April, awesome pic. Huge grats on the PR. I'm so glad for you.
PRs: Marathon (2:49xx; '13) Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)
I enjoyed reading through your RR and a big congrats to you on the PR! I don't know what it is about AG shifts, but there always seems to be the fastest people in mine as well - There's a local HM that I had thought about running (but didn't work out in my training plan) and in my 45-49 bracket there were 5 in the top 10 overall ... 3 with sub 1:35 times!
Train smart ... race smarter.
Brava, AprilRunner! Great cause.
Lynne's Kids 5K 11/22/12 - 25:22
Jerusalem Marathon 03/01/13 - 4:53:34
Cambridge CityRun 5-Miler 04/07/13 - 42:21 (8:36.9 improvement over 2012)
Boston's Run to Remember Half-Marathon 05/26/13 - 2:10:48
Newton 10K 06/02/13 - 57:01.9 (9:12.1 improvement over 2012)
B.A.A. 10K 06/23/13 - 1:03:24
Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA Firecracker 4 07/04/13 - 45:24
Weston 5-Miler 07/18/13 - 52:16.6
Mass Ave Mile 07/21/13 - 8:07
B.A.A. Half-Marathon 10/13/13 - 2:13:54
Bill's Pizzeria 5K 10/27/13 - 27:53
Fattman Chilly Cup Half-Marathon 11/10/13 - 2:28:39
Marine Corps Marathon 10/26/2014
Good for you, you have been working your butt off and it's paying off!
"Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."
YAYpril - B-Plus
Mitch, Gus, Robert, Damaris, Scott, redrum, Scotty, Shirfan, Dave, Luke, Basya, Rick, thanks!!
SIAR, I like to think that I'd have been able to at least hold the magic "around 9mm" pace, but I really don't know. I was pretty spent, but that hill kinda killed me too. Thanks for your kind words.
Bruce, Thanks, and I know, people are crazy! I have a friend in his 50's who runs around a 1:40 HM. My only solace is in the fact that by the time I'm 50 (when the ladies slow back down) I SHOULD be nailing some AG awards, since by then I'll have been running for over 20 years.
That is such a fantastic picture of you! Congratulations on your great finish time and PR! Keep on training smart like you have been doing and I predict a whole season of PRs for you!
PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013
Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013
3 years, 13 marathons, 13 BQs
I race in SparkleSkirts
Amazing job April!!! Congrats! And what a great cause! I work with children with special needs, so it is really amazing to know a race like this exists!
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- 2:21:47 (10/12/13)
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Way to go, April. It feels great to pr!! Even better, the bright orange shirt is awesome.
Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr
Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May
Solid improvement on your 10K time, April! Nicely done. I hate it when hills pop up out of nowhere.
Great job April, and an awesome pic to boot!
2014 Goals | sub-19 5k | sub-1:26 HM | BQ done!
Thanks, you guys. Truly.
Official results were posted!
Gun time: 56:06 (I'll take it)
F Overall: 21/54
5th 30-39 overall finished just over a minute ahead of me. The list went: F33, M47, M45, F33, F35, F32, and then me, LOL.
I smell an AG award in your near future! Congratulations on a great time in race with such a worthy cause. Nice picture too!
Don’t work harder than you can breathe,and you’ll never get out of breath.-- Johnny Nuguyen