Doonst Runs With the Coyote: 14 K trail race

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Doonst Runs With the Coyote: 14 K trail race

Postby Doonst » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:03 pm

Saturday September 29 I did the 14 K Chase The Coyote trail race in Mono Cliffs Ontario. It turned out to be quite a good day.

I had some concerns going in. My right knee has caused me some grief as recently as the previous weeks LSD, at about the 12 K mark. It was supposed to rain on and off. Also I felt a cold coming on.
The knee held up fine, it was a beautiful partly sunny day for running, and my cold held off until today, Sunday when it showed up with a vengeance.
First half was okay, a couple big hills were the only issue. I was leapfrogging with a guy around my age, he would pass me on the uphills and I would go by on the down. Halfway in he left for good at the top of some big stairs, but that was the last person to pass me. Second half I passed about 8 people, and actually felt like I was racing for a change. Felt strong right to the end, and pain free. The last 2 splits were the fastest of the day (sub 5!) Sure they were downhill a bit.
I placed midpack in both the race and my age group, but I felt good enough to sign up for a half marathon in three weeks. The comeback has begun.

Great seeing Robbie-T do so well, and run into BMan and Stella (Whaa? Last people I expected to run into at a small trail race so far from Ottawa). Heather and Tuzo came to cheer. I got the first door prize of the day, a pair of socks. Good day all round!
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Re: Doonst Runs With the Coyote: 14 K trail race

Postby Ken B » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:29 am

Congratulations on an excellent day, Sheldon. Good luck on your comeback!! :)

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Re: Doonst Runs With the Coyote: 14 K trail race

Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:34 am

Congrats to you! Glad the knee held up ok.

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Re: Doonst Runs With the Coyote: 14 K trail race

Postby West Grey Runner » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:14 pm

Thanks for the report Doonst.

I wanted to do that race but it fell on the same day as the Toad. Maybe next year.

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Re: Doonst Runs With the Coyote: 14 K trail race

Postby Robbie-T » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:03 pm

Good seeing you folks again, and happy the come back has begun.
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
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