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  • ALatteCrazy Pro 105 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    60. Jun 19, 2011 10:01 PM (in response to cy11)
    Re: Sub-20 minute 5K 2011 - who's with me?

    I wish! My best 5K thus far is 24:10 and I would just like to get it under 24... maybe 23 if I'm lucky lol. Typically I don't run 7 min avg miles.... 7:30 is POSSIBLE. I usually run more mileage than a 5K so I avg more like 8:15-9:15 depending on the course and the day. I'm in the process of thinking I may not run 5Ks, maybe just 10Ks, long distance relays, and half marathons so maybe I'll toss in a 5K once or twice a year just to test whether my training is making me faster or not. I kinda like enjoying my runs, so running a LOT faster isn't first on my list. I figure it should come with time as I keep running and training.


    Ontario Mills 10K Jan 21st 2012 - 49:32 3rd place women (PR)

    ARMC 5K March 10th 2012 - 23:02 1st place AG women (PR)

    SoCal Ragnar April 19-20 2012 Huntington Beach to Coronado Island - 24.5 miles total, 8:30 avg

    RoC Race Del Mar May 19th 2012 38:28 8th for div

    Fontana Days Half Marathon - June 2nd 2012 - 1:37 PR!!!! (1:48 in 2011)

    Wasastchback Ragnar June 15-16th 2012 Logan to Park City UT - TBA!

    Mojave Narrows Half - June 30th 2012 - TBA!

    Rockin the Desert Mud run - August 25th 2012 - TBA!

    Red Rock Relay - Sept 7-8th 2012 - Brian's Head to Zion UT - TBA!

    St George Marathon - Oct 6th 2012

    Las Vegas Ragnar - Nov 9-10th 2012

  • akaerock Pro 120 posts since
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    61. Jun 22, 2011 6:28 AM (in response to cy11)
    Re: Sub-20 minute 5K 2011 - who's with me?

    This is my 2nd Season running and I just broke the sub 2 mark.  Im expecting to break sub 21 next year. It would be awesome if I can break sub 20 for the 5k but Id rather get a sub-4 for a marathon or better yet a sub-3:30 for my marathon times.


    At age 40 I doubt I will ever see sub-20, but I will definitely work my *** off to make an attempt.

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  • JasonCR Pro 70 posts since
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    62. Jul 20, 2011 6:10 PM (in response to cy11)
    Re: Sub-20 minute 5K 2011 - who's with me?

    Does 5K on a treadmill under 20 minutes count, or does it have to be during an event?  Thinking to try this soon on a 'mill measured to be fairly accurate.  Update: yay, 19:56.3 today -- now to do the same at next November's 5K Turkey Trot at work ...

    Just Do It!

  • Terranss Legend 268 posts since
    Feb 14, 2011
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    63. Jul 22, 2011 1:48 PM (in response to JasonCR)
    Re: Sub-20 minute 5K 2011 - who's with me?

    I hope we can keep this thread alive--this is a great way to keep motivated as we all chase down our PR's!  My last 5K was 20:17 in June, and I was kind of frustrated that I didn't have a good kick at the end to push me through.  I spent a lot of time thinking about how I could have knocked off those last 17 seconds... but it will happen eventually, though!  Next 5K isn't until October, so there's plenty of time to improve.  Good luck to the 20 minute-chasers out there!

  • taylor007 Pro 88 posts since
    Nov 15, 2010
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    64. Jul 22, 2011 7:11 PM (in response to cy11)
    Re: Sub-20 minute 5K 2011 - who's with me?

    Good luck to all those running races this weekend. I am finally out running again after a 2 month layoff. I will be running my first race in aug. I will be aiming to rebreak 20min. I found the biggest drops in time came after I started doing longer runs.

    5k- 18.17(12/11) - 5m- 32.12(12/11) - 10k- 39.58(12/11) - 13.1- 1:27:42(12/11)

    9/11/11 - I did a green run 5k - 20.00

    10/22/11 - YMCA 5k - 19.38

    11/24/11 - Mesa Turkey trot 10k - 55.36 (PR) (backwards)

    12/4/11 - Fiesta Bowl HM - 1.27.42 (PR)

    12/10/11 - Sally's Run 5k - 18.17 (PR)

    1/7/12 - Run, walk, roll 5k - 18.53

    1/15/12 - PF Changs HM - 2.10.27(PR) (backwards)

    2/12/12 - Runners Den 5 & 10 - 18.24

    2/12/12 - Parkinsons 5k - 19.24

    3/3/12 - Ryan House 5k - 18.21

    3/10/12 - Fight Childrens Cancer 5k - 18.21


    3/17/12 - Kiss me Im Irish 8k

    4/1/11 - Carlsbad 5000

  • mdv483 Amateur 26 posts since
    Jun 3, 2008
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    65. Aug 6, 2011 10:41 PM (in response to cy11)
    Re: Sub-20 minute 5K 2011 - who's with me?

    After being injured for most of the first part of the year and now the extremely hot weather here in Alabama, I believe I'll focus on speedwork next year.  It's now less than 18 weeks until my marathon and after 5ks the next two weeks, I'll be focusing almost 100% toward the marathon.  I actually regressed last weekend at the midnight run, when I ran a 24:24.  What's worse is that the course was 0.1 mile short.  However, my 5-mile training run on Tuesday morning was 40:09.  Not sure how a 5-mile practice run was a faster pace than my 5k race, but I'm just glad I got my speed back.  Maybe 2012 will be my speed year...


    5k-Russellville Rat Race,Russellville, AL (5/1/10) 22:18

    10k-Hueytown, Hueytown, AL (10/2/10) 47:52

    1/2 Marathon-Mercedes Birmingham, AL (2/13/11) 1:48:36

    Marathon-St. Jude, Memphis, TN (12/4/10) 4:30:26

    Upcoming races:

    Cullman midnight run-Friday night-8/12

    Russellville Watermelon 5k-8/20

    Florence UCP 1/2 marathon-10/29

    Birmingham Marathon - 11/20 (walk/run combo)

    St. Jude Marathon - 12/3

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