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A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby MrBond » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:35 am

And its Groundhog Day Eve. Think I'll make it a rest day and just shovel... :?
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby marymac442 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:48 am

Today will be either 15k or 19k, I was leaning towards 19k but I think there's only one other person running today who's training for a half. I would hate to make her go for coffee all by herself :)
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby Iron-North » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:16 am

Today I will run and before the big dump of snow we are supposed to get.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby NMG » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:19 am

Easy 10K on the TM for me.

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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:11 am

Heading out for a 2-hour x-country ski lesson (all about handling hills), and then I have a 10 km tempo run on the schedule -- hope to make it through both!
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby jharbeck » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:25 am

7.5 km today, light snow, pretty nice out.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby RA. » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:36 am

It's a beautiful day in Dartmouth - sun, +1, no wind. Perfect for 5k along the waterfront trail.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby alexk » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:45 am

RA. wrote:It's a beautiful day in Dartmouth - sun, +1, no wind. Perfect for 5k along the waterfront trail.


It's the same across the mud puddle - beautiful out :). Had a great run w/ a friend but should have planned my long run for today. Looks like tomorrow is snow and wind :(.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby Robinandamelia » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:24 pm

18 miles outside today...great day to run!

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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby Marty » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:26 pm

In light of the coming storm, I did my long run (22 km) today instead of tomorrow. Footing was perfect. Too bad it will get worse in the next few days. Lots of skaters on the Rideau Canal.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby purdy65 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:50 pm

22 k here as well! Started off great, but then the snow started! Still, it was a nice run, just slow! Very nice to be outside :)
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:33 pm

i got in 5 km this morning - two days outside in a row - such a treat! snow has started here now.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby ian » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:03 pm

Gentle 14K in the sunshine.

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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby ceileigh » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:12 pm

Did what I call my monthly check in run. Basically a short run to see how my hamstring is doing. After 3 months of no running, for the first time, I ran without any pain. So the plan is to keep going and hopefully the hamstring has finally healed and this is the start back. Mind you if I had to pick a winter to sit out with an injury this was a good one. I stuck to the treadmill this morning!

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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby Hammie » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:23 pm

26k in -17C, -24WC. According to Ian's Stupid Scale, that scores 624 and falls into the extremely stupid category. Which sounds about right.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby Sandra » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:12 pm

January was a bit of a slacker month for me and running. Spent more time on the bike trainer in hopes of giving the hamstring/glute/hip issues a break. Will try for a short 5-6km run tomorrow. Today was 1 1/2 hrs on the bike trainer with the bike team. Here's hoping February is A LOT warmer than January was..... :pray:
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby MrBond » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:19 pm

Hammie wrote:26k in -17C, -24WC. According to Ian's Stupid Scale, that scores 624 and falls into the extremely stupid category. Which sounds about right.


Yipes ! :shock:
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby marymac442 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:32 pm

marymac442 wrote:Today will be either 15k or 19k, I was leaning towards 19k but I think there's only one other person running today who's training for a half. I would hate to make her go for coffee all by herself :)

Ended up doing 18k as the one person running short wasn't staying for coffee. It was fun seeing all the runners out doing training runs around False Creek - lots of folks getting ready for the First Half and BMO.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby ian » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:07 pm

Hammie wrote:26k in -17C, -24WC. According to Ian's Stupid Scale, that scores 624 and falls into the extremely stupid category. Which sounds about right.

Love it. Runs like this will pay off in the second half of the ultra. Not to mention, between the cold and the exercise, you probably burned a day's worth of calories in a tenth of a day.

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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby erinmcd » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:35 pm

13K on sloppy hilly country roads in the gently falling snow.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby Jwolf » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:03 pm

Cold but clear this morning for a beautiful 9K.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby Hammie » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:06 pm

ian wrote:
Hammie wrote:26k in -17C, -24WC. According to Ian's Stupid Scale, that scores 624 and falls into the extremely stupid category. Which sounds about right.

Love it. Runs like this will pay off in the second half of the ultra. Not to mention, between the cold and the exercise, you probably burned a day's worth of calories in a tenth of a day.

I spent my mental energy in the last 5k planning an epic lunch and reminding myself that race day will be a minimum 25-30 degrees warmer :lol: . Although With Calgary weather, it actually isn't guaranteed that we won't have snow in June.
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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby Midge » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:27 pm

8 km at the start of the storm
Bit slippy but a grinny kinda thankful run

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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby n_fraser » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:29 pm

Had a great 10kms this morning with a running buddy. Wondering what the streets will be like in Ottawa tomorrow morning with all the snow expected.

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Re: A new month, more snow Saturday

Postby Jogger Barbie » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:45 pm

Got outside today for a nice 13 km run with QC and another running buddy. 10 km with them and the last 3 km on my own. It was snowing but not too heavily, and the footing was okay. Not great, but okay. I briefly considered adding 8 km and making it my long run for the weekend, but my feet were soaked from slush and a couple of puddles so that wasn't too appealing.

Just finished some cross-training a.k.a. snow shovelling with DH. Not much fun dealing with the wet heavy stuff at the bottom but probably burned a few extra calories that way.

Based on the snow that has already fallen and the promise of more overnight, I'm guessing tomorrow's long run will be TM or track or some combination of the two. The temps will b nice but the uncleared sidewalks + slush + ice will be a royal pain. But no need to decide right now.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far. :)
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