Egg Nog Jog Report [pictures added]

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Egg Nog Jog Report [pictures added]

Postby Robbie-T » Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:57 pm

And we are off!!
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Happy runners.
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Burning in.
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The Finish.
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Prats Hubbie, Prats and Robbie-T
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Terra Cotta Conservation Area, nice eh.
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A few inches of snow fell in the morning made the roads a bit of a challenge to get good grip. The weather was good although, very little wind, temperature just below zero, and just a slight bit of snow falling. This is the only race I have ran more then once.

We had a First birthday party for my son the day before. That was fun but a bit crazy with all his baby friends everywhere :-)

10:30am start time was excellent, no rushing, and no need to get up too early. I found and talked with Doonst before we started.

Then we were off, we start down hill for 2k - 8:04!!, then turned and ran some nice rolling hills, then some bigger hills. This race I actually felt like I was racing, opposed to me just pushing myself, me and another guy were switching positions often, and he kept me pushing hard. I'd pass him going up him and he'd pass me going downhill. Up the big monster hill and zoom past the bag piper, he was joy this year to pass, I remembered last year thinking he was more of the grim reaper as I ran up that hill.
Once we got past the hills and on the road again I was off, I didn't see my racer again until the end. I felt strong this entire race and the last few k's I was able to finish fast.

I was looking for the other Maniacs to finish Tim, Erin, Sheldon but only noticed Sheldon come in, howev
er I did likely see Tim and not notice him since he finished just ahead of Sheldon, and I missed Erin's finish too.

Although on the way to the shelter to get some grub I did run into Erin and her Hubby on their way out.

The grub was great, egg nog of course, bananas, yogurt, bagels, and home made soup!!

I won a door prize!! Nice long sleeve tech shirt.

Results:
51:32 Finish Time (54:23 last year)
4:47 Pace (5:03 last year)
50th Overall of 321 (117 last year)
42nd Gender Place (95 last year)

Great race and great organization!! One of my favourites.

1k Splits
1- 4:02 - downhill
2- 4:02
3- 4:51 - rollers start
4- 5:09
5- 5:03
6- 5:50 - this is the big hill
7- 5:17
8- 5:02 - out of the hills and back on the flats
9- 4:37
10- 4:26
11- 3:06 (800m)

Now for more birthday cake and ice cream!!!
I got a few pictures that I will post once my Dad sends them to me.
Rob
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Postby pts » Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:09 pm

Wow Robbie-T,
That is one fast time for that crazy hilly course! Way to go! :D :D

Nice to meet you afterwards, sorry we didn't stay, hubby was getting super hungry and was too impatient for the lineup. Hopefully we will meet again soon.

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Postby Madame Bourette » Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:43 pm

Nice splits! :wink:
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Postby Doonst » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:19 pm

Nice report Robbie. Can you imagine trying to run even splits on this course? Pretty tough in escarpment country. This was a fun race, with the odd distance, terrain and weather, it felt more like a trail race.
I felt strong the whole way too, maybe I had a little too much gas left in the tank at the end. Its been a while since I've done a 10K, and I wasn't sure how soon too push it. Every race is more experience to go by.
It was fun too, being near my home town. I saw people I've known for decades, who don't know me as a runner. (its only been about 18 months now since I started.)
I finished in 55:55. I'm happy with that, my whisper goal was 56. This morning when I saw the new snow, I said I'd be happy matching my training run time of 58:44, from a month ago before any snow. I finished 89th out of 321. It was my 11th race, in my first year of racing.
Good to see you again Rob, sorry I missed you Erin. Tim you beat me by 18 seconds, probably saw you out there. You weren't wearing a yellow triathlon jacket, were you?

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Postby SusanD » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:20 pm

Wow, Rob, that's fantastic! You're gettin' better every year! Well done! :D
Done: Full 2, 30k 2, 25k 1, Half 11, 13k 2, 10k 2, 8k 1, 5k 20 ...
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Postby RA. » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:21 pm

yay robbie! sounds like a fun race, a great finish time, and a prize! good job! can't wait to see the pics!
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Postby SusanD » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:22 pm

Doonst, ya got something for 5's? :P :wink: Great time! :D
Done: Full 2, 30k 2, 25k 1, Half 11, 13k 2, 10k 2, 8k 1, 5k 20 ...
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Postby Doonst » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:28 pm

What's that the"number of the?" All I saw was "Under 56!!"

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Postby ChrisL » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:28 pm

Nice report Robbie. Looks like a fun run.
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Postby dgrant » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:43 pm

Way to go Rob, Doonst, Erin and Tim! Sounds like a real challenge!

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Postby HCcD » Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:57 pm

Terrific race and race report Robbie-T ... Incredible improvements over last year, ta boot .... :lol:
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Postby QuickChick » Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:49 pm

Wow, Robbie- awesome job! That sounds like a tough course. What a time! Give your son a happy birthday hug from me- he is such a cutie!
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Postby Stella » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:29 pm

Congrat's Rob! What improvements you made in a year. Stand tall! You have lots to be proud of.

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Postby RunDiva » Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:53 pm

Saweeeeet!
You're having a great year Robbie!

Congrats.

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Postby cimit » Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:46 pm

Sorry I haven't responded earlier. Busy day after the race, and have been in a training class all day.

I saw someone with an orange shirt just before the race started. Was in a zone there for a few seconds so I didn't say anything (sorry).

Started out okay (nice & easy) but my calf was screaming at me with every step from 2km onwards (that's about where the hills start...hmmmm). felt good about running up the hill complete at the 5k mark. Passed one of my running partners who was walking, but then he passed me just after the 6k mark. By 7k I was wishing I was shot. Stayed steady and just followed close to my partner. Basically ran past him with my extra weight on the big downhill. Sprinted to the finish and passed a few people. My running partner was a bit upset. But heck its a race.

Stuck around for some food, and then at 12:30 had to get out.

Sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to anyone. BTW...I was wearing a blue sleeveless jacket & great sleeves from a long-sleeve tech shirt underneath. NO SHORTS since it was below 0C and also snowing. Man that was a cold morning.
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Postby pts » Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:46 pm

cimit wrote: BTW...I was wearing a blue sleeveless jacket & great sleeves from a long-sleeve tech shirt underneath. NO SHORTS since it was below 0C and also snowing. Man that was a cold morning.


No wonder I didn't see you- I was looking for someone with shorts on :lol: :lol:

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Postby Robbie-T » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:00 pm

cimit wrote:I saw someone with an orange shirt just before the race started. Was in a zone there for a few seconds so I didn't say anything (sorry).


That was likely me, I didn't wear a coat for the race, no worries, next time.
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Postby Robbie-T » Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:01 pm

Pictures added.
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
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"If I'm running, it will be a good run" - Robbie-T

"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.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift." - Pre

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Postby ChrisL » Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:03 pm

Great pix.
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Postby wind-hater » Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:10 pm

Robbie,

What a great race and time for such a technically challenging course. Great time! I'm glad you felt soo good throughout.

Have a Merry Christmas.

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