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I won an age group award! (Read 1160 times)

    Ok, so it was 3rd, and I am not entirely sure there were many more women than that in the race in my age group, but I am still excited. This was just the 2nd 5K I have ran. I wanted to break 30:00 minutes, and I didn't Cry But, now I just have to find another 5K, I guess. I know in the overall scheme of running, this is not monumental, but it just makes all that daily running mean something.
      THEY ALL COUNT! Wink
      I'm condemned by a society that demands success when all I can offer is failure. -Max Bialystock
        Not monumental!? Hey, celebrate it!! That's awesome!! Congrats. Smile
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          Well, see, it all depends on who you are talking to. With the people who are full of themselves I just mention that I was first in my age group in two of my four marathons this year. With the people who aren't I add that I was the only one in my age group. The first marathon I did last year lumped all the age 65 and over people into the same age group. I was second in age group for that one and the person who was first was 81 years old and came in a good hour ahead of me. I wanna be like her when I'm that age.

          Marathon Maniac #991 Half Fanatic #58 Double Agent #22  It's a perfect day and I feel great!

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          rectumdamnnearkilledem

            I won my first and only AG award back in March. 3/7. But, still...I beat 4 people my age. Some who have maybe been running for decades. It's still awesome, no matter how you slice it--especially since this was only your 2nd race. Smile

            '20 Goals:

            Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

             

            Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

            remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                 ~ Sarah Kay

              Well, see, it all depends on who you are talking to. With the people who are full of themselves I just mention that I was first in my age group in two of my four marathons this year. With the people who aren't I add that I was the only one in my age group. The first marathon I did last year lumped all the age 65 and over people into the same age group. I was second in age group for that one and the person who was first was 81 years old and came in a good hour ahead of me. I wanna be like her when I'm that age.
              Wow, you should be so proud of that. I just dream of finishing a half marathon. I cannot imagine the elation of finishing a marathon. Congrats on finishing four and all the age group awards!!
              Roses Revenge


                Thanks! It's actually seven since 10/2006 and four this year. And I'll freely admit that I walk more than I run. I probably won't do another one until April, but am registered for a half in January to find out if my transition plan from walking to running is working.

                Marathon Maniac #991 Half Fanatic #58 Double Agent #22  It's a perfect day and I feel great!

                  I won my first and only AG award back in March. 3/7. But, still...I beat 4 people my age. Some who have maybe been running for decades. It's still awesome, no matter how you slice it--especially since this was only your 2nd race. Smile
                  I bet you have many more AG awards in your future. I glance at your log frequently because I think we have a lot in common. I often use your log as inspiration. I am extremely impressed with your progress in such a short time.
                    We all got to start somewhere. And that's a good one. Reach higher and, stay after it. Yes

                    Ricky

                    —our ability to perform up to our physiological potential in a race is determined by whether or not we truly psychologically believe that what we are attempting is realistic. Anton Krupicka

                      Thanks! It's actually seven since 10/2006 and four this year. And I'll freely admit that I walk more than I run. I probably won't do another one until April, but am registered for a half in January to find out if my transition plan from walking to running is working.
                      I will be anxious for the results to see how you do. I bet you will surprise yourself in January. There is no shame in walking. I used to think there was, but yesterday during the 5K, we had a strong headwind the last mile, and I had gone out way too fast, so I walked a little on that stretch. I think it helped my overall time rather than hurt it because I was still able to finish strong. If I had ran it all into the wind, I think my finish would have been less than stellar, and my family was waiting at the finish line. I wanted that part to be good! I am registerd for a 10K type event next Sunday (they call it a quarter marathon here, but this race is the only one to use that term--it is 6.55 miles, I think), and I plan to walk a little every mile. I am becoming more and more of a believer in the walk/run philosophy.
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                      rectumdamnnearkilledem

                        I bet you have many more AG awards in your future. I glance at your log frequently because I think we have a lot in common. I often use your log as inspiration. I am extremely impressed with your progress in such a short time.
                        Thanks, Jeanne! I must say, it's great to be 35! Big grin

                        '20 Goals:

                        Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

                         

                        Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                        remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                             ~ Sarah Kay

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                        Old, Slow, Happy

                          Ok, so it was 3rd, and I am not entirely sure there were many more women than that in the race in my age group, but I am still excited. This was just the 2nd 5K I have ran. I wanted to break 30:00 minutes, and I didn't Cry But, now I just have to find another 5K, I guess. I know in the overall scheme of running, this is not monumental, but it just makes all that daily running mean something.
                          It sounds monumental to me. I didn't actually win anything until this year. It was a small race in my hometown. I won the 50 and over age group. There were three of us and I blew away the other two. It's fun to earn a medal other than a finisher medal. Way To Go!!!! and Here's to many more!! Smile


                          Non ducor, duco.

                            Yea! That is pretty good for a Sooner! Wink Seriously, congrats!
                              That is awesome, truly awesome! AG award?!? You ROCK!
                                I know in the overall scheme of running, this is not monumental, but it just makes all that daily running mean something.
                                I disagree with you on this one -- if you got positive recognition, its monumental and you deserve it. So what if your time was not below 30 mins....gives you a goal.....you'll get there... Be happy, be proud...... Smile Big grin Wink Tongue

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