Goal of sub 17 minute 5k (Read 8208 times)

    Awesome. Even the donkey on the boat is impressed.

      Amazing. Congrats!


      No Talent Drips

        "I ran as hard as I could and left it out there, I could not of run that race any better."

         

        - Mikey (just after finishing)

         

        So awesome, congrats

         

        Says it all.

         

        Where do I sign up?

         

        You should go get the clap just so you can give it to her. --beef

          Thanks guys, sincerely. That PR was about to have it's 10th birthday in May and that would have been a rough milestone. 

           

          good work!  you ripped that monkey off your back and gave it a swift kick to the family jewels.

          My wife says i have a short attention spanners are great, aren't they?


          Will Crew for Beer

             

            This morning in Cambridge, MA I ran 16:59.44 (PR) in a USATF certified 5k. I am free.

             

            Don't stop. Don't ever stop.

             

            Very awesome. Congratulations!

            2014 Goal: Run Monkey as my first marathon. Brilliant!

              I ran a 17:13 5k this morning, but upon measuring the route on 3 separate online GPS map routes, I kept getting 3.17 miles, which would mean I broke 17 for real. I'm planning on contacting the race people. What do y'all think?

                I ran a 17:13 5k this morning, but upon measuring the route on 3 separate online GPS map routes, I kept getting 3.17 miles, which would mean I broke 17 for real. I'm planning on contacting the race people. What do y'all think?

                 

                You could either do that or bump your mileage to 50mpw and run 16:30.

                  I ran a 17:13 5k this morning, but upon measuring the route on 3 separate online GPS map routes, I kept getting 3.17 miles, which would mean I broke 17 for real. I'm planning on contacting the race people. What do y'all think?

                   

                  I think you will feel better about it when the clock really says 16:59 or better and you know that course was not short.  Was the course certified?  Anyway, if so, then there is a much higher probability that the course was 5000 meters and that your "online GPS map routes" are in error.

                  - Joe

                  all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


                  Feeling the growl again

                    I'm not sure why you think that some online tool is more accurate than whatever the RD used.  Was it certified?  If so, and you contacted the RD, they would be in the right to be annoyed.  If not, well, some online tool is no more accurate (and likely less) than wheeling it, measuring it with a bike odometer, or driving it in their car.  I have actually plotted out a couple certified courses on such a tool, and the distance spit back to me was not the certified distance (even taking the 0.1% short course correction factor into account).

                     

                    The first time I broke 16 I chose an uncertified course.  It ended up being a good 0.1 miles long and the RD admitted they didn't even measure it because "it's for charity".  So I just found a certified course the next weekend and went with that.  That's the most direct route to getting the sub-17 monkey off your back.

                    "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                     

                    bap


                      How did you measure the route, by just uploading to a website or measuring or tracing it on a map?

                      Age 52

                      2016 Targets - 100 - 13.2s, 400 - 62s, 800 - 2:30, Mile - 5:40

                        I ran a 17:13 5k this morning, but upon measuring the route on 3 separate online GPS map routes, I kept getting 3.17 miles, which would mean I broke 17 for real. I'm planning on contacting the race people. What do y'all think?

                         

                        This will be the case with every certified 5k you ever run. Please don't contact the race officials, they have enough to worry about without yet another "but my GPS says" complaint.

                        Runners run.

                          Cool, thanks for the thoughts, everyone!

                             

                            You could either do that or bump your mileage to 50mpw and run 16:30.

                             

                            I'd love to!