Category Archives: #runchat

#RunChatHunt

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may have noticed that since the end of November I have been participating in the #RunChatHunt scavenger hunt.

It was the third or fourth time that I participated in the scavenger hunt. I find searching for items to be a great way to plan my routes and add some fun to my runs.

This time around the hunt involved a search for the following 12 items…

My search was mostly successful. I managed to find 8 of the 12 items on the list. The items I did not find were a Salvation Army Bell Ringer, Leftover Halloween decorations, Runner in holiday gear and start/finish line of a race.

Here are my photos that I submitted for the hunt:

A selfie with a snowman…

Another picture for #runchathunt a selfie with a snowman #runchat @therunchat

A photo posted by Patrick Girard (@pat42.2) on

Snowflakes…

Another picture for #runchathunt snowflakes. This was my first run in the snow this winter @therunchat #running

A photo posted by Patrick Girard (@pat42.2) on

A view from a trail…

For #runchathunt a view from a trail, the Rideau River Trail #running @therunchat

A photo posted by Patrick Girard (@pat42.2) on

A bridge…

Another shot for #runchathunt a bridge, the Pretoria Bridge across the Rideau Canal @therunchat #running

A photo posted by Patrick Girard (@pat42.2) on

Something that best represents my city…

For #runchathunt something that best represents my city, the Parliament of Canada #running @therunchat

A photo posted by Patrick Girard (@pat42.2) on

A school zone sign…

Another shot for #runchathunt this afternoon. A school zone sign #running @therunchat

A photo posted by Patrick Girard (@pat42.2) on

A high school track…

For #runchathunt a shot of a high school track @therunchat #running

A photo posted by Patrick Girard (@pat42.2) on

A holiday inflatable…

Finally got my first shot for #runchathunt a holiday inflatable @therunchat

A photo posted by Patrick Girard (@pat42.2) on

Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Running rules to live by.

How to learn from your race experience.

Lessons learned from running.

Highlights of the holiday to holiday #RunChatHunt

Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

A post about running and craft beer, two things I enjoy!

If you have read this blog before you’ll know running with a Chariot plays a big part in my training. Here is another post about running with a stroller.

Tips for race day pacing.

 

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.

Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Advice on when to run fast and when to run slow.

Can rituals improve your race day performance?

A post about quality runs.

A profile of Canadian bloggers on the #runchat blog.

 

Saturday Stories

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It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Do you place too much emphasis on the long run?

Here is a good story about this year’s Boston Marathon.

Looking for some coaching? Here is a new initiative that might help.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow nght.

Saturday Stories

20130713-085301.jpg

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories…

Here is a good post about the importance of nutrition for runners.

Tips for running while on vacation.

A story about a runner who got caught out in the record downpour that hit Toronto Monday.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.

Saturday Stories

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories….

93 year-old runs the Mt. Washington Road Race.

Three ways to improve your marathon time.

Are you a runner or a racer?

How do you define yourself when it comes to running?

Finally, don’t forget #runchat on Twitter tomorrow night.

Saturday Stories

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories….

10 tips to get started as a runner.

Here is a good post questioning what natural running means.

Father’s day gift ideas for fathers who are runners and enjoy beer.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place Twitter tomorrow night.

Saturday Stories

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories….

Here are some good thoughts on National Running Day.

Here are some great nutrition tips.

Finally, don’t forget, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night. 

Saturday Stories

It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.

Here are this week’s stories….

An oral history of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

A story on Reid Coolsaet’s efforts to break the Canadian men’s record in the marathon.

Looking to do a beer mile? Here are some tips.

This post was a good reminder that it was time for me to go through my own drawer of running clothes.

Here are some useful thoughts on planning a marathon if your finishing time is important.

Finally, the next #runchat will take place on Twitter tomorrow night.