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Dog days are over

June 30, 2010

The Peachbud 10km went fairly well last night.  I won in 29:34 and felt strong at the end of the race, it didn’t hurt that the last 2km were downhill and with the wind.  Once again I found that I wasn’t pushing enough up the hills and against the wind.  There is something that is missing right now in regards to racing and I think the main things are fitness, confidence and competition.  I know with more workouts my fitness will improve and when workouts get better my confidence will come around too.  My next race, the Acura 10 miler, will likely be more competitive and of course the National 10 000m championships on July 28th should be very competitive up front.

Last night’s race went out really fast as there were about 6 of us who went through the first km in under 2:50.  Some dude went out like it was a 1500m and had 5 seconds on the me by 400m, then he made another surge around the 2km mark.  Derek Nakluski hung on tough through 7km.  He wasn’t right on me but he wasn’t all that far back for the longest time.  I split through 5km in ~14:34 and ran the next 5km in 15:00.  From 4km to 8km I was running about 3:03/km, that is the section that I need to clean up.

Tour De France is starting up on Saturday.  Last year was the first year I really paid attention and now I’m hooked.  I’ve already looked over the course and the teams for this year’s race.  The unfortunate part is that TDF and WC have to overlap this year so I’ll have to switch back and forth while I stretch after my morning run, tough life.

Happy Canada Day Tomorrow!

 Tim Horton’s Peach Bud top 10 results

1 Reid COOLSAET Hamilton ON   6 29:34.7          
2 Derek NAKLUSKI Kitchener ON   7 30:22.7          
3 Dagim YESHITELA Toronto ON   646 30:48.1          
4 Lemma DEBELU Kitchener ON   5 31:02.1          
5 Joe CAMPANELLI Etobicoke     1393 31:03.1          
6 John SANCHEZ Toronto ON   15 31:19.7          
7 Terence ATTEMA Smithville ON   38 31:21.0          
8 John PAROTT Guelph ON   8 31:30.8          
9 Rob KOZIARSKI Guelph ON   9 31:45.3          
10 Victor GATUNDU Hamilton ON   12 32:02.3          

 

The Vuvuzela has officially entered the mainstream, haha

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3 Comments
  1. Steve permalink
    July 2, 2010 7:48 pm

    First off, congrats on a great race. This comment isn’t at all related to your most recent post, but I was reading your series of posts regarding the Jones Fracture you had a year and a half ago and just had a few questions if you get a chance to e-mail me or post on here. I would love to know how long you were on crutches and/or totally non-weight bearing. Did you get it casted or just go with a boot? Also, how long until most of the swelling and pain went out of your foot? How did your comeback go when you were able to start running? Any problems with the foot? I’m 6 weeks into a Jones Fracture and actually have very little swelling or pain, but the doc said today after new x-rays that I was nowhere near healed and he will see me again in 4 weeks. I’ve been on crutches and in a boot the entire time and was really hopeful I could at least lose the crutches after today, but that seems to be a no go. Pretty frustrating, especially because I have very little in the way of pain. I’m hoping my doc isn’t being overly conservative. Thanks!

  2. July 5, 2010 9:11 am

    You could also go for a second opinion if you think your doc is being overly conservative.

  3. Max permalink
    July 12, 2010 8:40 pm

    No link to Florence and the Machine with that title?

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