Update – August 23, 2019 – PEI/Changing of the Guard!

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Nik’s Chicks is a FREE ladies only running/triathlon group. It is only a time and place to meet & a program to follow.   If you are new to exercising, it is advisable to have a doctor’s OK prior to beginning.  Any information or products represented on this site are for educational purposes only and are not a substitute for any advice given to you by a medical, nutritional or fitness professional.   Please park on West Oak Trails Blvd, Nightingale or at Bloomfield Park to avoid congestion, locking beeps and car doors closing around my neighbours’ houses! We run Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:30pm and Saturday mornings 8am from the corner of Westoak Trails Blvd. and Blackbird Court.  Check out Weekly Workout section for specific times and distances.

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Quotes of the Week: 
 News from the “Nest”: Hi Ladies!! Thought I would do one more quick post before Shelley, Tania and Joanne take over. All is well in PEI and we have been busy settling in and we have had two batches of visitors already. The kids arrive next week and we are really looking forward to seeing them. My training for Chicago marathon and my personal birthday 50km run (Sept 28) is going well. Jumped in with the PEI Roadrunners and the Running Room for some long runs and will probably continue to do that for now. Considering starting a smaller local run group in the Spring with friends and family – not sure if it will be women only at this stage:) I am really looking forward to heading to Oakville on October 10th for the Chicago weekend and might pop out for a pre-run visit that evening to see everyone at the corner. I am sooooo looking forward to Chicago and would be interested in doing Rock ‘n roll 1/2 in Nashville in April in case there is any interest….  Have a good last week of summer!!

Morning run view of the cow pasture near my place!

Star has settled in nicely – she likes to sneak up on the sectional when we are not looking:)

New Chick Leaders: These ladies have taken the reins and miraculously have gotten amazing turnouts for early morning workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays to beat the heat. Continue to look to them for direction on meeting times and distances.  The primary method of communication is through the Facebook group page. Remember to chime in when you will be out:)

Shelley Gallant – Resident firecracker and go getter.  This “Little” Chick knows how to set a goal and go after it. Shelley brings her endless energy, zest for life and natural coaching/mama hen tendencies to the group!

Tania Grecco – Ass kicker, dog lover and spitfire extraordinaire.   This “Speedy” Chick is driven and will drag you along with her with calls of “You’re Fine!”. Tania brings her enthusiasm for running and no shit attitude to the group!

Joanne Wiggins – Cool, calm and collected. This “Amazon” (compared to me) Chick is always the voice of reason and is never fazed by distance, weather or other running variable (mud). Joanne brings her no nonsense attitude and endless optimism to the group!

Nik’s Chicks Gear:  Shelley is in possession of the rest of the gear I had and quantities may be different than what is listed below. I think a new gear order will be in the works soon so think about jackets, ls shirts and buffs for fall and winter running.

Sugoi Original Tri Top Size Sm – 20.00Original MEC Tank Top  XS x 2 – 20.00Champion Timing Lightweight T-Shirt Med x 1 – 30.00Champion Timing Tri Top XL x 2, L x 2, M x 1 – 50.00Champion Timing LS Lightweight S x 1, M x 1 – 45.00

Pink Nike Running Hat x 3 – 35.00Blue LED Arm Light x 12 – 7.00Chicago Marathon: Training began June 1st from 10km base. I have created 2 programs -one taking you to 36km and one to 42km. Can’t wait for another race weekend away! Ontario Chicks (36) Chicago Marathon 2019     Ontario Chicks (42) Chicago Marathon 2019

Facebook:  If you are new to running with Nik’s Chicks, you may not have signed up to join our Facebook group.  Ladies can chat with each other about who will be showing up for workouts or attending races and it is a place to share photos of the group. It is a closed group – invite only. Message the group ahead of requesting to become member please so we know you are a actual participant and local runner:) https://www.facebook.com/groups/132984713404930/

The workouts (Meet at corner of Blackbird Crt. and Westoak Trails Blvd.):

Saturday –  TBD (Watch FB Group page for start times)
Holding on 5km – 5-6km
Holding on 10km – 10-11km
Chicago Marathon –  LSR (Long Slow Run)
Tuesday –  7:30pm (Morning workout as well, check FB Group)
Holding on 5km – 5-6km
Holding on 10km – 5-6km
Chicago Marathon – 8km with 15 min tempo run

Thursday 7:30pm (Morning workout as well, check FB Group)

Holding on 5km – 5km w 45 sec sprints x 10

Holding on 10km – 5km w 45 sec sprints x 10
Chicago Marathon – Shelley’s special workout
Find your happy pace!   Niki
(Shelley, Tania and Joanne)
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