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Just ran my first race (Read 282 times)

ladysarahii


    Yeah races are so fun, and a whole lot different from running on your own! Be careful, they're addicting. Smile

      I enjoyed your race report!  Here in the Bay Area, we are spoiled for choices when it comes to races so find another one and keep up your momentum!

        Thanks for the support everyone! Runners are awesome people. Yes, One Hour Runner or some approximation of that is next.

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        NathanF


          There's nothing quite like your first race. I've been racing fro 20 years, and still experience some of those same emotions as you described. Congrats!


          on my way to badass

            Synapse- Congrats!

             

            I love racing for the social aspects, and it gives me a goal to work towards as I work on weight loss and fitness.

            Still waiting for the perfect race picture. 5K PR-34:32 , 10K PR 1:11:16, First HM 2:42:28

              Yeah, I had to sign up for my next race the day after this one, without a training schedule I doubt I'd run at all over the holidays.

               

              I got my 5k race result - 27:33! Since all I was shooting for was ~30min, I feel pretty great about this. I wasn't able to accurately measure how fast I'd be on a flat course since I run up and down a couple of small hills in my usual neighborhood run.

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              Latent Runner

                Yeah, I had to sign up for my next race the day after this one, without a training schedule I doubt I'd run at all over the holidays.

                 

                I got my 5k race result - 27:33! Since all I was shooting for was ~30min, I feel pretty great about this. I wasn't able to accurately measure how fast I'd be on a flat course since I run up and down a couple of small hills in my usual neighborhood run.

                 

                Great time for your first 5K, there are folks around here with numerous 5Ks under their belt who would kill to get a time like that.  Smile

                Fat old man PRs:

                • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
                • 2-mile: 13:49
                • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
                • 5-Mile: 37:24
                • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
                • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
                • Half Marathon: 1:42:13

                  those small hills will always be an asset for you.   fall in love with them.   & great job on your first 5k!

                  EpicErin


                  Epic Runner

                    Congratulations!!! This is what running is all about. You should be extremely proud of yourself; this is something not everyone will achieve and you have just joined a community of enthusiastic, supportive people (runners). Please keep us all updated on your training and races! Smile

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                      Well done:-) It took me a while before i signed up for an official run, but the atmosphere there is amazing. And it's a great motivator training for the next run:-)

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                      pedaling fool


                        Races are fun!! I ran my first one last year in Jacksonville's 15-K Gate River run and plan to repeat this year (2014)  http://www.gate-riverrun.com/

                         

                        I just signed up today for my second Gate River Run to be held on 15 Mar 2014 --- I can't wait!

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