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Ran my 1st 8K today! Race Report - EDITED to add FE details because I am a moron and left them out before!! (Read 381 times)


Bad Ass

    Worst FE ever!!!!!! No pictures? You don't have to be shy! I'm super jealous that you got to meet Jenn and Rich even though it was brief. Oh, and congrats on the auto-PR, Diana. Smile I'm super excited to hear how you do in your first HM next year!

     

    I agree with Mandy.  No pictures?  WTF?

    Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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    "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."


    Don't call me Buttercup!

      They were WORKING!  I didn't want to bug them.  I promise pictures next time.  =)

      Slow and steady wins the....  wait a second! I've been lied to! 

        Quick question.  Was this a certified course?

        Short term goal: 17:59 5K

        Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

        Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

        c0derunner


          You have to love that race day adrenaline. So cool that you both ran the entire thing.

           

          Congratulations on a great race, Di!

          Upcoming races: Detroit Free Press HM 10/19


          Muddling through

            It's amazing how much running with someone can help both of you push through the tough parts of a race and keep going. Rich and Jenn are great people. As far as the Garmin reading, that's well within the expected measurement between not running perfect tangents and the accuracy of the device. I have a course that I run that's about 5 miles. Depending on the day, cloud conditions, and who knows what else, my Garmin has measured the course at anywhere from 5.1 to 5.3 miles.

            2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


            Boss of the Mangoes

              Nice!  Sounds like you ran a great race.  So cool that you and M could keep each other going.  Congratulations!  : )

              "...You have to have faith, to know that you can do what you want to do."  -Joseph Nzau

              happylily


                Congratulations, Di! How cool that you got to meet Jenn and Rich.:-) You really are an awesome friend and I hope the chip mix-up get fixed for you!

                PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                        Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                4 years racing, 15 marathons, 15 BQs     


                Don't call me Buttercup!

                  Quick question.  Was this a certified course?

                   

                  Their website said it was, yes. 

                  Slow and steady wins the....  wait a second! I've been lied to! 

                  So_Im_a_Runner


                  Go figure

                    Nice job racing a new distance - that can be tricky.  It sounds like helping your friend became the most important part of the day, and you clearly played a big role in helping her achieve something she'd never done before.  Congrats on both your efforts.

                    PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)

                    scottydawg


                    Barking Mad To Run

                      Way to go, Di, and nice of you to be there for your friend, too! Congrats to both of you.

                       

                      Don't be shy about walking right up to the forum folks.  I've been around the forums since 1997 and have met a lot of the folks from them over the years at various races around the country.  Everyone I got to meet in person always very friendly and outgoing.    When I finally get to FE with you, I am going to walk right up to you and give you a big ole Scottydog hug!  So please warn your significant other  in advance that I AM harmless, lol, so I don't take home a black eye as my race medal.  Joking

                      "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

                      MJ5


                      Chief Unicorn Officer

                        I thought that was Rich!!!  I saw him working the results table and it looked hectic and he was surrounded by people, so I didn't want to be all like "Oh hai, I know you from the internet," ha ha.  But I come down there maybe twice a year or so to run with my cousin, so maybe next time I'll say something.  I'm a chicken!

                        Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54


                        Ball of Fury

                          Nice job on both the run and encouraging your friend! 

                          PRs:  5K 22:59, 10K 46:54,HM: 1:51:15


                          Don't call me Buttercup!

                            I thought that was Rich!!!  I saw him working the results table and it looked hectic and he was surrounded by people, so I didn't want to be all like "Oh hai, I know you from the internet," ha ha.  But I come down there maybe twice a year or so to run with my cousin, so maybe next time I'll say something.  I'm a chicken!

                             

                            I know, right??  That's how I felt.  Good thing Jenn is not shy! LOL 

                            Slow and steady wins the....  wait a second! I've been lied to! 

                            Supersono99


                              Congrats on a great run and getting to run with a friend! I'm jealous you met Ringo, that's my name for Rich and bingoJenn togetherSmile


                              Pura Vida

                                Sounds like you ran an absolutely fabulous race- I think you are back!

                                PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02 / FM: 4:50:35

                                Upcoming: Rest!

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