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<b><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Greatest 5K Ever…</span></span></b><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">So first off this is not my first rodeo. I have run several 5Ks over the last few years, but this is the first one that I made a goal for and strived to actually achieve it. I wanted to PR. Period. I did not have a particular time, but lower than my previous best. Major complicating factor – 80 degree heat and brutal humidity. <i>This is October?!?!?</i></span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">The race was in a local park and laid out as a double loop. The first mile was fast for me. I don’t normally run <i>anywhere</i> near a 10:30 min/mile. I was feeling pretty good and even started composing this race report in my mind. That stopped pretty quickly.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">The second mile included the loop to begin the path back towards the start/finish line. I have never had a racing experience that included actually passing the finish in reverse. Strange feeling. I saw DH (<b>KP</b>) crossing and getting his own PR! Only 1 more mile to go…</span></span><br><br><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:medium;">The third mile was all about the mental challenge. “I will NOT F*%#ing stop!” The helpful man at the second turn around made it easier by telling me that I had only ½ mile left. “I can keep pace for a stinking ½ mile!” And I basically did. It wasn’t pretty, but I did it.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';">Chip time 34:00. PR by ~30seconds.</span></span>
 

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Yes, it is October although it doesn't feel like it.<br><br>
That's a very solid improvement in your time with the way the weather was.
 

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<b>Great Job, Tonya!</b> Way to conquer your biggest obsticle! Your brain! It is always my biggest obsticle too. You did it!<br><br><b>Happy PR!</b>
 

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Yah Tonya! Way to cowboy up, girlfriend! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I seem to recall a race reprot maybe from your first 5K. What a huge difference not onl yin performance but in confidence!!! Congrats on the PR, must have been a happy day in your household!!!
 

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<b>Tonya</b>, Great Job!!!!!! I am so glad you got a PR in this crazy weather and that you obviously had a great time judging from how happy you seem.
 

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Great job, <b>Tonya</b>, and congratulations on the PR. 5K's require you to be tough both physically and mentally...and you were both for that race. Way to go!
 

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Great job!
 

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Awesome job, <b>tonya</b>! Isn't it great to beat the odds in the glare of the sun? Congratulations and best of luck for more PRs in the future!
 

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Fantastic, <b>Tonya</b>! Congrats on the PR and a great race in those rough-running conditions!!!
 

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heat & humidity? gotta' deal<br>
brain saying stop? - not today<br>
5K PR kicked to the curb? - heck yeah!<br><br>
Great job <b>Tonya!</b>
 
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