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by bruyere
Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running in Montreal
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Re: Running in Montreal

Good timing I'm there in 3wks and was looking for advice on a long run through Mt Royal. I have 40 on my schedule for that day. Staying at the Hyatt on Jeanne-Mance. Any additional advice or links? Thanks 40K? That will be a LOT of loops of Mt. Royal! :lol: Maybe check with the Westmount Running Ro...
by bruyere
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running in Montreal
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Re: Running in Montreal

I, too, was going to suggest going down to the canal to get flat. Start with a run down hill and end your run with a walk back up to cool down. Restos around there... depends what you want: - Walk a couple of blocks west to Saint-Laurent and (just north of ) Sherbrooke for what I always called the &...
by bruyere
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Top 10 running fashion faux pas
Replies: 82
Views: 4738

Re: Top 10 running fashion faux pas

Oooh! Oooh! Me! I saw one yesterday, right downtown by the convention centre, as I stepped out for a walk to get lunch. I so very very much wanted to take a photo. For the most part, she looked fairly good, I think... fit little young woman with long blonde hair, wearing a super tight white tank top...
by bruyere
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Thick Tuesday
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Thick Tuesday

It's supposed to be 27C, feeling like 30C by the time I play ultimate both today and tomorrow. Haven't played in that kind of heat for a while now!
by bruyere
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Thick Tuesday
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Thick Tuesday

I'm looking forward to a run along the seawall after I drop my son off at his camp. Plans changed. I had some extra time today so I went to Grouse- hiked the Grind in 55:39. 8) Plus about 2k easy jog warmup first. Out of curiosity, where did you do your warmup? The Powerline trail? The parking lot?...
by bruyere
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The Oatmeal on Running
Replies: 59
Views: 4771

Re: The Oatmeal on Running

turd ferguson wrote:"that looks like a nice tall glass of nope"

He posted on FB yesterday that that Godzilla panel was his favourite of the whole series. :)
by bruyere
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for keeping pace in check ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3465

Re: Tips for keeping pace in check ?

I, too, was going to suggest adding some faster/harder runs - a bit of speed training. Most training programs include a slow, easy, longer runs, a steady medium run, and some speed work of some form, at a minimum. I don't know if you listen to anything while running, but on the psychological side of...
by bruyere
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Why does running make me want to &h!t so much????
Replies: 111
Views: 12582

Re: Why does running make me want to &h!t so much????

An update, as of last night. Our poopy friend has found some measure of relief thanks to his return to sea level. He blames Calgary for his HAFE. (But I'd say he's still full of hot air! :P )
by bruyere
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: It's all starting to make (medical) sense...
Replies: 62
Views: 6254

Re: It's all starting to make (medical) sense...

This is great for you, James! Try not to do the "what if" too much. Whatever happened happened, and it did get you where you are now...the family you have, the acting, the music lessons... think about the things you wouldn't change! Back at Air Canada, I sat next to a guy who fell asleep a...
by bruyere
Wed May 29, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 3104

Re: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes

Thanks, all! She's now the proud owner of a pair of... purple somethings. I can't recall what. :oops: They're neutral and no, she didn't pick them for the colour. As you guys promised, the guy helping her was knowledgeable and helpful. And Jesse, Jean cashed us out. :) Will your Niece be training wi...
by bruyere
Wed May 29, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 3104

Re: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes

Thanks everyone, and yep, J, I saw your FB post, too!

We're going to hit up Sports 4 downtown before she drops me off at the train station. (Back to Montreal I go... this visit was so short! 9 day trip divided into 3 3-day segments.)
by bruyere
Wed May 29, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 3104

Re: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes

It's her first pair of "real" running shoes, so we'll need a place that can evaluate and give some advice.
by bruyere
Tue May 28, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 3104

Re: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes

Ah, Bushtakah has a Stittsville location.
by bruyere
Tue May 28, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 3104

Re: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes

Do you have Marg's #? You could text her to find out. She doesn't check RM as often anymore...but texting or emailing her directly would probably get you a pretty quick answer. Indeed, you are correct. And indeed, I do. I also posted on FB... figured Jesse or Andy or Marg might answer. If not, I'll...
by bruyere
Tue May 28, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 3104

Ottawa's west end - Best place to buy running shoes

I'm here in Ottawa, leaving tomorrow (Wed), and my niece has asked me to help her buy some running shoes tomorrow. Where's the best spot?
by bruyere
Thu May 16, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A blogger's Hanson experience
Replies: 17
Views: 18527

A blogger's Hanson experience

A friend just sent me this, and I thought some here might be interested in the read:

Marathon Training, Minus the Long Run
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/1 ... ?src=twrhp
by bruyere
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26879

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Thought some of you might like reading/listening to some of this: One week ago — at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Monday, just over four hours into the race — the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. This image, taken from the NBC broadcast of the race, shows the fla...
by bruyere
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26879

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

And now all the conspiracy theories about how the brothers weren't the real bombers and how the FBI covered the whole thing up are coming out. :roll: Oh, they've been out since pretty much the day after. Things like photos that folks claim show the Sandy Hook principal, who was killed in Newtown, a...
by bruyere
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26879

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

When I listened to the race in the morning one of the elite women talked about watching the Boston marathon as a child and dreaming of running it never imagining she could actually achieve something like that and now here she was running as an elite runner in that same race. As I think about the 8 ...
by bruyere
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26879

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

I'm not paying much attention to the mainstream news tonight. The firsthand stuff on the internet is incredible. I had the same reaction. I turned on the TV a bit before the 5pm news and heard them doing the whole "Tragedy in Boston..." thing, where they got a couple of things wrong and i...
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26879

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

I'm not paying much attention to the mainstream news tonight. The firsthand stuff on the internet is incredible. I had the same reaction. I turned on the TV a bit before the 5pm news and heard them doing the whole "Tragedy in Boston..." thing, where they got a couple of things wrong and i...
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Boston Tragedy
Replies: 40
Views: 2914

Re: Boston Tragedy

This will be short and, I hope, heartfelt. Nothing that I did today compares to the tragedy at the finish line. I have no desire to relate my experiences before the horrifying conclusion. I will save a Boston Marathon Race Report for next year when I will run it in tribute to the victims and their ...
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26879

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

This is nice to see (going around Twitter)... a spreadsheet of people offering places to stay for people whose hotels are cordoned off: http://ow.ly/k5N90
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26879

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

jgore wrote:Ken's report is in his log thread. He & Bonnie are fine.

YAY!! Good good good.
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26879

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

toobusy wrote:just found out a cousin is down there - and would have been near the finish line. no contact yet.

You can try http://google.org/personfinder/2013-bos ... ?role=seek
or phone: 617-635-4500.

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