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I won my first race! (Read 576 times)

    Last week, kind of on a whim, I entered a local 5k.

     

    My goal was not to be concerned with placement, but with hitting a 19:30. 

    I've got the Philly Marathon in November and really want a BQ.

     

    120 of us line up. The gun goes off and 4 of us take off together, but within the first 1/4 mile, I find myself in the lead.

     

    This is brand new territory for me! I'm usually the one looking at the back of the runner in front of me, trying to catch him/her.

    Now I'm thinking, "Don't let them catch you!"

     

    I do my best to forget where I'm at and concentrate on steady pacing. 

     

    Mile 1 - 6:18. I'm feeling good.

    Mile 2 - 6:17. No longer hearing footsteps behind me.

    Mile 3 - 6:24 - a couple hills.

    Mile .1 - 5:30 - had to fly in for the finish! 

     

    Official time: 19:31. (Not the fastest field, I know.) :P

     

    My kids asked me, "Dad - was anyone in front of you?" Hahaha!  I know - I couldn't believe it, either!

     

    Anyway - I won a $75 gift cert to the local running store and picked up some new Brooks PureFlows. 

    Fun day! 


    just a simple cat

      You're a Winner!!  Big grin  Congratulations!! 

       

      I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house


      Needs more cowbell!

        Whoohooo!!!  Nice winnings, too!

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          Congrats!

          steph  

           

          OCD  If you don't laugh...   

          Julia1971


            Pretty cool!

            The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

              That's AWESOME!!!  Congrats!

              - Joe

              all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


              ultramarathon/triathlete

                Very awesome, and great prize too. I won a 5k last weekend and all I got was a pretty sad looking medal.   Way to go! 

                HTFU?  Why not!

                Coach: Empire Tri Club 

                Speed Coach: Brooklyn Tri Club

                vegefrog


                  Congrats! Fabulous time. What a great feeling that had to be Smile