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**Updated with results in OP** This girl is on fire! (5k RR w/ pics and a PR) (Read 689 times)


Chief Unicorn Officer

    Nice job, great negative splits!

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


    levitation specialist

      Woot! Great job mama!

      Caffine and good food always keeps my migraines at bay. When you exert yourself, it's even harder to maintain that fragile balance of normal. Looks like you did a great job!


        Congrats on the PR!  Is this your first time breaking 30:00?  WTG either way!  


        You might want to watch out with the ibuprofen.   There is some concern with runners using it, though I think that has to do more with using it very regularly or using it combined with long, difficult efforts (ie marathon-length stuff).  If I feel something migraney coming on I usually do carbs+protein+salt+caffeine+excedrin and something in there seems to usually shake it off.  Glad that you avoided the migraine, though!

        Up next: Front Runners New York LGBT Pride 5-mile  06/28 |  NYRR Team Championships: Women (5M) 08/02

        Goal race: NYCRUNS Haunted Island 10K 10/25


          Grats Kay.  I hope you've conquered the migraine issue finally.


          Oh, and on fiyah!







            Great job Kay!! Smile


            My running blog

            Goals | sub-4 trail 50k | complete first 100 miler without dying

              Standing O for Kay! Ovation that is. The super strong finish is amazing. Keep it up!

              Woo!!!!! Hoo!!!!!!




              Squidward Bike Rider

                Sub-30!  Awesome job!

                Susan,Queen of the Crocs

                  Great job, Kay!  Congrat's on the PR.  I'm so happy that you didn't get a migraine this time.  Hopefully you've figured out the combination that will keep those headaches away!

                  Stop N Go

                    Great job!  Nice splits and great report!

                    5k PR Oct 2012 - 23:20

                    5k Goal 2013 - 21:5x



                      Great job!



                      2013 Goals: (1) Sub-30 5k; (2) first marathon; (3) 1500 miles logged; and (4) 14 races total.


                      Upcoming Races: (1) 5/18- Viola Valley Half Marathon; (2) 6/9- Ann Arbor Half Marathon; (3) 7/4- Music City 10k; (4) 8/10- Granville Irish Half Marathon; (5) 9/22- Bluegrass Half Marathon; (6) 10/6- Music City Half Marathon; and (7) 10/20- Detroit Free Press Marathon.



                        Thanks for mentioning it.  I drank coffee yesterday but it didn't help.  Maybe I needed more shots from Starbucks?

                        Migraines are a direct side effect of caffeine withdrawals.  A sudden drop in caffeine consumption, or sporadic use (drinking coffee all week at work but not on the weekends) can trigger them.


                        So while you will start drinking coffee again Monday morning, it may take two days before the headaches to stop.  So you get Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of no headaches, only to repeat the vicious cycle starting all over again Saturday morning.


                        Not many people know this so you never pay attention to how much coffee you drink, when you drink it or more importantly, when you stop.  Look it up, it's real.

                        The glass is half-full has wine in it. Same difference.


                          Still no migraine. I think I'm more happy about that than the actual race, PR and all. I can't tell you what a relief it is!

                          Do you even run?

                            You hit the trifecta!  Negative splits, a new PR, and some new gal pals.  Good job!  Glad you had an awesome experience.

                            “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot

                            Brock Landers

                              Hey, already Sub 30. Good job, KPS. Now go gift me a land permit and shit. 

                                Nice work on the new PR, Kay!