252 total / 0 in 2018

Halfs and more halfs... Maybe a snowshoe race in Feb '10... BMO Vancouver (Half) Marathon - running to raise funds for Girls on the Run. Tri this summer?

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Melanie logged 252 miles.

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  1. RUN
    good 6.5 mi

    Fought stomach issues the first 3 miles, then it settled and I had a great run for the remainder. What's UP with the stomach over the last few months? Not even running hard but feeling like ... read more

    • Angie
      Angie Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Excellent job on your 6.5 mile run Melanie! You Rock!

      almost 8 years ago

  2. RUN
    great Quickie 4.5 mi

    Great run today! Beautiful day, great warm up b4 hitting the P90X. In my first week and it's killing me!

  3. RUN
    Snowshoeing, baby! 3 mi

    Wow. Snowshoeing for the first time in like....ever. Crazy cardio and crazy fun. But I got butt burn. Don't ask. Wait, you can go read my blog post if you really want to know, lol.

    • Heather G.
      Heather G.

      oooh fun! I would love to go snowshoeing one day! I used to go when I was really little growing up in VT, and I remember how hard it was! Great workout!

      over 8 years ago Like

    • Corey T.
      Corey T. You're Funny
      You're Funny:

      You make Gatorade shoot out of my nose.

      over 8 years ago

  4. RUN
    6 miles at the track 6 mi

    Slog, slog, slog. I think it was too early for me, lol! Took a long time for my legs to warm up in the icy conditions. All done, and on to the next run!

  5. RUN
    good Running off the hangover...BE... 6 mi

    Tried to run off my hangover yesterday morning, BEFORE I actually got one. Nope, didn't work. Good run though. Still have a hangover today. Thanks to Molson Canadian Hockey House here at the ... read more

  6. RUN
    good 8 miler 8 mi

    Good strong run, yay! Powered the hills, so I guess all those repeats are helping. WOOT!

  7. RUN
    good Hill repeats. x7. Ugh. 6 mi

    Hill repeats: 2x bounding/3x strides/2x race pace. Harder than it should have been. A week in Mexico to blame for that, lol. Back at it now, yay!

    • Sandi M.
      Sandi M.

      Hope you had a great time in Mexico! Hills are tough- nice work :-)

      over 8 years ago Like

    • Michael C.
      Michael C.

      Good workout Melanie

      over 8 years ago Like

    • Dana D R.
      Dana D R.

      Thanks for the motivation. I was sitting here wondering if I should go to the gym today..No regrets I am going! Dana from Inperspire.

      over 8 years ago Like

  8. RUN
    good Dreadmill 6 miler 6 mi

    Good run....for a dreadmill workout. Just blasted the tunes and gave 'er.

    • Heather G.
      Heather G.

      Great job getting through a dreadmill workout!

      over 8 years ago Like

    • Colleen

      oh man i always blast my music when i run on the treadmill, too! Nice run!

      over 8 years ago Like

  9. FIT
    good Holy Hula Hoop Class!!!!

    Sore abs from my first ever hula hoop class. Funny!

  10. RUN
    good Sunrise 12 miler 12.4 mi

    Felt great to run after a week of being sick. Ran by the beach and watched the sunrise. Well, okay it was cloudy. But still beautiful! Wasn't quite 100% myself, but I'll take it. Now off ... read more

  11. RUN
    good mile repeats 7 mi

    Ran in a short sleeved t-shirt! Woot! Was very mild today and the sun even poked thru the Vancouver clouds....a few minutes anyway...5 x mile repeats around a 9 m/mile. + w/up and c/down.

  12. FIT
    good Ab ripper x

    First time trying Ab ripper x. Got 65% of the way through, then it kicked my butt. Definitely can improve my core - next time, a little better!

  13. RUN
    good Hills! 5.6 mi

    What a rush! 1.5 mile w/up, then 2 sets up a long hill: 1x bounding 3/4 lenght, 1x strides 3/4 length, 1x regular run full length; ABC's, 1.5 mile cool down. Slept like a baby, lol.

  14. FIT
    good Upper body weights 00:30

    Did my regular upper body routine w/ 10 pound weights. Am up to 3 sets of 15, but the next sized weights are 15 lbs. Should I go to them and reduce my reps? Still 3 sets though?

    Any tips for a w... read more

  15. RUN
    alright weekend recovery run 5.75 mi

    Thankful for the low miles this weekend, great to have a break after a hard but rewarding couple of weeks. Looking forward to the challenges ahead!

  16. Curious as to everyone's opinion....Gatorade vs Powerade (or any other sports drink). What's your fave? Also, gels...fave brand and do you buy the ones with caffeine?

    • Jacky C.
      Jacky C.

      I'm curious to what people will answer. I'm very new to running, but I prefer Powerade. I haven't found a get that works for me at all... they all make me fall asleep :o even the caffeinated ones. I just buy them at the sports store. Good luck!

      almost 9 years ago Like

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    • Tiffany W.
      Tiffany W.

      I like Nuun tablets,G2 gatorade, or Heed. I also like Stinger honey and chocolate #9 gels (low glycemic index). Gu gels upset my stomach, Hammer gels are ok, I have used them without stomach upset, but not my fav. I only use them when I'm running 11 or more miles, but I always bring one just in case I'm having an off day!

      almost 9 years ago Like

    • Jacky C.
      Jacky C.

      Wow! Great ideas! The green tea/OJ idea is amazing... I have green tea everyday! The gummies sound good too and just like Melanie... having M&M's... a dream come true! I'll try it all! gels have made my runs worse every time I've had them...

      almost 9 years ago Like

  17. Just wrote a blog post on my lack of motivation for Wednesday's run. Ugh! Glad those days don't happen often! :)

  18. RUN
    great Wednesday Tempo Run 6 mi

    We did a 1 mile w/up, 3 mile tempo run and then drills and a 1 mile cool down. Had been dreading it, tempo runs are not my fave like speedwork, but had a great run. Funny when that happens!

    • Marg C.
      Marg C.

      Hurray! Sometimes, when you least expect it...!

      almost 9 years ago Like

  19. RUN
    tired Saturday 10 miler 10.6 mi

    Glad to get it done, nice run but definitely felt tired. I need to adjust to running with the running group again. Mon & Wed workouts felt fine, but am obviously not as recovered as I'd h... read more

    • Laynie K.
      Laynie K.

      Today is my day off, leave myself hungry for the extra drive this week. I wish I could run like this. You are awesome!

      almost 9 years ago Like

    • Marg C.
      Marg C.

      I agree with Elayne- you are awesome. This coming week will provide a chance for more recovery.

      almost 9 years ago Like

    • Melanie

      Thanks ladies, you are both so inspiring - I needed that! :)

      almost 9 years ago Like

    • Sian D.
      Sian D.

      Hey, someone just told me to suck it up I am going to pass on that same advice..hehe

      almost 9 years ago Like

  20. RUN
    good 3 mile easy treadmill run 3 mi

    Nice, easy run to loosen my legs between Wednesday's track work and tomorrow's 10 miler.

    • Michael C.
      Michael C.

      I hear ya, that's an important 3 miler to get you from one hard workout to the next.

      almost 9 years ago Like