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2/19/13 10:38 P

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I think you did a great job! I once ran a 5K at a local university - it was a PR for me by about 3 minutes, but I still came in towards the bottom of the pack haha...darn those young runners!

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2/19/13 3:44 P

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You know, sometimes the post race blues just happen.
That is, no matter how well (as in you) or how poorly you perform, really it is a chapter closing. You put a lot of time and energy into preparing for this event and now it is over. Now what?

You did great! This is just the anti-climax. All that means is it is time to set another goal! ;)


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2/19/13 11:13 A

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Nice race! Small races are tough - they tend to attract a faster crowd in my experience.

Don't be down - you are far faster than I am. ;) Keep up the great work!

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2/19/13 8:43 A

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Be very proud of yourself. You can always improve on your time. You finished the race. Remember that there are many who couldn't achieve what you have achieved.

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2/18/13 11:34 P

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The key is not how slow you ran it ... you ran a sub-11 min/mile pace, not awful ... the key is you ran it. You are a runner. It's your first race so it's a PR. You build on this one and get better!

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2/18/13 11:04 P

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If you ran faster at the end of the race then you are strong and well- trained! Revel in that positive feeling you had at the end of the race...THAT's the reward for your hard work! Don't let your standings steal the joy from your accomplishment. You did great and should be proud!
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2/18/13 1:37 P

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I understand your feelings. I am accustomed to winning or at least placing in my age group in 5 and 10K races. However, I did an almost Olympic Distance Triathlon last summer and I was one of the last out of the lake. That was really demoralizing and I am not going to do that distance (with sprint tris I do fine because the swim is much shorter and I can make up my deficiencies in swimming during the bike and run) again without getting some swim coaching. I think this is all about what your goals are. You race time is really just feedback that you can use to plan for the future. Many of my friends run races for fun and their goals is to finish, I am a very competitive person and I would never be happy to just finish...I wish I could be sometimes but that us just not the way I am wired. I have other friends that train hard and hire coaches and their goals are to be competitive not just with themselves but against others. We all cheer each other on! That is the great thing about running each person can decide what their individual goals are going to be with the sport. Bravo to you for getting out there and racing! emoticon

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2/18/13 11:49 A

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I agree with the rest, As Tony the tiger says, you did "GREAT". So what is next, a 5k or half marathon?


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2/18/13 9:38 A

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Be happy!
Be proud!

Don't worry about how your placed compared to others.
Only think about how you did compared to yourself.

And - you did fantastic!

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2/18/13 9:18 A

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Hi MIAMIVT,

As a running coach I say you did a FABULOUS job, especially with your pace build-up. That is the one thing MANY runners struggle with. They start off way too fast and then barely can finish. If you have mastered the art of pacing early on, my friend, you are way ahead of the game. emoticon

As for your finish placement...that means nothing...the reason, your competition varies from race to race. When I finished my fastest times I have finished in 10th place, when I have had some of my slowest times, I have finished first...it is what it is, BUT what it isn't is a sign of your training. You did GREAT.

As for the post-race blues...allow your body to recover. Physically and mentally you may feel you are ready to get out there and pound the pavement, but remember your body has been stressed. Your muscles, bones, connective tissue, even inflammation is high, so give some time for your body to recover--about a week or so--this doesn't mean you can't run--you just don't worry about distance or pace.

GREAT JOB!!!

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2/18/13 8:39 A

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This is your first long distance race. No need to be embarrassed about your time! The fact that you started slow and finished faster is excellent!! That is smart racing strategy. As you continue to do longer races, your speed will get faster. Just keep doing what you're doing. You ran strong. Next time you'll run stronger :-)

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2/18/13 8:37 A

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I say a job well done! If you trained for the run and followed your training plan you did a fantastic job. You, yourself, stated it was a good run for yourself. If you aren't please, push the reset button, re-adjust your training and modify your goal. For myself, I look at each run, as a run-not a race. I challenge myself to do my best and continue to grow stronger with each step. The ultimate victory is that you(like all the others) crossed the finish line---that is a victory within its self. Keep up the good work-Congratulations on your finish.
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2/18/13 8:28 A

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Hi Everyone,

This weekend I completed a 10 mile race in Blacksburg, VA. The race was fairly well run, it was chipped time and they had 5 water stations along the course with volunteers that cheered us on.

I did pretty well (for myself at least) I finished the 10 miles in 1 hour 49 minutes. and I increased my pace from 12 minutes a mile at the start of the race to under 10 minutes a mile on the last mile of the race. (I have a nike sportband that shows my pace, and it steadily increased throughout the race). I am happy with how I performed.

There were around 250 people that finished ahead of me and only about 20 that finished behind me. That has me down because I thought I ran at a fairly average pace but I was one of the slowest one's on the course. Right after finishing the race I was happy and I had a lot of fun. It was when they posted the race results that I had to scroll all the way to the bottom to find my name. That was depressing. Maybe it's just being in a college town, but I feel almost embarrassed at how slow I ran. I did the best I could.

Any advice to get over the post race blues?

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