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coolbikermom Legend 418 posts since
Jan 25, 2010
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Oct 22, 2010 5:45 AM

50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

Here's a place for those of us who are older, wiser, but still running races to post up our experiences. Good or bad, we want to hear about it!





C25k dropout

Rock the Parkway 5k 3/27/10  37:40.6

Mother's Day 5k  5/9/10  33:19

Walk/Run for Isaiah 9/18/10 4.4k 37:26

Harvest Moon 10k 10/23/10  1:08.50

Great Santa 5k 12/5/10 33:22

Carlsbad half marathon 1/23/11

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~Albert Einstein

  • cajungirl Amateur 36 posts since
    Jan 7, 2008
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    1. Oct 22, 2010 6:08 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Great idea about this new blog.  Thanks for thinking of it.  Also good luck at our first 10k.  I know you will kick serious hinney.  Hydrating the day before is a great thing to do. 

  • PJ Freeman Pro 115 posts since
    Feb 17, 2009
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    2. Oct 22, 2010 7:53 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Love this!  It will make it easier to find the results instead of them getting mixed up in the middle of all the rest of the posts.  Good luck on your 10K!





    2010 Coronado Independence Day 5K - 40:12

    2010 AFC 5K - August 15 - 37:32

    2010 End of Summer Fire Run 4mi- August 29 - 49:55

    2010 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay - October 2 - 57:12

    2010 Shelter Island 5K - November 7 - 36:20 PR

    2010 Silver Strand Half Marathon - November 14 - 3:14:05

    2010 Las Vegas Rock & Roll Half Marathon - December 5 - 2:58:35

    2010 Jingle Bell 5K for Arthritis - December 11 - 37:28

    2011 Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 10K - February 13 - 1:25:46

    2011 Lost Dutchman 10K - February 20 - 1:19:11

    2011 Saint Patrick's Day 10K - March 12 - 1:13:48 PR

    2011 Carlsbad 5000 - April 3 - 34:30 PR

    2011 Rock & Roll San Diego HM - June 5 - 2:51:54 PR

    2011 Coronado Independence Day 5K - July 4 - 35:34

    2011 America's Finest City 5 K- August 21 - 34:40

    UPCOMING

    2011 Rock & Roll Los Angeles - October 30

    2012 Disneyland Tinkerbell Half - January 29

  • az2mn Legend 402 posts since
    Jan 20, 2010
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    3. Oct 22, 2010 11:40 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Ditto on PJ comments ......... my next race report will be after Nov. 7th, 1/2 marathon in PHX.

    To everyone who is running a race this weekend, GOOD LUCK!!





    Trail runner

  • skirun50 Pro 80 posts since
    Jun 15, 2010
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    5. Oct 23, 2010 11:45 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    no guessing involved YOU ARE A RUNNER! Great race report and congratulations!





    4/24/10: 5K Run for the Red Cross 44.9

    6/26/10: 5K Runners North 36.00

    * Broke 8 mile mark 8/15/10

    9/11//10: 5K Apple Days 31:49

    9/18/10: 5K Top of Utah 30.37

    10/2/10: 5K Pumpkin Run 30.02 PR

    10/9/10: Wasatch Woman 6K, 39.07

    10/23/10: Run for the Ringers 5K, 30.02

    Upcoming Goals:

    TOU Half marathon 8/27/11

  • lindakay228 Legend 201 posts since
    Apr 11, 2010
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    6. Oct 23, 2010 1:17 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    I agree, you are a runner! 
    Great report on the race and congratulations for doing it.  That's awesome!





    Whole Enchilada 5k, Las Cruces NM 9-26-10 43:32

    All Souls Trail Race, Silver City NM 10-30-10 45:55

    Global Health 5k Run/Walk, Albuquerque NM 11-6-10 40:11

    Ultimate Fitness 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5k, Deming NM 11-25-10 38:35

    New Beginnings 5k Jan 23, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 40:20

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 12, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 39:54

    Bataan Death March Memorial 15 miles March 27, 2011 White Sands Missil Range, NM 4hrs, 48 min 45 sec

    Fort Bayard Wilderness 5k Trail Race May 28, 2011 40:52

    Ultimate Fitness 9th Annual Turkey Trot, Deming NM 11-24-11 35:14

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 11, 2012 Las Cruces NM 38:29

  • MangoLuvr Laurie Pro 82 posts since
    Oct 3, 2010
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    7. Oct 23, 2010 1:32 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Congratulations, coolbikermom!  I think that's a very good time, especially since you did better than last week on the flat.  Good for you!





    Lost over 100 lbs. in 11 months in 2008-2009

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    Big Sur International Marathon Power Walk Division 10.6-Miler 2:40:30  April 2010

    Run For Isaiah 4.4k  38:30 Sept. 2010

    Eyes on Aids 10k 77:40 Oct. 2, 2010

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    Upcoming Challenges:

    Hospital Hill HM June 4

  • PJ Freeman Pro 115 posts since
    Feb 17, 2009
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    8. Oct 23, 2010 7:20 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Coolbikermom - yes you are a runner!  Congratulations again.





    2010 Coronado Independence Day 5K - 40:12

    2010 AFC 5K - August 15 - 37:32

    2010 End of Summer Fire Run 4mi- August 29 - 49:55

    2010 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay - October 2 - 57:12

    2010 Shelter Island 5K - November 7 - 36:20 PR

    2010 Silver Strand Half Marathon - November 14 - 3:14:05

    2010 Las Vegas Rock & Roll Half Marathon - December 5 - 2:58:35

    2010 Jingle Bell 5K for Arthritis - December 11 - 37:28

    2011 Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 10K - February 13 - 1:25:46

    2011 Lost Dutchman 10K - February 20 - 1:19:11

    2011 Saint Patrick's Day 10K - March 12 - 1:13:48 PR

    2011 Carlsbad 5000 - April 3 - 34:30 PR

    2011 Rock & Roll San Diego HM - June 5 - 2:51:54 PR

    2011 Coronado Independence Day 5K - July 4 - 35:34

    2011 America's Finest City 5 K- August 21 - 34:40

    UPCOMING

    2011 Rock & Roll Los Angeles - October 30

    2012 Disneyland Tinkerbell Half - January 29

  • ChipperT Pro 101 posts since
    Apr 24, 2009
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    10. Oct 24, 2010 12:12 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Last night I ran the Black Cat 5 mile run.  The race started at dusk and ended in the dark.  This was the largest race I have run so far, with over 1,000 runners and walkers, including some with dogs and some with strollers.  LOTS of people in costume, some of which I have no idea how they ran in them!  The course was a 5 mile loop around Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, which includes some significant hills.  I had no idea how I was going to perform since this was the first time I had run over 4 miles, ever! (I just started this running thing in April).  I would have been happy to finish the run in 60 minutes (a 12 mm pace), ecstatic to finish in 55 minutes (11mm).  But my real goal was just to finish still running and see if I am ready for a 10K.  Not only did I finish running, but the last mile was done at a 9:29mm pace!  I finished in 51:01 and blew all my expectations totally away.  I think I could have done better but the start was pretty chaotic and I spent the couple of minutes practically walking (slowly) trying to get through the crowd ahead of me to find some running room.  Is thi typical of large races?  My only disappointment is that I was told that this is just a "fun run" and since I finsihed so early, and the course was going to be open another full hour and a half for the walkers, I left.  I then read that there were awards later.  I don't think they will post results so I have no idea how I did in my age group.  So I have to decide... I have plans to do a 5K on Nov 7, another Thanksgiving Day, and do my first 10K on December 18.  I know I am ready for a 10K but do I stick to my plans and do my 10K on Nov 7th or is that too soon (the T-Day is only a 5K).

     

    Here is the map and stats of the run: Black Cat Run





    "What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate." - John Bingham
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    C25K Graduation Run - 6/6/10 - 38:18
    Crimestoppers 5K - 8/1/10 - 33:15
    Goldfish Grab 5K - 8/13/10 - 31:51
    Demolay 5K - 10/16/10 - 29:39! (broke 10mm)
    Black Cat 5 Mile - 10/23/10 - 50:32
    Turn Back The Clock 10K - 11/07/2010 - 1:05:22 (first 10K!)
    Turkey Trot 5K - 11/25/10 - 32:58
    Santa Run 10K Relay - 12/18/10 - 1:01:34 / my leg: 30:13:57
    Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run - 12/24/10 - 29:16:34
    Run For the Heroes 10K - 1/1/11 - 1:05:13
    Geoduck Gallop 10K - 1/30/11 - 59:27:47 (Personal Best)
    Titlow Park Mud Run 5K - 3/30/11 - 30:38:00
    Sound to Narrows 12K - 06/11/11 - 1:20:35
    City Blast 10K- 07/04//11 - 1:03:11
    Enumclaw Street Fair 5K - 07/23/2011 - 28:39:11

    Tacoma Narrows 1/2 Marathon - 08/06/11 - 2:28:01 (first 1/2 Marathon!)

    Parkland Race or Pace 5K - 09/03/11 - 28:11:59 (Personal best)

    Run Wild 8K at Northwest Trek - 10/08/11 - 50:13 (Personal best)

    Black Cat 5 Mile - 10/22/11 - 50:23

    Turn Back The Clock 10K - 11/06/11 - 1:00:28
    Lynch Creek 5K - 4/07/2012 - 32:38:60

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    Upcoming Races


  • donnamacd Pro 120 posts since
    Nov 4, 2007
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    11. Oct 24, 2010 4:21 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Great race report, Coolbikermom!  You and everyone on here that raced this weekend really rock!

     

    D





    "You can't plow a field by turning it over in your mind." ...and you can't train for a race by thinking about it - you have to put in the miles.


  • PJ Freeman Pro 115 posts since
    Feb 17, 2009
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    13. Oct 24, 2010 7:11 PM (in response to ChipperT)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    ChipperT - awesome job on your race!  You were way below your base goal of 60 minutes.

     

    Not only is it typical in large races that you have to dodge people, but it's even worse in fun runs.  And my biggest pet peeve is that they will walk slowly in a line with each other, right in the middle of the road so it's harder to get around them.  If you can get closer to the front there are less people to dodge.  I just don't like to do that because I don't want to get in the way of really good runners.  If you know it's going to be this way and can just go with it, it's not so frustrating.

     

    I agree with Coolbikermom on going ahead and doing the 10K.  You're already so close.  What's the worst that can happen?  You have to walk part of it and that's not so bad.





    2010 Coronado Independence Day 5K - 40:12

    2010 AFC 5K - August 15 - 37:32

    2010 End of Summer Fire Run 4mi- August 29 - 49:55

    2010 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay - October 2 - 57:12

    2010 Shelter Island 5K - November 7 - 36:20 PR

    2010 Silver Strand Half Marathon - November 14 - 3:14:05

    2010 Las Vegas Rock & Roll Half Marathon - December 5 - 2:58:35

    2010 Jingle Bell 5K for Arthritis - December 11 - 37:28

    2011 Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 10K - February 13 - 1:25:46

    2011 Lost Dutchman 10K - February 20 - 1:19:11

    2011 Saint Patrick's Day 10K - March 12 - 1:13:48 PR

    2011 Carlsbad 5000 - April 3 - 34:30 PR

    2011 Rock & Roll San Diego HM - June 5 - 2:51:54 PR

    2011 Coronado Independence Day 5K - July 4 - 35:34

    2011 America's Finest City 5 K- August 21 - 34:40

    UPCOMING

    2011 Rock & Roll Los Angeles - October 30

    2012 Disneyland Tinkerbell Half - January 29

  • DiDi55 Pro 120 posts since
    Jun 10, 2010
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    14. Oct 25, 2010 10:38 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Great race reporting!  Ditto everyone else; my dear; YOU ARE A RUNNER!





    Started Running August 2008

    5 mile race/May 2010 59:00

    5 mile race/July 2010 62:00

    Half Marathon/September 2010 2:45

    5 mile race/May 2011 63:00

    Half Marathon 09/24/2011 2:53

    5k 03/31/2012 43:00

    5k 06/09/2012 41:39.5

    If your tired of starting over; stop giving up!

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