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Griffeen Ireland Parkrun 5k

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Member Since:

Feb 08, 2015

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Certified road course PR's:

Mile: 4:38.0 (Florida, May 2015)

5K: 15:51 (Florida, April 2017)

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

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

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

Marathon: 2:47:56 (FL, Nov. 2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Upcoming Races

2/24 & 2/25 Gasparilla 15k and half

3/11 Local half marathon

3/25 New Orleans half marathon

4/16 Boston marathon

Personal:

I never ran at all until 2010. I was overweight and just wanted to get healthy. Running was what helped me through that experience and it just became a habit after a couple of years running on and off.

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PM: Track in freaking Ireland!  Finally- a place with sidewalks AND a tinder track.  Took a week to find sidewalks.  Sidewalks.  Crazy.  People looked at me like I was a weirdo for running which was kind of sad.  Did alternating 400s and 800s with alternating 200 and 400 recoveries.  Weather wasn't too bad- Upper 40s, cloudy/partly sunny.

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Race: Griffeen Ireland Parkrun 5k (3.107 Miles) 00:17:21, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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Griffeen Ireland Parkrun, Dublin, Ireland

So, not really a "race" but my first parkrun.  I had signed up about a year ago with hopes of trying out the one near Orlando, but it's just too far/early for a 5k run.  However, found myself in Dublin 3 miles from the nearest parkrun, so decided to try it out.  The people were incredibly friendly and welcoming, so that was nice to see.  To be honest, I was just happy to see people being active and outside.  Seemed like no one bikes/runs/exercises very much in that country, so I was happy to see almost 200 runners for a local timed weekly 5k.  

I had no idea how to run the course, so I had to stay back for the first loop with the second place guy just to get directions, but it didn't take away from the fun at all.  In the end, I just wanted to do it- no matter the time.  I wish I was here another week although- I'd go right for their course record.

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