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IMS 5K RR, sub-20, PR, AG, you name it, it's in here! :) (Read 116 times)

GinnyinPA


    Terrific time.  It will be interesting to see what the next year brings for you.


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      Thanks Di!

       

      Thanks Jimmy!

       

      Thanks Basya!

       

      Thanks B-Plus! You are right about that, it's definitely a tough race to run perfectly. I'll let you know if I figure out the secret. Smile

       

      Thanks Kristin!  Wow, it just hit me, this is my first top 10 finish. Big grin

       

      Thanks SIAR! It's a nice confidence boost knowing that a PR is pretty much in the bag. I'm looking forward to working on my focus and seeing how far I can push myself.

       

      Thanks Bruce! I agree, it's important for new runner like us to try to take something away from each race, even if it's just a simple logistical tip, like what to pack or how early to get there, etc.

       

      Thanks Hilary! Of course the next goal has already been set. lol Might have to wait until the fall to get there, not sure what kind of speed I'll be able to hold in the heat, but I do have a 5k in June and July, so I'll give it my best and see what happens.

       

      Thanks Ginny! I am really looking forward to the next year, should be fun. There's some pretty fast 40+ guys in this area, so I've got my work cut out for me before I age up. Smile

      -Dave

      My running blog

      2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

        dave- way to go man.

        ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

        “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

         

        Tomas


        Mmmmm...beer

          Thanks Tomas! Smile

          -Dave

          My running blog

          2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

          Awood_Runner


          Smaller By The Day

            Huge milestone!  Dave, I think it's awesome that you're milking every ounce of speed from these easy runs as you can.  Some day I'm sure it will plateau, and you'll have an entire arsenal of new speedwork to try.  I'm sure there are some local runners that are going to get sick of seeing you in the future...LOL  Congrats!

            Improvements

            Weight 100 pounds lost

            5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

            10K 48:59 April 2013

            HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

            MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

            scappodaqui


            rather be sprinting

              DUDE!  AWESOME!  Welcome to the sub-20 club.  It does tend to make the lay person stare when you say you run a 5k in "19Tight lippedx" (since, you know, most lay people will go run them in 30 and change).  NOT that there's anything wrong with that, it's just neat to brag.  Plus for the time you've been running, you can probably count on an even faster time next race.  The mental game is tough, but takes practice just like the physical... it'll get there.  Cheers.

              PRs: 5k 19:25, mile 5:38, HM 1:30:56

              Lifting PRs: back squat 176 lb

              scottydawg


              Barking Mad To Run

                What Sarah said...you are so freaking fast!  Your times always amaze me!  Congrats on the PR and the AG award!

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


                Mmmmm...beer

                  Thanks Awood!  There is already one runner who is now in my crosshairs, the guy that took 1st in my AG with a 19:04.  He's also doing the Grand Prix points series in my running club, and right now he's ahead of me by 15 points!  I'm hoping that his 19:04 is the peak of his abilities and that he's not still improving like me. LOL

                   

                  Thanks scap!  It's definitely a good club to be in, and there's a certain something about crossing that line and going from 2xTight lippedx to 19Tight lippedx.  I feel like sub-19 should be pretty doable, beyond that we'll just have to see. Smile

                   

                  Thanks Scotty!

                  -Dave

                  My running blog

                  2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M


                     

                    Mile 2:  The pack that took off ahead of me starts dropping one by one as I cruise past them

                     

                    Great job, D^2.  It is really fun when those rabbits drop, I'll never know why they take off like Usain Bolt at a totally unsustainable pace.

                     

                    You did this without any speedwork??  Wow, you might be a sub 18 guy if you start doing some Smile


                    Mmmmm...beer

                       

                      Great job, D^2.  It is really fun when those rabbits drop, I'll never know why they take off like Usain Bolt at a totally unsustainable pace.

                       

                      You did this without any speedwork??  Wow, you might be a sub 18 guy if you start doing some Smile

                       

                      Thanks!  I just have to remember to not chase them and I'll be ok. Smile  Yup, still no speed work, looking forward to seeing what I can do with some more focused training.

                      -Dave

                      My running blog

                      2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M


                      Bad Ass

                        Nice job, considering the no speedwork.

                         

                         

                        Thanks!  I just have to remember to not chase them and I'll be ok. Smile  Yup, still no speed work, looking forward to seeing what I can do with some more focused training.

                        Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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