Monday, October 8, 2012

sucking wind

i ran a 5k on saturday night. my sister ran/walked the race too (6 months prego!) and won the 0-under age division. it was a "benchmark" race for me, since i've taken so much time off and only been running easy (10 min miles) these past few months. i was also curious to see what influence the high-intensity crossfit workouts would have.

since i've only been running easy, i didn't know what kind of pace to expect to run and i didn't want to go out too fast and fade. i started out in the very back and had the pleasure of consistently passing people the entire race.

i ran a semi-comfortable first mile in about 7:38. then i told myself to settle down and run a consistent second mile, 7:28. close enough? i eyed runners in front of me and slowly picked them off. with a little over a half mile to go, i told myself i only had an 800m cashout (give-it-your-all) run and started to pick it up. third mile, 6:53. i passed another 3-4 women which (i think) landed me in 7th overall for women. two spots away from taking a cash prize! if only those kenyans hadn't shown up...


i thought i felt relatively good throughout the race but my race photo seems to say otherwise --

skeleton face sucking wind / awkward photo

i finished in 22:45-ish (7:19), good enough for first place in my age group. the comeback bar has been set and now to only improve from here!

36 comments:

  1. That's an awesome result for a comeback race! I may have to take up crossfit.

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  2. Way to go Lindsay! I'd say you've got some seriously fast races ahead of you based on that benchmark!

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  3. dang yo! that's fast! congrats speedy! now come pace me!

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  4. awesome! awesome!! awesome!!! :D

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  5. Sandbagger!!! Remember when you were all like, umm you're not allowed to have such a fast race your first one back? 1st place AG much?!?!? SO FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. That's fast, awesome! Great run! Pity about the Kenyans...

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  7. Your pic kind of looks like you're doing "the robot" dance! Oh wait, I may be dating myself...that was, what, from the 80's!
    Looking good speedy!

    Imagine if you began to swing on a routine basis.....:)

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  8. Awesome job! Yes, the cameback is in full swing. And you've got great form!

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  9. Yay Lindsay!!!!! so proud of you and happy for you. Here comes the comeback! :)

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  10. Best in age group? Awesome! Setting the bar higher for next time eh? :-)

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  11. Your comeback race was better than my PR and I train like mad. I think I need to take some time off or take up CrossFit now!

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  12. hello! how awesome is your first race back?! Congrats!!

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  13. Great race back! COMEBACK QUEEN!

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  14. What a fabulous comeback! Congratulations!!!

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  15. Very fast and impressive! Yay! Yay! Yay! Wish you had won cash. I think you should have.

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  16. Awesome job!! That's so exciting! Must feel nice to be back :)

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  17. Way to go. Awesome performance for a comeback race

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  18. You are still super speedy! Nice comeback race.

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  19. I have a friend that is a crossfit coach. He was running a lot and doing quite a bit of half and full marathons. He stoppped running as much when he started Crossfit and after a while of Crossfit only ran one or two times a week. He has performed better in his half and full marathons since cutting back on running and doing Crossfit. Now he is crazy fit and runs like a madman.

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  20. Congrats!! excellent crono!!! you are back :-)

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  21. Was this the 5k in Simpsonville? We saw signs for it that morning as we were finishing our bike ride! Great race...that is a fast time for not having done any speed work!

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  22. WOW, solid race for just getting back into it...you always do stuff like that...natural athlete!

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  23. If the Kenyans didn't show up, who would you chase??? *rimshot*

    So you train at 10 min miles and race at 7:19? Freaking awesome.

    Congrats!

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  24. WOw congrats! I think the skeleton face is badass. I think I need to hit the CrossFit ring or box or cube or whatever it's called.

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  25. I want to suck wind like that! Look out she's BACK!

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  27. Nice hussle on easy pace running!! So happy for you :) The speed is still there-- just needed a reason to come out. Congrats on the AG win!

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  28. Damn, you rock. Must have been those chocoturds you ate while you werre crossshitting (fitting I mean) Oooops. I am so proud of you and that is an awesome time!!!! Congratulations. I bet your confidence is through the roof now. Almost inspires me to do a 5k. The picture is very cool. Looks intense. Well, thanks for sharing and have a good one!!!

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  29. Holy hell girl, You suck! I mean, you rock!

    Seriously, you have a gift of speed that most of us (ahem) would kill for. Channel it. Use it. It will only get better from here!! :)

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  30. Amazing! What a great confidence-booster, and how wonderful to know that your body knew just what to do!

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  31. You are fast even when you try and be slow. Awesome race. Dam girl, you are fast. Did I mention you were fast? Good to see thing are coming back for you. Never give up.

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  32. I'm only a tad late....

    Congrats on the come back race! 22:45, I don't think I could do that right now!

    Remember that challenge we had and never followed through on? We need another one.

    Nice AG snag!

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  33. Hello Lindsay.. I was Miguel from La Otra Orilla but now I have a new blog. Salute youU!

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