Saturday, May 19

Asics powered

Hurray. I, RS, set a new 5K PR of 25:18 this morning at the Asics Ridge Runner Sports 5K in Springfield. That replaces my old, pitiful PR of 25:21. 25:17 here I come.

I recalled someone said something to bl at a recent race about breathing hard. I decided at the start line that I would breathe hard. That's it. That was the strategy. Just breathe hard. A real flat course also helped.

The awesome thing about this PR is that the old one set in March at the Frisco Trail Run never felt legitimate. There was a spot in that one where a Boy Scout seemed to let us cheat a bit by cutting through a parking lot.

Interesting sidenote: I was in close competition with a girl with pigtails during the whole race, and she pulled away in the last seconds. I discovered later she was from Australia. I recalled that an Australian woman was the top lady at this year's Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth (the site of my first half-marathon). There's no insightful comment here, just a goofy question: What's up with female Australian runners?

Until my next post ... breathe hard, people.


Blogger bl said...

Congrats, RS. And great post.

I'm going to have to work on breathing harder myself.

May 19, 2007 8:57 PM  

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