4639 total / 0 in 2018

5k <18 min, 10k <36:30, 1/2 marathon <1:20, marathon <2:55, Boston 2014

Reid ran: After being cheated o...

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  • 3 miles
  • 00:18 time
  • 05:50 pace
  • 313 calories
  • 318 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 5/5 Effort.
    effort 5/5
great Summer Series #4 5k 3.12 mi 00:18 05:50 pace

After being cheated out of a PR in my last 5k, and seeing how fast I ran the first 5k of my half marathon last weekend, I knew I'd be getting a PR today. I didn't know by how much, but I knew I was capable of under 18:30. My previous PR was 18:34 from like 7 years ago, so this was a long time coming.

It was such a nice morning. Pretty cool for this time of year in Phx. Only about 80 degrees. I ran into an old friend at the start, and saw a couple others I recognized from DM (Jim P. and Donovan K.), but had never met in person, but I wasn't able to talk with them.

My goal was to run 5:55s. My first mile popped up as 5:40, and I was feeling pretty good, but my second mile fell to a 6:06. Don't know how that happened. No worries though, I knew I was still ahead of PR pace. I could see Jim just a little ahead of me, and I knew that if I kept him in my sight, I'd probably do alright. Over the next mile, I gradually got closer and closer to him, and ran a 5:53. All that was left was make it to the finish line. Just after mile 3, some high schooler caught me, and I stuck with him across the line for a 20 second PR!

I wanted to talk to Jim afterward to thank him for motivating me, but he disappeared. So, if you read this Jim, thanks for pushing me this morning! It was also nice to run into Brian S. afterward, and Adam R. during the race. Great job everyone!

Official stats
Total time - 18:14
Overall place - 42nd
Age group - 5th

  • Nathan W.
    Nathan W.

    Once again you're living up to your moniker, Speedy Reidy! 18:50 is my 5K PB but I know that I'm capable of sub-18:30, it's just a matter of time.

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Jeff G.
    Jeff G.

    Glad I could do my part to motivate you from about ten minutes behind you. I feel like I deserve some of the credit for your PR. Ha ha great race!!

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • R B.
    R B.

    Great Job Reid!! Congrats on the new 5k PR, you are on a roll man.. Keep it up...

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Martin S.
    Martin S.


    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Henning
    Henning Good Luck
    Good Luck:

    congrats on an excellent PR!

    almost 7 years ago

  • Alun
    Alun Congrats

    Amazing job Reid!

    almost 7 years ago

  • Chris S.
    Chris S. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Congrats on the PR! Great job and keep up the hard work!

    almost 7 years ago

  • Fred B.
    Fred B. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Great job!

    almost 7 years ago

  • Ted R.
    Ted R. Congrats

    I knew you were going to rock it and you did ! You were smoking the entire course. Congratulations Reid !

    almost 7 years ago

  • Adam R.
    Adam R. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    NICE WORK!!! You looked really strong when I saw you. Those ARR races have SUCH competition!

    almost 7 years ago

  • Anthony H.
    Anthony H. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Awesome race Reid!

    almost 7 years ago