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1st place AG, 5+ minute PR Jingle Bell 5K RR (Read 329 times)

    Awesome, Dave!!! Congratulations!

    Jen2011


      Congrats, Dave!  So happy for you!

       

      And, that sub-20 will just be even better at your next 5K!

      Jen

       

      Upcoming races:

      Covenant Health Knoxville 5K 4/7/13 (and cheering on DH for his 1st Marathon!!)

      Rock and Roll Chicago Half Marathon 7/21/13

      Tower of Terror Ten Miler 10/5/13

      So_Im_a_Runner


      Go figure

        Wow, great job with the big changes you've made to get you to where you're at now.  You're right that some more solid pacing and less traffic in front of you, you will definitely have you sub-20 in short order.  We just got a new running store in town and I've loved doing group runs with them...I hope you have the same experience joining your running group.  Speed work with company is definitely a welcomed change.  Congrats on the AG win.

        PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)

        lilac_jive


        Jess runs for bacon

          Congratulations!!!

           

          www.backuprunner.net

            Dave, congrats on the big PR and AG win!
            Dan_The_CPA


            5K Specialist

              Impressive time Dave. You are getting very fast.

              Personal Bests:

              800M - 2:38 (5/28/13) | 1 Mile -5:54 (5/28/13) | 3K - 11:55 (12/29/12) | 2M - 13:00 (12/1/12) | 5K - 20:00 (4/12/13) | 13.1M - 1:37:24 (2/3/13)

              Jack K.


              I love sponge cake.

                Awesome race, D2.  That PR is very impressive, though with all the miles you put in, it is definitely not a surprise. I can't imagine you as a former fat guy!!  Well done!!

                  Way to go, Dave! You have made so much progress in your short amount of time running! The personal changes you have gone through are even more impressive. Congratulations! 

                  Steph 

                   

                  “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” John Burroughs


                  Sloooow.

                    Congratulations on your AG! You're a super speedy guy Smile

                    Luke79


                      Awesome!  It sounds like you made a name for yourself on the local scene.

                       

                      185 eh?  How tall are you?  I'm 6'2" 185, but your legs are thicker.  You look fitter than me.

                       

                      Grats man.

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      runmomto3boys


                        A 5+ minute PR in a 5K is freaking INSANE!!!!!  You are a BEAST D2!!  Congratulations on the AG win as well.  Awesome! 

                        kbrks


                          Awesome job and awesome time! More speed work + lining up toward front +pacing = SMASHING 20.


                          Mmmmm...beer

                            Thanks so much Mickey! 

                             

                            Thanks Jen, I'm actually thinking about another one in a couple of weeks lol

                             

                            SIAR, I definitely need to do some speedwork, right now all I do are easy runs, so I'm looking to add some intervals and tempos.  I've done all my running solo, so we'll see how it goes with a group.

                             

                            Thanks Jessica, Mitch & Dan! Smile

                             

                            Thanks Steph!  I agree, I like the AG award, but the fact that I ran it wearing size Medium shorts and short is the best part! Smile

                             

                            Luke, I'm 6' even, and yup, I have tree trunks for legs, 24" thighs & 17.5" calves.  I've always had muscular legs, even when I was big, now I'm just putting them to good use. lol

                             

                            Thanks Coralie!

                             

                            RMTB, I should probably mention that my June 5K was only two months after I started running, so I've logged a lot of miles since then.  I guess from now on I'll have to be happy with the normal process of chipping away at my PR. lol

                             

                            kbrks, thanks, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what some speed work can do for me.

                             

                            Jack, here you go, my last before/after.  I'm about 10lbs lighter than that after pic, so pretty much look the same, just getting some more definition.  

                             

                            -Dave

                            My running blog

                            2015 Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-37 10k | sub-1:23 HM | sub-4 trail 50k

                            Pinktastic


                              Congrats, Dave!!  Great job!!  All the hard work you've been putting in is paying HUGE dividends!!  Looking forward to your next 5K where you report that sub 20 you're seeking!

                              But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.

                              LRB


                              Dreamer

                                That's an incredible transformation!  Now you're out there winning races.  Wow!

                                Know thyself

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