Don’t You Believe It

“They” say (and you know who they are are) that your pace drops by a minute per mile every year you age after some time (I can’t always remember everything they say). Well don’t you believe it. (Actually I don’t believe it either because a minute a mile per year would mean that if you run a 10 minute mile at 40 you will be running a 20 minute mile at 50 and that’s not right). Oh well – “they” say you slow with age but I love proving “them” wrong.

In 1997 I ran the ‘Run to the Far Side” 5K in 38:23 at a pace of 12:21 per mile. That was 9 years ago. Today I ran the Bah Humbug 5K in (according to the clock over the finish line and my Garmin) drumroll please……


That would be a 9 minute improvement. And lest a certain someone from Boulder Colorado think I haven’t grasped the magnitude and importance of this event –
that would be a

proving yet again that I am not getting older – I’m getting better.

* I’m not sure what my official time will be becaue it was one of those races where you end up in a chute full of people waiting and waiting to hand them your slip. We’ll see.

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16 Responses to Don’t You Believe It

  1. Danielle says:

    Congratulations! That’s a minute *off* your pace per year!

  2. nancytoby says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Well done!I’m hoping to crack 30 minutes next year when I’m as FAST AS Y0U!

  3. DebbieJRT says:

    congratulations! isn’t it great when you get one?!?

  4. Juls says:

    Believe your time over the events because I discovered how they time these runs when I scolded my friend (name will be withheld) for jumping shoots. She told me that she didn’t think that it mattered but she emailed the race just to be sure. She was surprised at their answer. They spot some bib numbers and fit the tags that fall in between at evenly timed distribution. Not very “official” if you ask me. This is especially true if there are several shoots like the one where she asked (Far Side).Congratulations on your PR.

  5. Bex says:

    Congrats on the awesome PR! And I think you will get faster in the coming few years, too.

  6. Firefly's Running</ says:

    Awesome job!! Yayyyyyyyy!

  7. Firefly's Running</ says:

    Awesome job!! Yayyyyyyyy!

  8. susie says:

    Way to go!! You’ve worked hard for this…and I agree–it just gets better:) Congrats!!

  9. Janice says:

    Contratulations!!! You must feel extremely proud:)

  10. Bolder says:

    a 9 minute improvement!so did you PR?because if you did, you really shouldn’t be shy about letting peeps know…PR!

  11. Jessica says:

    “Not getting older, getting better” – Right on!

  12. Dori says:

    That’s great! Congratulations.

  13. Laurie says:

    Congratulations on your awesome PR!You are definitely getting better with age.

  14. Vickie says:

    Great job. Now on to 28!

  15. WADDLER26.2 says:

    Great job! You are tough. We over 50 crowd just get better.

  16. jeanne says:

    nice work. i plan on getting faster too. some day.

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