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My first race

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Not what your thinking, this isn't the riding section. I ran my first face this morning, a 5-mile trail run through a living history museum. My goal was 45min, I made it 45:12....I was pretty happy. First time I've made 5 without walking at all, usually run about 3 mile a workout. Ended up 9th in my age group, about 250 runner's over all. Man it was really fun, glad my buddy talked me into it. Winner ran a 26:15 or something :eek: Beer gonna taste good tonight :cheers:

Ok, sorry for braggin....finally comin off that high
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Need4Speed750 said:
rock on man!! congrats..but i'll admit my first thought was, WooHoo, fatburg smoked some quid!! :lol:

thats way cool though, that trail riding has gotta be tough...

you run 3 miles a day?
thanks, I run about 4 or 5 days a week. About half the trail was just mowed down field, really soft and tough to get your feet up.
Need4Speed750 said:
thats really great, do you do marathons often ? lucky if i run 4 or 5 times a year... :rolleyes:
Oh hell no...haha The farthest I've ever run is 6 mi. I've always been into working out with weights but just started running last March as a stress reliever and now just enjoy it.
I usually run outside, but have used one in the past, I have an elliptical machine I love. But anything is better than nothing.

Hey bee, it's all about being out there doin it whether it takes you 30 min or 60 min. When your done, you definatly feel like you've accomplished something and no one can take that away.
GSXR750DJ said:
Threadmills are good and all but getting out and running is better in my eyes. Instead of running in one place and have the abilty to quit when you get tired to quick, running outside is great. You get to see the outdoors and have the fresh air. The scenery is better then looking at the wall anytime. Or the same spot depending on how you have it in the home. Go with running outside. Its cheaper to. :D
Mighty good points, and when your outside and do decide to stop, you have to keep walking or you don't get home...haha
3BoyzNaBike said:
Babe, running from the car to the porch when it is raining does not count. :whistle: :wink: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Oh sooo busted :smash:
No Worries said:
Congrats, fatburg. I started running when I quit smoking. Ran the Bolder Boulder and dozens of other races including two marathons. The first was Steamboat Springs, where the race started at 11,000 ft and went 26 miles to 7,000 ft in Steamboat. I knew I was in trouble when the bus taking us up there broke down. The beginning was so steep, I had to lean back for the first six miles. After that, it was 20 miles of rolling hills. I was the second or third last.

I also ran the New York Marathon. At age 42, I finished in 4:09. That was a fun race. People along the route give you high-fives, orange slices, paper towels, and gum. And you go through all the different ethnic neighborhoods. I grew up there and never knew some areas existed. Now I walk, ride my bicycle, and work out at the gym. Have to stay in shape to ride a sport bike. But, I miss running.
I'm not sure I will ever try for a marathon. But I am toying with the idea of trying a triathalon. I love running and biking but need to learn to swim better. But the big problem is ever minute I'm working out is time I can't I guess it's good it's winter.
2WheelTuner said:
I ran the Canadian version once, the 5K. It was indeed a high after crossing the finish. I can't imagine going 5 miles - nice work.
Thanks, I think I'm going to do a 5K on thanksgiving. See if I can improve.
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