Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

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Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby Robbie-T » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:54 pm

This is the sixth time in this race for me, and the weather is always a challenge, I'm always hoping this will be the year it will be dry and fast. Either way my goal is to run this race sub 40 min, last year I was close. However this year I've got a cold that I just can't shake.

Got there real early, talked to Larry Bradley for a while, last year I finish right behind him in 5th place. We talked about the field being pretty stacked this year and the footing this year maybe even worse then last year.

Went out and got ready for the race then went for a warm up, I decided to wear my XC spikes without the pins in them, since they are very light but even without the pins have a fairly aggressive tread. I took me about 3 steps before both of my feet were soaked, with the rain and slush. Warmed up about 2k then went back to my car to dry off and warm up. 15 min before start I headed to the start line and did about another 1k warm up then a few pick ups to get the legs turning. Even being sick I still feeling pretty good.

The race starts and I get stuck behind a few people already, I should have been on the front line, that is my fault. Anyway up to speed and the first 3k I'm feeling pretty comfortable, the plan is to take advantage of the long downhill but not to push, and save something for the hills.

Just before 3k I hear someone coming up running in a garbage bag, "what da!" ah it's Kyle Aitken, I tried to stick with him but that didn't last long. After that I just keep tying to keep up with Larry. I see Doonst's SO at the bottom of the hill and scamper up it, someone was getting close to me on the hill, might have been another Kyle. I try to recover as fast as possible at the top of it however that is just the steep part of the hill the hill continues for another km or so until you can really recover and get ready for the final fast 3k to the finish. I don't hear from that person again.

On the road again and I push it and get back to a more comfortable pace, and looking forward to get on Winston Churchill for a fast finish just to see it totally muddy now. From here I just push as hard as I can, once I get back on pavement again for the final 500m I start to kick for the finish and seem to do a fine job of it. I turn the corner and when I see the clock it is 42:xx, bah I thought I was faster then that today. Larry was 6th of course :-)

Oh well, still a great race, 7th overall, 1st in 40-49 category, 1st Master

Head to my car to change and warm my frozen toes and fingers.
Awesome food afterward and visit with friends.

Splits
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3:19
3:21
3:55
3:59
4:04 (18:37 through 5k)
4:47
4:25
4:09
3:55
3:49 (39:41 through 10k)
2:33 (3:23 pace) 42:13
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby Doonst » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:11 pm

Awesome Robbie, those splits are sic. First master, I think we'll be hearing that a lot.
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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby Annelizabeth » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:16 pm

Congratulations on a great run.

Just curious how does your time this year compare to to other years??

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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:26 pm

Annelizabeth wrote:Congratulations on a great run.

Just curious how does your time this year compare to to other years??


2010 42:13 (almost every split slower this year, especially the second half)
2009 40:43
2008 42:41
2007 42:44
2006 44:46
2005 51:32
2004 54:23
Mississauga Marathon - 2:52
Around the Bay - 1:58
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"I just hope that people look at it and say, 'Hey if this yahoo can do it, then I can do it too.' That'd be cool if people thought that. It's just a matter of putting the miles in and working. It's not so much how much talent you have. I hope." - Brian Sell.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift." - Pre

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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby BJH » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:40 pm

Tough conditions out there. Congrats on a great race. Good to see you!
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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby trixiee » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:12 am

Huh! Another great race from the Master-T! Good going Robbie! :dance:
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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby UltraQueenga » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:26 am

Nicely done, Mr.T! Congrats on placing and congrats on maintaining a great track record at the ENJ!
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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:39 am

Congrats on your race and AG placing!

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Postby Darth Tater » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:05 am

Way to go! First master, and not even feeling 100%. Congrats!
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Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby Jwolf » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:08 am

Sounds like a good one in tough conditions for today (although always tough conditions for this race, it seems...).

Good work on another one. Last race for the year, or will you do Hamilton 10-miler?
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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby La » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:09 am

Your second-fastest time at this race - not too shabby for a sick old guy! You've come a long way since 2004... Congrats on the 1st Place Master! :D
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Postby Robbie-T » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:21 am

Jwolf wrote:Sounds like a good one in tough conditions for today (although always tough conditions for this race, it seems...).

Good work on another one. Last race for the year, or will you do Hamilton 10-miler?


That's the last one, I need to kick this cold.
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"I just hope that people look at it and say, 'Hey if this yahoo can do it, then I can do it too.' That'd be cool if people thought that. It's just a matter of putting the miles in and working. It's not so much how much talent you have. I hope." - Brian Sell.

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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby PinkLady » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:37 am

Congratulations on the AG win! Those are some sick times.
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Postby mcshame » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:52 am

That 2 tough weather races now. Rest up and enjoy the holidays with the kids.

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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby Mid_Packer » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:01 pm

Congratulations Robbie, looks like you've mastered another event. :)

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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby Ken B » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:51 pm

Congratulations, Robbie. Your second faster Egg Nog Jog when under the weather a bit and with the footing out there on Sunday - that's a real accomplishment!

Well done! :D

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Postby West Grey Runner » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:34 pm

1st in 40-49 category, 1st Master , a great run Robbie-T. Sub 40 next year if Mother Nature co-operates!

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Postby 5km » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:49 pm

Congratulations on your race and AG placing! Excellent.

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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby greatstrides » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:57 pm

Robbie-T wrote:
Annelizabeth wrote:Congratulations on a great run.

Just curious how does your time this year compare to to other years??


2010 42:13 (almost every split slower this year, especially the second half)
2009 40:43
2008 42:41
2007 42:44
2006 44:46
2005 51:32
2004 54:23


That's some amazing progress! What do you attribute it to? I'm sure hard work! But quantity/quality of runs? Both?

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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby Lightning » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:17 pm

What an amazing result!!!! First in your group and seventh overall??? AMAZING!!!! Sorry to hear about your lingering cold. No fun!
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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby Robbie-T » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:25 pm

greatstrides wrote:
Robbie-T wrote:
Annelizabeth wrote:Congratulations on a great run.

Just curious how does your time this year compare to to other years??


2010 42:13 (almost every split slower this year, especially the second half)
2009 40:43
2008 42:41
2007 42:44
2006 44:46
2005 51:32
2004 54:23


That's some amazing progress! What do you attribute it to? I'm sure hard work! But quantity/quality of runs? Both?


Not sure what I would exactly attribute it too, maybe my love for the pain caused from running hills. It's kind of like a quote from the Movie "Wayne's World" when Garth is in the music store and starts soloing like a super star on the drums and when he is done he says "Thanks....I like to play". I think for me that is what it is I love to run and I love getting better at it so I push my self out of my comfort zone a lot and challenge myself. I know I'm only a weekend warrior but in my mind when I train, I'm an elite runner.
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"If I'm running, it will be a good run" - Robbie-T

"I just hope that people look at it and say, 'Hey if this yahoo can do it, then I can do it too.' That'd be cool if people thought that. It's just a matter of putting the miles in and working. It's not so much how much talent you have. I hope." - Brian Sell.

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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby La » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:52 pm

Robbie-T wrote:I know I'm only a weekend warrior but in my mind when I train, I'm an elite runner.

I love this! :D
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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby greatstrides » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:32 pm

La wrote:
Robbie-T wrote:I know I'm only a weekend warrior but in my mind when I train, I'm an elite runner.

I love this! :D


I love it, too! I think I'll use that next marathon cycle.

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Re: Robbie-T @ Egg Nog Jog 2010

Postby shaggytour2005 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:23 pm

Robbie, I think we gave it all we could on this day! Great work out there in the freezing rain and slushy roads.

We get that sub 40 next year!

Keep making those giant strides!
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