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Race Against Breast Cancer 5K, Sept. 29

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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!
Wow! Imagine being able to say you beat Jim Ryun. Great job, aphigirl!
Yeah!!!
Congrats on the Hardware aphigirl, and great race.
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"> )
HARDWARE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
wtg PhiGirl
<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.
Good one, aphi! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
You're fast. Very fast.<br><br>
Must be all that tuna.
<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>
Hey! Great Race, Aphigirl!<br><br>
Congrats on the hardware!
Congratulations!! What a great boost for Chicago too!
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!!!!!
I like the almost beating Jim Ryun part. It makes me laugh.
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">
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">
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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