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  • Jun 15 - Father's Day "Do it For Dad" 10.5km run around Burnaby Lake Jun 21 - Tough Mudder Whistler Jun 28 - Tenderfoot Boogie 50k Trail Race (Squamish to Whistler) Figure I'll do a road marathon in October on Thanksgiving weekend (probably Kelowna). Nothing else on the books.
  • There is a saying in the running community up here: DFL is better than DNS. ("dead freaking last" and "did not start"). Pace yourself in the first 2 km, you'll be excited and you'll feel invincible, and you'll probably go out a bit too strong. That's not a bad thing if you keep it in control, but don't let it get out of…
  • Race was awesome! It rained, it hailed and it was even dry for the last 5km or so. I stuck to my nutrition plan, pushed a bit when I felt I could, and didn't let myself get into a funk when I was tired. I had a goal of 8 hours with a stretch goal of 7:30. I rocked the course in 7 hours and 21 minutes, well ahead of pace.…
  • I use a Garmin 310xt currently and love it! Garmin has gotten me through 5 marathons, 2 ironman triathlons, numerous shorter races and thousands of kilometers of training (swim, bike and run). Next week it will be with me through my first ultramarathon. I know a lot of runners and consistently the best rated product is…
  • A large part of shin pain can be fixed by addressing the following; stride, shoes, distance. It sounds like your distance is not the issue, you are just starting out and you are taking steps to build slowly (very smart). How new are your shoes? Have you worn them to the point where the sole is flexible in your hands? And…
  • For the injury; I agree with the others that have suggested it is an IT issue. There are a lot of stretches that will help with that and using a foam roller, while somewhat difficult to do at first, is totally a great way to help fix this. On cadence; no, improving cadence isn't the same as shortening the stride, but…
  • In the gym; tune in and tune out, totally! https://yurbuds.com/ those are rated well. If you do go outside though, please consider either no tunes, or only tunes in one ear (the one away from traffic). I used to be a big fan of running with tunes and just tuning out the world. I could still hear enough around me to feel…
  • jturnerx, this race has 6000 feet gain (and drop) and that's been a huge challenge. I am comfortable walking up the hills, but want to go faster than I'm technically capable of going down them. I see people bounding down hills that I'm doing step by step and it frustrates the heck out of me, but I worry about blowing an…
  • lizsmith, it's funny, I was very nervous for my first IM, but the second one was... meh, all good. for this ultra the distance isn't a big deal, 50km is long but not really long and not much longer than a regular marathon, plus I don't have to spend 6 hours on my bike first :) the trails part is the hard thing. elevation…
  • I use a Bob Stroller and have the Revolution SE. I do run with it and it's good for that, but it's also great for offroading and going along on trails. As with any stroller it can be a challenge if the terrain gets too tough, but a backpack or carrier is the only thing that will work in those conditions.
  • shoes are good for between 500-800km depending on the abuse you put them through and your weight. I find that after about 500km (310mi) mine are breaking down. Worth it to replace them. as for breaking in time, shoes have changed a LOT in the past 10 years so it matters less than it used to. that being said, if your shoes…
  • If you walk 25 minutes to work, perhaps you could bike it instead and just add some extra on so that you are still taking 30 minutes to get to the office, but you are getting a ride in first. If you wind up in a hurry you can skip the extra and go straight in, but if not you can extend out, get your workout (part of it)…
  • because I can. I can workout and train. I can do triathlons. I can eat healthier and live longer. I can be a role model to my children. I can look better (vanity works!). and I really want to lose more weight. Yeah, I'm sorta healthy now, but it's a lot easier to run at 185 that at 195.
  • I wear shorts all year long, but I live in Canada and have guid Scottish hair on my legs (until tri racing season, sigh). I find that shorts that have built in compression shorts under the main fabric don't ride up the legs and offer the stability control of compression gear without showing off the package as it were. S
  • 4178.99 + 192.51 = 4371.5 alright, seriously a long time since I was posting. I've still been running though. I had recorded up to Feb 8. Rest of Feb - 113.5km Mar - 42.5 (baby was born on Feb 29, wasn't doing lots of running) Apr - 98km May - - 02 - 10.5 (tempo) - 04 - 11 (tempo) - 05 - 4 (brick off the bike) - 07 - 20…
  • Nope, I haven't podiumed yet and while I'd love to I don't see it happening anytime in the near future :) I'm at the top of the middle of the pack, but the pack is big. I compete against myself and my friends. I work my *kitten* off. Man though, I'd love to be up on the podium sometime. Know that there was a picture of it…
  • I have a Garmin 310xt and love it. I wouldn't trade it for anything except the new Garmin 910xt :) As a triathlete, it's a no brainer for me to have the unit that is waterproof and has GPS. I use my device in the lake, on the bike and while running. To say that I use it extensively is an understatement. If you are only…
  • As you've seen from all the different replies, lots of people do lots of things. You need to experiment, just not on race day! For me for a half, my routine is pretty simple. Breakfast - 2 packages Quaker instant oatmeal (I like maple and brown sugar) and a banana Pre-Race: 1 gel with caffeine (cliff strawberry, gu…
  • Bright clothing with reflective stripes which pick up headlights (they are made with crushed glass in the paint). If you wear headphones, do NOT put the ear bud in for the side facing traffic (so you can hear them). Look through cars (back window where you can) to see if there are people sitting in them. Generally just be…
  • The standard plan of 3 weeks build / 1 week recovery works as well for the bike in my experience as it does for the run. Also, the 2 mid week shorter sessions with 1 longer weekend ride also works well. My current bike schedule looks like this: Tuesday - Bike hill repeats (3 short hills (45 seconds), 3 medium hills (90…
  • I carry my DL, bank card, credit card and usually a small bit of cash. I want to get a RoadID though, probably the ankle one that can be used as a timing chip holder. I want my loved ones to know if I've been hit/crashed and need to go to the hospital.
  • Garmin 310xt for me. I had a Garmin 305 before but moved up to the 310xt for the swimming capability (waterproof) and battery capacity (20 hours). It has an excellent display, great interface with the computer and is easy to wear and use. it moves from my swim, to my bike, to my run with no problems. Of course, I want the…
    in gps watches Comment by Kilter April 2012
  • On all runs I think about my form and how to make myself more efficient. I do math and figure out how far I've gone (in miles and kilometers), how fast I'm going (in mph and km/h), how much longer (in time) I'm supposed to run and how much farther I'm going to make it in that time. I look at all the runners around me and…
  • about 10 months while focused hard on training and between girlfriends (didn't want to just hop in bed with someone for a one night stand). other than that, a few weeks to a month or so here and there. Figuring there will be a few weeks to a couple of months gap after the baby is born in a couple of days.... sigh. S
  • No major goal for distance, it's all about doing Ironman this year as a primary running goal. In the back of my head though I'm aiming for 1500 - 1800km of running. I half plan on doing a Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving is in early October) marathon, but that is going to depend on how I feel following Ironman in…
  • I am signed up for an Olympic tri out at UBC in Vancouver on March 11. I've done this one a couple of times, and I'm totally looking forward to getting out and racing. Blowing snow on my run today though, so here's to hoping for dry roads on race day. Aiming for an easy race, just steady pacing on the build up to later…
  • Just outside of Vancouver in Burnaby here. Welcome to the site, feel free to add me and say hi! S
  • I went for a 25km run today and as soon as I came home I uploaded the run to my computer so that I could check out the data. (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/152906009). I still play D&D and regularly have discussions about which version is better (I'm still leaning towards 2.0 just because I still remember all the…
  • A couple of things motivate me: 1. **** and Rick Hoyt (look them up, send him to the site or send him the vid) 2. Knowing that my daughters are at/near the finish line when I race (found them at km 40 of the marathon at the end of Ironman, best memory of the race) 3. Seeing my runners just sitting there beside my chair. 4.…
  • I suffer that same problem. Early on I get out and get to my goal pace for a shorter period (up to about 1/2 marathon range) and think... crap, that hurt, how can I do it n more times? The best advise I've heard comes from this quote by Scott Douglas, editor at Running Times: "In the first half of the race, don’t be an…
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