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Race Report USATF Masters Outdoor 1500 M45-49 (Read 124 times)

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    That is all.  Pathetic, huh.

    - Joe

    all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

      I have read more enjoyable race reports.

      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

        I have read more enjoyable race reports.

         

        Checked in.  Got my little hip numbers.  Sitting around waiting for the start.  Thought there were still 2 age groups running ahead of me.  Then I hear the PA say my race was underway!  Bitterly bitterly disappointed.  As I was walking out to my car I heard the PA call the winning time of 4:27, which disappointed me even more, 'cuz I think I could have honestly contended for it.  Woulda, shoulda, coulda.  Didn't.

         

        I just feel like such a pathetic stupid loser.  Unbelievable.  Now I gotta figure out if I even have enough mojo left to show up for the 5000 on Sunday, or if I should just bag it.  At the moment I'm vacillating between being so enraged that I want to go run that 5000 and try to blow it out and just saying screw it.

        - Joe

        all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

          Ouch, sorry to hear that happened to you.

           

          Keep it in perspective though - in the grand scheme of things, this is just an everyday screw-up - albeit one that was important to you personally - not a catastrophe.  Take out your frustration on the 5,000 and try and give this story a better ending.  I look forward to that race report.


          I'm back!

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              I've had that nightmare where my race starts without me. It's only happened to me once and it was a local yokel 5k, not the USATF masters championships....

               

              DAMN. Huge bummer--sorry to hear, man.

              Runners run.

                Use your frustration and nail the 5K!

                  I'll second that. Sorta wishing there was a voting option on this topic.

                   

                  JoeScott, you are in great shape. Don't be like me and let it all go to waste before something like life gets in the way.

                   

                  Use your frustration and nail the 5K!

                  Dont call it a comeback

                    Ouch, sorry to hear that happened to you.

                     

                    Keep it in perspective though - in the grand scheme of things, this is just an everyday screw-up - albeit one that was important to you personally - not a catastrophe.  Take out your frustration on the 5,000 and try and give this story a better ending.  I look forward to that race report.

                     

                    I'm regretting using the word 'everyday' - what I meant was that mishearing the call for your race was the kind of small error that we all make from time to time. Obviously in this case it had particularly unfortunate consequences.

                      Use your frustration and nail the 5K!

                       

                      Oh man, so sorry.  +1 to this!

                      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                        Appreciate all the support.  I really do, guys.

                        - Joe

                        all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

                          Keep it in perspective though - in the grand scheme of things, this is just an everyday screw-up - albeit one that was important to you personally - not a catastrophe.  Take out your frustration on the 5,000 and try and give this story a better ending.  I look forward to that race report.

                           

                          Nick nailed it.  With all the mistakes I make, we should all be very thankful that I'm not employed at a nuclear power facility.  Rip the 5k Joe.

                          E.J.
                          Greater Lowell Road Runners
                          Cry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!

                          May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.

                             

                            Nick nailed it.  With all the mistakes I make, we should all be very thankful that I'm not employed at a nuclear power facility.  Rip the 5k Joe.

                             

                            Thanks, EJ.  You definitely made me smile on a bleak day!

                            - Joe

                            all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


                            Old , Ugly and slow

                              I could not have run a 4:27 when I was 20 so quit crying and run the 5k.

                              first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007

                               

                              2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes

                                I could not have run a 4:27 when I was 20 so quit crying and run the 5k.

                                 

                                Well, that was encouraging!

                                 

                                Aftermath for those interested.  This morning the five was just a total implosion.  I felt I was 16:30-fit, worst case, and I also thought might as well see what I've got.  So, against wiser counsel than my own, I ran out with the leaders at 5:06-ish, and after 2000 it was downhill from there.  In fact, after about that point I more or less just gave up and ran to finish the race.  I've run faster 5000s on the track in workouts and on the roads in tempo runs, so it was just a total waste.  Was hoping for a happy ending, but it wasn't to be.  In fact, it all just feels like it was destined to be a humiliating train wreck in front of all these guys from all over the country who are good, and sorta seems to confirm that old "you don't belong here" fear.  Also sorry to let the whole RA team down!

                                 

                                As I was licking my wounds from the 1500m debacle the last couple of days, my oldest son said something very wise to me, though.  I would almost go so far as to say prophetic, even.  "Dad, you know the coolest thing about God healing your knee is that you can always run another race."  That's pretty good perspective.  I guess Mr. Mike would say it's all hobbyjogging anyway.

                                - Joe

                                all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

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