Limestone Mile report

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Limestone Mile report

Postby AirForceRunner » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:05 pm

I didn't want to run this event (hate the mile), but with 2 recent race cancellations, suddenly every race counts in the points series I race in.
This was a double loop course through the heart of Kingston, and being Canada Day, fan support was awesome. It was especially awesome, as I had my first planned maniac sighting! Jo-Jo came out for the race to cheer us on, and wore her colors to make sure I could find her. Stumbled across each other during my warm-up, had a brief chat, and carried on.
The race...ummm, ouch!!! It reminded me why I hate the mile. I tore off from the line and for the first 150 metres, I tried to hang with the elites. Once I realized that wasn't going to happen, I settled into a sub-painful pace and hoped to hang on. I went past 800 metres in 2:42, and thought, hey...not bad. Then the wheels fell off. The legs went numb a bit, and the shoulders started burning like never before. slowed through 1200, but started to get passed, so I convinced myself that 2 more minutes won't hurt.
stepped it out for the last 150 with 3 (I think) runners at my heels, held them off to the finish. Actual results won't be up until tomorrow, but time by my watch was 5:44. Winner crossed in 4:24.
Thanks, Jo-Jo, for the support on this one. It made my day. See you at the Wolfe!!
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Postby Irongirl » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:08 pm

wow!!! that's speedy!

you held on pretty darn well!!

2:42 and a 3:02 is pretty good considering you went out so fast! ;)
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Postby braveheart » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:20 pm

wow speedy!

Glad you met jojo enjoy the Wolfe
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Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:36 pm

Rick,

It was awesome meeting you. Mind you I must confess when I saw you start out with the likes of Braden and Kevin I thought to myself..."what is that boy doing" :wink: :roll:

This was a fun event for me to spectate at. I did have a couple athletes ask my why I wasn't there as my alter ego Hula Girl. I responded: "Hula Girl picks her events carefully...she does not want to be taken for granted" :D :D :wink:

Yep...see you at The Wolfe :D Umm...could you send some of your speediness my way...I'm terrified of the 5km I'm doing :roll: :roll:
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Postby Irongirl » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:41 pm

Hula Girl is a dark side fan, not a running fan! ;)

I'm continuing my hijack.....

you're doing a 5k race, Jo-Jo?! :) cool!

I was thinking at the Smiths Falls tri race that I'm glad you didn't choose that one as your relay - the run is crazy - you thought the run at Riverkeeper was weird - this one is a Figure 8 - and goes over EVERY bridge in downtown Smiths Falls - has sharp corners, goes over sand/dirt/mud....wooden boards.....AND is only 4.7 km ;)

anyway.....great race, again, Rick! )
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:41 pm

great job! I haven't run a short distance race since I did the 1500 in high school, and I remember how painful that was!
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Postby Sanders » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:38 pm

Sounds like you knew in advance what you were in for. The mile is a great race to watch. Your time looks excellent to me!
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Postby cgraham » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:39 pm

The mile is a great race - 2 laps of increasing pain, one lap of misery and then 400 more.

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Postby AirForceRunner » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:12 pm

Thanks all!
And Jo-Jo...I will do my best to send speedy vibes your way, but as I'm now teetering between the 5 or the 10, just how much vibes I send remains to be seen.

And now I'll re-hijack my own post...
Irongirl...I actually emailed somersault about the inaccuracy of the 5 km route in Smiths Falls, as I ran it last year. They told me they knew it was short, and would essentially re-name the race accordingly. They didn't, and its obviously still short.
This is a big peeve of mine, as their races tend to be on the expensive side.
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Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

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