Doonst runs 10 K at Ottawa Fall Colours 10/10/10

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Doonst runs 10 K at Ottawa Fall Colours 10/10/10

Postby Doonst » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:09 pm

Thanksgiving weekend, Ottawa Fall Colours. I had originally planned to run with a younger brother as he did his first marathon in Albany NY. When that plan got washed out, I headed to Ottawa where I have 2 more brothers. Drew, the oldest, had recently done his first half marathon, and we signed up to do our first race together at the same distance.
My PB was 45:03 from '08, earlier this year I ran a 45:36. I really had no reason to expect a faster time, this was a tough hilly course and I have had a lingering cold for 3 weeks. I've been running mostly trails this summer, longer and slower. Still you never know, that can make you strong.
Good weather for the race, cool and sunny with a medium west wind. Several maniacs there to race with Jo-Jo along to cheer. I was hoping to give Ironboy a good race, sometimes we're close.
The course is an out and back this year. I started out strong, the first part has a big downhill. It did feel tough as predicted once we hit the long hill around 3 K. My left leg started feeling tight, usually means my shoe is laced too tightly. Even after the climb it continues as a slight incline until the turnaround. I was around 35 seconds behind Ironboy, he had passed me after 1 K and slowly pulled away. Coming back I saw my brother about 55 seconds after I turned, it seemed close but I figured he would be around 2 minutes behind at the end so it made sense. Of course I was hoping that the long downhill would be faster, but I didn't make up that much time. So far my pace was okay but it was hard to sustain on the flats. Some rollers around 8 K were tough and then the steepest hill around 9. Jo-Jo was there with a cowbell, which helped my mood more than my pace. Most of the second half, I felt like my good time was slipping away. I kept plugging away, but didn't feel like I was running a fast race. Then at the top of the hill, the worst was over with just 1 K to go. I figured if I hustled I could beat 46 minutes, which would be respectable on this course. Some crowds through the last part from slower 5 K runners, around the track like grounds of the site. I was reeling in a guy that I had been following near the end, but didn't quite catch him. Time when posted was 45:06 gun time. They never posted onsite the chip times of the first hundred 10 K people, like they did the rest of them. That being 3 seconds over my PB time, I didn't know until I saw in on Sportstats later that my chip time was 45:00, for a 3 second PB. I'll still take that as a victory considering the challenging course. Ironboy and my brother rocked it with 2 1/2 minute PBs, but I'm proud of my 3 seconds. Plus all 3 of us placed second in our age groups. Fun times.
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It was a very social occasion, with more maniacs and family there. My youngest brother and my niece came along and took pictures. At the awards ceremony we maniacs got the loudest cheers from our fans. (you should have stayed, Ironboy!) Then it was back to town for drinks and turkey. Thanksgiving indeed.
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:12 pm

Great stuff as always Doonst! Jo-Jo with a cowbell? Doesn't get much better as far as fan support goes.
Loved the report and pictures.
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Postby ian » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:18 pm

Let's rebrand your time as a 44:60 and call it a breakthrough at the tail end of a unique season.

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Postby Ironboy » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:44 pm

I wish I could've stayed but the toddler had to nap. Such is life.

It was great seeing you, and racing you again. Jo-Jo's cowbell was awesome.

It was a tough course, that pb is well earned.

Maybe if you had done the beer mile with me the day before you would've gone sub 45!!! ;)

It was great to meet your brother and your niece, they were pretty cool. (especially your niece)

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Postby Habs4ever » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:39 pm

Excellent job and report, as usual. Maybe Jo-Jo's cowbell helped your pace as much as your mood.
Congratulations on the AG placement.
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Postby Jwolf » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:59 pm

Nice race, Sheldon! Even nicer since you were able to share it with family and friends.
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Postby mcshame » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:38 am

Well done on an excellent race and a PB

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Postby Jo-Jo » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:14 am

It was great seeing you Sheldon...and awesome that you placed in your AG :D
Had so much fun cheering at this race.
I enjoyed meeting your brothers and niece. That niece is a sweetie...and very patient to hang out to cheer for some crazy uncles :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Postby Marg » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:16 am

Awesome racing Sheldon! Congrats on the PB, especially on what is a tough course.
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Postby HCcD » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:32 am

woot woot, nicely done, Sheldon ... Congrats on the PB :dance: :dance:
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Postby दिवंगत » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:32 am

PB and an AG placement sounds like a successful race to me. Nice run Sheldon.

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Postby purdy65 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:44 am

Excellent report Sheldon!

Sounds like a great Maniac day! :D

Congrats on the PB!. A PB is a PB after all!

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Postby Robinandamelia » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:48 am

WTG, and congrats on the PB!

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Postby Jogger Barbie » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:22 pm

Congrats on both the PB (especially on that tough course) and the AG placement, and great to see you again!
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Postby Mouse » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:19 pm

Way to go. Great to be able to share such an accomplishment with family on Thanksgiving weekend to boot. Like others have said a PB is a PB. Take them when you get them. Congrats. Take care, heal/mend up and go after it again.....
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Postby Ken B » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:57 pm

A great race report as always, Sheldon. Not to mention a PB. Congratualations! :D

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Postby richie-rich » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:32 pm

Nice PB, bud - especially on that tough course. I'm sure you would have been on the good side of 44:30 if it was a flatter course.

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Postby carm » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:13 pm

Great job. Way to smash your PB!
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Postby ultraslacker » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:20 pm

wow, great running! amazing how you didn't feel it was your best run, and yet you pb'ed... sounds like a tough course too.
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Postby JSmitty » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:47 pm

Another PB, great job Sheldon. Nice to run with your family.
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Postby Double Bellybuster » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:44 pm

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Postby MrsStrider » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:37 pm

Huge congrats Sheldon! A PB is a PB and 3 seconds is 3 seconds. 2nd in AG is outstanding. Well done. :dance: :clap: :dance:
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