Just beat my HM PB by 9 minutes :D

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30/01/2010 at 13:02
Well done D2D, not easy running on a difficult surface and near freezing conditions.

Maybe not as you expected, but better than most thought you'd achieve.

Same again next week, lets hope for better and warmer weather
30/01/2010 at 13:13
21:30 and first lady - that's a fantastic result D2D, well done!! Couldn't have been easy after all the forum pressure either  Enjoy the rest of the weekend. 
30/01/2010 at 13:27
Hat's off to you - I under estimated your capability. That's a good first time effort for 5K.

Candy O wrote:
provided "older" doesn't mean "pensioner". Although how sensible it would be to sacrifice much of "having a life" just to do a quick 5k is up to the conscience of the gentleman in question..."

My first attempt at a timed 5k race was 20:10, four days before my 60th birthday. That was done off a total of 260 miles steady running over a period of 7 weeks., after year out with a torn cartledge. Three weeks later I ran 19:18. By top V60s standards its not particularly remarkable - but I think the speed of improvement should give D2D some encouragement for further improvement.

Incidentally the reason I posted this is because I was a bit needled by that "having a life" remark
Edited: 30/01/2010 at 13:29
30/01/2010 at 13:41
Well done D2D - I was impressed when I saw you run off into the distance this morning. Great time, especially given the inclines and ice. I look forward to some good battles with you in future MK Parkruns when I get some fitness back

30/01/2010 at 13:54

Thanks all, especially Pipes - means a lot coming from such a speedy lady!

How did your hubby find it? 

Are you coming next weekend?

30/01/2010 at 14:03

Well done D2D - I'd be happy with that time.

I avoid short races as I don't like the discomfort.  Never raced 5k and my 10k pb is around 44mins, even though my HM and M times are under 1:31 and 3:16 respectively. 

Maybe you've found you're best distance?

Good luck with your progress.

30/01/2010 at 14:24

Well done

I'm all muddy after a 16km off road so it's a rest for all concerned this afternoon - Off to go shopping

30/01/2010 at 14:39

Jokermans not posted because he's been out buying some new kit....

seren nos    pirate
30/01/2010 at 16:09

JM is still travelling home after travelling the length of the country to watch D2D run in person............if only you knew that he was secretly watching you D2D.......

he was in perfect disguise as henry the mild mannered janitor

30/01/2010 at 16:15
... with tears in his eyes as D2D crossed the line "ahh, that's my lass".
30/01/2010 at 16:50

Whats the score with comparing mens and womens times?? How much faster should a bloke be then??

Very well done on 1st woman D2D but not mega impressed with the time if i'm honest, sub 20 would be a different story though. Good luck for next week!!

30/01/2010 at 17:00
Oops sorry Tom, no need to be needled though - my "having a life" comment was based on my assumption of 100 mile weeks. As yours were 35 mile weeks - plenty of room in there for a life, too!

Right I'm going to lie down. Just had a decidedly D2D-esque moment by trying to show off on a ski run. Packed snow can hurt if you catapult yourself head first into it. I think I've cracked a rib.
30/01/2010 at 17:00

I think JM is actually a member of my gym.

There's an old guy in there that walks backwards on the treadmill that matches my visual of JM in my head.

He was there this aft. too - it's gotta be him lol.

Results are up. Damn, my Garmin time was 4 seconds out! (Or they're 4 minutes out... they did say they screwed up timing last week...)

Nice to be 3rd in female league

Edited: 30/01/2010 at 17:02
30/01/2010 at 17:01
There were 762 females under 20:00 for 5k in 2009 - so plenty of incentive there I think
30/01/2010 at 17:20

JM sends D2D secret messages of lurve and they plan to run away together at a LSSR pace, without even being out of breath 

ahhh..  true love at its best...

30/01/2010 at 17:25

That's so inaccurate...

I have a Mac for a start.

cougie    pirate
30/01/2010 at 17:29
Well done on your first place d2d - decent time there too - sub 20 by the end of the season maybe ?
30/01/2010 at 17:31
D2D - do you use Safari as your browser? I was under the impression (wrongly?) that I couldn't do all this WYSIWYG stuff without using imbedded commands and couldn't upload piccies on to the thread with I missing something?

The only facility I seem to be able to use is the edit function to remove all the rude bits.

Edited for rude bits
Edited: 30/01/2010 at 17:32
30/01/2010 at 17:31

Thanks Cougs.

Yep, that'll be something to aim for certainly.

Will be back next Saturday to smash my time, will wear more clothes this time & prey there's no ice on the route.

30/01/2010 at 17:33


I use Firefox.

I can only get pics on the forum by c/p'ing direct HTML links from Photobucket?

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