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Friday, November 27, 2009

The streak ends

Greensboro Gobbler 5k
21:19
Splits:
7:05 pace first half, 6:45 pace second half
62nd overall out of 1311
8th AG out of 75





I figured I was going to be slower, having bumped up my miles a bit. I also had a feeling I was going to start slow if I was going to follow through with my promise to myself not to waste energy passing people at the gun in such a big crowd/tiny course. It seemed like all the slow runners (ie, 8 year olds and their moms) were in front of me, all the fast people behind. Tokyo subway craziness ensued. I just tucked myself behind a gaggle of mid-paced runners and let everyone else elbow and push their way to the front.

Once it strung out, I was kind of comfortable going at the slower pace. I waited for the second half to start passing people, and then only casually. I wasn't feeling very racey. I'm pleased to be able to say that about a pretty quick time, though. That, and I didn't step in anything from the Dog Walk/Run.

Check out the full race report at MadMayoRunners.com , which should most likely be posted by the time you read this.

7 comments:

  1. Negative split and you finished first in the barefoot category!

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  2. Nice job going "slow." Cheers!

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  3. We did not evolve to run in shoes… or pants.

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  4. Jamoosh: that's why I must race so frequently. If running barefoot becomes popular amongst the fast people (ahem... ac), I'll no longer be the fastest barefooter. Time is fleeting!

    Viper: Thanks. For all I know the race before will be my fastest race ever. This could be the beginning of the end. All this rain is turning me emo.

    ac: Don't blame Darwin for your crime of fashion.

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  5. Hmmm... I wonder if BareAssAnthony.com is taken?

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  6. Oh no, it is. And it has nothing to do with running.

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  7. I had a feeling it might be. I'll take your word for it.

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