AirForceRunner's surprise 8 km PB

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AirForceRunner's surprise 8 km PB

Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:16 pm

This will be short. I ran the 8 km Beat Beethoven in Kingston today. My goal going in was to enjoy the race, as it will be my last race in Kingston. This is a GREAT running town, so I wanted to take it all in.
Preamble...we have a 24hr spinathon going here in Kingston in support of the Soldier On initiative, which saw me sitting on a spin bike until midnight last night, for just about 2 hrs. I woke this morning with tight, wobbly legs and a VERY sore backside. Add that to the nagging cold I have, well, expectations were low. Who would have ever thought a 20 second PB would be the result!! Checked GPS to be sure...yup, 20 metres long, I'll take it. 33:47, 66/505 overall, 14/61 AG.
On a side note, resident female speedster Emily Tallen placed 3rd overall in 26:36!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Sulphur Springs 50 miler
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Postby cgraham » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:11 pm

That's the way to say goodbye to a town! Nice race and nice result.
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:49 pm

what a great racing finale!!
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Postby Sir Crashalot » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:59 pm

Great time!!!
& great way to finish racing in Kingston!
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Postby ian » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:17 pm

There's no point racing injured if you can't also add tired and sick. Nice work.

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Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:11 pm

ian wrote:There's no point racing injured if you can't also add tired and sick. Nice work.


LMAO....I think I even snorted a bit laughing at this. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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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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Postby seuss » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:12 pm

:shock:

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Postby Mouse » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:57 pm

Way to say goodbye to Kingston with a BANG!!!!!!!!
Congrats. Way to go. Good luck with your running in the new place.
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