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Jan 8, 2011

Adam's Virtual 5k Race Result

Today, I did the virtual 5k race for Adam's Virtual Run at I am Boring.  I really like virtual races because of the following:

1) The are the right price.
2) I alway envision myself as the winner - even though I'm likely not.  It just feels like you're in front when you're running alone and you know it's for a race.
3) It's a great way to see how others are doing throughout the country

I think I'm going to set up one of these up in the coming months.  It looks like there is great interest in doing these at least in the blogging land.

I ran my 3.1 miles in 22:55; not a PR(22:38) for me but very close.  Since I was pretty much running on snow the majority of the run, it probably slowed me down.  In addition, it was about 27 degrees so when I'm going that speed, my lungs are on fire in those cold temperatures.  I know, I know, excuses, excuses.  I'd like to see what my time would be once its warmer out but I have no 5k's planned at all this year.  Perhaps I'll have to fit one in somewhere.  Here's a couple pictures from today.  I didn't bring the camera on my run because I wanted to get the best time that I could but I took a before and after.  They look pretty much the same except you can see my hat has ice forming on it from the sweat.  It's funny because whenever I run this hard in cold weather, once I'm done, you can see the steam coming off my body through my clothes.

Before race

After race

My time
Thanks again Adam for putting on this great race.  You did a great job promoting it.  I hope everyone that ran today also had a great run.

Have a great day and.......Keep Running!

27 comments:

  1. Awesome, working on my recap right now!! :D

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  2. Great job! It was fun knowing we're all running the same race today!

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  3. Way to go. I did it too, albeit much slower! It was a beautiful sunny 5 degree morning with crunchy snow on the trail. Stats: 28:49 a 9:17 pace. Keep running hard Jeff.

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  4. Great job Jeff, I'm not sure about that 27º we had 14º on the east side......

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  5. Nice run!! I did it, too, but on the treadmill because of the snow. I finished in 33:59 (recap will be posted tonight). Have a great Saturday!!

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  6. Great time on your virtual race and on snow too! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. I have to run it tonight on the treadmill because of work. :( great time!

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  8. Thanks everyone. Coach Ken - that's just what it said on my outdoor temp. Perhaps it was colder. Haha! Just looked up the temp - I'm also on the east side and it says it was 16 degrees with a windchill of 11 degrees when I ran. I guess it was a little colder. My temperature gauge must be off.

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  9. The snow is not an excuse! It is a great time for a virtual run where you run alone.

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  10. Wow! so close to a PR in a solo, snow run. I would say, find a 5k soon that has good weather, and go for the new PR.

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  11. Awesome run! Good for you partner!

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  12. Awesome! Well done and deserved.

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  13. Great race, Jeff! I have yet to do a virtual race but I really should!

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  14. Black Knight - you are correct!

    Happy Feet - It might be awhile for good weather around here!

    Thank you everyone. Hoping my legs will be Ok for tomorrow's run. Feeling good though. Even if I beat my PR, I would not count it unless it was in an actual race.

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  15. Wow! Super speedy! Nice race today...

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  16. Sounds like we ran in the same conditions.

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  17. Great job on the virtual race!!!

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  18. Sounds like a lot of fun! Great time - snow or no snow!! ;-)

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  19. So you're saying I shouldn't have stopped to look at the houses for sale along my race route?? I'm sure that blew my pace all to pieces! (giggle)

    Great run!!!!!

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  20. Sorry I'm just now commenting on this....

    Nice work!! I think that you were one of the fastest virtual guys. Way to go.

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