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September 19, 2010

Quickie Update on the 5k

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — marathonmaiden @ 13:10


Because I’m too tired and exhausted to write up a full recap right now and this original post only went up 2 hours ago.  So I figure Sunday = most people not checking in right away and I can catch y’all and update you.

The long and short of it all is this: I PR’d.  By about 90 seconds.  Or, if you go by what my official time was last year and compare it to my watch time this year (official results aren’t up yet) I pr’d by exactly 90 seconds.  And I ran decently consistent splits (the huge crowd in the beginning made the first mile the slowest).  Not what I’d want (Negative all the way!) but at least they weren’t positive all the way.

Thus my watch says 20:01.94. SOOOOOOOOOOO close and I’m pretty sure it actually hurts to be so close.  Both physically and emotionally because my legs are still jello-y and sore.  Going to hurt a lot tomorrow.

And I felt like I was going to puke.  So mission accomplished. I did not, however, but I think I may have blacked out for a second.  Things definitely got fuzzy after literally sprinting uphill for the last .2 miles.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t though because otherwise I’d have ended up in the medical tent.

I’ll stop here so that I can go eat and shower and lounge a bit.  I do have some work to do which is nice to take my mind off of the agony of being so close.  But fun work, as in I’m doing it for ME and not anyone else.  I’ll be back tomorrow to post a full recap 🙂


  1. Well done! I know it must be gutting to be so close to sub 20 and not get it but don’t lose sight of that being an amazing time.. plus, your chip time might start with 19!

    Comment by Laura — September 19, 2010 @ 13:34

  2. Hot damn! You killed it! I knew you would… :p

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — September 19, 2010 @ 13:52

  3. Congrats on a big PR – that’s awesome!

    Comment by shelby — September 19, 2010 @ 13:59

  4. YOU are amazing 🙂 that is all.

    Comment by sarah (the SHU box) — September 19, 2010 @ 14:13

  5. BAM baby! Killlllled it. Can’t WAIT to hear the recap.

    Comment by sweatykid — September 19, 2010 @ 14:18

    • PS reading your post from last night and then today makes me SSOOo jazzed to race. Hope I get an opportunity soon. Otherwise I’ll keep just living through your racing posts…!!

      Comment by sweatykid — September 19, 2010 @ 14:20

  6. AWESOME!!!! Your descriptions are very accurate for how you should feel when you’ve finished a 5K. I can’t wait to hear more, but until then, feel very, very proud.

    Comment by sarah — September 19, 2010 @ 14:53

  7. Great job!!!!! Way to feel like you left it all out there (except the contents of your stomach, that is).

    Comment by Chelsea — September 19, 2010 @ 15:11

  8. You’re a 5k slayer! Huge PR!! Congrats!

    Comment by Marcia — September 19, 2010 @ 16:53

  9. Awesome! I love your thoughts on racing to actually race. Ever since I found out that I can actually place alright in my age group, now all I want to do is RACE races, not just do them for fun. PLUS if you pay, you might as well race, cause I can go run a 5k on my own for free. : ) WAY TO GO on your PR. Next 5K – you’ll get that sub 20!

    Comment by Megan @ The Daily Sweat — September 19, 2010 @ 16:55

  10. Great job Karyn. PRing by 90s is a GIGANTIC effort! That sub-20 is toast. You have the talent and desire, and you will make this happen.

    – Richard

    Comment by Richard Blalock — September 19, 2010 @ 19:18

  11. awesome job, though I’m not surprised about the big PR!! Can’t wait to read the full recap

    Comment by mealsformiles — September 19, 2010 @ 19:21

  12. congratulations!!! yeah, wait for the chip time… if you’re not already there, next time for sure!

    Comment by kristinschleicher — September 19, 2010 @ 20:12

  13. Fabulous. Knew you would get it done. Well done. Set some fresh goals now and make a solid plan. The marathon PR is also there for the taking with a solid few months of prep. Brilliant, so pleased for you!

    Comment by Ian — September 20, 2010 @ 07:22

  14. Congrats!! 30sec/mile improvement on an already-fast 5k time, awesomeness.

    Comment by Lindsay — September 20, 2010 @ 09:00

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