Monday, January 21, 2008

Do-it-yourself-5k

This morning when I woke up, I could only locate one 5K race in honor of the MLK holiday. To the best of my recollection, I think it was called the 1st Annual Run Like a Slowpoke 5K.

Wanna know the biggest perk to my new-found run? I placed first in my age group ~ can you even believe it? I will definitely be doing this run again. Only problem is, when other runners get wind of my fantastic race, the competition may get stiff. But being the Race Director, I do have the option to be selective about who I let compete ;)

Other than having brick-legs, I felt pretty good for my new race. I am definitely thinking this will be an annual event.

Create & Win-Your-Own-5k-Race:

Lap 1: 11:55
Lap 2: 11:31
Lap 3: 11:49
.10 mile: 10:59 pace

Total Distance: 3.1 miles
Total Time: 36:21
Average pace: 11:44

19 comments:

Pat said...

It would have been a nice day to run 5k down MLK Boulevard. Oh wait, we don't have one. Every other city does. Good job, but your gonna have to run faster than that if you don't want me to catch you at the skirt chaser!

Topher said...

Self-directed races are the greatest. Make sure you get the 2nd annual Trypto Trot on your calendar for this coming Thanksgiving. I won the 1st annual one and will be winning all of them, but you're welcome to participate. I'll put you down for a close 2nd Place for 2008.

Here's the race report:
http://illrunfordonuts.blogspot.com/2007/11/2007-trypto-trot.html

Flo said...

Yea for winning your age group!!! A win is a win!!!

Dan Seifring said...

Way to go Pokey with the win. Like Flo said a win is a win.

Wes said...

Nice! First in age group! Woo hooo!! Just limit the entries to other age groups :-)

Viv said...

Yee haw, on winning your age group! Were you the overall winner too ;-)
Way to keep it fun, Poke!

So, sorry you still got the brick legs. I am getting scared again. I have brick legs after 6.
:-O

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Very cute, that's the ONLY way I'm going to win my age group. Nice splits, you're making me jealous.

Marcy said...

So what was the prize? GO KAREN!!! ;-)

Taryn said...

Congrats on your win! Hope there was a good prize kitty....

angie's pink fuzzy said...

woo hoo! winning first place!!

i LOVE the concept :)

RazZDoodle said...

congrats! I'm sure the race gave out cool t-shirts, too!

Carly said...

Woooo Hoooo! You crack me up.

Laura said...

I was all set to do my own MLK Day 5k... until I realized today wasn't MLK day; I'm reading this a day late. Oops! :) Congrats, but watch out for me to contest your win next year (assuming I remember).

bill carter said...

Hi Pokey

You are such a great champion... Congratulations! I want you to know that you are just the type of runner I wrote my last post for. I think those splits are absolutely wonderful and in case you are wondering I've done the math.. You beat 100% of the couch potatoes out there.

Thanks for visiting me and letting me get to know you.

Best of luck.

Marathoner in Training said...

Great race, I have one of those going today. I will let yo know how I place. I am guessing with the competition, I will probably be in the top 3.

Mendy said...

You always throw me off in the beginning of your posts.

Great job on that run!! I like that idea. You always win!!!

Rob said...

Congrats on your win.

Jeff said...

Woo Hoo! Way to go! Need pics of you crossing the finish line! How about that medal or trophy, too.

J~mom said...

You rock girl!! Pat is never going to catch us in that 5K!!