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<span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Torchlight 5K 7/18/07</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">I got caught in wicked traffic and was unable to meet up with the 30’s MN gang prior to the race. that flat out sucked because it meant I never even got to meet Jess and her husband <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> . However the WONDERFUL <b>Craney</b> had herself already registered so she stayed behind and waited for me with her fiancé (AWESOME guy by the way Craney!). what makes this extra cool was I have never met Crane and yet she still found me!! she hurried me off to the registration (did not know where I was going), I handed her fiance’ my phone and got myself ready to go. Crane, MONSTER thanks for hanging back and finding me...I was a mess of nerves because of the traffic and you and your DF helped get me back in the right frame of mind!!</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">as I left registration I was really bummed that I would be forced to run alone, but looking forward to seeing everyone afterwards, but somehow amidst 3000 runners, I spotted <b>Brandy</b> like 15 feet in front of me!!! I caught up as we lined up and chatted as we waited for the race to start. Neither of us were very excited to be running this race.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">okay here is my actual race portion of the report.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">race starts and Brandy and I are totally boxed in. we got separated as we both went a different direction to get in the open so we lost track of each other right away.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">I have no idea what my splits where because I missed all 3 mile markers and no garmin.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">I finished in 22:49 on my watch (this race has a clock, but no official timing.) LOVE my time!! honestly could not believe I broke 23 in those conditions, never knew I had a time like that in me even in perfect conditions</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">It was friggin hard, real hard, but I just never let myself back off. I just kept looking forward and finding a person to pass and I passed a ton while a handful passed me. At the finish, I was a little loopy, never felt like puking, but was certainly not right. they had a time clock, but my vision was so blurry I could not even read it to compare it to my watch when I crossed. I wandered around in a haze drinking water looking for the others but could not find anyone. decided to walk towards the post party and when I got there, just kept walking back to the bar the 30's were meetign at. about 2 blocks before I got to the bar I got my wits back about me and could enjoy the feeling of my solid run.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">met up with Crane and her DF, Brandy and Baggs at the bar as well as a bunch of Baggs' runnign friends. Enjoyed a free beer from <b>Brandy</b> <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> and chatted for about an hour.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">This has been said soooo many times, but I am saying it again. the 30's peeps are so wonderful.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">2 seconds after I met Crane (or after she found me actually), I could tell she was one of the nicest people I have ever met, not to mention beautiful and charming =)</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Brandy is way cool and just as funny in person as she is on the boards. I need to party with her! Oh and did I mention she was both beautiful and charming?</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">Finally, if any of you ever get to meet Baggs in person, this guy is full of energy and motivation. When I told him my time, he looked me right in the eyes, congratulated me and told me how awesome that was and made a comment about how I was gonna rock the TC Marathon. what a cool guy, his <b>laziness</b> is addictive!</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">This was my first organized 5K and an official time would have been great, but I am taking my watch time and loving it.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">finally I learned last night that 5ks are feakin hard. if you are gonna push yoruself to run a time that is fast for you, be ready to feel the hurt. However, once you can see straight again, the reward for all that pain is so worth it.</span></span>
 

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WOOHOO!!!!<br><br>
Wonderful report, <b>Korbel</b>!!!! Fantastic time in less than ideal conditions!! Most excellent!!
 

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Dom:<br><br>
Great race. And you're right, 5ks are hard. Way to get out there and run an excellent time. Plus win a bet while you were at it.
 

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<b>Korbel</b> As always you wrote a wonderful race report.<br><br><b>Great Monster Job</b> breaking 23 min!!!!!!!
 

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Yeah! This is why I love running 5K's. I love that misery and pain.<br><br>
What an amazing time you ran that in. Wow.
 

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Nice report<br><br>
If one races a 5k close to their potential - It does hurt(Alot) sometimes. You are racing at 98-100% of your Max heart rate if you are doing it right - Right on the thin red line.<br><br>
At least its a short amount of time in Pain <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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You <b><i>DA MAN</i></b>, Dom! That time blew me away--you far surpassed you goal! And handsome and charming as well...<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
Invited any time at our house, too. The Blubber Run is a must do if nothing else.<br><br>
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Congrats on the <b>PR</b>!<br><br>
Bummer you didn't get to meet Jess, but it sounds like you had a good time - and caught up with a lot of the 30's!<br><br><img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">ccasion5:
 

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Congratulations <b>Dom</b>! That's a smokin' time, especially given the crowds and the humidity. Great job!
 

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<b>Korbel -</b> Way to go! That's an awesome time, and especially for a first 5k to boot!<br><br>
Not to mention that you scored free beer afterwards.<br><br>
Good race. Good time. Good company. Free beer. Does it get any better?
 

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<b>Tim</b> TC Marathon is October 7th. every chart I look at using my two 5 milers and now my 5K time says a sub 4 hour marathon is well within reach. actually kind of scary really. I still have a hard time picturing myself as a distance runner.
 

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Man, you're gonna bag a sub-4hr no problem. My prediction for you is 3:50.<br>
Good luck and keep up the training.
 

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Nicely done - to run a phat PR in a crowded 5k aiin't easy. If you run so hard you puke, you'll be right behind that lazy-ass Baggs!<br><br>
Take it as a good sign but stick to your training plan - I find those calculators to be a little optimistic when you go from a 5k to a full marathon, and that can lead to a painful marathon! Do you have some other longer races in your schedule?<br><br>
You'll be amazed at what a difference running in cool weathe makes - I'm shocked every fall that I can feel like shite all summer long, then it drops down to 65 and no humidity and I "release the hounds" and run a killer time. Keep at it!
 
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