What a great race, Run Muppy! Thank goodness you found a back-up race to run, and look how well you did: a 5 minute PR???? WOOT! That's huge!!!! Congratulations, my fellow Pavement Pounder - you've got some speed there!!!!
My guess is that if you ran a race that didn't sell out, you probably had a better race day experience. I'm not a fan of the huge races personally. A PR is always a good thing.
Short term goal: 2:59:59 (November, 2013)
Mid term goal: Any race over 80% of top AG standard
Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life. (I started running at age 45).
Jess runs for bacon
Glad to hear it went well! I wish I had thought about doing this race, it's not too terribly far from me and sounds like it was fun! Couldn't beat that weather for December. Congrats on the PR!!!!
Only 5ks for a while!
What a nice report! Congratulations on the new PR. Can't believe you trained for a race & forgot to sign up for it, but wow, you sure made up for it. Glad you found this race, and did so well. Hope you're recuperating well. (and I'm one of those weirdos who thank the volunteers, too. I think it's awesome that they give of their time, so that we may have these moments.)
All young people feel boxed in, but what you do with the wiggle room that you have, will define who you become.
Great job on the PR. I'm glad it went well. I really want to run this next year.
5k - 25:15 (11/18/12)
HM - 2:06:12 (3/24/13)
Everything you need is already inside. [[Bill Bowerman]]
Great job! Glad Hospital Hill wasn't too much trouble for you. I ran this the past 2 years, but skipped it this year. For some reason, I just found it kind of boring but maybe it's just the blahs of December that make it seem that way. The part of the course just after the stairs (or before on your way back) is the canal that was part of the Union Army's approach when they captured Fredericksburg. Come back in the Spring for the Marine Corps Historic Half. It starts and ends at around the same place as the BG, but the course is a little more interesting.
Congrats. Great job!
Sounds like a fun event too. I think you got lucky in choosing this one as Alternative # 2. Glad it worked out.
DamarisMarathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
PRs: 24:57 (5K); 51:25 (10K); 42:46 (5 Miles); 2:04:31 (HM); 4:34:09 (Marathon); 8:00 (Trail 50K)
Next: San Francisco Marathon * Chicago Marathon * MCM * Ft. Myers Beach Marathon * Philadelphia Marathon * Space Coast Marathon * WPB Marathon
Damaris Runs with Asthma
Very nice job! Congrats on the pr!
Great race, and fabulous new PR!! Congrats!
But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.
Barking Mad To Run
Wow, nice, a PR on this course over the flat one you did earlier, great progress in your running! Congrats on your half and the PR!
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