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4509 Views 18 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2011 10:38 PM by crl8686 RSS 1 2 Previous Next
georgianne1978 Amateur 8 posts since
Jan 19, 2011
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Feb 19, 2011 6:33 PM

I Did It!!!

Hello all!  I posted a while back about the 5K that my co-worker bet he could beat me in.  Well, it was today, and, it wasn't even close!  I finished in 31.35 (PR) he was 43.47!  Poor guy< I felt bad for him, even though he never let up on the trash-talking.  His weight ended up killing his chances.

I am happy with my time, although, I really crapped out about mid-way through.  I don't know why-nerves maybe?  I really struggled to keep my pace the second half-no sprinting to the finish line for me!!  I ran out of gas, but, I am proud of myself for not slowing down much.  Hopefully a 30 minute is in store soon!!

Thank you all again for your advice and encouragement!!  It certainly was helpful!!

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010
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    1. Feb 19, 2011 8:23 PM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Congrats on your new PR!





    Kirk: Started running again at 50.

    2010: 4-5K 1-3.5 mile 2-Half Marathon

    2011: 3-5K 1-3.5 mile 1-8K 1-10 mile 16-Half Marathon 1-Marathon


    Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon 01/15/2012 3:28:33 PR & BQ

    F^3 Lake Half Marathon 01/28/2012 1:48:34

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 03/25 43:29

    Chi Town Half 4/01 1:57

    Illinois Marathon 4/28 3:56

    Wisconsin Marathon 5/05 3:56

    Lake Geneva Marathon 5/12 3:56

    Rockford Marathon 5/20 4:08

    Soldier Field 10 Mile 5/26 1:31

    Run for the Zoo 5K 6/03 19:57 PR

    13.1 Chicago 6/09 1:50

    North Shore Half 6/10 1:46

    Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 7/22

    Chicago Half 9/09

    Fox Valley Marathon 9/16

    Chicago Marathon 10/07

  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010
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    2. Feb 19, 2011 8:50 PM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Congratulations!

  • KleinFireman Expert 45 posts since
    Dec 27, 2010
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    3. Feb 20, 2011 8:43 AM (in response to urun2me)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Well done on beating big mouth and on top of that getting a PR.





    God created Firemen so Cops could have heroes too.

    Week 1 Done, bring on Week 2.

  • flyzippio Pro 116 posts since
    Jan 18, 2010
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    4. Feb 20, 2011 9:17 AM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Nice job!!! Tomorrow should be a fun day at work for you!!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    5. Feb 20, 2011 11:37 AM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Congrats and I'm sure he won't do it again! he he

  • Dreamstate Legend 278 posts since
    Dec 1, 2009
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    6. Feb 20, 2011 3:37 PM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Congratulations! What a great motivation to keep on going! But for now, just celebrate and have a great week at work!





    Completed Races 2012:

    Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon, 02:54:26 (1st run POST injury)

    Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, 01:49:00

    ====================================

    Upcoming Races 2012:

    IronGirl Half Marathon, 4/29/12

    Frederick Half Marathon, 5/6/12

    Atlantic City International Sprint Tri, 09/17/12

    Rock and Roll Philly Half Marathon, 09/18/12

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/13/12

    Marine Corps Marathon, 10/28/12

    ING NYC Marathon, 11/4/12

    ====================================

    Personal Record from 2011:

    Teach, Learn, Play 5k, 10/02/11 00:26:57 (PR)

    Marine Corps Marathon 10k, 10/30/11 01:05:38 (PR)

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/15/11, 02:24:15 (PR)


  • ALatteCrazy Pro 105 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    7. Feb 20, 2011 4:03 PM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Congrats on your new PR! I signed up for my first 5K in years and I'll be running it next month. I did a training run today and did the 5Kish distance in about 26:30 so I am hoping for the same or better in March





    ALatteCrazy


    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


  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    8. Feb 20, 2011 7:24 PM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Good for you!! Don't be too hard on your co-worker. Encourage him to train harder and you will gladly give him another opportunity to eat your dust.





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • Art Davis Pro 112 posts since
    Jan 30, 2008
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    9. Feb 21, 2011 12:05 PM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Congratsulations!

     

    What is next in line for you?

     

    I started running in 2007 to lose weight, after I ran my first 5K  a co-worker challenged my to  train for a full-marathon, so in November of 2007 I ran a 10K in February of 2008 I ran a 1/2 marathon and then in May I did my first full marathon.

     

    I am now training for my 4th marathon in April and I have lost 60 lbs.

     

    I have started a blog to document my journey from an out of shape, overweight couch potato to a marathon runner. I would appreciate any and all comments, questions, crititques, suggestions and constructive criticisms. My goal is to make my blog a really good runner's blog.





    Getting Fit at Fifty

    http://fitatfifty-art.blogspot.com/

  • Marykb Legend 1,347 posts since
    Jan 16, 2008
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    10. Feb 21, 2011 12:34 PM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Fantastic!  What a satisfying victory. 





  • bingbingwing Amateur 16 posts since
    Feb 21, 2011
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    11. Feb 21, 2011 2:08 PM (in response to Marykb)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Congrats!





    - Started running 1/22/11

    - First 5k 4/29/11: 25:55

  • retiredgirl61 Pro 171 posts since
    Dec 3, 2010
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    13. Feb 22, 2011 7:43 AM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Kudos to you -- it sounds like you handled the situation well.  I think he's just jealous because you're the cutest one there.

     

    As for crapping out early -- you probably just started out too fast.  You'll figure out how hard to push and when as you run more races.  I say go for it and continue to beat him consistently.





    Retired, but not watching TV much

    Started walking/running 9/2010

    Folsom Turkey Trot 5 K 2010 (walked)

    Valentines Day 4 mile run, 2/12/11 1:00:30

    Starting triathalon training w/coach 3/1/11

    Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure 5K 5/7/11 (walk with friends)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 6/4/11 (2:55)

    Crew for Bike Team, Race Across America 6/16-26/11 (6 days, 16 hr, 7 min)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 7/9/11 (2:46)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 8/7/11 (2:31)

    Luna Bar Women's Tri 9/11/11 (3:17)

    Golden State Sprint Tri 10/9/11 (DNF)

  • Dreamstate Legend 278 posts since
    Dec 1, 2009
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    14. Feb 22, 2011 9:05 AM (in response to georgianne1978)
    Re: I Did It!!!

    Looks like you've motivated him to keep going. Fitness and healthy competition is contagious.   He will probably look to you for advice during his running journey.





    Completed Races 2012:

    Rock and Roll USA Half Marathon, 02:54:26 (1st run POST injury)

    Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, 01:49:00

    ====================================

    Upcoming Races 2012:

    IronGirl Half Marathon, 4/29/12

    Frederick Half Marathon, 5/6/12

    Atlantic City International Sprint Tri, 09/17/12

    Rock and Roll Philly Half Marathon, 09/18/12

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/13/12

    Marine Corps Marathon, 10/28/12

    ING NYC Marathon, 11/4/12

    ====================================

    Personal Record from 2011:

    Teach, Learn, Play 5k, 10/02/11 00:26:57 (PR)

    Marine Corps Marathon 10k, 10/30/11 01:05:38 (PR)

    Baltimore Half Marathon, 10/15/11, 02:24:15 (PR)


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