Robbie-T @ Paris Grand Half

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Postby Robbie-T » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:28 pm

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The day started early, 5:30am, got the boys ready and headed to Paris. Arrived around 8:10am. Talked it up with a swarm of Maniacs, everyone was feeling good and ready to go.

My nephews ran the 1k fun run. Both of them PB'd Tyler (5:55 to 5:53) and Thomas (6:48 to 6:21)

A few group photos and we were off. I started off at a 4:20-25 pace, I thought I'd like to be able to hold this through the race, I knew that was pretty ambitious but that was my goal. I looked back at about 5k, saw that Ed Fizz was about 10 feet behind me, I gave him the it's on point, he pointed back. I talked to one local guy for a few k's, we talked about farming and yields in the area, not the typical race chit chat.

I ran this race on feel, and perceived exertion, not at all about THINK, I knew it could have negative impacts. We headed up the long back straight-away, I think the wind was causing some people troubles, I kept picking up the pace. A couple guys I passed started drafting me for a couple k's until I lost them up a hill. I hit the short turn around part between 15k and 16k and passed my last guy, saw Fizz and Runningman, changed direction and was going with the wind now. Still feeling remarkably good, I tried to pick up the pace, at 18k I looked at my watch, knowing I could PB but now calculating that I could pop 1:30. I hit the last km up a good hill then a couple smaller hill steps, turned into the school yard and could hear Mania-dom screaming from there. Hit the track and tried to finish hard, as I turned the corner and could see the clock, I knew it was a good day to run!! 1:29:14

Thanks to everyone for their support and congratulations, specially luvmybabies and the boys for hanging out in the cold waiting for Daddy.

Bridie has a mess of photos that we will post soon.

PB from June of 5:32
2004 course PB of 10:05

Chip Time 1:29:14
Pace 4:14
Over All - 22/235
Gender 18
Age 30-39 8/23 (my age group was totally stacked even a local hero Joseph Nderitu ran)

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Postby BJH » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:30 pm

Awesome racing! It was great to see you there. :)
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Postby MINITEE » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:37 pm

CONGRATS ON A MONSTER OF A HALF! :what:

It was so amazing seeing you coming into the field & onto the track... Darren had figured a couple of minutes to round the track & we were on pins & needles screaming for you, knowing that you would come in sub 1:30... :D :D

Amazing to see you do this first hand & look as fresh as a daisy at the end...

BTW - I am yet another fan of some of the cutest RM kids I have ever met!.. :wink:
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Postby dgrant » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:38 pm

Every time it seems like you might level off because of a new monster PB, you go and post a new monster!

You're the most mentally tough and ambitious runner I've met...

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Postby BaldGuy » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:46 pm

dgrant wrote:You're the most mentally tough and ambitious runner I've met...

And pretty freakin' down-to-earth, to boot. Congratulations on an awesome run. Three cheers for Bridie and the boys out in the chill, too. :)
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Postby arestall320 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:53 pm

Wow, great time. And congratulations to your boys as well on their PBs.
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Postby ChrisL » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:54 pm

Blazin' fast!!!

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Postby Marg » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:58 pm

I think the coolest part of this Sunday was the ability to watch all you speedsters come in and crush PBs.. wow. 8)

Robbie, it was great to finally meet you! Congrats on a fantastic race!
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Postby runningman » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:08 pm

The word that comes to mind is "smokin". Man, you knew what you were going to do off the bat and went out and did it. I think we are a bit alike, the way we think. Hindsight is so 20/20 in this racing stuff. The perceived exertion worked for you, I wish I'd have thought of that before 8 or 9k!We seem to have the same goals and I have a feeling we will both be going to Boston soon.

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Postby pts » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:10 pm

Rob, you are so fast- wow 8) Even in the short time i have known you, you have improved so much (from a fast runner to a WOW that is crazy fast runner).

It was great to see you again- and of course to see Bridie and the boys... Kaedon is the CUTEST baby ever (i was telling my whole family this over dinner last night).
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Postby Ken B » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:19 pm

Congrats on yet another great run Rob!

BTW If you find a spare finger in Kaedon's part of the carriage, I do believe that he may still have my index finger! :lol:

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Postby trixiee » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:52 pm

RobbieT , Mr. Intensity! - Way to put it all out there, once again!

Holy SMOKES!! A stacked field? Oh yah!

Way to go,my friend, way to go!
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Postby ultraslacker » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:03 pm

1:29!! Wow! Excellent race. :)
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Postby Doonst » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:18 pm

Robbie that is getting crazy fast, excellent! Your pace graph just keeps going up and up.
I'm actually starting to worry that you might be training too much though. Some outside interests other than running might not be a bad idea. Meet a girl, settle down, maybe have a couple of kids. Get a piece of land, start a garden why don't you. Or a hobby, like computers and software. Have a couple beers damnit! How you do it all, I honestly don't know.
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Postby pts » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:20 pm

Doonst wrote:Robbie that is getting crazy fast, excellent! Your pace graph just keeps going up and up.
I'm actually starting to worry that you might be training too much though. Some outside interests other than running might not be a bad idea. Meet a girl, settle down, maybe have a couple of kids. Get a piece of land, start a garden why don't you. Or a hobby, like computers and software. Have a couple beers damnit! How you do it all, I honestly don't know.


Maybe he could grow a giant pumpkin and enter it in the fair, that could be a good hobby?

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Congratulations

Postby clocker » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:25 pm

That wasn't even close. Man that's a big chunk of time off your PB. Well done.
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Postby Doonst » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:27 pm

prats wrote:
Doonst wrote:Robbie that is getting crazy fast, excellent! Your pace graph just keeps going up and up.
I'm actually starting to worry that you might be training too much though. Some outside interests other than running might not be a bad idea. Meet a girl, settle down, maybe have a couple of kids. Get a piece of land, start a garden why don't you. Or a hobby, like computers and software. Have a couple beers damnit! How you do it all, I honestly don't know.


Maybe he could grow a giant pumpkin and enter it in the fair, that could be a good hobby?



Giant pumpkin eh? I dunno, seems kinda weird to me, but i guess he could kill some time that way...
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Postby Sanders » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:35 pm

I have been amazed by your progress through this season. I doesn't appear as if you are anywhere near your limit. I'm thinking that a sub-3 hour marathon is within your grasp.

You are a freight train with a remarkably powerful engine!
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Postby Nicholas » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:39 pm

Smoking run, Mr. T!!! Way to let it all hang out there on a tough day.
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Postby UltraQueenga » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:47 pm

Smokin' fast, as always, Robbie-T! It was nice to meet you yesterday and congrats on your time! I'll see you at a next race in the near future!
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Postby Ed Fizz » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:33 pm

Robbie-T, amazing run!!! I knew that if I stayed near you I'd get a great time. You were the locomotive pulling the RM PB train that's for sure!!!

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Postby Kristi » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:58 pm

Way to go Robbie! It was great to see you and your smiling family again! You just keep getting faster and faster!!

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Postby getfit » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:00 pm

Wow Robbie, you keep getting better and better. 1:29 that is amazing :shock: Congratulations on a terrific race !!! BTW, what's in those pumpkin seeds ? :wink:

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Postby HCcD » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:02 pm

:shock: wow ..... :shock: holy smokin' time, dude ... :clap:
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:23 pm

Robbie-T...

You are The Man :D I have followed your race season this year with awe and amazement. You are a determined guy...and a nice one to boot :D

I'll always appreciate the advice you gave me about what to wear during my first FullM...thanks :D

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