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Nice aj01 looks like your ready for the big one...I mean one mile, but aren't those invitational. USA National Masters Indoor Championship, May 27, Boston, MA. Take a look
Remind me to not line up next to you at my next 5k! Good work, now the question is, can you get rid of that extra few second and get below 19 :-)
Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run.
- Jumbo Elliot
Smile, it confuses people.
Way to go AJ! That didn't take long.
I ran in a very strange 5k on Saturday. They told us in the reg. form that the race would not be offcially timed, but place awards would still be given. I wasn't sure why, but I figured I would go by my watch time. Well, we found out after that race that it was 3.17 miles long instead of 3.1. I'm disappointed because my 21:16 would probably have been about 25-30 seconds less and I would be within 60 seconds of breaking 20. oh well. My next race is June 12 so I'm going to push hard for next 3 weeks and hopefully break 20 then.
I started near the front but not right at the line. If it was chip timed, I probably would've gained a couple seconds. Seriously, I think I can gain a little more but I want to focus on durability for a little bit. I'm probably going to try another in July but I'm not sure I'll push it. I'm really pleased with where I'm at now.. for now. Thanks everybody. Keep at it.
I'm in. Haven't run a 5K under 20 for a while, so it's a good goal for me (I'm 48).
Here's a link to a post a wrote about my plan to get there:
Boston Marathon Finisher
AJ...Congrats!!! Beat the Goal!!! Awesome!
Grid-Rider....Almost man!! gosh, only a couple seconds! cripes!! You'll get it on the next one!!
Ran a 22:54 5k this morning. Which was encouraging since my goal was to beat 23 minutes. My best time last year was 22:43....so it would have been nice to beat that. And my PR is 22:17....would have really been nice to beat that. Next time for sure!!! Congrats everyone!! Sounds like everyone is improving!!
I'm an ex college sprinter and have decided to start training for 5k's. My problem is my body mass. Not an easy effort to travel distances with it all but I am trying. I ran 3.2 miles on Monday to the gym and ran it in 23:44. After finishing strength training in the gym, I ran back home another 3.2 miles in 25:30. Next step is getting myself on the track and nailing down some 1000's and 800's. I am determined to get under 20 min.
I was at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York last weekend and watched the women run a 15:01.00 for 5000 meter. UNBELIEVABLE. It was truly inspiring...much like this thread.
If you like watching world records on you tube...check out the women's 400 meter world record of 47.60 set by Marita Koch in 1983. She took women's quarter mile running 50 years into the future. Although men's running is pretty incredible I prefer watching women as they have this grace and elegance to power and strength whether its at the 400m sprint or a Marathon.
Great post! I have to wait to join the club though...I won't be turning 30 until September haha. I'm a 29 year old female and just ran a PR of 18:00 a couple of weekends ago ...yeah that's right, no seconds... just 18 mins flat! Talk about annoying! One more second and I could have been in the seventeens! I'm running another 5K on Saturday, so maybe I can do it then. It's supposed to be hot though, and I know there's a small hill on the course...so we shall see
Good luck to everyone!
Oikoik that picture was dated with the Adidas socks...she passed the next lane with less than 10 strides
Nate's bringing it ...hopefully were getting more efficient and not expending more energy. I want to try ,"not sitting down" on the run and find some power in the hips