Robbie-T @ Bramptons First Half

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Robbie-T @ Bramptons First Half

Postby Robbie-T » Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:52 pm

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Like I said in the daily thread, this race was extremely well organized, there was no room for improvement, very well marked and marshaled, great start and finish area, nice course that was challenging.

The weather turned out to be perfect, for mid July you couldn't ask for better weather.

The family just got back from vacation up near Buckhorn on Saturday, a week ago I thought a race the day after vacation sounded like a good idea. Well usually I plan to take two days off running before a race, on Friday I went out for a run, and half way through it my head clears, I started to do some math and figure out it's Friday!! So I finish up with a few intervals and head home. Oh well. Nice running up there, lots of hills.

Wake up at 5:30am, way too early the day after vacation, so I sneak out of the house and head to the race. My strategy for the race was start slow about 4:15-20 pace for the first 8k because it's mostly an incline for that part of the course then pick it up to about 4:10 until the end. The first 8k was into the wind too so my pace was a bit higher and I don't think I had totally decided to actually 'race' this one or not.

Well come 8k something happened and I decided to turn it on. I used a group of 5 runners that got by me early on as motivation and I eventually tracked all of them down except for one girl that turned out to be the winning female, another few hundred meters and I would of caught her too.

I finished with a PB 1:28:05 average pace of 4:11, 10th overall and 3rd in my age group. No age group awards though :cry:

This proves to me I should be able to creep in on 1:25:xx some day.

I had a great time at this race, talked to a few other Maniacs and headed home.


Garmin Splits
1 0:04:18
2 0:04:16
3 0:04:25
4 0:04:26
5 0:04:22 ->21:47
6 0:04:13
7 0:04:22
8 0:04:08
9 0:04:05
10 0:04:11 ->20:59
11 0:04:07
12 0:04:06
13 0:04:04
14 0:03:55
15 0:04:09 ->20:21
16 0:04:10
17 0:04:01
18 0:04:10
19 0:04:00
20 0:03:52 ->20:13
21 0:03:55
22 0:00:37
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
Click>> Race History

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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:55 pm

Way to go Robbie, that was fast!!!!
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Postby Run26.2 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:02 pm

Wow....1:28 is smokin'...congrats big man!
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Postby dgrant » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:09 pm

Whoa... a 20:13 5K split in a 1/2 marathon? Amazing!

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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:17 pm

Wow...I am impressed...amazing splits...and what a speedy finish.

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Postby BJH » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:19 pm

Way to go Robbie-T!
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Postby getfit » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:30 pm

Amazing Robbie-T!!! I always look forward to reading your race reports to see how fast you went 8)
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Postby Lightning » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:31 pm

Yet another PB! Way to go, Robbie T!
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Postby QuickChick » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:01 pm

Wow, Robbie the running machine cranks out another one! You are awesome- congratulations on the PB!
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Postby anners » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:12 pm

that first place female distracted us and we didn't see you approaching :oops: . sorry that i had to cheer at your back!

congrats on the rock!!

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Postby Lx2run » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:27 pm

nice run Rob and a great PB
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Postby Doonst » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:30 pm

Wow Robbie, a PB every time. You are so the guy to follow. Excellent!
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Postby MINITEE » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:42 pm

Robbie - your pacing (and speed) amaze me...

I look at what you've accomplished over the past couple of years and I'm awestruck!

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Postby GK » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:47 pm

Awesome race! You are a hell of a runner! Well done!!

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Re: Robbie-T @ Bramptons First Half

Postby rundmc » Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:54 pm

Robbie-T wrote:This proves to me I should be able to creep in on 1:25:xx some day.
More like 1:20. Keep training and don't give up. You're pretty good at that.

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Postby Kristi » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:40 pm

anners wrote:that first place female distracted us and we didn't see you approaching :oops: . sorry that i had to cheer at your back!

congrats on the rock!!

I did the same thing! I was so focused on her that I almost missed you altogether! Great job on a PB! I'm sad that there were no age group awards for you - although 10th place overall is pretty spectacular!!

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Postby mlazenby » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:53 pm

Faasst! Congratulations on your inaugural half.

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:57 pm

wow - you're amazing! great job on the post-vacation PB!
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Postby HCcD » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:25 pm

:shock: Congratulations, on an awesome race and PB, Robbie ... :clap: :P
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Postby run4cardio » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:30 pm

Awesome result!


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Postby eme » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:34 pm

Wow - I can't wait to see what you do for your next Half!

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Postby TheBman » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:26 am

Holy carp sir!!!

Nice PB..... buck twenty five????


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Postby Strider » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:38 am

Excellent Race man. Those splits are something to admire. Looking forward to meeting up at ITT.
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Postby Sir Crashalot » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:52 am

Wow! You really are motoring along!
Congrats on the PB!
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Postby trixiee » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:21 am

Good work. Keep it up Robbie-T! :D

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