Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

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Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby MrBond » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:07 am

The roads are a mess, looks like another hike in the woods today...
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby purdy65 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:01 am

10k with the clinic this morning. Snow packed and slippery in the cemetery, so it was very slow.
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby Engmomma » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:21 am

8k with the peeps done. They continued on for another 5. Glad it is done but it wasnt as bad as I thought it may be. That and Martha aka Rob took it easy on me at the start.
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby La » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:39 am

I read on Twitter that the MGT was clear, so I headed out, optimistic. Well, it was cleared/plowed, but not salted, so there was a thin layer of ice between the puddles. :? After nearly falling about 500m into my run, I turned around. I briefly contemplated running on neighbourhood streets, but that proved to be a mess of slush and ankle-deep puddles.

1K run done in 6:30. :lol:
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby Robinandamelia » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:02 pm

6 miles outside today...so much snow but too nice of a day temperature wise to keep it indoors! Shoveled twice today alone as well....pooped now, time to rest.

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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby NMG » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:10 pm

Break day, with the exception of the 90 minute snow moving exercise. If I see any groundhogs on my street they best run!

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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:42 pm

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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby Midge » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:51 pm

Shovelling and then some

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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby 5km » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:55 pm

Cross-training - i.e. shoveling!

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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby Sandra » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:56 pm

First run in over 2 weeks. Felt so nice to be outside even with the slippy snowy roads. 6km done with a side of shovelling.
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby Jwolf » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:23 pm

20k in 2 hours. 8)
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:20 pm

Two miles on the treadmill. Going to try and head out for a snowshoe shortly while there is still some glorious sunshine!
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby ian » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:23 pm

26K in the cold sunshine.

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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby Marty » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:51 pm

11K on the Rideau Canal. Loved it!
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby barebuns1 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:27 pm

I am going to run on the tm once I get to the gym.
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby marymac442 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:30 pm

4k easy run/walk with clinic. Chilly day, happy participants - pretty good combination.
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby ratherawkward » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:31 pm

Seeing the ice, I opted for a 6k walk instead - plus some vigorous shoveling.
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby RA. » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:53 pm

5k for me, same route as yesterday. Today was +6, so capris, one layer of sleeves and a vest!!!
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:30 pm

5.4k between church and Super Bowl party.
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby Hammie » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:27 pm

14k for me in some lovely (although still chilly) sunshine. Funny - today's -9 (-13WC) felt downright balmy after yesterday!
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby DougG » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:36 pm

I ran for the 2nd time since my injury. My first time was early in the week, I lasted just 9 minutes before my leg wouldn't let me continue. Today I ran for 15 minutes non stop :D it was just 2 km but my hamstring didn't hurt too much. I been doing stretching, strengthening and cycling several times a week since before Christmas, and my Physiotherapist reminds me that I'll be doing the work, not him. I was pleasantly surprised by today's run.
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby kab » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:41 pm

Nice run today but wish the wind would stop or the temperature would come up into the -single digits. 10k
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby ngcaper » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:20 pm

Had a tumble on the ice last weekend doing a race pace 1/2...had to skip Sundays as I'd aggravated my left ITBS. Only ever struggled with the right before. Ran Wed quit after 3.5k, been aggressively rolling it and managed 7k before it bothered me yesterday. Hit 9.7k today before I stopped....nice to see it moving in the right direction quickly. Fingers crossed it keeps on improving fast.

BTW have I ever mentioned how much I hate road running? Come on Spring...I'm count in on ya to prove that rodent wrong.
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby barebuns1 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:32 pm

The YMCA here in Medicine Hat has about 20 tm's. But only 1 is metric. They just bought 3 more and not one is metric. Why ??
I ran 7km on the only metric tm in the place. :)
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Re: Quiet Sunday - Groundhog Day

Postby NMG » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:50 pm

ngcaper wrote:BTW have I ever mentioned how much I hate road running? Come on Spring...I'm count in on ya to prove that rodent wrong.


LOL, I was thinking the exact same thing today!


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