Finally busted a good one

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    Finally ran a good race this past Sunday. Took third in the Swamp Devil 15k in 52:42.

    splits as follows:

    Mile Split

    1.00 5:28

    2.00 5:38

    3.00 5:39

    4.00 5:35

    5.00 5:34

    6.00 5:38

    7.00 5:44

    8.00 5:41

    9.00 5:46

    0.3 1:55

    Stephen Ondieki, formerly of FDU Cross Country Fame, won in 50:05. I cought the second place guy at 6 miles and stayed on his tail till the 9 mile mark. He pulled away with .3 to go. Gave it everything but couldn’t hang.

    This is definitely the strangest year I’ve had running. Struggled to break 37 minutes in a 10k in mid September. Went through 6 miles on Sunday in 33:34 feeling strong so go figure. Ran an 18 mile race in mid October in 1:52, four minutes slower than what I thought I could do. Since then, I dedicated some time toward working on my speed and I think that helped. Mile repeats and fartlek workouts in particular.

    Next up I may try to improve a soft 5k pr of 16:57 then on to training for the Boston Marathon. Looking to crack 2:40.

  • #16784

    Mark5000
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    Finally is right. The thought of running sub-17 5Ks, 58 minute 10-mile tempo runs, and no mile repeats nauseates me. And don’t even get me started on 2:40-2:45 marathons. At least you can have a shred of dignity for the next couple days after your 52:42 15K (was it certified? huh? huh?).

    Hehe, seriously… awesome race. Your splits look great, and that time is blazing. Sounds like you had a breakthrough, which is prolly the coolest thing that can happen in a race. Best of luck with the 5K PR.

  • #16884

    Mark5000
    Member

    Finally is right. The thought of running sub-17 5Ks, 58 minute 10-mile tempo runs, and no mile repeats nauseates me. And don’t even get me started on 2:40-2:45 marathons. At least you can have a shred of dignity for the next couple days after your 52:42 15K (was it certified? huh? huh?).

    Hehe, seriously… awesome race. Your splits look great, and that time is blazing. Sounds like you had a breakthrough, which is prolly the coolest thing that can happen in a race. Best of luck with the 5K PR.

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