Doonst fulfills contractual obligations:Bread & Honey 15

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Doonst fulfills contractual obligations:Bread & Honey 15

Postby Doonst » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:34 pm

I didn't do this race just because of dgrant1 or Windy. I wanted to do it mostly because last year I was so intimidated by the thought of the 15 K distance. Its only 20 minutes from my house, thats about as good as it gets. Last year when I caught the running/racing bug, I looked at this race after doing 2 10 K's in May, but they were the only times I had ever run that far. And 15 seemed like quite a leap after crawling up 5, 8, 10 K. So I did a 5 K in Hamilton that weekend. Seems like a long time ago, 3 pairs of shoes.
I got to sleep in till 6:10 for an 8 oclock start, better than last week. Thought I got there in lots of time, but there was a huge line in the high school gym to get your chip. So I went to Boys room, and it was better when I came back, at 5 minutes to 8 though! Lined up, then they announced that there was a 10 minute delay so everyone could have time to get their chips.
I started out pretty good, it was a little crowded with the 15 K and 5 K starting together for about 3.5 K. My first two splits were under 4:45, just fine. My goal was around 1:12:30, or a 4:50 pace, but under 1:15 for sure. Next couple I dialed it back just a bit, through old Streetsville. Crossed the Credit River on Brittania Road, then a medium uphill away from the river slowed me down a bit. Kilo's 5,6 and 7 were all 5:00 or worse, and they weren't all uphill. I seemed to be working hard, or it felt hard, and I was thinking too much, about my pace, stride, form. Never a good sign. I have never done a 15 K race before. Still my average pace was close to being on track. No room for bad parts in a 15.


When we crossed the 401 bridge on Creditview I hit my stride. The one where you can just zone and know without looking that you're doing good. On the out part I saw dgrant1, turned around, and saw Devalera on the back section. 2 or 3 people yelled "Runningmania, woo hoo" and such, but I didn't see who it was. Felt solid through this section, knew I was doing fine, but sure felt the long hill heading up Argentia to the corner where Windy was marshall at around 11.5 He was nice enough to run with me for 20 seconds or so, its always a pick-me-up to see a Maniac on the side of a course. Oh, and thanks for volunteering.
My splits here were averaging around 4:40, just what I needed, but then one said 4:04, I knew I didn't do that! Sporttracks says it was 3:45, whatup? So now my distance and average pace were screwed up on the Garmin, but it was only 2 K to go and I was feeling good about that. Even one last hill didn't slow me down much, missed the last K marker, and heard the finish line before I had started to pour it on! So for once I had lots left for a big finish, passed 2 people right at the end, 1:13:14 gun, 1:12:43 chip. 4:51 average, with all the rollers I'll take it.

Talked to Denis after the finish, as he waited for Jane to come in. He didn't have to wait as long as they thought, but thats not my story. Then I talked to Devalera at the awards and then Windy when he was done. Walking back to my car, it started raining! Good timing on a good day.
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Postby TheBman » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:41 pm

You did it.....thats what counts!
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Postby Ed Fizz » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:05 pm

Pretty good time. Well done.

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Postby ChrisL » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:28 pm

Nice time. Congratulations
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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:28 pm

that's a solid race Bud, good job
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Postby QuickChick » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:43 pm

Great job, Sheldon! That is very solid.
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Postby braveheart » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:00 pm

very admirable run - you looked ready to go at the start line!
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Postby BJH » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:14 pm

Good race Doonst.
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Postby RA. » Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:11 pm

Wowie! Congrats!
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Postby SusanD » Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:16 pm

Very nice work, Sheldon! :D
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Postby dgrant1 » Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:57 pm

Great job, Sheldon! You looked real strong at the finish - especiallly considering you had 15k extra on the legs from last week!! Sorry we couldn't stick around very long at the finish - we had to get back home to get the son-monster to the train station for a noon train...
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Postby RonPerth » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:07 pm

Good going, Sheldon. You reminded me of how amazing it is when we look back at a year or so ago, and we were so stressed about things that now we can do before breakfast.


Hahaha, I just said that off the top of my head, but today I did do a triathlon before breakfast.

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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:28 pm

Good work the detail in your report :D
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Postby jgore » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:33 pm

Nicely done, Sheldon. Great time, too. Congratulations.

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Postby wind-hater » Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:58 am

Great race report Sheldon! You looked solid when I saw you!
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Postby frankis » Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:26 pm

Great job, Doonst. Looking good!

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Postby Ironboy » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:23 am

Great report, strong race.

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Postby Stephan » Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:20 am

Strong race!!!! Well Done!! I gotta get me one of them Gps Thingies!!

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Postby dgrant » Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:24 am

Nice work young man! 8)

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Postby Iron-North » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:23 am

Nice going! great race! Fast man!! fast!!!! :D :D :D :D
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Postby pts » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:16 am

It seems you just keep getting faster and faster 8)
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Postby Sanders » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:44 am

You da maniac!

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