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Friday, November 27, 2009

The streak ends

Greensboro Gobbler 5k
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 , which should most likely be posted by the time you read this.


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

  2. Nice job going "slow." Cheers!

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

  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.

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

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

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