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I need to find a "normal 5K.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Ran a 5k this afternoon and had a blast but it was brutally tough. This was only my second "official" 5K and the first that was chip timed. It was on a farm and the trails were rough and the hills intense. My first "official" 5K was in Denver which was rough because of the altitude. I think I need to find a "normal" 5K.

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PLMITCH 8/5/2013 9:46AM

    The nice thing is there seems to be no shortages of 5K races available, and typically on the registration web site they will tell what type of course it is (i.e..flat, fast, etc).

As much fun as it is to just run, I have found that I really look forward to timed races, as I put a lot of energy into prepping for them. I'm probably a week or two away from starting the prep cycle again, as there is a 5K race in September I am planning to run in (I want to make sure the Achilles tendon is ready for the training). This particular 5K was one I ran in last year, and I'm anxious improve my results!

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GREENGENES 8/4/2013 1:57PM

    Good point Speedydog. I checked the website of the company that does the timekeeping and looked at some of their upcoming runs. They seem to be all over the place and in very different settings and routes. I did notice they have one coming up at the end of August that will cover the route I usually run (nice and flat!) so I am going to have to look into signing up if I can. I can see this 5K think can become addicting!

Looking at the official results from yesterday I feel really good about how I did. I ended up 18th overall (90 participants but probably only half ran) at 32:07. I was second in the 50+ age group and fourth of all 20+ runners. Woo Hoo!

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SPEEDYDOG 8/4/2013 8:01AM

    I am not sure there is such a thing as a "normal" 5K. Your races sound like they were a lot of fun though.

I agree with Don. You are out there knockin' em down. That is the whole point, right?

Good Luck, Bruce

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DDOORN 8/4/2013 7:18AM

    Hey you're out there knockin' em down...that's what counts! :-)


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ALDEBARANIAN 8/3/2013 11:36PM

    I admire your successes. Keep up the good work.

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