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My First Win (Read 1143 times)

    I showed up to local race this morning.  As I'm toe-ing the starting line I look around and I see none of the usual suspects; No local legends, no high school track stars, nobody looks familiar.

     

    Long story short, after a ho-hum 6:07 first mile, I'm all alone in the lead.  I hear the time called out for the guy behind me and I'm up 5 seconds or so.  I continued to run easy race miles for the next 3 miles (6:23, 6:19, 6:18) and coast into the finish chute at 25:14.  First place running away by over 90 seconds I felt like I had a LOT left in the tank but couldn't get motivated to push it harder today.

     

    I've got a nice new plaque for my cube at work, but it sure feels like a hollow victory.  It was hot, humid and the event was nearly cancelled for various reasons & there were a number of other 5K's happening around the area today.

     

    nothing to see here.  

      Congratulations!  You were there and they weren't, so it's a legitimate win for you!

      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

        Thanks!  That's the way I see it. 

        I was just expecting my first win to take a PR type effort, but it was nice that it didn't. 

        nothing to see here.  

          Good Job! I had one of these this summer to. Mine felt hollow too but, hey, what can you do? Just show up and run your best right? Really, I'd rather just post a new PR. Mine was on a cross country / trail weekly summer series event. Here's the strange part. Since it was my first time there, immediately upon crossing the finish line, I was submitted to 20 questions. I had to describe the turns, which paths I ran, and even give my last 5K time. I was released when my garmin revealed I ran ".01 mile" beyond the course length.


          ultramarathon/triathlete

            ...it sure feels like a hollow victory.  It was hot, humid and the event was nearly cancelled for various reasons & there were a number of other 5K's happening around the area today...

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            Absolutly not a hallow victory.  You nailed it fair and square. 

             

            You even said yourself that it was hot and humid, but you still managed a solid race.  Maybe it would have been a PR under different weather conditions anyway. 

             

            You can't got hung up on who was NOT there racing against you.  This is a well earned win as far as I'm concerned!

            HTFU?  Why not!

            Coach: Empire Tri Club 

            Speed Coach: Brooklyn Tri Club
            USATF Coach

              I picked up another win last weekend too.  now I've got a pair of 1st place awards on my desk.  It's kinda fun. I hope it continues. 

              nothing to see here.  


              an amazing likeness

                I picked up another win last weekend too.  now I've got a pair of 1st place awards on my desk.  It's kinda fun. I hope it continues. 

                 

                Way to go!

                 

                Winning a race is #412 on the list of things that. will. never. happen. to me.

                Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

                  I've won exactly one race since high school.  I have to say it was pretty fun, even though it was just a weekly 5k race series.  My prize was a picture of BadDawg and some of his friends.

                  Runners run.


                  Believe

                    Congrats.  I have never won a race and probably never will, but hey I am running and like LED said, you were  there and they weren't.  Take the win.


                    HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                      All wins are because no one faster showed up, except for races at the very top of the line.

                      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                        All wins are because no one faster showed up, except for races at the very top of the line.

                         

                        Even then.

                        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                        Consistently Slow

                          I showed up to local race this morning.  As I'm toe-ing the starting line I look around and I see none of the usual suspects; No local legends, no high school track stars, nobody looks familiar.

                           

                          Long story short, after a ho-hum 6:07 first mile, I'm all alone in the lead.  I hear the time called out for the guy behind me and I'm up 5 seconds or so.  I continued to run easy race miles for the next 3 miles (6:23, 6:19, 6:18) and coast into the finish chute at 25:14.  First place running away by over 90 seconds I felt like I had a LOT left in the tank but couldn't get motivated to push it harder today.

                           

                          I've got a nice new plaque for my cube at work, but it sure feels like a hollow victory.  It was hot, humid and the event was nearly cancelled for various reasons & there were a number of other 5K's happening around the area today.

                           

                           

                           

                           Congrats. 25:14 ? The splits =19:00. Did stop to chat the last 0.1 mile. Surprised Should it be 20:14

                          Run until the trail runs out.

                          2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

                          50miler 13:26:18

                          Race Less Train More

                           

                          Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                          "The Marble in The Groove"

                           

                          unsolicited chatter

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                          twrex7


                             

                             Congrats. 25:14 ? The splits =19:00. Did stop to chat the last 0.1 mile. Surprised Should it be 20:14

                             

                            It appears to have been a 4 miler.

                             

                            Great Job!!  I won my age group once and it felt great even when i knew it was only because of a weak field that day.. I'll take it! Smile


                            Consistently Slow

                               

                               

                              It appears to have been a 4 miler.

                               

                              Great Job!!  I won my age group once and it felt great even when i knew it was only because of a weak field that day.. I'll take it! Smile

                              "there were a number of other 5K's happening around the area today" BigJoe

                              Run until the trail runs out.

                              2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

                              50miler 13:26:18

                              Race Less Train More

                               

                              Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                              "The Marble in The Groove"

                               

                              unsolicited chatter

                              http://bkclay.blogspot.com/


                              Consistently Slow

                                Join me in longer apologizing for placing in AG b/c others were no shows or were injured  Big grin

                                 

                                Our mantra "Any given day" Cool

                                Run until the trail runs out.

                                2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

                                50miler 13:26:18

                                Race Less Train More

                                 

                                Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                                "The Marble in The Groove"

                                 

                                unsolicited chatter

                                http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

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