Decided to move this over from RWOL:
I hope you don't mind a quick story first [If you want to get to the RR, just scroll down a bit =]:
Race #1: I didn't really start running until this summer when my cousins decided that we would run the Firefly 5k in Chicago all together. So I recompleted C25k. Unfortunately, my cousins didn't really train as well as they could have. So I ran the first ~.75 miles with them, then decided to just run ahead of them. I passed a bunch of people but finished in 30:03, which was 3 seconds above my 30 minute goal. =P. This was on September 15.
Race #2: Decided to do a run at school with one of my friends. Really, really small. I think there were 20ish people? I finished in about 29 minutes. There was a crazy hill in the middle. And since it was a loop that we had to go through twice... We had to go through that hill. Twice. Nice. This was on September 30.
This Race: [The actual RR]: I've tried to sign up for a bunch of different runs with my cousins, but they haven't really been committing to anything. So then I decided I would just sign up for one myself. I was planning on running one this weekend, so last night I checked to see if there were any that were coming up/close by. And then I just decided to do one that was... oh you know, the next morning [today]. Since I hadn't run in almost a week, I went to the local track to do a few quick laps ~2.5 miles. I felt fine, so then I decided that I would definitely do the Turkey Trot.
This morning I got up at 7. On the website, it indicated that there were about 150 bibs left and that registration opened at 7:50 and the race started at 9. Drove over, got there quicker than I thought, and got there right when race-day registration opened. I got a shirt too! [Though now I'm 100% sure that it won't fit... oh well]. Registration went smoothly. I hung out in my car for 30 minutes since it was a bit cold. I contemplated putting on the longsleeve tech shirt they gave me underneath my shirt, but then decided against it.
Got out of my car. Ran a little to warm up. Not too many people around 4-500 maybe. I lined up in the middle. There were a ton of kids running it too.
Race started. Pretty easy going out. The only problem was that since it was on a trail through the woods, it was also open to the public. This meant that a few bikers were also on the trails. Most of them were respectful, though a select few were outright rude as we tried to go around them. Minor complaints though.
It was strange not having someone to run it with, but in the end, I think that just helped me concentrate on the race itself. I was able to pick people to keep up with and eventually pass =]
Times according to Garmin:
Mile 1: 8:58
Mile 2: 8:43
Mile 3: 8:21
For a time of 26:31 and a distance of 3.07
Ahhh! After having run the past month mostly on a treadmill. I was surprised that I killed my PR by that much. This is the first time I've consistently run under 9 minute miles too, which is honestly something I never thought i would do. So overall, fun race, great day. Good decision made on impulse haha.
Thanks for reading =]
Garmin data: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/245697218#
2013 Goals: 1000 Miles | 5k: Sub 25 | HM: Sub 2:00 | 1 Race/Month
Commented this morning, but great job!
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: Chicago Marathon * MCM * NYCM * Ft. Myers Beach Marathon * Space Coast Marathon * WPB Marathon * Disney Marathon * Clearwater Marathon * RnR New Orleans Marathon * A1A Ft. Lauderdale Marathon
Damaris Runs with Asthma
Congrats on the PR.
not lazy, just tired
Wow, congratulations on your PR! Great job - especially since it was on a trail.
Not if it makes sense.
Congrats on the PR! And with negative splits, too! Way to go!
FRNY LGBT Pride Run-- 5 miles-- 06/29 | NYRR Club Team Championships-- 5 miles-- 08/03 | Grete's Great Gallop HM-- 10/06 | NYC Marathon-- 11/03
Congratulations, Tenniskid, that's awesome. Some people tend to do really good training on the tm. Your cousins are like most people--- it takes a while and sometimes numerous tries before running "takes." Glad you've stuck with it, and have found how motivating races can be. Glad you had fun!
I like seeing my friends with their clothes ON!
Great job and congrats on the PR! I'm not sure I could sign up (and do so well) for a race with such little notice.
5k - 25:15 (11/18/12)
HM - 2:06:12 (3/24/13)
Everything you need is already inside. [[Bill Bowerman]]
Feets don't fail me now
Really terrific times - congratulations!
Congrats on the big PR!
Bless your heart.
Congrats on the PR!
5K (6 total) PR: 28:16 (5/5/13) 10K (2 total) PR: 1:05:02 (5/19/13) 4M (3 total) PR:44:46 (4/7/13) [yet to "race" one of these all-out] 10M (1) 1:57:23 (6/15/13) HM TBD 10/12/13
NY Giants Run of Champions 5K 6/23/13
NYC Runs Firecracker 10K 7/4/13
Goal Race of 2013:
Baltimore Half Marathon 10/12/13
Congrats! Keep at it.
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