Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:38 pm

Like Doonst I feel like this is my hometown race, I've run this race 3x, more then any other race I've run. It's my favourite because it is so unique, challenging, fun and so well organized.

My goal was to finish top 20 according to last years results. 4:30 avg pace 48:00. Last year I ran 51:32.

I arrived early, trying to decide to wear shorts or tights, I wanted to see anyone else wearing shorts. I was almost decided that I would wear tights then I saw DGrant in shorts, that was enough to sway my thoughts and I wore shorts. It turned out to be the prefect decision, it was a beautiful December day.

I lined up at the front, and took off with the rabbits. I hit the 1 mile marker at 5:40!! I didn't look at my Garmin too many times this race, it didn't really matter, from one km to the next the terrain was different, I ran on perceived effort, it also helps that I ran this course a few times before.

I felt good through the rollers, caught up to a few guys that took off too fast. Started up the big hills and held good pace, there was a bag piper at the top of the hill, but I don't really remember him. Finally out of the hills and onto the semi-flats, I knew I was only 3-4km away and the hill part was over, now it was all about getting the pace down and trying to catch a couple more runners.

Finished 44:46 good enough for 2nd place category hardware, a Egg Nog Jog key chain and $35 GC to Feet In Motion.

Smashed my goal!! This time would of landed me 5th place overall last year!!

Fastest km 3:34
Slowest km 5:04
Pretty big range for a 10.8k road race!!

4:09 pace
21st overall (one second from top 20)
20th gender
3rd in my age group 35-40

DGrant and I - Pre-Race pose down

Running Mania gets position up front

Final kick to pass one last runner

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KM   Duration   Accrued Time[/b]
1   3:34       3:34
2   3:37       7:11
3   4:19       11:30
4   4:18       15:48
5   4:24       20:12
6   5:04       25:16
7   4:38       29:54
8   4:18       34:12
9   4:06       38:18
10  3:58       42:16
10.8  2:26       44:42
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
Click>> Race History

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Postby seuss » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:40 pm

woohoo! let's hear it for the hometown boy! well done.
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Postby Hermes » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:40 pm

Smoking run! Literally!!!

Congrats on the hardware. :dance:

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Postby ultraslacker » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:42 pm

44! that's awesome! way to blow away your goal. :)
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Postby dgrant » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:59 pm

Monster, monster result. I don't know how you could bang off 5:04 on that sixth km. :shock:

I can definitely see you starting to regularly win your division in races of this size starting in '07.

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Postby Nicholas » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:05 pm

Wow, great run!!! To smash your goal by that much at that pace is awesome. Shows how far you have come this year!!!

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Postby deerdree » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:05 pm

Incredible! Congrats!

And... nice legs! :whistle:

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Postby D-Man » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:10 pm

Holy crap, you're fast! :shock:


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Postby Doonst » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:13 pm

Like I said in my report, I think that this might be your most impressive result yet. You killed it, you destroyed it, you murdered it, you...

Outstanding Robbie.
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Postby Stephan » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:23 pm

Wow!!!!!! You the Man!!! Whatever you do in your training...keep doing's working!!!

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Postby Jwolf » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:27 pm

Very impressive, Rob. Your improvement is really showing. I can tell this is a very tough course.

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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:35 am

Your results this year...and this one is no different...have just blown me away.
You inspire me Robbie-T! :D
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:18 am

Wow - that's fabulous! Well done!
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Postby klc » Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:36 am

Congrats on an impressive time on a really tough course! :clap:

It was great to finally meet you in person. Your kiddies are adorable.

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Postby braveheart » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:09 am

impressive. simply impressive.
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Postby luvmybabies » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:23 am

What can I say PROUD, PROUD, PROUD!!!!! You are such a great role model for our boys!

It was nice to see so many of the maniacs out that day, what a beautiful day! :dance:

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Postby Ed Fizz » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:25 am

You're not letting up are ya!!! Great race!!! :D

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Postby trixiee » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:32 am

Wow! Impressive, MR.T!

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Postby MINITEE » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:33 am

Jeez Robbie... that last picture pretty much sums it up...


Always in perfect form & that kick you have at the end - actually scares me, just a little bit :wink:

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Postby BaldGuy » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:41 am

Awesome race, Robbie! Way to smash your goal time! Your progress is incredible. Do you get to rest now?

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Postby The Donald » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:41 am

Excellent run!!! Congrats!!!! (Now, I know who has all those 4's stashed away!!) Keep it going!!!!
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Postby Ken B » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:28 am

Congrats RobbieT! I don't know how you do it. so many races this year and it seems faster and faster results!

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Postby UltraQueenga » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:25 pm

Way to go! Nice way to end the season! Or does it ever end? :?
Congrats on the nice race and the hardware!!
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Postby Kristi » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:27 pm

Wow!! :shock: Way to go Robbie!

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Postby RA. » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:35 pm

Wowzers! You are one quick runner! Congrats!
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