AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

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AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby AirForceRunner » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:57 pm

Despite nearly offing myself due to bad dehydration at the Sulphur Springs 25 km trail race on Saturday, the race junkie in me started rifling through the usual websites looking for the next race. Low and behold, a Tuesday night race in Barrie. :D It was a strange distance (7 km), but I love night races, and with the promise of at least 40 runners and official timing, I decided to pop down and sign up last minute (secretly hoping for a weaker field to grab that elusive first win).
The race started with a grand total of 15 people :evil: . Oh well....just run, dummy. Quit worrying about numbers.
Right of the start, 3 people made it know they would carry this race...myself, beard dude and short gal. But little did we know short gal would tear it up. The first km goes by in 3:59, and we all settle into our paces. Or at least me and beard dude do. Short gal just leaves us behind.
Right around 3 km, I realize that running so soon after a tough hilly race was silly, as I started getting jelly legs. The water station dropped me to a walk, and beard dude carried on without me. On the return trip, water station was a walk station again, and I settled into a comfortable pace that would carry me to the finish. Then out of nowhere, tall white-shirt dude blows past me. WTF!?! I actually say 'where the hell did you come from?', which garners a laugh.
Dragged my wobbly butt across the finish line in 30:42, 4:23/km pace, good for 4th overall. Short gal won the race. I went to shake her hand, and that's when I saw the IM tattoo on her calf...NICE!!!
I'm happy with the pace given how soon after a tough race I did it. Good confidence boost, despite the walk breaks.
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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby Doonst » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:09 pm

That's just crazy. I take it you're feeling better? Was there a trophy?
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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby AirForceRunner » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:13 pm

Doonst wrote:That's just crazy. I take it you're feeling better? Was there a trophy?



Crazy...yes.
Trophy...dunno, I bailed after the race in hopes of getting back in time for the kids bedtime stories.
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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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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby mcshame » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:14 pm

That's really fast, with walk breaks! Weird 7km run...

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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby AirForceRunner » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:23 pm

mcshame wrote:That's really fast, with walk breaks! Weird 7km run...


I walked for a total of maybe 30-40 seconds. So not THAT fast...but thanks. I like hearing that word again. Its been awhile.. :lol:
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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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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby HCcD » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:24 pm

:naughty: so, you have been sandbagging us all along with all your injuries, these past couple of years .. :shifty: :twisted: :wink:

You're nuts, dude, totally nuts !!! :twisted: :twisted: I like it !! :lol: :wink:

Oh yeah, congratulations on a Top 4 Finish ... :P :wink:
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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby DougG » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:30 pm

Where was it Rick? I saw the sign at the Rotary Run, I think there is a series of 4 or 5 races around the region.

ps..you're either a running machine, or a masochist. :shock: :lol:
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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby Doonst » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:33 pm

All Tuesdays, all 7k. Plus Ed on Monday.
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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby b_squared » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:21 pm

Way to go AFR, seems your recovery is going well!

Seems like this is going to be a busy week for Sulphur Springs 25k racers :?:

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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby HCcD » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:31 am

b_squared wrote:Way to go AFR, seems your recovery is going well!


Oh, forgot to ask, now that someone mentioned about your recovery ... Were you all doped up with cough medicine for this one ??? :shifty: :twisted: :twisted: :wink:
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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby Mid_Packer » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:50 am

HCmD wrote:
b_squared wrote:Way to go AFR, seems your recovery is going well!


Oh, forgot to ask, now that someone mentioned about your recovery ... Were you all doped up with cough medicine for this one ??? :shifty: :twisted: :twisted: :wink:



What no pee test for the winners

I would not have been able to do a race, did 10k on Mon night at esay pace and 18 k on Tues night at "my legs are feeling realy tired" pace.

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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby HCcD » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:52 am

Mid_Packer wrote:
HCmD wrote:
b_squared wrote:Way to go AFR, seems your recovery is going well!


Oh, forgot to ask, now that someone mentioned about your recovery ... Were you all doped up with cough medicine for this one ??? :shifty: :twisted: :twisted: :wink:



What no pee test for the winners

I would not have been able to do a race, did 10k on Mon night at esay pace and 18 k on Tues night at "my legs are feeling realy tired" pace.

Dave


Come to Ottawa for the Tri-Fecta 2011 Challenge next year, Dave !!!! :twisted: :twisted: :wink: AirForcey will be there for the Ultra Tri-Fecta Challenge (5K / 10K / Full Marathon ) :shifty: :wink:
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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:20 am

...secretly hoping for a weaker field to grab that elusive first win...
I won second place in a marathon last year with a 3:57, but since I know that I only got second because faster gals weren't, it doesn't mean anything. You'll be proud of your first win if you run a great race also. Now, recover, get better and the cream a worthy opponent.
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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby Robinandamelia » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:22 am

Congrats!!

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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby SteveF » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:33 am

Did you say water station? :?: :D good job on jelly legs!

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Postby casual-runner » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:29 pm

Great job - this is a quick recovery :clap:
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Re: AirForceRunner races.....AGAIN!?!

Postby ratherBrunning » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:21 pm

Congratulations AFR!!
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