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Race day Sunday

Postby ratherawkward » Sun May 26, 2013 4:57 am

I'm up and getting ready to head out for the Toronto Women's Half. Sun is rising, day will be cool: it's PR conditions, but we'll see if I'm in PR condition or not. Looking forward to a fun day either way! Good luck to all those racing in Ottawa, and elsewhere.
PR's so far: 5K 27:15, 10K 55:25, 21.1K 2:10:53, 42.2K 5:21:27
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby purdy65 » Sun May 26, 2013 5:07 am

Ready to go! Coffee and oatmeal consumed, weather looks cool and sunny, but windy. I dreamt that I fell asleep during the race and crossed the finish line late :?

So far all systems are go! Going to try to have some fun!
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Sandra » Sun May 26, 2013 6:33 am

Off to the races myself - of a different sort. 2nd mountain bike race of the season in the Ontario Cup Series. As a newbie to this sport, I am pretty nervous, especially knowing that near the start is along, steep, twisty single track hill.....
Good luck to all those racing today and to those who started racing yesterday and are still running!
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Race day Sunday

Postby Joe Dwarf » Sun May 26, 2013 7:26 am

Cool and cloudy here for the Sask Marathon. 21.1 for me today.

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby ceileigh » Sun May 26, 2013 8:08 am

Rainy, wet and high winds here! Watching Ottawa on livestream - winds much less there and no rain :) Hopefully the rain will stop here as Hannah and I are running an agility / equestrian relay race at noon today! I've seen these done at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto but this is the first time there has been one done in our area! Looking forward to a new fun challenge! Good luck to everyone racing! Hope you all have a tailwind!

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun May 26, 2013 9:36 am

All the best to everyone racing today!!! GO MANIACS GO :D
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Habs4ever » Sun May 26, 2013 9:39 am

chunkymonkeymelonhed wrote:All the best to everyone racing today!!! GO MANIACS GO :D

+1
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby ian » Sun May 26, 2013 9:53 am

42.2K done in perfect running weather on a nice course.

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Jwolf » Sun May 26, 2013 10:24 am

17k done in 1:54. 8) Longest run in a year.

Now I'm off to Abbotsford...

Looking forward to hearing about all the day's results. :)
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Pat29 » Sun May 26, 2013 10:26 am

Ottawa Marathon in 3:12 for me. Just short of a BQ but a 5 minute pb.
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January - Richmond Road Races 10 km 41:06
March - St Patrick's Day 10 km 41:31
April - Minto Run for Reach half-marathon 1:28:56
May - Sporting Life 10 km - 41:10
May - Ottawa Marathon - 3:26:37
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Ken B » Sun May 26, 2013 11:02 am

Pat29 wrote:Ottawa Marathon in 3:12 for me. Just short of a BQ but a 5 minute pb.



Great!!!

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Ken B » Sun May 26, 2013 11:03 am

40 km of pacing Orleansrunner at Sulphur Spring. I am tired now! :)

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Jogger Barbie » Sun May 26, 2013 11:03 am

Good day at the races in our house! Ed has a new marathon PB with 4:03:38.2 and I have my second fastest marathon (and a post-50 PB) with 3:30:26.0. Cloudy and neither too warm nor too cold. And the wind was not as bad as I expected/feared, although there were a few stretches where I was happy to have so many people in front of me to break up the gusts.

It was so nice to see gnu and erinmcd at the end of the race!

Congrats to everyone who raced today - I know of at least one other PB, and there was some awesome pacing. :)
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Race day Sunday

Postby Joe Dwarf » Sun May 26, 2013 11:44 am

1:47:36 for me, not horrible considering how undertrained I was.

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby mas_runner » Sun May 26, 2013 11:50 am

New marathon PB of 3:43:51 at the Ottawa Marathon!
PBs
5th Sep 2015 - Run Ottawa free 5km - 21:05
21st Jun 2015 - UR 4 Men's Cancers 10km - 45:45
16th Jun 2013 - UR 4 Men's Cancers 15km - 1:11:44
16th Apr 2016 - MEC 10 miler - 1:20:21
12th Apr 2015 - EY R4R Half Marathon - 1:41:15
26th May 2013 - Ottawa Marathon - 3:43:51

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7th May - Defi Entreprise 10km
28th May - Ottawa Half Marathon
17th Sep - Army Run Half Marathon

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Race day Sunday

Postby Jwolf » Sun May 26, 2013 12:11 pm

mas_runner wrote:New marathon PB of 3:43:51 at the Ottawa Marathon!

Yay!! 8) congrats.
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Ken B » Sun May 26, 2013 12:33 pm

mas_runner wrote:New marathon PB of 3:43:51 at the Ottawa Marathon!



:dance: :dance: :dance:

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Marg » Sun May 26, 2013 1:18 pm

Great to see so many people out there today! Watched Ian, Erin, Canalrunner Mark and Jesse go by in the marathon before heading out to run the half.
So many superb results today, congrats to all. 8)

In 2003, I tackled the Ottawa half as my first 1/2 marathon. 10 years later I ran it again as my 21st half and had a blast. A great day for sure.
Nice seeing folks at lunch too. Safe travels to the out of town guests.
Chilly 1/2 - March 4
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Marg » Sun May 26, 2013 1:19 pm

mas_runner wrote:New marathon PB of 3:43:51 at the Ottawa Marathon!


I asked about you at lunch and was thrilled when I heard your time. that is freakin' awesome!! congrats!
Chilly 1/2 - March 4
Montreal 1/2 - April 29
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Habs4ever » Sun May 26, 2013 1:45 pm

Congratulations to everyone who had great races and fun times.
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby purdy65 » Sun May 26, 2013 2:38 pm

More fun than one should have running 21.1k. :D

My debut as a pace bunny was a fantastic experience! This 2:15 pacer finished in 2:14:48 with dead even splits ! I felt like a rock star all weekend! A detailed report will follow.
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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby ratherawkward » Sun May 26, 2013 2:40 pm

New half PR of 2:10:53 for me today - race report to follow!
PR's so far: 5K 27:15, 10K 55:25, 21.1K 2:10:53, 42.2K 5:21:27
Upcoming: Toronto Women's 5k in May, STWM Half in October

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby mas_runner » Sun May 26, 2013 2:54 pm

Marg wrote:
I asked about you at lunch and was thrilled when I heard your time. that is freakin' awesome!! congrats!


Thanks Marg! I WILL make it to the M&G one day, I promise!
PBs
5th Sep 2015 - Run Ottawa free 5km - 21:05
21st Jun 2015 - UR 4 Men's Cancers 10km - 45:45
16th Jun 2013 - UR 4 Men's Cancers 15km - 1:11:44
16th Apr 2016 - MEC 10 miler - 1:20:21
12th Apr 2015 - EY R4R Half Marathon - 1:41:15
26th May 2013 - Ottawa Marathon - 3:43:51

2017 races - coming up
7th May - Defi Entreprise 10km
28th May - Ottawa Half Marathon
17th Sep - Army Run Half Marathon

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby NMG » Sun May 26, 2013 3:13 pm

Well, I finished up my first half here in Ottawa in 2:20:47. My goal was 2:25 so I'm quite happy with what I accomplished. As my training was nearing its end I was thinking I could break 2:20 and while I was very close, it just wasn't meant to be today. I don't feel like I really left anything out on the course and both my calves were in full on cramp mode after finishing so I think my time was as good as I was capable of today.

The weather was absolutely perfect for running, the course was great, the spectators were awesome and the other runners just kept me motivated throughout the whole race. It was just an awesome experience all around and I'm glad I decided to sign up this year and run it.

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Re: Race day Sunday

Postby Joe Dwarf » Sun May 26, 2013 3:25 pm

purdy65 wrote:More fun than one should have running 21.1k. :D

My debut as a pace bunny was a fantastic experience! This 2:15 pacer finished in 2:14:48 with dead even splits ! I felt like a rock star all weekend! A detailed report will follow.
Wow, can't get much better than that! Well done!


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