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Quick 5k Follow Up

Just got the results from Saturday’s 5k.  I’m astounded at my time, 23 minutes 8 seconds. This is not just a 5k race PR, but a never run so fast ever PR. My pace was 7:28 minutes per mile. I … Continue reading

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The Family that 5k’s Together

As predicted, I did not melt during yesterday’s soggy 5K. The rain wasn’t too bad actually, mostly just a drizzle. It was a bit chilly, in the 50s, but that’s a lot better than mid-40s, or , yuck, the 30s. … Continue reading

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Training for a 5k?

Our school is sponsoring a 5k in March. I registered for it yesterday. A runner mom from the school ask me if I was training for the race. I stammered a bit in answering. It was the word training that … Continue reading

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Just another middle aged runner.

Ran my second official 5k yesterday. It was another small race. Tiny actually. No more than 12 runners.  It was sponsored by our neighborhood civic association.* A big part of this race’s appeal was its proximity. I walked to the … Continue reading

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5k Victory

He saw the finish line and sprinted toward it. Not bad for a 40 year old, he thought. The rhythm of his pounding feet took on a strange staccato. Too late he realized it was a runner approaching from behind. Chagrined, … Continue reading

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Running a 5k after 1,200 miles of practice

I ran my first 5k race a few days ago.  It took me a year to build up the courage and even then my participation in this race only occurred by happenstance.  I’ve been running for about 2 years.  My … Continue reading

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