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  • v HGSGUY
    Thanks for the comments! Montreal is a nice enough city, but they are doing A LOT of road work, makes it hard for out of towners to figure things out! I had only been there in December and February before, this was a wee bit warmer, but not too much warmer. I did get to look around a bit, but they were having some protests and didn't want to find out how fast I can run ; )

    Someday they will send i=me in May or June and I will have some fun, great hiking trails in town at Mount Royal!
    3178 days ago
    Thanks for the welcome and the comment on my page!
    3258 days ago
  • v HGSGUY
    Thanks for the comment on my page! I was shocked at that time for 10K too! It was done on my treadmill, so very unofficial. I was not planning to run that far, I had my treadmill set for 6.5mph and 1% incline. I wear a shoe sensor too and it was very close to the treadmill distance, a little over actually. Anyway, I was having fun so I just kept going!

    My speeds have increased lately thanks to you and Saharasue! Her blog and your response about slower on the treadmill got to thinking why is that? for me it was partly because I let it be, I had a "comfort" speed and I would just plod along. Yesterday I ran 7K at 7mph with 1 mile at 7.4. I have been increasing my foot strike rate and speed, pushing for a little more each time. Today was going to be a slower relaxing run, until I decided to get the 10K goal taken care of! It will be interesting to see how this translates to the next race! I have lots of business trips coming up and a vacation in February, so the training will drop some. My wife got me running pants for Christmas, so I don't have any excuse not to train outside as well!
    3260 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/27/2011 7:29:28 PM
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! Glad I'm not the only one that finds the treadmill hard. I'm sure glad I have it though for those bad weather days.

    I love that feeling of accomplishment when you push yourself hard. Good luck with your training! I'll enjoy hearing updates.
    3269 days ago
    Re: 5K time confusion

    The funky 2 minutes was due to my not knowing what I was looking at. The 32 time was the clock time (meaning time that had elapsed since they shot the gun to start the whole dealie). It didn't necessarily reflect when I passed the start hump and the end hump.

    So it appears it did take about 2 minutes to just get to (and then over) the start hump. That makes perfect sense, since I was about half a block back from the start hump and there were a LOT of folks (we were shuffling to the start, not even walking!).

    The difference between my stopwatch and the time they recorded (for how long from hump to hump) was only a few seconds, which makes a lot more sense.

    Who knew the hardest part of running a 5K would be the MATH!

    EDITED TO ADD (to reply to "how did you find out" question).

    They have a "chip time" and a "clock time" listed. The first time I looked (I looked again just now) I didn't see all the colums (some were hidden and you had to actively make them visible). So there was a "chip time", "clock time" and "pace" listing.

    So my official numbers are: "chip time": 30.31 "clock time": 32.19
    "pace": 9.46

    My stop watch had me at 30.19, so the difference between the "chip" and my watch is very slight (and what I would classify as perfectly normal and acceptable).
    3351 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/27/2011 12:01:28 PM
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