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by TeamHoundandRedhead
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs
Replies: 4
Views: 4836

Re: Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs

They were on sale and it's far too late to return them.
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs
Replies: 4
Views: 4836

Re: Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs

PS: I'm going away for a long weekend and won't be checking this site, will answer any replies on Monday.
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs
Replies: 4
Views: 4836

Saucony Hurricane Women's Size 8 up for grabs

Can anybody use a pair of Saucony Hurricanes? They're a women's 8 but fit like a 7.5. They felt fine in the store but turns out have too much stability for me and kill the outsides of my feet, and it's too late to return them. I only wore them like 3 times for short runs. I paid $100 and would love ...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Toronto Waterfront 10K was AWESOME.
Replies: 4
Views: 4864

Toronto Waterfront 10K was AWESOME.

Finally got around to writing this - sorry I took so long. Anyway the Toronto Waterfront 10K was really well done this year. It used to be the Yonge St. 10K that started up around Eglinton and ended at Fort York, but for the past couple years they changed it to start on University and run along the ...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Skagway, Alaska half-marathon - "5% Tough, 95% Brutal"
Replies: 6
Views: 5392

Re: Skagway, Alaska half-marathon - "5% Tough, 95% Brutal"

Pics, as requested: The view from the top of that first hill: http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg179/juicy_fruit_kisses/FullSizeRender_zps0mjm3igc.jpg The glorious downhill: http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg179/juicy_fruit_kisses/IMG_4779_zpscoxzew9a.jpg Beautiful inlet around the 10K mark: ht...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Skagway, Alaska half-marathon - "5% Tough, 95% Brutal"
Replies: 6
Views: 5392

Skagway, Alaska half-marathon - "5% Tough, 95% Brutal"

...and they're not exaggerating. I just completed my 4th year doing the half-marathon in Skagway, AK - I visit my friends in Whitehorse, YK and we road-trip down there, about 2.5 hours with absolutely breathtaking scenery. You go through a little bit of British Columbia so we joke that you get to vi...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Tue May 30, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Ottawa Race Weekend 2017 - Voyageur Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 4676

Ottawa Race Weekend 2017 - Voyageur Challenge

I just had my personal worst race this past weekend - my friend and I did the Voyageur Challenge (5K + 10K on Saturday, Half on Sunday) Sounds totally doable, right? I did The Dopey last year and felt like a million bucks, I can handle this. I was very wrong. Problem was that the Saturday races were...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Time limit for Try-A-Tri Swim?
Replies: 6
Views: 5832

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

Thank you both! Yes I'm working on being comfortable in the water, that was a big part of this. I can swim one length now with my head up (I haven't figured out bilateral breathing yet) and could swim longer except my shoulders get so sore. Will keep working on putting my face in the water and also ...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Time limit for Try-A-Tri Swim?
Replies: 6
Views: 5832

Time limit for Try-A-Tri Swim?

Y'all already know that I'm teaching myself how to swim with the ultimate goal being the TriMuskokan Try-A-Tri (in like 2 years, lol.) My question is:

Does anybody know what the time limit is for the swim part? (350m)

I just need a goal to work toward. Thank you!
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Walking
Topic: Walking ... how do you keep from boredom
Replies: 15
Views: 15040

Re: Walking ... how do you keep from boredom

Play Pokémon Go! I have a route that hits all the Pokestops and a gym in my neighbourhood. My husband and I spent nearly every evening downtown walking last summer, we could easily do 5K - 10K after dinner. The dog loved it too. My joy last year was taking photos of my dog "looking at" the...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Swimming...
Replies: 203
Views: 51888

Re: Swimming...

The pull buoy is great for getting the body rotation down. To practice breathing, I used a kick board and just kicked with my face in the water and breathing side to side (arms straight out with the board). It helps you simplify things and concentrate on your breathing (and helps conserve some ener...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Swimming...
Replies: 203
Views: 51888

Re: Swimming...

I know it's been almost 5 years ultraslacker , but how are you now? Have you done a try-a-tri or anything? I didn't stick with it. And now that I've got a shiny new epilepsy diagnosis, I don't see swimming in my future. Damn. I'm so sorry. I bought a "pull buoy" and started using it last ...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Swimming...
Replies: 203
Views: 51888

Re: Swimming...

deerdre pointed me to this thread after I posted that I'm teaching myself how to swim.

I know it's been almost 5 years ultraslacker, but how are you now? Have you done a try-a-tri or anything?
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What are your race plans for 2017?
Replies: 1
Views: 610

What are your race plans for 2017?

I can't be the only one who is already fully registered for this year's races. Hotels booked and everything. Here's mine: May - Ottawa "Voyageur Challenge" (5K + 10K on Saturday, Half-marathon on Sunday.) June - Skagway, Alaska half-marathon (for the 4th year in a row) June - Toronto Water...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Sweet Sixteen Sunday
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: Sweet Sixteen Sunday

First run of spring and first run on my new Adidas Springblades. They're surprisingly comfy but a little slippery and only good for short runs. Ruby Tuesday ("Team Hound") and I did 7K of downhill, uphill (walking with the pickup bag to the garbage can at the top - ah the joys of owning a ...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: What is this foot injury called and how can I fix it?
Replies: 4
Views: 5117

Re: What is this foot injury called and how can I fix it?

did you literally increase straight from 10 minutes to 5 miles? or am I reading that wrong? When you put it like that I guess so, haha. I do 10 minutes (1 mile) on the treadmill to warm up before my strength-training workout at lunch on weekdays and I ran for 5 miles (1 hour) on the treadmill on th...
by TeamHoundandRedhead
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: What is this foot injury called and how can I fix it?
Replies: 4
Views: 5117

What is this foot injury called and how can I fix it?

It began in October 2015 after I did a) the Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon, b) whacked my left foot on a cabinet at work, and c) went for a 5K run not being concerned about the slight pain in my foot. After that 5K I couldn't walk on it. The physiotherapist diagnosed something about "the shea...

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