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Monday, February 27, 2006

Bling but no PB

There's good news and bad news.

First the bad news - I didn't get a PB - actually I ran about 15 seconds slower (36:56) than last year's event (36:41). The course was new but was also potentially faster, although there was a reasonable headwind for 3 km in the second half of the race. The temperature was warmish but not so hot as to significantly affect performance.

So to the good news. I came third, no girls beat me Tesso, and I felt like I had a pretty good run. The field wasn't as strong as last year but I'll take the result anyway. I got a medal for my efforts and as soon as we have some money (this may be a while), I'll be keeping my wife to her word and getting some racing flats. In case you hadn't heard, she said that if I get a top three place in an official race, I can get a pair of racing flats.

I'm pretty happy with the results, but obviously I'll need to work a bit more on my speed to be able to get up there in the results again and to get some PBs. This week I'm going to have a bit of recovery, then back into things next week building up to the next major events, a 10km run in April and a couple of half marathons in May.

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Ok, Aussie, what are "racing flats"? And why are you so excited about Peanut Butter?

Ok, PB, Personal Best.. I know. But the first question was for real. :)

RunDave said...

I didn't know this was an aussie term. They are lightweight racing shoes. The ones I want are in a previous post a couple of weeks back.

Tesso said...

Congrats Dave!!! Nice bling too :-)

Tee hee, the only advice I ever off my young nephews when they race is "don't let any girls beat you".

Hey, those red shoes not only look cool they look fast. Bound to carry you through to some PBs. So what will your wife give you for your next podium finish .... or shouldn't I ask ;-)

RunDave said...

A garmin forerunner 305 maybe? I think that might require a win!

Phil said...

Well done Dave on the Third at the Bay yesterday! You forgot to mention the first 250mtr of grass that I am sure would have also made a difference. You did look strong out there. If you get those red shoes we will at least be able to see you in the early morning darkness of speedwork!

RunDave said...

If I do end up getting these shoes, I'm sure they will only come out as "Sunday best". Or is that "Sunday personal best"?

Susan said...

Woo Hoo! That is fabulous! Red shoes and a medal . . . it doesn't get much better!

E-Speed said...

Congrats on the top 3. Some days a PB just isn't in the cards. Sounds like you worked hard though and your efforts paid off. Can't wait to see the flats you buy!

Curly Su said...

cool! congrats!

Ewen said...

A good 10k Dave. You should have bought the racing flats before the race!