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  • 10 miles
  • 01:46 time
  • 1116 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good nice and easy 10.1 km 00:56 08:55 pace

    Just a nice and pleasant run. I was surprised at my time, as I took it easy and it didn't feel fast. -4C, sunny, with icy patches, light winds, a lovely morning. The knee was a tiny bit tender... read more

  2. FIT
    good usual 20 00:20

    Just the same old workouts. The pulled back muscle seems to be pretty much normal again already, though I'm going to be careful for a little while yet. It snowed and seems to be still snowing ... read more

    • J Pierre M.
      J Pierre M.

      I got down south to work and there's hardly any snow here! There was about 3cm at home.

      1 day ago Like

    • Brian O.
      Brian O.

      Snowed down here by me most of yesterday but nothing accumulated except on the grass. So over this never-ending winter.

      Glad to hear about the back!

      about 22 hours ago Like1 person

    • J Pierre M.
      J Pierre M.

      Thanks, Brian! I'm happy not to be in pain from the back any more. Two weeks of that was plenty.

      about 21 hours ago Like

    • Forward T.
      Forward T.

      Glad you're better with your back.

      Snow?!?!?! Oh good grief and here I was feeling sorry for myself because summer can get here fast enough :-D

      about 21 hours ago Like1 person

  3. RUN
    good recovery 5 5.2 km 00:30 09:17 pace

    Just a slow and easy recovery run. Yesterday I could barely go down the stairs after my little 10 miler, but today I'm feeling a lot better. The bad knee wouldn't let me run fast when I f... read more

  4. RUN
    good LSD Sunday morning 16.1 km 01:40 09:59 pace

    A nice mild morning, I ran it in between rainy spells, didn't get wet but had to dodge a lot of big puddles. The sun came out intermittently, and there were plenty of other runners (well, for ... read more

  5. Aw, not only the Yonge St 10k but also the Angus Glen 10 Miler are tomorrow! Can't run either one! Drat. No races for 3 more weeks. So I got online and started signing up for stuff past 3 week... read more

  6. RUN
    good an easy spring morning 10.2 km 00:59 09:18 pace

    Just an easy run in the nice spring weather. Everything is still dead and grey and matted with snow patches under the shrubs but I saw a handful of tulip tips coming up along one wall! And felt a b... read more

  7. FIT
    good the minimal 15 00:18

    Just scaled back a bit on the weights and floor exercises to nurse my sore lower-back into working condition once again. It went well, things are returning to normal. Haven't decided whether t... read more

  8. RUN
    good faster 6 6.2 km 00:36 09:20 pace

    Time is plus or minus a minute or so. A nice sunny (when the sun came up) cool morning 1C, there was actually ice on the stretch of trail I ran down... I was trying to take it easy but found that I... read more

  9. Just have to take the day off... my back problem flared up again this morning. Will see if I can do any exercises later. The occasional day off shouldn't do too much harm. Have a great Tuesday... read more

    • Rick Y.
      Rick Y.

      the occasional day of is a good thing™. Take the day, enjoy the rest. Come back stronger :)

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • William R.

      Rest well friend, it will not hurtbyou at all. Your body wil thank you. Take tomorrow off to celebrate and then start back.

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • J Pierre M.
      J Pierre M.

      Thanks, William! I've had a bad back for 25 years (after lifting something stupidly heavy) but had it managed until I overdid it a bit on the weekend. Should get it back under control soon, but it will take a few days... may be able to run in the AM, but will have to be very careful.

      8 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    good slow recovery 5.1 km

    I forgot to look at the clock so no idea of the time, but I was very slow on purpose, trying to build up the bad leg again. It started to feel pretty good at around 3k and I wanted to go fast but I... read more

  11. FIT
    good Lugging ladders! 02:00

    Carrying ladders and going up and down, and teetering on roof edges... my bad leg wasn't happy but is feeling okay now. This was a bit of a workout. Would have loved to go for a run but the le... read more

  12. RUN
    good Harry's Spring Runoff 8 km 00:44 08:51 pace

    Well, my leg was not doing so well towards the end but it held up, and the limiting factor appears to be that I couldn't breathe deeply enough, which I blame on the internal fat that built up ... read more

    • Patty S.
      Patty S.

      I found Thai yoga massage to be really helpful for helping me breathe deeply. I'm not sure how it works but it's like blockages (whether real or metaphysical) are cleared from your lungs afterwards.

      11 days ago Like2 people

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    • J Pierre M.
      J Pierre M.

      Thanks, Christy! Spence, you're probably right to stop. It's tough to run up those hills and get enough air!!

      9 days ago Like

    • Spence D.
      Spence D.

      Great time on a hilly course! I stopped running this race because of the effect on my lung. High Park Hills and Spring time. Well done!

      9 days ago Like1 person

  13. RUN
    good just a feel-it-out 4 4 km 00:26 10:27 pace

    Time is a guess, as I forgot to look at the clock. I was just feeling things out for tomorrow morning. I feel old and shambling and damaged, but functional, however I am reducing my goals tomorrow ... read more

  14. Heard from the doctor's office, the operation may be this fall sometime. (He is semi retired but is one of the few experts with the know how to do this particular thing around here, and I'... read more

  15. FIT
    good getting old 00:20

    Dratted old age, or maybe it's something else. Managed to pull a back muscle a bit when I started doing my cheats with the weights. I massaged it and then worked around it, but am disapppointe... read more

    • Steve

      that is my pet project, to defeat the aging process. so far I haven't been so successful but I refuse to grow old gracefully...I am going to do battle the whole way. have a good one. hope that muscle strain heals up quick.

      13 days ago Like1 person

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    • J Pierre M.
      J Pierre M.

      I'll give it a shot, Brian! thanks!

      13 days ago Like

    • J Pierre M.
      J Pierre M.

      Brian, it must be the sweet hands that apply the oil that give you your miracle cure! LOL. It's OK, this is a muscle that has always been troublesome. It'll be fine in a few days...

      13 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    good The recovery 6 6.2 km 00:38 09:51 pace

    The first half of this was very slow and stiff, and so I decided I needed to loosen up and go faster. The way I do this is to keep my motions light and easy but try to make the trees go by faster! ... read more

  17. Had a seminar then worked late, so all I've managed to do for workouts today is the hoops. Will do some planks before bed!

  18. Brief ATB Post Race Speculations
    I won't bore you too much with this, but was looking at my time splits -- 10K at 1 hour, 15K at 1.33, 20K at 2:08... that last one was after I started fallin... read more

    • Christy M.
      Christy M.

      This is still a success.I guess u will have to cope if it's the same.I am confident no matter what the outcome you will always shine.

      16 days ago Like1 person

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    • J Pierre M.
      J Pierre M.

      Sam, that's the plan! Until further notice! Brian, the doctor runs marathons and is doing the Enbridge Ride for Cancer as well... a perfect doctor for me I think. I complained about the leg crapping out on the marathon and he understood.

      15 days ago Like

    • Brian M.
      Brian M.

      That is good to hear.

      15 days ago Like1 person

  19. RUN
    good recovery 4 4 km 00:26 10:27 pace

    A beautiful morning, sunny, -2C, lots of ice patches. I felt like Fauja Singh on a bad day (assuming he has bad days... I felt slow, stiff, and very, very old) for the first half, then I felt a lit... read more

    • Forward T.
      Forward T.

      Happy Monday to you too! You'll be back in form in no time!

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Jennifer M.
      Jennifer M.

      Nice recovery.

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • J Pierre M.
      J Pierre M.

      Thanks, I think the main problem with the long races is that the bad leg gives out after a while (torn cartilage) and puts strain on everything else so there's a lot of pain, but I don't think I was anywhere near pushing my fitness limits, so that's why I feel relatively OK today. Just stiff and slow and old, but hey.

      16 days ago Like

    • Spence D.
      Spence D.

      Nice recovery run after a great race.

      16 days ago Like1 person

  20. RUN
    ATB painfest 30 km 03:31 11:19 pace

    Well, it was a beautiful day and except for the pollution alley of Burlington St, it was a pleasant course. But I could use a LOT less pain right now. My legs both started to hurt at 18K and it got... read more

    • Sam J.
      Sam J.

      Oh I had forgotten about that nastiness flying around down there! Yuck! Sorry that the legs didn't cooperate out there. Get some ice and put them up. Sorry that we didn't see you!

      17 days ago Like1 person

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    • J Pierre M.
      J Pierre M.

      Thanks! I think I have to stop doing anything over a half for a while until the leg is fixed. It starts to get really bad around 18K every time.

      16 days ago Like

    • Robert G.
      Robert G. Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Pierre YOU amaze me! Congratulations on completing this race with all that was going on.

      15 days ago