Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:46 pm

My 5th year at the ENJ, a race I totally look forward to ever year. After a busy XC season, I was wondering if I had lost my edge for this race.

Saturday I had a great pre-race meal of chips, cake, ice-cream, more chips and some other yummies at my oldest boys 4th birthday party.

It snowed over night and rained in the morning so I switched back to my trail shoes again for the race, I was hoping to run in my lighter shoes but opted for the extra grip.

I got to the race an hour early, went out for a warm up, came back to the car stripped down to my shorts, did a few strides and got in line up front. My goal was to get down to 41:xx, not sure I felt that good today.

Photographer trying to get a fancy race start photo got trampled, literally, I jumped over him, man that guy was dumb!!

Anyway I'm feeling pretty good for the first km (3:34), Magoo catches me and says Hi, and we start chatting at 3:30 pace, that sounds a bit crazy now. I let Magoo go and go by the Mile mark at 5:35, cool!!

2nd km done, (3:30) I actually felt pretty comfortable and reserved at this pace I was surprised, time to start climbing and catching up with guys who went out too quick.

3-4:12
4-4:08
5-4:04

Caught up to Magoo and passed him just before The Hill. Time for the big hill climb, steady climb then recover quick at the top and get the pace back down again
6- 4:42

Couple more km of hills then back up on the pavement. I think I started to slack off a bit too much.
7-4:22
8-4:06

Back on the pavement and now it is time to hammer it for home.

9-3:48
10-3:47

No one is really that close to me, I tried catching a couple guys but no chance really, I was racing myself. Half Mile to go, through the S bend, see Dave and Doonst at the turn and book it for the finish. Did you notice the nice finish area this year? It just got asphalted within the last 2 weeks, much nicer.

10.8-2:31 (3:16 pace)

Finish- 42:41 a PB by 3 seconds!!

5th year running this glorious race and 5th PB.
17th overall
7/51 in my age group, incredible almost everyone in front of me was <20 or 30-39

I'm happy with this result, my last missed PB was 2006 and I didn't want to start with the ENJ.

Nice to see many friends and family out for the race, great organization and food as always. Nice to eat chocolate and anything else I see that isn't good for me ;-)
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Postby Ed Fizz » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:54 pm

It's pretty cool when you end the season on your home course. Wayta go once again. You were right, it's a tough course...so much fun!!!!

Beware of the short French guy on your a$$ next year!!! ribbit, ribbit :twisted:

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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:12 pm

Congratulations on just another PB!
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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog

Postby Irongirl » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:23 pm

Robbie-T wrote:I'm happy with this result, my last missed PB was 2006 and I didn't want to start with the ENJ.


wow.

great job, as always, Mr. T.
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Postby flexrun » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:35 pm

Looks like you had some good pre-race food the night before :lol: . 3:16 pace for the last .8 - nice! Congrats on your pb and a great time for a tough course!
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:53 pm

congrats on another PB - fabulous stuff!
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Postby Jwolf » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:56 pm

Glad you had a good race, Rob. Nice way to end the year. :)
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Postby richie-rich » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:59 pm

great run. way to get "up" for a race this time of year.

i was mid pack at the start and there was a little bit of a hick up with people bunching up together. now i know it was the photographer :D

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Postby Magoo » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:02 pm

Great racing today Rob. It was great to meet you and your family. You have a great course right in your neighbourhood. Today was not my day, so consider this one your Christmas present...There is a race in March in my neighbourhood. I'll be in better form then.

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Postby Smitty » Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:57 pm

I thought that photographer guy was just trying out a new angle! Congrats on the PB.

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Postby Strider » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:33 am

Solid performance, on the perfect diet. Time to start working for next year's BP.
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Postby kpoire » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:42 am

Another smokin' result! Congrats on yet another PB.

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Postby BJH » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:29 am

Well done Rob!
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:37 am

A great way to end the race season.
I'd say you've earned yourself some chocolate this year :D
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Postby Doonst » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:34 am

Nice race, way to squeak out another PB! It was nice you had a new maniac to race with. Now you can chase him to ATB gold!
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Postby UltraQueenga » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:45 am

:shock: Smokin' fast, as usual! Good job murdering that course, Robbie-T!
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Postby cgraham » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:37 am

I hope the cake was home-made. The stuff you buy at Loblaws et. al is not something I'd want to eat...

As for the race, nice job - sounds like a tough course and not the nicest conditions.

And maybe after that encounter with the photographer, you should consider trying hurdles for the summer...
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Postby pts » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:37 am

Great work as always Robbie. I missed seeing you and your family this year, see you at the ENJ next year!
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Postby casual-runner » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:57 pm

Congratulations - another great run in already so successful year :clap: :clap:
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Postby 5km » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:02 pm

Congratulations. Great run and a PB bonus!

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Postby trixiee » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:17 pm

very nice, robbie-t!
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