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SUNDAY bluster

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:43 pm

well, the world IS trying hard to send your cold down here.... :lol:

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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby La » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:50 pm

Trying to motivate myself to go out for a run. So far, it's not working. :lol:
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby ian » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:06 pm

Good thing I got my long run in yesterday when it was only slightly unrunnable. 10K this morning in even colder conditions (-35 WC -44) but the biggest obstacle was the hard snow drifts that covered some sidewalks knee deep. You know you probably should have stayed home when snow-shoveling homeowners are applauding you as you run by.

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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Robinandamelia » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:42 pm

Aside from shoveling there won't be any activity for me today, other than getting into my bathtub. A little stiff today but not too bad!

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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby purdy65 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:44 pm

Ventured out with the RR crew this morning in mucky conditions! Route was described as 13kish. Was actually 14.5 k. The last 4 k were a real slog on slippery residential streets.

Great company though!
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Hammie » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:48 pm

12k on the TM, followed by 20min on the bike. Had very cooperative company in the basement again today - thank goodness they both love Lego!
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby La » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:49 pm

purdy65 wrote:Route was described as 13kish. Was actually 14.5 k.

That drives me mad! :evil: Group leaders should be told it's not cool to falsely advertise run distances. Some do it intentionally thinking that people will "thank" them later for having pushed them to run further than they thought they could, but I just think it's bad form for a leader to do that. And if it's unintentional, then they should learn how to properly map out a route.

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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:52 pm

No run this morning - we headed to Gatineau Park for some snowshoeing. It was PERFECT out there - new snow, mild temps, gorgeous trail conditions. Headed out to Healey Cabin and back with DH for a total of 1hr45minutes round-trip.

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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby purdy65 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:55 pm

La wrote:
purdy65 wrote:Route was described as 13kish. Was actually 14.5 k.

That drives me mad! :evil: Group leaders should be told it's not cool to falsely advertise run distances. Some do it intentionally thinking that people will "thank" them later for having pushed them to run further than they thought they could, but I just think it's bad form for a leader to do that. And if it's unintentional, then they should learn how to properly map out a route.

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Especially on a day like today where the going was tough. Apparently this clinic leader is known for doing this.
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby RA. » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:57 pm

It's beautiful here today - sunny and +3! After 72 hours of not leaving the house due to this head cold, I got out for a very short walk - 2.3k. That's about all I had in me for today.
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Sandra » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:18 pm

Snow here today so a morning of shovelling then 90min on the bike trainer.
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby marymac442 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:47 pm

Gorgeous day here as well.
Did 9.5k with the Bonsor crew in sunshine, the mountains were looking beautiful but bare. Hopefully it will be cold enough next week that our rain will be snow for the mountains.
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Stampie » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:57 pm

5K time trial with the UBC Group Study this morning, perfect conditions for our run this morning (0C). Came out with a steady effort this morning, 5k in 24:58.xx About 10 seconds off my unofficial time, but still a solid effort.
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Nicholas » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:08 pm

6K on the TM. That's enough for today...
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby ratherawkward » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:12 pm

Just shy of 5km this morning on a couple of centimetres of grainy, slushy, slippery crap. Even given that I'm just getting back at it after a couple of months of minimal running, that felt way harder than it should have been. Is it spring yet?
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby kab » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:51 pm

10 km on TM. Lots of football to watch while running. San Diego won!!!!
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby runJrun » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:19 pm

75 mins of spin followed by 5km on the track. This was an instructor I have never had before and he was tough!!!
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby OLRunner » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:20 pm

-52c windchill here. poor car is driving like it has 4 flat tires...
5 Km indoors....
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby NMG » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:29 pm

I just worked with the weights a bit today. It was gorgeous here though, with some nice fresh fluffy snow. The ice is supposed to come overnight, LOL.

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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Ken B » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:57 pm

2 hours outside this morning in relatively okay conditions!

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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:24 pm

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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:24 pm

OLRunner wrote:-52c windchill here. poor car is driving like it has 4 flat tires...
5 Km indoors....

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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Jogger Barbie » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:35 pm

Wow, it was hard to get myself moving today! I don't really know why - had enough sleep, etc., but just didn't feel like running. Even though it was relatively warm and the footing in most places was probably okay. Sometimes a little snow can actually improve traction. Anyway, in the end DH and I shovelled up the snow from last night and then we went to the indoor track and I ran 18 km at a pretty brisk pace, once I was warmed up and into it. As always, the feeling of getting it done was worth the effort it took just to get going. Running indoors was a little wimpy but if that's what it takes, well, it beats not running at all.
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Jwolf » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:39 pm

I had a great 16k run with Rob this morning (1:33, 5:50/km pace). Now... FOOTBALL!! :)
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Re: SUNDAY bluster

Postby Avis » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:53 pm

Sherbrooke almost thawed today, but that didn't improve running conditions. We just had some mashed potatoes on top of the sheet ice. More freezing rain starting tonight. Anyway, I ran 4k at WARP.
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