Saturday, May 8, 2010

5K--Victory!!!

I did it. I ran the 5k. All the way. Ran it. It was great.

I must have had some major endorphins going, because I barely had any pain while running. It was exhilarating to run with so many women. There were women running and walking, but of course, they put the walkers in a different group at the back.

I was just looking at the stats trying to see how I placed. It's a little confusing how they did it. They ranked people according to whether or not they had joined a running clinic. I did not join a clinic, so I was considered an "open runner". Here are the stats:

I was 12th in my division of open runners--there were 29 total in my group (30-35 yrs).

I was 59/156 for the open running group.

If both groups in my division were combined, I would have ranked 44/147 or top 30% in my division.

If I had been a clinic runner, I would have been at 135/723.

I would have ranked 193/879 if they had put both running groups together.

So, for the running groups, I was in the top 22% of runners.

Overall, I would have ranked 193/1447 because the fastest walker was slower than my run. I could be goofing this math up...but I hope not! (since writing this, I have corrected it twice). :)

That means that overall, I was in the top 13% of the race!

My time was 30:06 for 3.1 miles (5 kilometers), and my pace was 9:43 min/mile.

I am very proud of myself.

4 comments:

  1. WOW! You should totally be proud of yourself. That is so awesome. Way to go, Amanda!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm very proud of yoU!

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  3. Manda, that is totally awesome. I may be more impressed by your math skillz though! :) I'm very hopeful to even run my whole race this Saturday but I certainly don't want to know where I rank!

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