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I can feel the disappointment but four seconds, wow!
As long as there is still a next race, you are in it!

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6/2/12 8:27 A

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I feel your frustration. My goal in May was to run a 5k under 25 minutes, I crossed the finish line at 25:02:95 - arrrrrggghhh. If I hadn't had to stop and tie my shoe ... next time!

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5/26/12 8:43 P

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Congrats on your time, John! It wasn't what you wanted but it will give you so much more fuel for you next race that you won't beat it... You'll crush it! emoticon

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5/22/12 8:55 A

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That stinks, I totally understand how you feel. I missed PRing a 5k once by literally a second, I was devastated b/c I had pushed myself to my limit and then missed it by such a small amount.

However, the next time I tried (which was a couple of months later), I beat that PR by over a minute, so it all works out in the end ;)

Congrats on your great time none the less!

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5/16/12 4:32 P

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Aww man. That does stink to narrowly miss your goal but its still a fantastic race! Is that a new PR for you? Celebrate it! What would you do differently if you had run the 10K in 59:59? You'd probably still have a goal to beat that next time, right? So train and run the next one in 59:58. Don't lose sleep over those 4 seconds. That was a special event. And think of it this way - maybe that 4 seconds was spent carefully watching the road or your foot placement and prevented an injury or saying thanking a volunteer or encouraging another runner? I know you well enough to know it was 4 seconds well spent! emoticon

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5/16/12 12:33 P

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People stealing other people's seconds? This is one tough group!

John - if it makes you feel any better, I missed a sub 1:00 10K by 16 seconds.

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5/15/12 4:47 P

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What is a good pace to run 3-5 miles? I like to run but I think I am actually just jogging. ;)
I can jog 5 miles at 5.0 on the treadmill without being winded or even really tired. When I fun 3 at 6.0 it is an attainable challenge. I just need a goal to strive for I guess.

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5/15/12 6:05 A

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John - you did great!

Expectations get in the way of enjoyment all too often!

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Yeah, I took your damned four seconds and I AIN'T givin' 'em back!

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5/14/12 7:27 P

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A great job regardless but I hear you on those 4 seconds. Think of it this way - if you run the exact same way for your next 10K, you know exactly how hard you need to push it to knock those 4 seconds off!!

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5/14/12 7:17 P

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Well John, congrats on a good 10k time and I guess you just have to train HARDER!!! JK Great job.


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you took my 4 seconds??? emoticon

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I did the flip side of that last week ... I PRd a half by 4 seconds.

In all the cosmos it all evens out.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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5/14/12 7:03 P

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pft 4 sec could be as simple as where you were on the start line John. Dont beat yourself up -

2nd better than 3rd
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5/14/12 7:01 P

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Terri emoticon I know I should be greatful that I'm running regardless, but when I've been trying so hard to beat my time of a sub 1 hour and to be 4 seconds off that sucks emoticon

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John,

You did a great job. You are always an inspiration to me. I think your time is fantastic. My 10k was 20 minutes slower than that, and I felt pretty good about it :-)

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My goal for Sporting Life 10K race yesterday was to PB sub 1 hour (59min or less) I was looking forward to this for 1 year.

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I missed my goal by 4 seconds - lol

I can run a full marathon in 5:30 and still feel proud, but if I run a 10K race over 1:00 I feel like a failure emoticon I guess because I was trying so hard for that goal

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