First Race of the Season

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Tom Longboat
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First Race of the Season

Postby endurox » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:11 pm

I am so happy to have run my fastest 5K since 2005 this morning! (22:34) I was 11 seconds off my PR and the next 5K will be after a couple of 10Ks and a half marathon so I will be gunning for that PR. Its what I needed after living on that plateau for the last few years, and nagging injuries. I seem to need a good solid 18 months of training before I see results again. Its the push I needed to keep the momentum going. My age group is so tough but its what seems to push me. I can't wait to turn 45 in August! I ran a steady hurtin' pace but the big thing was I stayed focused. Last year I ran higher mileage, this season I have been running harder tempos and track work. Its all coming together again. Cannot wait for my fall marathon!
9 Marathons/6 Boston Qualifiers
PR 3:36
Next Major Race:Chicago Marathon 2010
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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby JSmitty » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:28 pm

Cannot wait to meet you in Chicago!!
Great still got it!!

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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:02 pm

Fantastic!!! :D
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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby casual-runner » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:45 pm

Congratulations - Great result!!!
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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby DougG » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:07 pm

Congratulations on a great race!
Snowflake 10k....stopped at 5k
Rest of the year a write off because of injury.
Snowflake 10k Jan 1 done
Run 4 Kids 10k Jan 7 done
Harry's Spring Run Off 8k. April 8 a disaster, but I finished
Centurion 50k at Horseshoe Valley (cycling) done
Centurion 50 miler at Blue Mountain (cycling) done.....barely!
Snowflake 5k, Dec 16 - done
Harry Rosen 8k. April. done
Rotary 5k fun run. May. done
CANI 10k. June. done
Canada Day 10k. July. done
Barrie Waterfront 5k. Aug. done
CANI 10 k. Oct. done
Base Borden Army Run 10k. done

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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby Tori » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:17 pm

Great job!!!!

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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby Kristen » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:50 pm

Awesome stuff, Cathy - super fast. Congrats! Looking forward to your next 5K race report. Good luck with your upcoming races!

I hope we get to run into each other at another race... it was nice to meet you at the Trail Race in the fall, albeit briefly. Perhaps I'll find you at an upcoming Roadkill track session (if my little leg issues resolve themselves)? :wink:

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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby KBO » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:48 am

Yay you! All that tongue dragging speedwork paid off. I do think that 2010 is going to a be a fabulous racing year for you. I can't wait until Chicago.

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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:03 am


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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby Fireinbelly » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:12 am

Excellent result. It sounds like you really dug down deep when it mattered.
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The script for 2010:
Run for Reach (1/2M Ottawa) - Done!
Diefenbooker (10K Carp) - Done!
Ottawa 1/2M - Done!
Kilt Run (5 miles Perth)
Steamtown Marathon (Scranton)

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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby ratherBrunning » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:50 pm

Congratulations--smoking time! Good luck with your upcoming races! :D

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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby roadrunner » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:59 pm

Way to go Cathy. I think the cool temp helped us run fast. We are used to running into the wind from Tuesday night track wkouts. lol.

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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby Darth Tater » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:16 pm

Great results, and it sounds like you've worked hard for it. Congrats!
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Re: First Race of the Season

Postby NewFinnLoper » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:52 am

Solid! What is it they say? HIgher Faster Stronger? That's you this season!
22 halfs (PR 1:42:02) :)
5 full (PR 3:48:21)
...and a smattering of adventure and trail races thrown in for good measure!
All running is on hold until further notice .... :0(

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