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Robbie-T @ ATB 1013

Postby Robbie-T » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:49 pm

Them seconds Hurt!!

Oh man back for another year, ATB #7 my goal sub 2:00

Training went well, I changed it up a bit this time around, I ran everyday since Jan 1, ran more mileage, avg about 13k per day. So went into the race feeling strong and healthy all good signs. The weather was about as good as it gets for this race.

Arrived early at the race, chilled out, prepped for the race and caught up with some friends.

Race started good, hit my paces 3:5x, wasn't hard wasn't too easy, just coasting along.
Through 5k in 19:48
At about 8k I took a gel, then it seemed like everyone was slowing so I took the lead of our little group and pushed the pace along the lake.
Through 10k in 39:24
Through 15k in 59:06
Still hitting the same consistent paces, and didn't see anyone from this group again until about 18k where the hills started and they caught back up to me to join me. Through 20k in 1:18:48 (according to garmin)
This is where the race starts, I started leap frogging with the girl in pink socks, I'd pass her on the up hills and she'd pass me on the down hills. It helped for motivation, and we seemed to be catching up to many people.
At 25k I'm still good, I feel I'm still strong and all I need to do is hold it together and I'm good.
Through 25k 1:39:05 - I've been losing a few more seconds then I thought I had through the hills, passing people makes you feel like you are going faster then you really are.
Up the hill and a 3:55 and 4:17 km then 3 more km to the finish. Which everyone says is downhill, but is always the hardest 3k for me, it is always against a stiff cold wind.
4:05, 4:01, 4:00 I can't get it going any faster. I thought I was still good, until the 30k point out front of Copps and I still had about 200m to go (maybe longer cause garmin lost contact when I went inside). I ran another 54 seconds after my watch hit 30k, which ate up all my 'extra' time. When I saw the clock it was 2:00:02 already. Less then .5 seconds per km faster, that's all.

I did know the course was long, I knew my garmin always logged this course long for me, and believe me I cut every corner possible, I believe I did all I could today.
It is always a fun race, and always a great challenge, I'm happy with my effort and my race just not over the moon about my time.

You can see I wasn't super pumped after this race
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Re: Robbie-T @ ATB 1013

Postby trixiee » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:59 pm

So. Darn. Close. :|

You certainly do not look happy.

Did you end up passing pink sock girl?

Another opportunity next year, perhaps.
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Postby Sandra » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:14 pm

It sucks when you are so close to beating your goal time BUT you still SMOKED IT! :D
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Postby Robbie-T » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:16 pm

trixie wrote:
Did you end up passing pink sock girl?

Another opportunity next year, perhaps.


She had a good lead on me after the hill, I caught her and passed her the last time at 2k and yelled at her to finish hard. She passed me at about 1k and beat me by about 10seconds, she's was over 2:00 too.
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"I just hope that people look at it and say, 'Hey if this yahoo can do it, then I can do it too.' That'd be cool if people thought that. It's just a matter of putting the miles in and working. It's not so much how much talent you have. I hope." - Brian Sell.

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Re: Robbie-T @ ATB 1013

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:24 pm

Although it may not be the result you wanted, it sounds like you a ran a strong race, and that's a GREAT time in my books -- well done on # 7! :D
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:28 pm

ugh! the racing gods are fickle! still a very impressive result - congrats!
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Postby La » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:32 pm

It's hard to bemoan seconds, but when you run as fast as you do, those seconds sure do matter! Sorry for you that you didn't hit your goal. Still a great result, though!
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Postby 5km » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:37 pm

Sandra wrote:It sucks when you are so close to beating your goal time BUT you still SMOKED IT! :D



Like she said.

Congratulations!

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Postby AjaxRunner » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:37 pm

La wrote:It's hard to bemoan seconds, but when you run as fast as you do, those seconds sure do matter! Sorry for you that you didn't hit your goal. Still a great result, though!


My thoughts exactly. Great result indeed.

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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:40 pm

AjaxRunner wrote:
La wrote:It's hard to bemoan seconds, but when you run as fast as you do, those seconds sure do matter! Sorry for you that you didn't hit your goal. Still a great result, though!


My thoughts exactly. Great result indeed.



What La said!

btw...Randy Zabukovec from Kingston.....you generally run neck and neck with him (if I remember he's usually a few seconds ahead) ended up running seconds slower than you.
Knowing Randy he's as ticked as you are about not going sub 2!

You're a speed demon...so seconds count!

You're still my friend :wink:
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Postby Robbie-T » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Jo-Jo wrote:btw...Randy Zabukovec from Kingston.....you generally run neck and neck with him (if I remember he's usually a few seconds ahead) ended up running seconds slower than you.
Knowing Randy he's as ticked as you are about not going sub 2!

You're a speed demon...so seconds count!

You're still my friend :wink:


Take a look at this picture Jo-Jo, zoom in on the guy behind me, that is the Grime Reaper beside me, I must have past Randy just before this picture.

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"I just hope that people look at it and say, 'Hey if this yahoo can do it, then I can do it too.' That'd be cool if people thought that. It's just a matter of putting the miles in and working. It's not so much how much talent you have. I hope." - Brian Sell.

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Postby Doonst » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:37 pm

That's 2 hours and 13 seconds of mighty fine running, that's what I say! Still a fan!
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:38 pm

Robbie-T wrote:
Jo-Jo wrote:btw...Randy Zabukovec from Kingston.....you generally run neck and neck with him (if I remember he's usually a few seconds ahead) ended up running seconds slower than you.
Knowing Randy he's as ticked as you are about not going sub 2!

You're a speed demon...so seconds count!

You're still my friend :wink:


Take a look at this picture Jo-Jo, zoom in on the guy behind me, that is the Grime Reaper beside me, I must have past Randy just before this picture.

http://mysportsshooter.zoomphoto.ca/viewphoto/17989-874-18440304/1/



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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:23 pm

Sorry you missed your goal, but that's a super incredible result! Congratulations...

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Postby Ken B » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:36 pm

A great race and report, Robbie. Love the pics. You have a superb running form. As always, it was good chatting with you! I am looking forward to seeing you at future events.

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Postby richie-rich » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:45 pm

you wrote that you thought you gave all you had - so that's all you can ask of yourself. we all take what the day gives us on race day. great race and a fantastic time. well done!!

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Postby fingerboy » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:24 pm

Lol you win the shallonge!

I guess we were neck and neck for a bit.

My 10k - 39:20
15k - 59:31
20k - 1:20:11
30k - 2:02:32

I couldn't hang on. After about 17k or so I couldn't keep up the pace. You must have passed me around 14k or so. I was wearing black with a yellow singlet. Blue and orange shoes. Though I barely remember anyone but a few. You were probably part of the group that started to pass me around 13kish. It went back a few times again with the hills with me too.

After the grated bridge, my legs were starting to give up a bit, and by the first major hill at 20.5k I gave in a bit. I kept some life and pushed hard down into the valley but totally gave up on pushing hard up that last one. I totally agree with you on the last 3k - so much harder than it seems! My garmin 910xt with the altimeter shows there's actually an incline from 28-28.5k. Okay its about 5m, but it certainly affects you.


I think I'm up for racing together or a shallonge for next year... I definitely want to go sub 2.

Great racing.

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Postby Robbie-T » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:23 pm

fingerboy wrote:Lol you win the shallonge!

I guess we were neck and neck for a bit.

My 10k - 39:20
15k - 59:31
20k - 1:20:11
30k - 2:02:32


I think I'm up for racing together or a shallonge for next year... I definitely want to go sub 2.

Great racing.


Thanks, nice result for you too. I'm an old guy maybe you can spot me a few minutes ;-)
Yeah I don't remember seeing you, I'm sure we'll meet up again sometime.
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Postby ian » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:45 am

This race always seems to end up coming down to a few seconds for you. As usual, you laid down a gritty and experienced effort, and things are looking good for what I'd assume to be a spring marathon buildup.

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Postby barebuns1 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:57 am

Great race report. Damn fast time in my books. :)
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Postby RobW » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:47 am

Very impressive. Your speed and consistency over the years is admirable.

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Postby Jwolf » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:49 am

Ouch, those seconds do hurt.

A strong, consistent result either way. You're not slowing down yet. ;)
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Postby canalrunner » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:50 pm

Please refer to my comments in your 2010 thread for your congratulations and assorted comments. Also cognrat.
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Postby AndyM » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:35 pm

Congratulations on a very impressive result. Happy to read that you did your best for the day despite missing a few seconds off a very tough goal. You can't have any regrets with that performance!

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Postby UltraQueenga » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:13 pm

Way to go, Rob! Still a fast dude. :D
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