Scintillating Saturday

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Scintillating Saturday

Postby jgore » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:22 am

Finished our run just before the falling snow went horizontal. It was unexpected and, thankfully, short-lived. May go to the Jays game this afternoon, though they typically suck against the Yankees.

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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby purdy65 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:26 am

16k @5:52 pace in the snow, hai,l wind, and sunshine! Weird.
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Scintillating Saturday

Postby horselady » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:31 am

Have a nasty cold so sadly sidelined from any cardio type activities today. Supposed to be racing tomorrow.....we shall see I guess.

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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby daddy_runner » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:34 am

Ran 21 miles on the treadmill before anybody in their right mind was out of bed.
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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby Jo-Jo » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:11 am

daddy_runner wrote:Ran 21 miles on the treadmill before anybody in their right mind was out of bed.

I've run 18km on the TM...that was my TM PB :D :wink:

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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby Robinandamelia » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:15 am

Rest day for me...glad too, it's not very nice out there. Uxbridge Half tomorrow...hoping for better weather (or at least no wind)

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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby runJrun » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:22 am

Wow, 21 miles on the treadmill is quite the feat!

Just finished breakfast and will head out for a nice bday run, about 12km. Meeting my sister this afternoon for a pedicure and then my BF is making me a fancy dinner at my place. Have a great day maniacs!!

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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby ratherawkward » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:30 am

May finally have turned the corner on this cold (touch wood), though I won't be thinking about running for a few more days at least. Hoping to at least get out for a walk around the block or something.
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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby La » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:04 am

49-min easy spin done at the gym. Resting the rest of the day.
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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby NMG » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:20 am

18K for me this morning. I parked at Bate Island off of the Champlain Bridge on the Ottawa River and headed north into Gatineau. From there I followed the river down to the MacDonald Cartier Bridge, where I headed south back into Ontario. From there, I headed along Sussex and Wellington until I hit the Ottawa River Parkway and followed it back to Bate Island. I had to add a bit of distance on the return to make the 18K loop, but that was fairly easy to do.

This is a really great loop to run, full of scenery and different terrain. The Quebec side has some gentle rolling terrain and it's right along the Ottawa River for most of the loop. The Ontario side has you running in front of Parliament, the Supreme Court and other great sights. You could also follow the canal down to the river and run along the river on the backside of those landmarks if you chose to. Either way, it's a great run.

Today the weather on the Quebec side was gorgeous, but by the time I hit the Ontario leg, I was running right into a cold stiff wind and I got bombarded with rain and stinging hail for about a half an hour. The weather was just plain wacky, LOL.

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Postby marymac442 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:13 pm

Easy 6k this morning.
Felt pretty crappy, hopefully tomorrow will be better for the Sun Run.
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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:29 pm

daddyrunner - that's quite the run - impressive!

runjrun - happy birthday!

NMG - sounds like a great run! I think I've run the river path you're talking about on the Quebec side before - it's quite nice! glad to hear it is clear - we were talking about heading there next weekend.

The running gods were smiling down on me this morning! My DH is out of town, and my mother was watching C so I could get in my long run. A running buddy was able to arrange her schedule to come run with me so I had great company, and somehow we lucked into the 1:45 with great weather. A bit windy, but some really sunny patches too. We had thunder and snow while we were getting ready to go, and then it was ice-pelleting within five minutes of finishing. Bizarre! 19 km done.
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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby NMG » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:51 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:NMG - sounds like a great run! I think I've run the river path you're talking about on the Quebec side before - it's quite nice! glad to hear it is clear - we were talking about heading there next weekend

Thanks, it felt really good after being off with a cold for a few days! Yup, the path is 100% clear with no problems and yes, the weather was simply bizarre out there this morning, LOL :D

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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby RobW » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:08 pm

Easy 16k this morning. A little windy but nothing falling from the sky and a few rays.

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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby Habs4ever » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:47 pm

daddy_runner wrote:Ran 21 miles on the treadmill before anybody in their right mind was out of bed.

Treadmill wars. :evil: You beat me.
(Only) 20 miles for me. :lol:
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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby Jogger Barbie » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:09 pm

Didn't feel like facing the wind today, and DH was going to the gym to do his run indoors, so I went along and did 14 km on the indoor track at a very easy pace. Looking forward to running outside tomorrow. :)
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Re: Scintillating Saturday

Postby Hammie » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:22 pm

Coughing like crazy today, so no running. :( . Again :( .
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