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Postby Doonst » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:23 am

I did a 5K race today put on by our local running store. Two years ago, this was my first real running race, done in 90 K winds, -1, and freezing rain. My time that day was 27.14, then I did one more 5K two months later in 24.16. I haven't done another since, so I was really counting on a PB. :)
Of course the weather was beautiful, sunny and warm even at 9 AM. Saw a lot of familiar faces, some I haven't seen for a year, including 3/4s of my first half marathon clinic clique.
I had no idea how to pace this one, I had some idea of the numbers but no feel for it. I went out feeling like a slug for the first bit, but my first K split was 3:52. Settled in after that knowing I shouldn't press that hard or I would blow up. Fair headwind on the next K, then when we turned out of it it was hot. Middle of the race I slowly reigned in a couple of runners, I don't think anybody got by me after the first K. Next splits were 4:19, 4:15, 4:11. Windy again for the last part, and I started to fade: 4:23. My Garmin had me running 5.25 K, the last 1/4 was 3:48 pace, 4:11 avg it said. This race was criticized last year for being 200 M too short, so they added a loop at the start, maybe overcompensated a bit. People who were there said it took them 1:30 longer this year. My final time was 22:02. I was happy enough with that. I got a pair of socks for 3rd place in my age group. At first I figured that it was a bonus because of my new age, but I would have been 3rd even 40-49.
I did this mostly as a social thing, and a good workout. All in all it was a great day.
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Postby HCcD » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:25 am

Great run there, Sheldon, Course PB, AG Award and Race Schwag et al .... :clap: :clap:
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Postby Ed Fizz » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:27 am

Well done Sheldon. Congrats on the knit-ware!!! :D

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Postby RayMan » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:34 am

I see no mention of puking at the finish line? :shock:

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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:40 am

Well done are gonna rock this Race already are :D
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Postby Marg » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:48 am

Awesome race Sheldon! Congrats on all the achievements! 8)
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Postby JSmitty » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:01 pm

Great job Sheldon. It appears evident that your hard training is paying off rewards for you.
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Postby lovethehills » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:15 pm

Nice job Sheldon. Love the pics...looks like a nice course.
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Postby freddybeachpete » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:20 pm

Great job!!
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:52 pm

Congrats! PB, podium, and socks! What more can you ask for?
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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:05 pm

That's an awesome time. I feel jealous ....I couldn't compete today on a 5 Km run as my right calf is still injured from last weekend half marathon in Aurora. Hopefully I'll see you at the Ottawa Marathon. Great job and nice pics!!
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Postby BJH » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:17 pm

Great job Sheldon!
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Postby getfit » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:36 pm

Well done Doonst !!!! That's a smokin' time 8)
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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:06 pm

Nice speed Doonster!! Great run.
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Postby jgore » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:08 pm

Congratulations, Sheldon. Nice to see the old fellas have still got it. :D

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Postby Nicholas » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:11 pm

Nice PB, Sheldon. Those legs know how to move when they want to!!!

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Postby Hermes » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:44 pm

5K suits you! (that's what I shoulda run today. :roll: )

Congratulations on the excellent PB, the new footwear, and the podium finish.

BRAVO, Doonst! :clap:

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Postby Irongirl » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:48 pm


great work!

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Postby Sanders » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:44 pm

Nice race but we missed you in Montreal. Really.
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Postby dgrant » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:03 pm

Methinks this begins a sequence of many AG placements! 8)

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Postby TheBman » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:34 am

"Big or Small,,,,Doonst SMOKES 'em all!!!".....nice clean up on this day man!



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Postby dgrant1 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:46 am

Well done, buddy! Strong run... :wink:
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Postby ChrisL » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:51 am

Great job Sheldon. Getting in the new age group does not make things easier.
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Postby msdesigner » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:21 am

Smokin' time Sheldon! Good for you and congrats on the PB and socks. :D
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Postby The Donald » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:03 am

Congrats!! Sounds like a different run for you?? Good job!!
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