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Simply Saturday

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:12 am

there we go. daily thread started on the West Coast.
Enjoy.
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby ultraslacker » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:41 am

go west coasters! ;)

rest day from running, but there may be some snowshoeing in the forecast...
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby lisaannr » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:51 am

short easy run. and then...... just another regular season Canucks hockey game where we teach Boston a thing or two ;)
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby Stampie » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:17 am

Rest day in the works for me today.

Interesting, 1st four post on the daily thread are all from westcoasters! \M/
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby Marg » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:26 am

Love it! 4 left coasters start the thread! 8)

I'm meeting Jes for a long run this morning - likely with Andrea too. Hope to ramp it up a bit today since the next two weekends are write offs for running.
Hair appointment in the afternoon and great friends are over for dinner.

Have a great day folks and a special shout out to Disney runners who have the 1/2 today... go get 'em!
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby MikeM » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:18 am

12k done. Had some freezing rain in the last half of the run leading to some slippery footing by the end.

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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby Squish » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:30 am

You west coasters are early birds, or maybe night owls I guess.

8K planned for this morning. It is a mild 1C in Guelph today.
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby horselady » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:37 am

A bit of freezing rain here as well. Saturday am is always a spin day for me. Off for a 9:00 a.m/70 minute class after coffee. Hubby supposed to come too but he is still in BED :lol: ...Will wake him up shortly just have not decided what method to use... :twisted: :whistle: ;;)!
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby Sandra » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:37 am

heading out shortly for a longish run. Not sure of the distance but at least 10-12km. Have a great day everyone and good luck to the disney racers and any other racers today!
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby barebuns1 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:15 am

Our Boxer has a foot infection. So I guess I will be running long and solo later today. Right now it is MacDonalds coffee and shopping. lol
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:37 am

Just over 6km - nice and mild, but had to watch out for a couple of slippy patches after the freezing rain that fell earlier. Now on to the marathon of DH's family events - belated holiday brunch and a family surprise birthday party tonight (other side of his family). whee!
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby purdy65 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:51 am

Very nice out here! 12K in 5:46 pace. Now off for some shopping and lunch with Mom!
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby carm » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:51 am

I'm going to investigate the ground conditions outside but I think that I have to do a short run today with the high of +2 predicted for Ottawa. I will also be throwing on my xc skis this afternoon for a ski with friends.
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Simply Saturday

Postby marymac442 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:35 am

Heading out in an hour for 10k or so. Hoping the rain will hold off until we are done.
Had dinner last night with my brother who is just on his way through town enroute to Mexico, so-o-o jealous.
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby HCcD » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:46 am

Near perfect conditons this morning in Goofy Land for a run .. 49F at the start and 57F at the end ..

Had a really nice 1:40:19 tempo effort this morning, in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Donald Duck 1/2 Marathon .. 2 photo ops and one port-a-potty break may have cost me a sub 1:40:xx today ... Though, still ended up with a 1:21 course PB ... :dance: :dance: ... just icing and r&r'ng now at the resort for a couple of hourse .... 8)

Still pondering what my race goal / strategy for the Mickey Mouse Marathon will be, however ... :think: :think: :think:
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby carm » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:01 am

HCcD wrote:Near perfect conditons this morning in Goofy Land for a run .. 49F at the start and 57F at the end ..

Had a really nice 1:40:19 tempo effort this morning, in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Donald Duck 1/2 Marathon .. 2 photo ops and one port-a-potty break may have cost me a sub 1:40:xx today ... Though, still ended up with a 1:21 course PB ... :dance: :dance: ... just icing and r&r'ng now at the resort for a couple of hourse .... 8)

Still pondering what my race goal / strategy for the Mickey Mouse Marathon will be, however ... :think: :think: :think:


Nice job, Andy! Keep the updates and maybe some photos coming!
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby richie-rich » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:11 pm

nice spirited 5k. feels good to get a speed session in - haven't done anything fast in a while. and i can't believe i just ran outside on jan 7 in shorts and 2 tech tee's. WOW

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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby Nicholas » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:15 pm

5.5K out on the roads this morning. Well, actually, on the paths wearing my Yak Traks. Slow going but no slipping or sliding. Then our group went over for a nice breakfast. More freezing rain on the drive home....
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby Marg » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:38 pm

Just over 17km done with Jes & Andrea. It was absolutely awesome out. :D
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby La » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:42 pm

stampie wrote:Rest day in the works for me today.

Interesting, 1st four post on the daily thread are all from westcoasters! \M/

That's because none of you had gone to bed yet!! :P

Just home from spin class. Did some strength work beforehand (thanks, Mean-TEE :twisted: ). It was a tough class and I was bagged at the end.

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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby crash » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:10 pm

West coasters rule!!! Great run with SR this morning, yep shes on a mmission, but i'll tough it out, makes us stronger . 10.1 k!!!
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby Jump145 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:28 pm

16k this morning, slowed it down a bit, it's been over a month since I've done a 15k+ run.
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Re: Simply Saturday

Postby IronGoddess » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:34 pm

A very wet and muddy 7 km trail run with the trail runners in our running club. Through streams, over logs and around very deep muddy puddles. Interesting and a nice change of pace but I can't see myself doing that every weekend. Saturdays are suppose to be loooooooong runs.
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Simply Saturday

Postby Jwolf » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:38 pm

I had a bit of a breakthrough run today. I've had to keep things really easy and low volume since my foot injury came back last month. Today I was able to do 14.5k in 90 minutes (6:12/km) which is the farthest and the fastest I've been able to go in a while. It felt great- I think I'm finally on the mend. :)
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Simply Saturday

Postby Jwolf » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:40 pm

Jump145 wrote:16k this morning, slowed it down a bit, it's been over a month since I've done a 15k+ run.

awesome! Today was a breakthrough run for me too. :)
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