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by MikeM
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Wind briefs
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Wind briefs

I've always been able to manage without them. At colder temps (maybe -15 and below) I wear a breathable thermal layer under running pants. In extreme cold and wind (-25 to -30) I might add a pair of shorts between the thermal layer and pants.
by MikeM
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Time limit for Try-A-Tri Swim?
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: Time limit for Try-A-Tri Swim?

There is (usually) no time limit. My first couple of event swims I looked back as I was getting out of the water and the safety canoe/kayak was following me in. I said to myself "someone has to be last out of the water", then went out and caught a few people on the bike and on the run. Gi...
by MikeM
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Would you do a Canada Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Would you do a Canada Challenge

A local tri list called TriRudy has a challenge/award similar to that. Someday when my kids are older and I have more time to train I could see myself trying it: http://www.zone3sports.com/resourse%20links/Rudy%20Award.htm For a few years before and afterwards, Rudy completed 5 events that exemplify...
by MikeM
Tue May 24, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ORW Weather Forecast . . .
Replies: 71
Views: 4238

Re: ORW Weather Forecast . . .

scrumhalfgirl wrote:This happens every year!


+1 I love ORW but the inevitable rise in temps makes it a tough race for PBs.
by MikeM
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ottawa Race Weekend 2016 - who's in?
Replies: 17
Views: 2934

Re: Ottawa Race Weekend 2016 - who's in?

I'm signed up for the half.
by MikeM
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: December Beast Challenge
Replies: 88
Views: 22490

Re: December Beast Challenge

Thanks for the challenge. I missed two days but more importantly the challenge spurred me to do workouts on a couple of days I normally would have skipped over the holidays. I also started doing exercise bike and stretching while watching tv more often, which I've wanted to get in the habit of doing...
by MikeM
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: December Beast Challenge
Replies: 88
Views: 22490

Re: December Beast Challenge

I broke my streak on Saturday. I considered counting a couple of walks to the park + 15 minutes of stretching as my activity for the day, but adding the stretching, the walks aren't really out of the norm for weekend activity.

I was back on the horse with a shortish long run yesterday.
by MikeM
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: December Beast Challenge
Replies: 88
Views: 22490

Re: December Beast Challenge

I knew I wouldn't be able to run every day, but doing the running or cycling every day has still been a challenge. There have been several times when I might have just taken a rest day if it weren't for this challenge! :) So, thanks. +1 I knew I couldn't run every day but because of the challenge t...
by MikeM
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: December Beast Challenge
Replies: 88
Views: 22490

Re: December Beast Challenge

Didn't get out for a run today (weekends are tough) but I did spend 35 minutes stretching, rolling, and doing some tabata-style planks and glute bridges tonight. It's not an intense workout but it's something that I never do, that I've been wanting to start. I added it to the spreadsheet as "ma...
by MikeM
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: December Beast Challenge
Replies: 88
Views: 22490

Re: December Beast Challenge

this should work--let me know if it doesn't: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NDFQgjWwMGhxJBMJOHjplLsvR218JHVVECaRMGb7qhg/edit?usp=sharing" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; feel free to add activities in the list. I don't know how to edit. I can see it though. I'm on an iPad if ...
by MikeM
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: latest gps faves?
Replies: 24
Views: 5910

Re: latest gps faves?

I bought a Forerunner 25 about 3 weeks ago and it's been perfect for what I need: time, distance, and the Bluetooth sync is really handy. That it does basic activity tracking is a bonus.
by MikeM
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: December Beast Challenge
Replies: 88
Views: 22490

Re: December Beast Challenge

I'm in for 30 minutes of activity! I do run almost every day anyway, so I don't really need a challenge for that, but it will be good to have an extra motivation to make sure I get something in even over the holidays and while travelling this month. +1 I know I won't get a run in every day but I th...
by MikeM
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: PRR's First Half- who's in?
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: PRR's First Half- who's in?

Me Me Me ... but, but, but .. what is PRR's First Half ?? :shifty: :shock: :lol: :wink: :help: :help: You better book your flight Andy! Pacific Road Runners First Half half marathon. It is one of the best races of the year here in Vancouver. Beautiful course that is flat and fast! Hmmm... another b...
by MikeM
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Beach to Battleship
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Re: Beach to Battleship

Congrats! Excellent report and now I have a new race for my bucket list too.
by MikeM
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Happy 10th Anniversary, RM!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2681

Re: Happy 10th Anniversary, RM!!

turd ferguson wrote:Founders and admins can suck it. Mods rule.



Ha. I've gotta admit that I never noticed that there are mods separate from the admins. You're all indistinguishable omnipotent beings as far as I can see.
by MikeM
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Happy 10th Anniversary, RM!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2681

Re: Happy 10th Anniversary, RM!!

Happy birthday RM and thanks to the founders and admins!!
by MikeM
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Kendra Tracking
Replies: 78
Views: 4347

Re: Kendra Tracking

Congrats!!
by MikeM
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Bike Racks?
Replies: 32
Views: 5202

Re: Bike Racks?

Thanks Jen and Carm. I have a Thule 4 bike rack and really like it. On my Civic I can only put 2 bikes on there based on the tongue of the hitch but with your Mazda 5, you should be fine with bikes for 2 adults and 2 kids. Double check that though. I highly recommend Auto Racks. Their prices are com...
by MikeM
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Bike Racks?
Replies: 32
Views: 5202

Re: Bike Racks?

Bumping up this old thread since I'm looking into getting a rack for our Mazda 5. We don't have a hitch yet, but will probably get one installed since I don't want a roof rack and the angle of the Mazda's back wouldn't allow for a trunk rack. I'm thinking of getting a 4-bike rack so that the kids bi...
by MikeM
Tue May 26, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Leaving it all out there - Ottawa Marathon 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3033

Re: Leaving it all out there - Ottawa Marathon 2015

Excellent report. Congrats again on such a great race!
by MikeM
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Patriots day Monday!
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Patriots day Monday!

RobW wrote:Is anyone else on RM running Boston today? I think I remember HCcD's friend on here qualified for this race.


AndyM is running although she's not on here much anymore.
by MikeM
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Virtual Workout--THURSDAYS....
Replies: 383
Views: 48147

Re: Virtual Workout--THURSDAYS....

Virtual Workout for March 19, 2015 Warm up and cool down of choice 2x400m (2 minute recovery) 1x800m (2 minute recovery) 1x1600m (3 minute recovery) 1x800m (2 minute recovery) 2x400m (2minute recovery) The recovery can be easy running or walking--your choice. The 1600 being at tempo pace, the 800 a...
by MikeM
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Virtual Workout--THURSDAYS....
Replies: 383
Views: 48147

Re: Virtual Workout--THURSDAYS....

This is what the virtual RunCoach from the Ottawa Marathon training program has for me this week ... I suspect with the w/u and c/d, should be approx. 16-17K total ... :shifty: :P 1.Warm up: Jog 3.2K very easy; 7 Drills + 3 Strides (100 meters or 25 seconds) 2.Workout: 20 sets: •Run 400m •Jog 100m ...
by MikeM
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Virtual Workout--THURSDAYS....
Replies: 383
Views: 48147

Re: Virtual Workout--THURSDAYS....

Jwolf wrote:
purdy65 wrote:Cheryl, what you did is a fine way to get back into the speedwork thing! These workouts can be adjusted any which way.


yes! this.


Yes, good job! I can't wait until I can do these on a track instead of the treadmill.
by MikeM
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Virtual Workout--THURSDAYS....
Replies: 383
Views: 48147

Re: Virtual Workout--THURSDAYS....

I forgot to refresh my memory on the exact layout of the workout before I went to the gym so I just ended up doing 6 x 800 at about 5k pace (still not really sure what my current 5k pace would be) with 400m moderate recoveries: 1 km w/u 6 x 800 @ 4:29 with 400m recovery @ 5:30ish 500m c/d 8.5km/42mi...

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