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This won't be a long race report....<br><br>
Perfect morning for a race. The temperature was in the mid-60s, sky was clear. It was a little windy, but since the race was in a residential area the houses blocked a lot of the wind. Plus, we finished with the wind at our backs.<br><br>
I went out a little fast in the first mile (7:09). I feel like I fell into a comfortably hard pace and tried to stick with it. Mile two split was 14:40 (7:31). Mile three split was 22:20 (7:40) and I finished in 23:09. Wasn't my fasted 5K (PR is 22:47 at this same race last year), but is <i>very</i> close to it.<br><br>
I am <i>really</i> pleased with the results considering I haven't done any speed work in months and spent a lot of the summer injured. I really can't wait to spend the next year working on speed. I think I have some potential.<br><br>
I took first in my age group, so I got hardware! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_cheers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="cheers"><br><br>
Oh, and I came >><i>this close</i><< to finishing in front of Jim Ryun. Damn it all if he didn't pass me in that final turn to the finish. I didn't have enough in me to get past him. Next time he's going down!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Great race, aphigirl01! I'd be encouraged too and you've definitely got potential! Congrats on the hardware!<br><br>
(Like you, I haven't done any specific 5K training and mine last week also involved a 7 minute first mile and then a slow-down. Oops! But then an AG win too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> )<br><br>
You'll catch Ryun next year!
 

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Wow! Imagine being able to say you beat Jim Ryun. Great job, aphigirl!
 

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Yeah!!!
 

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Whoot! That's awesome! You've got a ton of potential! (Can I have some? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/occasion14.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="occasion5"> Nice job and congrats on the hardware. You did a phine job.
 

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Good one, aphi! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
It's my secret weapon. <i>Shhhh.</i>
 

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You are amazing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Well done!!!!!
 

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Wow. I am thoroughly impressed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Smokin'!<br><br>
Great job <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Awesome job Aphi!!! This is the same race I did exceot in a different location <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> You rocked it!!
 
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