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Discussion: Great 5 mile 7:14 pace!!!!!

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Sep 2, 2018 4:16 PM # 
Bags:
I could possibly pace you for 600 meters out of 5 miles...on a day I was feeling really good.
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Sep 2, 2018 6:57 PM # 
Toivo!:
Here's the link to my finish video. It's funny... I felt like I was REALLY SPRINTING, but I looked like I was a fat jogger.
It's the Bagwell/Walter Mitty Syndrome I guess :) https://www.mtecresults.com/runner/show?race=7264&...
Sep 2, 2018 9:38 PM # 
Bags:
Koski this must be a test. I wished I could disagree with you...actually I don't as far as LOOKING like a fat jogger but you really did not look like you were sprinting...but I've told you more than once how crossing the street I'll put the hammer down...lowering my head in fierce determination to not die on the street that day and become roadkill...but it takes me as long to cross one lane as it used to the whole street.

All kidding aside that was a good time for 5 miles, especially since you've cut back on running to do all the manual labor...it shows strength is an asset. It's still amazing 1971 to 2018 you are out there doing your thing and I'm even shuffling along myself doing what I can. We're not fat, lazy, couch potatoes. With aches and pains that cause fear, doubt and consternation of whether its safe to workout or not we press on and do what we can.

I believe if I were up there and had you and others to push me and train with me here and there...not necessarily 7 days a week, but at least twice and preferably 3-4 times a week I could run 8:30-8:45 pace...but right now writing that is the closest I can doing such a feat.

I also remain mystified by the guys that run so much faster, especially for marathons. I admit to enough jealousy to wonder how many of them are spiking up with 'stuff'...its not fair to the ones that are not, but some of them are.

Maybe none of them just to be fair.

One hopeful thing is that lately when I've had to back off I'm able to keep much more fitness by walking and also returning to running sooner than most of the time in the past, but I still feel slow.

Thanks for the video!

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