Doonst has some fun at Bronte Creek Breast Cancer 10K

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Doonst has some fun at Bronte Creek Breast Cancer 10K

Postby Doonst » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:37 pm

I ran a 10 K this morning, officially called the Brant Arts Run/Walk Healing for Breast Cancer 2008. It was in Bronte Creek Provincial Park, spanning the Burlington and Oakville border. It was mostly a last minute decision, I just registered today. I figured I could use some faster running, I haven't done much short fast stuff this year. My only 3 races have been 30, 42.2, and 25 K. My 46.02 Pb could use some improving too. Last year this race was won by a woman in 38 minutes, but not a lot of faster runners. 87 in the 10 and 157 in the 5 last year. In these smaller races though you never know who might show up; this is a Vrpro race and Charles Bedley (winner of Toronto Marathon amongst others) is at about half of them.
So off we go, and after about 100 Metres it appears that I'm running side by side for the lead. :shock: Garmin says I'm running about a 3:50 pace, so I back off a bit and pull in behind the leader. Stays like that and we seem to build a lead. I glance back a couple of times in the first 2 K, see one guy in a blue shirt about 20 M back, then another gap to the pack. We settle in to a comfortable pace; splits 4:17, 4:22, 4:16, 4:18. Still all with me usually 2-3 M back; we have a bicycle escort ahead and everything. I try to not to be too embarrassed or egotistical about it all, just have fun playing the game. I try to pull ahead a couple of times, but he always matches my pace then goes ahead again. It really seems like I am setting the pace and he just runs what he has to to stay one step ahead. There is a breeze, but instead of drafting I want o get it to cool me down. Not terribly hot but the humidity is pegged.
We go through the start finish line at the 5 K to do another loop right about 22 minutes. Measures 5.08 on my watch. I need to back for a while, next 2 splits are 4:48 and 4:44, ouch not that much. If anything I am closer on his heels here, I'm hoping he is fading. Around 7.5 we start lapping the 5 K walkers, luckily the cyclist clears our track. I pick it up and he matches. Splits 8 and 9 are 4:27 and 4:25. I plan a big passing move but as we come around a corner, a huge puddle blocks the whole road except inside line, so I tuck back in. I ask the cyclist (Mark who was the RR guy at the Wolfe with Ryne) if there's anybody behind us, he says yes, a guy in a blue shirt. As we all pick it up around 9.5, I hear his footsteps coming up. I go and think I'm holding him off, still 3-5 M behind leader. Coming into the chutes, he blasts past me and they both find another gear. The leader holds him off by 1 second and me by 9, I get 45:04, to their 44:55/6. (chip time 45:03) Fun fun fun. If it could get any worse, the guy who passed me was my age!

For me that's a PB by about a minute. I'm not sure but I sometimes think I might have run faster without the distraction of battling for the lead. It was more than worth it though, how often does a guy my speed ever get to play at that?
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Postby Ed Fizz » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:41 pm

Sheldon, I just saw the results on chiptimeresults. Way to go!!!

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Postby getfit » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:50 pm

Excellent Sheldon !!! I loved your race report, kept me guessing till the very end. It must have been fun battling for the lead. Most of us will never get to experience that.
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Postby Kristi » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:56 pm

What fun!! Congrats!

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Postby Robbie-T » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:30 pm

Fun times Eh!! Nice run bud, you are improving your speed even with all the long run training.
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Postby Irongirl » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:49 pm

awesome!! :)

now if you could only add a little swim and bike before that....then it would be even more fun! ;)
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Postby BJH » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:14 pm

Well done Doonst! Was it more fun than racing dgrant?
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Postby Doonst » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:28 pm

BJH wrote:Well done Doonst! Was it more fun than racing dgrant?


Never! This time, it wasn't personal. There is something about hearing "here come the 10 K leaders" though.
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Postby trixiee » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:47 pm

Geepers! That was a good read!

Way to go, Doonst! You're my hero in that "certain" age group! :wink:
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Postby mlazenby » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:47 pm

Nice jog, err job, Sheldon!
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Postby Magoo » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:08 pm

Wow, that was a close one.
Entertaining report.
Congratulations.
Any decent loot for third?

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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:09 pm

So you were talking about small town races from your own expereience eh!
Great PB!!
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Postby UltraQueenga » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:33 am

Very nice!! Congrats on a tough race and on a PB!!
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Postby RayMan » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:50 am

Exciting! Great run, nice PB.

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:34 pm

very cool! congrats on the PB!
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Postby QuickChick » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:38 pm

That sounds like a lot of fun Sheldon- way to go! See you next weekend. :)
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Postby braveheart » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:15 pm

sounds like fun Sheldon- as always you are impressive
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Postby Strider » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:58 pm

Sounds like a Robbie-T race report :) Sweet little race. Congrats - do you have the video?
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Postby mcshame » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:06 pm

That sounded like an amazing time. Way to go!

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Postby Run26.2 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:15 pm

Excellent work, my man, excellent day's work!!
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Postby anners » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:30 pm

Here come the 10k leaders! Nice! 8) Congrats Sheldon!

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Postby West Grey Runner » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:34 pm

Way to go on the PB, what a way to do it!

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Postby Lx2run » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:47 pm

Sounds like you had a fun time. Nice PB. Great running
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Postby Iron-North » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:48 pm

Yikes! Nice RACE or what!
I could imagine someone commentating the race live and the voice and intonation going higher and higher and the excitement of the crowd !!

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Postby Ken B » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:19 pm

Congrats, Sheldon!!!

Another great race!! :lol:


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