10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

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10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby Robbie-T » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:10 pm

My 10th Egg Nog Jog, and another shot at sub 40 min goal. This year the weather was as good as it could be, many times the race has been icy or snowy, so just being -10C and dry was good.

I arrived early to get a good parking space, then went out for a 3k job, talked to Thomas a guy in his 20's that beat me by about a minute last year, he was 40:03 last year and has run low 17min 5k, 36min 10ks, and 1:!5 half, so I felt I would try to run with him in my sights and hold on as long as I could. At least have something to chase out there.
Then came back to car and got prepared. 15min before the race I headed to the start, did a few pickups and found a good spot near the front.

And we are off, immediately I find Thomas and we are shoulder to shoulder, the first section is downhill, I want to go fast but be in control and not burn out. Through the first mile we are 5:20. We head through Terra Cotta make the turn up the escarpment and start attacking the rolling hills, we are still side by side and pass a few guys that went out too fast and were started to feel the effects of the hills.

About 5k in just before the HILL, he pulls ahead and I stay on his heels and use him as motivation to climb that bugger. At the top I work on recovering quickly we move shoulder to shoulder again, but there is still plenty of climbing to do. At about 7k, I take the lead this time, there is another guy up in front and I focus on him, and pull away from Thomas without looking back to see where he is. At 8k we get back on the road and start to make are way back, at 9k I looked back to see if anyone was close and no one was in sight. I'm not making any real progress catching the next guy in front of me but I push to keep with him and do my best to pick up the pace. Through 10k I was 38:34, at that point I knew sub 40 was out of range, but still had a steep down hill and a kick before I could say I was done.

I finish 41:11, it wasn't meant to be, but I think I finally realized that the last 3k is were I need to be quick to have a real shot at sub 40min.
This time gave me 7th overall, 1st Master and 1st in my Age Group
Solid run and happy to still be racing consistently, oh yah this year I beat Thomas by a minute ;-)

Got changed then went in to get warmed up and eat, talked to Sandra and Robin, grabbed my prize and headed back home.

Over the last 10 years here is the progression in my results.
2004 - 54:23 - 117th
2005 - 51:32 - 50th
2006 - 44:46 - 21st
2007 - 42:44 - 16th
2008 - 42:41 - 17th
2009 - 40:43 - 5th
2010 - 42:13 - 7th - wet icy conditions
2011 - 41:06 - 6th
2012 - 41:03 - 6th
2013 - 41:11 - 7th
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
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Re: 10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby Jo-Jo » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:14 pm

Great race report.
I loved seeing the stats from all the other years.
Seeing your progression as a Candy Powered Runner was very cool. :D :wink:
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Re: 10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby 5km » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:45 pm

Congratulations. Nice racing!

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Re: 10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby Sandra » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:50 pm

Wow, I could have almost kept up with you..... in 2004 :lol:
Great race Rob - fast as always! Great to see and chat with you again! :D
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Re: 10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby Ken B » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:44 pm

Fantastic race and great report, Rob. Sorry, I missed the Egg Nog this year as I was in warmer climes!

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Re: 10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby ian » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:41 pm

Consistent as always. I ran with Thomas for 40K at Ottawa in May.

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Re: 10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:17 am

your consistency over time is impressive! i think you'll get that 40 min!
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Re: 10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby Robbie-T » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:46 am

ian wrote:Consistent as always. I ran with Thomas for 40K at Ottawa in May.


Wow small world.
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
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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: 10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby Robinandamelia » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:06 pm

Super speedy all the same. That sub 40 is in you for sure. Nice to see you again, and congrats on a great race!!

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Re: 10 times @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby Habs4ever » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:39 am

Love looking at the past numbers. Speedy as usual.
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