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Manufacturing 5k

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Location:

FL,United States

Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Certified course PR's:

Mile: 4:38.0 (Florida, May 2015)

5K: 15:33 (Florida, Jan. 2019)

10K: 34:31 (Florida, Sept. 2015)

15K: 50:07 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

1/2 Marathon: 1:12:33 (Florida, Feb. 2017)

Marathon: 2:26:57 (Washington, July 2019)

100k (63.3 miles, trail): 9:11:00 (Florida, Jan. 2019)

Personal:

I started running in 2010 and have (mostly) kept it a habit ever since!  

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 177.56 Year: 3580.20
Race: Manufacturing 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:16:16, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.003.119.11

Manufacturing 5k Race Report

This was supposed to be my first fitness test "race" since my marathon for the beginning of my training, but it turned out I had a free entry for yesterday's race, so this one took a back seat.  I laced up my nice shoes for this one, hoping to clock in under 16.  I figured it was as good as done, considering I ran a 16:07 yesterday with the highway bridges and hill- however I definitely wasn't plannign on Jeremy jumping in the race at the last minute, so unfortunately I just threw out my race plan of pacing even 5:09s.

I drew him out hard on the first mile.  I figured I'd slow it down if he didn't follow, but since he did I just kept pulling him faster- I did promise him I'd 'race him hard' next time we faced off against each other, so I guess I kept my word.  I felt a little bit bad about it afterwards.  We train together, so I'm not sure I made a mature decision there.

The rest of the race was uneventful and my splits are gross, but I like having a ton of room for improvement.  In hindsight, I wish I stayed with Jeremy and ran with him.  I know it would have hurt my chances at a win, but honestly, who cares- it's a local nothing 5k, and in the end we would have both benefitted from it.  

Splits- 5:03, 5:20, 5:19, 0:34

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