Robbie-T @ Caledon Kinetico 5k now w/ pictures

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Robbie-T @ Caledon Kinetico 5k now w/ pictures

Postby Robbie-T » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:17 am

They area is call Caledon Hills for a reason.
this is near the top of the first km, I told you it was hilly
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And the podium shot
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So LuvMyBabies comes to Robbie-T, wanna run a race this weekend, a bunch of my students will be there, there are 2 races a 5k and a 10 mile. In a split second I think hmmm marathon in 2 weeks, 10 miler I'd run too hard maybe, 5k that would be good speed work. "Sure I'll do the 5k why not".

It is the first year for this race Caledon Kinetico Running Races, we get there and I'm thinking it will be a smallish race. Wow they pulled out all the stops, professional finish funnel, Olympic and professional athletes competing and signing autographs for the kids, a real podium what a spread. It was hosted by C3 (Canadian Cross-Training Club) so they know what they are doing obviously.

We register when we get there, the kids are going to do the One miler later in the day. I knew the course would be hilly but whaaa!! first km is up a pretty serious hill, followed by more hills. My type of race, but look at all the competition warming up, high school track teams, Olympians, future Olympians, obviously serious athletes. I wasn't prepared for this type of competition, I'm marathon training, I didn't plan to go all out I didn't even taper at all.

I try to seed myself appropriately, second-third row, gun goes off and I take off feeling pretty good, I don't go out too fast because it is straight up a hill for a full km, by the top I've carved out 6-7 position and was a bit surprised. I love the hills and there are many more to come, by 2 k I've moved up to 5th and 4th is pretty far a head (100m at least), but that's my next target. At the turn around I start grinding for home, and feeling strong still I start to make ground on #4. Just before screaming down hill final km (see splits) I'm about 15 feet behind him, but you know what, going down hill is not an easy place to pass, both of you have great kicks!!!

Well I ended up 1 second behind him, 18:35 and finished 5th Overall, 1st in my age group, (twice as old as some of the guys ahead of me!)
That isn't a PB but would have easily been if it was a normal graded 5k course. I'm very happy with the results and the way I raced.

btw Garmin recorded the distance as 5.00km

Results http://chiptimeresults.com/resultsreader.php?y=2008&r=kinetico5k.htm

Splits
4:14 - up hill
3:48 - rollers
3:44 - rollers
3:43 - rollers
3:08 - downhill

After that we took the kids through the 1 Miler, straight up the hill then turn and come back, K1 took off too fast and died in the second half but had a nice kick, K2 held a steady pace and finish just a few seconds behind K1, K2 had the advantage of being powered by LuvMyBabies.

Full day for all.

Then I jumped out of the bus on the way home and ran what felt like 19k uphill to home, actually I think most of it was up hill mostly across Old School Road and up Winston Churchill.
Last edited by Robbie-T on Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:08 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby waynerdog » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:21 am

Hill, rollers, rollers, rollers, hill?!!! :shock: Better you than me! :lol:

Great result! Congrats on the AG podium!

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Postby VeloCarrie » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:23 am

Wow, with all those hills! Way to go! :shock: :clap:
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Postby Ironboy » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:24 am

Solid.

You're definitely a role model for many of us. Keep it up!

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Postby Doonst » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:25 am

Sweet Robbie, sounds like big fun. One second behind somebody, that doesn't sound like you, but if a 3:08 K wouldn't catch him I guess it wasn't gonna happen. Nice cooldown run too.
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Postby Smitty » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:33 am

Smokin race! Thanks for the view from the front.

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Postby trixiee » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:35 am

A 3:08K? :shock: Holy Smokes!!

Loved the kids race report, made me LOL!
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Postby Darth Tater » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:39 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Awesome run dude! Way to go!
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Postby दिवंगत » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:10 am

Another solid race under your belt. Great AG result and it shows all is well as you go towards the PEC. Very nice.

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Postby eljeffe » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:26 am

Sounds like we are on the same page of our "marathon training program"! I love it, nice work dusting the young'ens.

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Postby cgraham » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:31 am

3:08? - very nice.

And more than 10 minutes ahead of my 5k time yesterday, with me on a flat course....

Good job - sounds like lots of fun.
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Postby HCcD » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:36 am

:shock: :shock: Smokin' dude, just smokin .....
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Postby Strider » Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:12 pm

Nuttin' like a nice little warmup race to get your mental on for PEC. Strong race and placement - awesome result - but man what off the wall splits.

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Postby casual-runner » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:22 pm

Great result :clap: Congratulations on the AG place!
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:16 pm

:shock: You're not a running machine...you're a Beast :shock: :wink:
See ya at PEC :D
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Postby Marg » Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:31 pm

:D Holy sick speed.

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Postby Ed Fizz » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:08 pm

Another great one for the résumé. Well done!!! :D

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:09 pm

wow - well done speedster! great showing
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Postby Nicholas » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:17 pm

Nice taper tempo run, Rob!!! Looks like you are ready for PEC. I'm taking bets that no-one is gonna finish 1 second ahead of you there.....
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Postby kpoire » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:43 pm

As per norm, Rob... smokin'. Great job man!

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Postby Magoo » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:44 pm

Love the splits.
Keep up the stellar running.

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Postby Dr. S » Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:25 pm

No PB but still smoking fast Robbie!! Congrats on the AG win!! :D
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Postby MrsStrider » Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:35 am

Ain't no denying it Robbie - you're just FAST no matter what... hills schmills. Nuttin' slows you down man. You sizzle.

Congrats on your podium finish Robbie.
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Postby Robbie-T » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:10 pm

Added picture to first post.
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
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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 Jo-Jo » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:13 pm

Robbie-T wrote:Added picture to first post.


Great pic...have you lost more weight...sheesh...you're beginning to get that gaunt elite distance runner look :D :D :wink:
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