The Ups and Downs of Racing

In racing, just as in life, we must take the bad with the good.  That was certainly the case this weekend for both myself as a coach and the runners I coach.

Thursday – 10k track race – DNF

Saturday – half marathon – Lifetime PR
Saturday – half marathon – Seasonal PR
Saturday – half marathon – DNF
Sunday – 5k road race – PR (first race ever)
While we had mixed results, we came away with some PR’s and some great lessons.  We might have posted poor results, but in the end, these results will make us better and stronger as both runners and as humans.  And as we all know, one bad race doesn’t make a bad season.
Here are some of the positives from the weekend…
Emilio busted out more PR’s.  It seems like every week he is setting an “over 30” or a lifetime best.  Today was a lifetime best.  En route to his 1:46, he also PR’ed at 10k and 15k.  Way to go E!

Adam also had a good race – his first – and ran a cool 8:20 pace (which also happens to be about the time I suspected he could run).  I’m really excited about working with Adam because he’s so new to the sport.  It’ll be fun to see how much he grows as we work together.

Patty also ran a great race – and while it wasn’t her absolute best, she’s more than happy to come away with a very respectable time!  Onward to the ING NYC Marathon!  And congrats on graduating!

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