Santa Shuffle Saturday

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Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Avis » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:22 am

I'm relaxed enough to have slept until the alarm rang this morning, even though I'm racing. Breakfast, warm-up, then I'm off to see Santa and run a 5k. Have a good day, all you Maniacs!
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby La » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:39 am

Just having breakfast and waiting for it to get a bit brighter out before I head out for 30K. It's a bit chilly and there's a bit of wind, but I think it will be fine once I get out there.
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Sandra » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:07 am

50min spin this morning. Looking forward to our local Santa Claus Parade this afternoon - my daughter will be riding her horse in the parade with her riding club. Very exciting!
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:40 am

Have fun shufflers! I did 10 km with friends this morning - beautiful sunny day, but a bit chilly in the wind.
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Jwolf » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:44 am

Santa Shuffling for Rob and me this morning too. He's coming by early so we can have coffee and run for a bit before the race. It's COLD out there- the coldest day all year. -9 now but clear so it should be sunny soon.

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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby marymac442 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:48 am

Have a good race, all you Shufflers.

I'm heading out in about an hour to see if anyone is actually going to brave the cold. At least three have begged off already and a couple more had other conflicts and weren't going to be able to make it so I'm not sure who's left.
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby NMG » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:17 am

I got up nice and early and did 14K down on the canal, from the Arboretum to the Ottawa Locks and back. It was a bit chilly when I started, but it turned out to be a really nice day out there, especially once the sun came fully out.

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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby purdy65 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:24 am

20k out in the brisk sunshine! A bit windy in spots, but a lovely running day overall. :D
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby jharbeck » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:28 am

First run in a couple of weeks for me. Nice day for it, crisp and sunny. Eight and a third kilometres along the waterfront. Not too many runners out there today.
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Robinandamelia » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:51 am

14 miles outside today. Sunny but cold going into the wind!

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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Habs4ever » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:20 pm

-33 (-45WC) I walked to feed the cat I'm looking after. The sun is out so I might try a run outside this afternoon when it warms up a bit. Otherwise, it's the treadmill later.


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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Avis » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:22 pm

Avis wrote:I'm relaxed enough to have slept until the alarm rang this morning, even though I'm racing. Breakfast, warm-up, then I'm off to see Santa and run a 5k. Have a good day, all you Maniacs!

I had a good race. Not a PB, but considering the wind (up to 45 kph), I ran well. I could tell I gave it my all, because I was practically puking at the end, and the medic came up to me to ask if I was OK!
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby ian » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:49 pm

Easy 14K in the cold (-35 WC -37). I might have gone longer but I was overdressed and starting to marinate within my layers.

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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby La » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:51 pm

La wrote:Just having breakfast and waiting for it to get a bit brighter out before I head out for 30K. It's a bit chilly and there's a bit of wind, but I think it will be fine once I get out there.

Tough slog in the last 7K into the wind. But it's done. Next week is a recovery week. I've earned it.
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:46 pm

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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby runJrun » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:18 pm

90 mins on the bike trainer this morning. Wanted to run but the -42 wc is too much for me.
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby ultraslacker » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:31 pm

5 mile trail run with one of my favourite trail buddies (who's been away for a month so I'm glad she's back!).
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Jwolf » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:03 pm

Had a morning of runs- it was a cold one but we went down early enough to do a 5k warmup run first and then the "shuffle" in about 26 minutes. We stuck around for the draw prizes, but didn't win anything- even with our lucky numbers. ;)
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby fingerboy » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:26 pm

Had a holiday run for one of my groups. Saw them setting up for a shuffle in the park. Everyone was friendly out today.

While it was mostly a chill run, and we regrouped every once in a while, there was a breakaway group out in front. We had one big hill that I felt like attacking while the venerable ultra guys/gals felt like walking ;) okay I'm a prick ;) so after getting in my one little jump, I decided I'd chase down the lead group. I'm surprised I could do it considering they had a substantial gain on me half a k? and its not like I'm in shape yet. But with a 4:25 avg pace solo, uphill, and into a bitter wind, I caught up.

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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby kab » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:30 pm

4 miles, ran to yoga and back. -28 but no windchill. It was beautiful.
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby RobW » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:41 pm

Jwolf wrote:Had a morning of runs- it was a cold one but we went down early enough to do a 5k warmup run first and then the "shuffle" in about 26 minutes. We stuck around for the draw prizes, but didn't win anything- even with our lucky numbers. ;)

We also went there early enough to get the best parking spot. :wink:

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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby marymac442 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:51 pm

marymac442 wrote:Have a good race, all you Shufflers.

I'm heading out in about an hour to see if anyone is actually going to brave the cold. At least three have begged off already and a couple more had other conflicts and weren't going to be able to make it so I'm not sure who's left.


So it ended up being six of us and we managed 12km on a chilly morning. It was actually pretty nice except for a bit of a chill breeze. I'm glad to see I still have some cold(ish) weather endurance. Had to head out for a luncheon right after getting home so I didn't get a chance to really defrost after the run so I was a bit chilled all afternoon.
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Joe Dwarf » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:32 pm

8k with the dog in -27 (-41wc). He had zero trouble with the cold. I was fine, too.

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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby barebuns1 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:14 pm

I ran 8km on the treadmill at the YMCA in Medicine Hat.
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Re: Santa Shuffle Saturday

Postby Habs4ever » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:24 pm

barebuns1 wrote:I ran 8km on the treadmill at the YMCA in Medicine Hat.

Why are you back here?

Just a measly 3.5k on the treadmill. Didn't attempt to go outside today. The windchill was a bit much.
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