Robbie-T @ Night Crawler 5 Miler

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Postby Robbie-T » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:54 am

This race is very well organized and is very convenient for me as it is close to work, besides its on my training path. Starts on the Martin Goodman trail near Dufferin Street, west down and over the Humber river, east back along the board walk, and finishes just past the rowing club for 5 tough miles. The course is generally flat, a nice decline at the start to make sure everyone starts out way too fast, a hill/bridge to cross the Humber river twice then what feels like a mountain to climb by that time in the final 1km in front of the Legion.

We had a late start due to some online registration issues that the organizers handled very well. I started out with a 3:50/km pace goal and if I felt better I'd push it. Km's 2,3 and 4 were fairly windy I lost maybe 20 seconds because of wind. I stayed close to rundmc for the first half and we passed runners one by one. In the second half he took off and I stayed on pace. I focused on the next runner ahead of me, closed the gap and over took them. This race goes by fast but feels like forever at the same time, a hard 8k is a real gut check. I was happy to be in the final 2k, passed the 4 Mile split and started to pick up the pace. Up the small mountain one more runner to pass and grind out a fast finish. I felt strong for the full race, I'm happy with my race, I had a whisper goal to go under 31:00 and maybe on a different night it would happen.

I finished with 31:20 16th place overall but only 10th in my age category!! Some pretty quick guys at this race. Last year I was 33:30 and 67 overall, for a nice 2:10 improvement.

Seems wrong to talk Metric pace for an Imperial race.

km Splits by Garmin
3:48
3:50
3:56
3:59
3:52
3:53
3:58
3:48
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Postby mcshame » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:06 am

Nope, I only understand metric pace, and I understand that was WICKED fast :twisted: .

Great race

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Postby Jwolf » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:10 am

Nice race, Rob. It was good to talk to you afterwards, too.
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Postby RayMan » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:12 am

Great run buddy! Nice improvement from last year - you just keep getting better.

Did you ever catch up to Adeel?

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Postby Robbie-T » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:14 am

RayMan wrote:Great run buddy! Nice improvement from last year - you just keep getting better.

Did you ever catch up to Adeel?


nope, no chance, well not during the race, just for a cool down jog
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"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 BJH » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:28 am

Nice improvement Robbie-T. It was nice to see you again. 8)
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:43 am

that's a great improvement - congrats!
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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:53 am

Congratulations on your performance.
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Postby D-Man » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:55 am

congratulations Rob! that's insanely fast!!

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Postby dgrant1 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:29 pm

Great job, buddy! Nice improvement. I would have been there again too, but I'm in Basel right now. Love that race... I also see from the results that my buddy Jason (who you met there last year) came third...
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Postby Robbie-T » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:32 pm

dgrant1 wrote:Great job, buddy! Nice improvement. I would have been there again too, but I'm in Basel right now. Love that race... I also see from the results that my buddy Jason (who you met there last year) came third...


Yeah I said Hi to him, I had to tell him that I knew you :roll: and I met him last year through you. Now he is fast.

Might see you at the Brampton Half.
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"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 seuss » Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:37 pm

wow! that's a fast race. congratulations!
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Postby Sanders » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:18 pm

Man! You crawl faster than anyone else in the nursery!
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Postby Doonst » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:14 pm

Great result and looks like a well-run race Robbie. Those short ones can be tricky to pace. I am running out of ways to say how fast you are getting; don't forget us little people who knew you when you were a Clyde, eh?
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Postby QuickChick » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:15 pm

Wow Robbie, that is sick fast! Great work- way to go. :D
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Postby MINITEE » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:42 pm

HOLY FRICK! :shock:

Nice pacing Robbie... and that's one nasty, fast field...
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Postby ultraslacker » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:27 pm

wow, you are fast! awesome job! congrats on the top 10 as well. :)
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