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Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:33 pm

So it seems rumors of my demise have been greatly exagerated. :lol:
Despite stating recently that I would be stepping away from running, pride pulled me back into the fold this morning.
My running partner and I had taken up squash to keep our competitive relationship going. Problem is, he's been killing me on the squash court, and reminding me of it every time we cross paths. Knowing he was doing this race, I signed up, with the hopes adjusting his sarcastic attitude. We chuck s**t back and forth at each other constantly, so I knew this was going to be fun. He's never beaten me in a race, but he was pretty confident given my lack of training that today would be his day.
At the start of the race, I ran just off his shoulder, and tossed little jibs at him, just to get in his head. At 1 km, I broke away hard, and opened 50 metres on him, hoping to break him early by getting him to chase me outside of his comfort zone. He didn't follow, so I dropped until he was even again. I started telling him exactly where on the course I would drop him again, again to get in his head. At about 3.5 km, I broke again, and this time he followed. I slowed, he followed, and I broke again, this time for good. I ended up beating him by 30 seconds.
My time was a PW 22:38, but given I haven't trained since my knee injury in Sept, and considering the silly little games I played throughout the race, I will take that time with a huge smile on my face. As an added plus, I got to carry on my tradition of rubbing Jo-Jo's Boston jacket for luck, as she was a volunteer at the race registration. Thanks again, Jo-Jo!!
And no, I'm not normally as cocky as this race report sounds...that's just the relationship me and my training partner have.
The race winner was Paul Chafe (who invited him!?!) in 15:38. :shock: :shock:
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Postby eme » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:56 pm

Glad to see that you are still getting to have some fun :D.

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:59 pm

Glad to hear you had a good time and got back out there - well done!
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:14 pm

As always...it was great seeing you this morning Rick.
Umm...I brought the "jacket" just for you :roll: :wink:
I confess I was a tad worried about you...but hey...you're a big boy...and yes...your secret is safe with me :wink: :wink:
BTW...I got to chat with "that" Paul Chafe for a few minutes as he registered just this morning...he seems like a very nice guy :D
I was happy to see that a couple of the guys I know from St. Lawrence Cross Country did well...Brant and Anthony..nice guys.

And if this is really your swan song re racing..I'd say...pretty speedy :D :D
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Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:23 pm

Jo-Jo wrote:As always...it was great seeing you this morning Rick.
Umm...I brought the "jacket" just for you :roll: :wink:
I confess I was a tad worried about you...but hey...you're a big boy...and yes...your secret is safe with me :wink: :wink:
BTW...I got to chat with "that" Paul Chafe for a few minutes as he registered just this morning...he seems like a very nice guy :D
I was happy to see that a couple of the guys I know from St. Lawrence Cross Country did well...Brant and Anthony..nice guys.

And if this is really your swan song re racing..I'd say...pretty speedy :D :D

Thanks Jo-Jo...yes I know you brought the jacket for me....I requested it. :lol:
As for my swan song...nope. I've decided Ottawa 'might' be my last race(s). CF Nationals, and all...:twisted:
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Postby Doonst » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:30 pm

Very nice, great to see you still out there.
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Postby JacSprat » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:39 pm

Good job :D :clap: :clap:
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:41 pm

Love it!!
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Postby VeloCarrie » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:08 pm

I hope you mean it that you're coming to Ottawa! Well done smack talker! :D
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Postby Marg » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:52 pm

Sounds like a good time, well done!
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Postby drghfx » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:22 pm

Congratualations!

BTW, just where on Jo-Jo's jacket do you have your pre-race rub? :wink:

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Postby cgraham » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:31 pm

Your report is what racing (as opposed to running in a race) is all about.

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Postby flexrun » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:31 pm

Its good to be that competitive in a race. It makes it more fun. My coach and his running partner always make a bet before the race for a muffin and a coffee. The problem with them is when they are training, they get too competitive.

Glad you had a great race!
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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:11 pm

sounds like a fun race, good stuff!!
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Postby blank » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:36 am

Good race! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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Postby AirForceRunner » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:08 am

Carrie wrote:I hope you mean it that you're coming to Ottawa! Well done smack talker! :D

It absolutely does....my use of the term 'might' means this may be my final race(s)...there may be others.... :twisted:
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Sulphur Springs 50 miler
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Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
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Postby HCcD » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:10 am

Me thinks someone is sandbagging us about retirement from running :shifty::think::think:

still a smokin' run Airforcey ... and, spankin' your buddy, ta boot .. :P :wink:
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Postby AirForceRunner » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:52 pm

HCmD wrote:Me thinks someone is sandbagging us about retirement from running :shifty::think::think:

still a smokin' run Airforcey ... and, spankin' your buddy, ta boot .. :P :wink:

Secretly, its because I haven't beaten you yet :wall:
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Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
-Smack

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Postby ratherBrunning » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:57 pm

Lots of fun--Congrats on your come-back! :D
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Postby JSmitty » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:37 pm

Regardless of retirement or not, selfishly I hope to meet you in Ottawa.
Glad the knee held up in your race and you still have your competitive spirit. Still fast for an injured guy!!
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Postby Tori » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:57 pm

I'll take your PW any day! 8) It's good to hear you having fun on your comeback.

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Postby ian » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:36 pm

The great ones never know when to retire... :wink:

You should consider becoming a mentor for the next generation of trash-talkers so that it doesn't become a lost art.

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Postby 5km » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:06 pm

Congrats on the great time!

So ... how did the knee hold up?

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Postby jgore » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:59 pm

Given the format of that race - total time for a male & female team - which of you wore the skirt?

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Postby AirForceRunner » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:00 am

5km wrote:Congrats on the great time!

So ... how did the knee hold up?


Still hobbling, 3 days later. :cry:
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2011 Wishlist
Sulphur Springs 50 miler
Dirty Girls 12 hr night run
Haliburton 100 miler (gulp!)

"Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don't look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by..."
-Jack Kerouac

"I am no longer a runner, I am now a father who runs. I will let the running come to me and I will make the most of every km I am fortunate enough to receive."
-Smack


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