Lisa runs the Scotia Half

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Postby purdy65 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:56 am

I don't run an awful lot of races, and have only posted one brief race report here, but I was encouraged to do so today, so here it is.

Wow, I was really looking forward to this race, even though it is not my 'A' race. I really wanted to test my fitness in race conditions.

I met a friend and we took the bus together. It was really nice to have the company, and I didn't think it fair to drag DH out of bed at 5:30. I was up at 4:30 to down some oatmeal and a cup of coffee. This sat in my stomach very well.

Nathan Philips was PACKED at 6:30 already! We checked our bags, and made one last bathroom stop (which took forever!) Not enough Port-o-lets!. Then we headed to our coral (I was green, my friend was purple and running in a slower coral, as she is slightly injured.

My strategy was to not go out TOO hard, but settle into somthing comfortable, and see where it took me. First K was done in 5:50 even with all of the jostling. Cool! Feels good. Let's keep it at that and see.

Everything just sailed from there. I reached 10K at 58 minutes (garmin time, not gun time). Still feeling great! There wasn't really a point where I slowed down, and I believe I have a big negative split, as my finish was:


1:58:39 Chip
2:05:52 Gun

Yes you read that right. I did a sub 2:00 half.

I had no confidence I could do this, and I shocked myself, but those last 2K I absolutely emptied my tank.

I don't have many physical advantages in this sport. I'm 45, 4'8" and 88lbs, so this is an absolutely HUGE accomplishment for me.

Nicest part - There was DH and the pooch at the end. They came down after all.

I don't want to sound boastful, because I know many finished in front of me, but I am very proud of myself and my training. All that work paid off by taking 24 minutes of my PB.

Overall a really great event!

Now about that marathon in 3 weeks.......

Have a great day!

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Postby Lightning » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:59 am

Things are looking great for you for your full! Sub-2?! Super! You aren't boasting at all-you're sharing your experience and that's what this place is all about.

Congrats, Lisa! :D
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Postby lovethehills » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:00 am

You do not sound boastful at're proud and d@mn well should be! Great race Lisa!! Very well done.
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Postby QuickChick » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:14 am

Wow, that's awesome! WELL under 2:00! Congratulations. :D
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Postby VeloCarrie » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:18 am

Congratulations :!: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Postby Doonst » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:19 am

Very nice, that's a huge PB!
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Postby Bebette » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:21 am

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Postby Tori » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:35 am

Great job on your PB!!!

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Postby RA. » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:41 am

Boast away! That was an amazing chunk taken off your last PB! Congrats!!!!
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Postby rockstar79 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:45 am

24 minutes!!! You're my hero!!!

Way to go - you're going to rock your marathon!

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Postby JSmitty » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:59 am

That's an awesome PB. Congratulations Lisa.
That must be a big boost for your marathon.

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Postby cgraham » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:17 pm

Excellent job out there. Way to surprise yourself.
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Postby BJH » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:17 pm

Well done!
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Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:36 pm

Out-frikkin-standing job!!!
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Postby Smitty » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:39 pm

Congrats on the huge PB! Way to leave it all out there and finish on empty!

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Postby bruyere » Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:47 pm

running angel wrote:Boast away! That was an amazing chunk taken off your last PB! Congrats!!!!

Get out of my head, Ang! (Sorry, Ang and I tend to have a habit of typing the same things at the same time when we're chatting, and she just did it again! Those are the exact words I was going to write.)

You should indeed be very proud, and I'm sure this is just the conifidence boost you need for that next little run thing you have planned in 3 weeks.
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Postby MoeMan » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:01 pm

Amazing - good for you!

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Postby Ed Fizz » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:04 pm

I don't want to sound boastful, because I know many finished in front of me, but I am very proud of myself and my training. All that work paid off by taking 24 minutes of my PB.

Congratulations!!!! :D

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Postby trixiee » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:05 pm


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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:09 pm

Great Milestone!! Thanks for posting your report!
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:14 pm

Love It.
It's just so darn inspiring to read race reports where athletes put it all out there and come away so happy...and with an awesome PB to boot.

I'm sitting here...just thinking that you probably have one big smile on your you should.

Well done Lisa :D :D
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Postby La » Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:45 pm

You're allowed to boast all you want, Lisa! Congrats!!
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:14 pm

that is a MONSTER pb! congrats - shout it from the roof tops - great accomplishment!
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Postby 5km » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:22 pm

24 minutes off a PB Wow!!


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Postby दिवंगत » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:23 pm

It's okay to be boastful when you have something to be boastful about!! :D Congrats on your PB.

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