Doonst gets blown away at the Hannukah Hustle 10K

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Doonst gets blown away at the Hannukah Hustle 10K

Postby Doonst » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:30 pm

10 K race today in Westdale Hamilton. I had high hopes to break 45 minutes but it was not to be. High winds trump high hopes it seems. My final time was 46:10 gun, 46:05 chip. It was a nice enough day, sunny and around zero, but the winds curling in off Hamilton Harbour and Cootes Paradise seemed to be omnipresent. It seemed tough for everybody, only 7 guys under 40 minutes. Of course I didn't know that out on the course, it was a little disheartening to see every K split time get worse. More wind on the return part of the out and back. Its a nice race but in late November you are taking your chances with the weather. There was ice on and under the bridges. Still only one guy passed me to stay after people got sorted out in the first 2 K. With half a K to go, one woman passed me, I tucked in behind her up the last (and only) hill, thought that we were catching the woman in front of us. We didn't, but I elbowed my way back passed other woman (saying excuse me of course), when a guy at the finish jumped out gesturing and saying "third"; I had got in the middle of a 4 second battle between 2nd and 3rd place women. That's after running alone from 3.5 to 9.5 K.
Anyways its too bad about my time, but that's sports. I didn't feel too bad but certainly not spunky either. I have been faster to 10 K in my last 3 half marathons, and in training tempo runs too. I did get 2nd place medal in my age group, and it is a 2 minute PB. So much for great expectations and McMillan calculations. That perfect 10 K eludes me still.
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Postby mlazenby » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:34 pm

Doonst wrote:I did get 2nd place medal in my age group, and it is a 2 minute PB.


Well that's not too shabby then, is it? Keep on gunning for the 10k Doonst! You'll beat it. :D
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Re: Doonst gets blown away at the Hannukah Hustle 10K

Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:37 pm

mlazenby wrote:
Doonst wrote:I did get 2nd place medal in my age group, and it is a 2 minute PB.


Well that's not too shabby then, is it? Keep on gunning for the 10k Doonst! You'll beat it. :D


Yep...what he said :D

And it was windy today...when I went out for my run at noon I ran into a head wind...then the wind changed directions and I ran home into the wind!

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Postby casual-runner » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:14 pm

Congratulations :clap: . It isn't bad time.
Weather today wasn't cooperating for sure. I was running my long run close to Cootes Paradise on ATB hills - it was windy.
McMillan calculator works well for me, but I was lucky with good weather during my races :)
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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:21 pm

You´ll get there sooner or later with the perfect 10 k Sheldon (do the Toronto Sporting Life 10 K next year)...
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Postby HCcD » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:30 pm

Nice run, big guy .... :P
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Postby dgrant » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:30 pm

When whether conditions conspire against the whole field equally, I think placement becomes more important than time. Second place is second place. Nice racin'!

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Postby trixiee » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:39 pm

Well Done Doonst! One thing about the weather, is that it challenges everyone equally.
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Postby drghfx » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:47 pm

Good job Sheldon! A pb is a pb any way you slice it.
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Postby QuickChick » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:50 pm

Yeah, I know how you feel about having expectations and not meeting them, but wind really does make a huge difference. Also I'm sure your body is still recovering after your kick-ass marathon- you found Hamilton pretty tough too, right? A pb is great in any case, and so is hardware. I know you can break 45, but it's tough when you've been doing distance specific training to bust out those shorter predicted times. I still think you're an awesome "runner"! ;) :D
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Postby Ken B » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:54 pm

Still an excellent result, Sheldon!!! :lol:

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:09 pm

Nice race Doonst!! Good result for a tough day.
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46:10 is excellent

Postby Dean Simon » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:14 pm

46:10 is excellent. Good job Sheldon

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Postby braveheart » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:27 pm

good work Sheldon! - nice placement on what sounds like a horrdily windy day
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Re: Doonst gets blown away at the Hannukah Hustle 10K

Postby Jwolf » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:21 pm

Doonst wrote:That perfect 10 K eludes me still.


Today did not have the conditions for a perfect 10K. But it sounds like you gave it your all for the day; what more can you ask. Good work, Sheldon.

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Postby BJH » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:50 pm

Great racing under less than ideal conditions!
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Postby Lightning » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:51 pm

Congrats on your placing! That darned Hamilton wind gets us every time.
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Postby Doonst » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:57 pm

Movie of the race. I am in yellow jacket at 50 second mark.
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/video2/hustle.swf
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Postby BJH » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:05 pm

Doonst wrote:Movie of the race. I am in yellow jacket at 50 second mark.
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/video2/hustle.swf


You aren't wearing the funky tights though. :(
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Postby Doonst » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:06 pm

BJH wrote:
Doonst wrote:Movie of the race. I am in yellow jacket at 50 second mark.
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/video2/hustle.swf


You aren't wearing the funky tights though. :(


You gotta show up in the 'Cotta
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Postby UltraQueenga » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:57 pm

Congrats on a tough race and on a podium finish. :clap: :clap: Second place! Way to go!! Don't be so hard on yourself for a less than perfect race.

AlfiefromPickering wrote:...do the Toronto Sporting Life 10 K next year...


There's a great piece of advice! If you want that perfect, fast 10k, Sporting Life is as good as it gets. I hear it's all downhill. No nasty Hamilton harbour winds to hold you back. No ice under the bridges. :P
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Postby Lx2run » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:14 pm

Wow 2nd place and a PB. Great work Sheldon

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Postby runningman » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:58 am

Great job in some really tough conditions. Tough to keep in it both mentally and physically when you are battling winds like that. You still got a PB. YOu are getting faster and faster every race. Congrats.


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