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Archive for July, 2012

24
Jul

Warrior Dash

   Posted by: Dan    in Events

With a distance of less than 1% of our trip, Warrior Dash doesn’t sound that hard, right? A nice easy rambling 5km obstacle course, with things like going over waist-high walls and crawling under barbed wire, jumping over fire, and scaling a thirty-foot cargo net – maybe a bit more difficult, but nothing too scary.

Last year, just a month after conceiving of the Wayfarers and long before details were set in stone, I ran the Warrior Dash race with Paul and a few others. Paul beat my time by half, coming in at 46 minutes to my hour and a half. My excuse? 40 pounds of chainmail on my back. Read the rest of this entry »

5
Jul

Mid-Week Training

   Posted by: Dan    in Uncategorized

This morning I woke up at my usual time, had my usual breakfast, and then slung 65 pounds of metal over my shoulder for my hour-long commute.

With my unusual accoutrement, I expected the ride to be a lot worse, but people were remarkably polite about my hiking backpack and its accompanying knapsack. Having two bags designed to be worn on both shoulders may sound somewhat awkward, but the reality is it’s a lot awkward.

I’m going to have to find a better way to do this for next time.

For now, though, I have 65 pounds of armour – a chainmail vest, and steel gorget, pauldrons, bracers, greaves and cuisses, all ready to be strapped on for a 16km training walk tonight. Paul and I will be walking from roughly Yonge and Eglinton down to Front Street and back, handing out business cards and talking to anyone who would like to ask about the Quest (and my funny costume).

Care to join us? Check Twitter for our #QtfCTraining hashtag, or just keep an eye on our @QuestfortheCure Twitter account after 6pm tonight. We’ll be updating as we go!

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