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by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Well, a tiny bright spot... police have now confirmed that the JFK library fire was indeed unrelated.
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Unbelievable! The official time was 4:09 which would be a crowded time on the course (although it's just alway crowded, isn't it). The video I saw from CNN shows that spectators, not runners, were in the thick of the blast. This is the most bizarre terrorist attack - what is the target? What would ...
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

CAW wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:a third explosion is confirmed, but they're not saying if it's related. :/


At JFK in New York, no less.

No, JFK library in Boston, no?
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Ironboy wrote:Anyone heard from Ken yet?

Cell phone service is down (or at least partially), so if he's not somewhere where he can access the 'Net, we won't hear from him for a bit. Let's just remember that and hope for the best.
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Yep, at JFK library.

Dee, police are asking everyone to stay home, in hotels, etc. "Make their way calmly back to their homes... their hotels..."
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

I do hope we hear from Ken and the others soon. Jogger Barbie?

Boston PD are doing news conference in about 5 mins.
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Mass Gen Hospital news conference. Dr. Alasdair Conn says: 19 patients in total. Mostly orthopaedic injuries, but not all completely assessed. 6 critical severely injured, needed immediate resuscitation. 5 very serious. Some traumatic amputations at the scene. Compared them to military explosion inj...
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Boston Logan Airport ‏@BostonLogan 21m
Please note: Logan airport is open. We encourage you to contact your airline for any flight changes prior to coming to the airport.

That said, at the exact same time, someone else was tweeting air space is closed. :(
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

At least one news outlet is reporting 2 dead at Mass Gen Hosp.

Edit: Mass Gen says they have no casualties. They have 19 injuries.
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

The friend that I'm visiting is a doctor and at work today. She said the staff are crying and they are calling for all hands on deck in the ER. People are having a lot of trouble getting through on land lines so lots of ppl relying on texts to check in. I've seen the footage a dozen times. I haven'...
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

deerdree wrote:I have to leave for the airport but I'm almost frozen in spot. I don't want to go out there. :-(. I don't know what the coverage is like in Canada but the news station here is terrifying.

"Police not positive that explosions are done".

Oh D... big hugs to you.
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Do we know about our Maniacs, other than D?
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Very impressive finishes!
by bruyere
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Marathon 2013
Replies: 387
Views: 26908

Re: Boston Marathon 2013

Quite the win on the wheelchair side!

As the announcer asked, "How is it possible that one man can be so much more powerful...?", the cynic in me thought, "Didn't they ask that about Lance?"
by bruyere
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: BMO Vancouver
Replies: 138
Views: 6576

Re: BMO Vancouver

Did anyone else notice that the promotional info only says 'Canada Line' will be open prior to the race? no mention of the rest of the skytrain lines. And wheres the shirt pics? Interesting that you bring this up, I've noticed that Translink has been slow to get any info out. I've been trying for a...
by bruyere
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: How to be a pacer
Replies: 11
Views: 3540

Re: How to be a pacer

I thought of you today as I listened to this podcast (though I haven't listened to all of it yet). Running Stupid CXII (WSER 2012 Crew Report) Crew report from WSER 100, Crewing for Ellie Greenwood while she breaks Ann Trason's 18 year old record!! http://runningstupid.net/running-stupid-cxii-wser-2...
by bruyere
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: How to be a pacer
Replies: 11
Views: 3540

Re: How to be a pacer

I volunteered myself to be a pacer this September for a 100 miler. I'm allowed to join at either the 44 mile mark or the 50 mile mark (depending upon how fast the runner is). This would be my first time pacing. Any hints/tips/suggestions? I've never done it, but have gotten stories from numerous pe...
by bruyere
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfect pacing?
Replies: 25
Views: 6753

Re: Perfect pacing?

La wrote:Honestly, I throw up in my mouth a little bit just thinking about this race :sick: , so I've decided that I'm not going to think about it anymore! :lol:

That's perfect! Keep up the not thinking!

Or, as I was repeatedly told: Shut up and run. :)
by bruyere
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfect pacing?
Replies: 25
Views: 6753

Re: Perfect pacing?

That's kind of how I am feeling about my upcoming 10K. It's a down hill course (and it's my PB course from a few years ago). Based on my training, there's no reason why I shouldn't be able to shave a minute off my time, but the paces "scare" me! I guess I just have to not think about what...
by bruyere
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Phone apps vs. GPS watches
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Phone apps vs. GPS watches

Today, we ran on a trail that can be easily mapped, so I got to compare RunKeepr, Garmin, and gmap-pedometer, when I got home. Runkeeper said 17.3km, with 822m of climb G-map said 17.6km. Elevation isn't totaled, but the elevation profile is very similar to Runkeeper, with the highest point being 1m...
by bruyere
Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: March 2013 Training Goals
Replies: 44
Views: 8191

Re: March 2013 Training Goals

I ran 154km, did one 24km snowshoe hike, and played 6h45min of ultimate. (Most recently, this past Thursday, when I played outdoors, on turf, for the first time since late last winter. So intense!)

ETA: Oh, and one yoga class, and weekly yoga/strength at home. Ha. (Yes, I'm reaching here!)
by bruyere
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Perfect pacing?
Replies: 25
Views: 6753

Re: Perfect pacing?

I think there's a time for both approaches, and this is a key: "...after all, the art of racing is to go as fast you can without blowing up ." To reach that "as fast as you can" (whether you blow up or not), you have to find out what it feels like, to push past that comfort level...
by bruyere
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Rice of the Prairies????
Replies: 22
Views: 2979

Re: Rice of the Prairies????

Meanwhile Jim says to himself "okay, my last two threads have stirred up controversy, I'll post something about rice. That should be safe." Ha! Poor Jim. :) As I understand it selective breeding is "natural" in that it's just the retaining of seeds from plants with characteristi...
by bruyere
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Phone apps vs. GPS watches
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Phone apps vs. GPS watches

... If anything, I see a slower overall pace, because I start it, then put my phone in my backpack, then fuss around with adjustments before I start running. :) I used mapmyrun and it has a feature to delay the start of your run for 30 seconds or a minute, then it buzzes / beeps when the timer star...
by bruyere
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Phone apps vs. GPS watches
Replies: 51
Views: 3959

Re: Phone apps vs. GPS watches

Interesting. My Garmin has been pretty wacky on and off over the past few months (either way off course or just not finding me at all). On Sunday, I had forgotten it at home so my friend used his iPhone and RunKeeper. We did about 13.5km and It was pretty darned accurate on our route, as far as we c...

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