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Old 11-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Good show, Urban.

As I've mentioned, I coach high school cross country.
On Friday, our boys team and our top girl qualified for the California State Cross Country Meet.

Tough fight for the boys- only 25 points separated the top six teams(three qualify) and the winning score was unusually high (87) meaning no team dominated and even a few places would change the outcome.
In cross, low score wins, points are determined by the runners' finishing place. 5 runners score, 6th runner breaks ties.
Our girl has qualified for all four years she's been on the team.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:10 AM   #192 (permalink)
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6.27 miles in 54.46 = 8.44 min/mile!
4th in my age group and ~90th in out of roughly 300. It was a perfect day: 55 degrees, sunny, no wind, and lots of cheerful people.

Thanks HC for the warm up tips, they were very helpful and got me off to a great start.

I'll pick up the local paper tomorrow which will have all of the detailed info. I suspect that I was no where close to the 3rd place finisher in my group, I usually look for them. Since I almost always have enough gas in the tank for a final kick (today 7:35 min/mile for the last 0.25 mile) I do tend to hone in on the competition, but I didn't see any other old timers in the lanes.

So how'd you do SW?

OK... what's next? Maybe a half in Feb???
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:36 AM   #193 (permalink)
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great job Pam, I'm envious.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:56 AM   #194 (permalink)
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Very good job, RBS.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:39 AM   #195 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:53 AM   #196 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, i am joining in your group! I just started to run a week and a half ago. Acually i am walking with short lung killing runs intermixed in there!!
First day i could barely run 100 yards... so embarrasing, did everyone start off this way?
Just got fitted for shoes today, now i am stylin' on the road!
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:54 AM   #197 (permalink)
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Wow Pam! Congrats on the awesome run!
My race went well, we had similar temps and a beautiful morning to run to.
I managed to run a 23:51 which was good enough for a 3rd place in my age div.

The next race is on Turkey day, it usually draws 25,000 + entrants





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First day i could barely run 100 yards... so embarrasing, did everyone start off this way?
Yes, I did and I hated running, but kept doing it and it eventually became fun

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Old 11-14-2011, 12:21 PM   #198 (permalink)
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Wow, great to see all these results here -

HC - congratulations to your students - must be amazing to see that happening,

Pam and SW - proud to be associated with such teams - must have felt great.

WayneGretzky - yes, we all started there, some of us more recently than others, I've recently gone from "couldn't run a mile" to my first 5K (and I made it in under half an hour). You can too! Welcome!
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:25 PM   #199 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone On Friday i was up to running 4 1minute runs with a couple minutes walk in between and not too bad. Tonight is run night again so i think i am going to add in a minute or two, see how it goes.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:03 PM   #200 (permalink)
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waynegretzky, good to see a new face in here. Do you have a plan for your running?

Take a look at the Couch to 5K, it's the best beginner's program out there.
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