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!! 


      Running is stupid

      Needs more cowbell!

        Whoohooo!!!  Nice winnings, too!

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '15 Goals:

        • Do some dus...and some CX...and some tandem gravel...and some podiums...

        • PRs

        • 130#s (or less)

        old woman w/hobby




          "Just stop fucking drinking too much and being fat.  Pretty simple.  Who the hell cares if you like beer.  

          We can't always do the things we like all the time."  --Candice


            Pretty cool!

            “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the fight in the dog. – Dwight D. Eisenhower


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              That's AWESOME!!!  Congrats!

              - Joe

              We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.


                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!

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