Chasing Doonst at Sulphur Springs

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Chasing Doonst at Sulphur Springs

Postby casual-runner » Sat May 23, 2009 4:30 pm

I wasn't expecting fantastic performance during this race. I am starting my base building for Muskoka in September, and this past Monday I did my first 100K long bike ride. So I was planning long time ago that it will be just a good training run.

I knew also that Sheldon will be racing and I wanted to do better against him than last year. Last year we were running together for about 20K and than he took off, gaining more than 3 minutes in the last 5K. I was suffering in the last 5K, it was my first trial race.

This time was slightly different we didn't run together, instead I was 15-50 meters behind Sheldon for the most of the 15K, and than I lost him from my view. I was straggling a little for a few km, but around 20K I calculated that I can have a PB if I push myself hard. So I did. I had strong 5K. I was hoping to see Sheldon near the end, but he is in good shape this year and crossed the finish line much earlier. On a slightly changed course I improved my last year result of 2:16:52 (24.55K according to GPS) to 2:16:28 (24.7K on my GPS).

The theme of this year was UltraQueenga running her 100 miles with Viking. I saw Kinga on the course, it was near the 20K she has been running 3.5 hours and she was smiling, fresh and light on her legs.

I saw many maniacs some running, some cheering, some running and cheering and helping Kinga, like Tracy (MINI-T) who after finishing her 10K, will be running one 20K loop with Kinga in the middle of the night - Good Luck to both of you.
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Postby cgraham » Sat May 23, 2009 5:02 pm

For a training run a PB is a pretty good result.

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Postby Doonst » Sat May 23, 2009 5:04 pm

Nice one Wes. I think the theme for you this year is"seconds faster." (he did a 5 second PB at Mississauga half recently.) The big difference this time was your strong finish- you cut the time between us in half. That is a good sign. So, until we meet again!
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Postby Robbie-T » Sat May 23, 2009 5:58 pm

nice run!!
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Postby Darth Tater » Sat May 23, 2009 6:00 pm

Good run! Are you sure you want to catch Doonst? Those tights! :shock:
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sat May 23, 2009 6:59 pm

Nicely done. Congrats.
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Postby Lx2run » Sat May 23, 2009 8:48 pm

Sounds like you had a good run in a good day.
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Postby b_squared » Sat May 23, 2009 9:03 pm

Well done, sounds like you had a great run!

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Postby VeloCarrie » Sun May 24, 2009 4:29 am

Congratulations on a great trail race! 8)
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun May 24, 2009 4:34 am

congratulations - well done! enjoy your build to Muskoka!
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Postby ratherBrunning » Sun May 24, 2009 7:31 pm

Great job Wesley!! Wow--Talk about year-to-year consistency!! Good luck with all your training... I am very excited for you!! :D :D

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Postby West Grey Runner » Tue May 26, 2009 11:30 am

Way to be casual-runner, maybe you will get Sheldon next year! Hope the “High Five" didn’t slow you down too much.

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