Robbie-T @ Ontario Masters 5K XC Championships

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Robbie-T @ Ontario Masters 5K XC Championships

Postby Robbie-T » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:07 am

This is the second XC race of the season for me, still have a cold that has been hanging on for about 3 weeks now and is really starting to frustrate me.

Still very excited for this race, but not feeling strong for it, however I will go and give it my best.

Hangout with Fizz and warm up with 3 easy km and some strides. Some how I get in the front row for the start, the front row is about 50 wide so lots of room. I take off like a mad man, that doesn't last for long and I settle into a pace I might be able to hold. Saturday it had rained all day and the course reflected that. Water holes and mud everywhere, and following the tracks of about 4 previous races the course was already chewed up pretty good.

Half way through I feel like I'm breathing through a mask feeling a bit oxygen deprived. Still trying to red line and make it to the finish in good time. One more turn, last big mud hole and done. Wow 24:00 flat for 5k!!! noway for 6k according to Forerunner, everyone else was talking about the distance being way off too.

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Pretty decent placement in the end, didn't feel I was near as strong as I could have been but it was a heck of a workout. In two weeks I will be healthy for the National XC Championships in Guelph and be able to run stronger.

This stuff can only make me stronger for the Egg Nog Jog and that is what really matters.


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Re: Robbie-T @ Ontario Masters 5K XC Championships

Postby La » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:10 am

Robbie-T wrote:Wow 24:00 flat for 5k!!!

For a second there I was thinking that we were actually in the same league! :lol:

Well done, RT!
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Postby Doonst » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:10 am

Fun mud tough crowd!

(my cold lasted 3 weeks, you should be fine now)
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Postby Ed Fizz » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:13 am

Lotsa fun, eh?!! Great run despite your cold.

You forgot to mention that a girl out-kicked you at the line... :wink:

See ya in Guelph.

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Postby Robbie-T » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:15 am

Ed Fizz wrote:Lotsa fun, eh?!! Great run despite your cold.

You forgot to mention that a girl out-kicked you at the line... :wink:

See ya in Guelph.


Oh did I forget that ;-) thanks Fizz.....
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:31 am

Ed Fizz wrote:You forgot to mention that a girl out-kicked you at the line... :wink:



Gee...Robbie..you left this detail out of your e-mail to me yesterday :shock: :shock: :wink:

Great run Robbie...now rest up and get rid of that cold before Guelph :D
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Postby Ed Fizz » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:45 am

Robbie-T wrote:
Ed Fizz wrote:Lotsa fun, eh?!! Great run despite your cold.

You forgot to mention that a girl out-kicked you at the line... :wink:

See ya in Guelph.


Oh did I forget that ;-) thanks Fizz.....


I guess I should've mentioned she flew by me mid-way through the long loop... :oops:

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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:56 am

Ed Fizz wrote:
Robbie-T wrote:
Ed Fizz wrote:Lotsa fun, eh?!! Great run despite your cold.

You forgot to mention that a girl out-kicked you at the line... :wink:

See ya in Guelph.


Oh did I forget that ;-) thanks Fizz.....


I guess I should've mentioned she flew by me mid-way through the long loop... :oops:


ROFL...it's nice to see you boys humbled once in a while :D :D
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Postby cgraham » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:15 am

Sounds like it was fun, even without the hill.

And I sure hope that at the provincial championships you got beat by a girl. I'd be worried about the state of women's masters running in this province if you didn't.

Now let's have a no excuses race in Guelph and see what you're really made of...
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Postby casual-runner » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:42 pm

You are warrior :clap:
3 weeks of cold made me weak and slow.
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Postby CinC » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:56 pm

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Postby Magoo » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:34 pm

Nice effort. Looks like fun.... but

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Postby Lx2run » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:14 pm

Nice run Rob. Sounds like fun

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Postby bicycle.boy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:07 am

Way to tough it out, and hang in for the extra k!
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Postby Lightning » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:34 pm

Wow! Great work, Robbie-T! When are you gonna see a doctor about that "cold"??????
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Postby VeloCarrie » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:20 pm

Two notes:

1. Congratulations on a great race with a cold.

2. Congratulations on getting chicked. You sound like you took it like a man.

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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:16 pm

Great race under very tough conditions. Congrats!!
Hey Rob, you gotta be careful about racing while having a cold....remember what happened to Danny Kassap.....
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Postby braveheart » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:30 pm

Way go to Rob!
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Postby Nicholas » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:31 pm

Nice run, sir. Congrats on a dirty race.....
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