AirForceRunner @ Kingston "Bugrun" 10 km

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AirForceRunner @ Kingston "Bugrun" 10 km

Postby AirForceRunner » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:21 pm

OK...so it was actually the Kingston Trauma 10 km, but the theme of the day was those nasty clusterbugs.
Got down to the race a bit early, as it was a late start (5 pm), and I got fed up waiting for race time. I'll be honest...I picked this race because historically, there have been some slower win times. Ummm..yeah, not this year. Before the race started, I spotted 4 known sub 35 min 10 km guys. Oh well. :roll:
The race itself....they changed the route dramatically 30 mins before the race due to construction, so instead of a double loop on a favorable course, it turned into an out and back with some nasty hills in the middle.
Off we go, and I'm hoping for a 45 min finish. Started at that perceived pace, but I was actually going too fast (what a surprise). Then the feast began. I can honestly say I probably ate over 50 bugs, inhaled nearly as much, and was coated from head to toe with the nasty little things. It was not fun.
As I arrived at the turn after hell 'o' hills, I looked down at the GPS to check my 5 km time, and low and behold, we're on pace for another short course, my second in a row. :evil:
Head back towards the start/finish, through the hills again (with much less vigor this time), to the finish. 8.962 kms in 38:48, which translates to 43:17 for 10 km. Given the conditions, the hills, and my recent return to training, I'll take that with a smile. :D
And to Jo-Jo...as always, it was wonderful to have you out there cheering me on. The jealousy in Al's voice was priceless. :lol:

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1 km-4:02
2 km-4:17
3 km-4:19
4 km-4:51 (uphill)
5 km-3:44 (downhill)
6 km-4:36
7 km-4:33
8 km-4:24
9 km-4:02
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:42 pm

As always it was great going out to cheer for you. Yep...Al was sulking :wink:
Yep....I thought the course was short...given the times...sheesh... :roll:
The bugs must have been totally crazy...every runner that came in was plastered with them...quite frankly as a spectator it was gross to see...I can't even imagine what it would have been like to race through those "clusters"

Rick...we have to get together for a visit before you leave K-Town!!! :D

BTW...good race ...but ...now ...please rest and get that darn knee fixed :twisted: :twisted: :shock:
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:58 pm

sounds like quite the race - i could certainly do without those bugs!

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Postby HCcD » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:10 pm

Congrats on another smokin' race, Airforcey ... :P :P Now rest up, as you have your triple-header in just over 5 weeks time ... :shock: :lol:
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Postby Darth Tater » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:52 pm

We may be colder, but we don't have clusterbugs here!

Sounds like a day of frustration, followed by a quick run and nutrition taken in on the fly....

You still sound pretty speedy for a gimp! :wink:
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Postby Doonst » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:54 am

I don't know how you always pick those short course, mine seem to go on forever! Nice time.
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:03 am

Nice 8)
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Postby Marg » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:55 am

eeew for bugs but wow for fast racing. Way to go Rick!! :clap:
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Postby VeloCarrie » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:41 am

Awesome Rick :D !(you crazy guy!)
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Postby cgraham » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:06 pm

Aren't those bugs the equivalent of a gel or two? That's probably what helped you motor through the course.

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Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:45 pm

Darth Tater wrote:We may be colder, but we don't have clusterbugs here!

Sounds like a day of frustration, followed by a quick run and nutrition taken in on the fly....

You still sound pretty speedy for a gimp! :wink:


LMAO...sounds like I should change my name to GimpRunner...I like that.
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"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..."
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"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 Sir Crashalot » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:54 pm

Nice work & think of all the .... protein... you swallowed on the way...
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Postby Jogger Barbie » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:56 pm

Nice job on the race (too bad about the short course, though). Sorry about the bugs. But thanks for taking a few out so DH and I didn't eat as many today ;)
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Postby AirForceRunner » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:27 pm

WOOHOO!!! They finally posted the results...I took 7th overall out of 80. 8)
See what I mean by a traditionally slow field. :wink:
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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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