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ATC all comers #7

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Member Since:

Dec 30, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

2018: 16:58 5k, 27:42 8K, 37:13 10k, 55:10 15k, 1:18:16 HM

Third Consecutive Intown 10k win (37:13)

Post Mayan Apocalypse PRs:

200 31.13 (2016)

400 69.96 (2015)

800 2:19 (2016)

Mile 4:58 (2017) 

3000 9:34 (2017)

5000 16:55 (2017)

5k 16:58 (2018)

8k 27:42 (2018)

10K 35:16 (2017)

15K 55:10 (2018)

10-mile 60:29 (2017)

HM 1:18:16 (2018)

30K 2:01:56 (2014)

Mar 2:50:07 (2013)

Short-Term Running Goals:

5/20 Beat the Bridge 8k (27:42)

5/26 Memorial Day 15k (Goal=PR=sub 55:42) (55:10)

6/1 Freemont 5k (Goal=PR=sub 17:03) (16:58)

6/10 Rock and/or Roll Seattle Half (Goal=PR=sub 1:18:31) (1:18:16)

Long-Term Running Goals:

where the brave dare not go


Crop rotation in the 14th century became considerably more widespread after John.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 90.10 Year: 1700.20
Adizero Rocket Lifetime Miles: 323.35
Asics Hyperspeed Lifetime Miles: 369.13
Mizuno Waverider Lifetime Miles: 509.70
Adistar Ride Lifetime Miles: 520.40
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 253.60
Adistar Rideb Lifetime Miles: 236.30
Waveriderb Lifetime Miles: 466.70
Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 570.30
WhiteHyperspeed Lifetime Miles: 268.50
RedFree Lifetime Miles: 405.55
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 46.10
NimbusFIRE Lifetime Miles: 260.50
WhiteHyper2 Lifetime Miles: 100.20
WaveriderC Lifetime Miles: 203.95
NimbusVampire Lifetime Miles: 357.50
CelticMirage Lifetime Miles: 312.00
NeonFree Lifetime Miles: 17.80
Nimbus FireB Lifetime Miles: 2.50
Nimbus FireC Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Race: ATC all comers #7 (1.864 Miles) 00:09:34, Place overall: 5
Total Distance

Whenever I visualize a race beforehand, I try to consider a lot of different scenarios of how it could play out so I can be mentally prepared. That means that I have a range of times in my head that I could potentially run. If you'd asked me what the A++ scenario for this race was it would have been to get out hard (sub 5:10 through 1600) and then hold on to finish in low 9:40s. It's very rare to have a race that exceeds even my most optimistic expectation.

Anyway, I had quite a bit of confidence in my fitness going into this race. I had run some very good workouts. So I just told myself to push from the start and trust myself. Hit the first lap in 75.6 which felt very tough so I backed off a little to a 76.7 for lap 2. When I saw 2:32 through 800, I figured it was just a matter of time until I blew up and people started streaming by me. Instead I was starting to move up, I ran 76.1 for lap 3 to hit 1200 in 3:48. The nice thing about the 3k is that when you get to this point you can start counting down the laps. I slowed to a 77.3 for lap 4, but I was still 5:05 through 1600.

Here I really did slow down, as we were starting to lap runners constantly. Lap 5 was only 79.3 and Josh Deaton came by me. He's a very strong finisher and I told myself that if I could just stay on his shoulder I would be successful. Thanks to him I picked it back up to 77.6 for lap 6. With about 500 to go I moved passed Josh but he stuck right on me  and repassed me on the backstretch 76.6 for lap 7 and then I kicked like mad (35.1 for 200, which isn't that fast I know). Ended up narrowly losing to Josh and Brandon Davis.

Final time was 9:34.4 a 20! second PR. I've dropped 1 minute off of my 3k over the last two years.


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From allie on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 09:19:14 from

20! second PR

and you lapped me

time for another 5k

From Bret on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 07:22:48 from

Nice PR and great report! Well done.

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