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Good on you! It's a special kind of joy to be found in the running, no? ...and 4 minutes whacked off your 5K time in one year - super. Keep it up! (the running, the improvement, the deep appreciation)
Barefoot / Minimalist Runner
...not maintaining this these days..
07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race
07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)
04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )
03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)
02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20
11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40
10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)
Started running (again) May 5, 2010
Awesome Job Jeff. What's next?
Also, welcome to the Running at 40 Club! Seems to be the most competitve age group, at least in this area. Lots of great middle age runners out there to keep me humble and motivated.
Yeah, yeah....Congratulations!!! I am soooo jealous!!! That's an impressive time....My ultimate goal is to be a teen...even nineTEEN fifty-nine (19:59) is acceptable to me. In reality, I don't see myself getting there but reading about others who accomplish this goal ignites the competitive drive in me and makes/helps me run faster times. I am jealous, yes, because that's what I want and this will make me run harder, faster, longer!!! I will be thinking about your post on my next run!
That a baby! If you ever need info or training tips, consult me! My 5k P.R. Is 15:08 :)
1 mile - 4:34
2 mile - 9:50
5k - 15:08
13.1 - 1:19:00
Goals for 2012
1 mile - 4:25
2 mile - 9:26
8k - 25:30 (at least sub-26)
Wonderful that you were running for Special Olympics...I know participating for a particular good cause is always additional motivation and a blessed opportunity to push forward with the best effort.
Great work!! I tried all summer, through a dozen 5ks, to break 21:00. I thought I did it once in October, but the time came out as 21 flat. I finally did it in November, in 38 degree temps, with a tough uphill start and another long, tough hill at the 1.5 mile mark. When I came around the last turn and saw the finish line and the clock (20:41), my mind said GOOOO!! and my body said OOWWWW!!!, but I "sprinted" (I'm using that term lightly) fast enough to make it in 20:52. I was so thrilled, even though I was fourth in my age group (I'm 55)!!
2,000 miles. How much more have you run when you include warmups, cool downs, runs you forgot to log, etc? That's great. Congrats. Keep up the fantastic work.
Nice job! Anyone who wants to put in the work can achieve realistic goals. I only put in about 25 miles per week, but I managed to do a 19:05 5K this fall. My last race on 12/11 was a 20:00. I know I could do 18 minute range 5K's if I worked harder, but I'm not willing to do it. But I'm too competitive to let myself run any slower than 21:00 5K's. I do what my body allows me to...I wouldn't be able to run high mileage and have my joints still intact. Some people like you can....that's fantastic!