Doonst finally runs a marathon

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Postby da » Tue May 29, 2007 7:12 am

Congratulations Sheldon! Great race plan and great execution! I'm super impressed, it sounds like you really enjoyed it. You'll have a BQ your next time out I bet.

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Postby Strider » Tue May 29, 2007 7:16 am

Way to go - I love to read reports like this. Perfectly planned and executed. Smiling all the way. HUGE Congratulations. Train, Train, Train and then race. Awesome job - Enjoy the recovery.
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Postby TheBman » Tue May 29, 2007 7:18 am

Very nice sir...congrats!

Nice to see you before the 10k as well!


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Postby La » Tue May 29, 2007 7:20 am

Congrats, Doonst!! I love that photo of you and Bud! That should be your new avatar, for sure!
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Postby Portentous » Tue May 29, 2007 7:28 am

Great job Sheldon.

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Postby Kelodie » Tue May 29, 2007 7:35 am

What a great report! I like how you kept in control of all the negative stuff during your race. Congratulations marathoner!!!
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Postby dgrant » Tue May 29, 2007 8:23 am

You deserve it. I can't think of a better ambassador of both the hobby and sport of running. 8)

Sorry I couldn't provide company for longer. I blame your fitness. :x

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Postby dgrant1 » Tue May 29, 2007 8:24 am

As I said already, outstanding first marathon, Sheldon!! Flawlessly executed... :wink: Well-deserved congrats...
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Postby BaldGuy » Tue May 29, 2007 8:25 am

I don't think you'll ever have to worry about me passing you in a race again, Sheldon (Scotiabank 2005) ... unless you decide to do 2 marathons back-to-back and I'm in the second one. And even then, I'd have to work d*** hard to catch up to you.

Great job, man. You really are an inspiration. Congratulations!

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Postby run4cardio » Tue May 29, 2007 8:32 am

Fantastic race Sheldon! You are a very strong and capable runner, and an inspiration to all of us!!!


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Postby mlazenby » Tue May 29, 2007 8:33 am

Doonst finally writes a race report!

Way to keep us on the edge of our seats. What a phenomenal performance!


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Postby Ironboy » Tue May 29, 2007 8:53 am

Great attitude! Great race!

I really had to resist the urge to trip you when you "powered past". :twisted: ;)

Congrats on a fantastic performance.

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Postby Hermes » Tue May 29, 2007 9:07 am

Whoa, Baby! Sheldon, you DA man!!! A happy, healthy, comfy marathon. That is totally your style! Well done... the BQ is not far off (if I'm getting this right.... I think it's 3:35 for your category?)


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Postby Robbie-T » Tue May 29, 2007 9:48 am

Great work Bud, and way to go Doonster!! Not many first timers can pull off as well an executed marathon then you just did. Congrats. Few more times up and down the escarpment and you are in Boston. Unfortunately there is no dirt trails there.
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Postby msdesigner » Tue May 29, 2007 9:52 am

Awesome plan. Awesome time. Awesome report. Huge congrats to you Sheldon! :clap:
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Postby UltraQueenga » Tue May 29, 2007 1:13 pm

Way to go, Doonst! Congrats on your first marathon!! You are awesome and a virgin no more!! :lol: :lol:
I smell a BQ in October. Man, you're fast!!
Beautiful race, doonst! I'm very happy for you!
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Postby MrsStrider » Tue May 29, 2007 1:37 pm

So amazing Sheldon! Don't worry, you will definitely shave those 5 minutes off at the Prince Edward County Marathon (is that the one?). You have tons of training time to get you there. We'll see you in Boston in 2008!

It was great to meet you and Heather. Please say hello to Heather for me. Hope to see you both again. See you at ITT for sure.

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Postby Marvin Martian » Tue May 29, 2007 2:22 pm

Way to go man! Doesn't sound like you'll have too much trouble shaving off a few minutes to BQ. Nice work!

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Postby deb » Tue May 29, 2007 2:29 pm

congrats on your first marathon Sheldon!! (I was one of those people who thought you had done a few already)

you rocked the race and ran the plan, well done!

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Postby FishHog » Tue May 29, 2007 2:34 pm

Great report.

You made it sound so easy, that I'm thinking I need to try one of these marathon things this year.

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Postby Irongirl » Tue May 29, 2007 2:35 pm

:clap: :clap:

see....I knew you could catch Jacc! ;)
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Postby RayMan » Tue May 29, 2007 2:36 pm

Great run, big man! That smile is priceless...your pacing was make marathoning seem easier than it should be :wink:

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Postby RunDiva » Tue May 29, 2007 2:48 pm

You never cease to amaze me Sheldon.
Congrats!!! Smokin' time.

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Postby Sanders » Tue May 29, 2007 5:07 pm

Oh, man. You have such a strong base I am not surprised that a 3:40 was relatively easy. Congratulations on a fun, strong race!!

Someone else in this thread must have asked you if you are going to start doing marathons every weekend? Of course you wouldn't, that's for idiots.
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Postby hmacdonald » Tue May 29, 2007 5:16 pm

WOW! That's a fantastic first marathon Sheldon! You looked really strong when we saw you at Pretoria. How cool that your nieces were out there with Uncle Sheldon signs! That makes me smile, as I can see my girls doing that for my sister. :D

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