Doonst makes out okay in hometown 5K

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Doonst makes out okay in hometown 5K

Postby Doonst » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:17 am

Spring Into Motion 5K is put on by our local running store Feet In Motion. It was the scene of my first ever race in 2005, and I returned in 2007 to run my current PB of 22:02. My main goal for road races this year is new PBs, and I thought this one was soft enough that I had a shot. 21 minutes was sort of my "B" goal, I didn't think I was ready to pull it off just yet.
It was a blustery day, 25 K north west winds. I really wasn't feeling well this morning so my hopes weren't all that high by the time I got there. My normally rock solid stomach was acting up. Started out into the wind for the first quarter of the race, helped keep my pace level through the race, no sub 4 splits today. I sure didn't feel very fast out there, but the numbers came in okay. Splits all 4:15-4:20 except the 4th which slipped to 4:26, about how it felt. Never fast but consistency saved me, for 21:37 total, a PB of 25 seconds. Nobody got passed me after the first bit, but I didn't pass anybody after the 1 K mark. I was following a couple of guys for the first half, but they slowly pulled ahead in the second. I finished 12th overall out of 118 finishers.
Quite a haul, too for my $25 entry fee. Everyone got New Balance duffel bags in their race kit. I won a $35 gift certificate from Feet in Motion for coming second place in my age group. Then I got a draw prize, I picked a LG cycling jersey tagged at $80. All in all a better day than I figured when I woke up this morning. My first PB in almost a year, the floodgates are open! I still think I could do closer to 21 minutes on a good day, but I'm happy with that.
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Re: Doonst makes out okay in hometown 5K

Postby mas_runner » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:26 am

NICE RACE!!!

That is quite the haul too, well done!
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Postby ultraslacker » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:38 am

sweet! that is an awesome result (and great loot!). congrats. :)
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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:23 am

Congratulations on a sweet PB. I take it that you didn't donate blood the day before the race! :lol:
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Postby b_squared » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:59 am

Well done Doonst!
Wish I could have been there, sounds like a fun race.

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Postby fe.RMT » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:06 pm

Great work! Congratulations and here's to many more PBs to come!
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Postby Tori » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:29 pm

Nice race and nice prizes! Sounds like a pretty sweet day!

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Postby casual-runner » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:56 pm

Congratulations - great result :clap:
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Postby trixiee » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:02 pm

Quite a great way to top off your birthday week!

Amazing that you're still PB'ing at your age! :wink: :lol:

Very Inspirational Doonst!!
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Postby purdy65 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:08 pm

Wow! Awesome result! and great loot as well!

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:45 pm

nice one, those folks put on solid races!!
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Re: Doonst makes out okay in hometown 5K

Postby blank » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:54 pm

Nicely done Sheldon! 8)

A nice PB; more to come I'm sure.

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Postby richie-rich » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:30 pm

nice to have that one under your belt after ATB. that's a huge PB. well done!

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Postby Marg » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:43 pm

Doonst wrote:Spring Into Motion 5K is put on by our local running store Feet In Motion. It was the scene of my first ever race in 2005, and I returned in 2007 to run my current PB of 22:02. My main goal for road races this year is new PBs, and I thought this one was soft enough that I had a shot. 21 minutes was sort of my "B" goal, I didn't think I was ready to pull it off just yet.
It was a blustery day, 25 K north west winds. I really wasn't feeling well this morning so my hopes weren't all that high by the time I got there. My normally rock solid stomach was acting up. Started out into the wind for the first quarter of the race, helped keep my pace level through the race, no sub 4 splits today. I sure didn't feel very fast out there, but the numbers came in okay. Splits all 4:15-4:20 except the 4th which slipped to 4:26, about how it felt. Never fast but consistency saved me, for 21:37 total, a PB of 25 seconds. Nobody got passed me after the first bit, but I didn't pass anybody after the 1 K mark. I was following a couple of guys for the first half, but they slowly pulled ahead in the second. I finished 12th overall out of 118 finishers.
Quite a haul, too for my $25 entry fee. Everyone got New Balance duffel bags in their race kit. I won a $35 gift certificate from Feet in Motion for coming second place in my age group. Then I got a draw prize, I picked a LG cycling jersey tagged at $80. All in all a better day than I figured when I woke up this morning. My first PB in almost a year, the floodgates are open! I still think I could do closer to 21 minutes on a good day, but I'm happy with that.



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Postby Annelizabeth » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:26 pm

Wonderful about the PB, but really the 'extras' are amazing!

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Postby Ken B » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:57 pm

Great report asnd run, Sheldon!

Good luck on your PB's for the rest of the year.

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Postby QuickChick » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:00 pm

Woohoo Sheldon! Nice job. I'm proud of you and I know it'll be the first of many pb's this year. :D
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Postby Mouse » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:07 pm

Way to go Doonst. It's when we least expect those PB's that they seem to turn up. Congrats on the age placement. Draw prize too. I'd say this was your event, and maybe you should go purchase a lottery ticket. Looking forward to many happy race reports from you this season. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Postby 5km » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:23 pm

Congratulations. Nice PB. Well done!

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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:54 pm

Nicely done Doonst.
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Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:04 pm

WOW Doonst!! Serious jets you strapped on today.
I know you were disappointed with your ATB, but this is one heck of a way to kickstart your season. By the looks of things, I'm going to be chasing you around the trails this season.
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Postby BJH » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:08 pm

Well done Doonst!
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Postby mcshame » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:58 pm

Nice Sheldon...wow, with all those winnings, I'm sure your glad you got up this morning!

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Postby DougG » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:43 pm

Way to go Sheldon, a PB in those conditions. :clap:
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Postby Habs4ever » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:24 pm

Nice PB and great loot. :D
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