teacher missing after run
Replies: 116
Views: 10173

Re: Teacher missing after run

NewsTalk1010 just tweeted: BREAKING: Toronto Police say they've been called to Durham Region to help search for Jeffrey Boucher The marine unit, specifically, though it has apparently been called off for now. http://www.citynews.ca/2014/01/24/toronto-police-postpone-search-for-whitby-man-due-to-wea...
by bruyere
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: La's really Dopey Weekend
Replies: 32
Views: 3066

Re: La's really Dopey Weekend

Great stuff!! :) Sheesh, I remember, back in 2006 or 2007, when Dave and I (and Barbara? Doonst?) did the back-to-back half marathons in Toronto and Dundas, and it seemed like such a big thing... Whoa... 2 races in 2 days, look at me! :lol: Impressive running and it just seems like a fun time, overa...
by bruyere
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Teacher missing after run
Replies: 116
Views: 10173

Re: Teacher missing after run

So hopefully their "source" is reliable, would hate for this to be speculation... http://www.newstalk1010.com/news/2014/01/14/update-source-sum-of-money-found-in-missing-teachers-desk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; A source tells Newstalk 1010 an investigation was launched...
by bruyere
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: It's Monday!
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: It's Monday!

erinmcd wrote:Good morning all!

Easy 10k for me this morning. The sky was quite brilliant- loads of stars and a very bright moon, and I saw 2 owls!

Watch out for them there owls! They've been known to grab things!
by bruyere
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Snowshoeing Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 621

Re: Snowshoeing Sunday

18k in the light rain today. It was pretty nice, actually. :) And that was the longest run I've done since the summer, so that makes it even nicer. Funny how things not so far away can be so different ... ours was in moderate-to-heavy rain, then snow, then rain again. The rain eased a bit here and ...
by bruyere
Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Trail Running Getaway . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 5136

Re: Trail Running Getaway . . .

Yay for more votes for the Keene / Lake Placid area. :) I just had a thought, though... you might have to prepare for bugs. Maybe? Others might be able to say. I only went in autumn (late autumn a few times, with snow!). I was just thinking of the blackflies on the in canoe camping trip I did in 200...
by bruyere
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Trail Running Getaway . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 5136

Re: Trail Running Getaway . . .

I think you should take a look at the Keene Valley area, in the Adirondacks, NY. There's a little town there, and lots of mountains and trails. If you go over to the Marcy Dam area, there are a few really well traveled trails. (I remember we used to call one of them "the highway".) I only ...
by bruyere
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: "Unknown" Zach Miller: "greatest JFK performance ever"
Replies: 3
Views: 2212

Re: "Unknown" Zach Miller: "greatest JFK performance ever"

I thought JFK sold out. How did he get in a month ago? "The champion, who’d never run 50 miles before Saturday, said he’d never even heard of the JFK 50 Mile until last month, and didn’t even contact Spinnler about entering the race until last weekend. While Spinnler granted Miller a late entr...
by bruyere
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Lesotho Ultra Trail
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

Lesotho Ultra Trail

For those interested in following along, Lesotho is hosting "Africa's first Ultra Skymarathon" next weekend: http://www.lesothoultratrail.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Canadian 50k Trail Champion (Winner at The Run for the Toad this year) and 50 mile record holder Sta...
by bruyere
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: "Unknown" Zach Miller: "greatest JFK performance ever"
Replies: 3
Views: 2212

"Unknown" Zach Miller: "greatest JFK performance ever"

On this morning's run, I was asked, "Did you hear what happened at JFK?" I guess I should've paid more attention to my Twitter feed! 25 year-old Zach Miller, in his first 50 miler, came in with the 3rd fastest time in course history, in very windy conditions. He hadn't heard about the race...
by bruyere
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 58
Views: 24229

Re: Cadence

One thing people overlook is that a faster pace generally results in more folding of the leg in the swing phase which makes it relatively easier to move the leg forwards since it is essentially folded in half. Since slower paced runners don't tend to bend their legs much at all they are trying to s...
by bruyere
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Discoveries - First Canada's waterways, now the human knee
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: Scientists discover a new body part at the knee

Had already passed this on to my soccer buddies who have been through ligament operations. They all want to meet with their surgeons to discuss it! So, how could something like this go undiscovered for so long???? What parts of the brain have they missed..... [Merged the two topics on this and put ...
by bruyere
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Discoveries - First Canada's waterways, now the human knee
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Discoveries - First Canada's waterways, now the human knee

When we thought we had it all figured out... Some might remember earlier this year, the surprise when a kayaker discovered previously uncharted waterfalls in Canada. Well, now someone's discovered something new in our knees. Discovery of new ligament in human knee may revolutionize how injuries are ...
by bruyere
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Buzzfeed - things non-runners don't get about runners
Replies: 15
Views: 770

Re: Buzzfeed - things non-runners don't get about runners

turd ferguson wrote:Nice list. I think they stole my photo for #9, and I think #16 is Bruyere.

Wait, WHAT?

I thought maybe #16 was the shoe one or something but YOU, sir, are the one who was snot rocketing all over Mt. Seymour 2.5 weeks ago!
by bruyere
Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Younger, and... slower?
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: Younger, and... slower?

This article obviously ties in with some of the other recent discussions here in that there is a clash between racing for competition and racing for fun. To me, the resolution is not that one of these viewpoints should be endorsed and the other one eliminated, but rather, that different events will...

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