Robbie-T gets his Mojo back in TO Full

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Robbie-T gets his Mojo back in TO Full

Postby Robbie-T » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:14 pm

This was the last race of my GTA Marathon Triple Crown - Mississauga, Waterfront, Toronto and for the Grand Slam add Waterloo, 3 out 4 were PB's not a bad year of Marathon racing.

I went into this race hoping to redeem myself from 3 weeks ago at Waterfront.
I spent the 3 weeks trying to understand what happened a waterfront, I think it had to do with a few things: a bug, and low sodium and potassium that could of caused the cramping. So I took care of that by loading on salt and bananas through out the week before the marathon. Also I found out that the new Power Gels have 4x more sodium then the old ones, they now have 200mg per gel.

Made my way to the start, checked out the Half Marathon start looking for some Maniacs, no sightings, I prepared for my race and joined the crowd. My goal was conservative for this race, I knew this a tough course and can be even tougher if you go out too hard. 3:30 goal or PB, if that fails, just finish and enjoy the day.

Started out easy, at 5k (25:40)I was about 1 minute off pace, not worried.
At Half I was 1:45:49 still about a minute off, no worries. The long down hill before Hog Hollow was causing some quad pains, I was worried, and happy to be going up hill (yeah I'm odd)

Met up with a guy, I call him Super PowerBar Guy, he had on a skin tight long sleeve powerbar shirt, and was farily tall the nickname seemed to fit. He said they just had a new baby so he hadn't had much time to train. He mostly does Tri's and his longest run was 21.1!! and would like to have a negative split. I told him about my situation with 2 boys both younger then 2 years, then he let me in on a few more tidbits. He has 5 kids under 8 years :shock: , and he has planned a 'special' operation for after the marathon. I said it was kind of a reward :lol: heehee. He left me going up Hog Hollow, I so wanted to join him but my motto of the day was "THINK." and I let him go, I'll come back to him later.

Saw the Maniacs on Hog Hallow, perfect spot and helped me up the hill.

Through Forest Hill I started feeling rough but kept going and burst through that. Coming up to km 28 I was on fire, I was flying by everyone, it was time to make my move to the finish, time and km's seem to go by quickly for now. Every once in a while I'd hear "Go running mania!" I'd yell back, I had no idea who they were but it was nice.

Met up with Alan on his bike, I was still feeling great, and he stopped for a few action pictures.

Got to about 35k and I was starting to hurt a bit, but held pace and kept making ground, however it was much harder and time started to go by slower as I was concentrating on my form. I counted down the final k's one at a time.

Finally turned up towards Queens park a few km's left, and up ahead it's Super PowerBar Guy, I had no time to talk now, drove by him and we share grunts at that point. I finished about 3 minutes ahead of him, props to him though for finishing with a great time on limited training.

I don't think anyone passed me in the last 14k (I passed 147 in second half), I remember one that did but I caught her again in the final few kms too.

Saw the Maniacs again, just after that I passed that girl, thanks for the push guys! Saw Alan again, and finally made it up to Queens Park, that's a nasty few km's up from Lakeshore, very hard to finish fast. Turn the corner and haul to the finish.

Got changed and hung out letting my stomach settle before taking the subway back to my car at the start. Looked everywhere to congratulate Maniacs at the finish but did see any.

Some Stats:
Chip Time 3:34 281/1620
Gun Time 3:35 284/1620 (top 18%)

21.1 - 428th position (passed 147 people in second half)
240th fastest second half

48/178 Age Group (top 27%)

Splits according to Garmin
5k 25:40
10k 50:00
15k 1:14:45
20k 1:39:20
25k 2:05:26
30k 2:30:56
35k 2:54:33
40k 3:22:01
42k 3:32:53 (Garmin was out 200m or so at the end)

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Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
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"If I'm running, it will be a good run" - Robbie-T

"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 anners » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:17 pm

Nice work Rob! (that was me that yelled to you just before Queen's park...I saw the orange :P You are one fast maniac!

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Postby Irongirl » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:18 pm

THINK.

I love it! :)

great work.

I hope Super Powerbar guy gets his 'reward'! ;)
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Postby seuss » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:20 pm

Wow! Heck of a run.

5 under 8? :shock:
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Postby deerdree » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:24 pm

Great job!! It's amazing that you passed so many people in the second half! 8)

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Postby clocker » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:32 pm

What a focused effort that seemed to be! Thanks for the great report. Glad to hear the fire still burns brightly at the end of the season. Lots to celebrate this year, even if this was a tad slower than you were aiming for.
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Postby Doonst » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:32 pm

"Think" that's good, can I use that? Solid race Robbie, your a marathon Maniac. Congratulations. You are constantly an inspiration.
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Postby Stephan » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:34 pm

Way to go big guy!!!!! Glad to see you found your mojo again!!!!


Congrats on a well run race!!!!!!

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Postby Size5 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:34 pm

What an awesome race! Way to hammer it out!

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Postby BaldGuy » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:38 pm

Nice Job, Rob. I can't believe how strong you looked at 40K ... and after completing Scotia only 3 weeks ago! Rest well -- hey, are you doing the Paris Half again? ;-)
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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:41 pm

Doonst wrote:"Think" that's good, can I use that? Solid race Robbie, your a marathon Maniac. Congratulations. You are constantly an inspiration.


It's yours, see yah in Paris!
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
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"If I'm running, it will be a good run" - Robbie-T

"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.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift." - Pre

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:44 pm

BaldGuy wrote:Nice Job, Rob. I can't believe how strong you looked at 40K ... and after completing Scotia only 3 weeks ago! Rest well -- hey, are you doing the Paris Half again? ;-)


For sure, I wouldn't miss the Fall Tour grand finale for nothing.
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
Click>> Race History
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"If I'm running, it will be a good run" - Robbie-T

"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.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift." - Pre

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Postby trixiee » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:35 am

Good Job, RobbieT! You ran the race very intelligently!

Congrats on another PB! :D
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Postby Mike from Creemore » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:42 am

Robbie, thanks for that detailed report and congrats on a great race. So glad your disappointment of 3 weeks ago has been erased. Outstanding time. Your a machine my man!
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Postby Run26.2 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:10 am

Wow...great run buddy!! Congrats!
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Postby Sir Crashalot » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:14 am

Nice piece of racing! Woo! Hoo!
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Postby Sanders » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:21 am

What Doonst said!

What an amazing season!
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Postby HCcD » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:21 am

That's awesome marathoning, dude ... congrats .. :clap:

Now, next year you gonna run all the Eastern Ontario marathons ??? :twisted: :lol:
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Postby QuickChick » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:26 am

Wow- good job. You were so focussed! I'm very impressed.
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Postby TurtleLuc » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:37 am

Congratulations Rob.
You ran a smart race and it paid off well for you.
Thanks for sharing.
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Postby Kristi » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:43 am

Yahoo!!! Way to go Rob!!

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Postby braveheart » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:50 am

Way to go Rob!!! Thanks for not mentioning my upside down sign!
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Postby Dani » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:58 am

Well done Robbie T!
I used to run. All the time.
Now? Notsomuch.
I'm still a runner, though.
Life is fluid and ever changing. I am too.

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Postby Ed Fizz » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:25 am

I saw your results on sportstats.ca and couldn't wait to read your RR. Great race!!!! :D

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Postby dgrant » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:28 am

I bet there aren't more than a dozen or 20 people who ran 4 Ontario marathons this year!

You should write articles for magazines, or a book or something. Your tenacity is off the charts. 8)

Nice race.


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