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F#%@ them other cats I’m runnin with my own wolfpack

September 14, 2007

tried to solo at 10 000m tonight.  I split 13:53 for 5000m, right on pace.  Then I threw in a bunch of 69’s and completely ruined all chances of A standard, 27:47.  I got lapped by K. Bekele and then latched on to him for a couple laps, man it felt good.  I’m confident if I had people to run with a 27:45 would of been possible.  I had some of my best workouts ever in teh past month so I decided I had to make a run at A standard for 2008.  Well, back to the drawing board and reload for next year.  Oh yeah, I ended up in 11th with 28:14. 

You gotta check out CBC tomorrow, hopefully they’ll show a recap of the last 4 laps.  I’ll have some airtime… a lap behind, but still some airtime.

When I got behind Bekele I felt great, didn’t even feel like I was running a 65.  I talked to him after and asked him if he was scared… no clue who I was.  Man its fun bugging Kenny.   

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12 Comments
  1. Doug Mahoney permalink
    September 14, 2007 6:09 pm

    Yo Reid:

    Me and 6 other lab geeks watched you run toe to toe with Bekele for a couple of laps, friggin’ awesome! My entire lab now thinks you’re the biggest stud! Your time may not have been what you wanted, but you made 6 new nerdy fans today. I hope you got a good picture of the 2 of you running together. If so, don’t bother mentioning which lap each of you were on, just show off the picture.

    Great stuff bro.

    Peace,

    Doug

  2. cal permalink
    September 14, 2007 6:12 pm

    Reid,
    You made us all proud man!!! Way to go for it!!!

  3. P Sully permalink
    September 14, 2007 7:09 pm

    you had to give it a shot Reid. You don’t get chances like that too often. Like you say…. next year.

  4. tblack permalink
    September 14, 2007 8:54 pm

    doug, just wondering, what feed did you watch? i listened to it on iaaf radio. it’s not bad, but some vid would have been nice.

  5. Gilissio permalink
    September 14, 2007 9:53 pm

    Hey Man nice effort. Solo’in to that time is pretty solid. Be watching tmr, come on CBC…

  6. Bridget permalink
    September 14, 2007 10:14 pm

    awesome reid!!! sounds like you’re having a lot of fun with your racing which is ideal… what isn’t ideal is the f-bomb you implied in your subject line. sigh.
    enjoy the rest of your time away!
    behave!

  7. Martin permalink
    September 15, 2007 6:54 am

    A lot of people were watching live it on Sportsnet. Great stuff.

  8. September 15, 2007 11:07 am

    Dood, youz iz fit.
    Not as in fit like a bird, more like fit like Arnold Schwarz is fit.
    Congrats on having the stones to have a go.
    At least they are making you earn it 🙂
    You’ll pimp that standard, whatever that means.

  9. Fast runner permalink
    September 16, 2007 8:46 am

    “F*&? them other cats, I’m runnin’ with my own wolfpack
    Keep frontin’ like you’se a thug and get your dome pushed back” Big L !

    Way to go man!

  10. jazz permalink
    September 16, 2007 6:43 pm

    way to go reid…..shit man, you’ll get it eventually just keep plugging away and if you don’t you can come and do triathlon. remember man, your still the fastest runner/skateboarder in the world and perhaps the only sub 4min skateboard miler. your mom goes to college.

  11. Drew permalink
    September 16, 2007 8:27 pm

    Hey Reid,

    Most of the race was pretty frustrating to watch since they kept flipping to other events but when they did show you it wasn’t hard to pick you out! Very inspiring from several aspects: the strength and courage you showed just by toeing the line with the big boys, for running solo like a stud, for having the balls (and the legs!) to use none other than the world record holder as a rabbit in the closing laps, but most of all to see your positive outlook on your experience there. Awesome run!

    Peace,

    Drew.

  12. Skuj permalink
    September 17, 2007 1:32 am

    Hey Reid, great effort Man. Very creative tactics in a tough situation.

    When Scheibler first went sub 30min, he crossed the line as I had 410m to go. Someone showed me a pic later on…there was Jeff straining at the line, and me “close behind”, looking pretty good, hahaha… Damn, I wanted that picture.

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