Doonst survives the Egg Nog Cruise

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Doonst survives the Egg Nog Cruise

Postby Doonst » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:47 pm

Mid December means the Egg Nog Jog, biggest race around these parts. Put on by the Georgetown Runners, rumour has it that I went drinking with them last weekend. Robbie tipped me off that I had made their Facebook page. So all the volunteers were nodding at me, and saying hey.
The weather was supposed to be snowy but we woke up to plus 4 and rain. Just getting into Terra Cotta the ground turned white so I once again had hope. By race time it was rain for sure. Nice big and warm tent before, caught up with Ken (Tortoise) and many locals. The race is 11 minutes from my home, so its definitely the social event of the running season around here. It sold out at 600 people, but only 376 showed (finishers). What a bunch of weather weenies.
I have had a strained calf for almost 3 weeks. First I called it a sore calf, then I read that Anton Krupika has a strained calf so that's what I call it now. It was getting better then a week ago I restrained it. Both the initial and secondary incidents were hill related so I was hesitant to do this race. Tuesday I was about 75% sure I wouldn't even jog it. Thursday went better, so I didn't sell my bib. Still even yesterday hiking I felt like somebody (maybe Dave) hit me in the calf with a baseball bat.
So time goal. At first I said none at all, then I started doing the math for a sub one hour. My previous times range from 55:55 (first year of racing) to 50:34. But my calf really hurt. Sub one hour = ~5:35 pace.
First 2 K I stayed with BJH. Splits were sub 5. I was happy with that, trying not to remember when I was sub 4 here. For some reason Barbara seemed to want to talk less once we hit the hills, so eventually I left her be.
The course got a bit slippery on the dirt road section, but there was always some part of the road with better traction. Heather and Tuzo were waiting in the valley at half way. I could hear him coming, bark bark bark. I stopped for about 30 seconds to connect.
I walked the worst part of the hill, to hopefully save my calf. I started running again on the second part, just before the photographer, just a lucky coincidence. My pace before the big hill averaged 5:14. Hill split, 7:06. Average after, 5:33.
Most people didn't want to talk much after the hill; I actually saw one guy throwing up around the 6 K mark. I was feeling pretty good, realizing that my calf was better than it has been. Still I had a ways to go, and just because my cardio wasn't being taxed as much as usual, I was wise to continue running careful.
My calf gave me a bit of a reminder with about 2 K to go that this was the farthest and hilliest run I've attempted in over 3 weeks. I backed off a bit and all was fine. One more twinge 5 minutes later, backed off again. Somehow, just after the downhill curve at the 10 K mark, I got away with a fast finish: last 800 M at sub 4 minute pace. Ended up just behind someone I know, that always seems to happen. No pain! Final time 57:27.
Fun times after, hanging with the maniac gang. Egg nog, yogurt and bananas, but oh, the soup and rolls, just the thing after a December race. 3 maniacs in the top 8 , even if they don't all post much anymore.We stayed until Robbie and Anne Elizabeth went up for their awards. Fun times! Best news for me is that I am on the mend, I'll live to race again.
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Postby Edward » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:03 pm

Nice race, better to scale it back then hurt something even worse. I will have to run that race one of these days.
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Postby richie-rich » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:28 pm

Good run Doonst, even with the crappy weather and the wonky calf. That Dave guy is sneaky so it may have been him with the bat. Rest up, enjoy the holidays, and back at it in the new year.

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Postby mcshame » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:55 pm

Good report, heal up buddy

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:18 pm

Doonst you the man!! Thanks for hanging out with me.
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Postby BJH » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:21 pm

Doonst wrote:Best news for me is that I am on the mend, I'll live to race again.

That's some pretty awesome news. I want to do some racin' with Doonst. :)

Congrats. 8)
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Postby Annelizabeth » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:41 pm

Nice to see you... say where do you get your awsome running appareal?

What have you done to heal the calf?

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Postby Doonst » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:54 pm

Annelizabeth wrote:Nice to see you... say where do you get your awsome running appareal?

What have you done to heal the calf?


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For the calf, I did hiking, spinning, and iced it after running short and easy. Some heel drops and as always I use a wobble board every morning.
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Postby Ken B » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:54 pm

Congratulations Doonst! Great race considering your calf and the conditions!! Take care. Get ready for 2011!!

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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:32 pm

Congrats Sheldon. I'm sorry I missed this race...
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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:33 pm

DO you know who took the race photos this year?
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Postby AlfiefromPickering » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:53 pm

... by the way Sheldon this seems to be your website http://www.athlinks.com/myresults.aspx?rid=19106225
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Postby trixiee » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:09 am

Nicely done Doonst! Heal up.. I hear there's talk of more Shallonges! :lol:
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Postby UltraQueenga » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:23 am

Congrats on another race, doonst! You beat Ron Gehl by about half a minute! Way to go!
Rest up and let that calf heal. Winter is the worst time to run on a strained calf.
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Postby Doonst » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:42 am

AlfiefromPickering wrote:... by the way Sheldon this seems to be your website http://www.athlinks.com/myresults.aspx?rid=19106225

They missed a few! Thanks. Here's all 93 over the last 6 years. http://doonst.com/

Robbie-TfromErin wrote:DO you know who took the race photos this year?

Nope, but if I find out I'll let you know.
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Postby purdy65 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:04 am

Sounds like a good day Sheldon!

Crappy weather though - I looked out the window and thought of all you maniacs who were running this yesterday.

Glad to hear you are healing up.

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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:36 am

Sounds like quite the race, congrats. Hope your calf heals up quickly.

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Postby Darth Tater » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:57 am

Way to run smart Doonst!
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Doonst survives the Egg Nog Cruise

Postby Jwolf » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:06 am

Here's to healing and a send off for 2010. Glad you gave it a good go yesterday, Sheldon. That race sounds like one I'd like to do sometime.
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Postby PinkLady » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:38 am

Nice job! Hope your calf feels better soon.
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Postby West Grey Runner » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:27 pm

Great seeing you Sheldon! Congratulations on your succesfull run in spite of your calf.

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Postby 5km » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:54 pm

Congratulations on running a good race under difficult circumstances.

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Postby shaggytour2005 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:32 pm

Great work Doonst!

I hope you have some time to heal up the calf and set yourself up for a big 2011!

Have a great holiday season!
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