SuperBob's Ottawa Hypothermic Half

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SuperBob's Ottawa Hypothermic Half

Postby SuperboB » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:48 pm

This Wet Coaster has adapted well to the Ottawa climate so far. I found myself saying that -15 degrees isn't so bad. :lol:

Finished with a 2:16 and I'm happy with it. More than 10 minutes slower than my last half. The snow sucked and it was a relief to run on the sections where the snow turned into icky brown slush.

To be honest, I wanted to give up after the first loop. But I hung in there and eventually found my way to the finish line. I couldn't recognize anybody because of all the winter gear. After the race I enjoyed breakfast with James, Kiza, and her clinic group. What a fun bunch!

Now that this first race of 2007 is done, I believe I have a problem with my attitude. I just haven't been caring about my running ever since getting sick earlier this month. I think I should not run the NCM full. The half will be good enough for me. I think it's time to buy some skates... the canal is looking good!
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Postby HCcD » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:03 pm

Congratulations and welcome to the real Hypothermic 1/2, Bob ... :P :wink: :oops:

As I said, glad that I missed the registration cut-off .... :lol: :P :wink:
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Postby BaldGuy » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:12 pm

Great job under less-than-ideal conditions, Bob. Glad you had fun with James and Kiza and her clinic gang! Good job toughing it out; it can be pretty tempting to just walk away when the going gets tough. Be proud of your finish.
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Postby Ed Fizz » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:18 pm

Finished with a 2:16 and I'm happy with it


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Postby Tori » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:24 pm

Good job! It was nice to meet you at brunch :D

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Postby ChrisL » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:02 pm

Great run Bob. The canal is indeed looking good. Don't give up NCM so easily, ther is still a lot of time before it and the weather is going to imrove greatly. The condition of the track was probably the worst than you will find.
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Postby QuickChick » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:33 pm

Bob, it sounds like it was a very tough race, and a race with four loops would be especially tough in those conditions. You have tons of time before NCM... lots of time to get your mojo back and decide what you want to do.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:46 pm

I agree with others...a good race given the conditions and that you've lost your mojo this past month...plenty of time to get it back for the NCM Full...if that's what your heart desires :D
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Postby turd ferguson » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:59 pm

It sounds like you're adjusting well to the Ottawa weather - don't put NCM out of your mind yet, its still a long way off.
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Re: SuperBob's Ottawa Hypothermic Half

Postby SusanD » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:15 pm

SuperBob wrote: I think I should not run the NCM full.
Isn't there some kind of rule around here about not making any running/racing decisions immediately after a race? :wink:

Great job on hanging in & toughing it out on a tough day!
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Postby Madame Bourette » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:54 pm

Good job!

NCM should be too hot compare to cold today. 8)
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Postby Marg » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:19 pm

Bob, you are further along in your training than I am and I still haven't given up hope for the full. Hang in there, you just did a half and NCM is still many months away.

Congrats on a great race today. 8)
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Postby mcshame » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:25 pm

Good that you toughed it out. Please wait a bit before deciding on the NCM. Like the others said, too soon after race.

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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:58 pm

Congrats on a good race in tough conditions. There's still lots of time before NCM (though I wouldn't mind some company in the 1/2!)
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Postby AndyM » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:29 pm

Congrats on your race. They can't all be perfect! The conditions were pretty slippery out there today.

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Postby seuss » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:05 pm

Way to adapt and represent us Wet Coasters Bob! I know what you mean about not caring about running after being sick but don't throw in the towel on NCM too quickly.
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Postby TurtleLuc » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:30 pm

Well done Super Bob.
You're acclimatizing well....even talking about skating the canal too :D

As others have said....don't rule out NCM. Lot's of time and now that the days are getting longer (daylight wise), it'll help get your mojo back.

Sorry, I didn't get to meet you. I ran with my sister today as this was her first 1/2 marathon. Tough recognizing anyone with toques and other winter gear.
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Re: SuperBob's Ottawa Hypothermic Half

Postby BJH » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:40 pm

SusanD wrote:
SuperBob wrote: I think I should not run the NCM full.
Isn't there some kind of rule around here about not making any running/racing decisions immediately after a race? :wink:


I believe it is called Donald's Rule. No decision making regarding future races within one week of a race. ;)

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Postby D-Man » Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:54 pm

Way to go Bob!

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Re: SuperBob's Ottawa Hypothermic Half

Postby SuperboB » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:29 pm

Thanks for the support, everyone. It's nice to come out of MIA status.

SusanD wrote:Isn't there some kind of rule around here about not making any running/racing decisions immediately after a race? :wink:


Wise words, indeed. Guilty, once again. :oops:
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Postby Jwolf » Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:33 pm

Hey, Bob. Sorry it's been rough going since you came back from HK.

Take it easy and regroup in the next month or so. If you don't do the marathon this spring, no biggie. Better to run a strong half and lay the base for a fall marathon. At least that's what I'm doing. Wanna come to Kelowna?
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Postby ultraslacker » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:25 am

Nice job, Bob! (anyone else watch Bob the Builder? lol)

Seriously, though, four loops SUCKS at the best of times, so kudos to you for getting it done! And I agree with the others... don't decide about NCM for a few days. ;)
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Postby TheBman » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:07 am

10 min slower... and in that kind of cold... take it and run Bob!!!!!!!

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Postby RA. » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:50 am

Great job toughing it out! Congrats!
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Postby Lonerunner » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:40 am

Great job for sticking with it.
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