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  • 20 miles
  • 04:10 time
  • 3138 calories
  • 14 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good Therapy in the field 6.3 km 00:40 10:13 pace

    Headed to the small sports field and found it swarming with tots in team outfits playing soccer. It was actually a highly amusing spectacle verging on the ridiculous and I wish I'd had my phon... read more

  2. FIT
    good planks again 00:08:00

    Last night. Planks again. I was reading the next book in the series, "The Cool Impossible" by Eric Orton, and thinking, well, probably gonna make myself some wobble boards etc.

  3. walk
    good just a short stroll 2.5 km

    Just a little stroll to the café. It was hot. I didn't wear my knee brace. All is good. Happy Saturday! BTW I just finally read "Born to Run", it was excellent.

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      after reading the book ... anything you think you might do differently?

      about 12 hours ago Like1 person

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    • John K.
      John K.

      Although I also used to run barefoot as a teenager (because we couldn't afford to buy me running spikes :) BTR changed my running life pretty completely a few years ago. I run barefoot or in sandals quite a lot now, and love it. Even though I'm running ultra distances and getting old, I still wear very minimal shoes.

      about 5 hours ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      My knee, having no cartilage to speak of, needs the cushioning of Altras for road racing, but offroad I wear my minimus trails and have a pair of huaraches I've been planning to try out but never got around to yet... BTR is definitely a good book, I enjoyed it a LOT. It might have changed the entire running conversation to the point where I benefitted even without reading it before.

      about 2 hours ago Like

  4. FIT
    good again 00:07:00

    planks last night -- crashed while reading and got up at 3 am, did the planks and went to bed.

  5. RUN
    good Angus Glen 5 miler 8 km 00:47 09:31 pace

    This is a tough course, very hilly, and it was very hot, 36C plus humidity. This race is always really hot. This time they had some sprinklers going over the course in 4 spots, and this made a big ... read more

  6. Huge CONGRATS to (friend) Ian Firla, who finished in 1st place male on the North Face Endurance Challenge (Marathon distance) up in Blue Mountain last weekend!

  7. RUN
    good therapy, sort of 2.4 km 00:16 10:43 pace

    Slow jog around the grass field for therapy... should have done it last night actually. It was hot, and it's going to get a lot hotter for the race! 25C, humidex 33 right now, with strong sun.... read more

  8. FIT
    good Planking 00:08:00

    Once again, planks, Sit-Ups, etc. day 201. I had an involuntary day off and during that day, the leg was feeling OK. But next day, not so good. Haven't decided what to do for a morning workout.

  9. FIT
    good Day 200 and weights 00:18

    Hot hundred plank challenge, day 200, plus Sit-Ups, ITB, glutes, plus today's weights maintenance workout. Happy Thursday!

  10. FIT
    good planks 00:08:00

    Last night's plank challenge, continued... plus sit-ups.

  11. RUN
    good usual loop 5.6 km 00:34 09:46 pace

    The ankle was swollen and sore last night so I wore an elastic bandage to bed and it was still painful this morning. This was worrisome as I have a race coming up! I wanted to also do DQM as well, ... read more

    • Richard V.
      Richard V.

      Kree things easy JP. Hope that gets better soon

      4 days ago Like1 person

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      I've had that issue with heavy-cologners, especially around Los Angeles area trails. who they trying to impress anyway??

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Thanks, everyone, the ankle swelling and pain have gone down, now it's just stiff the way it usually is these days! LOL Ric and John re the cologne, I hope you got the double pointed joke about that ("If you want to unfairly beat your close rivals... wear cologne.") I agree though, it's senseless, and what's worse, I am sure they can't even smell the nice fresh air they're out in, so it's even more senseless...

      3 days ago Like1 person

  12. walk
    good Treadmill Therapy 2.3 km 00:15:00 10:29 pace

    The usual treadmill therapy speed walk (with a couple of minutes' jogging) plus stretches. My ankle is flaring up again, so I taped it.

  13. FIT
    good Planks day 198 00:08:00

    Last night's planks, ITB and glute and Sit-Up exercises. Day198...

  14. FIT
    good again planks 00:08:00

    Forgot to post last night's planks, clamshells, sit-ups, etc.

  15. RUN
    good around the usual loop 5.6 km 00:33 09:29 pace

    Just an easy jog around my usual loop. A warm morning, 26C, humidex 34, strong sun, gusting winds. The leg was bad through most of this but started to feel better on the last hill home. I was kind ... read more

  16. RUN
    good Lindsay Milk Run 5 km 00:25 08:01 pace

    I had been thinking of running this for some time but was actually going to do the Glen Abbey race in Oakville. Until I saw the Glen Abbey race fees. 90 bucks for 5.2K (not even 5.0k!) and so I sai... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Wow, $90 for 5K is crazy! I'd have opted for a different race too. Great race today, Pierre, and congrats on the AG3!

      7 days ago Like1 person

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    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Hope all's well, Javaid! Haven't seen your posts lately. Thanks for commenting on my race! Nice to hear from you.

      5 days ago Like

    • Robert G.
      Robert G. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Great racing JP! You’re getting better with age :)

      5 days ago

  17. FIT
    good Plank once more 00:08:00

    Another installment of the plank challenge last night... with other exercises.

  18. FIT
    good planks last night 00:08:00

    Plankity plank! Last night. Plus Sit-Ups.

  19. RUN
    good Easy Run 5.6 km 00:34 09:46 pace

    An easy run around the usual loop. 22C, humidex 28, sunny, intermittent winds. I saw one old guy in blue, with colour-coordinated backpack and baseball cap, go loping past at the start when I was j... read more

  20. FIT
    good planks 00:08:00

    Planks, ITB, Sit-ups, and so on. Spent a lot of time just lying on the floor before I could get started. I was tired.