A new PB - Mich's 5K Endurance

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A new PB - Mich's 5K Endurance

Postby Mich » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:22 am

It turned out to be a beautiful evening for a run even though rain was in the forecast and I worried about that all day. We decided to make this a family event and let the kids do the 1K while Lorne paced me in the 5K. This was the same race I did last year but I decided to do it again to see how far I had come. I agreed to let Lorne pace me to give me that little push if I needed it.

Gun went, and so did we, waved bye to the kids and looked forward to seeing them again on the final stretch. At about 1/2K I got a stitch in my right side, thought we started out a little to fast but would keep it going as long as I could. At 1K that stitch moved from my right side to the left side and stayed with me for the whole 5K, even with walk breaks. :roll: Lorne just kept encouraging me and talking to me but it was very one sided, I think he found out that I’m not a very good running partner :wink: I don’t like to talk, don’t think I answered him once.

Coming into the final stretch is where you see “some” spectators or guys that have finished and are running home. It's amazing how those few words of “Bravo” or it’s “downhill here” can move you along. Saw the kids and they started to run with us. Lorne asked our son so what do you think, is mommy going to win, and my sons response…… there were thousands of people in front of her :lol: :roll: he proceeded to talk non stop after that but I was so focused at that point, I just needed to get to that mat.

I am happy to report that “I left nothing out there” and I’m sure the guy that was cutting off my chip was happy too cuz I thought I was going to puke while he was doing it :oops:

5K in 33:08. It was a PB by 2:26. 8) I was 464/478 so there were more people behind me this year than last when I was 470/475 and my time then was 35:34

464 MICHELLE HEALD ST-LAZARE 479 33:08.2 6:38 Femmes 30-39 43/45 153/160

Awesome race and an awesome time was had by all. Thanks Lorne for supporting me, encouraging me with my running, never doubting my abilities and making sure I had a great PB.

Thanks also to Nancy, your words of encouragement help more than you know.

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Postby Jwolf » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:26 am

Excellent job, Michelle! And great family pictures. You're looking amazing.
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:30 am

Congratulations, Michelle - that is a fabulous improvement! Well done!
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Postby Lazagna » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:32 am

Congrats on a PB, I'm doing my first race in Sept. so I'm setting a PB no matter what.. lol

Awesome time.
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Postby a-slow-5 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:37 am

Ah Michelle! You rock! What a great race result after all these months of hard work. You totally deserve this giant PB after working so hard. I'm so happy for you! And SUPER proud too!

Can't wait to see you guys at PEC!

P.S. - Your post race pics don't even look like you broke a sweat! :wink:
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Postby Iron-North » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:50 am

Mich awesome race!

Beautiful pictures ! You 2 look amazing and kids are soooooo cute.

Little boy looks like daddy and little girl looks like mommy! :D
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Postby Tori » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:51 am

Awesome job on your PB! Your family is so cute!!

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Postby dgrant » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:02 am

Over 2 minutes in a 5K is a lot to lop off in one swoop! Way to go Michelle!

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Postby Lazagna » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:07 am

dgrant wrote:Over 2 minutes in a 5K is a lot to lop off in one swoop! Way to go Michelle!

Gee I wasn't thinking about that when I was thinking she did an awesome job.

that's even more impressive.. WAY TO GO!!!!
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Postby Dr. S » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:29 am

Great job Michelle!! What an improvement over a year! You did really well :D :D And your pacer too! The kids are real cute :)

I wish we could have been there but with the stats you wrote in your RR I'm kinda glad we weren't... that would means my Dad would have come last for his first race and I'm not sure it would have been such a great experience for him....

He now wants to do the 5K at the Montreal Marathon, a medal and lots of people! :D
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Postby Doonst » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:51 am

Bravo! Well done.
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Postby mcshame » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:18 am

Michelle, you did great. Don't worry that you weren't talking, I wasn't expecting you to, I was just trying to distract you a bit. I pushed you at a pace I knew you could do but was a harder than what you were training at, but that's the idea, it's a race after all!

I set the pace for a 32 minute leaving walk breaks in figuring you would sub 35. You were doing so well I let you take that extra walk break :wink: .

Last year, your average pace was 7:07, this year it was 6:38! That is a great improvement. And shaving over 2 minutes off a PB on a 5k is very, very good!

Kids and I are very proud of you!

Next stop 10k in September! :wink:

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Postby Ed Fizz » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:18 am

Congrats!!! :D

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Postby 5km » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:21 pm

Congratulations on the PB!

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Postby Sir Crashalot » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:53 pm

Woo! Hoo!
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Postby turd ferguson » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:44 am

Congrats! Great PB!
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