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MAY 2013 Racing Thread (Read 74 times)

    May 5 - Harris Jacobs Dream Run (5K)

    May 11 - S.M.I.L.E. 5K Run

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


    Barking Mad To Run

      5/4  - PODER 5K, San Antonio -  Goal: Have fun

      5/5 - Cornyval 5K, Helotoes;  Goal:  Have Fun

      5/11 - Jon's Stroll 5K, San Antonio - Goal: Have fun; and a moment of silence for my lost son

      5/19 - Deutshen Fest 5K Pfun Run, Pflugerville TX;  Goal:  Have Fun

      5/25 - Doggie Dash 5K in the morning, Schertz TX;  Get Up and Glow 5K in the evening, Selma TX; Goal: Have fun.

      "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt



        It will also be my first marathon in over 18 years, my last one being a DNF due to stomach cramps. The last marathon I finished was in 1981 so this wil be a huge PW for me regardless of how well I run. I estimate it will be my slowest by more than 90 minutes and possibly by as much as 2 hours if the temps and humidity are bad.


        Geez man, don't sound so excited.  You are climbing new mountains now so it's okay, or as SRL would say; gonna be alright.


        Super B****

          5/5 -- Long Island Half Marathon... ideally 1:45, AT LEAST sub-1:50

          chasing 5:59


          because i never shut up ... i blog

          100K or Bust


            Geez man, don't sound so excited.  You are climbing new mountains now so it's okay, or as SRL would say; gonna be alright.

            I'm actually kind of amused at the prospect because it's so antithetical to most people's anticipation of an upcoming marathon. My slowest marathon was a bit of a disaster back in 1978 when I ran 3:31:08, a time most runners here would probably envy.

            2017 Goals: for races not to be exercises in futility


            hop, hop, hop...

              5/19 - Break for the Lake 5K  (<27:40)

              MM #8764 / HF #6535 / Double Agent #668

              PRs: 5K - 27:43, 10K - 57:14, HM - 2:06:18, FM - 5:22:42

              ~How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were supposed to be?~

                May 11th- Hog Hustle 5k- Finish first out of the Largo High Cross Country team.


                I know this next one is off topic, as it's not mine, but:


                May 11th- crazyrunninglady- Cleveland Marathon- Finish sub- four (and yet she refuses to believe me...Roll eyes).

                  hog4life, (Mitch)


                  May 4th

                  Decatur Steeple Chase 8k

                  This is my 4th year running this one, it was my very first race, hope to beat last year's time of 39:36 .


                  May 27th

                  Cotton Row 10k(registered), and maybe the 5k(not registered yet). My goal is to beat last year's time of 55:04, ultimately hope to break 49:30 in the 10k. If I do the 5k, it will be for fun or maybe to pace a forumite.


                  Also have a FE planned.


                  Finished the Steeple Chase 8k in 40:57 which was good for 2nd in AG. The weather was terrible, rain and 42 degrees, this made me ditch my original goals and just finish so I could go home. Last year's time of 39:36 was 6th in AG, so all the fast old guys stayed home today.


                  Super B****

                    Reporting back... 1:44:49!

                    chasing 5:59


                    because i never shut up ... i blog

                      Me: 5/26 - Boston's Run to Remember Half-Marathon, 2:00:00 or less

                        Reporting back for my 5/5 - Flying pig 26.2 - 5:35. here is a report with pictures.



                        ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

                        “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”




                        Skirt Runner

                          Reporting back on 5/5 5K... 28:16, a PR! Though I apparently suck at stopping my Garmin because I wrote the RR thinking I just missed the PR, doh!

                          PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)     Full- 5:55:33 (11/1/15)


                          I started a blog about running :) Check it out if you care to

                            I'm also here to report back, but I see you've already updated. Thanks flarunner.


                            Wickedly Average

                              5/11 - 'King of the Mountain' 4 mile race on Lookout Mountain, TN.

                              Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

                              5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31,  15K - 1:20:55,   HM - 1:54:54



                                05-04-2013 - FreeSoul87 - Newburgh Rivertown Trail 5k - sub 8 min/mile or close

                                Update: Time - 25:26 minutes - 8:12 min/mile and I won 1st place in my age group

                                05-11-2013 - FreeSoul87 - 5k on the Runway - sub 8 min/mile, basically to beat last weekend's PR.

                                *Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*


                                5k - 24:15 (7:49 min/mile pace) 

                                10k - 51:47 (8:16 min/mile pace)

                                15k -1:18:09 (8:24 min/mile pace)

                                13.1 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)

                                26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10