STWM Results

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STWM Results

Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:20 am

I ran the full yesterday...My goal was anywhere from 3:50 to just a PB (improvement from 3:57:25). It was a rough start, I was supposed to be in the blue corral but didn't even get inside it...it was so crowded. Then had a hard time finding a line to run in. Then had to take a potty break at 7K and hit the bushes (yes girls can do it too). Didn't find a rhythm for quite some time. FInally settled into a 5:28 pace and held it for quite some time.... Saw Alfie at around the 1/2 mark. Not sure where but at some point my pace dropped to 5:30 which was fine. I had a pace band for a 3:50 marathon but they didn't have one for a 3:55 at the expo so just wrote down the pace of 5:34. So anything less than 5:34 should have gotten me to a my 3:55 finish (and a BQ under the new standards). I actually pulled in at 5:32 average pace so was surprised to see that I had a 3:55:04 time....I guess just using average pace doesn't really work, probably because of the .2 and the extra you run on tangents etc (I ran 42.46 km) so missed the new BQ by 4 seconds. I qualified and I'm in for 2012 but really wanted to qualify with the new standard too (just because as I'm not going to run Boston twice)....oh well. Super pleased with the result. A PB by about 2:25 and I ran the whole thing.

I love this race but it doesn't always love me. When I turned at about 36k to head back into the city and hit that head wind I was worried...it was a rough, rough last 8k for me. My last 2k took me over 13 minutes but I ran...no walking aside from the water stations. I ran up the hill over the DVP and that was another one of my goals....to not walk that hill. So all in all can't complain.

Saw the elites on course and saw Mr. Singh as well...that was awesome.

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Chip time: 3:55:03.7
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Re: STWM Results

Postby HCcD » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:25 am

Congrats, on a great race and pb ... :clap: :clap:

So, you did actually improve on your 2012 BQ time standards, correct ?
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Re: STWM Results

Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:27 am

HCcD wrote:Congrats, on a great race and pb ... :clap: :clap:

So, you did actually improve on your 2012 BQ time standards, correct ?


Yes I did actually that's true. My qualifying time for 2012 was 3:57:25 (4:00 to qualify), I needed 3:55 to qualify for 2013 and missed it by about 4 seconds. But my 2012 time is improved.

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Re: STWM Results

Postby purdy65 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:45 am

Robin, that's still a great PB with the windy conditions! Congratulations!

I heard alot of marathoners bemoan the final windy 6-8K, so hats off to you!
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Re: STWM Results

Postby Habs4ever » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:57 am

Great PB, but darn those 4 seconds. :evil:
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Re: STWM Results

Postby fingerboy » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:01 am

Great job!

I'd say the wind was worth more than 4 seconds... You can qualify for 2013 in the 2012 Boston no doubt! Might even get a 3:50!

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Re: STWM Results

Postby trixiee » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:21 am

Wow Robin! Well done! :dance:
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Re: STWM Results

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:47 am

congrats on the pb!
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Re: STWM Results

Postby AjaxRunner » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:01 am

Wow, speak of finishing with mixed emotions. A great race and PB, but those damn 4 seconds....

Well done though, in very tough conditions.

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Postby Hammie » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:06 am

Congrats on the PB and the well-run race!
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Re: STWM Results

Postby Avis » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:43 am

Congrats on a well-run race and a PB under windy conditions!
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Re: STWM Results

Postby erinmcd » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:47 am

Wow- good work!
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Re: STWM Results

Postby Stampie » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:15 am

Great work, well done on a new PB!
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Re: STWM Results

Postby Jwolf » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:23 am

Congratulations on another strong race and a new PB. The marathon distance seems to really agree with you, Robin. :)
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Re: STWM Results

Postby mcshame » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:28 am

A PB with those kind of conditions, well done! Any other day, you would have BQed.

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Re: STWM Results

Postby alexk » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:09 pm

Congrats, Robin. Gotta love a PB on a tough day :). Nicely done.
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Re: STWM Results

Postby Sandra » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:16 pm

Congrats on the PB -especially in those windy conditions!
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Re: STWM Results

Postby CinC » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:31 pm

A PB is a PB. Never dismiss that!!

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Re: STWM Results

Postby PaleSnail » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:29 pm

Congrats on a great race! :D

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Re: STWM Results

Postby Ken B » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:55 pm

Congratulations. Nicely run in tough conditions! Well done! :)

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Re: STWM Results

Postby getfit » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:17 pm

Big congrats!! It was windy out there, it took a lot out of me and I was only doing the 1/2.
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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:30 pm

You just ran a marvellous race Robin. You really looked so strong and confident. I saw you for the last time around 26 K and then I faded as I was forced to walk from Km 28 to 32 due to pain on my left hip bone.
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Re: STWM Results

Postby richie-rich » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:36 pm

that's a fantastic time. excellent job considering the conditions. and a PB is always good. super race!

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Re: STWM Results

Postby canalrunner » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:00 pm

Congrats on a PB and an almost 2013 BQ. I was right behind you at 4hours and the wind coming back was tough. I was calling it a 1-2 minute wind in terms of extra effort. Best not to use Garmin pace as your guide as unless the course is measured short or your run perfect tangents, you will be off. For me, it is the important kilometer splits--especially where they have timing mats. I find there are small margins of error with a lot of other kilometer markers.
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Re: STWM Results

Postby RobW » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:04 pm

Nice work fighting through that wind. Congrats on the PB!


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