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First marathon at Mississauga (✓). First duathlon (✓). Sub 1:50 half marathon. Learn to swim.

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  • 15 miles
  • 02:20 time
  • 1612 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good Can I have a do-over? 7.2 km 00:45 09:58 pace

    Took yesterday off due to my hamstring feeling a bit sore. Better today, but still a little touchy. My stomach was really bothering me on this one (likely has something to do with raiding the Hallo... read more

    • Sam J.
      Sam J.

      EEK!! I'm glad that you're ok. Maybe next time run in all black for a better chance of survival. ;o) Hope the tummy feels better. I don't buy our Halloween candy until the last minute for this very reason.

      about 17 hours ago Like

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    • Laura M.
      Laura M.

      Yikes glad you are ok. I almost got nailed a while ago on Upper Middle. I now make sure I am running on the sidewalk with traffic along there so hopefully if cars are turning they see me a'coming. That's a stretch for most Burlington drivers I think.

      about 15 hours ago Like

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      yikes. be careful out there!

      about 9 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    great Chedoke 9.89 km 00:57 09:14 pace

    Up to the top of the escarpment, then back down again for a little downhill running practice pre-R2H. I hope all the Ottawa folks are safe!

  3. RUN
    great Drowned rat run 6.49 km 00:38 09:27 pace

    Got a little bit wet on this one! But it wasn't windy so it was pretty pleasant once I was warmed up a bit. I had a moment where I was so distracted worrying over a tricky bit of database work... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Nothing like a database problem to give wings to your feet! Good work.

      3 days ago Like

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    • Robert G.
      Robert G.

      You’ve got to stop thing about work while running :-) ….here is another joke for you:
      Q: Why do you never ask SQL people to help you move your furniture?
      A: They sometimes drop the table.

      3 days ago Like2 people

    • Emma I.
      Emma I.

      That's the second drop table joke I've heard this week! #nerds

      3 days ago Like

  4. VELO
    great Now the day is perfect 31.5 km 01:19 14.8mph pace

    Up and down the escarpment on my bike on a beautiful day. Fall colours around here seem to have peaked this weekend, so much pretty everywhere. Saw lots of folks out driving around in convertibles ... read more

  5. RUN
    great Red Hill/ Beach 22.2 km 02:08 09:18 pace

    I still can't quite believe I lined up to buy bike stuff yesterday (I don't line up for sales, ever!), but it was a great morning with Sam J. Irina S. Zindine S. Pranada D. and I got the ... read more

  6. RUN
    great Headon Forest 9.3 km 00:56 09:41 pace

    I was going to run at lunch today but was wide awake at 4:30 and figured I'd get it done now (and this way I can work through lunch and leave early, always a bonus on a Friday). Hope you all h... read more

  7. RUN
    great Tempo thursday 10.1 km 00:59 09:21 pace

    Can't say I've really missed #5amrunclub. Glad that's out of the way, though! Did 4k at tempo (5:10/km) and it felt pretty good. On to work and meetings and such exciting things.

  8. RUN
    great lunch run 7 km 00:40 09:13 pace

    I knew it was a bad idea to attempt interval work without a rest day first. So when the second interval sucked I called it a day. And so it goes sometimes. On to the next one (after a rest day!).

  9. VELO
    great Group ride! 53 km 02:20 14.1mph pace

    What's a great morning? A group ride morning! The rain mostly held off, the roads were in good shape, and it was super fun. Especially descending 6th line. Whoa. I gotta go back and climb that... read more

    • Amy D.
      Amy D.

      Sounds like a perfect ride!

      11 days ago Like

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    • Nicole M.
      Nicole M.

      Having never ridden 15th or 6th, I'm glad that it ended up being a good route. I know I'll be redoing that 50k many times next year. Nice to see you today. Hope you enjoyed the rest of it.

      11 days ago Like

    • Jana P.
      Jana P.

      Sounds awesome! Look forward to doing some hills with you next spring! :)

      11 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    great Thanksgiving long run 22.07 km 02:06 09:09 pace

    Gorgeous run in the country with my husband and brother. Rail trails up here are a lot rougher than urban ones! And the "gas station 10k" sign suggested they aren't so much targeted ... read more

  11. RUN
    great Pre turkey run 8.6 km 00:49 09:07 pace

    Got the turkey in the oven for our thanksgiving part I this afternoon, so snuck in a quick run while the husband and kids cleaned the house. Long run tomorrow. Lovely day out there!

  12. VELO
    great 102.6 km 04:47 13.3mph pace

    When I got my road bike back in July, one of the goals I set was to ride a metric century. I eventually realized the only way it would happen this year would be if I used a vacation day - weekend d... read more

  13. RUN
    great Powerline trail 9.8 km 00:57 09:19 pace

    Finished up my half day of work, figured I'd get in a run before I head out for a million thanksgiving prep errands. Nice and easy on another super windy day.

  14. RUN
    great Rail trail tempo 8.03 km 00:45 08:55 pace

    One of those headwind in every direction type runs. The 4k of tempo pace didn't feel great, but, hey, wind. And there's hot water in the showers again! Hooray! That got fixed a hell of a ... read more

  15. RUN
    great Easy leg stretch 6.06 km 00:36 09:38 pace

    Needed to stretch my legs, quads were a bit stiff this morning. Not sure if that was from the trail race or climbing the escarpment yesterday on the bike, or a combination of both.

    The office show... read more

  16. VELO
    great 44.2 km 01:51 14.8mph pace

    After a 25k trail run yesterday, why not start this ride off climbing King Rd. I am sometimes not very smart. But hey, I made it up the hill, so yay to that. Got the layers right on a chilly mornin... read more

    • Richard V.
      Richard V.

      Sounds awesome and very refreshing. Great Sunday morning bike ride

      20 days ago Like

    • Mari S.
      Mari S.

      Haha! What a nut -- but a good nut! Great ride.

      20 days ago Like

    • Nicole M.
      Nicole M.

      Jealous! Wish I had an extra hour (and a road bike). I did all running clothes (bike gloves) and was good too. Great job today!

      19 days ago Like

    • Barbara

      Wow 25km trail run in that nasty weather yesterday way too go Emma!

      19 days ago Like

  17. RUN
    great Run for the Toad 25 km 02:58 11:27 pace

    There is a lot to be said for going out and just running for pure fun. No time pressure, no goals, let's just run around in the woods for a few hours, make sarcastic comments, take pictures, a... read more

  18. RUN
    great Rail Trail 9 km 00:53 09:28 pace

    Lunch hour run in the dampness. It was rather pleasant. Largely deserted rail trail, lots of golden yellow leaves covering the path making me think I might stumble into Oz* if I kept going far enou... read more

  19. RUN
    great Unexpected evening run 10.3 km 01:00 09:22 pace

    I turned my alarm off this morning instead of running, so thought it was going to be a rest day. But then my husband came home from work early so I was able to get this one in. I wonder if I can co... read more

    • Pranada D.
      Pranada D.

      Yay for unexpected run and figuring out work stuff! If they didn't leave you any dinner, I think you're justified in ordering pizza. :)

      24 days ago Like

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    • Robert G.
      Robert G.

      I’ve tried to look up some SQL jokes for you but this is the best they had…

      "A man walks into a bar and sees two tables. Says 'Can I join you?' “

      I hope your run was better than this joke ;-)

      24 days ago Like2 people

    • Emma I.
      Emma I.

      I laughed, Robert!

      23 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    great #5amrunclub 6.6 km 00:39 09:30 pace

    After Oakville I decided to take a full week off running, which was good for me both mentally and physically, I think. My right hip was bothering me a bit after the race, but that seems to have cle... read more