2nd AG! Did you get a pie?
Looked for you at the finish....
had to make a dash for the portapotties, really pissed about my performance I guess. then drove out to chubb w/o much further ado. real runners dont get the pies:)
Seems like a decent time- how does it compare for you?
prob 20sec faster than the last which could very well be attributed to the course. the mystery to me is where does -6 min pace go after 1 mile or -6:30 after 2 miles? the degradation curve is just too steep...esp. w a course like today that allowed for a good bit of downhill recovery
Geez...for a guy in his mid-60's you're maintaining quite a pace! I hate to tell you what your pace will be in ten years!
Chi, your re-direction to humility and gratitude is well taken. Nonetheless, it seems one should strive to live up to ones current potential.
Anyway, the 74 yr old Missouri state 5k record is 24:48, by Joe Bell. That doesn't sound as totally ridiculous as the american record by John Keston (actually 75), 20:48, or the world record by Ed Whitlock, 18:21. You never know!
guess i'm not a real runner.
2nd AG, 9th in 50-54, 11th in 45-49. Not much to complain about, be disappointed or angry with.
Since you feel you weren't living up to your potential, what was your goal time?
sorry, I kind of made that silly phrase up - in my defense some of the group members said they weren't taking theirs either. you could have had mine. next year we'll have to co-ordinate that. If you have space for all those pies.
ok, here's the thing. I can run 2 miles on a hilly course in low 6:3x (glendale firehouse 2.1) (and if I can run a 6 min mile why not 2 @6:20?) Would it be reasonable to expect that I could run 6:40 on a fast downhill course = 20:43?
Or even that I could hang on for 1 more mile @ 6:30 = 20:12? And then I'm just 4 seconds/mile off of 19:59 (6:26).
Well, no, according to JD Table 5.1 Vdot associated with running times. A 6:03 mile is consistent w/ a 12:55 2 mile, so close there. the big drop is to the 5k which should be 20:39. So maybe 20:39 is a reasonable time to shoot for w/ 5k-specific training. And realistically, my training has been focused on shorter distances. So maybe my time is not really that big of a head scratcher, though I think there is more to it than just the training. downhill course, so yeah, at least 30-40 seconds faster.
Perhaps w/ that 5k specific training, you can buy yourself a few seconds as well?