Great job! Every race is definitely a learning experience, even for the faster folks. Congrats for sticking with it and continuing to work hard and improve, keep it up!
Also, I miss Denver, used to live in Aurora.
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Goals | sub-4 trail 50k | complete first 100 miler without dying
You're doing great. You are progressing and seem to really enjoy it. Congratulations on your race!
The Mildest Nihilist
So at this race you now that you gave it everything you had, and now you can lay to rest any doubt you have about your turkey trot! Congratulations on running a good race!
PRs: 5K: 25:31 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02 / FM: 4:45:55
This was a lovely race report. I'm so glad you've overcome so much, and continue to work on your health. Many of us are not the speed demons that others are. In fact I've been running for years, and most everyone here can out run me. But, I can tell you that if you keep it up, you will get stronger and healthier. Congratulations to you and thank you for writing this report.
"We do not become the people who this world needs simply by turning our backs on anyone we don’t like, trust, or deem healthy enough to be in our presence. " ---- Shasta Nelson
Congrats, Kris - both on the race and on overcoming cancer! Keep up the great work!
But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.
Congratulations on the great finish time! You are a fighter and a champion!
PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013
Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013
18 marathons, 18 BQs since 2010
Nice job, Kris!
I AM running!!!
The mircle isn't that I finished. The mircle is that I had the courage to start.
~ John Bingham
Barking Mad To Run
You have overcome a lot to be where you are now and you are doing great! I bet you will continue to improve on those PRs and times, sounds like you are very motivated. Congrats on your races and your running progress!
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt
Congrats on a great race! You've overcome a lot to get where you are and you should be SO proud of your progress!
Bless your heart.
Congratulations, Kris! You are such a fighter, battling back from thyroid cancer to where you are today. In your race, you ran a great time even though you went out too fast and had to do a bit of walking. Heck, you PRd again, right??? In every race, you are moving in the right direction. That's huge! Keep up the great work!
I haven't posted a race report before because I felt like maybe I wasn't a real runner yet, or maybe I was still too new to really have anything to offer to anyone reading, or maybe I was so slow that what I thought was a big deal really wasn't to anyone else. Thing is, I can't possibly be the only person learning to love to run. I can't possibly be the only person making great strides in my running ability and having trouble judging what my race pace should be from month to month. If anything, I hope that someone like me reads this and feels a bit of encouragement.
Isn't it funny how posting a race report can give you the same feeling you may have had in a first time race? There's a lot of pressure there.
I posted one today and I think it was my first official race report too. I think it's funny you mentioned no pics too. I always think about that, wondering how everyone has so many race pics all the time.
I was thinking the same thing about not having anything new to offer. But, I think the race reports are helpful to everyone who reads them and I really enjoyed yours today.
Great job and thanks for posting!
Congrats on all the positive progress you've made. There's lots to be learned from every race, and it's a fun (though sometimes painful) process to keep exploring and experimenting. There's also plenty to be taken from others' race reports, regardless of similarities between pace and experience. Thanks for sharing, and good luck as you work towards your next race.
PRs: Marathon (2:49xx; '13) Half (1:24:13; '15) 10k (37:25; '14) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:27; '14)