Doonst shows up for Chilly '07

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Doonst shows up for Chilly '07

Postby Doonst » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:39 pm

Chilly 2007. I really didn't know what to expect for a result today. Its been 3 wintery months since my last race, and I haven't been running very fast in training, just long. I had been slightly under the weather, weak mostly, for most of last week but felt fine again today. The wind was a concern but wasn't terrible after all, just medium.
Pre-race went okay, chip pickup took at least 20-25 minutes but at least it was inside. Saw a bunch of people before the race, mostly briefly. Started off with Dave, and could see the speedy Ed Fizz for the first K or 2. They were long gone by the time I hit 5 K in 23:24, nice pace so far. Started to slow a bit on the "out" section, 4:45s instead of 4:40s, but that was what I needed to break 1:40. Still, usually I pick it up around the 7 K mark, not fade. Held that pace pretty much until Lakeshore "back" section, where the combination of wind and fatigue pushed my pace back a bit more: several right on 4:57. Saw Dave again around 18.5 K, then the Manic cheering crew around 19. It got harder but I stayed at that pace right until the last 1.4, at 4:48. That's all the kick I had left. I was very ready for the race to be over, I doubled over just to breathe for a while in the chip removal line. Final time was 143 something gun, 1:42:55 chip. Same as most of the fall tour. I guess I should be happy with that all things considered, but I dread the "plateau" effect, when it gets harder to improve. I see in other reports that some had PB days, and others had rough days, I did about average. As always great seeing everybody in the race, at the sides, and after in the pub. See y'all at ATB.
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Postby RayMan » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:41 pm

That wind in the face for the final 6-7 km must really suck! I am sure it's not a plateau, just the weather messin with ya!

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Postby Marg » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:42 pm

Congrats Sheldon!!!

At least you are remarkably consistent. Hopefully some speed work and hills may deal off your plateau fears.
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Postby BaldGuy » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:45 pm

Sheldon, you're like Jerry Seinfeld -- you don't lose, you don't gain ... you're Even Steven! :) Racing is more fun when there are Maniacs around -- it was great seeing you and the gang at the pub this time. Onward to ATB!

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Postby HCcD » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:47 pm

You haven't lost a step ... Imagine what the next 10 months will bring as the weather and conditions are in your favour .. :P
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Postby trixiee » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:47 pm

Nothing wrong with that time! (in my books, anyway!)

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Postby Ex-maniac » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:48 pm

Nice to meet you today, cheers!


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Postby Ed Fizz » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:56 pm

Great run Sheldon. Did you notice the sign at the 13ish km mark? It seems they named a trail or a creek after you, the Sheldon Trail Creek. :lol:

A good strong run to start the season!!! :D

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Postby MINITEE » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:01 pm

Sheldon... in my books, consistent is good... I like the "even Steven" idea BG!

As has been said, you raced a lot in the fall, it's nice to see that you haven't lost a bit of steam over the winter, like some of the rest of us have... :oops:

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:10 pm

Congrats on a great race!
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Postby lovethehills » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:22 pm

Nice work Sheldon! Way to hang in there though you weren't feeling 100%!
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Postby runningman » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:25 pm

Great run and great attitude!

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Postby QuickChick » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:45 pm

It was great to see you Sheldon, and I think you did great considering that your body is adjusting to marathon mileage and you've got to be a lot more tired than you were in the fall. Congratulations!
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Re: Doonst shows up for Chilly '07

Postby tmd » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:48 pm

Doonst wrote:I did about average. As always great seeing everybody in the race, at the sides, and after in the pub. See y'all at ATB.

All things considered, it sounds like you did better than "average" to me. Congrats!

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Postby wantmeback » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:08 pm

Well done, Sheldon! Sounds like it was a great day for Maniacs!

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Postby RA. » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:29 pm

Great job, Sheldon. Even steven sounds good to me considering you haven't been working on speed lately.
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Postby DougG » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:31 pm

You're a machine Sheldon!! Well done. :D
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Postby JSmitty » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:33 pm

RayMan wrote:That wind in the face for the final 6-7 km must really suck! I am sure it's not a plateau, just the weather messin with ya!

Agree with Rays comments.
Anyway, great to meet you and keep up the training. The extra distances needed for marathon training will tire you.
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Postby getfit » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:33 pm

Another awesome race Doonst, well done !!!
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:38 pm

tmd wrote:
Doonst wrote:I did about average. As always great seeing everybody in the race, at the sides, and after in the pub. See y'all at ATB.

All things considered, it sounds like you did better than "average" to me. Congrats! thoughts too. And I think you're a long way from "a plateau"

Way to go Doonst...

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Postby Cattitude » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:13 pm

Great Job!!!

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Postby kpoire » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:46 pm

Great way to start the racing season Sheldon. Solid result in those windy conditions. Congrats.

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Postby drghfx » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:56 pm

Sounds like a prety good run to me Sheldon! CONGRATULATIONS!
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Postby ultraslacker » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:20 pm

I would think that having dave fast on your heels would be enough to avoid any kind of plateau, lol. congrats on a great race, leaving it all out there, and an excellent time. :)
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Postby Lx2run » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:25 pm

Nice run Sheldon. Sounds like a warm up for fast spring time running
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