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: 17:59 5K
Mid term goal: 2:54:59 marathon
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!!!!
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.)
"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
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)
10mi - 1:33:18 (3/2/14)
HM - 2:06:12 (3/24/13)
3/29 - Reston HM
10/17 - Baltimore HM
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.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
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!
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt