SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

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SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby SuperboB » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:49 pm

2:09 and satisfied with it.

Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been around all that much. Things kind of fell apart with some health issues getting in the way. This has been a successful year in getting back into running. I got back on track and was even accepted to the NYC marathon. Many things to be thankful for on a Thanksgiving race.

So a 2:09 finish isn't great in comparison to recent halfs, but this was my best half marathon in the past three years. I felt strong the entire way through and didn't struggle through any sections. I knew the course well and ran a smart race. Oh yah one more thing: I ran 12 and 1's but don't have any explanation why.

Conditions for the day were great with a bit of sun and cloud. A little colder (maybe 5 degrees) and things would have been perfect. Bumped into friends before and had quick chats to calm our nerves down. Bumped into one of my marathon training buddies around the 4km mark and we ran together till the 19k mark. Bumped into Half-Mary and congratulated her on demolishing her previous PB. THEN drove to the ferry for Turkey at my parents'. Great weekend, imo.

Next stop: NYC!

--- 2km avg pacing splits as per my new Garmin 210 ---
6:24
5:55
5:58
5:57 7km gel
5:50
6:00
6:00 13km gel
5:53
5:48 17km gel
5:02
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Re: SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby Jwolf » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:50 pm

Nice one, Bob! Glad you're getting back on track.

I forgot you were doing NY! We must connect.
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Re: SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby Half-Mary » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:13 pm

Was great seeing you there! Congrats on a great race and some nice pacing too! Looks like you finished strong with that 5:02km/h pace at the end!

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Re: SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby HCcD » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:50 am

Been wondering about where you've been hanging out, Bob .. Nice race there ... a solid effort, leading up to NYC in just over 23 days or so ... :P
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Re: SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby Robinandamelia » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:46 am

Congrats, well done....

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Re: SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby Habs4ever » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:00 am

Nice to see a comeback race. :D
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Re: SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby Hammie » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:02 am

Congrats on your comeback race!
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Re: SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby Miss*Smiles » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:42 am

Woo hoo! Way to go!!

nice to see you back here and even better to learn you had a great race :D
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Re: SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby JSmitty » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:47 pm

Nice to hear this. Have a great NYC race!
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Re: SuperBob's Victoria 1/2

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:51 pm

Nice to see you back racing! Congratulations.
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