Matt Bratovich


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Is 13:38 a competitive 5k time for 16 year old

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:52

Hamstrings are straining, I think it's just some Lactic Acid buildup, not running today. 

Is 13:38 a competitive 5k time for 16 year old

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:46

I know of a place with a 400m track, i'll drive up there sometime today

Is 13:38 a competitive 5k time for 16 year old

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 23:43

Where exactly do you live matt? (not literally your address, just country, region)

Houston, Texas Area 

Is that treadmill your own or a in a proper gym? How old is it?

It's In a Gym, not sure how old but it looked pretty new, maybe a year or two

How did you feel at various stages of the run, particularly say the last 800 metres?

The First 2500 were fine. I would say the roughest patch was 2500-4200 because It's where I fatigue the most and It feels like there's so much more to go. I breathe fast here. The last 800 Is where I tend to speed up because it's kind of like "Finally I'm almost done, let me see how well I can do" type of feeling.  I kind of put my fatigue at the back of my mind and I really focus on results. At the end It's pretty awful hah, I chuge a bottle of water and I give myself a few minutes before I try to move anywhere, I can't walk 100% right after It's over. Probably lack of Oxygen!

How did you warm up?

It stretches over a few days. The days leading up to it I run shorter, quick distances. The farthest I would say I run in these few days is a mile, while the shortest is probably around 800-1000 meters. The Day of I don't do a lot special just drink a bottle of water beforehand, and like 3 minutes of leg stretchs 

Did you run it at exactly the same pace from start to end or grow into it?

Averaged 13.5 mph all the way up to the last minute or two I bumped it closer to 14 mph

Did you have the machine running before you got going? It normally takes a tmill 10 secs to go from cold to that pace, so in reality you could knock 10 sec of that time for buttons. Nah, I waited like 5 seconds and then I Just went. 

Is 13:38 a competitive 5k time for 16 year old

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:46

Here it is; not my best time, but now I know the full affects of having a bit of dairy an hour before running this   distance is measured in Miles btw which is why distance is "3.1" SORRY I know It's not a good quality picture, the lighting in the gym was  dark! 14:05

http://i42.tinypic.com/v3n15l.jpg

 

Is 13:38 a competitive 5k time for 16 year old

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 18:24
Screamapillar wrote (see)

I bet none of you lot would want to race Matt's dad - imagine! 

 

 -----------------My Father was actually a Marathon runner back in his day, before he   blew his knee out. He's also very old so running isn't his thing anymore!

I woke up this morning as stiff as I have ever felt, so I feel very doubtful that I can come close to my time Today, or Tomorrow! Soon though I will give it a shot! And I will re-familiarize myself with the metric system just to be sure 

Also not quite sure how to get out of this quoting box...lol, as you can tell I'm new to forums.

 

Is 13:38 a competitive 5k time for 16 year old

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:53

I'm not trying to troll anyone, I'm not stupid I know It's a good time, however I'm just trying to figure out if it's good enough to have to sacrifice other activities I'm currently doing. In only the case that pursuing this would be rewarding (scholarship $). 

- I never said I don't Train lol, I've just never run in an official race. I've been running for 5 years

-Also I am pretty sure I have the right distance. 5 kilometers is equal to 3.1 miles - which is how far I ran.

When I feel 100% again, most likely tomorrow I will go out to the Gym and try to do it again on a Treadmill and take a picture of the stats. That's as far as I'm willing to go, I don't need to go leaps and bounds to prove myself over the Internet. Thanks for your Time! 

Is 13:38 a competitive 5k time for 16 year old

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 00:53

Hi! My names Matt, im 16 years old and am about to be a junior in HS. I have NEVER run a competitive race in my LIFE! I run to feel good and to maintain a good body fat %. I am on again off again with it, sometimes I run 20 miles a week, other times I run 10 miles in 3 weeks. But out of sheer curiosity I was wondering if I did join my HS track team or something if i would be able to compete and not embarrass myself! Just today I ran a 5k in 13:38! I appreciate any input!

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