Phil’s 5k 2012 Experience

The results of this run can be found here.

I ran the 2nd fastest time of my life yesterday on the Phil’s course. The time of 17:48 was good for 7th place in a decimated field. There were 375 runners this year compared to, off the top of my head, 700 people in past years. I basically started in the front and and was near the front the entire race which is uncommon for me. Usually I start slow and pass runners as the race progresses but this year was different. My first mile was 5:41 which was a pretty good pace. Considering my finishing pace averaged 5:44 I think that I ran a really strong, consistent pace / race. I actually felt really good the entire way through and kick myself a bit for not pressing a little harder. People love to complain about the weather but I thought it was pretty nice. After I finished I got to watch in anticipation as Sam was pacing CK4 to the end. I was expecting a kick to the finish between the two but CK4’s energy level must have been zapped as I think I saw a man in a walker outkick them. Props to my mom too who finished in 29:07, good for 4th in her age division. When the pictures come up, I’ll add them to the site.

By |2016-06-29T15:35:12-04:00July 19th, 2012|Running|0 Comments

Frostbite 5 miler 2011 – Results

With temperatures in the 40’s and gusts of wind hitting 25+ miles per hour, this wouldn’t seem like ideal running conditions. However, the times proved otherwise. Technically I only know of 3 peoples times but Me, Jeff, and Brian Lockard all put up worthy times. I was the slowest of the 3 finishing at 29:40 or so but exceeded my expectations of a sub 30 times. Jeff went into the race sandbagging and saying how he was having trouble running 5 miles but you wouldn’t know it when he clocked a 28:45. Lockard beat Jeff by a little bit but it’s hard for me to say being 400 yards behind them. Jeff and I started together and went out in a 5:20 or so mile. The wind made the beginning cold in my opinion but after you get moving it wasn’t so bad. Jeff left me around mile 2 and I was running at a pretty steady pace with no one really passing me and me passing the occasional rabbit who doesn’t know what a pace it. Mile 2 and 3 seemed to contain a lot of gradual hills and the wind made these all the more fun. Once I hit mile 4 I was a bit unsure of how far was left (a mile duh) but it’s sometimes hard to judge when to turn it on a bit to finish strong. Once I saw the school I knew we were close and finished with a good kick and some juice left. Don’t get me wrong though, I couldn’t go much faster as I felt great throughout the entire race. My legs didn’t get tired and my breathing was good. If I knew the course I maybe could have shaved off a few seconds but all in all I was pretty pleased. For a first time experience, I had a good run. Time to get wasted.

By |2013-03-15T03:42:02-04:00February 19th, 2011|Running, Sports|0 Comments

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