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Postby Doonst » Sat May 06, 2006 12:24 pm

I ran the TUR 6 30 K this morning. That stands for Toronto Ultra Races 6th Edition. It was still lightly raining at 5:50 am when I got up, but Accuweather radar showed that it should be gone by 8:00 am start time. On the road on time, 6:45, and there by 7:20. Still pretty cool and damp. Talked briefly with RonPerth and Ultrarune (Ryne). Decided to wear shorts, gloves, long sleeve shirt with orange Maniac T overtop. And we’re off.

I knew that they had more people than they were really ready for, 126! Roughly 40 doing 100K, 50 some doing 50K, and 30 some doing the 30. Still a few less than I’m used to. Tried to start out slow, but it never works. 4:51 first K. I didn’t let it bother me though, like I did at ATB. It felt comfortable, so I just let it flow. The course is a winding paved bike path beside the Humber river, past small brown lakes and over tributaries, 5 bridges I think. They were pretty much the only hills. Under the 401 and then turn around, at the 5K water stop. It’s a 5K out and 5K back route, I did it 3 times. So you see everyone quite a few times. It was a very friendly crowd, lots of encouragement. Most of them all know each other, but there must have been a lot of new faces.

The first 5K took me 24:09, not too fast I’m hoping! Felt easy so I didn’t worry, but I’ve only run 30K once before in my life. After 10K, 48:57, that’s gotta be a personal best, oops. My goal is 2:37, I figured I could do 2:40, and thought 2:35 was a little optimistic. And that would be a full 10 minute pb after ATB’s 2:47. So I figured at this point, 5 minute pace for the first 10K, the 5:10 for 10, and final 10 do 5:20s. It went quick at this point, maybe it was seeing same people over and over (Hi Ryne, hi Mike, (mlazenby) hi Ron. And lots of people I didn’t know,)

I kept up the 5 minute K pace though, and I mean several in a row bang on 5:00. Then its 15K, halfway, then 20 in 1:39:33. Still flowing easy, I was waiting for the crash. I wasn’t sure how perfect my Garmin info was, because we went over 100 metres under the 401. But I knew at the turnarounds that I was doing good. After the last turnaround at 25K, I lagged just a bit for a while. But at a k marker, I saw that I had a shot at 2:30, so I picked it up for a couple, following right behind a guy in a Boston jacket. Of course, he was going all 100K. Eased up a bit again, then pushed it with about 1.7K to go. A little too soon, that hurt and I couldn’t sustain it. Came around the corner to the finish after catching Boston guy, and saw the clock counting down, 2:29:48, 49 as I crossed. Maybe around 2:29:51. After giving up my ankle chip, the race director says “man you missed it by 1 minute", of course I say missed what. He says first place in your age group, then says how old are you anyway? 49 I say, I guess I missed it by a minute, who knew. I tell him I did just great for me etc. personal best by 17 minutes. I’m happy.

Because a lot of people were continuing on, it almost didn’t seem over to me. Time seemed to fly by. It was only 10:30.

Got a cotton tshirt, a keychain(dogtag), and a book, “Running to Win” by George Sheehan.

Ryne had been running second all day, first 100 meters behind, then 200, 300 etc. When he came around at40K it was 2:42, he was in 3rd place about 10 minutes behind ( I was in the portaloo when the race leader came by). Someone asked him how he was felling, he said “aw F***, I guess its not supposed to be easy is it.”
Ron and Mike looked solid, they were also doing 50K. Mike was about a K behind me at the 20K mark, not a bad pace for someone going that far.

I left about 20 minutes after I finished, there was still a cool breeze for a sweaty guy, and I was home before 11:30! Another record for sure.

Only time I’ve ever beaten a 5 minute K pace in a race it was a 5K, so I probably set new pbs in all distances up to 30! Nothing hurts (yet) and I think I could do it all over again every weekend. Bring on the Maniac Fall tour!!!
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Postby dgrant » Sat May 06, 2006 12:56 pm

Holy crap man! That's a great time! Sounds like a fun day. I wish I'd been there, but raceday registration was $50 (a bit rich for my blood, for a training run).

Nice going!! 8)

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Postby ultraslacker » Sat May 06, 2006 1:02 pm

wow, you're fast! awesome job!
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Postby Nicholas » Sat May 06, 2006 1:04 pm

Nice one!!! And sub 2.30, you gotta be pleased. So, a nice easy 20K tomorrow to get you prepped for the fall??
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Postby Agent Provocateur » Sat May 06, 2006 1:11 pm

Excellent, way to go!!

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Postby Doonst » Sat May 06, 2006 1:38 pm

dgrant wrote:Holy crap man! That's a great time! Sounds like a fun day. I wish I'd been there, but raceday registration was $50 (a bit rich for my blood, for a training run).

Nice going!! 8)


Thanks everybody. Dave it was only $25 to sign up a month ago. (Deal).
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Postby jgore » Sat May 06, 2006 1:46 pm

Wow! Nice running. A 17-minute PB is amazing, especially this soon after ATB. That's quite the improvement in short time. Congratulations.

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Postby BaldGuy » Sat May 06, 2006 1:46 pm

Sheldon, that's a helluva race, congratulation!!! I'm in awe. I look forward to the reports from your fall half-marathon season!
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Postby Doonst » Sat May 06, 2006 1:49 pm

jgore wrote:Wow! Nice running. A 17-minute PB is amazing, especially this soon after ATB. That's quite the improvement in short time. Congratulations.


Of course I also crammed Waterloo Half in there, which was a 5.5 second PB. You take it when you get it.
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Postby HCcD » Sat May 06, 2006 1:56 pm

smokin' PB and time, dude ... congratulations ... woohoo ... :whistle:
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Postby Doonst » Sat May 06, 2006 1:57 pm

BG wrote:Sheldon, that's a helluva race, congratulation!!! I'm in awe. I look forward to the reports from your fall half-marathon season!


I look forward to congratulating you in a couple of weeks James; back atcha.
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Postby runjanerun » Sat May 06, 2006 2:53 pm

I really enjoyed your report Doonst! Sounds like you ran a very good race and you felt great!!! Don't you just love when that happens??

I know you are doing those 10 races in 12 weeks in the fall. Just how many are you doing this spring???? :wink:
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Postby Kelodie » Sat May 06, 2006 3:20 pm

Awesome time!!! Congratulations on your PB!!! :lol:
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Postby Irongirl » Sat May 06, 2006 4:50 pm

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Postby turd ferguson » Sat May 06, 2006 4:58 pm

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Postby Robbie-T » Sat May 06, 2006 9:11 pm

nice run big man, I knew you had it in you.

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Postby QuickChick » Sat May 06, 2006 9:43 pm

WOW, that's fast! Amazing job. Sooooo is Boston in your future?? :twisted:
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Postby Kristi » Sun May 07, 2006 11:54 am

Wow!! Great job!!

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Postby pts » Sun May 07, 2006 12:14 pm

Wow Sheldon, you are smokin this spring, I can't wait to follow your fall adventure. Congratulations! :D

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Postby Doonst » Sun May 07, 2006 12:25 pm

QuickChick wrote:WOW, that's fast! Amazing job. Sooooo is Boston in your future?? :twisted:


Boston, eh? Aren't I missing a few steps? :wink: I guess that I have to be pleased with my progress. I did plunk my results into race equivalncy calculators, mostly to see what half times they were equivalent to. Shocked the hell out of me when I glanced down at the marathon numbers: http://www.runningforfitness.org/calc/rp.php?metres=30000&hr=2&min=29&sec=51&age=49&gender=M&Submit=Calculate
Equal to a BQ for a guy like me by 11 seconds! But I know well just how much that means and doesn't mean. Something about the next 12 K being a whole nuther race. Where'd I hear that? And I guess I'd actually have to run a marathon, no current plans. I'd rather continue my Travellings with David (and Barbara). If I survive that, its gotta make me faster.

runjanerun wrote:I know you are doing those 10 races in 12 weeks in the fall. Just how many are you doing this spring???? :wink:


Just what it says in my sig. I guess I'll see you at Sulphur Springs. I'm most focussed on training to keep up with Rune for 165K in 2 days on the Bruce Penninsula. :?

On a totally unrelated note, has anyone heard anything about the Friendly Massey Marathon in July???
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Postby dgrant » Sun May 07, 2006 1:43 pm

Doonst wrote:On a totally unrelated note, has anyone heard anything about the Friendly Massey Marathon in July???


I've looked into it, but their website is awfully minimalist. I get the impression it would be like Waterloo.

For July races, consider the July 9th Utica Boilermaker (15K) or the July 16 Presqu'ile Half Marathon (Erie, PA)... in addition to Wolfe Island of course.

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Postby Doonst » Sun May 07, 2006 1:46 pm

dgrant wrote:
Doonst wrote:On a totally unrelated note, has anyone heard anything about the Friendly Massey Marathon in July???


I've looked into it, but their website is awfully minimalist. I get the impression it would be like Waterloo.

For July races, consider the July 9th Utica Boilermaker (15K) or the July 16 Presqu'ile Half Marathon (Erie, PA)... in addition to Wolfe Island of course.


I guess the thing is, its a marathon... and a BQer to boot. :shhh:
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Postby mlazenby » Sun May 07, 2006 2:03 pm

Hey Sheldon. Nice run. You looked like you were enjoying yourself. Too bad we didn't get a chance to talk except on the run-bys. :wink:

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Postby Doonst » Sun May 07, 2006 2:06 pm

mlazenby wrote:Hey Sheldon. Nice run. You looked like you were enjoying yourself. Too bad we didn't get a chance to talk except on the run-bys. :wink:

Congrats.


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