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A Day At The Races!

Post by FredProgGH » Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:47 am

Rebecca and Susan from the Adonia Trio and I took part in a 5k race today sponsored by the Chattanooga Symphony. It was my first race ever and it went really well! My goal was really just to run the whole way, no walking breaks (5k is about 3.1 miles) and finish in under 40 minutes. I actually came in at 33 minutes, pretty respectable for a newbie. Rebecca came in around 35- she would have beat me if she wasn't hauling around a whole second person with her :shock: Susan was right behind her. It was great and I really have the bug- I'm going to try for a 5 mile race on Thanksgiving.

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Post by yeshead 777 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:32 am

I'm so proud, and so jealous at the same time Fred! I was enjoying running so much when i was doing it 2-3yrs. ago-many times while listening to GH on the MP3 player! I ran my own 5k's(and more) several times, but never got around to an official race-which i wanted to badly! 33min. is AWESOME for your first race! Keep up the good work, and who knows maybe I'll get back out there sometime soon.Peace,David.P.S.Tell Rebecca and Susan-way to ROCK too!
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:28 am

Yay Fred!! Better than I could do, by far!

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Post by theHermit » Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:00 pm

That's just awesome Fred!
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Post by Bnielsen » Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:24 pm

It is still stunning to see those pictures of you Fred- amazing.
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Post by Rjamesvln » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:21 pm

Yeah- I was totally eating Fred's dust on Saturday. :D He did great! Sus and I are planning to run another 5k at the end of this month- we're totally addicted to racing! Wanna come, Fred? :)

Today I considered the Turkey Trot again- I really wanna do it! I did it last year and it was definitely my best race ever. I finished in 50 minutes. I hate that I'll probably miss it this year. :(

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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:12 pm

Is it the Komen Race For The Cure?? I was thinking about it... :D

Wow, the Trot in 50. Hills and all- that's amazing. I hope I can just finish it...
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Post by Rjamesvln » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:15 am

No- it's the Carter Hope 5k in Dalton. We did it last year and it was a great flat course. It was our first 5k. And there weren't many people so it's easier to place. ;) Less competition!

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Post by esteban » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:25 am

How much fun, y'all. Fred, you have officially become my inspiration!
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Post by SuperTed » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:44 am

Man, I'm getting tired just looking at the photos! :roll:

Of course, I'm normally a 20 minute man for 5K but I've got this damned war wound and the wind was in the wrong direction and I'd used the wrong lacing pattern on my shoes...

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...well done, athletes all!! 8)
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Post by Thimon » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:24 pm

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Post by FredProgGH » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:07 pm

They finally posted official results: I was at 32:50. I think they burned me out of 10 seconds, but no biggie :D. Overall standing was 131 out of 152. Some good runners turned out for this race- winning time was 16:29- that guy ran three 5 1/2 minute miles! :shock: And like, 90 people were under 25 minutes. But I'm still a happy camper for someone who never expected to be able to walk across the room to the TV without breathing hard :D :D

Hey Rebecca, I'm good to go for Dalton!!
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Post by yanks07 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:12 pm

Simply amazing! So much for my question about if you have trouble keeping the weight off. Definitely inspiring!
And now for something completly different

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Post by alien2112 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:29 pm

See! I knew you were going to run a marathon . . . or race . . . or run . . . or something . . .

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Re: A Day At The Races!

Post by johnc » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:53 pm

FredProgGH wrote:Rebecca came in around 35- she would have beat me if she wasn't hauling around a whole second person with her :shock:
Rebecca's got another child on the way, eh? Congratulations!!!
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