Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly!
User avatar
West Grey Runner
Bill Crothers
Posts: 1301
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:29 am
Location: West Grey (Near Owen Sound), Ontario

Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby West Grey Runner » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:13 pm

Did the Egg Nog Jog on Sunday. I was really indecisive when it came to what I was going to wear. The temperature was hovering around freezing just like last year when I wore shorts! This time I opted for tights , long sleeve tech T, Sugoi firewall jacket and a Saucony compression hat. I also used my new Yaktrax over my Trail shoes ...Trail shoes and Yaks for a road race??????? I must admit it was a little weird running at a a sub 4:00 pace with this strange foot ware but it seemed to be OK. Headed out with Anne for the first K. We were cruising along and Anne said to me " I thought you were going to go out easy ... we are doing a 3:20 pace". Strangely enough we chatted for a bit before she stopped to tie her shoe lace .." catch up with you later..." was the last I heard of Anne! Going out fast is the right thing to do at the Nog Jog. Logged the first 2K at an avg 3:44 and 3:54 pace just a little ahead of my 4:00 target! After peeling off a 100m or so of elevation in the first 2Ks the course flattens out for a bit , this is where I changed gears .. caught up on my O2 in preparation for the climb. Next 3K were a bit rolling with an overall elevation gain , manged them in 4:59, 4:57 and 4:54. 5K in we hit the first bit of gravel road .... and the first time the Yaktrax actually were somewhat needed! Heading up the steepest hill I really felt bogged down , legs were burning and I felt like a fish out of water ....what a great course, managed the big climb logging my slowest of the day at 6:08. I hadn't looked at my Garmin yet and I really didn't care to because I was more or less giving it all that I had. With 4K to go there was still a bit of climbing before it flattens out at the top ... managed the next 3 k in 5:20 4:56 and 4:46. With 2K to go I looked at my Garmin and realized that I wasn't going to PB last years 49:44 but I dug in a picked up the pace , 10th K was done in 4:30 on a mucky wet gravel rd ... I forgot to turn the Garmin off so I missed the time on the last 800K but it was hitting a speed of 19kmh. It felt ridiculously fast with Yaktrax on dry pavement ... noisy too! Oh , did I mention that it rained the entire race!

Finished in 50:59, 46th out of 502 finishers, 13th out of 66 in my 40-49 ag. It was 75 seconds slower then last year.

Splits 2010 vs 2009 and 2008

2010 Garmin Data

Lynn Williams
Posts: 18924
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:04 am
Location: Midtown Toronto

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby BJH » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:15 pm

Good job! It was great to see you again!
The road to hell is paved. Run trails.

User avatar
Bill Crothers
Posts: 2592
Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:29 pm
Location: Aylmer/St. Catharines

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby ROW » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:35 pm

It seems like the egg nog jog is a hard race to run consistently haha. Great race !

User avatar
Jerome Drayton
Posts: 5187
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:20 pm
Location: Mid-air

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby UltraQueenga » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:17 pm

Those silly yaktrax cost you 75 seconds. ;) :lol: Good job, ron!
Ultrarunner again

User avatar
Jerome Drayton
Posts: 6340
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:44 am
Location: Awesome World

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby Robbie-T » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:44 pm

Great run Ron, good to see you and your smile again
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
Click>> Race History

"If I'm running, it will be a good run" - Robbie-T

"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.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift." - Pre

User avatar
Abby Hoffman
Posts: 10598
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:17 pm
Location: the corner of Sixth and Where Do I Go?

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby Doonst » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:48 pm

That's fine running! Even in those shoes.
next up:

This broken wing will fly again
One fine day
This blackbird's mute gonna sing again
One fine day

So all you sinners come out
And all you drunkards crawl out
Come into the light of one fine day

User avatar
Bruce Kidd
Posts: 840
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:36 am
Location: Hanover, ON

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby Annelizabeth » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:10 am

75 seconds isn't bad. Good race I would say.
I bet you were hot in all those clothes, I did try to catch up you were running just so fast.

User avatar
Jerome Drayton
Posts: 5044
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:31 am
Location: Bradford, Ontario

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby Robinandamelia » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:38 am

Wow great result, congratulations.

User avatar
Ken B
Lynn Williams
Posts: 13288
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:11 pm
Location: Kitchener, Ontario

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby Ken B » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:26 pm

You continue to excel! Congratulations!!! :D

Tom Longboat
Posts: 417
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:54 am
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby shaggytour2005 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:18 pm

Great race out there! Very tough course under silly conditions.

Keep up the very solid work!


Tom Longboat
Posts: 206
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:54 pm
Location: Niagara Falls

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby bigguy » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:21 pm

It must have been the first year the back half of the course was not snow covered and icy. Nice result. See you on the 26th. You want a gold snowman!
enjoy life, eat well, train with a smile.

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 46890
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:33 pm
Location: paradise

Re: Egg Nog Jog ... there were hills!

Postby ultraslacker » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:29 pm

good job, Ron!

undoubtedly the extra clothing and the yaktrax are what cost you the 75 seconds. :lol:
"You're an ultrarunner, normal rules don't apply to you." (Doonst)

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. ~Epictetus

Return to “Run/Race Reports”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests