Very short version...
Chip 24:23, OA-83/1119, AG (35-39)-9/79
A friend talked me into signing up for a 5K, it's been since sep since I ran one, so why not....there are free pancakes at the finish.
This AM I awoke to fog, humidity, and blah. 66 degrees with a dewpoint of 64 as measured in my backyard. Had a couple pieces of toast, a banana, then off to the race site.
I warmed up for about 15, got to the line behind all the 15year olds, and was pushed out of the way by a very nice lady packing enough water on her belt and handheld for the field.
I did not get to preview the route. It's a 5K. I was told there was an overpass, actually it was an out-back route over a bridge...325 feet of climbing in a 5K.
Gun went off-I ran, splits as follows:
.1-730 (sharp turn @ finish).
The start was a little bit of a cluster as there was a turn and barricades funneling the runners-good to be up in front, but it did slow me down out of the gate (mostly mentally). If you were past mid-pack it would have been bad.
The bridge climb was ok, not killer, but the backside on the way out was about mile 1, so I knew to conserve on the way back, I wanted sub-24, but with the bridge, I am happy.
Highlight-being dusted by an amputee at halfway.
Overall, fun, good run, plenty of free beer, pizza and pancakes at the end.
It is funny to reflect on some of my 5K times over the past 9 months.
26:27-last PR on labor day, very flat course
30:18-first 5K back in may, flat course, blew up and was vomited on.
Started-5/12, RWOL refugee,5k-24:23 (1/12/13),10K-55:37(9/15/12),HM-1:52:59(3/24/13)
5K (6 total) PR: 28:16 (5/5/13) 10K (2 total) PR: 1:05:02 (5/19/13) 4M (2 total) PR:44:46 (4/7/13) [yet to "race" one of these all-out] HM TBD 10/12/13
Capitol Hill Classic 10K 5/19/13
Baltimore 10 Miler 6/15/13
NY Giants Run of Champions 5K 6/23/13
Goal Race of 2013:
Baltimore Half Marathon 10/12/13
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Nice new PR! You'll go sub-24 very soon!
Mile 5:49 - 5K 20:08 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54
You may be right
Congrats on the new PR. Well. done!
Don't believe everything you think.
Great job and great progress!
5k-25:29 5M-42:27 10K-54:10 1/2 - 1:57:44 FULL - 4:10:48
6 Full Marathons 25 Half Marathons (Not a Fanatic Just crazy)
Nice improvement,especially with the humidity, congrats!
PRs: Marathon (2:56xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (18:31; '11)
Congrats! You ran really well! Thanks for sharing with us!
But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.
Good job on the new PR.
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles ... The credit belongs to the [wo]man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again… and who,…, if [s]he fails, at least [s]he fails while daring greatly, …" Teddy Roosevelt
Wow- you've made great progress in your time! Way to PR, especially on a tough course!
Started C25K Feb. 2012! First 5K 5/1/12 32:00
Current PRs: 5K: 26:03 12/15/12 10K: 58:32 9/23/12
10M: 1:26:15 3/16/13 HM:1:56:00 4/14/13
Don't call me Buttercup!
Nice job! And yay for not being vomited on this time! (Did that really happen to you? I can't imagine how awful that must have been! Eww!)
Slow and steady wins the.... wait a second! I've been lied to!
Hop, hop, hop...
Nice job! I'm sure you'll nail that sub -24 next time!
PRs: 5K - 27:43, HM - 2:06:18, FM - 5:22:42
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~If I was any more open-minded my brain would fall out!~
Awesome time and PR(?)!
Glad you had a nice time, and wooo@ pancakes, pizza and beer at the finish-line!
All young people feel boxed in, but what you do with the wiggle room that you have, will define who you become.
Wow, awesome improvement in a year! Congratulations on a strong PR and geat negative splits. You did great!
PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013
Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013
yes, it was splatter, but I felt it. Not a cool experience.
and to clarify, the amputee was a leg thanks to the middle east mess. The guy was smoking fast. Very cool to see in a race...when you think your sucking wind it kinda puts everything in perspective.
I have never had pancakes and beer at 9 AM....but they were really good.
/thanks for everyones well wishes!
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