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Detroit Pictures Thread

Postby Doonst » Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:47 am

Race pictures aren't up yet, but here are a few that my sister took.

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Ambassador Bridge of course.

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The next two are near the tunnel entrance.

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Postby Ken B » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:26 am

Great pics, Sheldon!!

Sheeeeesh!! You look fast!!! :lol:

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Postby TheBman » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:41 am

Those socks ROCK!!!!

Gotta addthat to the sock drawer for SURE!!

Great race BTW sir!

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Postby Doonst » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:46 am

TheBman wrote:Those socks ROCK!!!!

Gotta addthat to the sock drawer for SURE!!

Great race BTW sir!

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Another freeby from the fall tour. Those are Absolute Accurate race series DeFeet sox that I got after the Dundas Valley race.
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Postby Irongirl » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:06 am

did both the full and the half go over to windsor?!

GREAT pics!! :)
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Postby getfit » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:10 am

Nice socks 8) Great pictures !! You seem to have perfect running form in all the pictures I ever see you in.

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Postby Doonst » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:13 am

Yes, that's one of the great things about this race. Even the half gets to run the bridge and tunnel, and run along the river in Windsor.

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Postby Doonst » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:15 am

getfit wrote:Nice socks 8) Great pictures !! You seem to have perfect running form in all the pictures I ever see you in.

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Thanks. My S.O. says that I lean forward way too much, especially when I'm tired. I'm working on it, except when I'm tired.
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Postby Robbie-T » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:22 am

Are you really wearing florescent yellow socks?
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Postby Doonst » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:23 am

Robbie-T wrote:Are you really wearing florescent yellow socks?


In case I ended up floating down the river, I'd be easier to spot. And they were free.
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Postby Ken B » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:37 am

Doonst wrote:
getfit wrote:Nice socks 8) Great pictures !! You seem to have perfect running form in all the pictures I ever see you in.

Joanne


Thanks. My S.O. says that I lean forward way too much, especially when I'm tired. I'm working on it, except when I'm tired.



Moi aussi, Sheldon. When I focus I am fine but pics late in runs invariably show me leaning forward.. I have to get better at not leaning!! :lol:

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Postby getfit » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:12 pm

Doonst wrote:
getfit wrote:Nice socks 8) Great pictures !! You seem to have perfect running form in all the pictures I ever see you in.

Joanne


Thanks. My S.O. says that I lean forward way too much, especially when I'm tired. I'm working on it, except when I'm tired.


I find this interesting because the physio guy I was going to said my hip injury was impart to the way I was running. He was trying to teach me to lean forward, sort of like Chi Running. I've found it very difficult to change my running form when it's what I've been doing since I started running 3 years ago. I guess that's why I noticed your form because I think that's how he wanted me to run. It's also interesting that after all these races you're getting faster and remain relatively injury free, you must be doing something right :wink:

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Postby SusanD » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:54 pm

Hey, I have a few pr of those cool AA socks as well from last summer's race series.
Correction: my daughter has a few pr (she of raiding my sock drawer fame).
(Not to infer lime green socks are unmanly or anything... :wink:)

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Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:59 pm

I love the socks...love lime green...almost as much as I love orange :roll:
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Postby kpoire » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:08 pm

Cool pictures Sheldon. Ditto on the comments on the socks.

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Postby Stephan » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:34 pm

Great pics, thanks for sharing!!

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Postby RayMan » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:40 pm

Nice pictures - it looks really crowded though...did that bother you at all?

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Postby Doonst » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:49 pm

RayMan wrote:Nice pictures - it looks really crowded though...did that bother you at all?


Nah, for a big city race,it wasn't too bad. For whatever reason, we started right near the front of the half-marathoner corral. Crossed the line in 6 seconds! Eventually lots passed me, but when you sign up for a big race thats just part of the deal. It looks more crowded than it was. Also, it was a relatively slow crowd, so most people stayed behind me. I finished 277th out of 4440 halfers! Just as many full runners around me too though.
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Postby dgrant » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:53 pm

Doonst wrote:
RayMan wrote:Nice pictures - it looks really crowded though...did that bother you at all?


Nah, for a big city race,it wasn't too bad.


Yeah, somehow those pictures make it look way more crowded than it felt, eh? I'm in the crowd behind you in the first pic (about 50m behind on the far left - black body / white sleeves), and I certainly didn't feel all those people around me. :shock:

Wasn't it wild to start a 4000+ field right at the front?

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Postby Doonst » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:13 pm

dgrant wrote:
Doonst wrote:
RayMan wrote:Nice pictures - it looks really crowded though...did that bother you at all?


Nah, for a big city race,it wasn't too bad.


Yeah, somehow those pictures make it look way more crowded than it felt, eh? I'm in the crowd behind you in the first pic (about 50m behind on the far left - black body / white sleeves), and I certainly didn't feel all those people around me. :shock:

Wasn't it wild to start a 4000+ field right at the front?


Yes, at first I thought it must be a mistake. What about 20 people started in front of us? Even the final results seem bizarre, I beat over 93.7 % of the field! I think that statistic is a PB.

About the picture. that's sorta creepy, you following me around like that, laying in wait. You got me looking through all of them seeing if you are in them. I hope you didn't assume that I knew what I was doing.
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Postby dgrant » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:26 pm

Doonst wrote: I hope you didn't assume that I knew what I was doing.


Haha! What am I, new? When I passed you at 10Km I thought to myself "That's the end of that sucker". Little did I know it was the end of me! :roll:

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Postby Doonst » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:33 pm

Dave would you be kind enough to post your split times, at least up to the tunnel? It would help me analyze my race.
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Postby trixiee » Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:14 pm

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Postby Ken B » Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:22 pm

Fantastic pics Trixiee. I know Erin will be thrilled. How she can smile like that after her ordeal is beyond me!!!

Thanks for posting them! :lol:

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Postby dgrant » Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:41 pm

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No offence intended to anybody else, but that's my #1 favourite Motor City photo!


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