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oobinsnaffa
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Let's get this started!

Postby oobinsnaffa » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:49 pm

So I haven't gone for a run in over a year. Tomorrow, I'm starting to run again, starting out nice & slow, and I've already signed up for my first race - A St. Patrick's Day 5k on March 17. Between now and then, I hope to work my way up from nothing to at least a decent interval. My goal is to finish and have a time to beat for my next race.

Bring it on.
PBs: 5K: 32:52 - 8K: 55:08 - 10K: 1:05:57

2013 Races
Mar 24: Vancouver Spring Run-Off (8K): Finished, 55:08 (PB)
Aug 17: Spartan Sprint Calgary (3 miles): Finished
Sep 7: Spartan Super Red Deer (8 miles): Finished
Sep 28: Spartan Beast Sun Peaks (13 miles)
Nov 2: Banff Winterstart (5 miles)
Dec 31: Resolution Run Calgary (5K)

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Re: Let's get this started!

Postby Kelodie » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:15 am

Good luck with your run today! And welcome to RM. :D
"Keep Going. Never Give Up" - Spencer
"Have a little faith in yourself and watch the magic begin" - Ironboy

Plans for 2014:
Run for Women 5K, May 11
Ottawa Race Weekend 10K, May 24

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Re: Let's get this started!

Postby braveheart » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:07 am

Welcome! Hope you had a good run.
"Keep Going. Never Give Up" - Spencer
Don't give up before the miracle.
**formerly campbellskid**

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Re: Let's get this started!

Postby oobinsnaffa » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:41 pm

Well, I did it, and I didn't pass out! :lol: 3.4km in 27m08s, doing run 1 walk 2. I am really, really happy that I got out despite the ridiculous day I've had, and my epic bad mood. Went just before dusk, it was about 5 degrees with a bit of a wind. I picked a circular route that was mostly a long slow uphill with a fast downhill about 75% of the way through, and I might try the reverse next time and see what I prefer. And it seemed that no matter what direction I was facing, I was running into a headwind, but it was at least a light wind! And huge thanks to a certain friend for coaching me through the layering process... I would have surely overdressed if I had been left to my own devices!
PBs: 5K: 32:52 - 8K: 55:08 - 10K: 1:05:57

2013 Races
Mar 24: Vancouver Spring Run-Off (8K): Finished, 55:08 (PB)
Aug 17: Spartan Sprint Calgary (3 miles): Finished
Sep 7: Spartan Super Red Deer (8 miles): Finished
Sep 28: Spartan Beast Sun Peaks (13 miles)
Nov 2: Banff Winterstart (5 miles)
Dec 31: Resolution Run Calgary (5K)

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ratherawkward
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Re: Let's get this started!

Postby ratherawkward » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:24 pm

You're off to a good start! :D
PR's so far: 5K 27:15, 10K 55:25, 21.1K 2:10:53, 42.2K 5:21:27
Upcoming: Toronto Women's 5k in May, STWM Half in October


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