Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

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Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby Double Bellybuster » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:53 am

Coach talked some strategy with me prior to this one, he knows more than he can tell me:

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I kept at a pace that would keep my 2009 PB (21:28 - 4:18/K) within sight though sub-22:00 seemed more realistic. I have never focused on the 5K but have always failed at getting near this mark, though now I had 3 weeks of intervals thus far in my marathon training and could perhaps keep it in sight.

As it tuned out, I was able to pass throughout the race and visit the pain bank late. I knew I was tight to a PB as my mile splits on the course (too dark to regularly see pace on watch) were approx. 7:00, 7:00, 6:45. After the race I saw I had run:

4:21
4:20
4:23
4:17
4:05

21:26, PB by 0:02.

It was dark so I had no idea of placement. I was pleasantly surprised to see a result of 40/918 overall and then a poted result of 2nd in my age group. This turned out to be 3/47 M40-44, but the AG winner had been bumped to the overall prizes. I won my first ever running trophy:

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Very pleasantly surprised with this one. So I had some beer last night afterwards.
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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby ratherawkward » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:42 am

Great result and AG placing - well done!!
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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:09 pm

Nice pic....your coach looks very wise!
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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby 5km » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:29 pm

Excellent time! Congrats on the AG placement and winning your first running trophy!

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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby Ken B » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:20 pm

Well done!! Nice podium finish!! Congratulations!

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Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:28 pm

Your coach Rocks!!
....and so do you!!
Nicely done :D
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Postby Doonst » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:43 pm

Congrats to you and the coach.
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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:10 pm

You must always listen to the Coach -- well done!
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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby Double Bellybuster » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:14 pm

Thanks all!

orleansrunner1962 wrote:You must always listen to the Coach


He knows it - "Run until you are panting. Then run quicker. Woof!"
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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby erinmcd » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:14 am

Nicely done!
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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby Miss*Smiles » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:25 am

Way to go!!!! :D
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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:50 pm

Congrats on the PB! Great race.

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Re: Double Bellybuster - Myrtle Beach 5K

Postby barebuns1 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:33 pm

Congrats on your pb. :)
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