Doonst returns to roads

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Doonst returns to roads

Postby Doonst » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:36 pm

I did a half marathon yesterday, the Base Borden Run for Operation Hero. It was held on the grounds of CFB Borden, on the roads to and around the range. Being my first real road race in a couple years, I was a little nervous. Pleasant temperatures for running but it turned out to be quite windy. I picked 1:45 as my "A" goal, partly because it was a nice round number, a 5 minute pace.
Started out for the first 5 K at goal pace but I could quickly tell I was working too hard to do so. It was all straight west right into the headwind. Then it got hilly, and I paid for that too. After 6 K we did a 9 K loop and then back again. Second half I just faded away. Average pace after 5K: 4:56; halfway, 5:04; by the end it was 5:20. That is a 1:52:20, not only 7 minutes over my goal but 15 minutes over my PB. It felt rough by the end too.
Heather and a friend did the 10 K in 1:07 and had a great time. That's good for her right now. Then we went for lunch in Barrie but I was a little rattled and sore. And maybe a little disheartened.
I know it was partly the wind and hills but mostly the state of my current fitness. I sure have the DOMS this afternoon too. It used to be so easy! I'm already thinking of when to get my revenge.
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Postby HCcD » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:03 pm

Welcome back to the roads, err pavement, again, Doonst .... :P
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Postby Dstew » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:37 pm

Doonst wrote: It used to be so easy! I'm already thinking of when to get my revenge.


I am thinking of putting that on a tee shirt. I remember when 1:50 was a good training run pace and now ...

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Postby Robinandamelia » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:40 am

Congrats on the great comeback to road racing, you did great. That's event I've been wanting to do. Well done.

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Postby Habs4ever » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:04 am

Even if you are disappointed in your fitness, you still gave what you had on that day.


I still think you have great legs. :lol: :wink:
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Postby Robbie-T » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:10 am

Silly kids, time to start training for the ENJ!!
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Postby ian » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:47 pm

Good to see you working your way back. No sense comparing these times to the old PBs, you're in a new era and get to start a new record book. (Besides, some of those old PBs may be tainted on account of artificial fashion enhancements.)

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Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:37 pm

Good to see you back in the game.
As for being disheartened...don't be...I too will be "clawing" my way back in the next season or two.
We can "claw" together.
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Doonst returns to roads

Postby IronGoddess » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:02 pm

Welcome back!! I am sure you will be back to those old times in no time at all
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Postby Ken B » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:15 pm

I'm already thinking of when to get my revenge



Yep! That's the Doonst that I know! Good to get your shoes on the pavement again. Now you know what to build on!!

See you at the Egg Nog Jog!

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Postby richie-rich » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:58 pm

first race in how long and you are giving yourself a hard time? chill. you take what the day gives you. keep up the running and you'll have a great base for ENJ. you might even want to race it :D

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Doonst returns to roads

Postby BJH » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:20 pm

I'm so happy to see a race result for you!!!

See you at ENJ! :)
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:48 am

:D
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Postby La » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:27 am

Doonst wrote:I'm already thinking of when to get my revenge.

Atta boy! :twisted:
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Postby West Grey Runner » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:16 pm

Welcome back Doonst ... you really haven't been gone the races just got shorter and less frequent. Its good that your running that distance again and it sounds like your healthy. Hope to see you back on the trails next year. See ya at the Nog Jog.

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Doonst returns to roads

Postby Jwolf » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:57 pm

You're back Doonst! Yay.

See you at ENJ! (oops- I won't be there but all the kids are saying it ;) )
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Postby Doonst » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:16 am

Habs4ever wrote:I still think you have great legs. :lol: :wink:

Legs and other parts viewable here
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This broken wing will fly again
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This blackbird's mute gonna sing again
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:17 pm

Where did you get black clothes? (re:new avatar)
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Postby DougG » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:29 pm

Well done Sheldon. I have run the Borden races the past couple of years (usually the 10k) and always enjoyed it. It's much smaller than Ottawa of course, but being on the base and seeing the tanks & guns adds to the atmosphere. Congrats on getting back it it! :D
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Postby Doonst » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:14 pm

Spirit wrote:Where did you get black clothes? (re:new avatar)

Black Rm shirt is 6 years old! It was an armed forces base so I was trying to go in under the radar.
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This broken wing will fly again
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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

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Postby Jwolf » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:35 pm

Good pictures!
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Postby Robbie-T » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:39 pm

You look taller, congrats.
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Postby Habs4ever » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:55 pm

Those are great pictures.
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Postby Robbie-T » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:58 pm

I missed you today.
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"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

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Re: Doonst returns to roads

Postby richie-rich » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Doonst wrote:Legs and other parts viewable here
zoom enabled!


yup, you are every cougars dream Doonst :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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