The weakest link at PEC

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The weakest link at PEC

Postby Mich » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:50 am

I initially put my report along with Doug's as part of the team but I will put this leg 3 on it's own.

First off I am glad I decided to call Lorne at work and tell him I would like to do the relay at PEC and that I had booked a room just in case. From there we just needed a team and Orange Crush was formed. Lorne, Nick, Lesley and Doug thanks for making this a great weekend I had tons of fun. Lesley, it was nice seeing you again and Nick and Doug it was great to finally meet you.

As always I was stressed about this race, I’m hoping this will improve with the more I do. This time it was more about the logistics of the run, making sure I didn’t miss Nick (he was passing me the chip) and making sure I did my best for the team and not just me. This is where a special thanks goes out to Nancy (a-slow-5), Jill (JSmitty) and Jacqui (Jacsprat) for keeping me company and helping to de-stress me at the half start (my start of Leg 3 was just before the half way mark). You guys are the best. I also got to meet Frambosine here too, which was great because I didn’t get to speak with her at the M&G.

I saw Nick approach the transition point waving his arms wondering where the hell I was cuz there was a lot of halfers waiting around. I ran out and met him, took the chip and off I went. I can honestly say I was raring to go. Grabbed a sip of water 1K in to get rid of the dry mouth and figured I would just run until I felt the need to take a quick walk break. The 2K marker went by, all was good, then the 3K marker, half way there, WOW 4K this is just flying by. Saw the 3:45 bunny pass me and new I would be seeing Lorne soon, sure enough there he was, he asked how I was doing…. GREAT… and he said the same. Told him Robbie-T was right on track at the half and off he went. I could see him in the distance. Contemplated a walk break but a relay person passed me and I decided against it. Will walk at the water station and then take on the advice of Nick I will run like hell and feel like hell until I see Lesley, ok here I go…….. and boom there was Leslie earlier than I expected, I’m not sure she was expecting to see me either, she still had her l/s t-shirt & jacket on. I anticipated being excited to see her (glad that my 6K was done) but in some ways I was disappointed, not in a bad way, I wanted to keep running. I was expecting to meet her much closer to the 27K marker under a canopy of trees but the transition point was earlier and after speaking to other leg 3 relay people we all agreed that we met up with our exchange person in less than 6K. Passed the chip to Lesley, took her clothes and off she went.

I stayed at that point and cheered on the half marathoners. Way to go, JSmitty, Jacsprat, Frambosine and a-slow-5.

I hopped on a bus and headed to the finish line. Had great fun on there too, met some really nice people and got to see a multitude of RMer’s. I called out to as many of them as I could, so if you heard anyone call your name or wave to you from a bus that was probably me. I was glad I could see Lorne one more time out there on the course with La running just in front of him. Shortly after that there was Doug and I was able to tell him that La would be there in minutes.

Found Nick and a bunch of RMers close to the finish line and then got run to the finish line along with Nick and Doug as he brought it home. Great Job Orange Crush. What an amazing experience. I had tonnes of fun.

The icing on the cake was being able to see Lorne complete his marathon. I wasn’t in Manitoba for the first one but was happy to be there for this one.
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Postby HCcD » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:53 am

Nice job out there with your team, Mich ... congrats ;-)

Always great seeing you and Lorne again ;-)
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Postby eme » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:59 am

What is this 'weakest link' stuff?

By the sounds or it - you rocked your race!

What's next?

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Postby Irongirl » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:00 am

Mich, it sounds like without you, there wouldn't have been a team! weakest link, my a$$! ;)

sounds like you had a super strong race!!

it was great to see you again this weekend!
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Postby blank » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:04 am

If you're the weakest link that's one heck of a strong chain!!

You did a fantastic job and it was so nice to meet you and Lorne.

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Postby Nicholas » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:07 am

Great to finally meet you, Michelle. A real pleasure, couldn't ask for a better team-mate. Way to go in pushing through your section and hammering that last piece. 10th out of 41 shows we had no weak link. No need to be so nervous next time! Mind you, you'll probably be doing the half next time.....
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:12 am

First of all...I demand that you change this thread title! It sounds like you were the spark that got this whole relay started in the first place!

Congrats on a great run - you were strong and speedy (and provided lots of support to maniacs along the way!) Great stuff!
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Postby Mich » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:14 am

eme wrote:What is this 'weakest link' stuff?

By the sounds or it - you rocked your race!

What's next?


That's what my leg of the race was called. :lol:

Leg #1 - ‘Out of the Gates'
Leg #2 - ‘The Cottage Tour'
Leg #3 - ‘The Weakest Link'
Leg #4 - ‘The Drag Strip'
Leg #5 - ‘Sprint to the Finish'
Last edited by Mich on Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby eme » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:18 am

Mich wrote:
eme wrote:What is this 'weakest link' stuff?

By the sounds or it - you rocked your race!

What's next?


That's what my leg of the race was called. :lol:


Now I am going to have to do this race someday - the race director definately has a sense of humour!

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Postby DougG » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:09 am

I'm glad you clarified where that weakest link moniker came from!
Mich, it was a lot of fun meeting you this weekend :D While we didn't connect during the race, I hear you ran a great leg! It was great having you as a teammate!
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Postby cgraham » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:15 am

Great job and great race report - the relay sounds like it was a blast.

This just seems to have been a great weekend for everyone all around.

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Postby JSmitty » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:17 am

Change the title to "the Weakest link" NOT or something.

Michelle,
You are full of such enthusiam and your running will continue to flourish.
I know that you will rock that 10K in November. You have the bug now!
You (and the others) made that wait bearable and you looked absolutely great on your take-off for your leg.
Keep up the good work, you look great.
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Postby CinC » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:24 am

congrats - sounds like a tonne of fun!

Ahh....I see on the title too - too cute!
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Postby La » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:50 am

eme wrote:What is this 'weakest link' stuff?

Exactly my thought!!

Mich, thanks for organizing the team! It was great to see you again and also how far you've come with running! I think when we first met you hadn't even started yet.

Yes, I was totally surprised to see you so soon! And I did run up the road to meet you (the corner where we were supposed to stand was "blind" in that you couldn't see your runner coming until they were almost there). I was also thinking it would be nice to encourage you in the final 200m or so, but you clearly didn't need any encouragement or support from me! You were looking and running great, all on your own!!

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Postby Mouse » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:49 pm

Mich
Great job on a race well run!!!!! Congrats.
Way to get this team organized as well, super job on that front too.
Good luck in your 10K in November.
Proud of you........
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Postby a-slow-5 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:07 pm

I've said it already many times and I don't mind to say it again, you rock! I am so pleased for you not only for your race efforts this weekend, but also for your accomplishments you've made with your running! You are one determined lady. I was so happy to finally meet you and Lorne in person and to spend time with you at the start line of your relay leg!

When you're ready to do that half you just let me know! I'll be rooting for you!

Great race, Michelle!
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Postby UltraQueenga » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:29 pm

Great run and a fun report! Way to go, team orange!!
It was nice to meet you and Lorne this weekend!
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Postby JacSprat » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:59 pm

You did a great job Mich :!: Certainly not the weakest link :D :clap: :clap: And sounds lke you had a really fun time, which is what it's all about imho.
SO nice to meet you and hang out with you at the start and the M&G.
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Postby Ed Fizz » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:33 pm

No weak links here!!!! Bravo on a solid run!!!

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Postby Marg » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:34 pm

I think I commented on your report in Doug's but then couldn't find his to check. :lol:

Nevertheless, there is no weakness to speak of; you delivered a solid performance and did your team (and all of us) proud. Bravo!

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Postby VeloCarrie » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:30 pm

Mich wrote:
eme wrote:What is this 'weakest link' stuff?

By the sounds or it - you rocked your race!

What's next?


That's what my leg of the race was called. :lol:

Leg #1 - ‘Out of the Gates'
Leg #2 - ‘The Cottage Tour'
Leg #3 - ‘The Weakest Link'
Leg #4 - ‘The Drag Strip'
Leg #5 - ‘Sprint to the Finish'


NOW I get it. :lol: Great leg though. All 5 of you did great! :D What a fun experience!
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Postby Jo-Jo » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:36 am

A solid run for the team!
It was great seeing you Mich...I didn't recognize you at first...you're so small :roll: :wink:
Great seeing you again.
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Postby Ironboy » Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:28 am

Sound to me like you were the strongest link!

Thanks for the cheer from the bus, that rocked.

It was great to see you again.

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Postby Lightning » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:11 pm

I'm glad you and Lorne decided to run this. You are SO not the weakest link at all-sounds like you did well and had a blast!!!

I hope we get to talk next time-sorry we didn't. :(
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Postby kpoire » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:48 pm

Sound like you had a great run. Congrats! Ditto on the Strongest Link comments.


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