b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

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b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby b_squared » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:32 am

5k Bread and Honey Race 21:50

If you have a couple hours free on a Sunday morning, and one of your all time favorite races is on, and you ask: What would AirForceRunner do? :lol: Well you'd run the race of course!

Anyone following my journal will know I had an almost 8 month lay-off and only just started running again about a month ago. By rights, I had no business racing but the simple fact is I wanted to run a race; i like racing! 4th time at this event and it is one of my favorites, so I headed off to the venue, grabbed my bib, had a good warm-up, and joined the start corral. It is interesting toeing the line having no clue as to how to pace, knowing a PW is the only outcome, but the pre-race energy and vibe is contagious; my favorite part of the race.

The race itself was as hard as any I've ever run, I pushed as much as I could, heard the 'slow down' demons and told them to bugger off, so I was very satisfied with the effort. I am very happy with the result, as pleased as with any other, which was on the good side of what I thought might be the outcome. The result also reaffirmed how effective training can be - last year, with training, I was 2min 20sec faster. Something to aim for if I can truly get back at it.

For some reason my watch was set for 2km splits:
1-2km 4:18 pace;
3-4km 4:26 pace
5km 4:20 pace

The great thing about a well-organized, local, 5k is you can get a race done and be home before anyone else is out of bed!
Thanks for reading!

PS: Robbie-T, your nemesis from 2009 was there and looking fit - remember the guy who tried to sneak past you at the line and had Doonst in a tizzy for a week

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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby barebuns1 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:46 am

Congrats on your run. :)
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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby DJHL » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:39 pm

Congratulations on a great comeback race. I would have liked to have done the Bread & Honey 15k today but thought I should wait a bit longer before racing again.
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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby Sandra » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:06 pm

Nice comeback race!
Bread and Honey is a great venue, sad to have missed it this year :(
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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby Doonst » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:10 pm

Very good Bryan, that's a fine effort. And here I was wondering about mentioning a local race for next weekend in your journal...
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b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby b_squared » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:23 pm

Doonst wrote:Very good Bryan, that's a fine effort. And here I was wondering about mentioning a local race for next weekend in your journal...


What's next weekend?
Maybe I should train by racing

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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:46 pm

Very happy to see you racing. 8)
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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby Doonst » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:52 pm

b_squared wrote:
Doonst wrote:Very good Bryan, that's a fine effort. And here I was wondering about mentioning a local race for next weekend in your journal...


What's next weekend?
Maybe I should train by racing

http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=7710 Pretty close to home, I've done it a couple of times.
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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby richie-rich » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:00 pm

nice running. solid time considering. no mention that you placed 2nd in your AG - congrats!! :mrgreen:

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Postby HCcD » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:42 pm

Great run and AG podium spot, ta boot .. :P
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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:23 pm

Nice to see you back at it.
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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby Mid_Packer » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:53 pm

atta boy Bryan !

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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby phorunner » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:30 pm

Nice!

It was a great day out there, everyone I went with Pb'ed. The weather was awesome. And the event was well organized. Will repeat next year for sure!

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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby Ken B » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:47 pm

Congratulations!! Nice way to dive back in! :)

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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby dgrant » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:12 am

b_squared wrote:
Doonst wrote:Very good Bryan, that's a fine effort. And here I was wondering about mentioning a local race for next weekend in your journal...


What's next weekend?
Maybe I should train by racing


Jump on the 400 and come up to my race at Hardwood Hills next Saturday. Don't I still owe you a free entry from a race you missed last year or the year before?

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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:45 am

Congrats to you! Seems like a great event.

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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby AirForceRunner » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:21 pm

Y'know, I always thought the WWRTD (What would Robbie-T Do) line was so cool. 8)

Now I see a rendition with my name in it...social responsibility dictates you do the opposite of WWAFRD. My running decisions are questionable at the best of times. :lol:

But racing regardless of conditioning, regardless of expected times, for the sole purpose running like hell, and simply because, hell, there's a race to be run....this I enthusiastically support.

Great to see you toeing the line again B! Now bang off that rust and start wowwing us again.
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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby b_squared » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:22 am

dgrant wrote: Don't I still owe you a free entry from a race you missed last year or the year before?


Don't you remember what your last race did to me :lol: ...two years on and still not right.

AirForceRunner wrote: But racing regardless of conditioning, regardless of expected times, for the sole purpose running like hell, and simply because, hell, there's a race to be run....this I enthusiastically support.


Exactly what AFR would do!

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Re: b_squared can't resist Bread and Honey

Postby Robbie-T » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:51 am

Pretty solid result for no training, 2 minutes is no biggie anyway really. I like that race too, I'll get that guy as long as he can leave his walker to run the race.

Hey you forgot to mention you got a age group award for that effort.
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