Robbie-T @ Re-fridgee-8er 8 Miler

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:23 pm

Weather for mid February races don't get better then this. I was able to run in short tights. I've done this race before and it was a blizzard and last year it was a ice rink.

At 1 Mile I was 6:05, at 10k I was 37:56, in between I passed a bunch of guys, no one caught me.

I finished the 8 miler in 49:30, Garmin said the course was 13.02k, 8 miles converted is 12.8k so maybe it was a bit long if it was 13k I ran 3:48 pace if it was really 12.8k I ran 3:52 pace. My goal was 3:45-3:50 pace, either way I felt pretty good, at times I felt I couldn't get out of Tempo gear, maybe it was because the course was rather hilly, especially the last 2k up hill. With the excellent weather a few fast guys showed up, one guy sporting a Speed River singlet.

I finished 10th overall and 2nd in my age group 35-39

Not sure I'm ready for a sub 2:00 ATB run but I'm close.

Talked with CGraham and West Grey Runner, both had great races too.

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Postby AirForceRunner » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:27 pm

You, sir, are sick FAST!!!! :shock: ... orceRunner

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Postby eljeffe » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:42 pm

By now, I can pretty much just copy and paste my response to every one of your reports: WOW!

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Postby Garrett » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:57 pm

that pace is nuts.

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Postby Darth Tater » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:18 pm

You're a machine Robbie - WOW!
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Postby Marg » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:20 pm

Well done chief, progress continues.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:20 pm

I'm always happy when you race hard...and race happy.
You know that :D
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Postby Doonst » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:23 pm

That's sweet Robbie. 10 K time is faster than your PB, as usual you are better than ever. ATB time, well its always best if its not a sure thing. You have a way of showing up to perform on big race days.
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Postby BJH » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:40 pm

Well done Robbie-T!
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Postby ian » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:44 pm

This is exactly where you want to be right now. Keep up the great training.

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Postby dgrant » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:49 pm

The unstoppable force just keeps powering though old PBs. Great stuff.

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Postby JacSprat » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:36 pm

Great and amazing stuff!! Congratulations :clap: :clap:


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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:39 pm

I can only dream of speed like that.
Very very nice.
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Postby VeloCarrie » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:06 pm

Totally impressive Robbie-T. :D
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Postby lovethehills » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:26 pm

You are amazing! Seriously hard it!
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:37 pm

well done - another solid performance!
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Postby cgraham » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:26 pm

Good seeing you again Robbie. I don't have any doubts that you'll get your gold medal at ATB.
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Postby flexrun » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:03 pm

Like the others said 37:56 for the 10k mark is smoking (especially for a hilly course) and finishing 2nd in your age group and 10th overall are great results! You keep on improving! Keep up the good work and good luck with ATB!!
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Postby Lx2run » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:48 pm

Nicely done. Another solid performance.

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Postby scottp » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:54 pm

Nice time and place! Looks like you have a great ATB ahead. Congrats!

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Postby UltraQueenga » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:55 pm

Nicely done, Robbie-T! It was a great day for racing.
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Postby blank » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:30 am

Great run! Congrats!

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Postby Run26.2 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:41 am

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Postby AndyM » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:03 am

Awesome. You are super speedy!


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Postby QuickChick » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:21 am

Wow, good work Robbie. You've got lots of time before ATB- I think it's good to be a bit unsure at this point- you'll be super motivated for the next 6 weeks!
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