Robbie-T Runs for Grapes Half (plus pic)

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Robbie-T Runs for Grapes Half (plus pic)

Postby Robbie-T » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:42 pm

First Instrides puts on a great race, very well done in all aspects.
Free running hat, long sleeve T, great bag of swag, nice medal and great variety of good food after the race. I'm for sure running Grimsby Half next year.

The Report
Up at 4:45am!! drive to St.Catharines (about 1.5 hours) arrive in loads of time. Pick up up kit, talk to EdFizz a bit. We warm up together, 2k easy out and back along the route.

Before the start I introduce myself to OneStep and then line up near the front. My goal is 1:25:xx, Doonst thought I could do it so I'm going to try. Honestly going into this race I thought it was a long shot and I was hoping to just PB.

We start, I'm feeling relaxed at my pace but it's only about 4:05, that's not going to get me to 1:25. I'm running in a small pack, and decide to pull away, slowly I catch up to runners ahead of me one at a time. Now I'm getting comfortable with a sub 4:00 pace, I've never felt this comfortable at this pace. The course is generally flat, a bit of slight inclines and declines, and one section of about 3k of small rollers.

At 15k I decide to just hold pace until 17k then I'll start pushing more.
Pass a couple more guys then I set my sights on trying to pass the #2 female before the finish. She eludes me for a long time but I finally over take her in the last km.

Only one picture of me was found.
How 'bout those yeller shoes. I left that girl in my dust.
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Finished, I had a great run, new PB by about 3:30!, 2nd for my age group,
Met Redhead and chatted with EdFizz and OneStep again.
EdFizz hung out with me for the awards presentation, thanks I appreciate that.
This totally pumps me up for the Hamilton Marathon Nov 4th, is Sub 3 possible?

Chip time 1:24:26 PB
Age Group 2/26
Overall 17th

Splits (Garmin recorded 21.18k)
5k - 20:18
10k - 20:15
15k - 19:53
20k - 19:39
1k - 3:48
.1k - :34
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Postby RayMan » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:43 pm

Awesome report and spectacular result - now I know what I need to do to break 1:30! CHeers

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Postby Dr. S » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:45 pm

You amaze me all the time Rob!! Congrats on a great race and going below your expectations! You're an animal! Go get that sub 3h marathon! =)
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Postby La » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:51 pm

Great pacing and killer final 1.1K! Congrats!
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Re: Robbie-T Runs for Grapes Half

Postby BJH » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:52 pm

Robbie-T wrote:My goal is 1:25:xx, Doonst thought I could do it so I'm going to try.


Well then. If Doonst says it will be so, then it must be. ;)

Awesome job Rob!
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Postby JSmitty » Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:58 pm

Awesome job Robbie. I'm sure that a sub 3:00 is doable in Hamilton.
Sounds like a fun race and lots of swag!!
When is the Grimsby Half?
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Postby mlazenby » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:04 pm

Very nice! Boatloads of congratulations and you deserve 'em all!
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Postby mcshame » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:24 pm

Awesome Rob, just amazing.

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Postby QuickChick » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:38 pm

WOW. Awesome result- way to go! You just keep churning out the PB's. :)
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Postby Iron-North » Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:39 pm

You are a fast person, dude, guy whatever! You are just freakin' fast! That is super! Wooh! Bravo Robbie T!
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Postby Lightning » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:02 pm

WOW! :shock: Another PB. Sounds like you ran a smart race as usual.

How sweet would it be if Doonst could just tell all of us what we could do and we did it? He could be like magic eight ball, predicting our dream race times :D .

I wish it were that easy...
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Postby klc » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:08 pm

WOW! Awesome job, Robbie!

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Postby trixiee » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:23 pm

Man oh man! You never cease to amaze and inspire me!

Wonderful work, young man!

Congrats on another podium! :D

Now Doonst, what will I run in Chicago?
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Postby IronColl » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:30 pm

Congrats on the PB. :) Awesome pacing and I love your race running, pick-em-off style.

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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:31 pm

Amazing Amazing Amazing.

Robbie...you are an awesome runner...I've said it before...it's been such a treat following your journey.

You run with passion and humility...it's a winning combination :D

BTW...I love your new avatar...you are one cutie :D :wink:
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Postby Doonst » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:44 pm

It's a good thing you don't run more races, I'm running out of things to say. We all expect you to astonish us with your progress, and you continue to do it. You really live up to your "no limits" motto. Well done Robbie.

Your next assignment, should you agree to accept it, sub 1:23 by next May. (yes that's your NYC qualifier time). 8)
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:00 pm

Doonst wrote:It's a good thing you don't run more races, I'm running out of things to say. We all expect you to astonish us with your progress, and you continue to do it. You really live up to your "no limits" motto. Well done Robbie.

Your next assignment, should you agree to accept it, sub 1:23 by next May. (yes that's your NYC qualifier time). 8)


Ahhh...an awesome goal...yep I think Robbie should go for it :D :D
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Postby Jwolf » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:36 pm

Awesome result, Rob. Your progress in the last few years has been so inspirational.
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Postby dgrant » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:40 pm

*Yawn* Rob Tolman cracks another 3+ minutes off his PB time. Anyone have anything new to tell me? :wink: :lol:

To be safe, you should really book an NYCM '08 hotel room right now...

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Postby redhead » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:45 pm

Robbie-T --- what an awesome race you had. I wish I could have watched you run. I was just past the turn-around point while you were crossing the finish line, LOL! My hubby and I did stay for the awards presentation but I was too shy to go up near the front with the winners. I did cheer for you though. You're amazing!!!
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Postby Ex-maniac » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:09 pm

Great result Robbie - you're a machine! Well done on the podiu finish and the PB. It was a pleasure to meet you too - I stayed with you for maybe the first 9 or 10 mil... yards. :) Cheers;

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:18 pm

Doonst wrote:Your next assignment, should you agree to accept it, sub 1:23 by next May. (yes that's your NYC qualifier time). 8)


only 1:30 off my PB this time, with a taper this time it should be doable ;-)

thanks everyone
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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 bruyere » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:23 pm

Crazy stuff, Rob!!!!!
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Postby Run26.2 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:21 pm

PB!!!!!!! Way to go man!! 8)
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Postby HCcD » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:23 pm

:shock: WOW .. Smokin' time and PB, Robbie-T ... totally awesome, dude .... :P
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