Robbie-T @ Night Crawler 5 Miler 2009

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Robbie-T @ Night Crawler 5 Miler 2009

Postby Robbie-T » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:47 pm

Its hard to get up for a race that you can't PB for no matter how much you wanted to. I wanted to go sub 30min, last year I was 30:04. This year the weather and having a cold sucks. I still went out and did my best, and had fun doing it.

Very wet and windy (30k/h) especially the final 4k
Splits per km
3:42, 3:44, 3:49, 3:50, 3:55, 4:04, 3:59, 3:55, 3:38(kick)

4th time running the Night Crawler. Race started and I went out semi comfortable, mile one 5:55. Since I knew the way back would be into a stiff wind I tried to stay on pace and conserve energy instead of trying to bank time. I crossed Humber River and slammed into the wind as the trail followed the river, then up and back across the river and straight into the wind along the board walk for the next 4 km. 3 miles in 18:2x I knew I was off pace but I was passing a few guys and making ground on a few others so I knew my effort level must have been at least steady. Mile 4 in 25:0x trying to bring it home as fast as possible, checked my shoulder a few times, to make sure none of the guys I dropped tried sneaking up on me, no one was close. I finished hard.

A bit disappointed but with the weather, it just wasn't possible to go faster.

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Postby richie-rich » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:07 pm

you done good, again. even headwind and feeling under the weather can't really slow you down! you are more than ready for the twister on the 28th 8)

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Postby Doonst » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:46 pm

Every day is a winding road. It must be tough being you, we all expect so much. You do alright though. Well fought Robbie.
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Postby trixiee » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:48 am

So.... there's a lot of fast guys in your age group then?
You did awesome, all things considered!

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Re: Robbie-T @ Night Crawler 5 Miler 2009

Postby Jo-Jo » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:00 am

Robbie-T wrote: I still went out and did my best, and had fun doing it.

I'd say that sums up a well run race.
I hope your cold is over when you race Waterloo.
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Postby QuickChick » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:20 am

I love your attitude Robbie. For a windy night with a cold that's pretty darned good!
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:01 am

some days the weather is with us, other days it is against us. well done!
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Re: Robbie-T @ Night Crawler 5 Miler 2009

Postby दिवंगत » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:43 am

Robbie-T wrote:I still went out and did my best, and had fun doing it.

Perfect race report right there. Good job for toughing it out, pretty sure there will be another one next year! :wink:

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Postby West Grey Runner » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:07 am

Good job Robbie-T!

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Postby cgraham » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:30 am

Racing when you have a cold sucks
Headwinds at the end of a race suck.

Put them together, and you definitely don't have a recipe for top performance.

Still, sounds like you raced well - your splits really show the effects of that headwind though - ouch.

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Postby ian » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:25 am

Solid strategy and attitude.

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Postby eljeffe » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:05 am

Ah what can you do? Some races you nail, and some races nail you with their wind, rain, and pre-race flubugs. :)

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Postby Lightning » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:29 pm

Sorry to hear about your cold. Still a super race though Rob!!! :D
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Postby casual-runner » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:29 pm

You posted some fantastic results this year. Rest, recover and you will come stronger and faster.
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Postby JacSprat » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:10 pm

Congratulations on a great job despite the set backs :clap: :clap:


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