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Discussion: 5 miles 7 min pace and 4th!??

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Jul 17, 2017 1:04 AM # 
What race did you run that you only got 4th in age group with 7 min pace for 5 miles??? Great run.
Jul 17, 2017 2:03 PM # 
Park Point 5 Mile. Oldest race in MN!
Lots of good old guys show up for that race. You never ran it?
Jul 17, 2017 11:10 PM # 
Never...and I have heard you talk of that race for a long time. I should at least jog trot it for a workout someday.
Jul 18, 2017 10:38 PM # 
When did that race start and what was the winning time for 'our' age group?
Jul 19, 2017 3:01 PM # 
45 years ago... I guess it's only the oldest race in N. Minnesota.
Randy Wiinanen (Finn) ran 30:33 Grrrrrr.....
Jul 19, 2017 10:49 PM # 
Curse you Wiinanen you fiend. I will crush you next year!
Jul 19, 2017 10:50 PM # 
So if my math is right 1972...that was the year we moved and I was limping along with my strained left leg.
Jul 22, 2017 1:54 AM # 
...and the "sad" thing is, Brent Smith (61 from Cloquet) didn't run. He regularly does 5-8 mile tempo runs at sub-6:00 pace.
Keep doing those strides; they'll help!
Jul 22, 2017 6:08 PM # 
I know even as slow as I am compared to the average person over 35 and a lot of kids even younger than that I'm in way better shape than most and yet there are so many 60 year old types that are WAYYY better than I am at this point...including you...I hope being retired I can notch it up enough to get over this plateau I'm on. I can't even run ONE lap at six min pace right now...Oh maybe in a race or at least in a timed run with someone to pace me I might get close to 90...5 or 6 years ago I did 2 or 3 workouts of 3 x 1600 at about 7:10 average I can barely run one lap at that pace...crap...

Keep getting little aches and strains that keep me from doing more speed stuff...
Jul 23, 2017 4:08 PM # 
Move to Duluth where it is 56 degress today.
Jul 24, 2017 3:45 PM # 
I would have to buy winter clothing...for the summer...haha. I really think the heat can be a little like altitude training...and it can also kill you and for a lot of people they would skip workouts...also you run slower but thats the same at altitude...probably run fewer miles several days a week because there is a build up of heat and within half a mile you can go from in control to incoherence bordering on death.

I hope I can stay healthy and run some part of Grandma's at least once even just jogging the half...and that Park Point 5 miler.

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