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PR at the Victoria Marathon on October 9, 2016! Note to self - 1st DM post was May 29, 2011.

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  • 4 miles
  • 00:42 time
  • 589 calories
  • 1 workouts
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  1. RUN
    alright Bastion Saturday 3.7 mi 00:42 11:28 pace

    Left hamstring is still a bit cranky from the run camp workout...on Tuesday! Gotta love deadlifts 😜 First two miles were 10:12 and 10:20, then I walked for a bit until Cindy & Coach Bill caught... read more

  2. RUN
    great Cinnamon Bun Fun Run 6.2 mi 01:05 10:30 pace

    My predicted time was 1:06:18 so officially I was under by only 1:07 but, since I pulled my calf, my goal was just to be able to run the whole thing without it seizing on me. Mission accomplished a... read more

    • Doug G.
      Doug G.

      Good deal to only come in a minute later, fantastic for having that calve bothering you. Good chow at the end and Winning new shoes! YaY! Nothing can beat that, Best race day ever.

      7 days ago Like1 person

  3. RUN
    injured Westwood Lake 3.63 mi 00:45 12:29 pace

    My calf is still tight, but was able to do a slow jog around the lake. Needed to make sure the 10k tomorrow is still doable.

  4. RUN
    injured Epic fail! 1.22 mi 00:12:24 10:09 pace

    Calf decided to seize up on me 😟 Gotta get this sorted out before the Cinnamon Bun Fun Run next Sunday. Will try to see if I can get in with the chiro and/or PT tomorrow.

    • Doug G.
      Doug G.

      I feel sorry for you, good luck at the physical therapist, you deserve to run injury free. I hope it was not severe and you did not have to limp home, that is no fun.

      14 days ago Like

    • Loreen C.

      Thanks, Doug. What sucks is I am pretty sure all the problems these past few weeks are from a 2-day conference on a crappy chair, resulting in misalignment in the kinetic chain.

      14 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    alright Westwood Lake 3.52 mi 00:38 10:45 pace

    Right calf was feeling tight, so just did one loop around. Tomorrow is another day 😉

    • Doug G.
      Doug G.

      Good run, hope that calf improves, it is so disheartening when something goes wrong, keep stretching when you can.

      14 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    good Track 6.2 mi 01:18 12:38 pace

    Time includes there and back to the track (2mi) plus recovery rest between. We did 2x200, 2x400 & 3x800. Wasn't quite able to hold the pace on the 800s but I didn't get much to eat ye... read more

    • Doug G.
      Doug G.

      Good track run after a tough workout last night!!

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Ben K.

      Crossfit? You are doing that now, or has it been some time? I've thought about it from time to time, but I'm not sure if it'd be my thing or not. I hope you are enjoying it, and great job at the track Loreen!

      18 days ago Like1 person

    • Loreen C.

      Hi Ben! It isn't a true Crossfit class, mostly "core and functional mobility for runner" moves to help increase endurance and strengthen to prevent injuries. Mostly body weight only. I figure I will try this for a few months, the make the switch to full Crossfit. My upper body is soooooooo weak! But I rock the squats!

      17 days ago Like

  7. FIT
    great Run camp 01:20

    Class went a little over time tonight but it was good. Squats, burpees, kettle bell carry, box jumps or step ups and ring rows. Three circuits.

  8. RUN
    great Easy like Sunday morning! 4.38 mi 00:54 12:22 pace

    Nice easy jog with Ruth. Feeling like I will be good to go for Tuesday evening run camp!

  9. Shared Photo

    Raising the flag at the top of Mount Benson in Remembrance of our fallen soldiers.

  10. FIT
    great Mount Benson 03:30

    So maybe the Intro to Crossfit run camp last night wasn't the best idea before our first hike to the top of Mt Benson (3,300 ft). Left the trailhead at 9:00, made the summit by 10:50, where Ro... read more

  11. RUN
    injured Westwood Lake 6.21 mi 01:08 10:53 pace

    Heel is still giving me grief :-( Might need to see if I can get an appointment with the chiropractor next week.

    • Doug G.
      Doug G.

      Good run, grief is a good word for it. I can sympathize because I could feel mine today especially on the downhills. Hope you find what works, Good luck.

      29 days ago Like1 person

  12. RUN
    good Frontrunners hills 3.66 mi 00:43 11:49 pace

    Trying out the Frontrunners Tuesday evening group. Groups 1&2 were doing hills and 3, 4 & 5 were doing 1km repeats. Scott went for speed and I tried the hills, but they were barely a sligh... read more

    • Doug G.
      Doug G.

      Good run doing the hills, glad you got to run with a group, that is the way to go, maybe their going to progress into more challenging hills. Glad you had a good rain run.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

  13. RUN
    injured Waterfront 3.79 mi 00:37 09:45 pace

    Heel is still a bit cranky, but nothing my spikey ball can't fix!

  14. RUN
    injured Westwood Lake with Janet 5.96 mi 01:02 10:28 pace

    Rested and rolled my foot Thurs & Fri and took it for a test spin with the Bastion crowd. Not fully recovered but I was in a fresher pair of Skechers and kept the pace easy. Didn't feel li... read more

    • Doug G.
      Doug G.

      Great job on your 6 mile run, so glad it did not "light up" after the run. That means it is getting better. I am just starting plantar problems. Using a rolling pin and hanging feet off stairs works the best so far.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

  15. RUN
    injured Wednesday Track 1.75 mi 00:12:59 07:25 pace

    On tap was 10x400 (2@C pace, 2@B pace, 2@A pace then back down) but it was not meant to be. Spent the last 2 days at a tax conference on a really uncomfortable chair and that may be why my left hee... read more

    • Doug G.
      Doug G.

      Hi, Loreen, my heel also has never flaired up like is has this time, so I took a week off. Do all the stretches you can hanging off stairs and leaning against counters, that helps the most. Good track workout.

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

  16. RUN
    good Nanaimo waterfront 3.73 mi 00:37 09:49 pace

    Nice flat run along the ocean with the cross fit gang.

  17. RUN
    great 6.22 mi 01:02 10:00 pace

    Negative split at Westwood Lake. First 5k in 31:31, back in 30:47!

    • Meredith L.
      Meredith L.

      Negative split in a 10k?! Cheers to you, Loreen, that's awesome!

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Loreen C.

      Wasn't even trying for that, and actually happy I forgot to turn auto-lap back on (turned it off for Wed speed work at the track) and even happier that I thought to hit the lap button at the turn around. But why did the 2nd 5k feel so much longer than the first?

      about 1 month ago Like

    • Meredith L.
      Meredith L.

      if you weren't trying then that is even more impressive! Running is hard and pushing through that like you did is so awesome! :)

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

  18. RUN
    good Buttertubs Marsh 2.56 mi 00:25 09:53 pace

    Easy run, light rain for the return trip.

  19. RUN
    good Morning track (speed work) 3.2 mi 00:27 08:31 pace

    Ok, Bastion Run Club meets at the track every Wednesday morning and Bill (coach) guides us through a speed workout. Today was the first time I managed to get there, and this was my first speed work... read more

  20. RUN
    good To/from the track 2 mi 00:21 10:18 pace

    Took longer to get there and back than the workout lasted!