Robbie-T @ the Egg Nog Jog

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:32 pm

The race I look forward to all year long, the marathon training, the half training all part of a full year of training to prepare me for the Egg Nog Jog.

This is my 4th year here, and my goal was to run 2 minutes better then last year. Last year I had a great run and as the race grew closer I knew it would be no easy feat for my feets.

I got to the race pretty early, prepared myself, chatted to a few friends then headed out for a warm up. I was feeling good today. Put on my race outfit and made my way to the start. Saw my happy family ready to see me off, slipped off my pants and found a spot up by RunDMC at the front.

We were off, 3:3x km's for the start, about a 5:30 mile. Pat came up beside me and said hi. Slowly Pat and Run slid away and I was running my own race. I passed a few people through the hills, I was feeling pretty strong. I knew I'd be close to my goal time but I knew I couldn't let up. Up the big hill, 4:45 avg pace for that km, no bag piper!!

At 7k I felt comfortable, and pushed it for the finish. I remembered to turn on to the highway and not go straight through as I usually do on my training runs. There was a few guys in front that I tried hard to catch but I couldn't make any ground on them, I think we all had the same strategy in mind. 39:5x at 10k the marshal yelled out, I was a bit shocked by that. Down the steep hill round the corner and finished.

final time 42:44 3:58 avg pace (2:02 better then last year)
16th overall, 16th male
4th in 35-39 age group

1:24 behind RunDMC
39 seconds behind Pat
Great races guys!!

This year is now over, and a pretty great year too, all PB's, I'll continue my runs but wait until January to start ramping up for the road to Boston.

btw anyone pick up a calendar they were selling there? I did, a picture of the start of the Egg Nog Jog from 2006 is featured for December, and I was in it ;-) Nice running calendar if anyone is interested.

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Postby Ken B » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:41 pm

Great race Robbie. It was great seeing you and the family. Man- the kids are cute!!! :lol:

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Postby GK » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:49 pm

Good meeting you Robbie, and thats awesome pace for that course. Great year over year improvement as well!

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Postby deb » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:53 pm

great job!
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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:54 pm

Congratulations on another awesome performance Robbie!!
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Postby Marg » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:55 pm

Wow, you continue to outdo yourself... congrats.
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Re: Robbie-T @ the Egg Nog Jog

Postby redhead » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:59 pm

Robbie-T wrote:...my goal was to run 2 minutes better then last year

...final time 42:44 3:58 avg pace (2:02 better then last year)

Awesome stuff. Way to fight for it Robbie!
Keep slippin' those pants off and I'm sure you'll make it into a few more calendars. :wink:
Congratulations on yet another PB.
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Postby Jwolf » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:02 pm

Nice race, Rob.

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:10 pm

Congratulations, calendar boy!
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Postby Sandra » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:18 pm

I didn't get to meet you today but congratulations on a great time! It definately was a great day for running!
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Postby Doonst » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:20 pm

Very nice Robbie, as usual. You are still getting faster, how long can you keep that up? Man, I used to try to chase your year-old times, no way anymore. So it got me thinking how I could possibly spin this into a victory. I finally beat your 2 your old time? You were 2:02 faster than last year, nope that beats my 1:40. So when I got home, I entered all the data from our last 3 ENJs into my Cray supercomputer (yes I painted it orange) and set it to find me an angle. 50 and a half minutes later, it came up with this: I ran my age! 50 1/2 minutes at age 50.5, don't worry you'll do it someday I'm sure. (39 at 39?).
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Postby casual-runner » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:36 pm

Congratulations. Great time :clap: :clap:
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Postby braveheart » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:00 pm

you amaze me.....way to go!
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Postby RunDiva » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:04 pm

Wow! Great result Robbie!

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Postby pts » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:53 pm

Admit it Rob, you only ran in shorts so that you could show off your legs :wink:

Great to see you, Bridie and the boys. The boys are so big since the last time i saw them, and just as cute.

Congrats on a great race, and 16th overall, nice 8)

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Postby Irongirl » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:58 pm

how long can the PB's continue for?! you're incredible!!

hmm.....Doonst's "run your age at the egg nog jog" is quite the challenge! ;)
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Postby QuickChick » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:20 pm

Wow, that is an awesome result Rob! Way to go. You say you're going to do something and you just DO it. I'm very impressed. :)
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Postby trixiee » Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:09 pm

Nice job there, Robbie-T! You da man!
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Postby lovethehills » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:19 pm

Stellar as always.

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Postby turd ferguson » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:43 pm

Well done Robbie - what an amazing year you've had. Congrats!
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Postby Strider » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:21 pm

Good Job Man - Calendar Boy - Love that, you need to change your handle.

Enjoy the holiday season and the limited time off training. Sub 3:00 at Boston is more than possible for you, but will require some tough training. It's going to be an interesting winter/spring.
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Postby Robbie-T » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:17 pm

If anyone is interested in the calendar. There is a preview of it online, unfortunately it doesn't show December ;-)

http://stellarrunners.blogspot.com/2007/11/2008-running-calendar.html
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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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Postby Hermes » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:41 pm

Wow! Great result. Congrats on meeting your goal!! :D

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Postby dgrant » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:14 pm

You always run what you say you're going to run. Always. It's amazing!

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Postby Stephan » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:53 am

Very well done!!! You always make me want to train harder.

Keep charging, I have a feeling you're only going to get faster and stronger.


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