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  1. I’m down to my last pair of Saucony Triumphs 3’s. Since last year was a bust I still was hoarding a couple pairs at the beginning of last year because the Triumph 4’s were TRASH. Luckily the 5’s are a better iteration, so while I’ll be disappointed I won’t have another pair, I’m comfortable with the 5’s being the new go to shoe after my last pair of 3’s cross the rainbow bridge. I could tell you how much I loved the 3’s but why take my word for it? “Fact. These are running shoes.” ~ Dwight Schrute “I was once in love with a man who bought a trunk full of these. Who am I kidding, I still am. He wouldn’t get rid of his cat and here I am.....married to the guy who played Jim on the NBC hit The Office. Regrets, I have some.” ~ Emily Blunt “These shoes made make me feel like I could’ve made it through a third term. Yes we can!” ~ President Barack Obama “I once outran a very hungry T-Rex in a pair of Saucony Triumph 3’s. The lawyer, in the suit with shorts? Yeah, let’s not talk about that.” Dr. Ian Malcolm “Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop bop bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda Ba-da-ba-da-ba-be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope Be bop ba bodda bope Bop ba bodda bope” ~ The Scatman “These shoes definitely belong to house Hufflepuff.” ~ JK Rowling “‘‘Tis the shoe that sends electric impulses through thy loins.” Ghost of Benjamin Franklin “You get a Triumph 3! You get a Triumph 3! You get a Triumph 3!” ~ the really friendly, but inebriated clerk at Fleet Feet who got canned after just 30 minutes on the job for attempting to give away free shoes. She will be missed. “I done accidentally put them shoes on of yours and Boy Howdy! Them are damn comfy!!!” ~ Harold P. Ketchum from my bowling team the other night after Tuesday night league play.
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  2. This one goes back to the days of Just Fucking Running. I rarely cared about my pace and was still fast. This is what I want to get back to… Race Report: The News & Observer Old Reliable 10K Run Raleigh, NC – November 2011 Run as fast as you can for as long as you can. That was my motto about 5 minutes after I started the race. Since the 50K (North Face Georgia) on October 15th, I’ve ran about five times; junk miles mostly. I wasn’t planning on anything special for this 10K and actually signed up for it at the last minute. I maneuvered myself towards the front of the start. I was also starting with the marathon, marathon relay and half-marathoners at the same time. It was a cluster but it still worked out. As during most of my races, most of the run was a blur. I get in the zone when I race and get tunnel vision. Unless someone is streaking buck naked or falls and eats it, I’m probably not going to notice. However, as I was running up the first hill, I passed an older gentleman that looked like he was wearing a singlet over a sweater. No, that was just his back hair. He was nice though and told me good job and I said the same back to him. Also at one point, there was a priest standing outside a church blessing all of us : ) Mile 1- 7:06 Way faster than I needed to run but I was weaving in and out of folks trying to get ahead and out of the gaggle. Mile 2- 6:48 Whoa Nelly! I looked down at my watch at one point and noticed it said 6:15. What the hell are you doing! You can’t keep that up, you’ll die! Slooooow your roll sister. Mile 3- 7:04 Still faster than I needed to be going. However, I hit the 3 mile mark at 20:57….my 5K PR is 22:39. You do the math. That’s a 5K PR BABY – except it doesn’t count. At least I know I can possibly run a sub 21 5K in the near future! Mile 4- 7:04 I was being very consistent but I started to hit a little wall at this point. The fast pace was finally catching up to me and I was wondering if I’d be able to keep it up a couple more miles. Mile 5- 7:19 A little slower, but I still couldn’t believe I was doing so well! I never expected to do so well during this race after barely running the last few weeks. I just keep surprising myself…..and that doesn’t get old. Mile 6- 7:08 At this point I knew I was going to do well. I hadn’t looked at the total time during the last couple miles so I didn’t know just how well I was doing. I’m terrible at math and never keep track of pace so the finish was a total surprise. The last 0.3 or so was almost all up hill and I was struggling. I didn’t run at a total sprint at the end like I normally do because I had no steam left. Just how I like it. Finish time- 44:20 PREVIOUS 10K PR-45:05 from 2007: Put that in your pipe, 26 yr old Chris, and SMOKE IT! 5/244 female overall 1/45 in my age group 30-34 24/487 overall Hell to the yeah! I received two wooden plaques in the mail – One for 1st in my AG and another for being 5th female overall! I have another 10K this Friday. I am a glutton for punishment I guess. I plan to smoke the bags off of this one as well. I did well last year but want to do even better this time. It’s a trail race too! We’ll see!
    2 points
  3. Were you obsessed with the word smoke in those days? 😛
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