Sault Ste Marie

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #066
  • Date: Wednesday April 21st  2010
  • Course: Calgary Pathways Marathon
  • Run time: 5hr 33min 21sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 100 BPM
  • Temperature C: 8C
  • Distance covered to date: 2785.2km (1729.2m)
  • Equivalent Flight distance, Calgary to: Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
  • Total number of runners: 1

My legs felt a little fragile this morning, as I ate breakfast and filled my hydration pack. The long down hills at Boston had pummeled the quads and I tried to massage them to loosen them up. The temp was already 8C when I left the house and, by the time I reached the Shouldice Pool, it was 14C. After a slow start, I soon warmed up. My old friends the geese welcomed me back with hisses. Good to see you too. Coffee and zuccini muffin at the Good Earth, then off down the Elbow River pathways. The shirt was soon off and I was down to singlet and shorts. The legs eased up but it was a grind to the end. A little bit of redness on the shoulders and arms, better use more +30 block next time.

Avatar "Marathon Martin" has made it to the boarder city of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario on his vitual run across Canada. While he was passing through, he decided to visit the biggest baseball in the world. The Soo Minor Baseball Association is proud to own this baseball which is located at the main entrance of their fields on Black Rd. in Sault Ste. Marie. Some stats of the baseball include:
- Diameter: 10' 0" / 3.0 m
- Weight: 8,620 lbs / 3,910 kg
- Material: Double walled steel plate
- The stitches are 16" / 40.6 cm long.
- The surface area is 314 sq.ft. / 29.2 m2 (almost 2000 times larger than a real baseball.)
- In existence since April 7, 2004
This ball matches in proportion to the bat in Kentucky at the Louisville Bat Company.

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Avatar "Marathon Martin and the Big Baseball



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