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RR - Mebane on the Move 5K ~ How'd I do dat? (Read 64 times)

Little Blue


Grand Master for a day

    Today I ran in a small 5K in Mebane, NC.  I had done this race with my SIL two years ago.  Recently she realized that, with our current abilities, we could have won awards in our age group last year.  Good enough for us, let's register.
     

    It was a perfect morning for a race, clear and maybe 60 degrees.  The course is rolling hills, nothing major.  I've had a recurrence of my breathing issues from the Spring, so I was just hoping to do well, maybe PR.  And maybe place in my AG. Blush  I ran by feel, pushing hard enough that it was work, but still trying to breathe occasionally.  My legs held out well, breathing was ragged by the end.

     

    Well.

     

    Not only did I place in my age group, I won Grand Master Female, which I have never heard of, but apparently I came in first of all females age 50+.  OK, there were only 8 others, but still.  I finished in 27:47 according to my Garmin, which was 35th place out of 120 runners.

     

     

    Best of all, I won $40!!

    I'm told that makes me a professional runner.  Big grin

      Congratulations on your achievement!  Now, you have money to burn in your purse.    Big grin

      “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot

      LRB


      Dreamer

        $40 bucks is a nice haul for racin', and you are a Grand Masters Champion, word!

         

        Way to run to your abilities!

         

        How'd the SIL do? And seeing how it was her idea, did you cut her in on the booty?

        "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."


        delicate flower

          WOO HOO, that's awesome!  Of course I trust you'll report those winnings on your tax return next year....

          roboknee.


          Antipodean

            Congrats on the scoop! Enjoy spending.

            Julie

             

            PRs:  1 mile  6:57  //  5k   24:12  //  5 mile  39:32*  //  10k   49.10*   //  Half  1:52:18

             

            * courses slightly short

             

            "It's not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves."

            ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

              Congrats Little Blue!

               

              Cash is the best kind of prize.

                Congrats on the masters and cha ching!

                Little Blue


                Grand Master for a day

                  Thanks everybody!

                   

                  SIL (and her DH) finished, but she didn't do as well as she had hoped.  I sorta shared the booty.  I let her be excited for me, and buy me breakfast. Smile

                   

                  Of COURSE I will declare it on my taxes.  After I deduct the cost of the race.


                  LimpingBehind.com

                    Damn, $40!!  That's pretty sweet!  Congrats Big grin

                     Want a discount code for the San Francisco marathon?  Message me :)

                    redrum


                    Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

                      You've been paid!  It's now official........BEER'S ON YOU!!

                       

                      Big grin

                       

                      Great job!

                       

                      P. S.  How did the 27:47 correlate to your PR???

                       Randy

                      Little Blue


                      Grand Master for a day

                        You've been paid!  It's now official........BEER'S ON YOU!!

                         

                        Big grin

                         

                        Great job!

                         

                        P. S.  How did the 27:47 correlate to your PR???

                         

                        Previous PR was 28:38.  Set on a flat course with a HUGE hill in the middle.  (Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk, if you're familiar.)

                        LRB


                        Dreamer

                          Previous PR was 28:38. 

                           

                          Winning!  Keep that booty for yourself!

                          "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."


                          Bad Ass

                            Congrats!

                            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                            Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

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                            happylily


                              Hail to the Grand Master Female! :-)

                               

                              The course is rolling hills, nothing major.  I've had a recurrence of my breathing issues from the Spring, so I was just hoping to do well, maybe PR. And maybe place in my AG. Blush 

                               


                              Just hoping for little things, right? Big grin Congratulations! You did awesome and I'm glad your wishes came true!

                              PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                                      Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                              3 years, 13 marathons, 13 BQs     


                              Miles to go

                                Congratulations on your win and in winning actual money, too!  In a small race, it can be tough to hold race focus and pace throughout, so don't discount your accomplishment. Smile

                                PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

                                Upcoming: HM 4/13

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