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  • bqx40 11:27 am on May 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , race report,   

    Johnny’s 5k Race Report #twit2fit 

    Congratulations to @LouisvilleSoup who broke 24 minutes as well.

    I arrived close to 7 am at the Falls of the Ohio State Park, and ran a mile warm-up.  The air had felt chilly all morning until that point at around 60 degrees.

    After finishing my warm-up, the air didn’t feel so crisp and cool anymore, but it was still comfortable–probably about as warm I could stand for a medium distance race.  I lined up in the second row of people, maybe about 10-12 people wide, and took off like a bat out of hell for the first several hundred feet.  The first km split was at a 6’41” pace.  As far as I remember, from that point on, no one passed me.  I spent the rest of the race trying to catch up with people out in front of me.

    By the fourth kilometer, I started to feel some fatigue and lost a little motivation to finish the job.  I tried focusing in on a guy who seemed to be pacing the perfect 5k race, and pushed myself to get past him.

    With the finish clock in plain sight, I saw 20:45 heading into the corral.  I sprinted in for the finish at 20:59 (6’46” pace). 2nd3rd (received 2nd place medal) in my age group (30-39) out of 13, and 12th out of 141 in the field (no walkers included). See Overall results & Men’s results.

    Added: My previous PR was 21:41 (6’59” / mile). Interesting to see my 5k PRs over time.

    For my recovery run:  Let’s just say that Kao Pad Gra Prow (extra spicy) from Thai Siam is not a good idea the night before a race.

     
  • bqx40 12:29 pm on May 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    No excuses, legs! Quick two miler #twit2fit 

    Sunny, slightly breezy, and 71° F.  Seems like a horrible crime to do only 2 miles.  If not for the 5k tomorrow morning, I could have went out for at least 10.

    I went out and tested my legs in my Mizuno Wave Rider 11s.  I’ve been holding back the last two days, to an almost painfully slow pace (11:13 pace Wednesday and 10:46 pace yesterday).  My goal tomorrow is sub-22.  However, with a couple EASY quick pickups, one close to a 6 minute pace, I feel that I can do far better that 22–I just have to convince the legs to play along.

    RunningAHEAD – Strings_n_88keys’s log: View Workout.

     
  • bqx40 7:16 pm on May 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    My first double run in a while #twit2fit 

    Okay, it’s not a classic double for me.  I rarely split runs into two separate runs unless I’m going past 90 minutes (usually not until 120 minutes).  However, I need to restrict my lunch run to 45 minutes and I also need to be able to run at slower than a 10-minute pace.  Both of these factors meant that I needed to get in about half the run this morning (3.6 miles in 35’24”).  I’ll attempt to restrict my lunch run to 5.5 mph or slower for 4 miles.  Wish me luck.

    As for the streaking, I’m on day 60 of my running streak and on day 35 of my physical therapy exercise streak.

    Update:

    Second run of the day:  4 miles in 43’50” (10’58” pace) and  0.36 mile, 5 minute recovery at -3% incline (13’54” pace)

     
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