>Look What I Can Do!>Does a PR count if it wasn't in a race?
Momentary hijack. Hey jeffgoblue-- I've always wondered that about tracks without lanes (i.e. my local lovely dirt track). Is that true, that the 1/4 mile is measured from the very inside line all the way around?
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, then you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Does a PR count if it wasn't in a race?
"He conquers who endures" - Persius "Every workout should have a purpose. Every purpose should link back to achieving a training objective." - Spaniel
But for the average person, I would say that if you ran a certain distance in a certain time then it counts as a PR.
I decided that if I'm going to call myself a runner, I should probably run.
As far as "signing up for a race to remove all doubt" you can see that I would still have doubts if I depended on the distance given by the race organizers. I have, however, run one 5K that was within 10 yards of what I measured with Google Earth.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
#2 - I love your avatar. It cracks me up every time I see it.
If you really want to "remove all doubt," hit your local high school track and run 5000 meters. No doubt at all. Well, hopefully.
JakeKnight, I have never seen a track at a high school here in my city. Sports programs are handled outside the realm of most schools here in Mexico (therefore I get to play football as a 38 year old).
Whether my 5K route is exactly 5K or not, it is the same route I have been running for 2 years as my own personal 5K route. I have not checked my PR on that route, but I know I beat it by more than 3 minutes.
I am happy with my time over the distance. And I am showing to myself that the training I am doing is paying off.
Oh - and yeah, your avatar cracks me up, too. Seriously.
Quit aping my comments you Cohiba-loving gorilla.
Dude - cool that you're in Mexico! I checked your profile - what kind of missionary work are you doing? For how long? What's it like running south of the border? If you run races down there, make sure you post your race reports.
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