Robbie-T @ Waterloo 5K Classic + shirt pics

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Robbie-T @ Waterloo 5K Classic + shirt pics

Postby Robbie-T » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:21 pm

Hot day, couple tougher spots on the course, one hill to run twice. Tight starting area, tough to get off to a fast start. Final km was zig zagging through the end of the 3k race. RunWaterloo puts on great races but the awards ceremony always goes on forever.

I learned a lesson today, if I want to run well in a 5k race I need to take it as serious as any other race, I'd never go into a marathon like this, I need to respect the race if I want to excel, just because it is shorter doesn't mean it can be taken lighter.

I knew today wouldn't be a PB, but wanted to be a bit faster, the first few kms I felt pretty strong, 5:55 first mile. the last km I felt dead. Only one kid passed me at the end and I passed plenty so the effort was there, just not the speed.

Had fun with the kids on fathers day, and wore my custom designed race shirt by Kylar in the race.

19:13
21st overall
2nd in my age group

So for the day and the preparation I didn't do so bad. Good news is my cold is almost over and I'll be ready for the Twister.

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Postby ian » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:26 pm

Not much time in a 5K to think your way through strategies so it's good to see you stockpiling experience. Bigger picture: this short game is eventually going to boost all your other racing paces.

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Postby Tred Miller » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:02 pm

Still an impressive result to go along with the AG award. I only dream about those times.
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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:48 pm

Awesome time, but you to get faster to beat Ed Whitlock in the 5 Km distance....
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Postby Garrett » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:10 pm

Solid time. Well done.

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Postby trixiee » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:33 am

Any way you can post a pic of the shirt?

Awesome, as usual, Robbie! :)
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Postby richie-rich » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:22 am

That is still a great time even if you didn't have your "race face" on. It's good that you still take away something from each race. See you and your yellow Elixir's at Twister.

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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:14 am

Sounds like you learned a valuable lesson. And in the process had a good time!
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Postby Sir Crashalot » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:20 am

19min for 5km???
Sweet!

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Postby QuickChick » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:36 am

Hey, yeah that's pretty decent especially since you're sick. Rest up and let's see a sub 21 on Sunday! Or maybe sub 22. :twisted:
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Postby Mouse » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:37 am

Running with a cold will slow you down a bit.... Be proud of your age group placing. Congrats.
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:49 am

pics of the shirt please! congrats!
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Postby casual-runner » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:30 am

Congratulations - solid effort while you are still sick :clap:
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Postby b_squared » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:50 am

Nice racing Robbie!

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Postby दिवंगत » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:38 am

Another one in the books; solid performance and gets you ready for the Twister! As an aside, 5k is about the only distance I'll ever be able to say I can finish within a minute or two of Robbie-T :D

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Postby Robbie-T » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:00 am

1triatatime wrote:Another one in the books; solid performance and gets you ready for the Twister! As an aside, 5k is about the only distance I'll ever be able to say I can finish within a minute or two of Robbie-T :D


And I'm only about 5 min off the world record!!
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Postby cgraham » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:44 pm

Time to start running intervals!

It was a hot day for racing yesterday, plus you've been sick and just raced earlier this week. If you want to do the workouts, I'm sure you'll break 18.
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Postby Doonst » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:48 pm

Whaaat? Robbie-T is human? He suffers from the heat and illness just like the rest of us, who knew? Age group award on a tough day, there you go.
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Postby flexrun » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:42 pm

I agree, that heat can make a huge difference, especially when youre body hasn't had a chance to get used to it. It sure did slow me down in Ottawa!

Great placing in the AG Robbie! You are right, a shorter distance doesn't make it easier.
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Postby AirForceRunner » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:56 pm

Don't be hard on yourself. Its no big deal if you slow down a bit...its liberating. In fact, slow down a little more, say, in Minden.
You'll feel better. :twisted: :lol:
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Postby HCcD » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:55 am

Still, a nice race, considering .. congrats on the AG :P
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Postby horselady » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:50 am

Tred Miller wrote:Still an impressive result to go along with the AG award. I only dream about those times.


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Postby Robbie-T » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:22 pm

Pictures of Fathers Day shirt added to main post.

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Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:26 pm

Oh my...that is so sweet.
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Postby AirForceRunner » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:28 pm

LOVE that shirt!!
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