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Old 08-08-2008, 07:31 PM   #21
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Re: first 5k. any advice?

Even if you are feeling good, don't go out fast.

It can't be said enough.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:57 AM   #22
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Re: first 5k. any advice?

well i ran the race today!

i think i did fairly decent considering i set some new pr's in my mile pacing. the thrill of the crowd really pushed me.

i did what everyone said and took it slow in the beginning. 30 seconds on then 30 seconds off which was even lighter then my training of 40 on & 20 off. somewhere around 500m i started to lose track off my stop watch because i was so busy navigating the crowds. so i used it as a rough estimate from time to time and i listened to my body as best i could.

i drank way, way too much water in the am prior to the race. i ended up getting lower stomach cramps at about the first mile. it didn't deter me. i felt i trained too hard to let some pain mess up my race.

i am a pretty big guy at 266 so i used other big guys in the field as my competitors to push me. i came across 4 bigger guys and i passed them all at some point during the race. the last guy was giving me a bit of a challange. i would pass him, then he would pass me, and then finally he was in front of me as we came around the last turn. i saw the finish line and my eyes lit up. i just kicked it in high gear and began sprinting the last 150m. i flew by him and never looked back. i began passing more and more runners. then my cardio started to hit its capacity with 50m left, but i refused to slow down before the finish line. as i crossed the start finish i was so gassed i was barely able to keep my body upright as i battled to catch my breath.

the pose running technique really has helped. it has made running pain free plus the style lends to nice strides with the floating that really allows me to run with alot of speed. i can't wait till i can run a whole 5k straight thru with the pose technique without walking. my times will really drop.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:24 AM   #23
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Re: first 5k. any advice?

Congrats on the race. I love how you used others as motivation. I do that every time I have to race and it always helps to have someone ahead of you that you Know you can beat.

Great job! Now I need to find a competition to sign up for.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:13 AM   #24
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Re: first 5k. any advice?

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Congrats on the race. I love how you used others as motivation. I do that every time I have to race and it always helps to have someone ahead of you that you Know you can beat.

Great job! Now I need to find a competition to sign up for.
thanks alot jason!

well you're in yuma and close enough to san diego that you should sign up for the mission bay triathlon on october 5th. it's more of a sprint. 500m swim, 15k bike, & 5k run. i am starting to train for that as of today.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:43 PM   #25
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Re: first 5k. any advice?

As much fun as that sounds, I will regretably have to pass. I'll be travelling home to Iowa for a few weeks. You wouldn't happen to know when the next upcoming event would be? I am really interested in participating in these.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:31 PM   #26
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Re: first 5k. any advice?

here is a link to a calender with multiple types of races:

http://www.kozenterprises.com/topnav/calendardf84.htm


i would like to work up to a half marathon and then eventually a full marathon. a marathon always seemed like one of those events that is a true test of a person's will.

an ironman would be insane. i think its like a 2 mile swim, 112 mile bike, & 26.2 mile run. that would be an accomplishment.
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