Strider's Hypo-Half RR -or- Can you stand one more?

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Strider's Hypo-Half RR -or- Can you stand one more?

Postby Strider » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:49 am

I registered for this race back in December, knowing full well that I would be running it two weeks after the Houston Marathon. This was the 3rd year for this Ottawa Race and the 3rd year I would run it; it is a tradition for me. So I had two weeks to recover, rebuild and taper for the race, which ended up working fairly well. I knew this was not going to be a personal best race, but I did want to test myself a bit. I was figuring an average day would be a 1:45, good day was 1:40, and I’d take what I could get.

Race day dawned perfect, clear blue sky, light wind and not too cold. We did have a light dusting of snow that made the footing a little slippery the entire race but much better than the slush-fest the first year. I like this 4 loop course, in that you can cheer other runners the whole race, making it a fun informal local event. For some reason (I don’t know if others found this) but I found the straight section coming back was a lot harder that heading out. I think there might be a slight upgrade, but I just found every return trip tougher.

Anyhow I ran fairly strong for the first 3 loops and started fading through the last one, but I can’t really complain, considering I had done a hard Marathon 2 weeks before.

Splits were.

5k – 23:15
10k -23:20
15k - 23:30
21k – 29:04

Finish time – 1:39:10

Now as I approached the finish, what did I see? Mrs. Strider and Jr. Strider 2 were waiting for me. It turns out they had just done their own personal triathlon to get there to see me come in, and had arrived about 15 seconds before I got to the finish – perfect timing and what a welcome sight.

I love this race and plan on making it a regular yearly event for many years to come, I hope 

Some where on the course....

Almost finished (thank to the Mrs.)

Me and Jr. 2


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Postby TheBman » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:57 am

I have also started to race "warm-down" races after my big seems that it is a great way to run a second race as your body is still tuned and ready to rock!

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Postby HCcD » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:02 am

:shock: Totally, awesome performance in those conditions, David ... :clap: :shock: :P
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Postby ChrisL » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:06 am

Great race!

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Postby TurtleLuc » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:14 am

Well done David.
You ran this race in stride :wink: :D
I think what make it tougher coming back is the hairpin turn you have to make with greasy footing and then the incline.
Great pics too.

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Postby joe » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:16 am

Holy carp that's a great finish time! I guess I can forgive you for duping so many orders on Zoom. ;)

I can't believe how consistant your splits are! I guess that's the key to doing a race fast.. getting in a groove!
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Postby Strider » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:35 am

joe wrote:I guess I can forgive you for duping so many orders on Zoom. ;)

Sorry, I only did 2 :)... I think - Thanks so much for that, us runners really appreciate the pictures, it makes it more real for us.
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Postby pts » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:43 am

WOW- you are fast! Congrats on running that race in the snowy conditions and so close to your marathon.
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:45 am

Wow - congrats on a great race! I can't see the pics here at work, but look forward to looking at them tonight.
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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:46 am

Wow...that is one fast race...and great splits :D
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Postby Ironboy » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:53 am

When I grow up I wanna be fast like you!!!

Great job!

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Postby Tori » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:21 am

Great race - I actually say you flying past my group during the run.

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Postby ultraslacker » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:24 am

Wow, that's an excellent time, Strider! And so great that your family was there with you. :)
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Postby Bebette » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:28 am

Congratulations! Great job in beating your expectations for the day!
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Postby waynerdog » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:31 am

Well done! Thanks for the report.

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Postby IronColl » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:32 am

Great job!

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Postby Nicholas » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:52 pm

That's a great run when done on fresh legs and in warmer conditions. Even more so 2 weeks after a marathon and in cold, slippery conditions. Congrats on coming back so strongly, so quickly.

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Postby D-Man » Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:03 pm

:shock: :shock: WOW!!! Congratulations-- that's an awesome time!!

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Postby Ed Fizz » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:39 pm

Great run!!! :D

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Postby MrsStrider » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:10 pm

Way to go sweets! 2 weeks ago, we were in Houston & you ran a BQ PB marathon. You rock.
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Postby msdesigner » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:28 am

Holey Moley, you were fast!!... ..and so soon after a marathon. Congrats!!!
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Postby braveheart » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:36 pm

how amazing!
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Postby seuss » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:40 pm


i don't think that Strider really reflects your pace - we are going to have to start calling you Speedy.
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Postby SusanD » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:17 pm

Excellent! Congratulations on a fantastic time.
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