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in: chitownclark; chitownclark > 2016-06-28

Jun 29, 2016 8:21 PM # 
matzah ball:
you are running faster in training than in races?
Jun 29, 2016 8:28 PM # 
Ha ha! No...races are timed with chips and posted on the internet. So my race times are reported correctly.

However when I train I just estimate my time based on my distance (800 street numbers per mile). And I guess I'm a bit optimistic about how fast I'm running, while stopping for traffic, lights, pavement construction, etc.

But I admire the training discipline you and Eric maintain. And I certainly admire the results you obtain. Congrats!
Jun 29, 2016 8:35 PM # 
matzah ball:
Well kudos to you for keeping up the running - thats admirable in its own right. Hmmm, you could try heading for a track, then you could experiment w speed in a controlled environment. If you're like me you'll get a kick out of thinking, wow I just ran that at near 4 min/mile pace...even if it is only a few yards, ha ha.
Jun 30, 2016 8:44 PM # 
Could use your GPS watch
Jul 4, 2016 7:00 PM # 
Well it is frustrating to run so slowly. But every time I finish a race, and am on my way home, I still get that euphoric high.

I used to see those guys at the back of the pack, barely moving, and wonder why they even bothered. But now that I AM that guy, I'm determined to keep running, at some level, as long as the body holds up

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