dgrant's chilly 1/2 report

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dgrant's chilly 1/2 report

Postby dgrant » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:26 pm

Oh, well... not my day. :?

I'll keep it short, because I'd rather the spotlight be on tritorun, wilsonwales, robbie-t, windhater, doonst, baldguy, geck, moeman, arrow, jenny c, and devalera (and anyone else who had a happier race than me).

My legs felt good and I wasn't affected at all (I don't think) by my recent illness. I just had a lot of stomach discomfort the whole race and couldn't get my head in the game. Before I knew it I was at 20K, and I never really felt like had started racing. If it weren't for the salt deposits all over my face, I wouldn't even think I had run. Anyway, my final time was 1:46:XX.

I'm not really bummed about it, but it does feel like a lost opportunity. I can be faster...

Big thanks to Kristi, Lesley, and Denis for cheering us on out there. :D

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Postby QuickChick » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:33 pm

Dave, for your first race of 2006 I'd say that's pretty darn good! I'm super proud of you. I know you weren't 100%, and I know that I kept you up half the night because I was up every half hour, so for you to be within 3 minutes of your PB under those conditions... a great season is ahead I think. I wish I could've been there.
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Postby GroovyOne » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:35 pm

Attaboy, Dave!

It may not have been the time you were looking for, but it's worth putting in the bank ... especially as you were up half the night with Lisa :wink: !
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Postby jgore » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:36 pm

Geez, Dave, 1:46:XX when you're not feeling well is great. Hell, it's great any time. You may not have done the time you wanted, but you still ran a good race. Congratulations.

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Postby La » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:38 pm

Dave - you did look strong nearing the finish, though! Salt deposits or not!

It was great to see so many RM shirts out on the course!! I wasn't sure at the time who it was I saw cross at 1:22, but I think Robbie-T said that it was Paul (tritorun?). Wow! That was smoking fast!
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Postby ChrisL » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:40 pm

Great run Dave even if you did not feel all that well. Anyone would be happy with this time.
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Postby HCcD » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:41 pm

A 1:46:xx an off day, dave ??? :roll: :? and, not at 100% with a week of stomach ailments, etc. ??? :shock: You showed true grit, my friend, and I am looking forward to reading your racing exploits for 2006 .... :P
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Postby cjc » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:55 pm

Wow Dave, what are you talking about - that was a great time! Congratulations! Be proud!

Hope you and Lisa are back to 100% soon.

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Postby pts » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:01 pm

Dave,

1:46 is nothing to be frusterated about- what a great start to what i think will be a great racing season of PB's.

I empathize with you about the stomach issues, sometimes you can do everything right and your stomach just wants to rebel- nothing you can do about it!

Good Work! :D

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Re: dgrant's chilly 1/2 report

Postby runjanerun » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:02 pm

dgrant wrote: Before I knew it I was at 20K, and I never really felt like had started racing. If it weren't for the salt deposits all over my face, I wouldn't even think I had run. Anyway, my final time was 1:46:XX.
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Wow, Dave, that is awesome! I wish I could finish in 1:46 and feel like I hadn't started racing! Way to go.

And congratulations on being the first person to post a race report! I have been looking for them all afternoon!

Did anyone get photos? :lol:
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:15 pm

:shock:
1:46 on an off day...in my dreams :roll:

I forecast an awesome race season ahead for you...wow...to race when you're not 100%...hats off to you.

I think I probably would have just crawled under the covers...and slept :D

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Postby RA. » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:21 pm

Good job on running an event when you are not 100%! Be proud of that time! We're proud of you!
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Postby turd ferguson » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:23 pm

Awesome race - congratulations!
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Postby ultraslacker » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:53 pm

I'd like to echo the comments above... 1:46 is nothing to sneeze at! I think the first race of the season is just a warmup anyway. You'll be busting your PB in no time. :)
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Postby braveheart » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:30 pm

aweomse run Dave

sorry you felt your head was not with it - is this what is called a character run?

a great time....good start to your race season

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Postby TheBman » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:42 pm

Not a bad start to the year...I know what it is like to not get whacha were gunnin for, but man, our times are similar, so I must say...SWEEET!

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Postby Doonst » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:43 pm

campbellskid wrote:aweomse run Dave

sorry you felt your head was not with it - is this what is called a character run?


That Dave, he is quite a character.
I had a good day, 1:49:06 gun, 1:47:20 chip time. PB by 6 minutes and 2 seconds!! I'll probably never say that again. It was really to see everybody out.
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Postby HCcD » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:47 pm

Doonst wrote:
campbellskid wrote:aweomse run Dave

sorry you felt your head was not with it - is this what is called a character run?


That Dave, he is quite a character.
I had a good day, 1:49:06 gun, 1:47:20 chip time. PB by 6 minutes and 2 seconds!! I'll probably never say that again. It was really to see everybody out.


Woohoo ... that's smokin' ... :P Congratulations on an awesome race and pb ... :lol: :dance: :whistle: :dance:
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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:49 pm

Good race big guy, first race down, now for the important ones.

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Postby Scott » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:56 pm

Way to tough it out, senor.
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Postby da » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:05 pm

awesome job Dave! Especially with how you are feeling! :)

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Postby Stephan » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:18 pm

Great time Dave!!!! You will no doubt set some amazing PB's later this year for sure.

Way to finish well even though you weren't.

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Postby Kristi » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:26 pm

You did great Dave!! And you looked strong at the finish!!

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Postby runcherylrun » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:33 pm

Geesh Dave 1:46:xx ????? What were you thinkin man?? :wink:

Seriously I realize it's all relative & I empathize with not feeling like you ran up to your expectations -

BUT

All things considered that's a heck of a race - chalk it up to just the first of the season. Just makes you hungrier for the next one doesn't it??


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Postby Bebette » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:36 pm

Dave, I am sure that by tomorrow you will be quite pleased with your time. Being only 3 min. slower than your PB after being sick most of the week, means that a lot of good things are lining for you this summer.

I had the same feeling after the NCM half last year when I missed a PB by 15 sec. I was really disappointed when I first read the official results. However, by the evening, I realized that considering that coming so closed to a PB with less than 3 months of training after my stress fracture and surgery was indeed pretty good.

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