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Did it all for that dollar

November 5, 2012

This November I’m raising funds for prostate cancer and men’s mental health initiatives.  It’s pretty simple, I grow a moustache and people encourage the moustache by donating to my Movember page http://mobro.co/reidcoolsaet. This is a blatant attempt to get more donations.  Last year I didn’t grow a ‘stache, although I donated to a few friends who were taking part.  Had I grown a ‘stache I’m not sure the sales of the Canada 890 would have been as strong.

 

On Saturday I ran the Road 2 Hope Hamilton 10km as part of the marathon weekend.  I was planning on running with my friend, Tim, somewhere in the 38 minute range.  I told the organizers I was going to run about 40 minutes not thinking people were going to pace themselves off of me, but that’s exactly what happened.  At halfway we split 19:25 and as I looked around me I noticed there was a large pack of guys using me as their pacer. And as I looked around I realized that a couple of the guys in the pack were friends of mine.  Patrick chirped to me that I was a lousy pacer and I told the group we were on for a sub 39.  We picked up the pace a little and a handful of us came in around 38:40 with a couple of guys hitting PB’s.

Training is coming along nicely and the group is clicking really well.  Today might be the last workout for a while with the collegiate guys as they prepare for the CIS XC champs this Saturday in London, ON.  Both the girls and guys teams have been running well all season and look poised to clinch a couple more titles.

 

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4 Comments
  1. November 5, 2012 2:27 pm

    If the moustache turns out to be red it will be a prettier picture.

  2. November 8, 2012 10:28 am

    Great that you are out supporting the Road2Hope weekend. Out of curiosity- what does a 38 10K feel like for you? A jog? A light tempo?

    • reidcoolsaet permalink*
      November 8, 2012 10:16 pm

      A 38min 10km feels great! It’s faster than my normal runs but slower than a light tempo so it’s not hard but feels quick enough.

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  3. November 14, 2012 1:39 am

    The ‘stache would have made an awesome poster!

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