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Comment by Jerry Nairn on November 30, 2011 at 9:56am

Great job, Mike!
There aren't that many 15K races out there, at least not in the US, where we're not into the metric system. 10 mile races are comparable to the 9.3 miles of a 15K.
I only have one 15K in my records, the Gaspin' in the Aspen 15K, all above 8000 ft. elevation. I ran that one in 1:27 in 2007. I think altitude and inclines add at least 10 minutes to that time.

Comment by Mike on November 30, 2011 at 7:24am

Ran my first 15K on Sat. - 1:08:54. It was great. Any one out there do 15k races

Comment by acidrock23 on November 22, 2011 at 3:21pm

Great race Joe! Way to stay focused.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on November 22, 2011 at 10:08am

Great job, Joe! There is a lot of this marathon running that is mental isn't there?
I know I'm looking pathetic in a marathon when people keep asking me if I'm all right. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say I looked awful, but sometimes it's obvious that they're thinking that.
Hey, congratulations on a great half marathon, too!

Comment by Joe_h on November 22, 2011 at 7:36am

Bucks county marathon 3:41
The plan was to be conservative for the first 20 miles by running 8:15 minimiles then try to pick up the last 10k and hopefully break 3:30 in my dreams I'd break 3:20. Well my legs had their own plans - go for broke. I blame the ACDC being played as we waited in corrals really got me feeling badass. First mile 7:07, mile 6 43:30, 13.1 miles 1:39.at that point my legs looked up to me and said 'screw u jack I'm outta here!' I hit the wall at around mile 16 BAD actually spent most of that mile saying the Lords prayer to myself cause I couldn't focus on anything else. I was in a very dark place when I saw my family and that saved me around mile 17. The next 9 miles my mantra was 'Thomas wants you to finish and Siri wants you to finish FASTER!' my pace slowed to 10minmiles but was able to salvage a 3:41 marathon with no breakdowns and go to finish with my kids. highpoint was crossing the finish line w/ my kids if I wasn't so dehydrated I would have cried like a baby. lowpoint was hearing a spectator say 'He REALLY doesn't look good' I was close to going back and punching her in the face but went w/ the sarcastic 'thanks a lot!' I hope I hurt her feelings. this run broke a 17yr old PB by 11minutes

Comment by Brian on November 14, 2011 at 8:28am

Congrats Dann! That is really impressive. I hope that I can figure out how to better manage my BG over the long haul for endurance races. It's been tough.

@Med your Bonaire trip sounds great! I'd like to go there. I'm looking forward to doing some diving again. It's been over 3years. I may need a refresher dive.

Comment by Mike on November 13, 2011 at 11:26pm

Sounds like you had an amazing run Dann. Always tricky when BS goes 180-200. too high but not high enough to do anything about about it (at least for me).
Maybe one day I'll run a 50K. I'm not there yet, enjoying marathons.

Comment by offroadaction on November 13, 2011 at 11:16pm

Awesome job Dann! That is something to be proud of! We had the awards banquet of the local running series last night. I was one of only 7 people to finish all of the races in the trail running series. I also finished 4th in my age group for the trail races, which I was pretty happy with. There was normally 10-11 racers in my class per race.

Comment by Stephen Meo on November 13, 2011 at 12:18pm

Brian - Bonaire was amazing! It was just a group of friends diving from the shore, but of the six of us one is a dive instructor and one a divemaster with two of us well on our way to rescue diver. The great thing about Bonaire is 95% of the boat dives are easily accessible from the shore. This was actually my first trip since diagnosis, but my BGL was great. I made sure that I was 160-180 before going down and never went below 78.

Dann - Awesome job!

Comment by acidrock23 on November 13, 2011 at 11:15am

Great job!! Chicken broth also sounds like a great idea! I felt like garbage for about 12-13 miles and now that you mention it, chicken broth would have helped. I'll have to figure out a plan for that next time!!

 

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