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once again Doonst pins on a bib

Postby Doonst » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:10 pm

Its been over 8 months! Since I actually did a race, running that is. Not for lack of trying; there were 3 official dns's and another couple I hoped to sign up for and missed. Nothing huge, bad back one race, bad cold the next 2. I did do a 35 K mountain bike race in April though.
So I was a little leery. I didn't sign up in advance even though it would have saved me over 10 bucks to do so just 2 days ago.
Anyways I showed up at Mounstberg Conservation Area, about a half hour away, for the lowest- key race I could think of. Listed as a 5.6 K trail race, no PB pressure or likely difficult terrain. Put on by VRPro, it was called the Meredith Hagan Inspiration Run. She was a local triathlete and part of Phat Chicks who trained women in triathlons stuff, and died cycling. There was also a 10 K.
So there I am at a start line with a bib on! Civilized 10 o'clock start. Just over 200 in the 5.6, its a little crowded for a minute or two. I haven't been running too terrible fast or far for a while so I didn't press all that hard. Still I pass people and settle in amongst my current peers. First two Kms took 4:49 each. Then we hit a hill that seemed to just go on, corner after corner. That one was 5:51. A couple of people passed me, including what turned out to be the first place woman. I got the guy back shortly after, and he stayed on my heels until the end where he passed. It was pretty hot in the sun, only about half the course was shaded. Still better than the last few days of 34 degrees, only 27 today. Other than the third Km with its hills and roots, the rest of the trails were more like grassy tractor paths. Pick it up maybe a bit at the end; last .6 is at 4:30 pace. Hey, its trails. Final is 27:51, just sub 5 pace. 10th overall out of 202, 2nd place age group. I talked to the guy who took my age group, also a recovering injury guy who has done the Ouser ultras. The winner was a Kenyan who won by over 6 minutes, 19 minutes to 25 for second place.
It could have been worse, didn't hurt a bit. It was actually fun, maybe I'll do another someday.
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Re: once again Doonst pins on a bib

Postby Jo-Jo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:21 pm

As your Official Fan I am so happy to read you had a great time...and placed in your AG!!! :D :D :D

Your Official Fan is feeling pretty sad she hasn't seen you in forever :( :(

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Postby Ken B » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:06 pm

didn't hurt a bit. It was actually fun, maybe I'll do another someday

Excellent news!! Congratulations on another fine event, Sheldon. I hope to see you sometime this summer or fall!!

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Postby trixiee » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:09 pm

Nice. Doonst. Very nice. :dance:
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:36 pm

Seeing this report makes me :D .
Nice to see you racing Doonst.
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:43 pm

awesome!
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Postby Pat29 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:50 pm

Congrats. Great result!
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Postby BJH » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:59 pm

I'm so happy to read a race report from you! Good job.

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Postby Habs4ever » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:34 pm

Excellent!
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Postby Annelizabeth » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:47 pm

Vulture bait is close to being sold out soooooooo you better sign up.

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once again Doonst pins on a bib

Postby b_squared » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:01 am

Well done, sir!

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:09 am

atta boy Doonst!! Good stuff.
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Re: once again Doonst pins on a bib

Postby richie-rich » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:16 pm

Nice way to get back at it Doonst. Congrats on the AG placement!! Watch out though - this racing thing is addictive

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Postby HCcD » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:20 pm

He's Back !! :P Congrats ..
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Postby 5km » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:39 pm

Pat29 wrote:Congrats. Great result!


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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:20 am

Awesome return to racing...congrats!

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Postby Miss*Smiles » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:25 am

Way to go!
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Re: once again Doonst pins on a bib

Postby Sandra » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:40 am

Nice to hear you a slowly coming back! Congrats on your race!

....maybe I'll see you at a mountain bike race in the future :D
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Postby Ironboy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:16 am

Podium! Sweet.

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Postby Robbie-T » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:45 am

Sandra wrote:Nice to hear you a slowly coming back! Congrats on your race!

....maybe I'll see you at a mountain bike race in the future :D


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Re: once again Doonst pins on a bib

Postby deerdree » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:53 am

good stuff, doonst!

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Re: once again Doonst pins on a bib

Postby Sandra » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:09 pm

Robbie-T wrote:
Sandra wrote:Nice to hear you are slowly coming back! Congrats on your race!

....maybe I'll see you at a mountain bike race in the future :D


:lol:



:oops: I meant that in a good way - not rushing into racing....
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Postby Avis » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:29 pm

Congrats!
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Re: once again Doonst pins on a bib

Postby Dstew » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:47 pm

Too bad about the AG medal as now you have no hope of escaping the racing itch. :twisted:

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Re: once again Doonst pins on a bib

Postby Lightning » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:54 pm

How fancy!!! An age-group placement on your first run back! Way to go, Doonst! I am happy you are back at it.
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