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First thing you learn is you always gotta wait

October 14, 2012

Pacing is a great way to get in a solid workout.  I ran 25km averaging 3:07/km and had a lot of fun soaking in the STWM atmosphere.  Chelimo wanted 3:05’s and we were hitting that for about 13km but it was a tough day out there and we ended up running 3:09/km until 25km.  Chelimo finished in 8th place with a 2:17:35, the final 10km got pretty tough for him, which is typical for a marathon debut.  Getting an honest effort on the roads was good to set up the Great South 10 miler on October 28th, it also beat up my legs a little bit as I’ve been doing all my workouts on the trails this fall. I was really impressed with Krista Duchene’s marathon, to run right around her PB from Rotterdam earlier this year was a fantastic result today.

It sounded like a lot of people out on the course thought I was racing the whole marathon today.  There were many urging me on to catch the leaders throughout the race, giving me some awesome encouragement.  Sorry folks.

I also updated my upcoming races (look to the right). Bupa Great South 10 Miler on October 28th in Portsmouth, Great Britain and then Chiba Ekiden (National team relay) on November 23rd in Chiba, Japan.  After that I may also do a 1/2 marathon in Zhuhai, China on December 16th. Lots of travelling.

Next weekend I’m talking at the Niagara Falls Marathon expo (1pm and 4pm) about marathon training and then at the Pasta Dinner about my Olympic experience.  Come check it out if you’re racing NF.

Pacing Chelimo early in the race. Courtesy of Brie Young

  1. October 14, 2012 9:36 pm

    I saw you go past around the 12k mark and a guy next to me said, “I could be there if I just shaved my chest.” Gross and untrue, but kind of funny!

  2. Lorna Wiggins permalink
    October 15, 2012 7:20 am

    Dear Reid, So good to hear from you. I am always so interested in your activities. Your travel sounds like fun-just pace yourself and don’ get too tired. Would love to see you in Auburn this year-how about it? Love, Nornee


  3. Miki permalink
    October 16, 2012 12:16 pm

    I saw you on the course (Lakeshore) Sunday! I know you were pacing, but it was just awesome to see you fly by – I was bumming with the mere mortals on the other side of Lakeshore. It’s as if your feet never touch the ground when you run…amazing! That was the highlight of my race. It was just wet, long, boring from there on. Ha!

    • reidcoolsaet permalink*
      October 16, 2012 12:24 pm

      One of the highlights of my run out there was all the cheers I got from the runners on the other side of Lakeshore. Hearing all the support was great!

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  4. October 16, 2012 10:23 pm

    it was really nice to see you support us on your cool down (at around 23k) haha! you inspired me to trie the the marathon and it was big fail.

  5. Kristin permalink
    March 26, 2013 1:19 pm

    It is always great to see how your results are improving! To enhance my endurance before running I am taking Navy Seal Formula, manufactured by MGNutritionals. This dietary supplement delivers perfect energy, so I am able to double the distance I’ve ran just a month ago, and I see substantial increase in my strength and endurance.

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