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by Robinandamelia
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: World Running Day Wednesday
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: World Running Day Wednesday

4 miles for me :)
by Robinandamelia
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Early Thursday
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Early Thursday

6 miles on the TM for me!
by Robinandamelia
Fri May 26, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: IronColl and the "10K"
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: IronColl and the "10K"

Congrats, great result/placement. 10K's are hard, even harder when the course is long :wink:
by Robinandamelia
Fri May 26, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Getting it done at BMO, a tale of a new PB
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: Getting it done at BMO, a tale of a new PB

How awesome, congratulations! Love the pics.
by Robinandamelia
Fri May 26, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Red Deer and Medicine Hat Trip Report
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Red Deer and Medicine Hat Trip Report

Sounds like a great adventure!!
by Robinandamelia
Fri May 26, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Bear Aware Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Bear Aware Thursday

It was my first bear sighting of the year this morning! MIchelle and I were just heading around the field behind our local rec centre to get onto the trail when I spotted something big, black, and furry ambling along the train tracks that run parallel to the trail. "Bear!" and we held up ...
by Robinandamelia
Sun May 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Racing Sunday
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Racing Sunday

Mississauga Marathon for me today! Weather was better than forecast (thank goodness), but wind still there at spots. Didn't make my goal but still a good result. Was uncomfortable from about 18K on so glad to see the finish line.
by Robinandamelia
Fri May 05, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The Short Long Thursday
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: The Short Long Thursday

3 miles on TM for me!
by Robinandamelia
Thu May 04, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: New shoe Wednesday
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: New shoe Wednesday

2 miles for me after a couple of days off...trashed my quads at PYP last weekend
by Robinandamelia
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running Mules..
Replies: 23
Views: 1017

Re: Running Mules..

This just seems to continue to be a thing in almost every race :roll: Getting a BQ is nothing to brag about anymore, and the sooner they just change the damn race into a lottery or better yet just another race, the better. I'll rather continue doing London, Chicago, Toronto, NYC, LA than wanting to...
by Robinandamelia
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Podium Saturday
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Podium Saturday

3/5/10km races today. Our local Mad Hatters Run club had 8 AG spots, plus RM's very own barebuns1 got 3rd AG. I stuck to my strategy, push but not all out which gave me 3rd AG. Overall a great day. Nicely done, congrats!! Pick your posion 25K trail run for me today! Nice to be back on the trails.
by Robinandamelia
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Super Soggy Wednesday
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Super Soggy Wednesday

3 miles on TM for me. Stressful week! Food poisoning Saturday night, sick cat since last night (2 visits to vet and numerous tests), doctor appointment for me tomorrow, and packing up at work cuz I'm losing my desk (moving to hoteling), fun times for me :? First trail run of the year on Saturday, Pi...
by Robinandamelia
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 3058

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

I saw these two stories on that Marathon Investigations site: https://www.marathoninvestigation.com/2017/04/human-chains-medal-thievery.html Cool or Not Cool? 1) Runners forming a human chain while crossing the finish line in Boston? 2) Runner taking an extra medal at the finish line and giving it ...
by Robinandamelia
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!

Like Lisa said, your story sounds like my first run in Boston as well....heat wave and 4:39:xx. My slowest marathon ever. It's not an easy course and coming off the winter weather it's hard to run with any heat, let alone a lot of heat!! It's all about the experience though. Once you realize that it...
by Robinandamelia
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm..*now with text!
Replies: 40
Views: 1979

Re: When you run Boston with Ridiculous Enthusiasm

Love the pics!!! Can't wait to read the report.
by Robinandamelia
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Boston Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 1490

Re: Boston Monday

Congrats Boston runners!!! Looked like a warm day out there. Way to get it done :)
by Robinandamelia
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Julie Miller now running ultras
Replies: 23
Views: 2287

Re: Julie Miller now running ultras

daddy_runner wrote:Don't want her. She can move on to lawn bowling.


This made me laugh.
by Robinandamelia
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: scrumhalfgirl in Canadian Running mag :)
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: scrumhalfgirl in Canadian Running mag :)

Awesome write up!! Time does fly though doesn't it.
by Robinandamelia
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: New Trail Race - Sticks n' Stones Trail Race
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: New Trail Race - Sticks n' Stones Trail Race

^ I maintain my initial stance that laziness on the part of the organizers plays into it Knowing both of the race directors personally, I know that this is not the case.... Loop courses very popular in ultras for a variety of reasons. So, you coming back to Ottawa for the 24 hr Transcendence Ultra ...
by Robinandamelia
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Size of your running shoes
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Size of your running shoes

My normal shoes are size 9. My road shoes are 10.5, my trail shoes are 10. So yes, I subscribe to this. Interesting, don't you find your toes touching to the shoe when going downhill? I know it would likely be a sensory issue for me. Sorry late to reply. No actually. My feet don't slide around in t...
by Robinandamelia
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ed Whitlock
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: Ed Whitlock

Very sad. Spoke to him a couple of times and he was always so humble and gracious. It was amazing to watch him run too. Incredible. He was still so fast, even while he was battling cancer. Super impressive.
by Robinandamelia
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Julie Miller now running ultras
Replies: 23
Views: 2287

Re: Julie Miller now running ultras

Very easy to cheat in ultras. No mats, just check in at aid station (sometimes, not always). Easy to cut the course. I think Julie is running with a GPS watch and a person the whole time so that her finish is not called into question. Oh and as small as the fields are, I've been in races and I'm com...
by Robinandamelia
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Size of your running shoes
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Size of your running shoes

My normal shoes are size 9. My road shoes are 10.5, my trail shoes are 10. So yes, I subscribe to this.
by Robinandamelia
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: New Trail Race - Sticks n' Stones Trail Race
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: New Trail Race - Sticks n' Stones Trail Race

tayken wrote:^ I maintain my initial stance that laziness on the part of the organizers plays into it


Knowing both of the race directors personally, I know that this is not the case.... Loop courses very popular in ultras for a variety of reasons.
by Robinandamelia
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Around the Bay - Who's in....
Replies: 36
Views: 1625

Around the Bay - Who's in....

Anyone running ATB this year? I'm in for 30K....

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